‘Great People!’: Trump Celebrates Angry Mob Of His Supporters Who Harassed, Chased Reporter

President Trump twice shared a viral video of his supporters verbally attacking and chasing down a local TV reporter who was covering a lockdown protest in Commack, Long Island, New York.

News 12 Long Island reporter Kevin Vesey said he was “insulted,” “berated” and “practically chased” by an angry mob of protesters on Long Island who were participating in a rally against stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Video of the incident shows several protestors yelling at Vesey through bullhorns, giving him the middle finger, calling him a “traitor.” and repeatedly invading his personal space without masks, potentially exposing him to COVID-19. Some protesters, many wearing Trump 2020 merchandise, could be heard calling Vesey the “enemy of the people,” a phrase Trump frequently uses to attack the free press.

“FAKE NEWS IS NOT ESSENTIAL!” Trump tweeted late last night.

“People can’t get enough of this. Great people!” Trump tweeted Saturday morning.

“You can see there’s clearly a lot of anger here today,” Vesey says in a video posted on social media while being confronted by protesters in the town of Commack.

“I’ll probably never forget what happened today. I was insulted. I was berated. I was practically chased by people who refused to wear masks in the middle of a pandemic. All the while, I was there to tell THEIR story,” Vesey wrote on Twitter after the incident.

Vesey vowed to continue to report in an “unbiased way” despite the treatment.

“The level of anger directed at the media from these protestors was alarming. As always, I will tell a fair and unbiased story today,” he said.