Jim Acosta Drowned Out By Chants of ‘CNN Sucks’ During Trump Rally - WATCH
CNN anchor forced to acknowledge the negative sentiment
Anti-Trump White House Correspondent Jim Acosta was drowned out by chants of "CNN sucks" from Trump supporters during the president's Florida rally on Monday.
“But Iowa and North Carolina are really states that should be in the bag for President Trump right now, that’s an indication as to how much trouble he is now,” Acosta said as growing chants of “CNN sucks!” began to drown him out.
Acosta was forced to acknowledge the negative sentiment towards his network.
“And as this crowd is chanting that there are members of the press here who suck, I should also point out what also sucks — getting the coronavirus,” Acosta told Wolf Blitzer.
Trump took to the stage, telling the crowd he was now "immune," one week after his discharge from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center following his coronavirus diagnosis.
Trump's statement is backed up by White House physician Dr. Sean Conley, who declared the last week the president met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s criteria of not posing COVID-19 transmission risk to others.
“Now at 10 days from symptom onset, fever-free for well over 24 hours, and all symptoms improved, the assortment of advanced diagnostic tests obtained reveal there is no longer evidence of actively replicating virus," Dr. Sean Conley's memo read.
"Now they say I'm immune. I feel so powerful. I'll walk in there. I'll kiss everyone in that audience," Trump told the crowd.
Trump added, "when you're the president, you can't lock yourself in the basement."
"I'll kiss the guys and the beautiful women, just give you a big fat kiss," he added.
Acosta, who has frequently sparred with Trump, has, in the past, been barred from the White House after he was accused of trying to keep control of a microphone during a press conference with the president.
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Last month, CNN was forced to drop a live shot of Ariane de Vogue in front of the Supreme Court after hecklers chanted, “Fake News!”