Trump mock video has him beating up his least-favorite cable network

- 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.

Click here for the friendly connection between Trump and Vince McMahon's wife.

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."

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."

Early Saturday evening, the president issued several tweets sniping about news coverage.
Trump said "the fake and fraudulent" news media say he shouldn't use social media. He defended the practice by saying that social media helped him win the election.
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