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CNN’s Cuomo deletes damning tweet on Reddit GIF-maker, forgets internet is forever

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Nick Givas, DCNF

*This story has been updated at the end of post.

Co-host of CNN’s “New Day” Chris Cuomo deleted a tweet Wednesday in which he proposed revealing the identity of the Reddit user who posted the CNN wrestling video of President Donald Trump.

“Should CNN reveal name of Reddit user who made trump wrestling video?” the tweet read. “Had a lot of bigoted and hateful material on page and website.”

Cuomo deleted the tweet, but a Twitter user tweeted a screenshot of it and accused the Cuomo of trying to intimidate a teenager in order to suppress negative coverage of his home network.

Cuomo characterized Trump’s attempts to hit back at CNN via social media as an attack on the press and said that Trump was trying to make the media an “enemy of the state.”

Cuomo’s co-host Alisyn Camerota said Wednesday that she believes that CNN is protecting the Reddit user’s safety by not revealing his identity, to which Cuomo replied, “Is that our job?”

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**Update: CNN maintains the Reddit user is not a teenager, but a middle-aged man.

https://twitter.com/KFILE/status/882575268564656129?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizpacreview.com%2F2017%2F07%2F05%2Fcnn-crosses-line-extortion-big-trouble-network-blackmails-teen-posted-trump-wwe-video-510231

That doesn’t change the fact that deleting a threatening tweet looks very damning for the network.

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