White House: The Media Can’t Take A Joke

The Daily Beast reports:

Of the three senior Trump administration officials contacted on Sunday by The Daily Beast, all said that the tweet was both justified and amusing. Officials spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak freely.

“I thought it was funny,” one White House official said. “Glad [Dan] Scavino and the president did that.” Scavino is Trump’s White House director of social media, and his taunts and attacks on Twitter have sometimes directly foreshadowed some of @realDonaldTrump’s own tweeted salvos.

“The president fights back,” another senior Trump aide added. “It’s rich that some of you people [in the media] can never take a joke.” “Pure Trump,” another official tersely messaged. When asked if they were concerned that these kinds of messages Trump sends could encourage actual physical violence against journalists, all officials ignored the follow-up questions.

The wrestling clip was created by a Reddit user whose now-deleted page contained uses of the N-word, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim memes, and of course, the word “faggot.”