Rally crowd chants 'CNN sucks' after Trump rips media

Rally crowd chants 'CNN sucks' after Trump rips media

The crowd at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' 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 ManafortEric Holder: Trump releasing docs on Russia probe is 'dangerous abuse of power' Time for sunshine on Trump-Russia investigation Legal expert says Manafort deal could help Trump in short term 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 McCarthyThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil GOP: The economy will shield us from blue wave Jordan hits campaign trail amid bid for Speaker MORE (R-Calif.), Sean DuffySean Patrick DuffyMidterms to shake up top posts on House finance panel Strength in Unity: A lesson on civility and cooperation from Ireland Proxy advisors do need to be regulated 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 LewisOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: report The Hill's Morning Report — Trump, Pence barnstorm swing states Election Countdown: GOP worries House majority endangered by top of ticket | Dems make history in Tuesday's primaries | Parties fight for Puerto Rican vote in Florida | GOP lawmakers plan 'Freedom Tour' 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.