Rally crowd chants 'CNN sucks' after Trump rips media

Rally crowd chants 'CNN sucks' after Trump rips media

The crowd at President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin MORE's Wednesday campaign rally in Duluth, Minn., erupted into chants of "CNN sucks" after the president ripped the news media. 

"So we've created 3.4 million new jobs since Election Day," Trump told the crowd of supporters.

"And I've said before if I would have said that to you during the campaign, those very dishonest people back there, the fake news. Very dishonest," he continued to boos from the crowd. 

"They would have said he's exaggerating," Trump said to chants of "CNN sucks."  

The White House has a very tense relationship with the press, which Trump has repeatedly dismissed as "fake news." 

Earlier Wednesday, Trump called out ABC News for a false graphic it had aired regarding his former campaign manager, Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortFailings by WhatsApp, Signal and others highlight the need to take back our privacy The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and Congress at odds over Russia The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump eyes second Putin summit MORE, who is current in jail awaiting charges that came from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation.

ABC apologized to Manafort and said it was investigating the false chyron.

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The president was at the rally to support Republican candidate Pete Stauber, who shared the stage with the president for a short time. 
 

"Like President Trump, I love this country. I love our freedoms. And I love our Constitution," Stauber said. 

Trump was joined at the event by Reps. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHouse leaders clash over resolution backing ICE House backs resolution expressing support for ICE House GOP reverses, cancels vote on Dem bill to abolish ICE MORE (R-Calif.), Sean DuffySean Patrick DuffyProxy advisors do need to be regulated Fox News contributor: Black people tell me conditions in border detention centers 'are better than some of the projects' Trump mocks 'elites' at campaign rally MORE (R-Wis.), Tom EmmerThomas (Tom) Earl EmmerTrump mocks 'elites' at campaign rally Rally crowd chants 'CNN sucks' after Trump rips media Koch-backed group to target some Republicans over spending vote in new ad campaign MORE (R-Minn.), and Rep. Jason LewisJason Mark LewisGOP lawmaker pushed claims of 'racial war,' said blacks had 'entitlement mentality': CNN GOP lawmaker stands by 'sluts' comments: 'I was paid to be provocative' GOP rep in 2012: 'A woman can behave as a slut, but you can't call her a slut' MORE (R-Minn.). 

The rally comes hours after Trump gave into bipartisan pressure, and signed an executive order intended to end family separations at the southern border.