After CNN’s Jim Acosta shared a video of the “sad scene” he witnessed at a recent Florida rally for President Donald Trump, the White House correspondent shared another video of his interactions with Trump supporters — and it tells a very different story.
“Taking selfies with Trump supporters in Tampa,” he tweeted with the video. “Really enjoyed talking to some of the folks at the rally and hearing their concerns.”
“As I told many of them.. we can’t do the news just for the Republicans and Trump supporters,” he continued. “We have to do the news for all Americans.”
Taking selfies with Trump supporters in Tampa. Really enjoyed talking to some of the folks at the rally and hearing their concerns. As I told many of them.. we can’t do the news just for the Republicans and Trump supporters. We have to do the news for all Americans. pic.twitter.com/onOOM6q9l8
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 4, 2018
In the video, Acosta can be seen having friendly chats with Trump supporters, taking selfies with them, and even trying on one person’s hat before happily smiling and posing for a photo.
The new video comes just days after Acosta shared a much different snapshot from the evening, one that featured supporters of Trump jeering at him, shouting insults about his reporting and CNN, and even sticking their middle fingers up at him.
Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa. I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy. pic.twitter.com/IhSRw5Ui3R
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 1, 2018
“Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa,” he wrote at the time.
Acosta’s initial account from the event sparked a feud between him and Fox News host Sean Hannity, who ripped the CNN correspondent.
“They don’t like your unfair, abusively biased treatment of the president of the United States,” Hannity said.
Hannity later backtracked, however, insisting he’d “fight” anyone who harms Acosta.