Kirsters Baish| On Thursday, far-left CNN reporter Jim Acosta decided to upload a video to Twitter that accidentally proved why border walls work. The video, which was meant to downplay President Donald Trump’s claim that we are experiencing a “border crisis,” but instead, proved exactly why we need a border wall.
“Here are some of the steel slats that the president’s been talking about,” Acosta stated during the report at the southern border. “But as we’re walking along here, we’re not seeing any kind of imminent danger.”
Acosta added, “There are no migrants trying to rush toward this fence.”
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
Then, the CNN reporter claimed that there was “no sign of the national emergency that the president has been talking about.” He claimed that it was “tranquil” where he was at the border. Acosta wrote a caption along with the video that read, “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.”
On Thursday evening, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders retweeted the CNN reporter’s tweet along with the perfect comeback, “When I went with President @realDonaldTrump to the border today I never imagined @Acosta would be there doing our job for us and so clearly explaining why WALLS WORK. Thanks Jim!”
When I went with President @realDonaldTrump to the border today I never imagined @Acosta would be there doing our job for us and so clearly explaining why WALLS WORK. Thanks Jim! https://t.co/7wC4rdEsZ2
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 10, 2019
Fox News reports:
CNN’s chief White House correspondent – who seemingly uploaded the video from a local Burger King – is in Texas awaiting Trump’s border visit. While Acosta often clashes with the president and his aides, pundits suggested he did the president a favor this time.
Media watchdogs were quick to point out that the CNN reporter’s video helps prove Trump’s point that a wall or barrier along the Southern border could help prevent illegal border crossings.
Social media strategist Caleb Hull wrote in a tweet, “Jim Acosta just posted one of the biggest self owns ever. ‘He’s walking along the border where there’s a wall in place talking about how there’s nothing that ‘resembles a national emergency situation’ and ‘there’s no migrants trying to rush.’ That’s because there’s a wall, Jim.”
One of Acosta’s own former CNN colleagues, Peter Hamby, even commented on the video:
Jim Acosta just posted one of the biggest self owns ever.
He's walking along the border where there's a wall in place talking about how there's nothing that "resembles a national emergency situation" and "there's no migrants trying to rush."
That's because there's a wall, Jim. https://t.co/qkuWRhxolW
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 10, 2019
The responses were plentiful, too:
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) January 10, 2019
So where there are steel slats, there isn't an emergency crisis. Got it. https://t.co/q5IJcDJZo1
— Jake Wilkins (@JakeWilkns) January 10, 2019
Er, you found a place where there is a barrier and all is quiet? Jim, do you know what point you're actually making here? https://t.co/YbZfYtyO5P
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 10, 2019
Acosta making videos for the Trump administration showing the effectiveness of border barriers: https://t.co/6ZfZoykMh3
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 10, 2019
I am *shocked* that a glib video, customized for re-tweets and filmed in broad daylight along one of the more secure parts of the RGV by a reporter who parachuted in for the day, did not reveal anything dramatic. https://t.co/TgPzMtU8pl
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) January 10, 2019
Jim Acosta is at the border, showing that orgainzed, aggressive challenges to the U.S. border aren't happening at a place where there's a giant steel wall. ? https://t.co/rV03UPclBA
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) January 10, 2019
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) January 10, 2019
One day we’ll look back and remember that time Jim Acosta tried proving that the American border doesn’t need a wall by showing how safe the part of the American border that already has a wall is
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) January 10, 2019
Jim Acosta makes a case for the wall. https://t.co/ES5zRk4O0J
— Amanda House (@AmandaLeeHouse) January 10, 2019
— Ryan Petty (@rpetty) January 10, 2019
It's almost as though having steel slats might help prevent illegal immigration where you're filming, dolt. https://t.co/OIpdcvgv5T
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 10, 2019
Earlier in the week, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway slammed Acosta while the two were at a press gaggle together. She called him a “smarta–” who was unliked by his fellow reporters.
Fox News reports, “Acosta – who has emerged as a household name for grandstanding when Trump and members of his administration are made available to the press – has been praised by liberal comedians such as Jimmy Kimmel and even appeared in the most recent season of the Netflix political drama ‘House of Cards.’”