A San Diego television station reported on Thursday that CNN had requested their “local view” on the existing southern U.S. border wall, only to subsequently rescind the invitation after their past reports showed that their wall was an effective method of combating illegal immigration.
“KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com,” said Mike McKinnon, owner of KUSI-TV, in a statement issued on Thursday.
“We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work,” he continued. “We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it.”
CNN denied the allegation and KUSI shot back in a video reiterating the station’s accusation. The White House tweeted the video, calling it a “must watch.” Turn the page to continue.