President Trump caught flak on Wednesday after he – wrongly – boasted that he was building a "beautiful wall" in Colorado, a state outside of Mexico, to build a "beautiful wall" saying "Well Colorado is not bordering on Mexico, so it's good that Colorado now offers a free full-time kindergarten so our kids can learn basic geography. "
Trump visited Pittsburgh on Wednesday to speak At the annual Shale Insight Conference, he addressed an audience of mainly workers from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. He prided himself on building a border wall between the US and Mexico necessary to curb the influx of illegal immigrants and drugs into America and launched border states, including Colorado.
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"You know why we're going to win New Mexico because they want security at their border and they did not have it. And we have it "I'm building a wall on the border with New Mexico," Trump said, "and we're building a wall in Colorado. We build a beautiful wall, a big one that really works. … and we build a wall in Texas. And we're not building a wall in Kansas, but they benefit from the walls we just mentioned. And Louisiana is incredible.
Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Jumped on the verbal gaffe: "Will NEW Mexico pay for it?"
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Responded on Twitter with a private zing: "Let me repeat: There is no elected leader from the state of Colorado who would support the use of outstanding domains to protect the property of our farmers and steal cattle ranchers to build a medieval wall. "