Video: ‘CNN SUCKS!’ Jim Acosta Heckled by Massive Crowd of Trump Supporters at Tampa Rally

CNN’s Jim Acosta was brutally heckled by a “massive, angry crowd” of Trump supporters at a rally in Tampa where President Trump is scheduled to speak Tuesday night. Loud boos and chants of “CNN sucks!” erupted when Acosta stood to give a report from the rally. One protester held a “CNN Sucks” sign behind Acosta.

Emily L. Mahoney with the Tampa Bay Times posted a video clip, “[email protected] is trying to do a stand-up at #trumptampa and the crowd is booing and chanting “CNN sucks” behind him.”

Other Florida reporters also posted video clips:

Zac Anderson with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, “[email protected] being heckled by crowd at @realDonaldTrump rally in Tampa, people screaming “CNN sucks” and “you’re a liar” and chants of “fake news” and “Trump, Trump””

Evan Donovan, WFLA-TV, MASSIVE, ANGRY CROWD gathering behind @CNN’s Jim @Acosta at the #TrumpTampa Rally yelling “CNN Sucks!” It’s getting ugly. Jim is a true professional, handling it well. Easy to see this could get out of hand. @WFLA”


Roberto Roldan, WUSF-FM, “At the Trump rally here in Tampa, Florida. Still about 2 hours out from the start, but a group of supporters have gathered around the press pen chanting “CNN sucks” as Jim @Acosta as he tries to go live. @wusf”

Oliver Redsten, WINK-TV, “Hundreds of protesters are lined up behind CNN’s Jim @Acosta chanting “Fake News” “CNN Sucks” and the occasional “F—- you Jim””

NBC’s Ali Vitali, “This is what’s happening at the Trump rally in Tampa as @Acosta does a live shot. Folks booing, shouting “traitor,” and “you’re a liar.”

Mediaite reported Acosta fact-checked the protesters on air with Wolf Blitzer.

“At one point Acosta told Wolf Blitzer, “You can hear there is a chorus of boos and other chants from this Trump crowd here… saying things like ‘CNN sucks,’ ‘go home,’ and ‘fake news.’ Wolf, obviously all of 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.””

YouTube video posted the Washington Free Beacon:

UPDATE: One more:

Octavio Jones, Tampa Bay Times:

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