Republican politicians echoed Trump's rhetoric on immigration and the border wall as they took the stage in Des Moines on Saturday evening.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas denied there was a "contradiction" in the U.S.'s treatment of Afghan refugees and Haitian migrants.
It comes after the former president decried the removal of the Confederate monument in Richmond, Virginia.
Carlson has accused Democrats of welcoming refugees into America to change the outcome of future elections.
The CNN host said it appeared the administration "expect Kabul to fall" as the Taliban continue to make gains.
In mid-July, Tucker Carlson mentioned the vaccine's "profound benefits" and Sean Hannity said, "Please take COVID seriously... we don't need more deaths."
"Some anchors like Tucker Carlson are spreading anti-vax hysteria, while others like Sean Hannity are finally dealing with the reality that vaccines are saving lives," Acosta said.
"Comparing Trump to a clown is most definitely an insult to clowns," Acosta said. "He's more like one of those mask-hating customers at the grocery store."
Jim Acosta hit out Donald Trump and his loyalist supporters for continuing to claim the 2020 election was stolen from the Republican firebrand.
"Shameful," Acosta said of Greene and Gaetz. "Are we the worst generation?"
Acosta criticized congressional Republicans who voted against the bipartisan commission into the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, saying they were acquiescing to the former president's demands.
Former Defense Secretary William Cohen told CNN that Trump will "continue to snap the whip whether he is in office or out of office."
CNN anchor Erin Burnett said that broadcasting portions of President Donald Trump's Wednesday speech "would amplify things that factually untrue."
The network's White House correspondent reacted at the heckle at the non-socially distanced rally, at which President Donald Trump said he felt "immune" to the coronavirus.
CNN's Jim Acosta said President Donald Trump's first rally following the first presidential debate was sparsely attended and "low energy."
"We are learning that not all coronavirus task force members had seen Mr. Trump's letter to the governors before the letter was released," Acosta said.
President Donald Trump has maintained that he does not know Lev Parnas, despite being pictured in photos with him.
After President Donald Trump told CNN's Jim Acosta to be "quiet" about Rudy Giuliani's former business associate Lev Parnas at a press gaggle Thursday, video was released by Parnas' lawyer showing Trump and Parnas shaking hands at Mar-a-Lago.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker admitted on CNN he was "caught off guard" by a Super PAC attack ad targeting South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, but said November poll leaders never win the Dem nomination.
Trump's aides are "divided" over the impeachment inquiry, with some telling the president Pelosi "won't ultimately drive the process toward an impeachment vote," Acosta said.
"Steve Bannon explains in an interview that I had with him that what Trump tries to do is really control the narrative by saying sensational things that sound wild and nutty sometimes," Jim Acosta said.
"I tried something novel," the Daily Caller reporter responded.
"Sanders is not going to want to say something from the podium that might get her hauled into the special counsel's office," Acosta said.
President Donald Trump taunted CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta over a video he shot at a fenced part of the southern border to show that no crisis exists.
A judge ordered the Trump administration to temporarily restore the CNN reporter's pass on Friday, but the fight is far from over.
"Governing is hard work and it's about to get harder without Republicans controlling all the levers," S.E. Cupp said, taking a swing at the president's reported "three-hour workday."
"They actually are one of the individual outlets that has the most hard passes of any news outlet in the country," Sanders said of CNN.