CNN’s Jim Acosta booed by angry Trump supporters: ‘This isn’t normal'

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CNN’s Jim Acosta posted video of mostly mask-less Trump supporters shouting “CNN sucks!” at him as he tried to cover a political rally Wednesday. Though the 49-year-old White House correspondent said that sort of behavior is the norm at the president’s rallies, that doesn’t make it normal.

“This happens at just about every Trump rally,” he tweeted. “I’ve covered five presidential campaigns... long enough to know this isn’t normal.”

According to Acosta, he still see shades of humanity when he scans the shouting mobs around him.

“Sometimes I’ll scan the crowd, not for the folks who are chanting but for the people who look back at me silently, letting me know they know it’s wrong,” he said.

Acosta, who says his grandfather is buried at Arlington National Cemetery and his dad fled to the U.S. from Cuba, claimed at a Trump rally near Phoenix, one of the president’s supporters told him to “get the hell out of our country.”

The president frequently refers to CNN as “fake news." He has butted heads with Acosta on several occasions, including one back and forth in Nov. 2018 that led to the CNN reporter being temporarily banned from the White House.

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