CNN’s Jim Acosta proudly reported that he would continue covering a rally for President Donald Trump despite a large crowd heckling him while he was live on the cable news channel, the Blaze reported.
“Wolf Blitzer went live to Acosta at the rally in Tampa, Florida, Tuesday. Trump was speaking in support of the gubernatorial campaign for Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.).”
“There is no other way to describe what the White House is doing these days, Wolf,” Acosta reported, “top officials including the president are hiding from the press.”
“And Wolf, just to give you a sense of what’s happening right now,” he added, “you can hear there is a chorus of boos and other chants in this Trump crowd here in Tampa, Florida.”
“They’re saying things like ‘CNN sucks,’ ‘go home,’ and ‘fake news,’” he said.
“Wolf, obviously all of those things are false,” Acosta continued, “we’re staying right here, we’re going to do our job and report on this rally to all of our viewers here tonight, Wolf.”
“As you should, all right Jim,” responded Blitzer.
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— Zac Anderson (@zacjanderson) July 31, 2018
WATCH: The crowd at Trump’s Tampa rally lets Jim Acosta know just how much they love him. 😂 pic.twitter.com/Xisl4EgtTW
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 31, 2018
Trump has voiced his displeasure with CNN in the past, labeling the network “fake news,” calling out Acosta in particular for his biased reporting about the president.