The rally Tuesday night in Tampa, Florida, was entertaining for more than just the obvious reason that President Trump was in town. Besides Trump’s imitation of what people think presidents should normally act like, CNN’s Jim Acosta was heckled and booed by Trump supporters in the crowd.
When Jim Acosta tried to report on the event during live shots to CNN he had to combat the crowd of Trump supporters who could be heard saying things like, “CNN sucks!” You could also hear the crowd chanting, “go home,” and “CNN is fake news!”
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) July 31, 2018
Although Acosta handled the heckling pretty well while reporting back to Wolf Blitzer during the live stream, at one point he explains to Blitzer that the crowd is telling him to go home but that, “We’re staying right here. We’re going to do our job and report on this rally to all of our views here tonight.”
If you know one thing about Jim Acosta, it’s that he doesn’t get over butthurt very quickly. He immediately took to whining on Twitter, and it’s continued throughout the better part of the day today.
Last night he posted this out about the “hostility whipped up by Trump,” and this is not the first time Acosta has used that exact phrase to describe Americans who support President Trump. It is more plausible that the “hostility” between political parties has been “whipped up” by fake news outlets like CNN, and other MSM news outlets, who constantly push negative stories about Trump–to what little viewers they have left.
Read my other article on Acosta’s immature and disrespectful behavior at press events: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/could-acosta-be-banned-permanently-from-white-house-press-events/
Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa. I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy. pic.twitter.com/IhSRw5Ui3R
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 1, 2018
Fellow whiner, I mean commentator and colleague at CNN, Chris Cillizza has been just as butthurt and melodramatic since last night’s rally where America told CNN how they REALLY feel.
In one tweet linking to Acosta’s short 45 second clip of the crowd telling him and CNN, “You suck”, Chris says, “..I like to believe we are all capable of a lot better than this,” to which one reader replies, “Me too.” In addition to her comment, the reader added photos of a few of the victims from anti-Trump protests, showing the contrast between words and actual physical violence. On the same thread, other readers began to post examples of how civil and understanding anti-Trump protesters can be:
I know. Right?
I wish Trump supporters would have a little decorum…Ya know, like the so very dignified anti-Trump supporters do: pic.twitter.com/3m79znobdS
— GK Chesterton Tweets (@GilbertCTweets) August 1, 2018
Eric Trump even got in on the action retweeting a post by @Breaking911 that showed the crowd chanting “CNN sucks,” but Acosta was ready with his cat-like reflexes to respond:
Acosta has had repeated incidents with White House officials and been denied questions by the president.
Fox News host Sean Hannity said late Tuesday that Jim Acosta was being heckled by supporters of President Trump at the Tampa rally due to the network’s “unfair, abusively biased treatment of the president.”
“I’m actually going to give your network some advice, if you have an open mind and an open heart,” Hannity said, addressing Acosta in his opening monologue. “The people of this country are screaming at you for a reason. They don’t like your unfair, abusively biased treatment of the president of the United States.”
“If you want to earn the respect of all Americans, not the coastal elites in California, San Francisco and New York, maybe try reporting the entire story and getting rid of the bias,” Hannity, a staunch supporter of the president, continued. “Maybe examine why people are saying this to us.”
“In other words, coverage like this from the White House correspondent at CNN, this is why they are doing it. Take a look,” the host said while tossing to a montage of Acosta providing opinions in his reporting of Trump in the past.
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