Mexican politician sits on border wall to send Trump a message

A Mexican politician tweeted photos and a video sitting on a border wall Thursday.

Braulio Guerra, a congressman from Queretaro, said he wanted to show how President Donald Trump’s plans for a new wall are “unnecessary.”

“I was able to scale it, climb it, and sit myself right here,” Guerra said in a 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.”

In January,  President Trump signed two controversial immigration-related executive orders, including  efforts to build a wall on the Mexican border. The plans call for  the immediate building of a southern border wall, new public or private detention facilities, the hiring of 5,000 new border patrol agents and 10,000 immigration officers, and shutting off federal funds for cities that refuse to inform federal officials about undocumented immigrants in their custody.

Guerra's actions continued a conversation on Twitter about how effective a wall would be to keep people out of the U.S. Some replied with support for Guerra, saying he showed wall construction would be "useless." Americans also chimed in.

Some questioned if the congressman really climbed the wall, asking him why he didn’t post photos scaling the wall.

Others saw it as an opportunity to brush up on their Photoshop skills.

Trump supporters said the tweets actually showed the need for a new wall.

Gregory Korte and David Jackson contributed to this report.

(Β© 2017 USA TODAY)


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