CNN “reporter” Jim Acosta was in McAllen, TX today where he toured parts of the U.S. border, desperately seeking ways to prove the Trump Administration wrong while he awaited the president’s arrival to the region.
Including a video of himself at the “steel slat” barriers on the border, Acosta tweeted, “I found some steel slats down on the border. But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation.. at least not in the McAllen TX area of the border where Trump will be today.”
I found some steel slats down on the border. But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation.. at least not in the McAllen TX area of the border where Trump will be today. pic.twitter.com/KRoLdszLUu
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 10, 2019
He says in the video, “Here are some of the steel slats the president has been talking about…But as we’re walking along here, we’re not seeing any kind of imminent danger. There are no migrants trying to, uh, rush toward this fence…no sign of the ‘national emergency’ that the president has been talking about. As a matter of fact, it’s pretty tranquil down here.”
The fact that Acosta just proved President Trump’s point that “walls work” seems to have gone right over his head.
And thankfully, Twitter took notice:
I would like to thank @Acosta for pointing out how peaceful, safe and secure it is at a part of the border that HAS a wall. #RealNews #BuildTheWall https://t.co/bkssL9nOW3
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) January 10, 2019
Today I safely reported from behind a wall about why I just don't understand the importance of walls. Also, I looked really good doing it.
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) January 10, 2019
To be fair, the best wall on the planet still couldn't stop Jim Acosta from owning himself. pic.twitter.com/1rkKbDlR1i
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) January 10, 2019
A sincere and heartfelt "thank you" to @Acosta and @CNN for finally showing what @POTUS has been saying: barriers work! Great job Jim!!! https://t.co/jZx1NanMgh
— Hogan Gidley (@hogangidley45) January 10, 2019