Fox News’ Tucker Carlson took a sarcastic jab at CNN’s Jim Acosta for his video recording from the southern border that many felt achieved the opposite of his intent.
Acosta, who was in McAllen, Texas, awaiting the arrival of President Donald Trump, videoed himself along the border wall and revealed the shocking truth that the crisis was indeed manufactured since there were no throngs of migrants along the wall.
“We’re not getting a barrier along our southern border. We can’t, not now, not ever. That possibility was permanently destroyed today by a fact-seeking missile of truth launched by one of our country’s premier cable news outlets in a single devastating act of journalism, CNN killed the wall,” Carlson began.
“Took their biggest guns to do it. The network dispatched its chief White House correspondent/moral philosopher/renaissance poet Jim Acosta to the U.S.-Mexico border.”
Carlson showed his viewers Acosta’s video that was posted to Twitter by CNN’s reporter, who said that the border was “tranquil.”
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Carlson continued, continuing to make fun of the journalist:
“You see that? Take that, you nativist bigot freaks, you creepy wall obsessives. Jim Acosta just spanked you. He was there, not in some cushy air-conditioned studio in Washington with the rest of the talking heads, but in the field, on the scene, doing the kind of hard-boiled shoe-leather reporting that has made Jim Acosta a household name.
“Acosta went right to the wall itself. The very wall he finds immoral and has often argued against at press conferences. And what Jim Acosta found there will shock you, not a single illegal alien was anywhere near that wall.”
“There was no tent city. There were no predatory gang members or coyotes — MS-13, not there. There was no sad suffering caravan. Everything was just fine.
“Or as Jim Acosta so memorably put it, the area around that steel barrier was pretty tranquil, see that’s what you get when you build walls, America, tranquility,” Carlson added.
“That’s the last thing we need more of in this country, more peaceful bucolic scenes like that. Wait, that couldn’t have been CNN’s point, could it? Now it’s getting confusing.”