President Donald Trump’s comment about building part of the border wall in Colorado is garnering attention, including from Governor Jared Polis.
In a speech Wednesday in Pennsylvania, President Trump included Colorado in a list of states where the border wall is being constructed, along with New Mexico and Texas.
The president said: “We’re building a wall in Colorado, we’re building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works, that you can’t get over, you can’t get under.”
As Coloradans know, the Centennial State doesn’t share a border with Mexico.
“Well I’m thinking as many speeches as politicians give, many make mistakes many times and I’m sure he made a mistake. Just that simple I think,” said Will Kaye from Colorado Springs.
“If he wants to build a wall around Colorado and keep the crazy New Mexicans out of Colorado I’m all for it. We don’t know about those crazy New Mexicans and what they might do here,” said Mary Daughtry who also lives in Colorado Springs.
The geography mistake was also pointed out on social media by Polis.
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
Thursday, Trump took to Twitter to set the record straight tweeting that he made the comment about Colorado and the wall “kiddingly” and said people in Colorado would benefit from the wall on the border.
(Kiddingly) We’re building a Wall in Colorado”(then stated, “we’re not building a Wall in Kansas but they get the benefit of the Wall we’re building on the Border”) refered to people in the very packed auditorium, from Colorado & Kansas, getting the benefit of the Border Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2019
But all jokes aside, the border wall is not planned to be in Colorado.
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