CNN's Jim Acosta Finds Himself Face-to-Face With Fed-Up Trump Supporter at Rally

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June 25, 2018Jun 25, 2018

CNN reporter Jim Acosta found himself face-to-face with an elderly President Donald Trump supporter during a rally in South Carolina on Monday — and things quickly turned tense.

The female Trump supporter is seen in several videos confronting Acosta and telling him he doesn’t respect the United States of America.

Eventually, the crowd joined in and started shouting, “Go home, Jim!”

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“I do respect the United States,” Acosta tells the woman in one video.

The woman can then be heard telling Acosta, “You do not respect it.”

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It just got more intense from there.

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Then during a live report on CNN, the crowd again chanted for Acosta to “go home” and someone else held up a “CNN sucks” sign right behind him.

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"As you can hear behind me, Wolf, the crowd is very fired up," Acosta said. 

That’s a tough day at work.

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