As the debate over funding for the border wall continues to mount, Americans are weighing in with their thoughts on the wall and getting it funded. However, in a surprising and ironic turn, CNN’s Jim Acosta actually made the case that walls do, in fact, work, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
A Closer Look at Acosta’s Inadvertent Case for the Wall
On Thursday, Acosta went to McAllen, Texas in order to visit the border between the United States and Mexico. During his time in the area, Acosta filmed himself walking and talking about his thoughts on currently existing barriers and the lack of invaders.
In his own words:
“We’re not seeing any imminent danger. There are no migrants trying to rush toward this fence. No sign of the national emergency the president has been talking about.”
You can also see his video for yourself:
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
When Acosta posted the video which can be seen above, he was probably not expecting the subsequent responses. As a matter of fact, it’s quite obvious that Acosta did not intend to prove President Trump’s point, but that’s exactly what he wound up doing. Following the upload of his video, many conservatives and Republicans took to Twitter with their own thoughts about how Acosta’s take actually proves the point that border walls are effective.
Some of the most entertaining responses read as follows:
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
Glad to see the steel slats are deterring illegal immigrants from attempting to cross the border exactly as @realDonaldTrump said they would. This is why we need to #BuildTheWall along the rest of our southern border. #WallsWork https://t.co/EWJYbq78Dn
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 10, 2019
🤔 Say that again, but slowly… https://t.co/b0l7tPMwL7
— Sean Duffy (@RepSeanDuffy) January 10, 2019
Even the president’s detractors are proving his point.
What do you think about Acosta’s video? Do you think he intended to prove that border walls are effective against unwanted breaches and invasions? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
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