CNN's White House Correspondent Jim Acosta on Thursday reiterated how confident it is in McAllen, Texas, after he met on…
CNN’s White House Correspondent Jim Acosta on Thursday reiterated how confident it is in McAllen, Texas, after he met on social media to inadvertently make the case for President Donald Trump’s border.
Eventually Trump refused.
Brouhaha started when Acosta took on Twitter that showed video of himself that went next to a steel barrier and said how the area was “pretty quiet”.
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“Here are some of the steel records the president was talking about,” Acosta told his 1.16 million Twitter supporters. “But when we walk along here we do not see any kind of imminent danger.”
Many conservatives on Twitter pointed out that Acosta accidentally boasted that the walls actually work. Some, including Donald Trump Jr., called their comments a “self-owned”.
It led to a fiery back and forth between the CNN reporter and the president’s son, whether the barriers were already in place were sufficient to provide security.
Later, Acosta appeared on his network and doubled on how confident McAllen was and rejected President Trump’s claim that the southern border was “under attack”.
“Here in McAllen, Texas, this community is consistently ranked as one of the safest communities in the country. So the president chose such a curious place to do so,” said Acosta CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. “There is not a wall all the time McAllen, Texas. There are different places where there is no wall at all. There is fencing, there are chain-led fencing, I went to an RV park tonight where there are RVs right along the river where people can play shuffleboard and drive around in their golf carts and they are not located by convoys and caravans of migrants
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Meanwhile, President Trump had a bit of fun trolling Acosta ] on Twitter
Meme “Dear Diary” appeared last year in a reaction to a tweet Acosta made about Trump, who did not respond to his desire not to be called the people’s enemy.