Redditor Behind Trump-CNN Wrestling Video Issues Lengthy Apology, Deletes User Account

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The Reddit user credited for creating the video depicting President Donald Trump “attacking” CNN in a wrestling ring issued a lengthy apology on Tuesday, saying “I am in no way this kind of person” and that they did not advocate violence against the media.

The user, “HanAssholeSolo,” issued the apology after CNN reportedly discovered their real identity. The user has since deleted their account on the social news site.

The controversy over the video was sparked Sunday when Trump tweeted the clip from his private Twitter account. The footage is originally from 2007, when Trump appeared on WWE’s WrestleMania and beat up WWE owner Vince McMahon. In the repurposed GIF, CNN’s logo was superimposed on McMahon’s head. “#FraudNewsCNN,” the president tweeted, echoing his oft-repeated message that “fake news” is prevalent in the mainstream media.

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