Trump: I’m Building a Great Big Beautiful Border Wall in Colorado!

Trump: I’m Building a Great Big Beautiful Border Wall in Colorado!

Yep, this is for real.

During a speech at the Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, President Donald Trump claimed he was building a new border wall in, of all places, Colorado — which is decidedly NOT on the U.S.-Mexico border.

After boasting that he was going to win New Mexico — a Democratic stronghold — in 2020 because they wanted border security and “we are building a wall” in the state, Trump then oddly made the same assertion about Colorado.

“And we’re building a wall in Colorado,” he declared. ”We’re building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works—you can’t get over, you can’t get under.”

Trump would then go on to inform Kansas — which borders Colorado to the east — that they weren’t getting a wall but would get the benefits of it before strangely transitioning to bragging about how “incredible” Lousiana is.

The crowd, meanwhile, stood up and gave the president a standing ovation after he claimed he was building a border wall in a state that is hundreds of miles from the border.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.