Donald Trump sparked a furore online on Sunday when he shared a video on Twitter which depicted him body slamming a person with the logo of the CNN television network superimposed over his face.

The 28-second-long video appears to be an edited clip from Trump's appearance in Wrestlemania from a decade ago.

The billionaire businessman-turned-US President is seen attacking a man outside the wrestling ring, before the logo FNN appears on the screen with the words "Fraud News Network" appearing underneath it.

Trump accompanied the video with the hashtags: "#FraudNewsNetwork" and "#FNN."

A host of celebrities have reacted with shock and condemnation to Trump's tweet.

Spider-Man: Homecoming star Zendaya reminded her followers that "this is a tweet from the president", while musician John Legend referenced the 25th Amendment, the piece of the constitution which allows the vice president to become president.

Actress Mia Farrow simply retweeted the video with a series of question marks.

Meanwhile, Harry Potter creator JK Rowling referenced one of the founding fathers of the United States, the first president George Washington, in her comment about the clip.

Talk show host Andy Cohen was succinct in his response, tweeting "Sweetie u cray (sic)".

CNN released a statement about the controversial tweet, which read: "It is a sad day when the president of the United States encourages violence against reporters.

"Instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, ‎dealing with North Korea and working on his health care bill, he is involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office. We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his."