President Donald Trump’s tweet featuring 2007 professional wrestling footage of himself body-slamming Vince McMahon-as-a-CNN stand-in has not only fueled daylong coverage on cable news today, but has drawn a barrage of social media responses from Hollywood stars, Beltway pundits and politicians (Republicans not so much, though).
Here’s a sampling.
The point isn't that Trump is inviting violence against reporters (again). It's that he's a POTUS inciting ANY violence, and that he's crazy
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 2, 2017
Please be clear, there is NOT ONE policy, domestic or foreign, that POTUS believes in his core. No core. Only brand and ratings. Dangerous.
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) July 2, 2017
I feel Trump needs a lesson in what the press means to America, & the WH corps walking out or using their cell phones to record is a start.
— Anne Rice (@AnneRiceAuthor) July 2, 2017
I do not think Trump's wrestling tweet is an incitement to violence. But I do think it is a sign that he is a silly man, an embarrassment.
— Chris Weitz (@chrisweitz) July 2, 2017
At this point, getting Trump's tweets banned from Twitter amounts to suppression of evidence for future trials & lawsuits.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) July 2, 2017