While at a rally in Tampa, Jim Acosta of CNN was heckled by a "massive, angry crowd" of Trump supporters. Some of those heckling included some black Trump supporters holding a sign that read "Blacks for Trump."
There were many loud boos and chants. One of the protesters right behind Acosta held a sign that said "CNN Sucks." When Acosta stood up to give a report, the crowd erupted in boos and the "CNN sucks" chant.
Emily L. Mahoney of the Tampa Bay Times posted a video clip of the action:
— Emily L. Mahoney (@mahoneysthename) July 31, 2018
There were other Florida reporters who posted video clips:
— Zac Anderson (@zacjanderson) July 31, 2018
MASSIVE, ANGRY CROWD gathering behind @CNN’s Jim @Acosta at the #TrumpTampa Rally yelling “CNN Sucks!” It’s getting ugly. Jim is a true professional, handling it well. Easy to see this could get out of hand. @WFLA pic.twitter.com/6DfbJZZ0ti
— Evan Donovan (@EvanDonovan) July 31, 2018
At the Trump rally here in Tampa, Florida. Still about 2 hours out from the start, but a group of supporters have gathered around the press pen chanting “CNN sucks” as Jim @Acosta as he tries to go live. @wusf pic.twitter.com/A1umninklJ
— Roberto Roldan (@ByRobertoR) July 31, 2018
— Oliver Redsten (@OliverWINKNews) July 31, 2018
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) July 31, 2018
— Octavio Jones (@OctavioJones) July 31, 2018
More on the story, per Mediaite:
“At one point Acosta told Wolf Blitzer, “You can hear there is a chorus of boos and other chants from this Trump crowd here… saying things like ‘CNN sucks,’ ‘go home,’ and ‘fake news.’ Wolf, obviously all of things are false. We’re staying right here. We’re going to do our job and report on this rally to all of our viewers tonight.””
Check out the video on the action from Washington Free Beacon: