(FOX NEWS) - President Donald Trump tweeted a video of himself beating up a humanoid CNN figure, the latest in a feud between the New Yorker and Time Warner's cable news arm.
The video shows Trump running toward a wrestling ring and tackling a man with a CNN icon for a head, punching him repeatedly in the face.
The clip appears to be edited from a 2007 incident at WrestleMania, where Trump "attacked" wrestling icon Vince McMahon.
In the original clip, during a lull in a fight between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Bobby Lashley, Trump knocks over McMahon and begins beating him.
Trump has been stepping up verbal attacks on the media, cable networks particularly, but an adviser thinks "no one would perceive that as a threat. I hope they don't."
White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert told ABC he thinks Trump as been "beaten up in a way on cable platforms that he has a right to respond to."
Last week, Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump "in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence."
Sunday, a CNN spokesperson responded to Trump's tweet, saying: "It is a sad day when the president of the United States encourages violence against reporters. Clearly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the president had never done so."
Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
Trump began Saturday with tweets critical of MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. He referred to Scarborough as "Crazy Joe" and Brzezinski as "dumb as a rock."
The FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media - but remember, I won....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
....the 2016 election with interviews, speeches and social media. I had to beat #FakeNews, and did. We will continue to WIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017