Every day Donald Trump seems to send out a tweet that causes controversy, but his tweet on Sunday morning about CNN stirred up a bit more reaction than usual. Trump fired off a tweet with a video of one of his many WWE appearances, specifically WrestleMania 23. The video had the CNN logo photoshopped over McMahon’s head as Trump tackled him and got plenty of people riled up about his continued attacks on CNN for being fake news.
There were plenty of reactions to Trump’s tweet, from anger to jokes, but there were few that found something respectful about it, aside from Jerry “The King” Lawler, that is. Lawler found it a point of pride that the President of the United States had tweeted out a video with his commentary on it.
It was certainly an interesting way to take the video from Trump, and on his latest podcast, Lawler explained why he was excited about the tweet and felt his critics should “lighten up.”
“Not as much negative reaction as I thought I was going to get,” said Lawler. “To me, it was pretty cool, no matter who the President is. It’s the President of the United States and they put out a tweet and you’re in it. I mean, c’mon! There’s not many people that can say that happened to them, so I just thought it was cool. Everyone just needs to lighten up. That was a funny tweet. You gotta admit, whether you like Donald Trump or whatever, it was the President of the United States putting out a funny tweet. Lighten up. What is wrong with that?”
Lawler clearly doesn’t want people to take his retweet as an endorsement of the President’s policies. However, like with everything involving Trump, it’s impossible to separate policy and politics from the office, even if just in tweets, which is why Lawler felt some of the negative backlash he did.