It was a rough day for CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who was heckled by an angry crowd at a Trump rally. People, including one infuriated lady, chanted “CNN sucks!” and told the reporter to “go home.”
The heated encounter occurred as Republican supporters gathered on Monday night at Airport High School in West Columbia, South Carolina, where US President Donald Trump held a campaign rally for Governor Henry McMaster, who is running in the state primary. CNN sent White House correspondent Jim Acosta to cover the massive GOP rally.
Acosta, who has challenged Trump on numerous occasions in the past, was waiting for the president’s arrival in the press area. All of a sudden, members of the crowd showed up holding signs that read “CNN fake news.” As their wrath grew, they began chanting “Go home, Jim!”
Note that this was at a political event, where attendance is optional and part of work for Acosta — not when he was at home, or off work at say a restaurant.
hat-tip Stephen Neil