Rally crowd chants 'CNN sucks' after Trump rips media

Rally crowd chants 'CNN sucks' after Trump rips media

The crowd at President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest 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 ManafortLewandowski refuses to say whether Trump has offered him a pardon Democrats return to a battered Trump Manafort's legal team argues NY prosecution constitutes double jeopardy MORE, who is current in jail awaiting charges that came from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation 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 McCarthyClarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Zuckerberg to 'cooperate' on antitrust probes | Dems see victory after McConnell backs election security funds | Twitter takes down fake pro-Saudi accounts Lawmakers say Zuckerberg has agreed to 'cooperate' with antitrust probe MORE (R-Calif.), Sean DuffySean DuffyHere are the lawmakers who aren't seeking reelection in 2020 Duffy explains why unborn child's health caused him to resign from Congress Wave of GOP retirements threatens 2020 comeback MORE (R-Wis.), Tom EmmerThomas (Tom) Earl EmmerGOP Rep. Sean Duffy resigning from Congress Democrat running for Will Hurd's seat raises over million in first 100 days of campaign The House Republicans and Democrats not seeking reelection in 2020 MORE (R-Minn.), and Rep. Jason LewisJason Mark LewisGOP Senate candidate said Republicans have 'dual loyalties' to Israel The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Former GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota 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.