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'CNN' Responds to Trump Take Down Clip with Hilarious Video

The media network responded to the video clip earlier posted by POTUS

Shantanu David |

Updated:July 4, 2017, 3:39 PM IST
'CNN' Responds to Trump Take Down Clip with Hilarious Video
File image of Donald Trump. (Image courtesy: Reuters)
The ideals of democracy have weathered quite a bit of late, most recently exemplified by a video clip edited and tweeted by the official account of POTUS, aka leader of the free world. Journalists, commentators, and anyone with access to internet basically were momentarily silenced when President Donald Trump tweeted an old video of an appearance in WWE, where he physically tackles and forces a man to the ground, in a move known to wrestling aficionados as the 'clothesline'. The only difference of this new posting of an old clip had been digitally edited to change the head man being assaulted by the future president to that of the CNN logo.

The current US administration, and its chief executive, have been vitriolic in their condemnation of free media in the country, especially slamming organizations with "liberal" biases like The New York Times and The Washington Post. CNN has particularly been caught in the President's cross-hairs and his latest tweet is in a series of attacks on the media network.

While he may have silenced the world momentarily, the next moment an inevitable social media storm burst around the world, with critics saying it represented the White House's  view of journalists as enemies as well as validating, even encouraging, attacks on media personnel. Trump supporters, of course, dismissed it as their chief being his usual charming roguish self, a character only they seem to think he possesses. Indeed, many Trump-ers said the President was just having a laugh and accused the media of being unable to take a joke.

In any case, after days of debate, the good folk from the internet released a short clip of its own, with its own digitally enhanced anthropomorphic personification. An interview with "CNN", who sports a clipped Australian accent and the network's logo for a head, begins with the soon-to-be classic lines of "My name is CNN and I was assaulted by the President of the United States." The video, originating on the channel of Australian digital broadcaster SBS Viceland, has been going viral since its release.

With a somber background score on the piano, the almost three-minute video takes a look at the beginning of CNN's travails as Trump started his seemingly never-ending barrage of tweets attacking the network and the constant upping of stakes by the President. Pulling no punches, CNN described the pain it felt as being described by Trump as fake news only matched by the pain it felt at having to describe him as POTUS. The roast doesn't end there.

Check out the clip below:

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