'Donald Trump WWE tweet could be part of White House campaign to break US media', says politics professor

'Donald Trump's CNN tweet could be part of a White House campaign to break US media', says politics professor

Donald Trump posted a video featuring the CNN logo

Monday, July 3, 2017

Donald Trump's now-infamous WWE tweet could be a campaign run by the White House in an attempt to break the US media, according to an international politics professor. 

The US President has tweeted a video showing him attacking a man during a wresting event, however a CNN logo has been edited on to the man's head. He posted it with the caption "#FraudNewsCNN #FNN."

Professor Scott Lucas told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "The tweet came out a little bit later and Trump has never before been able to handle putting a video in his tweet...I think a White House staff member arranged for this with Trump.

"If this is the case, this isn’t just simply Trump going off his head. This a White House campaign going after and trying to break the US media."

He believes this is "the most serious clash since the Watergate period."

Reacting to news of a White House source saying the President may visit Theresa May before he goes to France, Lucas said it seems like "the White House is springing this on Number 10.

"This White House doesn't understand that he isn’t that well received abroad, [but it is still] scrambling for anything they can pass off as a positive headline." 

Listen to the full interview above