The United States President, Donald Trump's Twitter feed is the stuff of legends, and his tweets seem to be particularly colorful when he goes after the media. CNN has been a frequent target over the past year or so and after the network had to retract a story last week, The President has gone into overdrive with his tweets. However, this morning he tweeted an absolutely bizarre video of himself in which he is shown taking out a CNN avatar.

A new low

The President has had quite a week on Twitter. The week started with him going after CNN following the retraction of their story.

It is important to note that the CNN story about Trump campaigns links to Russia was retracted for non-compliance with editorial standards. Later on, in the week, he went on an astonishing tirade against "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. He called Joe Scarborough a "psycho" and described Brzezinski as being "dumb as a rock Mika."

Naturally, he attracted widespread condemnation, but yesterday, he stated that his social media usage is "modern day Presidential" and around the same time, he started roasting CNN by calling the network '#FraudNewsCNN'.

However, this morning, Donald Trump went on a different tangent altogether and tweeted an old video from one of his appearances in WWE. In the video, which had first surfaced on Reddit, Trump's opponent's face has been replaced with the CNN logo.

Needless to say, the tweet has gone viral with 153000 retweets at last count. It is, without a doubt, a new low for the President since he seems to be advocating violence against a news network that he clearly dislikes.

CNN responds

While it is widely believed that Trump's spontaneity on Twitter is his way of circumventing the mainstream media, his frequent attacks on newspapers and networks have often been anything but presidential.

Considering the sort of tweet that the President sent out this morning, CNN had no option but to respond to the contents of the tweet and call out the apparent advocacy of violence against the network.

Brian Stelter, who is a reporter at CNN, tweeted the network's statement regarding the events that unfolded today. In the statement, the network said that the President's apparent advocation of violence against journalists and television marks a sad day for the office of the President. CNN went on to say that what Donald Trump did amounts to behavior akin to that of a juvenile and is completely at odds with the dignity of his office. The network reiterated that they will continue to do their jobs and it is also hoped that Donald Trump will also get on with his job of being the President of the United States.