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Trump tweets video of himself tackling, punching 'CNN'

(RNN) - Donald Trump's attack on CNN has now gotten literal.

Sunday morning Trump tweeted a video of him attacking and repeatedly punching "CNN."

The video is an altered version of a WWE stunt Trump was involved with.

CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter tweeted the video had been posted to Reddit earlier in the week.

Trump tweeted Saturday he would call CNN "Fraud News" and "FNN" rather than the "fake news" moniker he has been using.

Trump tweeted the media were trying to convince him to stop posting on social media. He also said "I am president and they're not" while speaking to veterans Saturday. He posted that it was "not presidential - it's MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL."

The post comes at a time when Trump is under fire for personal attacks on MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Trump has not backed away from those comments.

The video also stands in contrast to statements by Trump and his staff that he does not condone violence.

CNN responded by quoting deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying, "The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence, if anything quite the contrary."

CNN also issued a statement that said, "It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters."

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