Trump Tells Jim Acosta to ‘Ask the Angel Moms’ After He Questioned If POTUS Is Making up Border Crisis

President Donald Trump fired back at CNN’s Jim Acosta as he was taking questions after announcing a national emergency at the United States-Mexico border on Friday, telling him to ask those who have lost loved ones to illegal immigrant crime whether or not the border crisis is real.

The tense moment started out when Acosta pointed to several statistics on border crossings and crime rates among illegal immigrants as he began to suggest that the president was blowing the problem out of proportion.

“What do you say to your critics who say you are creating a national emergency?” Acosta finally asked after some prompting to hurry up from Trump.

“Ask the Angel Moms,” the president shot back, pointing to those he took the time to honor earlier in his speech. “What do you think? Do you think I’m creating something? Ask these incredible women who lost their daughters and their sons.”

Then President Trump further reamed Acosta, saying, “Your question is a very political question, you have an agenda, you’re CNN, you’re fake news, the numbers that you gave are wrong.”

Watch the moment unfold below:

The back-and-forth came after the president shared his “great respect” for angel families and took the time to honor them just moments before during his announcement.

As IJR Red reported, President Trump gave them, several of whom carried photos of the children they lost, a shout out during his remarks:

“I want to thank in particular the Angel moms and dads for being here. Thank you very much. We have great respect for you. Our real country, the people that really love our country, they love you. So I just want you to know that. I know how hard you fight and I know how hard a fight you’re having.”

On Friday, the president signed a spending deal to keep the federal government open just before the deadline expired and announced his plans to declare a national emergency at the southern border in hopes of allocating $8 billion in federal funds to build his proposed border wall.

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WellHungChad
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Abilio Acosta has state before that he’s never met an angel mom, as if they don’t exist. Well, here’s your chance, “Jim”! Nancy Pelosi doesn’t know any angel mom’s either, because she hides from them when they come to visit her in her office.

Phyllis Softa
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Sooo, if we did not have illegal immigrants in the country, we would not have had 59 dead in Las Vegas, 26 at Sandy Hook, 17 at Parkland, 11 at Pittsburgh synagogue, 9 at Charleston SC church, 27 at Sutherland TX church??? How is an “Angel mom” pain different than a Sandy Hook or Parkland parent’s grief?

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