Chants of “CNN sucks” could be heard in the background as CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta reported live from the president’s Monday rally in Florida.
“Members of the crowd at President Trump’s rally in Florida chant ‘CNN sucks’ as @Acosta is live on air,” the official Twitter account for the Daily Caller tweeted Monday evening, accompanied by a video of Acosta being jeered by Trump rally attendees.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 12, 2020
“And as this crowd is chanting that there are members of the press here who suck, I should also point out what also sucks — getting the coronavirus,” Acosta says in the clip in response to the jeers.
Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged the Daily Caller’s Twitter post saying, “Fact check: true.”
Fact check: True
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 13, 2020
His comment prompted a response from Acosta, who posted an article from Mediate focusing on his response to the hecklers, headlined, “Jim Acosta Fires Back as Trump Rally Goers Chant ‘CNN Sucks’ in Live Shot: ‘What Also Sucks? Getting the Coronavirus.’”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 13, 2020
(Read more from “CNN’s Jim Acosta Responds to Hecklers Yelling ‘CNN Sucks’ During Live Report at Trump Rally” HERE)