Yesterday it was the US new interior secretary arriving to work on a horse, today it is a Mexican congressman, who stole the spotlight in this morning’s bizarro news, after he went to great lengths, and well, heights, to illustrate why in his opinion that President Trump’s controversial U.S.-Mexico border wall is “unnecessary” and “totally absurd.” First reported by ABC, Braulio Guerra, a congressman from the state of Queretaro, tweeted photos and a video of himself perched atop a 30-foot tall fence that separates the Mexican border city of Tijuana from the U.S.
“I was able to scale it, climb it, and sit myself right here,” Guerra said in the video. “It would be simple for me to jump into the United States, which shows that it is unnecessary and totally absurd to build a wall.” he adds, “It’s easy, and it shows how unnecessary this project, this political rhetoric from Donald Trump, is.”
— Braulio Guerra (@BraulioPRI) March 2, 2017
“You can climb it with great ease, one climbs in an instant,” Guerra says in the video. “I climbed it in Tijuana, one of the highest parts, even from a distance this looks very complex, but there are young people that go up and down, at all times.”
In one photo, Guerra tweeted, two other people atop the wall are visible. Guerra said they were climbing the wall while he was there.
As ABC adds, Guerra did not post any photos or video footage of himself climbing the wall, so some in the Twittersphere questioned how he reached the top and how easy such a feat really is.
More to the point, however, Trump has spoken at great length about building a “wall” – not a “fence” – which others, well before Guerra, have cautioned is not sufficient to keep out illegal immigrants. So in an amusing roundabout way, the Mexican Congressman actually helped make Trump’s point for him.