In the moments following President Trump’s WWE-style tweet about CNN, Jim Acosta, the CNN reporter who has been one of the network’s main antagonists toward the Trump administration, rhetorically asked if pro wrestling was fake.
Isn't pro wrestling fake?
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 2, 2017
Not the best idea. Immediately, the word fake was used by Donald Trump Jr. and others to hammer his network.
Yes, just like your coverage. https://t.co/ZLmiTVpDce
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 2, 2017
And the floodgates opened.
Just like the news on CNN…https://t.co/9e8NChsrMt
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) July 2, 2017
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) July 2, 2017
Trap, meet Jim. https://t.co/jaWnxo6NFl
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) July 2, 2017
— Joe Ferry (@inspectorlawyer) July 2, 2017
It's more real than CNN https://t.co/7hiyyT4JXg
— Seth Rollins Guy (@SethRollinsGuy9) July 2, 2017
— John Counts (@frankybean) July 2, 2017
— Stubbornly Me. (@lybr3) July 2, 2017
Less fake than CNN! =D https://t.co/8sZpN6cbi4
— Francisco Rodriguez (@SaviorMex) July 2, 2017
Anyway, you get the point. If Acosta was trying to get ’em with a zinger for the ages, he should have put some more thought into it.