Over the past 24 hours the media searched through the posting history of Reddit user “HanA**holeSolo,” the user account where the Trump Beatdown CNN video originated. Many jumped to the conclusion that the person behind the username was a random hateful troll who was just posting crap because he could.
Turns out, that’s not the full story as CNN reached out to the owner of the account discovered. The person published an official apology on reddit. Which was taken down by The_Donald subreddit.
What was found out was that the GIF was edited into a video with sound and tweeted by the President on Sunday. The user was apparently shocked that someone picked it up and edited it and then seeing it posted by Trump himself, not really getting that it was supposed to be satire; a joke!
This guy is either lying in his public apology or he is actually a troll. Something tells me that he is actually a troll who doesn’t really even believe any of the things he was posting. Maybe trying to get a rise out of the mods on The Donald subreddit. The public apology to CNN was pretty good and looked as if a lawyer had gone through it and hit all the right places.
The interesting thing is this: CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change. So he obviously “made a deal,” with CNN and apparently has a pretty good lawyer backing him up on the apology front. No real internet troll would have been able to put all that together so fast!
Speculation is running wild over on The_Donald subreddit as savvy Trump supporters realize, “Did we do this? Are we Trump’s news?” Some are wondering if Trump hears their pleas, and if he does indeed, “walk among them.” How ironic if the person behind this was Trump himself and now CNN has the upper hand and won Trump’s war against the media.