'We're building a wall in Colorado': Donald Trump bizarrely declares he's creating a 'beautiful' barrier in the state - which is 600 miles away from Mexico (6 Pics)

President Donald Trump says he was only joking after bizarrely announcing 'we're building a wall in Colorado', despite the state being over 600 miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border. 
Trump left his audience scratching their heads after his speech at the Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh Wednesday night, where he boasted about his progress building a wall at the southern border, but seemed to confuse his geography. 
After midnight Trump tweeted saying that his Colorado wall statement was a joke and he was actually describing the packed auditorium. 
He tweeted: '(Kiddingly) We’re building a Wall in Colorado”(then stated, “we’re not building a Wall in Kansas but they get the benefit of the Wall we’re building on the Border”) refered to people in the very packed auditorium, from Colorado & Kansas, getting the benefit of the Border Wall!'  




Just kidding! Trump then shared this tweet after midnight claiming the Colorado wall joke was actually about the packed auditorium
Just kidding! Trump then shared this tweet after midnight claiming the Colorado wall joke was actually about the packed auditorium
In the impassioned speech he had said: '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.' 
Supporters in the audience applauded Trump for his wall rhetoric and some even gave him a standing ovation. 
While Trump is notorious for his promise to build a wall along the U.S. – Mexico border, Colorado is not a state he’s mentioned adding a barrier to before as it’s not one of the four US states - California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas -  to touch Mexico.  
'You know why we’re going to win New Mexico? Because they want safety on their border. And they didn’t have it. And we’re building a wall on the border of New Mexico,' he said before mentioning Colorado. 
'Well, this is awkward… Colorado doesn’t border Mexico. Good thing Colorado now offers free full day kindergarten so our kids can learn basic geography,' Colorado. Gov. Jared Polis said on Twitter
'Well, this is awkward… Colorado doesn’t border Mexico. Good thing Colorado now offers free full day kindergarten so our kids can learn basic geography,' Colorado. Gov. Jared Polis said on Twitter
'Is NEW Mexico gonna pay for it?' Colorado Rep. Rep. Diana DeGette tweeted
'Is NEW Mexico gonna pay for it?' Colorado Rep. Rep. Diana DeGette tweeted
'Let me repeat: There isn’t an elected leader from the state of Colorado who would support using eminent domain to steal the property of our farmers and ranchers to build a medieval wall,' Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet added, joining in on the chorus
'Let me repeat: There isn’t an elected leader from the state of Colorado who would support using eminent domain to steal the property of our farmers and ranchers to build a medieval wall,' Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet added, joining in on the chorus
His comments led Colorado lawmakers to voice their confusion and outrage on Twitter. 
'Well, this is awkward… Colorado doesn’t border Mexico. Good thing Colorado now offers free full day kindergarten so our kids can learn basic geography,' Colorado. Gov. Jared Polis said on Twitter.  
'Is NEW Mexico gonna pay for it?' Colorado Rep. Rep. Diana DeGette tweeted. 
'Let me repeat: There isn’t an elected leader from the state of Colorado who would support using eminent domain to steal the property of our farmers and ranchers to build a medieval wall,' Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet added, joining in on the chorus. 
So far, the White House hasn't commented on his wall comment.  
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