On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 President Donald Trump mentioned during the Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh that a border wall was being built in Colorado, which isn’t a border state.
“We’re building a wall in Colorado. We’re building a beautiful wall.” Trump said. “A big one that really works.”
Trump may have misspoke during his speech and said Colorado when he meant to say California. However, Trump took to Twitter to clear up that when he said that they were building a wall in Colorado he was kidding and meant that they were getting the benefit of the border wall along with the border states.
Trump also mentions that the people in the auditorium were from Colorado and Kansas although the conference he was speaking at was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Colorado is above an actual border state, New Mexico.
This statement made by Trump prompted people to voice their confusion and mock him on Twitter.
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy mocked Trump’s Sharpie-gate and the Colorado blunder in one tweet, drawing a new United States border around New Mexico while crossing out “New.”
The Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis reminded people that Colorado doesn’t border Mexico but also brags on the progress Colorado is seeing in education. “So our kids can learn basic geography” is a pointed taunt at Trump not knowing that Colorado isn’t a border state.
Colorado Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) reposted a video that was taken on Jan. 24, 2019 where he first slammed the idea of a border wall as Colorado was brought into the border wall conversation as Trump mistakenly says they’re building a border wall in Colorado.