Trump Says ‘Fake News’ Won’t Show Rally Crowd as CNN Splits Screen
President Trump ripped the “fake news media” on Friday for not showing the crowds at a rally in Alabama, while CNN was showing a live shot of the crowd.
“Fake news. They won’t show this,” Trump said. “They’ll say ‘Donald Trump spoke before a small crowd in Alabama last night. It was a small crowd. A very unenthusiastic crowd. It was a terrible evening.’ ”
As Trump made the remarks, CNN was showing live video of the rally’s crowd.
Trump has previously attacked the media for not showing the sizes of crowds at his rallies.
Trump was appearing at the rally Friday to support Republican Sen. Luther Strange ahead of the upcoming Alabama Senate primary.
Strange, who was endorsed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), is facing off against ex-Alabama Supreme Court justice Roy Moore, who has the support of former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon.
Trump says the fake news media won't show the crowd at his rally — while CNN is literally running a split screen of the crowd. pic.twitter.com/mRtPaAr38Z
— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII) September 23, 2017