Trump Says He’s Building A Border Wall In, Uh, Colorado

President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House for the G7 summit on June 8, 2018. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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When building a giant wall to keep immigrants out, why stop at the U.S.-Mexico border?

President Donald Trump was speaking at an energy conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when he began spouting off about his border wall in New Mexico.

Then Trump apparently forgot which states were actually on the border.

“And we’re building a wall in Colorado,” he said, without a trace of irony. “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,” Trump continued, as though he hadn’t just bragged about building a border wall in a state that doesn’t touch the U.S.-Mexico border.

The flub seemed to go unnoticed by members of the audience, some of whom even stood up and cheered immediately after Trump mentioned Colorado.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) poked fun at Trump with a modified map:

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