White House officials and Trump supporters on Twitter roundly mocked CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta after he filmed himself taking a walk along a border barrier he called "tranquil" and claiming there was "no national emergency."
"Here's some of the steel slats that the president has been talking about," Acosta said as he grabbed a bar. "As you can see, yes, you can see through these slats to the other side of the U.S.-Mexico border."
"But as I am walking along here we're not seeing any kind of imminent danger," Acosta reported as he walked against the barrier. "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, a Burger King and so on," the intrepid reporter said into the camera.
"No sign of the national emergency that the president has been talking about. As a matter of fact, it's pretty tranquil down here," Acosta ended his transmission.
Tweets of Acosta getting mocked:
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! https://t.co/7wC4rdEsZ2— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 10, 2019
Is it possible Acosta is actually a pro-Trump false flag operating under deep cover in the media?— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) January 10, 2019
If so, he’s a genius. https://t.co/EvRYGrIQZI