This is CNN: The only thing more absurd than Trump in green sniper’s scope is the ‘reason’ it was published

CNN’s Chris Cillizza is under fire after tweeting an image of a sniper’s crosshairs over a picture of President Donald Trump.

The CNN editor-at-large tweeted then deleted the image of the green sniper’s scope over Trump’s face in a tweet captioned, “Donald Trump, pointing to heavens to commemorate police officers killed in the line of duty.”

The GIF caught the attention of many on social media and prompted Cillizza to delete the tweet and blame the software program he used at CNN.

“I’ve deleted a GIF about President Trump. We use @GifGrabber to make our GIFs and it defaults to the image below as a first frame. To clear up any unintended confusion, I’ve removed the tweet,” Cillizza explained.

Some Twitter users claimed to have difficulty reproducing Cillizza’s tweet with GIFGrabber.

Others were happy to save the tweet despite it being deleted, since liberals have such short memories.

Add to short memories the double standard on the left when it comes to calling out what they think is objectionable.

Their silence in the face of Cillizza’s tweet is deafening considering the brouhaha over a map of political opponents under crosshairs posted by Sarah Palin who was accused of inciting violence and even blamed for allegedly inspiring the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords, a claim surprisingly denounced by CNN’s Jake Tapper.

Accident or not, Cillizza’s tweet is another fine example of violent rhetoric from the liberal media.

White House correspondent April Ryan recently implied that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders wanted to ‘physically fight’ during a press briefing, while MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace was so exasperated with Sanders she wondered how someone wouldn’t “wring her neck.”

So far, there have been no calls from their own camp to tone down the hateful rhetoric by liberals. But that is a surprise to no one.

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