How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF
The Reddit user who initially claimed credit for President Donald Trump's tweet issued an apology Tuesday.
The day before his apology, CNN identified the man behind the account and attempted to make contact with him.
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.