CNN’s Jim Acosta Upset After Gov. Abbott Limits Press Access to Roundtable Discussion With Trump

Former President Donald Trump visited Texas today to meet with Gov. Greg Abbott and law enforcement officials to discuss the border crisis.

According to CNN’s Jim Acosta, a roundtable discussion that was held was limited to the press, which caused him to complain about it in a tweet.

Acosta said, “TX Gov. Abbott and his staff are blocking press access to his event today with Trump. They’ve decided to turn their roundtable discussion into a ‘pool’ coverage event.”

“However, in addition to pool, Abbott’s team is selectively allowing certain non-pool outlets into the event,” Acosta explained, while sharing a picture of a table setup with what appear to be passes on it outside of closed doors.

During the conference itself, Trump said, “The border has never been this way. It went from the best border we ever had in the history of our country” and now “it’s a disgrace.”

We had previously reported on today’s visit being scheduled:

Former President Donald Trump said that he has accepted an invitation from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to join him at the country’s southern border on Wednesday, June 30 after Abbott announced Texas would build its own border wall last Thursday.

Trump said in a press release that President Joe Biden’s administration has created the “single worst border crisis in U.S. history” and pointed out that when his administration left office, the border was strong, safe and secure.

In the statement, Trump slammed Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for not visiting the border or visiting with Border Patrol or Immigration and Customs Enforcement and that their lack of response doesn’t help the “unmitigated disaster zone.”

“Our brave border agents and courageous ICE officers have been illegally stopped from doing their jobs. Our nation is now one giant sanctuary city where even dangerous criminals are being cut loose and set free inside the U.S interior on a daily basis,” Trump added, with hopes that his visit will show them that they are supported.

Abbott spoke with Sean Hannity on Fox News last night and said that “we want to arrest people and put them in jail for a long time.”

In a tweet where he shared a clip of the interview and explained, “Texas will finish what President Trump started. Later this week, I will unveil our plans to build a border wall. The Lone Star State will do what Biden REFUSES to do — protect our citizens along the southern border.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *