Former ethics chief calls Trump 'wannabe autocrat' over picture showing CNN as bloody mess on his shoe

The President frequently attacks CNN as 'fake news'

Andrew Buncombe
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sunday 24 December 2017 18:42 GMT
Mr Trump often attacks the media
Mr Trump often attacks the media (Getty)

Donald Trump has launched a new broadside in his long-running attack on CNN - tweeting an image showing the President with the network’s logo “splattered” under his shoe.

The President has long accused CNN and other media outlets of being “fake news” for any coverage he disapproves of. The network has stood its good, recently tweeting that it was “not CNN’s job to represent the US to the world - that’s yours”, after Mr Trump criticised coverage of CNN International he had watched overseas.

In his latest swipe at the cable news channel, the President retweeted an image posted by a Twitter user with the handle @Oregon4Trump.

It showed a picture of Mr Trump in the rear of a limousine, talking on a car phone and bearing the headline “Winning”.

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On the sole of Mr Trump’s left shoe appears to be a splatter mark, along with the CNN logo.

The former director of the Office of Government Ethics under Barack Obama, accused Mr Trump of being a “wannabe autocrat” after the President retweeted the image.

“The wannabe autocrat just retweeted an image depicting CNN’s blood on the sole of his shoe,” said Walter Shaub, a lawyer who has emerged as a frequent critic of Mr Trump.

“These colicky tweets reveal he’s hurting this weekend. They make him (and our country) look weak.”

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