At The American Spectator, Jeffrey Lord provides a roundup of coverage of President Donald Trump’s foresight in regards to the ongoing attempt at invading the southern border by members of the so-called “caravan.” Despite his big ego and bombast, CNN’s Jim Acosta was proved dead wrong after he told the President members of the caravan wouldn’t be climbing border walls to get in. The horde of mostly young men (using women and children as human shields in their illegal attempts at crossing the border) has so far been prevented from entering thanks to prescient planning and preparation by the Trump administration. Lord writes (abridged):
To wit: the media got the caravan thunderously, embarrassingly wrong.
Nolte points out the following.
Fox’s Shepard Smith assured: “There is no invasion,” he said. “There’s nothing at all to worry about.
Then there was, famously, CNN’s Jim Acosta at that showdown in the East Room with the President. Acosta lecturing the President that “As you know, Mr. President, the caravan was not an invasion.
Rich Lowry headlined the same story this way in the Post:
Trump’s critics were dead wrong about the caravan after all
Rich wrote in part:
It’s been about three weeks since CNN reporter Jim Acosta repeatedly told President Trump at a news conference that the migrant caravan is “hundreds and hundreds of miles away” and “not an invasion.” Acosta strenuously objected to a Trump ad that showed migrants climbing border walls: “They’re not going to be doing that.”
Now, thousands of migrants from the caravan have arrived in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. Over the weekend, hundreds of them stormed a border crossing, climbing the fence and throwing rocks. US border agents used tear gas to repel the mob. If the throng was too small to constitute an invasion, it certainly wasn’t a rules-bound group of asylum seekers.
Weeks ago the President, with a totally clear-eyed understanding of what was coming, started preparing — something Presidents are paid to do. Troops were dispatched to protect the border. Barbed wire barriers were installed to protect the border. Tear gas was at the ready.
Yet again this is Trump Derangement Syndrome in action. And, one suspects, the only people to have their credibility damaged are those who let TDS so cloud their judgment that it blinds them to blatantly obvious reality.
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