While President Trump is beloved in the heartland, CNN's Jim Acosta most certainly is not.
During a rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa on Tuesday night, attendees gathered behind Acosta as he did a live report for the liberal network. They chanted "liar" and "CNN sucks" and "tell the truth" — so loudly that Acosta had to break off his report.
One protester held a sign that read "CNN Sucks!"
The group "Blacks For Trump" led the chants at one point.
Acosta, as he does, whined about the episode.
"Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa. I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy," Acosta wrote on Twitter.
"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,'" Mediaite reported.
Watch Acosta's report below.
The president himself retweeted the Acosta debacle, posted by his son, Eric.