CNN reporter Jim Acosta is obsessed with trying to make President Donald Trump look bad, and this week, he headed to the border to do just that. Unfortunately for Acosta, however, his latest attempt at humiliating Trump just backfired on him in a big way.
“Here are some of the steel slats that the president’s been talking about,” Acosta said as he stood in front of a barrier on the border. “But as we’re walking along here, we’re not seeing any kind of imminent danger.”
“There are no migrants trying to rush toward this fence,” the reporter continued, going on to say that there was “no sign of the national emergency that the president has been talking about” and it was “tranquil” near him.
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
Acosta did not seem to realize that he was actually proving that Trump is right in that border walls are effective in preventing illegal immigration. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took to Twitter hours later to thank Acosta for proving that “walls work.”
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
Other Twitter users also piled on Acosta and let him know what an enormous fail this was.
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
Acosta making videos for the Trump administration showing the effectiveness of border barriers: https://t.co/6ZfZoykMh3
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) 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
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
It’s funny that even when the mainstream media is doing everything they can to try and take Trump down, they cannot help but accidentally prove that his ideas are extremely effective. Bravo to Jim Acosta for showing the world just how important border walls really are!