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President Donald Trump's tweeting of a video in which he "beats up" CNN as well as the cable news network's alleged blackmail of the man who created it, are "ridiculous" topics unworthy of serious discission, Bill Kristol, editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard, tells Newsmax TV.

"The whole thing seems to me to be ridiculous, honestly, on every side," Kristol said Wednesday to Newsmax's Steve Malzberg.

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On Sunday, Trump retweeted a video showing him thrashing a wrestler with CNN's logo superimposed over his face, which some say encourages violence against the press. CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski tracked down the video's creator, who allegedly also posted messages with racist undertones.

After the poster apologized, CNN said it would not reveal his name, but reserved the right to do so if he posted anything else offensive in the future. That sparked massive backlash on social media, with many calling it blatant blackmail.

"Trump shouldn't have retweeted it. It's not presidential. The guy himself has a very unpleasant timeline," Kristol told Malzberg.

"CNN [is] patting itself on the back and posturing.... They want to show they were tough. So everyone is behaving ridiculously at this point I think. I don't have much sympathy for any of the players in this in particular."

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President Donald Trump's tweeting of a video in which he "beats up" CNN as well as the cable news network's alleged blackmail of the man who created it, are "ridiculous" topics unworthy of serious discission, Bill Kristol, editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard, tells Newsmax TV.
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