President Donald Trump held a rally in South Carolina on Monday. The crowd at the rally was really not happy with CNN’s Jim Acosta being in attendance. The crowd repeatedly told Acosta to leave.
One of the people in attendance became a legend in the eyes of many by holding up a “CNN SUCKS” sign. The crowd continuously chanted “Go home, Jim!”
Watch CNN’s Jim Acosta get roasted in South Carolina
Watch this absolute legend with the CNN Sucks sign pic.twitter.com/dvZm80bOaT
— Alec Sears (@SearsAl) June 25, 2018
According to Henry J. Gomez of BuzzFeed, there was a female attendee who confronted Acosta.
Here she is in action: pic.twitter.com/4cc6mYWKsZ
— Henry J. Gomez (@HenryJGomez) June 25, 2018
“A woman near the press pen just starts going off on him,” BuzzFeed reporter Henry J. Gomez tweeted.
The incident occurred hours before Trump took the stage to campaign for Republican Gov. Henry McMaster as he headed toward a runoff election this week.
Acosta has a long history of confrontation with the Trump administration. When Acosta tried to ask White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders the same question several times earlier this month, Sanders shut him down.
“Not today, Jim!” she said. When asked whether Acosta was more difficult to deal with than her own children, Sanders said it depended “on the day.”
“Both of them can whine pretty regularly,” she said. “They both like to ask the same questions, and sometimes their tone needs to be adjusted a little bit.”
Maybe next time CNN will reconsider before they decide on covering a Trump rally, especially in the South.