Jim Acosta Mercilessly Mocked For Unintentionally Proving Border Walls Work





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From Fox News:

CNN’s Jim Acosta was mocked across social media on Thursday for posting a video that was meant to downplay President Trump’s claims of a border crisis — but ended up supporting his argument that border barriers improve security.



“Here are some of the steel slats that the president’s been talking about,” Acosta said while reporting from the southern border. “But as we’re walking along here, we’re not seeing any kind of imminent danger.”

The CNN reporter added, “There are no migrants trying to rush toward this fence.”





Acosta then declared there was “no sign of the national emergency that the president has been talking about” and it was “tranquil” near him. He captioned the video, “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.” …

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. …

And if that wasn’t enough, Acosta actually tried to double-down on his massive flub by posting several follow up messages – all of which still proved President Trump’s point that walls work.

From Twitchy:

Now, self-awareness and shame would dictate that he slink away and go into hiding for a while. But Jim Acosta doesn’t possess either of those things. Which is why he decided to double down:



Jim. Jim. Did you not just finish declaring “the McAllen TX area of the border” — where you said the steel slats are located — not a “national emergency situation”? Do you not see why McAllen-area residents might feel like things are “very safe” there?

The case for border barriers is looking pretty sound right about now.

Don’t you agree, Jim?



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