At a Trump rally in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta attempted to give a live report from the rally, but the enthusiastic crowd had other ideas. Chants of “CNN sucks!” broke out as Acosta did his report.
Acosta was flustered by the chants but still managed to continue on with his report.
Watch it all unfold in the video below.
Acosta later complained about the press being labeled as the enemy of the people and even walked out Thursday’s White House press briefing in protest.
“I’m tired of this,” said Acosta. “It is not right. It is not fair. It is un-American to come out here and call the press the enemy of the people, and Ivanka Trump knows that. I don’t know why her father doesn’t."
On Thursday, Eric Trump made an appearance on Hannity and addressed Acosta’s latest antics.
“So they spew nonsense all day and then little Jim Acosta gets, you know, belittled at a rally, and all of the sudden ‘I’m holier than’ – I mean it’s really incredible,” Trump said.
“I’ve been threatened, our family’s been threatened, all of us. We’ve all had white powder show up at our house,” he continued. “And by the way there’s no moral outrage about that.”
“And you know what, you know how much it was reported, that comment of Melania, which was one of the truly most disgusting, you know what they said about it? Nothing,” he added. “You know who the only person who actually really came to Melania’s bat was Laura Ingraham.”
“CNN sucks. The problem with them, and I try to give them advice, of course, they’re not going to listen,” Hannity replied. “But it’s sort of like the media, they never thought he could win, they mocked that he was running, he beat sixteen other people, he beat the Hillary Clinton machine.”
Watch Eric Trump and Sean Hannity’ full discussion on the media’s behavior in the video below.
Others have joined in on criticizing Acosta’s latest tantrum.
Hopefully, Acosta comes to his senses soon and realizes that his cranky journalist tactics are counterproductive and tiresome.