As Twitchy reported, CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted a serious self-own Thursday while accompanying the president to the border in McAllen, Texas, noting that he didn’t see anything resembling a national emergency … while standing directly next to a steel fence.
It seemed lost on Acosta that the residents of McAllen he interviewed said they felt safe … considering they live in an area with a steel fence along the border.
It was such an obvious blunder on Acosta’s part that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted her thanks for him doing the White House’s job for them.
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
You owe him one…
— Leroy Jethro Gibbs❌ (@chaburrophobic) January 10, 2019
Proving the wall is a deterrent. Thanks Jim
— West (@westendmarc) January 10, 2019
Thank you Jim! Great job!
— Louetta (@drawn2it) January 10, 2019
Thank you Jim for checking that out for us. “It’s pretty tranquil”. The wall must be working. Thanks so much for proving the President’s point.
— Luke Gibson Sr (@LukeGibsonSr2) January 10, 2019
😂good job Jim!
— S. Colombo (@calypso5337) January 10, 2019
— Brian (@volasher) January 10, 2019
Walls work! Case closed.
— nancylaymon (@nancylaymon2) January 10, 2019
Thank you Jim for telling us how the wall works! It is doing the job! Now let’s get more of the wall built!
— Sunshine (@Sunshin61856905) January 10, 2019
Walls do work!
THINK, THINK AND THINK!
— Cecil Gonzales (@gtekk4twit) January 10, 2019
Great craftsmanship 👍🏼
— Bradley Harley (@bharley71) January 10, 2019
He is not the sharpest tool in the shed
— Shelly Huey (@shellynotw) January 10, 2019
The best press secretary ever!
— Ron B (@RRonaldBussiere) January 10, 2019
Eh, we miss Tony Snow.
— Billy Shears (@BillyShears13) January 10, 2019
When he gets back to Washington, CNN should send Acosta to ask Rep. Ted Lieu why he won’t work to tear down the “first century technology” separating Tijuana and San Diego. If walls are “an immorality,” certainly fences are too.
Aid workers: ‘Lice infestations and respiratory infections are rampant’ among migrants parked in Tijuana https://t.co/HivlDA0HjR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 30, 2018