Gary Johnson: Trump watching Olympics to see how high Mexican pole vaulters go
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Libertarian presidential nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonBiden broadened Democratic base, cut into Trump coalition: study New Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years MORE on Friday mocked Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE's plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, joking that the businessman is worried about Olympians pole vaulting over.

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"I hear that Donald Trump is watching the Olympics tonight. He's seeing how high the Mexican pole vaulters go," Johnson quipped an interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal.

A central proposal of the GOP nominee's campaign involves building a wall along the southern border and deporting those in the country illegally.

Johnson said the deportation of 11 million undocumented workers "starts with misinformation."

"They are hardworking people that have come into the United States and they have to come in illegally because the government can't provide them an easy way to get in legally," Johnson said.

The Libertarian nominee called Trump and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' No Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way MORE "the two most polarizing figures in American politics today."

"If Clinton is elected or if Trump is going to get elected, I think the polarization in Congress will be greater than ever," Johnson said.

"Nothing is going to get done. it is going to be so ugly, so partisan, so back-biting. Well what if you elect a couple of Libertarians?"