Forces him to apologize and take it down.

Got to admit that if it were most Americans they would take it down too given most Americans can’t afford a legal battle.

This is where Trump ought to tweet about what bullies and pussies CNN are.

The Reddit user who initially claimed credit for President Donald Trump’s tweet that showed Trump tackling CNN issued an apology Tuesday for the video and other offensive content he posted — one day after CNN identified the man behind the account and attempted to make contact with him.

Reddit user “HanA**holeSolo” first shared the GIF last Wednesday of Trump pummeling a wrestler with CNN’s logo imposed on his face. CNN could find no earlier instance of the GIF. The GIF was later edited into a video with sound and tweeted by the President on Sunday.

On Reddit, “HanA**holeSolo” took credit for inspiring the tweet. Soon after, “HanA**holeSolo’s” other posts on Reddit, some of which included racist and anti-Semitic imagery, quickly circulated on social media.

Now the user is apologizing, writing in a lengthy post on Reddit that he does not advocate violence against the press and expressing remorse there and in an interview with CNN for other posts he made that were racist and anti-Semitic.

The apology came after CNN’s KFile identified the man behind “HanA**holeSolo.” Using identifying information that “HanA**holeSolo” posted on Reddit, KFile was able to determine key biographical details, to find the man’s name using a Facebook search and ultimately corroborate details he had made available on Reddit.

On Monday, KFile attempted to contact the man by email and phone but he did not respond. On Tuesday, “HanA**holeSolo” posted his apology on the subreddit /The_Donald and deleted all of his other posts.

“First of all, I would like to apologize to the members of the reddit community for getting this site and this sub embroiled in a controversy that should never have happened,” he wrote. “I would also like to apologize for the posts made that were racist, bigoted, and anti-semitic. I am in no way this kind of person, I love and accept people of all walks of life and have done so for my entire life. I am not the person that the media portrays me to be in real life, I was trolling and posting things to get a reaction from the subs on reddit and never meant any of the hateful things I said in those posts. I would never support any kind of violence or actions against others simply for what they believe in, their religion, or the lifestyle they choose to have. Nor would I carry out any violence against anyone based upon that or support anyone who did.”

The user further apologized for calls for violence against the press in his statement on Reddit.

“The meme was created purely as satire, it was not meant to be a call to violence against CNN or any other news affiliation,” he wrote. “I had no idea anyone would take it and put sound to it and then have it put up on the President’s Twitter feed. It was a prank, nothing more. What the President’s feed showed was not the original post that was posted here, but loaded up somewhere else and sound added to it then sent out on Twitter. I thought it was the original post that was made and that is why I took credit for it. I have the highest respect for the journalist community and they put their lives on the line every day with the jobs that they do in reporting the news.”

The apology has since been taken down by the moderators of /The_Donald subreddit.

After posting his apology, “HanA**holeSolo” called CNN’s KFile and confirmed his identity. In the interview, “HanA**holeSolo” sounded nervous about his identity being revealed and asked to not be named out of fear for his personal safety and for the public embarrassment it would bring to him and his family.

CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.

After Trump tweeted the video on Sunday, “HanA**holeSolo” took to Reddit to say he was “honored,” writing “Holy s—!! I wake up and have my morning coffee and who retweets my s—post but the MAGA EMPORER himself!!! I am honored!!” MAGA is an acronym for the President’s campaign slogan: Make America great again.”

In the phone interview on Tuesday, “HanA**holeSolo” said the White House did not ask his permission to use the GIF, and said he probably would have said no if they had.

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  1. Call me Infidel says:

    Trump should get the Russians to host in on Killary’s server 🙂

  2. Eskyman says:

    CNN has dropped their trousers to piss on a hornet’s nest, after tying their shoelaces together. For what they are about to receive, Lord, I give thanks!

    This is an unforced error of astronomical proportions, and Twitter is blowing up about it bigtime!

    Check the hashtag #CNNBlackmail to see what I mean. Big arrogant #LyingMedia outlet picks on a little guy (some reports are that the kid who did the meme is only 15, and just came out as gay) and THREATENS him with doxxing- why, this even got some of the Left on board to punish CNN!

    Make sure you’ve got lots of popcorn, but take it easy on the adult beverages because this ride has just begun, and it’ll be a LONG one! The autists at /pol/ and 4Chan have declared war against CNN, and those guys don’t sleep!

    Those CNN “personalities” would probably feel less pain if they sleep naked in a patch of fire-ants, and I’m loving it! Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch!

  3. Leonard Jones says:

    This is where the Intertubes comes in. CNN is going be on the receiving end of
    a SHITSTORM of videos, tweets, photoshopped images, and viral memes! They
    have unleashed the hounds of hell upon themselves. Within a week they will be
    buried under TONS of manure that will make Mount Everest look like a fucking

    For people who like to claim they identify with young “Hipsters,” they are fossilized
    Stalinists like Hillary Clinton, who’s E-Mail password was “Hillary.” One of Donald
    Trump’s strengths is an understanding the dynamic nature of how information is
    traded in the Internet age.

    The left is made up of one-dimensional thinkers. As PJ O’Rourke put it, they
    believe that if a person takes more than one slice of pizza, some poor bastard
    has to eat the box. They are incapable of comprehending anything that is
    a product of a complex dynamic; Astronomy, physics, atmospherics, economics,

    They simply do not understand that when they sling feces like caged monkeys,
    20 million monkeys on the internet will return the gesture! Bandini Mountain will
    be where CNN HQ used to be, or rather it will be atop where CNN HQ is!

  4. grayjohn says:

    There was one meme. Now there are thousands. CNN is scary smart. Way to go CNN. Soon there will be hundreds of thousands. Will you threaten and bully them all?

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