The apology only came after CNN identified and contacted the man.

The clip is originally from a 2007 appearance Trump made on WWE's WrestleMania in which he tussled with wrestling CEO Vince McMahon. (Fun fact: Linda McMahon, Vince's wife, is now the small-business administrator in Trump's cabinet. Good times.)

Trump's been feuding with the media a lot in recent days, but he has been particularly obsessed with CNN following the network's retraction of a story on Russia.

The network denounced Trump's tweet, saying it encouraged violence against reporters.

The wrestling video was originally lifted from a post on Reddit for Trump's fans. The clip, which had no sound in the Reddit version, was posted by a user named “HanAssholeSolo.”

The wrestling video was originally lifted from a post on Reddit for Trump's fans. The clip, which had no sound in the Reddit version, was posted by a user named “HanAssholeSolo.”

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"Congratulations /u/HanAssholeSolo, your dankery has been tweeted by the President of the United States," a fellow redditor commented on the post after Sunday's tweet.


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