Border revisions

Trump says aw yeah we’re building that wall in Colorado we are.

The Guardian has the transcript:

“You know why we’re going to win New Mexico?” Trump told the crowd on Wednesday, talking about a bona fide border state, which he lost in 2016. “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, 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, that you can’t get under.”

There’s more though. He stops for applause and to gather his thoughts, and he comes up with a solution.

And we’re building a wall in Texas…and we’re not building a wall in Kansas but they get the benefit of the walls we just mentioned.

That right there? That’s Trump not deciding to say “Oops I misspoke there” but rather to pretend there was some logic to what he said. It’s what he always does when he flubs. He does catch his mistakes, but what he doesn’t do – ever – is admit they were mistakes. If he slurs a word he pauses to repeat it as if for emphasis; if he uses the wrong word he repeats what he said but with the right word added in, but as if for emphasis rather than just admitting the flub. During those few seconds of applause he decided the way to justify his having said we’re building a border wall in Colorado was to pretend he’d meant to say Colorado because hey Colorado gets the benefit of the wall just like Kansas.

It didn’t work though; people made fun of him just the same.

The governor of Colorado, Democrat Jared Polis, dunked on Trump on Twitter.

“Well, this is awkward,” Polis wrote. “… Colorado doesn’t border Mexico. Good thing Colorado now offers free full-day kindergarten so our kids can learn basic geography.”

Others on social media suggested that if the Trump administration does set out to build a border wall in Colorado, perhaps New Mexico, which borders Colorado to the south, would pay for it.

Others compared the moment to an episode in Trump’s follies from earlier this year, in which the president, sitting in the Oval Office and holding up a map, tried to defend his assertion that Hurricane Dorian threatened the state of Alabama…

Senator Patrick Leahy for one


So Trump had to stay up late yelling back.

(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!

Nah. Also, “referred.” Also, he was in Pittsburgh, which is quite a long way from Colorado and Kansas.

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