Rethinking that CNN wrestling video – A win-win for Trump and CNN

Earlier this month, CNN expressed outrage when Trump posted a video showing him bodyslamming and punching the network.

It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters.

But I think they’re misreading it, perhaps intentionally.  In the video, Trump inflicts fake violence on Vince McMahon, presumably with McMahon’s consent.  Trump gets free media coverage.  McMahon gets a ratings boost for his little wrestling show.  It’s a win-win.

After the original attack, McMahon even expressed fake outrage in response to the fake violence.  “I’ll never forget this!  I’ll never forget this!”


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