Trump actually declares: 'We're building a wall in Colorado'

Trump actually declares: 'We're building a wall in Colorado'
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It's hardly newsworthy anymore when President Donald Trump tells a lie — it happens so often, most reporters can't keep track of them all. But on Wednesday, he spouted a new falsehood while speaking at the 9th Annual Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh that attracted more attention than usual:

You know why we’re going to win New Mexico? Because they want safety on their border. And they didn’t have it. And we’re building a wall on the border of New Mexico. And we’re building a wall in Colorado. We’re building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works — you can’t get over, you can’t get under. 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 that we just mentioned. And Louisiana’s incredible. [emphasis mine]

When Trump said he's building a wall in Colorado, people in the crowd began a standing ovation.

As CNN's Daniel Dale noted, "Trump was listing actual-border states in which he said he is building the wall (he has not added any miles where barriers didn't exist before)."

But Colorado, of course, is not a border state, so he hasn't even promised to build a wall there. But it seems Trump may not realize this.

If you're skeptical of this fact-check, consider the following map:

Seems pretty clear cut. Though from Trump's remarks, it's possible he was indicating that he's building a wall between Colorado and New Mexico. Of course, that's not true either.


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