Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisSunday shows preview: Multiple states detect cases of the omicron variant Colorado loosens restrictions on antibody treatment, holds off on mask mandate Lobbying world MORE (D) mocked President TrumpDonald TrumpJury in Jussie Smollett trial begins deliberations Pence says he'll 'evaluate' any requests from Jan. 6 panel Biden's drug overdose strategy pushes treatment for some, prison for others 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."
“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.
(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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2019
A number politicians have been poking fun at the president for his initial comments on social media.
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--This report was updated on Oct. 24 at 6:32 a.m.