Last week, President Trump took to Twitter to launch a personal attack against MSNBC Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski which many people believe took the Presidency to a lower level than Trump had taken his Twitter comments before. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle condemned the attack but it only persuaded Trump to continue his attacks. Last Saturday night, President Trump attacked the media again saying that he was the president and they were not, which got applause from his supporters. But then on Sunday, the President tweeted a gif that showed a reversed view of footage of Donald Trump attacking Vince McMahon of the WWE, but with a CNN logo over McMahon's face.

The footage shows Trump taking him down to the floor, ringside, and beating on him.

Anti-Semitic video source

The Sunday morning news roundup shows viewed the tweet as a threat against them and reporters as many have already been attacked by lawmakers and Trump supporters. Donald Trump's war with the press is familiar and while it's debatable whether it's a threat or perhaps a metaphor for his war with the media, there is also another familiar connection with the video which is the administration's antiSemitism. CNN reported that the origin of the gif is from a user on Reddit who has a reputation for posting anti-Semitic content.

White House Holocaust denial

According to their article titled: "White House stays silent on anti-Semitic connection of Trump's anti-CNN video," the Reddit user goes by the name HanA**holeSolo and had already posted anti-Semitic content before posting the wrestling gif.

The Anti-Defamation League's CEO Jonathan Greenblatt told CNN that the user had a "consistent record of racism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry." But that has also been a history with the Trump campaign and even well into the administration. For instance, this year, it was reported that the administration practiced a form of Holocaust denial which they never fixed, then it was learned that they had allegedly intentionally meant to put across the message of denial.

Obsession with Hitler

At another point, even the White House's own Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that even the leader of the Nazi movement Adolf Hitler didn't use chemical weapons when he tried to make a comparison to condemn Syrian President Assad. Greenblatt also mentioned that by retweeting the video from the bigoted user, that Trump was helping those on the fringes get their message out into the mainstream and that these extremists must be condemned.

White House officials would not respond to the connection with the user's anti-Semitism and denied that the President sourced the video from that user. The user confirmed Trump helping him get into the mainstream when he commented on his video going viral calling Trump the Make America Great Again (MAGA) "emperor" and described his surprise that he got so much attention. The turnover on the story appeared to put enough pressure on the user that he reportedly apologized for his anti-Semitic posts. It was also reported that CNN tried to go after the user for his use of their logo.