Donald Trump apparently wants to build another border wall in… Colorado.
Speaking at the Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Trump said he was going to win New Mexico because the residents “want safety on their border” and he’s building a border wall. The president then casually added that his administration is “building a wall in Colorado” that is “a beautiful wall, a big one that really works — you can’t get over, you can’t get under.”
Trump went on to announce that he’s also building a wall in Texas, which does border Mexico, so that one we get. And then he joked that “we’re not building a wall in Kansas but they get the benefit of the walls that we just mentioned. And Louisiana’s incredible.”
OK! Let’s revisit that Colorado wall, shall we? Co-lo-ra-do, as in, the state that shares a border with New Mexico, but not Mexico.
Trump has said a lot of confusing things during his time in office, but the thought of building a border wall in Colorado really got people. The memes, many of which made a nod to Trump’s infamous Sharpie map, were quickly born.
Out of the news cycle for 24 hours, and wake up to discover Trump is building a border wall with Colorado, and his audience applauded. Grandpa would have his keys taken away; he needs nuclear codes taken away. pic.twitter.com/Woje4DSKHE
— Janet Adair Hansen (@revdrjanet) October 24, 2019
On Thursday, post-backlash, Trump attempted to backtrack and explain that he “Kiddingly” said he was building a wall in Colorado. He said that his comment was intended to mean that like Kansas, the people of Colorado would be benefiting from the border wall he is building across the U.S. and Mexico 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
The thing is, that’s simply not what he said! So I guess the memes still stand as strong as that imaginary border wall in Colorado.