CNN’s Jim Acosta just self-owned himself so hard on Twitter, it was almost too painfully hilarious to watch.
Having been discharged from the burn unit after getting scorched by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway in front of the White House Tuesday, Acosta headed down to McAllen, Texas, where he videoed himself standing next to a border wall and tweeted that he “[didn’t]see anything resembling a national emergency situation” like, say, a giant influx of migrants.
Acosta stood next to a physical barrier and complained that he didn’t see any illegal aliens trying to cross.
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
"Here are some of the steel slats the president has been talking about," Acosta notes in his video, tapping on the tall poles lining the border.
"But as we're walking along here, we're not seeing any kind of imminent danger," he went on. "There are no migrants trying to, uh, 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."
He also posted a video of a border fence topped with razor wire along with the caption, "All quiet on this stretch of the border ahead of Trump’s visit to McAllen TX area."
All quiet on this stretch of the border ahead of Trump’s visit to McAllen TX area. pic.twitter.com/cJ9tBwdCSd— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 10, 2019
The irony of the statement was so thick and so hilarious, in fact, that Twitter couldn’t help but point it out. A lot.
Presumably, Jim, the counter-argument would be that you don't see "a national emergency situation" precisely because there's a wall of the sort that those you're criticizing want to extend.— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) January 10, 2019
So you’re saying that you found no crisis where Steel slats are constructed?— Kemba George (@kembageorge) January 10, 2019
Hey Sherlock, there's nothing "resembling a national emergency situation" there because there's a wall literally right next to you pic.twitter.com/aogbaATamX— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 10, 2019
Brilliant! You found a portion of intact barrier in the middle of the day and it's working! Maybe you should go to an area with no barrier & set up for a couple of nights with the border patrol to see what happens? 🙄— Off The Deep End (@GypsyGentry) January 10, 2019
Shocker. Where there is a wall, there are no illegal immigrants. Success.— BasedAF (@BasedAF1) January 10, 2019
Perhaps Acosta should think first before throwing down his own critique of his political opponents. Then again, thinking before speaking has never really been his strong suit.