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Donald Trump Jr. Joins CNN Battle By Sharing This Meme - Calls It "Best"

President Donald Trump has been engaged in a war of words with CNN for some time now, and the war has been expanded to include the use of memes. Last weekend, the commander-in-chief made social media explode by sharing a GIF of a doctored video that showed him ‘beating up’ CNN. Donald Trump Jr. joined in the fun this weekend by sharing yet another meme.

As the Independent Journal Review shares, Trump Jr. was fascinated with a new doctored clip that was a parody of the hit 1980’s movie ‘Top Gun.’ In the clip, the president can be seen eyeing down a target - in this case, CNN - and then blowing it up.

“One of the best I've seen,” Trump Jr. wrote.

Keeping with recent tradition, a number of users took serious umbrage with his post.

“Reporting this for targeted harassment. This is disgusting,” shared one user.

"What the hell is wrong with this family? Have they no shame? Wow," commented another user.

While the latter user posed a fair question that other users may have been wondering as well, the former’s tactic of running to tell the teacher lends itself to being a wee bit over the top. Inflammatory? Maybe, depending on your perspective. Harassment? Hardly, especially when you consider what passes for ‘news’ coverage on CNN these days.

The network has taken a decidedly anti-Trump stance in its coverage, and it makes no attempt to hide it whatsoever. The channel’s ridiculously crowded panels - besides being nearly impossible to follow - have made a sport out of Trump bashing, and every day is treated as End of the World Eve. In CNN’s collective mind, Trump and his administration do absolutely nothing right. Trump sought the presidency solely to enrich himself, and he’s being assisted in his efforts by the Russians every step of the way.

That take may play well with those that exist in the same liberal echo chamber, but it’s remarkably transparent and hyperbolic to just about everyone else. Different strokes for different folks, but the network is far from innocent in the proverbial war of words. Nonetheless, they would like you to believe that they are, as evidenced by a statement released in the wake of Trump’s wrestling GIF.

“It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters,” the statement read in part.

As Homeland Security adviser Thomas Bossert pointed out, that’s a leap worthy of Evel Knievel.

"No one would perceive that as a threat. I hope they don’t,” he said. "I do think he’s being beaten up in a way on cable platforms that he has a right to respond to."

All that being said, it’s a bad look for Trump or Trump Jr. to be sharing childish images as a means of advancing a war of words against a network of talking heads. CNN has done more than enough damage to its own credibility with the way that it has handled the Trump administration, and the bill is coming due on that. The Trumps don’t need to add to it, as nature is already taking its course.

Source: Independent Journal Review, Independent
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