CNN released a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s tweet Sunday morning of a mock video showing him body slamming CNN. The video has gone viral with over two million views since it was posted at 9:21 a.m. EDT.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
CNN’s statement was posted to Twitter by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter just over one hour later.
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CNN statement responding to the president: "We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his." pic.twitter.com/Gn1YRA2DRG
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 2, 2017
“It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters. Clearly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the President had never done so. Instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, dealing with North Korea and working on his healthcare bill, he is instead involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office. We will keep doing our jobs. He should stat doing his.”
Then-CNN host Kathy Griffin upholding the dignity of the office of President of the United States.