CNN host Brooke Baldwin on Monday sharply condemned a video from one of President TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Trump cheers CNN's Cuomo suspension MORE supporter's showing the president killing members of the press and his critics, saying she takes the attack "personally" after the video was screened at a Trump property over the weekend.
"Yes, he kills members of the press in this video. And yes, how could I not take it personally?" Baldwin asked on the air. "But there is so much more to this."
Baldwin called for the president to condemn the video directly and criticized him for not doing so as of Monday afternoon.
"Mr. President, why is it taking you so long to condemn this video?" she asked.
"I don't want to hear from your press secretary, who says you strongly condemn the video," she added. "I want to hear from you."
White House spokeswoman Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamBiden briefly transfers power to Harris while he gets colonoscopy Grisham thinks Trump will run in 2024 and have no 'guardrails' Sunday shows preview: Senate votes to raise debt ceiling; Facebook whistleblower blasts company during testimony MORE tweeted that the president "strongly condemns" the video Monday morning, but Trump has yet to mention it personally.
The CNN host said the president's rhetoric has "amplified distrust in journalism" beyond what would have been acceptable in the past.
"No one would have played this video before," she said. "No one would have thought it would have been OK. But Trump's messaging has had an impact."
The video was shown at a conservative conference over the weekend at Trump's resort in Doral, Florida, The New York Times first reported. The clip uses a scene from "Kingsman: Secret Service" and places the president's picture on a character who violently kills people inside the "Church of Fake News."
The clip ends with the fake Trump jabbing a stake into the head of a person with the CNN logo depicted as their face.