Colorado governor mocks Trump for saying he's building wall there

Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisCuomo to serve as National Association of Governors chair Colorado restaurant that reopened against state order closes permanently Exclusive: Poll shows pressure on vulnerable GOP senators to back state and local coronavirus aid MORE (D) mocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE after he said during a recent speech that the U.S. is building a border wall in Colorado.

“Well this is awkward...Colorado doesn’t border Mexico,” Polis wrote on Facebook after the apparent misstatement by Trump.

“Good thing Colorado now offers free full day kindergarten so our kids can learn basic geography,” he added. 

During a speech in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Trump said, "We’re building a wall in Colorado."

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“We’re building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works that you can’t get over, you can’t get under,” he continued, adding, “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.”

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.

A number politicians have been poking fun at the president for his initial comments on social media.

--This report was updated on Oct. 24 at 6:32 a.m.