Rally crowd chants ‘CNN sucks’ after Trump rips media
The crowd at President Trump‘s Wednesday campaign rally in Duluth, Minn., erupted into chants of “CNN sucks” after the president ripped the news media.
“So we’ve created 3.4 million new jobs since Election Day,” Trump told the crowd of supporters.
“And I’ve said before if I would have said that to you during the campaign, those very dishonest people back there, the fake news. Very dishonest,” he continued to boos from the crowd.
“They would have said he’s exaggerating,” Trump said to chants of “CNN sucks.”
The White House has a very tense relationship with the press, which Trump has repeatedly dismissed as “fake news.”
The president was at the rally to support Republican candidate Pete Stauber, who shared the stage with the president for a short time.
“Like President Trump, I love this country. I love our freedoms. And I love our Constitution,” Stauber said.
The rally comes hours after Trump gave into bipartisan pressure, and signed an executive order intended to end family separations at the southern border.
Trump slams the media as "very dishonest people" and "fake news." Crowd boos lustily, starts chanting "CNN SUCKS! CNN SUCKS!" pic.twitter.com/VNQtIh1iUQ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 21, 2018