President Donald 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 at times refused to field questions from its reporters at news conferences.
The website Breaking911.com posted video Tuesday of CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta delivering a live report ahead of Trump’s rally in Tampa. Trump supporters can be seen and heard in the background chanting and heckling Acosta.
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’s hostility toward the media extends well beyond CNN. He has repeatedly referred to the media as “the enemy of the people.”
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