Creator Of Trump’s Takedown Of CNN Video Apologizes To The Network

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The Reddit user who initially claimed credit for President Donald Trump’s tweet that showed Trump tackling CNN issued an apology Tuesday for the video and other offensive content he posted — one day after CNN identified the man behind the account and attempted to make contact with him.

The Reddit user first shared the GIF last Wednesday of Trump pummeling a wrestler with CNN’s logo imposed on his face. CNN could find no earlier instance of the GIF. The GIF was later edited into a video with sound and tweeted by the President on Sunday. Soon after, the Redditor’s other posts, some of which included racist and anti-Semitic imagery, quickly circulated on social media.

On Monday, CNN’s KFile attempted to contact the man by email and phone after using identifying details on the man’s Reddit page to find him on Facebook.

On Tuesday, the man, who CNN chose not to identify after he showed remorse, posted his apology on the subreddit /The_Donald and deleted all of his other posts.

“First of all, I would like to apologize to the members of the reddit community for getting this site and this sub embroiled in a controversy that should never have happened,” he wrote. “I would also like to apologize for the posts made that were racist, bigoted, and anti-semitic. I am in no way this kind of person, I love and accept people of all walks of life and have done so for my entire life. I am not the person that the media portrays me to be in real life, I was trolling and posting things to get a reaction from the subs on reddit and never meant any of the hateful things I said in those posts. I would never support any kind of violence or actions against others simply for what they believe in, their religion, or the lifestyle they choose to have. Nor would I carry out any violence against anyone based upon that or support anyone who did.”

The user further apologized for calls for violence against the press in his statement on Reddit.

“The meme was created purely as satire, it was not meant to be a call to violence against CNN or any other news affiliation,” he wrote. “I had no idea anyone would take it and put sound to it and then have it put up on the President’s Twitter feed. It was a prank, nothing more. What the President’s feed showed was not the original post that was posted here, but loaded up somewhere else and sound added to it then sent out on Twitter. I thought it was the original post that was made and that is why I took credit for it. I have the highest respect for the journalist community and they put their lives on the line every day with the jobs that they do in reporting the news.”

The apology has since been taken down by the moderators of /The_Donald subreddit. Read more at CNN.



  1. But yet Snoop Dogg can shoot the President, Maddona can blow up the White House, and they can assassinate the President on a stage in Central Park, and NOTHING happens to them. NOTHING! It’s all “free” speech. Is it only a one way street?

  2. Test fire bad sedition.

    Trump is a flair for hate. Will we now see journalists attacked? If there was a jewish star instead of CNN we would fear. The journalist should not feel his life is at stake for the sense of a bully president waking the ignorant to his internal conflicts and reason.

    Sounds like Hitler. Scape goat the media.

    • When you start with the Hitler comparisons, you lose the argument. End of conversation. You are obviously a pampered immature ignoramus who has no clue of what took place during Hitler’s reign.

      • It’s not a comparison. It’s a notation of tactic.

        However you look at it, scapegoating got many killed. Dare anyone fear the result of Mr. Trump? Needed history lessons were missed.

  3. Such babies. Amazing. and when they make a Shakespeare play “adapted for our times” to assassinate Trump – that’s “just a wonderful play”… but reselling – a sport – is real violence… The hypocrisy is just amazing!

    • Rooster of the day. The sun rises and you caw. Clearly there are levels by which society is bemused. The play may indeed be a dramatic scare but it is only a symptom of what is wrong in society. Trump is a high office. He should bemuse none. Dire scary culture.

  4. Att this is a misleading fake news article. CNN blackmailed the kid to apologize. That’s admission under duress. Please correct the story.

    • Definitely true and CNN should be fined for blackmailing. Liberals think they can do whatever they want against a legally elected president, but if someone does it to them they threaten. The more the libs attack the President the lest chance they will have winning in 2024.


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