CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta responded to supporters of President Donald Trump by saying all of the things that they were chanting against his network on Tuesday were “false.”
Acosta checked in with CNN host Wolf Blitzer to report on the environment of the Trump supporters at the upcoming rally in Tampa Bay, Florida on Tuesday evening. They chanted things like “CNN sucks” and “fake news.”
“Wolf, just to give you a sense of what’s happening right now, you can hear there is a chorus of boos and other chants from this Trump crowd here in Tampa, Florida there, saying things like, ‘CNN sucks,’ ‘go home,’ and ‘fake news,'” Acosta said. “Wolf, obviously all of those things are false.”
“We’re staying right here, we’re going to do our job and report on this rally to all of our viewers tonight,” Acosta added.
Earlier this month, Trump refused to take a question from Acosta during a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May in the United Kingdom, saying that he doesn’t take questions from “fake news.”
“CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN. John Roberts of Fox. Let’s go to a real network,” Trump said.
Trump has personally gone after Acosta several times, calling him “fake news.” While Acosta admitted that he sometimes feels “uncomfortable” while reporting, he said that he is going to continue doing his “damn job.”