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Trump Tells Acosta To Ask Angel Moms If There’s A Manufactured Crisis At The Border

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After CNN reporter Jim Acosta asked President Donald Trump if he was manufacturing a crisis at the border Friday, the president fired back, telling him to ask the family members of those killed by illegal immigrants whether or not the crisis at the border is real.

Sitting a few rows in front of the podium in the Rose Garden were a group of “angel moms,” mothers of those who lost their lives to illegal immigrant violence. Acosta had asked Trump if he was “creating a national emergency” in order to get his border wall, which Trump quickly responded to by pointing to the grieving mothers. (RELATED: CNN’s Jim Acosta Says There’s No Border Crisis Near Texas Border Wall)

“Ask the angel moms,” Trump said. “What do you think? Do you think I’m creating something?”

“This is real!” one of the angel moms said to Acosta.

Trump then accused Acosta’s question of being motivated by his personal political beliefs.

“Your question is a very political question because you have an agenda,” Trump said. “It’s a fake question.”

The Daily Caller White House Correspondent Amber Athey reported that a group of angel moms confronted Acosta after the president’s near hour-long press conference concluded.


The White House announced plans Thursday to find nearly $8 billion for a border wall through an emergency declaration.

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