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Whoops: The internet mercilessly mocks Jim Acosta for inadvertently proving that — surprise! — walls work

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Image source: Twitter video screenshot

Twitter mocked CNN's Jim Acosta widely on Twitter Thursday after he shared a video in which he apparently attempted to deconstruct the narrative that there's no need for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A ... video? Of the wall?

Yes, an actual video.

Acosta, who was visiting the border wall ahead of President Donald Trump's Thursday visit, argued that there simply isn't a border crisis.

His video, however, completely negated his point.

"Here are some of the steel slats that the president's been talking about," Acosta said while walking along the southern border. "But as we're walking alone here, we're not seeing any kind of imminent danger."

He added, "There are no migrants trying to rush toward this fence," and pointed out the "tranquil" scene around him.

Acosta apparently didn't realize that he'd contradicted himself entirely with his visit.

Acosta shared the video on his Twitter page and captioned it, "The steel slats don't run the entire length of the border in the McAllen area. We found one part where there is a chain link fence. Occasionally migrants come thru but residents say their community is quite safe."

At the time of this writing, Acosta's video has been viewed more than 847,000 times.

What did people say about the video?

Web content strategist Caleb Hull responded to Acosta's video, writing, "Jim Acosta just posted one of the biggest self owns ever. He's walking along the border where there's a wall in place talking about how there's nothing that 'resembles a national emergency situation' and 'there's no migrants trying to rush.'"

"That's because there's a wall, Jim," Hull added.

Conservative firebrand Ben Shapiro laughed off the video and added, "It's almost as though having steel slats might help prevent illegal immigration where you're filming, dolt."

The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra added, "Acosta making videos for the Trump administration showing the effectiveness of border barriers."

Brad Parscale, Trump's campaign manager, also waded into the fray, writing, "I would like to thank @Acosta for pointing out how peaceful, safe and secure it is at a part of the border that HAS a wall. #RealNews #BuildTheWall."

Author and Fox News contributor Stephen Miller added, "Er, you found a place where there is a barrier and all is quiet? Jim, do you know what point you're actually making here?"

Charles C. W. Cooke, editor of the National Review, wrote, "Presumably, Jim, the counter-argument would be that you don't see 'a national emergency situation' precisely because there's a wall of the sort that those you're criticizing want to extend."

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