CNN’s Jim Acosta complained on Wednesday evening about the way he was treated yesterday during President Donald Trump’s rally in Tampa, Florida, claiming that he felt like he “wasn’t in America anymore.”
Appearing on HLN with host S.E. Cupp, Acosta recounted his experience at the recent Trump rally where he was mocked and Trump supporters chanted “CNN Sucks!” while he was on camera.
“Honestly, it felt like we weren’t in America anymore,” Acosta said. “I don’t know how to put it any more plainly than that.”
Acosta, who claimed that Trump called the media “scum” and “thieves” without providing any examples, attacked conservative media for the attacks on his network.
“He is whipping these crowds up into a frenzy to the point where they really want to come after us,” Acosta complained. “My sense of it is that these opinions these folks have at these rallies, they’re shaped by what they see in the primetime hours of Fox News and what they hear from some conservative news outlets that just sort of give them this daily diet of what they consider to be terrible things we do over here at CNN.”