Jim Acosta makes Trump point a border walls/fences, etc! Question is – does he know how foolish he looks, or is it a case of bad press is better than none at all.
from the American Spectator:
Acosta as Schmendrick: When Fools Rush In
You must first watch this brief one-minute video clip.
[Rather than make you link to Big Jim’s Twitter page, here’s the clip]:
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
It is Jim Acosta, crack CNN Trump-hater, appearing in the rare venue from which no one is seeking to throw him out. He is walking along a steel-slat barrier/wall/fence/mechitzah/barricade/rampart along our southern border. As he walks, facing his trusty cameraman, he endeavors to prove that President Trump’s call for such a wall is ridiculously wrong and exaggerated. Showing his viewers why the President apparently is making a mountain out of a molehill, Acosta explains why a border wall like that one is wasteful. In Acosta’s words:
“And here are some of the steel slats that the President’s been talking about, uh, right here.… As you can see, yes you can see through these slats to the other side of the U.S.–Mexico border. But as we’re walking along here, we’re not seeing any kind of imminent danger. There are no migrants trying to rush toward this fence.… no sign of the national emergency that the President has been talking about. As a matter of fact, it’s pretty tranquil down here.”
Wikipedia, The Free Dictionary, and Dictionary.com all have a word for this guy: schmendrick. The man is a schmendrick. There may not be a caravan in the video, but this is what happens when fools rush in.
In his and CNN’s haste to mock the President’s demand for a $5.7 billion Congressional budget allocation to expand the wall whose construction began at the Mexico border at San Diego, Acosta unwittingly and witlessly failed in his attempt to be witty. He was right in part: There was no border crisis, no emergency, no imminent danger of caravan Illegals storming the border at that spot… because, uh, there was a wall of steel slats. Consider other planned “Acosta-on-the-Scene” segments that CNN may be airing later this week: