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For today’s exercise, we’ll let CNN’s Jim Acosta represent the entire liberal mainstream media (he wants to be a star, rub elbows with the glitterati, so today, the not-at-all humble journalist will be the be-all and end-all).

In the infamous press conference with President Trump earlier this month (Remember? When Acosta stood up to make some declarations [there was hardly a “question” in sight] and then brusquely swiped away a White House intern’s hand when she went to take back the microphone?), Acosta said the president was all wrong about the migrant caravan that was then marching toward the U.S.-Mexican border.

In the November 7 showdown, Trump called on Acosta, who stood and said: “I wanted to challenge you on one of the statements that you made in the tail end of the campaign in the midterms, that this —.” The president cut him off, knowing right away where this was headed, and said, “Oh, here we go.”

Acosta picked up the question. ” — That this caravan was an ‘invasion.’ ”

“As you know, Mr. President, the caravan was not an invasion,” Acosta said, lecturing the president. “It’s a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the U.S.,” he said smugly.

Having been properly schooled by the CNN reporter, Trump said: “Thank you for telling me that. I appreciate it.”

Acosta went on to spout nothing but opinion, using loaded words as he unloaded his bias.

“Do you think that you demonized immigrants in this election?” Acosta asked. “Not at all,” Trump said.

“But your campaign had an ad showing migrants climbing over walls and so on,” Acosta said. “They’re not going to be doing that. … They’re hundreds of miles away. … That’s not an invasion.”

Flash ahead less than three weeks and whamo, an actual invasion as so-called “migrants” clashed with U.S. Border Patrol agents at the San Ysidro port, throwing rocks and yes, trying to climb over fences and walls “and so on.”

Yes, as the president predicted (and feared), thousands of migrants from the caravan gathered in the city of Tijuana, Mexico, and then stormed the border, overwhelming border patrol, who were forced to fire rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the violent mob. Trump was right, Acosta was wrong.

In an odd twist, the outcome was not what Trump or Republicans wanted — but was exactly what liberals and Democrats (and Acosta) hoped for.

Newly-elected Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared the migrants at the U.S. border to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany. Sen. Brian Schatz, Hawaii Democrat, pondered on Twitter whether the use of tear gas perhaps violates the Chemical Weapons Conventions (duh, it doesn’t). And Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat, called on United Nations inspectors to investigate the gassing of “women and children” (it was mostly young men charging the border, if you want to stick with the facts).

But wait, there’s more hilarity. As the Left savaged the president and his administration for firing tear gas at violent rock-throwing men, reporters with even a skosh of institutional memory recalled when then-president Barack Obama did exactly the same thing to stem border “invasions.”

“A group of about 100 people trying to illegally cross the border Sunday near the San Ysidro port of entry threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents, who responded by using pepper spray and other means to force the crowd back into Mexico, federal officials said,” the San Diego Tribune reported — on November 25, 2013.

Worse still (for liberals, anyway) is the fact that few of the thousands of men who have amassed on the border are applying for asylum — as Democrats (and Acosta) contended they were planning to do when they finally reached America.

“What I saw on the border yesterday was not people walking up to Border Patrol agents and asking to claim asylum,” San Diego Sector Border Control chief patrol agent Rodney Scott said on CNN. “Matter of fact, one of the groups I watched, one of the groups that several of them were arrested, they passed 10 or 15 marked Border Patrol units … numerous uniformed personnel, as they were chanting, waving a Honduran flag, and throwing rocks at the agents.

“If they were truly asylum seekers, they would have just walked up with their hands up and surrendered. And that did not take place,” he said.

So liberals (and Jim Acosta) were completely wrong. “This caravan is not an invasion” really turned out to be fake news.

And you gotta’ know that Trump knew as much when he clashed with Acosta. Sure, the guy is crazy, but sometimes he’s crazy like a fox.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Mary Johnson

    November 29, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Here we are again talking about immigration like illegals and immigrants are the same they are not. True immigration is those doing it the right way. You do not come to the border and throw rocks and other things and expect the border prowl not to respond to the threats. They were told they would not be allowed in this country other than the legal means and yet they continue. That is invasion on immigration. An act of war on this nation. As such should be treated as any act of war should be which is a show of force in return. We are not a weak nation we just have weak people in the form of Democrats that will use anything to get their way.

  2. Chuck

    November 29, 2018 at 4:46 am

    The Left MSM will just “move the goal posts”.

  3. Richard R. Pope

    November 29, 2018 at 6:07 am

    This was an attack by enemy combatants. Deadly force was warranted.
    America: Love it or Leave it!
    GOD Bless and GOD Please Help us,
    rich!

  4. Synickel

    November 29, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Another sensational headline that doesn’t match the story.

  5. David Farrington

    November 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    As James Woods said, if the are seeking asylum, why not stay in Mexico where they are granted asylum.

  6. Robert Trotta

    November 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Why don’t the other news agencies and reporters tell Acosta to sit down and shut up? They’re as bad as he is for remaining silent! What are they afraid of?

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