This isn't Trump's first tweet depicting violence against CNN, but the timing seemed especially insensitive. Over the weekend, a white supremacist rammed his car into a group of counter-protesters during the Charlottesville rally, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
Griffin, who quickly apologized, felt an immediate backlash. She lost her job co-hosting CNN's annual New Year's Eve special with Anderson Cooper, and faced an onslaught of outrage from Trump, his family and his supporters.
I'm wondering if the 55,000+ people in Michigan Wisconsin and Pennsylvania who voted for & ultimately electedTrump feel the same way today— Bruno Hugo (@BHPIII13) August 15, 2017
Like hell it was. He know what he was doing. He did this because he was caught. He is a petty man with mental issues. Unfit to serve.— Cloud Strife (@hsojlightfoot) August 15, 2017
Jared submits wrong form, assistant hit send too soon. DJT retweets an image, it's inadvertent. If we can't trust them w/ a keyboard, then??— Sheryl 🏳️🌈 (@psybrdoc) August 15, 2017