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Fox News Reporter Brutally Mocked For Wearing ‘Ridiculous’ Protective Vest At Border

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Fox News Reporter Brutally Mocked For Wearing ‘Ridiculous’ Protective Vest At Border




A contributor for Fox News was brutally mocked online Thursday for wearing a protective vest during a live report from the U.S.-Mexico border.

Critics accused Lawrence Jones of trying to exaggerate the danger on the U.S. side of the border.

Pushing back against the online criticisms, Jones insisted that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers instructed him to wear the safety gear.



During an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, Jones was seen wearing a larger protective vest.

Many Twitter users noted that Jones had posted a picture of himself earlier in the day standing next to CBP agents at the border that showed none of them wearing protective gear despite the danger.

“This is totally ridiculous,” wrote NBC News correspondent Jacob Soboroff. “I have never once worn a bulletproof vest at the border, nor has CBP ever asked me to — even while on a chase with Border Patrol to apprehend migrants in remote Arizona desert in the middle of the night. Because. The. Border. Is. Not. A. War. Zone.”



“Does “live from the border” mean Party City?” wrote Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). “Fox is really out here doing the most on a budget to make the border look more dangerous than it is.”

Jones even inspired a mini-“Photoshop Battle.”





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