Trump says US is building a wall in Colorado

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem MORE declared Wednesday that the U.S. is building a border wall in Colorado despite the fact that the Western state does not sit on the U.S-Mexico border.

"You know why we're going to win New Mexico? Because they want safety on their border. And they didn't have it," Trump said during a speech at the Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh.

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"And we’re building a wall on the border of New Mexico," he continued. "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."

He added, "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. And Louisiana’s incredible.”

Colorado sits directly on top of New Mexico, and aside from Trump’s comments, there are no reports that his administration is building a wall in the state.

Trump in a tweet early Thursday said the remark was made "kiddingly."

"(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!" he said.

There is a piece of the border wall being built along the Colorado River in Arizona, which shares a border with Mexico.

Lawmakers and other officials knocked Trump for his initial comments, with Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Senators press NSA official over shuttered phone surveillance program EPA blames advisory board for controversial changes to FOIA policy MORE (D-Vt.) tweeting a photo of a U.S. map with a Sharpie outline along the Colorado border.

Former Colorado Gov. John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperKrystal Ball dismisses Rahm Emanuel's 'Medicare for All' criticism as a 'corporatist mantra' Trump says remark about Colorado border wall was made 'kiddingly' Colorado governor mocks Trump for saying he's building wall there MORE (D) tagged New Mexico Sens. Martin HeinrichMartin Trevor HeinrichSenate reviews Interior, FERC nominees criticized on ethics This week: House to vote on Turkey sanctions bill Hillicon Valley: Facebook launches 'News Tab' | Senate passes bill to take on 'deepfakes' | Schumer outlines vision for electric cars MORE (D) and Tom UdallThomas (Tom) Stewart UdallOvernight Energy: EPA watchdog slams agency chief after deputy fails to cooperate in probe | Justices wrestle with reach of Clean Water Act | Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows Hillicon Valley: Twitter to refuse all political ads | Trump camp blasts 'very dumb' decision | Ocasio-Cortez hails move | Zuckerberg doubles down on Facebook's ad policies | GOP senator blocks sweeping election reform bill GOP senator blocks sweeping election reform bill MORE (D) in a tweet, saying, “Do one of you want to break it to @realDonaldTrump that Colorado's border is with New Mexico, not Mexico...or should I?” 

George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayGeorge Conway: Giuliani tweet 'by itself establishes' that Trump 'committed an impeachable offense' Conway calls it 'silly' to say she threatened Washington Examiner reporter Reporter posts heated phone call with Kellyanne Conway MORE, husband to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Krystal Ball praises former McConnell aide's historic win in Kentucky Trump: 'We'll have to see' on endorsing Sessions's Senate bid MORE and an outspoken Trump critic, tweeted that “we can confidently say that Mexico is never going to pay for a wall with Colorado.”

--This report was updated on Oct. 24 at 6:21 a.m.