As with so many things having do with the president in 2017, this mess started with a tweet. 

You’ve probably seen a few tweets about a gif — something to do with Reddit, Trump, and CNN — many of them infused with a lot of 140-character anger. From there, fans of President Donald Trump and their most-hated media outlet, CNN, were on yet another collision course. 

I’ve tried to explain what happened, below.

The tweet

On Sunday, July 2, Trump tweeted this short video along with the hashtag #FraudNewsCNN.

The tweet was derided as — at the least — making light of attacks on journalists. Trump has said the press is the “enemy of the people,” and the video seemed another significant bullet point in a growing list of the president’s anti-media rhetoric.  Read more…

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