Rally crowd chants 'CNN sucks' after Trump rips media

Rally crowd chants 'CNN sucks' after Trump rips media

The crowd at President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes 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 ManafortManafort sought to hurt Clinton 2016 campaign efforts in key states: NYT Ex-Trump campaign official testifies Stone gave updates on WikiLeaks email dumps Paul Manafort's former son-in-law sentenced to 9 years in prison for scamming Dustin Hoffman, others MORE, who is current in jail awaiting charges that came from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' 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 Republicans call impeachment hearing 'boring,' dismiss Taylor testimony as hearsay The Hill's Morning Report - Diplomats kick off public evidence about Trump, Ukraine House Republicans prepare for public impeachment proceedings with mock hearing MORE (R-Calif.), Sean DuffySean DuffyOn The Money: Trump seeks to shift spotlight from impeachment to economy | Appropriators agree to Dec. 20 funding deadline | New study says tariffs threaten 1.5M jobs Ex-Rep. Duffy to join lobbying firm BGR Trump's defenders are running out of options MORE (R-Wis.), Tom EmmerThomas (Tom) Earl EmmerGeorge Papadopoulos launches campaign to run for Katie Hill's congressional seat Shimkus says he's been asked to reconsider retirement Walden retirement adds to GOP election woes MORE (R-Minn.), and Rep. Jason LewisJason Mark LewisTwo swing-district Democrats raise impeachment calls after whistleblower reports GOP Senate candidate said Republicans have 'dual loyalties' to Israel The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch 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.