A Mexican congressman took to extraordinary heights on Thursday to make a point about what he calls President Trump’s “totally absurd” border wall.
Braulio Guerra, a representative from Queretaro, posted a video of himself lounging on top of a 30-foot coastline fence separating Mexico from the U.S.
“I was able to scale it, climb it, and sit myself right here,” Guerra says in Spanish in the 2-minute video, as he overlooks a beach near Tijuana. “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…It shows how unnecessary this project, this political rhetoric from Donald Trump, is.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials did not immediately return a request for comment from the Daily News.
While Guerra boasted in the video about how “easy” it supposedly was to scale the fence, some social media users expressed skepticism.
Some speculated that two people seen in the video near the bottom of the fence could have helped Guerra to the top. In a subsequent photo, the same two people are seen sitting alongside Guerra atop the fence.
“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,” the congressman said.
Building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border became a staple of Trump’s campaign, and his supporters routinely broke out in chants of “Build the Wall” during rallies.
But Trump has run in to some roadblocks in making good on the campaign promise.
Despite Trump’s repeated pledge to the contrary, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto continues to claim that Mexico will not, under any circumstance, pay for the behemoth border barrier, which experts assume could cost upwards of $ 20 billion.
That has left Trump scrambling for how to cough up the funds, and he conceded before his inauguration that part of his “beautiful” wall might end up being a fence. Some experts theorize that American taxpayers — not Mexico — will actually end up footing the bill.