Acosta Shows Up at ‘Tranquil’ Border Wall to Mock Trump — Republicans Thank Him for Proving Trump’s Point

CNN’s Jim Acosta caught the internet’s attention after he tried — and failed — to mock President Donald Trump’s call for a border wall.

During his national broadcast, Trump came just shy of declaring a national emergency at the border despite his feelings that a wall could help Border Patrol address the humanitarian crises occurring there.

As IJR Blue reported, Acosta didn’t like the president’s speech and thought that it was “hazardous to the truth.”

In an attempt to prove to Trump that there isn’t a crisis at the border, Acosta filmed himself and described how safe he felt.

Watch the video below:

“Here are some of the steel slats that the president’s been talking about, right here. As you can see, yes, you can see through these slats to the other side of the U.S.-Mexico 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 here in the McAllen, Texas, area. As a matter of fact, there are some other businesses behind me along this highway. There’s a gas station, Burger King, and so on, but no sign of the national emergency that the president has been talking about.”

Acosta even noted that it was “pretty tranquil” at the border.

Several people couldn’t help themselves from pointing out that Acosta just gave a solid defense for the border wall by showing just how peaceful the area is behind the steel slat fence.

Many took to Twitter to laugh at Acosta’s failed attempt to call out the president:

Even some Republican members of Congress got in on the fun of mocking Acosta’s video:

This wasn’t the only video Acosta took at the border. He doubled down on his point that the border was safe in McAllen by interviewing local residents of the area so that they could explain how safe they feel.

One man, though not a fan of Trump in the slightest, echoed Acosta’s claims that the border was safe.

This video, of course, was mocked, too:

Although it likely wasn’t Acosta’s intention, his trip to the border provided Trump and many Republicans with more fodder regarding the need for a wall.

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General Confusion
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I am confused, Acosta.

Are your glasses bent or is your face cockeyed?

TOM
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Hmm, according to satellite photos the south area of McAllen and surrounding area is uninhabited forest, they may call it “ranch” land. Right across the border is Reynosa Mexico, a city of over 612,000. Reynosa is in Tamaulipas, Mexico where 20 people were killed, with 17 of those burned, in a gang war yesterday.

https://nypost.com/2019/01/10/20-dead-in-grisly-mexican-gang-battle-near-us-border/

Yup, no wall needed just open our border and then we too can experience this.

Rocky Drummond
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Make sure you listen to the resident’s (José) comments to the end.

If man makes it, man can break it.
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Screwtape
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Great story Jimmy. Now stand outside a police station and say how it’s crime-free. You are such a self-aggrandizing moron.

Bruce Steger
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My new neighbors Mark and Nora moved here two months ago from Nogales, AZ abandoning their ranch along the Mexican border that was in the family for 5 generations! When Mark was injured in a gunfight with drug smugglers, that was the last straw! They liquidated everything to get out but, selling the ranch was not possible as who in there right mind buy it??? Now if the wall was built there??????????

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