Oopsie! CNN's Jim Acosta Inadvertently Makes Strong Case for a Border Wall

January 10th, 2019 4:02 PM

If the Guinness World Records were to ever have a category for self-owning, this tweet by CNN's Jim Acosta would definitely be towards the top of the list. 

Acosta apparently thought his January 10 tweet was an argument for why a border wall is unnecessary. Instead, he accidentally revealed why a border barrier such as the steel slats he featured were very effective in stopping the flow of illegals.

Watch while Acosta shows just how successful the steel slats, which President Trump has recommended, are as a barrier even though the clueless CNN correspondent thinks he is making the opposite case.


Here's what he said in the video:

And here's some of the steel slats that the President has been talking about, right here. As you can see, yes you can see through these slats to the other side of the US-Mexico border but as we're walking along here we're not seeing any kind of imminent danger. There are not migrants trying to rush towards this fence here in the McAllen, Texas area. As a matter of fact, there are some other businesses behind me along this highway. There's a gas station, Burger King, and so on but no sign of the national emergency that the President has been talking about. As a matter of fact, it's pretty tranquil down here.

You're right, Jim. It is pretty tranquil there because that steel slat fence you featured is preventing migrants from trying to rush across the border as you correctly pointed out. The residents of that area and the nearby businesses are not seeing any kind of imminent danger due to that steel slat fence.

Of course, this hilarious self-owning by Acosta inspired quite a bit of amused reaction. Here is just a very small sampling:





Later, Acosta tried to stop the bleeding:



Exit question: How long before @realDonaldTrump retweets Acosta accidentally making the case for why a border wall (or steel slat fence) is needed?