During the press conference in the Rose garden, outside the White House, Jim Acosta of CNN asked the president if he was concocting an emergency in order to build the wall.
President Trump slammed that question out of the park when he asked a group of angel moms what they thought. After the press conference, the angel moms surrounded Acosta and let him know what they thought about his question.
President Trump clashes with CNN journalist…again.
Jim Acosta says critics would say Trump is “creating a national emergency”, to which the president replies “fake news”.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 15, 2019
“Are you creating a national emergency?” – Jim Acosta
“Ask the angel moms.” – Trump in the Rose Garden
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 15, 2019
When asked by Acosta about what he would say to critics that believe he is “concocting a national emergency” to build the wall — the president turned to the Angel Moms (women whose children have been murdered by illegal aliens) to let them answer him.
“What do you say to your critics who say that you are creating a national emergency, that you’re concocting a national emergency here in order to get your wall?” Acosta asked.
“I’ll ask the angel moms — what do you think, do you think I’m creating something?” President Trump responded.
“Ask these incredible women who lost their daughters and their sons,” Trump added.
One of the Angel Moms could be heard responding and saying, “this is real.”
Then President Trump accused Acosta of asking a slanted and political question.
“Your question is a very political question, because you have an agenda. You’re CNN, you’re fake news. You have an agenda.”