CNN Blasts Trump’s “Juvenile” Undignified Behavior

CNBC reports:

President Donald Trump escalated his war of words with the media, sending out an early morning tweet on Sunday that appeared to show him attacking CNN—a frequent target of the president’s ire—in a wrestling-style move.

Some journalists and political observers immediately seized on the tweet as evidence that Trump was encouraging violence against the media—an accusation that Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders disputed just last week.

In a statement on Sunday, CNN responded by branding Trump’s “juvenile behavior” that was “below the dignity” of a sitting president. On Saturday, the president tweeted that his use of social media was in fact an avatar of a “modern day” presidency.

“It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters,” the network said. “Instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his meeting with [Russian President] Vladimir Putin, dealing with North Korea or working on his health care bill, he is instead involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office.”