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On the same day that President Trump traveled to McAllen, Texas to meet with Border Patrol agents and visit the U.S.-Mexico border, CNN’s Jim Acosta set out on a mission to prove there was no immigration crisis after all.

Acosta posted a video on Twitter, of himself standing next to a tall, steel border fence, and proclaimed that everything was tranquil and calm, with no sign of any illegal migrants in sight trying to cross the fence.

“Here are some of the steel slats that the president’s been talking about,” Acosta said, adding, “But as we’re walking along here, we’re not seeing any kind of imminent danger. There are no migrants trying to rush toward this fence here in the McAllen, Texas area.”

“There are some other businesses behind me along this highway… but no sign of the national emergency that the president has been talking about. As a matter of fact, it’s pretty tranquil down here,” he declared.

Acosta tweeted, along with the video, “I found some steel slats down on the border. But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation.. at least not in the McAllen, TX area of the border where Trump will be today.”

In another video, Acosta noted that the steel slats don’t run the entire length of the border in that area, eventually changing to just a simple chain link fence. He said that “occasionally migrants come through, but residents say their community is quite safe.”

In another video, Acosta showed an empty field, and noted that it is “all quiet on this stretch of the border ahead of Trump’s visit.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham responded: “Hey Jim Acosta, You’re making Trump’s case better than he can!”

White House Press Secretary also “thanked” Acosta for explaining so clearly why walls work.

President Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, weighed in to thank Acosta for his coverage as well.

“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,” Parscale tweeted.

Acosta demonstrated the situation on air to CNN, claiming again that there was no crisis in the area, and it was perfectly safe, while showing the chain link fence that migrants could easily climb over. He said it was curious that President Trump had chosen this place to do such a “photo op.”

Acosta posted a couple videos of local residents saying they felt safe in the area:

Meanwhile, President Trump was meeting with Border Patrol agents and being briefed on how severe the situation really is.

One Border Patrol official told the president that their sector is the busiest zone in the country for illegal immigration, and said just yesterday, they apprehended a total of 450 illegal aliens crossing the border.

“So far this sector has apprehended people from 41 countries. Just yesterday alone, we apprehended 133 people from countries other Central America and Mexico. That includes people from India, Pakistan, China, Romania, Ecuador and Nicaragua,” the agent told President Trump.

Acosta was mocked repeatedly over his coverage of the border:

Some Twitter users reminded Acosta that he was only a few miles away from the Mexican border town where 21 bodies were just discovered, amid a wave of cartel violence.

“You need directions,” one Twitter user asked him mockingly.

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