Through his relentless grandstanding, his failure to comprehend even simple concepts, and his willingness to be humiliated on-air, Jim Acosta has proven that he’s a gift that keeps on giving.
Today, he decided he’d go to the U.S./Mexico border and show you just how safe it is. According to Acosta, there is no immigration crisis, there is no emergency, and the President’s supposed hyperbole is completely unwarranted. Everything is just as calm and cool as a cucumber.
To demonstrate this, he walked along a section of an iron-slat wall not unlike the barricade that the President wants to extend across much of Texas. He looked through it, slapped it, showed the audience how sturdy it was, and noted that there was no one on the other side trying to sneak into the United States.
On Twitter he wrote: “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.”
He panned the camera around and explained that, near the wall, there was “no sign of the national emergency that the president has been talking about.” Why, on our side of the barrier, there’s even a functional gas station and Burger King just waiting for customers!
Trump, therefore, must be lying.
Here is 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. pic.twitter.com/KRoLdszLUu
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 10, 2019
The obvious response is: Yes, Jim. It’s very calm there. …Because there is a wall. Thank you for accidentally making such a clear and concise case for the President’s position.
The folks on Twitter were, predictably, merciless:
Presumably, Jim, the counter-argument would be that you don’t see “a national emergency situation” precisely because there’s a wall of the sort that those you’re criticizing want to extend.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) January 10, 2019
I’m no immigration expert but maybe they’re trying to immigrate at border locations that don’t have giant steel slats. Just a thought Jim but seriously, keep up the great work. This is great reporting. Can’t fix stupid
— Matty (@grandparhodes) January 10, 2019
You make AOC seem coherent
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) January 10, 2019
Honestly, how in the world did he not understand that he was making the President’s point?