WATCH: Donald Trump tweets video of himself 'beating up' CNN

A man resembling Mr Trump physically assaults a CNN figure

WATCH: Donald Trump tweets video of himself 'beating up' CNN

Donald Trump is seen assaulting CNN in the video | Image via @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

US President Donald Trump has tweeted out a video, seemingly showing him 'beating up' the news network, CNN.

The video footage shows a wresting ring with one person's face covered by the CNN logo.

Mr Trump then comes up and begins attacking the CNN figure.

He pushes him to the ground and seems to repeatedly punch the caricature in the face.

Mr Trump then stands up and walks away.

Donald Trump is seen in the video | Image via @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

The video loops back and a logo, resembling the red and white CNN logo, appears with the words 'Fraud News Network'.

The footage is taken from 2009, when Mr Trump was involved in a WWE 'Battle of the Billionaires' match.

The video comes as the US president defends his recent attacks against journalists on Twitter.

He has been criticised over comments he made about a pair of US TV hosts.

Mr Trump called Mika Brzezinski "crazy" and labelled Joe Scarborough a "psycho" in a Twitter outburst which the MSNBC presenters described as "unmoored behaviour".

Defending his remarks, the president tweeted: "My use of social media is not Presidential - it's MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL."

Later, Mr Trump claimed the media "is trying to silence us" as he addressed supporters at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC.

He said: "The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House, but I'm President and they're not."

Mr Trump asserted that the media "has destroyed themselves because they went too far", adding that "instead of being subtle and smart they used a hatchet".