Mexican congressman climbs U.S. border fence, says Trump's wall is 'totally absurd'
Mar 04 2017
Mexican congressman Braulio Guerra climbed the border wall to prove that U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed border wall would not stem the flow of migration from Mexico to its northern neighbor.
Of all the mocking and joking about Trumps proposal border wall, this is by far the best thing I've seen. "What this shows is that it is unnecessary and absurd to construct a wall that costs 15 billion dollars".
While we have no clue what Trumps $30 billion wall would actually look like, Guerra makes one hell of a point here, not to mention an awesome smug look when he reaches the top. His tweet of the video also contained a nod to the rights of the Mexican people: "Simple to climb the #wall but many are the dangers for our people".
Trump has famously called for building a wall along the US border with Mexico, which stretches over 1,950 miles - and making Mexico pay for it, a suggestion laughed off by Mexican politicians and profanely denounced by former President Vincente Fox.
The lawmaker's video, posted Thursday to Twitter, does not show Guerra climbing the barrier.
Guerra is a representative of the state of Queretaro, who, according to his government web page, was involved with national defense up until a year ago, and is now a member of a commission on climate change. It's not clear how Guerra got on top of the wall and he didn't film himself crossing over to the U.S. The Border Patrol and the State Department had no comment regarding Guerra straddling the border wall. "Human rights, principles and dignity are not negotiable".
"I climbed it in Tijuana, one of the highest parts". How often has the Donald railed against the insufficient "fences" that now exist on the border?
It should be noted that Guerra did not videotape himself while climbing, so it is not now verified that he scaled the fence without any supplemental help.
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