‘Make New Mexico pay for it!’ Twitter baffled after Trump vows to build wall in Colorado
Speaking to a crowd at a rally on Wednesday, the president waxed enthusiastic about his wall project – a 2016 campaign promise – naming all the locations it would eventually pop up. Yet, despite being fully surrounded by other US states, Colorado somehow made it onto his list.
“We’re building a wall in Colorado,” he said, as hardhat-clad construction workers rose to applaud. “We’re building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works that you can’t get over, you can’t get under.”
Colorado Wall - New Mexico will pay for it! pic.twitter.com/8uMinWOZ14— xKeyscore (@userIDinfo) October 23, 2019
Colorado Governor Jared Polis was one of the first to shoot back, stating in a Facebook post: “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.”
Other critics in the anti-Trump #Resistance went into full meltdown over the error – demanding his removal from office as loudly as ever – though some took the opportunity to laugh instead.
As the president is surely aware by now, no problem is too big for a bit of black Sharpie ink to solve, some commenters joked, one suggesting that New Mexico would foot the bill this time.
I don't see the problem here pic.twitter.com/25YzHiqMKd— Patrick Woodford (@WoodfordPG) October 23, 2019
"We're gonna build a big beautiful wall at the Colorado 'boarder.' And New Mexico's gonna pay for it!" pic.twitter.com/xAWaa39fAd— akmk (@akmk) October 23, 2019
One tweeter wondered aloud whether Colorado’s wall would be “for keeping people in or out?” while another put a new spin on Herbert Hoover’s famous “A chicken in every pot” slogan: “A wall on every border,” US states included.
Others offered ideas as to who the barrier might keep out.
Is that wall in Colorado to keep out Liz Cheney?— wazzucoug99 (@wazzucoug99) October 23, 2019
My friend says it will keep out those Cornhuskers.— ladybug (@ladybug60830092) October 23, 2019
As an impeachment showdown heats up in Washington and political acrimony reaches new heights, perhaps the occasional comedic gaffe provides a brief reprieve for all involved. At the very least, the president received a free geography lesson.
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