CNN’s Jim Acosta has had a tumultuous relationship with the White House since the Trump administration took up residence there.
The Chief White House Correspondent has been called “fake news” multiple times by President Donald Trump.
Due to his role at CNN, the correspondent has been tasked with covering many of the Trump campaign rallies in support of Republicans candidates running for re-election.
Those rallies have become heated, in some cases, with Trump supporters yelling at the CNN representative due to what they believe is unjust reporting.
At one event, Acosta’s live broadcast was drowned out by chanters that tried to shout him down.
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At a recent rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the reporter was given the chance to strike back, when he was asked to sign a Trump/Pence campaign sign.
One of the attendees handed Acosta the sign, and he signed it with the words “Cnn is real news,” before handing it back with a smile.
In a video posted by CNN producer Matt Hoye, Jim Acosta shows off a Trump sign he was given to autograph. One side of the sign read “CNN is real news.” On the other side, a Trump fan had written: “CNN is fake news.”
CNN producer Matt Hoye tweeted a video of the exchange.
“At last @realDonaldTrump #Trump rally of the season for us in Fort Wayne, Indiana @Acosta got dozens of requests to sign autographs but this one cracked me up. #cnn #realnews”
At last @realDonaldTrump #Trump rally of the season for us in Fort Wayne, Indiana @Acosta got dozens of requests to sign autographs but this one cracked me up. #cnn #realnews pic.twitter.com/XJMQXSfyVN
— Matt Hoye (@mattyhoyeCNN) November 6, 2018
While Acosta seemed to be enjoying himself during that particular signature, the reporter said previously that covering the rallies makes him “depressed.
At a panel discussion last month. the CNN reporter said “If you want to ask me what makes me most depressed about my job, it’s covering the rallies.
“It gets to the larger point of what it’s like covering the President of the United States, and in particular Donald Trump.”