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.
SEE ALSO: CNN to Trump: Do your job
I’ve tried to explain what happened, below.
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…