CNN’s Jim Acosta just stepped in it again. Trump spoke outside the White House on Friday to explain why he was declaring an emergency to build the wall. Acosta implied that Trump is manufacturing the crisis. Then Trump told him to ask the Angel Moms in attendance that question.
The Daily Caller reports:
TRUMP TELLS ACOSTA TO ASK ANGEL MOMS IF THERE’S A MANUFACTURED CRISIS AT THE BORDER
After CNN reporter Jim Acosta asked President Donald Trump if he was manufacturing a crisis at the border Friday, the president fired back, telling him to ask the family members of those killed by illegal immigrants whether or not the crisis at the border is real.
Sitting a few rows in front of the podium in the Rose Garden were a group of “angel moms,” mothers of those who lost their lives to illegal immigrant violence. Acosta had asked Trump if he was “creating a national emergency” in order to get his border wall, which Trump quickly responded to by pointing to the grieving mothers.
“Ask the angel moms,” Trump said. “What do you think? Do you think I’m creating something?”
“This is real!” one of the angel moms said to Acosta.
Watch the video:
Here’s another video from the same event:
— Emerald Robinson (@EmeraldRobinson) February 15, 2019
FOX News has more on what Trump said:
President Trump said Friday he is declaring a national emergency on the southern border, tapping into executive powers in a bid to divert billions toward construction of a wall even as he signs a funding package that includes just $1.4 billion for border security.
“We’re going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border … one way or the other, we have to do it,” Trump said in the Rose Garden.
The move is expected to face a swift and forceful legal challenge that could stall the attempt in the courts for the near future. But the declaration and other money-moving plans allow Trump to continue to fight for border wall construction while also averting another partial government shutdown — which would have been triggered at midnight absent the new funding package. He signed the spending deal Friday afternoon.
Trump, in the Rose Garden, declared once again that “walls work” as he confirmed the emergency declaration would accompany the spending legislation.
Democrats forced Trump’s hand on this. If they want someone to blame, they should look into a mirror.