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Chelsea Clinton bashes Trump over CNN tweet — then Twitter reminds her she has no room to talk
Chelsea Clinton implies on Twitter that President Donald Trump is not presidential, then Twitter reminds her of her parents and their actions. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Chelsea Clinton bashes Trump over CNN tweet — then Twitter reminds her she has no room to talk

Chelsea Clinton was recently rebuked on Twitter after she implied that President Donald Trump’s controversial CNN tweet makes him unpresidential.

Trump ignited controversy on Sunday when he tweeted a short video of him body-slamming “CNN.” The video was from an appearance Trump made at a WrestleMania event in 2007 and the CNN logo was superimposed over the face of a WWE wrestler that Trump slammed to the ground and then began beating.

Outcry over the tweet was deafening. Many accused Trump of inciting violence against the media. CNN’s Ana Navarro said the tweet would lead to the murder of press members, while others called for Trump’s impeachment over the tweet. CNN host Brian Stelter even compared Trump to brutal dictators like Hugo Chavez over his mainstream media criticisms.

But Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, took a different route.

In a tweet on Sunday, Clinton noted that on the same day in 1776 that Trump made his controversial tweet, the Continental Congress was voting to officially declare independence from Great Britain. But 241 years later, the president of the U.S. was tweeting about being a WWE wrestler body-slamming the media.

"July 2, 1776: Continental Congress votes for independence. July 2, 2017: Trump auditions for @WWE,” Clinton wrote.

Of course, the implication of Clinton’s tweet is that Trump isn’t presidential, or at least that his tweeting and his controversial CNN tweet weren’t presidential. Clinton hammered home that point by contrasting it to what the American founding fathers were doing on that same day in the 18th century.

Indeed, many people shared Clinton’s sentiment. The tweet received more than 8,000 retweets and nearly 22,000 “likes."

However, there were many, many others who disagreed with Clinton, and reminded her that she doesn’t really have room to talk about activity that isn’t presidential given the actions of her parents.

While others pointed out that on July 2 of this year, many Americans are just thankful that Clinton’s mom lost to Trump:

The story of the CNN tweet raged on into Wednesday after CNN was accused of threatening to dox the Reddit user who originally created the controversial video that Trump shared from his Twitter account.

Doxing is to search for the private information of an individual on the internet with the intent of using that information for malicious purposes. In this case, if CNN was to expose the identity of the Reddit user, that person may be subject to death threats and violence, given the politically charged nature of the situation.

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