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Trump’s imaginary border crisis gets exposed by citizens who live there

According to a New York Times report, President Donald Trump privately told television anchors that he really didn’t want to make his national address Tuesday and he really didn’t want to go to the border on Thursday, either. In fact, in a round-about way, he even went so far as to dismiss the trip to the border as pointless.

“It’s not going to change a damn thing, but I’m still doing it,” Trump said. “But,” he added, gesturing at his communications aides Bill Shine, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway, “these people behind you say it’s worth it.”

Well, lo and behold, it appears the trip has already proven to be a disaster for the president as he seems to have delivered the media to a border that is not being attacked with a crisis at all.

But don’t take my word for it. Instead, take CNN’s Jim Acosta’s, who stood at the razor-wire fence between the United States and Mexico and collected video footage all around.

“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,” Acosta reported.

“There’s no sign of the national emergency the president is talking about,” he added.

Also, while there, he took time to interview Nadine, a 10-year McAllen, Texas resident. Per her acount, she’s never witnessed any of what Trump has described happening on the border, and even went so far as to describe the area as “very calm” and “very safe.”

Acosta also caught up with Jose, a man who has lived in McAllen, TX his whole life. His border story was nothing like the president’s, but very similar to Nadine’s.

So…is there really a border crisis or not? You decide.

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