“We’re building a wall on the border of New Mexico. And we’re building a wall in Colorado,” Trump said. Colorado, located directly north of New Mexico, is not on the US-Mexico border.
Trump announced the national emergency in February after failing to persuade Congress to appropriate additional funding for the wall. Congress then rejected it and Trump responded with his first veto. By law, Congress can try to block the declaration every six months but has failed so far to override the President’s decree.
On Wednesday, Trump went on to say the wall would be “a big one that really works — you can’t get over, you can’t get under.”
“We’re building a wall in Texas,” he said. “And we’re not building a wall in Kansas, but they get the benefit of the walls that we just mentioned.”
Later Wednesday, Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis responded to Trump’s remarks on Twitter.