Acosta Makes Trump’s Case for a Border Barrier

Daveda Gruber

Acosta Makes Trump’s Case for a Border Barrier

by: Daveda Gruber:

On Thursday Twitter was on fire with Tweets to CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta.

Acosta flew to McAllen, Texas to make a point about a wall or barrier at our southern border. Nice idea but the mockery grew as social media had many who viewed his video on Twitter.

A video of Acosta walking alongside a steel barrier and saying how the area was “pretty tranquil,” was commented on by a large number of people.

Acosta made the case for Trump’s barrier without knowing that he did it.

Acosta didn’t seem to know that shooting the video on the border between the USA and Mexico and showing a steel barrier and the tranquility it brought to the area near McAllen was proving that barriers work.

Acosta had tweeted:

Donald Trump Jr. caught the tweet and replied to it.

President Trump weighed in, as well:

In the video in which Acosta posted to his 1.16 million Twitter followers he said, “Here are some of the steel slats that the president’s been talking about. But, as we’re walking along here, we’re not seeing any kind of imminent danger.”

The conservative Twitter users jumped on the band wagon. In a flurry, they pointed out that Acosta had proved the point that walls work.

Acosta fought back by going on his own network and told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, “Here in McAllen, Texas, this community’s consistently been ranked one of the safest communities in the country. So, the president picked sort of a curious spot to make that case. There’s not a wall all along McAllen, Texas. There are various spots where there’s no wall at all. There’s fencing, there’s chain-linked fencing, I went to an RV park this evening where there are RVs right along the river where people can play shuffleboard and drive around in their golf carts and they’re not being besieged by convoys and caravans of migrants coming in and causing all kinds of crime and mayhem.”

The “Dear Diary” meme was first brought up last year in reaction to a tweet Acosta made about Trump not responding to his plea not to be called the “enemy of the people.”

I stumbled on Acosta’s tweet through a fellow Twitter user. I must admit that I couldn’t help myself and tweeted a reply to Acosta.

In the mean time, as all the fun was happening on Twitter, Trump visited the southern border yesterday and tweeted about his time there:

Walls, fences or barriers; whatever you want to call them, WORK!

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