July 3, 2017
Hollywood celebrities had a collective freakout on social media Sunday after President Donald Trump tweeted a video from an old wrestling event in which he “body slammed” a man, with the video altered to show a CNN logo superimposed on the man’s head.
Trump’s tweet came after CNN was forced to retract a story last week that had falsely linked presidential transition team member and Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci to a Kremlin-backed Russian investment fund. Three CNN staffers resigned after the retraction, and President Trump captioned his Sunday morning tweet with the hashtags “#FraudNewsCNN” and “#FNN.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
CNN responded to the video with its own statement Sunday, calling it a “sad day” when the president “encourages violence against reporters.”
Below, find more celebrity reaction to Trump’s tweet.
2017 – the year the office of the Presidency forever lost any significance or meaning. https://t.co/l7bxIwVX1Z
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 2, 2017
How the fuck are you a president.
— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) July 2, 2017
Remember the time the president photoshopped the logo of a news company on a person and then tweeted a vid of him fake wrestling that logo?
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) July 2, 2017
I'm dying to know which staffers got to work on it. Who wrote the scheduling memo. Who did the briefing. How quickly comms signed off.
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) July 2, 2017
I highly suggest you take a look at Donald Trumps terrifying last tweet. Its a video of him wrestling 'fake news'
Its hard to accept as real
— Will Poulter (@PoulterWill) July 2, 2017
'To persevere in one's duty, and be silent, is the best answer to calumny.'
George Washington https://t.co/nvhYdTBF0P
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 2, 2017
What???? Please, someone. Get out the straight jacket. https://t.co/B8fUowmJx7
— Kevin Zegers (@KevinZegers) July 2, 2017
White supremacy is such that it allows a clearly diminished man to post this and proceed, but blocked the dignity of Obama at every turn. https://t.co/W6HGiRhC4y
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 2, 2017
Sweetie u cray https://t.co/OkaTiUuLAe
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) July 2, 2017
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 2, 2017
I just want you all to remember…this is a tweet from the "president"…..ok https://t.co/9KqscBCMST
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 2, 2017
25th Amendment. https://t.co/KM4KeakQlI
— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 2, 2017
This article was posted: Monday, July 3, 2017 at 6:47 am