American basic cable and satellite television news channel, Cable News Network (CNN) is lamenting the tweet jabs US President Donald Trump is throwing at the TV network.
GOP strategist and CNN commentator, Ann Navaro called the President’s tweets an incitement to violence against reporters.
“This is just going way too far,” she said, adding: “The president of the United States is inciting violence against the free press. In America we cannot stand for it.”
In what the president claimed was a “modern day presidential” use of social media, President Donald Trump tweeted a video of him assaulting a wrestler with the CNN logo superimposed on his face.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
He included #FraudNewsCNN and #FNN in his tweet, two hashtags he has recently introduced in his continued loggerhead attacks against the network owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner, and founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner.
“It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters.
“Instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, dealing with North Korea and working on his health care bill, he is involved in juvenile behaviour far below the dignity of his office,” said CNN in a statement.
“My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s modern day presidential. Make America Great Again!” Trump submitted in his modern day presidential tweet.
My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
However, CNN said, it is unfazed by the president’s antics.
“It is disgusting by this president, yet one more disgusting act.
“We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his,” the statement added.
Donald Trump presidency has been matched by a steady flow of protests since after his election and inauguration, and his antagonism against the media is something else. It is yet to be seen when this antagonism will stop.
GOP strategist and CNN contributor Ana Navarro responds to Pres. Donald J. Trump CNN tweet: "The president of the United States is inciting violence against the free press—and America, we cannot stand for it." http://abcn.ws/2tFpUAu
Posted by ABC News on Sunday, July 2, 2017