Hannity Says CNN’s Acosta Deserves Heckling for His ‘Abusively Biased Treatment of the President’


Fox News host Sean Hannity said CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta deserved the harsh heckling he received at President Donald Trump’s rally in Tampa, Florida tonight, due to the reporter’s supposedly “abusively biased treatment of the president.”

“I’m going to actually give your network some advice, if you have an open mind and an open heart, maybe a little humility,” Hannity said during tonight’s airing of his show. “The people of this country, they’re screaming at you for a reason.”

“They don’t like your unfair, abusively biased treatment of the president of the United States. Now, if you want to earn the respect of all Americans, not the coastal elites of California, LA, San Franscisco, D.C., and New York, maybe try reporting the entire story,” he added.

Ironically, Hannity encouraging hecklers to harass Acosta comes just a few weeks after other Fox News personalities stood in solidarity with the CNN reporter after he was shouted down at a different Trump rally.

As for Acosta’s treatment tonight, hecklers shouted “CNN sucks” and booed the White House correspondent as he attempted to report live from Tampa, Florida.

After a video was uploaded to Twitter showcasing Acosta’s treatment, first-son Eric Trump endorsed the heckling and tweeted “#Truth” in response to the “CNN sucks” chants. The president retweeted his son’s attack against Acosta.

The CNN reporter responded in a tweet of his own where he attempted to take the high gground against the first family.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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