Trump Adviser Defends CNN Tweet: ‘No One Would Perceive That as a Threat’


Sunday on ABC “This Week,” Trump homeland security and counterterrorism adviser Tom Bossert said “no one would perceive” Trump’s tweet showing him wrestling a CNN logo “as a threat.” Partial transcript as follows: RADDATZ: Obviously President Trump has taken some video and put a CNN mic logo on who he’s beating up. Can I just get your reaction to that? BOSSERT: Well, my first time seeing it, Martha, but, first, thank you for having me on the show. I very much appreciate it.  I guess my first reaction to that tweet would be the same as any of the president’s tweets. There’s a lot of cable news shows that reach directly into hundreds of thousands of viewers, and they’re really not always very fair to the president. So I’m proud of the president for developing a Twitter and a social media platform where he can talk directly to the American people. In fact, he’s the most genuine president and the most non-politician president that we’ve seen in my lifetime. And he’s demonstrated — whatever the content of that particular tweet is or any tweet, he’s demonstrated a genuine ability to communicate to the people. RADDATZ: He certainly can communicate to