Chris Cillizza, a political analyst for CNN, deleted a tweet he sent out Tuesday that included an image appearing to show President Trump in crosshairs. In a separate tweet, Cillizza said the graphic was unintended and the result of a computer program he and his team used. “I’ve deleted a GIF about President Trump,” he wrote. “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.” A GIF is a type of digital graphic that sometimes show motion in the image. Cillizza sent the initial tweet Tuesday morning using a photo of Trump, who spoke that day at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Washington. “Donald Trump, pointing to heavens to commemorate police officers killed in the line of duty,” Cillizza wrote in the since-deleted post. Mike Cernovich, an online provocateur and Trump supporter, saved an image of Cillizza’s tweet and called it “an assassination threat on our President!” Images of crosshairs have drawn controversy in politics in the past.
It’s hard to explain this Tweet pic away as anything other than a pic of Trump in a rifle crosshair lens. Chris just got busted, and is doing his level best to tip toe his way out of it. And CNN wonder’s why it’s ratings are in the toilet. People are sick of this crap. Just fathom if a journalist had done this to Obama… The story would be EVERYWHERE, and there would be people saying it was a “hate crime” and so on…and we ALL know it. Typical liberal media hypocrisy. Anyway, to see the pic in question, click on the text above and you be the judge.