“We’re Building a Wall in Colorado,” Says President Trump

THURSDAY UPDATE: President Trump insists that his statement about “building a wall in Colorado” was just part of some hilarious joke that everybody else is too stupid to understand.


UPDATE: Governor Jared Polis, for the win:


The actual President of the United States of America declared today that our great nation is building a wall in Colorado in order to…keep out New Mexico, or something.

President Trump was giving a speech in Pittsburgh at the Shale Insight Conference when he said the following (via CBS4 Denver):

“And we’re building a wall on the border of New Mexico and we’re building a wall in Colorado, we’re building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works that you can’t get over, you can’t get under and we’re building a wall in Texas. We’re not building a wall in Kansas but they get the benefit of the walls we just mentioned,” said Trump.

We’re assuming that Trump misspoke here, though there is a non-zero chance that the President of the United States believes Colorado shares a border with another country.

Trump actually isn’t the first Republican to suggest that Colorado wall itself off from the rest of America. In April 2018, a SuperPAC aligned with Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton ran a television ad that implied that Stapleton supported building a wall here (the ad aired a few months after Stapleton’s campaign surveyed voters about the issue). Apparently we even made a “sharks in a moat” joke at the time — well before President Trump floated the idea of an alligator-infested moat at the border:

Do we start by walling off Wyoming and cutting the supply of illegal fireworks into Colorado? If we wall off New Mexico, can we add in a tunnel so that the flow of green chile is not interrupted? Do we need a little corner-sized piece of wall between Colorado and Arizona? Should plans for a wall include a moat with sharks in the water? (nevermind on that last one — obviously we need a shark-infested moat).

Trump’s “building a wall in Colorado” statement is getting a LOT of national press at the moment. So, yay for us!

13 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Trump being smarter than us knows the great conspiracy all the map companies have been keeping for a great many years. Illegal immigrant criminals can cross freely in to the United States because no-one knows of our open border with Mexico. SMH!

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    It's a quantum border, an outcome of those liberals at the University of Colorado, Boulder. 

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    More fake news geography from the phony liberocracy  . . . 

    . . . next you’ll be trying to deny there’s a hurricane headed our way??

  4. JohnInDenver says:

    Diana DeGette wants to know if New Mexico will be paying for the wall.

    Hickenlooper questioned the New Mexico Senators if they wanted to clarify the border with the *resident, or if he should.

    Several people wondered if he was going to try to take credit for the Rockies and the Continental Divide. Biggest wall EVER, able to be seen from space.


  5. ParkHill says:

    Finally! We've had 100,000 immigrants every year pouring into Colorado.

    These vermin must be kept out, as our quality of life has suffered. Have you tried to drive I-25 lately? And the sky-rocketing price of housing means that regular Colorado residents are finding it difficult to buy a house.

  6. The realist says:

    I'm anxiously waiting for Cory Gardner's defense of Trump's statement. Because you know he HAS TO defend it or be primaried from the far right.

    • kwtree says:

      Gardner: It was a joke– Trump was referring to Bronco offense. Ha. Ha.

      That, unfortunately, is probably the official GOP line: “The President was joking. Whatsamatta, ya got no sense a Yuma?”


      • The realist says:

        Yeah, a joke, just like those nuclear weapons we've left in the "care" of Erdogan. We're laughing all the way to the destruction of the world, right, Cory?

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        Even a blind weasel gets something . . . 

        . . . It’s about time that Sen. Weasely finally admitted what every sentient being on our planet already knew, . . .

        . . . that all of those plans for a Ttump wall are a joke (a wall so bigly that it could only ever be seen from as far away as those spaces deep between the Roger Edwards’s ears).

  7. lilyflower says:

    His ignorance is stunning.

  8. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    "was just part of some hilarious joke……."  The joke is on the country.

  9. davebarnes says:

    We need the wall to keep out Hatch chiles.

    Support Pueblo chiles.

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