A group of ‘Angel Moms’ who have tragically lost their sons and daughters at the hands of illegal immigrants confronted CNN’s Jim Acosta on the White House lawn Friday; telling the reporter they support the President’s plans to build a border wall.
“President Trump is completely correct on this issue,” one mother told Acosta.
"President Trump is completely correct on this issue," an 'angel mom' whose son was killed by an undocumented immigrant tells CNN's @Acosta reacting to Trump declaring a national emergency to secure funding for a border wall. https://t.co/MfIjYpN1Cq pic.twitter.com/bTdEVZBRdK
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) February 15, 2019
After Angel Moms confront Jim Acosta, he invites them to join him on air pic.twitter.com/VCL5DyzgXZ
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) February 15, 2019
The President publicly scolded Acosta during his briefing Friday morning; blasting the journalist after accusing the Commander-in-Chief of “concocting a crisis” along the US-Mexico border.
Read the full report at Fox News.
CNN SLAMMED: Trump UNLOADS on Jim Acosta for Asking if He’s ‘Concocting This Emergency’
President Trump publicly scolded CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta Friday morning; blasting the reporter after he asked if the administration was “concocting” an emergency at the US-Mexico border.
“What do you say to your critics who say that you’re creating a national emergency, that you’re concocting a national emergency in order to get your wall?” asked Acosta from the White House lawn.
“I’ll ask the Angel Moms. Do you think I’m creating something? Ask these incredible women who lost their daughters and their sons. Your question is a very political question,” fired-back the President.
President Trump spars with CNN's Jim @Acosta and says he has a "fake question'" when asked about his crime statistics:
"Your question is a very political question, you have an agenda, you're CNN, you're fake news, the numbers that you gave are wrong" pic.twitter.com/NpSVxIWEyb
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) February 15, 2019
“You have an agenda, you’re CNN, you’re fake news, the numbers that you gave are wrong,” he added.
Watch the fiery exchange above.
BORDER CRISIS: Federal Agents Detained 27,518 Migrants in December Alone
President Trump highlighted the escalating crisis occurring along the US-Mexico border during his prime-time speech Tuesday night, with new data showing federal agents detained 27,518 migrants in December alone.
“Border Patrol agents apprehended 27,518 members of family units in December, the highest monthly total on record. That figure has steadily been climbing now for five months,” writes USA Today.
“Those caravan members, most of whom have been trying to exercise their legal right to request asylum in the U.S., contributed to a third straight month of more than 60,000 migrants being detained at U.S. ports of entry and arrested in the vast stretches of border in between,” adds the article.
Leading Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer flat-out refused to acknowledge the national security issue along the southern border Tuesday; saying President Trump had “manufactured a crisis” and was “stoking fear” for political purposes.
Read the full report here.