President Donald Trump is so enthusiastic that his wall on the southern border is finally taking shape that he’s naming states that don’t adjoin Mexico as places it’s being built.
A few days after Trump arch-nemesis CNN admitted that Mexico is indeed paying for construction of a wall by deploying troops to slow migration, the President took to the stage in Pittsburgh today and got a tad carried away, perhaps channeling Oprah Winfrey’s famous “you get a car!” moment.
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“We’re building a wall on the border of New Mexico. And we’re building a wall in Colorado,” Trump said, leaving more than a few people scratching their heads.
Trump added that the wall would be “a big one that really works — you can’t get over, you can’t get under.” He then gave a shout-out to a few other locations “We’re building a wall in Texas,” he said. “And we’re not building a wall in Kansas, but they get the benefit of the walls that we just mentioned.”
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, took the opportunity to zing Trump.
“Well this is awkward …Colorado doesn’t border Mexico,” Polis tweeted. “Good thing Colorado now offers free full day kindergarten so our kids can learn basic geography.”
You know he’s just going to redraw the border with a sharpie, right?
— Nunch (@drnuncheon) October 23, 2019
Well this is awkward …Colorado doesn’t border Mexico. Good thing Colorado now offers free full day kindergarten so our kids can learn basic geography pic.twitter.com/bEXLDJYUku
— Jared Polis (@GovofCO) October 23, 2019
Video of President Trump saying he is building a wall in Colorado. Presumably this is a mistake. pic.twitter.com/pydocFWIJo
— Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) October 23, 2019
While speaking at an event in Pennsylvania today, President Trump said, "We're building a wall in Colorado."
We've reached out for clarification on what the president was referring to.
— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) October 23, 2019