Elder Patriot You’d think CNN would’ve replaced Jim Acosta by now.
He’s lost the credibility war that is so essential to maintaining his networks’ anti-Trump narrative:
Acosta accused President Trump of using statistics to create a false sense of crisis along our southern border. This was a prime example of the old axim “figures lie and liars figure.”
“You are presenting information about what’s happening at the border, calling it an invasion, talking about women with duct tape over their mouths and so on, and yet there is a lot of reporting out there, a lot of crime data out there … that shows border crossings at a near record low.”
President Trump stopped Acosta dead in his tracks:
“Excuse me. It’s still massive numbers of crossings.”
No matter how Acosta couches the narrative, there are only two figures necessary to to prove that the president has legitimate grounds for declaring a national emergency.
The first is the financial burdens that are associated with the 22,000,000 illegal aliens estimated to already be in the United States right now.
That’s a massive number and even if they are otherwise, law abiding, their presence puts an incredible strain on our government’s resources that are running trillion-plus dollar deficits every year.
The second fact was closely guarded by the Obama administration. However, five days after his inauguration, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13768 entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States”. In this order, he required the government to release certain documents detailing the effects of illegal immigration.
We learned that 26% of all federal prisoners are aliens.
The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security released data showing that 94 percent of all confirmed aliens in DOJ custody are unlawfully present in the United States.
Ignoring these official government statistics, Acosta tried baiting President Trump with the claim that stats that show “undocumented immigrants committing crime at lower levels than native-born Americans.”
As Acosta asked his question, Trump asked him if he really believed what he was saying.
When Acosta persisted that Trump was concocting a crisis to get “your” wall, Trump motioned towards the Angel Moms and told Acosta to ask them:
“You think I’m creating something? Ask these incredible women who lost their daughters and their sons.”
Then Trump owned Acosta:
“You have an agenda. You’re CNN. You’re fake news. You have an agenda. The numbers you gave are wrong.
“Take a look at our federal prison population. See how many of them percentage wise, are illegal aliens.”
Acosta, ever the glutton for punishment, perhaps this is the reason CNN loves him so much, then approached an Angel Mom who blew a gaping hole in Acosta’s emotional play on behalf of criminal aliens.
Acosta: “Jim [Sciutto], we believe those are some of the Angel Moms that the president has talked so much about out on the campaign trail, at rallies and so on.
“These are parents of victims who were allegedly killed by undocumented immigrants.
“The president likes to point to these folks who have been through some terrible experiences as evidence a wall is needed down at the border.
“I suspect, Jim, if we are seeing some of the Angel moms coming in, the president will be trying to drum up some emotional energy on this occasion, to try to sell the wall.
“We have seen him do it before.”
Alleged? There have been no less than 4,000 murders at the hands of illegal aliens.
Trump is using their grief to drum up emotional energy?
The Angel Mom who finally got to interject when the egocentric left-wing talking point took a breath, wasn’t about to let Acosta get away with minimizing her grief:
“Yes. I’m a legal immigrant. This is my son (holding up a picture.) We need to secure our borders to protect American citizens. President Trump is completely correct on this issue. We need to protect this country.”
With that civilized rebuke, Acosta ended the interview.