CNN’s Jim Acosta was trying to be funny and snarky when he made a video at the Texas-Mexico border.
He stood in front of a steel wall, and declared there was no “crisis” at the border.
Acosta is parroting recent talking points from Democrat leaders including Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
Watch 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
President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, instantly thanked Acosta for proving that border walls do actually work.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) January 10, 2019
Washington Examiner reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Tuesday dismissed President Trump’s Oval Office address on border security as an effort to “stoke fear” among Americans and accused him of playing up a “manufactured crisis.”
“Most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes,” said Schumer, in a televised rebuttal to Trump. “This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”
Schumer and Pelosi rejected Trump’s call for tougher border security and instead called on Trump to agree to sign seven lapsed spending bills that would reopen about 25 percent of a now partially shuttered government. In exchange, Schumer promised, “we can resolve our differences over border security.”
But the biting criticism delivered by Pelosi and Schumer in their brief rebuttal to Trump show the two sides remain miles apart.