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Anthony Scaramucci Defends Jim Acosta From Heckling Trump Supporters: ‘This Isn’t Our Best’

Anthony Scaramucci came to CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s defense after he was faced by hecklers at the Trump rally in Tampa, Florida.

Acosta was reporting live from the rally, but was disrupted by the overwhelming “CNN sucks!” chants from Trump supporters.

He later took to Twitter and shared a clip of a shot his camera took of the animated crowd.

“Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa,” Acosta tweeted. “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.”

Well, Scaramucci reacted to Acosta’s tweet and expressed solidarity.

“This isn’t our best. It’s not who we are,” Scaramucci tweeted. “I don’t always agree and am often upset with journalists but we are flashing warning lights now that we shouldn’t be flashing. The free press needs to be protected as well as their opinions. That’s why that Amendment was First.”

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