Figuratively speaking, of course. The only people who have really entertained the thought of â€œkillingâ€ has been the unhinged Left and its leaders in the Democratic Party, and it always involves some sort of assassination porn involving Trump.
The only people who have really entertained the thought of â€œkillingâ€ has been the unhinged Left and its leaders in the Democratic Party, and it always involves some sort of assassination porn involving Trump.
Well, the president upped his game against fake news network CNN on Sunday, tweeting out a doctored clip from his pro wrestling days, showing him pummeling an opponent whose face was covered with CNNâ€˜s logo.
And he included in his tweet this hashtag: #FraudNewsCNN and #FNN, the latter standingÂ for â€” what else? â€” Fraud News Network.
Trump has been at war, so to speak, with the Washington establishment media â€” or, more correctly, it has been at war with him, in collusion with the Deep State â€” since he beat two-time presidential loser Hillary Clinton last November.
And while Trump has been volleying with the media here and there, constantly trolling them with early morning tweets that have generally been mild rebukes, he now appears to have decided itâ€™s time to take the gloves off.
Last week one of his White House spokespersons, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, warned the press that Trump had adopted a new combativeness towards what he correctly views is an unfairly hostile media.
When Trump gets â€œhitâ€ by insulting attacks that have nothing to do with policy and everything to do with him personally, â€œheâ€™s going to hit back,â€ she said. â€œHe fights fire with fire,â€ she added, noting that he â€œhas been attacked mercilesslyâ€ by all Washington establishment media outlets. (RELATED: Anatomy of CNNâ€™s fake news scandal: They knew Russian conspiracy hit piece was fake all along, but ran the story anyway)
Indeed, she continued, the American people â€œknew what they were gettingâ€ when voters in a majority of states sent him to Washington: â€œA fighter.â€
And now, apparently, he is a fighter who has taken off his gloves, so to speak.
Itâ€™s about time, frankly. Last week, CNN published yet another fake news story it was forced to retract, claiming a former Trump campaign associate was being investigated by the Senate for alleged improper contact with a Russian financial firm just days before Trump took office (to perpetuate the phony â€œRussian collusionâ€ narrative nobodyâ€™s been able to show any proof of).
Also last week, Trump responded forcefully to yet another attack on his â€œmanhoodâ€ by MSNBCâ€œMorning Joeâ€ co-host Mika Brzezinski, who made a comment about his â€œteensy hands.â€ That tweet, like the most recentÂ CNN wrestling tweet, once again left unhinged Democrats and liberals apoplectic.
Fox News reported on CNNâ€™s response to the Presidentâ€™s latest tweet:
CNN responded almost immediately to Trumpâ€™s tweet on Sunday by referring to a comment last week by White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
â€œThe President in no way form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary.â€ â€“ @SHSanders45 6/29/17,â€ CNNâ€™s public relations office tweeted.
The network later released the following full statement: â€œIt is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters.â€
Sure. But the Left â€” including the irrational, hate-filled hosts and their guests on the various news networks â€” can condone or consciously choose not to condemn anyone on the Left advocating theÂ assassination of the president or otherwise bringing him harm.
CNNâ€˜s assertion was then parroted, as usual, by Democrats: Rep. Ted Lieu of California called it â€œbeyond disturbing.â€
What Trump tweeted was a hilarious wrestling clip altered to fit the current flap with CNN. If the pansies at that network really saw that as â€œthe president supporting violence against journalists,â€ then they are just as likely to also blame spoons for obesity and cars for speeding tickets.
What the president is doing now is simply trolling the media, which has no sense of humor, takes itself far more seriously than the average American, and cannot stand being treated the same way it treats him.
This story was originally published at Trump.news.