While most people were celebrating America with their friends and families on July 4th, CNN was waging war against a Reddit user who supposedly created a GIF of Donald Trump body-slamming someone with the network’s logo superimposed over his face.
The brief video, which was tweeted by the president but not created by him, reportedly became his second-highest retweeted post.
From CNN’s exposé of Reddit user “HanAssholeSolo,” whom the “news” network claims created the GIF:
CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange asserts that could constitute a felony by CNN, arguing the network “coerced” the anonymous user into giving up his First Amendment right.
Assange went on to claim the network committed a felony for conspiracy to force the man to stop giving his opinion about CNN and Trump.