By Shawn Rice
As God as my witness he is broken in half! President Donald Trump just reimagined his participation in an actual WWE match at WrestleMania as one involving himself clotheslining a person with the “CNN” logo on his head. Of course, Trump was metaphorically trying to show his ability to take down CNN.
In his latest attack against the news network, Trump tweeted a video of himself at a WWE match bodyslamming a person whose head has been covered with a CNN logo. The clip was originally of Trump attacking WWE chief executive Vince McMahon.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
Trump accompanied the video with the hashtags “#FraudNewsCNN” and “#FNN.” In response to Trump’s tweet, CNN posted a quote from Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying that “the president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary.”
The footage comes from WrestleMania 23, which took place in 2007. McMahon and Trump sorta squared off in the “Battle of the Billionaires” at WrestleMania 23, a match that featured their handpicked representatives – Bobby Lashley and Umaga, respectively – fighting to protect the most famous manes in the business.
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin served as special guest referee for the fight. Shockingly, that led to conflict, as Austin doled out his devastating “Stone Cold Stunner” finisher to just about everybody in the ring including the future president of the United States.
Many cited Sanders’ recent claims about Trump following his personal attacks against Brzezinski: “The president in no way form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary, he was simply pushing back and defending himself.”
Isn’t pro wrestling fake?
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 2, 2017
Yes, just like your coverage. https://t.co/ZLmiTVpDce
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 2, 2017
This is the president of the United States https://t.co/cpI5IqHREH
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 2, 2017
25th Amendment. https://t.co/KM4KeakQlI
— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 2, 2017
Happy Fourth of July https://t.co/bgAVoStpAH
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) July 2, 2017
“The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence.” — Sarah Huckabee Sanders, WH press briefing, 3 days ago https://t.co/1W0qLrtn6k
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 2, 2017
America, stand against this. Trump is going to end up getting a media person killed w/this incitement to violence. Maybe then, he’ll stop. https://t.co/IGM0fThtt5
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 2, 2017
Also, this maniac has nuclear codes https://t.co/zO10cdBKXD
— Katie Jacobs Stanton (@KatieS) July 2, 2017
WWE is modern-day presidential, I guess.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) July 2, 2017
The President fake beating up his perceived enemies while a yelling hype man pretends to care is a perfect metaphor for anxious masculinity.
Source:: Business 2 Community