President Donald Trump again lashed CNN correspondent Jim Acosta during a roundtable at the White House on Friday, mockingly thanking the reporter for his "sales pitch" for the president's border wall.
Trump is referring to Acosta's report Thursday nothing was happening along with empty, quiet stretch of the Mexico-Texas border during Trump's visit, which was intended to highlight the "invasion" there. Trump and some other Republicans mocked the report, pointing out that Acosta was walking along a border fence during his report.
"Good job. I appreciate your sales pitch, "Trump said Friday in a jab at Acosta.
When Acosta answered:" I did not see any invasion at the border, "Trump shot back:" Oh, you did not? That's because we had a wall. "
Acosta tweeted about Trump's new claim of invasion:" Fact check: False. "
Trump said during his comments that the nation is "under siege" by immigrants attempting to cross the border.
The president therefore insists that he is threatening to declare a national emergency – and build a border wall without support from Congress or the majority of Americans – would be the "easy way out." But "Congress should do this" – apparently the House and Senate should agree with his demands. "It's too simple," he said.
"If they can not do it, I want to declare a national emergency. [Trump added.]
But Trump appeared to be in danger of being declared a national emergency in other comments.
"What we're doing is not right now national emergency, "Trump said.
The President again repeated, without much evidence, that many furloughed federal workers support his government to shut down and go without pay $ 5.7 billion for his border wall.