Crowd chants for CNN's Jim Acosta to "Go home!" as man holds "CNN Sucks" sign ahead of Trump/McMaster rally in South Carolina. pic.twitter.com/Td3XT4qYCa— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) June 25, 2018
CNN’s Jim Acosta covered a spirited Trump rally in South Carolina Monday, with the president’s supporters heckling him while he was reporting live, shouting “Go home, Jim!” and holding signs that read “CNN Sucks.”
One woman, identified as Maria Rojas, also berated Acosta while he was in the press pen, telling him he doesn’t respect America. He insisted he did.
She also wanted him to be taken out of the building, but Acosta explained he had “every right to be” there.
“While we have had some people come up to us and be very nice this evening, I did have an elderly woman come up to me ... and said that we at CNN should get the 'f' out of this auditorium,” Acosta later said on CNN.
Here’s some video of a woman berating @Acosta. This went on for several minutes as many in the crowd cheered her on. As someone who’s covered my share of Trump rallies, it feels like 2016 all over again. pic.twitter.com/j0SF2nFDvG— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) June 25, 2018
CNN has decided to pick fight after fight with Trump and his supporters. Neither is backing down and it is amazing to watch.
Here she is in action: pic.twitter.com/4cc6mYWKsZ— Henry J. Gomez (@HenryJGomez) June 25, 2018