Last week, President Donald Trump traveled to the southern border in Texas. The same day, CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta did the same — taking it upon himself to investigate whether or not walls are as effective as the president states. And he posted to Twitter a video of himself assessing the border situation.
“Here are some of the steel slats that the president’s been talking about,” Acosta said, pointing to them smugly. “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.”
Even the Twitter video’s description read like a joke:
“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.”
What’s interesting, to say the least, is that by making those comments and filming that video, Acosta was actually proving the president correct about the border wall. The reason things were so peaceful and uneventful when Acosta looked over the situation was that a border wall is in place, thus deterring and controlling entry into the U.S. and keeping the situation calm.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders retweeted Acosta’s post, pointing out exactly this.
“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!”
Sanders was cleverly pointing out that Acosta wound up supporting Trump’s plans for the wall, although his video was supposed to portray the opposite stance. Leave it up to a professional journalist to not get his point across at all.
Tons more comments appeared on Twitter to point out that Acosta had expressed his support for Trump’s border wall plans, even though Acosta had intended to slam Trump as usual.
Harry Khachatrian made this epic comment”
“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.”
Countries have borders — by their very definition. It is a country’s right and duty to keep close control on who is crossing its borders and coming into the country. The U.S. border wall would do just that. Let’s hope that opponents of the border wall will wake up soon and smell the coffee. Thankfully, we have Jim Acosta to help.
~ Liberty Planet