By Dave Gibson, February 21, 2019
On February 15, President Trump held a press conference in the White House Rose Garden to announce that he was declaring a National Emergency, in order to construct a much-needed barrier along our very porous border with Mexico.
After the president finished his statement, he took questions from the press.
As usual, CNN’s very own ‘undocumented reporter,’ Jim Acosta, jumped up to remind Americans of his relentless support for illegal aliens, along with his tiresome hatred for Trump.
“You are presenting information about what’s happening at the border, calling it an invasion, talking about women with duct tape over their mouths and so on, and yet there is a lot of reporting out there, a lot of crime data out there … that shows border crossings at a near-record low,” Acosta stated.
Shouting over the president’s response, Acosta continued his campaign by making the claim that “undocumented immigrants [are] committing crime at lower levels than native-born Americans.”
This continued, as Acosta asked: “What do you say to critics who say that you are creating a national emergency? That you’re concocting a national emergency here to get your wall.”
Growing tired of the rhetoric from this apparently, self-appointed open borders lobbyist, President Trump directed Acosta’s attention to the Angel Moms in attendance (after which he promptly sat down).
“You think I’m creating something? Ask these incredible women who lost their daughters and their sons,” Trump said. “OK, because your question is a very political question because you have an agenda. You’re CNN. You’re fake news.”
I recently spoke with Sabine Durden, whose son Dominic was killed in 2012 by an illegal alien in Riverside County, California.
Sabine was one of those Angel Moms at the press conference, and confronted Acosta immediately afterwards.
What follows is Sabine’s account of the exchange:
Acosta told Trump that ‘undocumented immigrants’ commit less crimes than Americans. That angered me, and I decided to approach him when the President was done. As soon as he left, I got up and walked over to Acosta who was about to leave.
I called to him and asked why he was making such false statements about illegal aliens. It should be zero crimes, and my son should be one too many victims. He turned around and saw that by now other cameras were on him and he put on an Oscar worthy performance, with his hand on his heart, telling me that he and CNN are ‘so sorry for our pain and loss and that they pray for us.’
That he’s ‘no stranger to loss of a loved one’ and that what happened to our loved ones was so sad. I knew he was insincere because his eyes were constantly scanning the area.
A few of the other Angel Moms also approached and just stood watching.
Once Acosta was done talking about himself, I asked him when he will have us on CNN. He told everyone he could go live and have us stand behind him and point at us. I didn’t move because I was not about to be his little prop for 30 seconds so he can say he talked to Angel Moms.
He was incredibly condescending and arrogant.
He went on to tell me that he ‘really has a heart for us and is so sorry, but it’s upsetting to be called fake news by the president.’ To which I responded: ‘I have to agree with him.’
And with that I walked away.
Dominic Durden, 30, was a dispatcher for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, a volunteer firefighter and a pilot.
On July 12, 2012, Dominic was on his way to work when Juan Zacarias Lopez-Tzun made an illegal left-hand turn in his pickup truck, slamming into Dominic’s motorcycle. He was thrown some 30 feet into a concrete block wall, and died at the scene of massive internal injuries.
Lopez-Tzun had a long criminal history, but was never reported to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) due to Riverside County’s ‘sanctuary policy.’ Incredibly, the illegal alien served only 30 days in jail for vehicular manslaughter, before being released. His whereabouts today are unknown.
To read more about Dominic Durden and others killed by illegal aliens in the United States, see Dave Gibson’s new book, No Safe Places: Death at the Hands of Illegal Aliens, released by The Social Contract Press in January.