On Thursday, fake news reporter Jim Acosta pulled off one of the biggest self-owns in history, and the entire world mocked him for it. To recap, Acosta shot a selfie video near the border to illustrate that “there is no border crisis”, but it ended up backfiring in hilarious fashion.
While standing next to a giant barrier, Acosta argued that the border is “safe”, but he accidentally made President Trump’s whole point……WALLS WORK!
It’s pretty simple:
If you shoot a video near a barrier on the border, it’s going to be safe.
If you shoot a video next to an unguarded border location, it’s NOT going to be safe.
In case you missed his hilarious self-own, here it was again in all it’s glory:
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
“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.”
As you can imagine, Twitter had a FIELD day with Acosta’s hilarious blunder. You can see all of their remarks below, but President Trump had a simple yet HILARIOUS response to Acosta’s idiotic video:
Dear Diary… https://t.co/NAuMaQW6fl
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2019
The “Dear Diary” remark is derived from a common Twitter joke that many users have at Jim Acosta’s expense. Anytime Acosta whines or complains about something, Twitter users respond with “Dear Diary” as a way to mock him.
Well, it looks like the President of the United States just picked up on it, and it was beautiful.
Here are some more brutal responses from the rest of the Twitterverse:
I am *shocked* that a glib video, customized for re-tweets and filmed in broad daylight along one of the more secure parts of the RGV by a reporter who parachuted in for the day, did not reveal anything dramatic. https://t.co/TgPzMtU8pl
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) January 10, 2019
Imagine if a CNN reporter drove to a small town in western PA, whipped out his phone and said, "I found a white working class town, but I don't see any corpses of heroin addicts lying around in the streets…" https://t.co/g4D5Bjnvhx
— John Daniel Davidson (@johnddavidson) January 10, 2019
Idiot Acosta proves the wall works. https://t.co/WgvZtzkqT9
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) January 10, 2019
So physical border barriers work and you can safely shoot self-indulgent selfie vids without worrying about getting shot, robbed, kidnapped, or threatened. Thanks, tool! https://t.co/BTq0f1GepP
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 10, 2019
Glad to see the steel slats are deterring illegal immigrants from attempting to cross the border exactly as @realDonaldTrump said they would. This is why we need to #BuildTheWall along the rest of our southern border. #WallsWork https://t.co/EWJYbq78Dn
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 10, 2019
Shocker. Where there is a wall, there are no illegal immigrants. Success.
— BasedAF (@BasedAF1) January 10, 2019
Maybe there is no crisis there because of the steel barrier Acosta is showing in his vid. Lol
— FloridaBot™ (@aeknipe) January 10, 2019
— Dan Stringer, Selling the Cars to Make the Cars (@Danstringer74) January 10, 2019
No emergency at the area where there is a wall? Thanks for proving @POTUS point, showboat! LOL
— All-American Male (@AllAmericanMaIe) January 10, 2019
So, you are saying that the wall works?
— Tim Troup (@troup40) January 10, 2019
I wonder if it has anything at all to do with the wall you’re standing next to 🤔
— Yellow Red Sparks 🌓 (@yellowredsparks) January 10, 2019
What did you think about Acosta’s self-own? Comment below with your reaction….