Trump says 'fake news' won't show rally crowd as CNN splits screen

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE ripped the “fake news media” on Friday for not showing the crowds at a rally in Alabama, while CNN was showing a live shot of the crowd.

“Fake news. They won’t show this,” Trump said. “They’ll say ‘Donald Trump spoke before a small crowd in Alabama last night. It was a small crowd. A very unenthusiastic crowd. It was a terrible evening.’ ”

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As Trump made the remarks, CNN was showing live video of the rally’s crowd.

Trump has previously attacked the media for not showing the sizes of crowds at his rallies.

Trump was appearing at the rally Friday to support Republican Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeDomestic influence campaigns borrow from Russia’s playbook Overnight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force Five things to watch in Mississippi Senate race MORE ahead of the upcoming Alabama Senate primary.

Strange, who was endorsed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP Green New Deal stunt is a great deal for Democrats The national emergency will haunt Republicans come election season Trump: McConnell should keep Senate in session until nominees are approved MORE (R-Ky.), is facing off against ex-Alabama Supreme Court justice Roy Moore, who has the support of former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon.