Trump Tweets Clip Of His Fans Abusing CNN’s Jim Acosta
President Trump on Tuesday night used his Twitter account to promote a video of his supporters at a Florida campaign rally chanting “CNN sucks!” The action was Trump’s latest display of animus toward the network, which he has repeatedly called “fake news” and refused to field questions from its reporters at news conferences.
Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, tweeted the video with the description, “WATCH: Supporters of President Trump Chant ‘CNN Sucks’ During Jim Acosta’s Live Spot at Florida Rally.” The president then retweeted his son’s post.
Trump supporters heckled CNN's Jim @Acosta tonight in Tampa. @NBCNews reporter @AliVitali talked to one of them about why. Learn more: https://t.co/T1yWQdLy7z #11MSNBC #11thHour pic.twitter.com/W4HpR9RvFZ
— 11th Hour (@11thHour) August 1, 2018
Another snapshot from Trump’s Tampa rally, I tried to take a picture with a father and his daughter while people yelled “CNN sucks” in my face. I am sorry that this little girl had to see that. pic.twitter.com/DIHPpCdbb6
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 1, 2018
I enjoy the maga guy booing, but also covering his face with his maga hat because he is also ashamed of himself. That’s interesting. https://t.co/mexScaiUFP
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) August 1, 2018