The video of Donald Trump body slamming a guy with a CNN logo over his face was a news story for about 15 minutes.
Except at CNN, which can't let the sophomoric tweet by the President go.
The original video was first created by a guy on Reddit.
CNN's Andrew Kaczynski has been trying to track down the guy, because....well....we really don't know why.
Anyway after some deep and dark investigative reporting, CNN was able to track down the Reddit user who goes by the name "HanAssholeSolo" (is anyone surprised?).
It seems that CNN was ready to out Mr. Asshole, so the troll took to Reddit to post and apology.
"First of all, I would like to apologize to the members of the reddit community for getting this site and this sub embroiled in a controversy that should never have happened," he wrote. "I would also like to apologize for the posts made that were racist, bigoted, and anti-semitic. I am in no way this kind of person, I love and accept people of all walks of life and have done so for my entire life. I am not the person that the media portrays me to be in real life, I was trolling and posting things to get a reaction from the subs on reddit and never meant any of the hateful things I said in those posts. I would never support any kind of violence or actions against others simply for what they believe in, their religion, or the lifestyle they choose to have. Nor would I carry out any violence against anyone based upon that or support anyone who did."
The user further apologized for calls for violence against the press in his statement on Reddit.
"The meme was created purely as satire, it was not meant to be a call to violence against CNN or any other news affiliation," he wrote. "I had no idea anyone would take it and put sound to it and then have it put up on the President's Twitter feed. It was a prank, nothing more. What the President's feed showed was not the original post that was posted here, but loaded up somewhere else and sound added to it then sent out on Twitter. I thought it was the original post that was made and that is why I took credit for it. I have the highest respect for the journalist community and they put their lives on the line every day with the jobs that they do in reporting the news."
Because he said he was sorry, CNN says they are not going to out the guy. Not sure why they thought they needed to in the first place, but Kaczynski writes:
"After posting his apology, "HanA**holeSolo" called CNN's KFile and confirmed his identity. In the interview,
"HanA**holeSolo" sounded nervous about his identity being revealed and asked to not be named out of fear for his personal safety and for the public embarrassment it would bring to him and his family.
CNN is not publishing "HanA**holeSolo's" name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change."
No word if CNN will be going after others that post memes on the internet, but if they do, they are going to be very, very busy.