WH Officials Defend Trump’s ‘Funny’ CNN-Wrestling Tweet: Media Can’t ‘Take a Joke’

White House officials are reportedly saying that President Trump‘s tweeted CNN takedown is both highly entertaining and quite justified.

As Trump continues to take flak for his latest jab against his least favorite network, The Daily Beast reached out to the White House to get a reaction from the president’s latest remarks. Three officials spoke on the condition of anonymity, and here’s what they had to say about the tweet:

“I thought it was funny,” one White House official said. “Glad [Dan] Scavino and the president did that.”

“The president fights back,” another senior Trump aide added. “It’s rich that some of you people [in the media] can never take a joke.”

“Pure Trump,” another official tersely messaged.

Trump’s tweets have prompted a new wave of discussion about whether his anti-media rhetoric could encourage violence against journalists. The Daily Beast states they tried to follow-up with the three officials they corresponded with before, but they did not receive a reply to their questions about this possibility.

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