As Twitchy told you earlier, President Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta had another fiery back and forth during a press conference announcing the declaration of a national emergency at the border. At one point, Acosta asked Trump if the border crisis is manufactured, and the president instead told him to ask another group of people in attendance:
AWKWARD: Jim Acosta asks Trump if he’s manufacturing a border crisis and then ‘POTUS defers to Angel Moms’ https://t.co/UxuXFp0vES
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 15, 2019
Ouch! And before Trump spoke, Acosta described the Angel Moms this way:
Jim Acosta on Angel Moms attending Rose Garden announcement: “These are parents of victims who were allegedly killed by undocumented immigrants. [Trump] likes to point to these folks who have been through some terrible experiences as evidence a wall is needed down at the border.”
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 15, 2019
Watch: @Acosta, speaking from the Rose Garden of Angel Moms: "These are parents of victims who were allegedly killed by undocumented immigrants."
In the past two years, illegal immigrants have been charged or convicted of 4,000 murders. Nothing "alleged" about it. pic.twitter.com/5oehafs81T
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) February 15, 2019
Wow. That’s some solid journalisming right there.
— Jerie Black 🇺🇸 🇮🇱 (@jerieblack) February 15, 2019
If I were an Angel Mom and he said that in front of me, I would have dragged him. https://t.co/Hco4yh5OCm
— Darya2 (@PepeClinton) February 15, 2019
“Allegedly killed”. I lack words. That guy is a menace to society.
— Wasteland Capital (@ecommerceshares) February 15, 2019
"Alleged" reporter Acosta !!
— budster66 (@tweetmongo66) February 15, 2019
— Tonya (@watchingfoxes) February 15, 2019
After the press conference, Acosta did interview the Angel Moms, but we doubt he used the term “allegedly” in front of them:
After Angel Moms confront Jim Acosta, he invites them to join him on air pic.twitter.com/VCL5DyzgXZ
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) February 15, 2019
Our hearts go out to them. https://t.co/56BjEXSqcW
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 15, 2019