When it comes to Twitter, President Donald Trump is the gift that keeps giving. The latest example can be summed up with a single currently trending hashtag: #ColoradoBorderWall.
During a speech in Pittsburgh yesterday, October 23, President Trump said, "We're building a wall on the border of New Mexico. And we're building a wall in Colorado." He boasted that the wall would be "a big one that really works — you can't get over, you can't get under" before adding, "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."
The Pennsylvania crowd cheered these assertions, while social media snarks experienced the equivalent of thumb orgasms.
In a subsequent tweet of his own, Trump insisted that the Colorado wall comment had been intended as a joke for all the folks at his rally from Colorado and Kansas — a claim arguably even more hilarious than the original line. Then again, he's not the first person to turn a Colorado wall into a gag. Last December, Colorado musician Will Hayden launched a satirical GoFundMe campaign to build just such an edifice, in an effort to "MAKE COLORADO GREAT AGAIN!!!" To date, Hayden's effort has raised $100.
Trump's pitch sparked a greater reaction. Continue reading for our picks of the twenty most memorable tweets about the Colorado wall, starting with the President's "explanation" and including multiple references to South Park episodes, a nod to the Colorado Avalanche's goalie, an allusion to how today's snowstorm might slow down construction and, topping the charts, a mic-drop moment from Jared Polis, who shows why we named him Best Politician to Follow on Twitter the year before he became governor.
We already have a wall in colorado, thats what Trump doesnt understand. Infact we even named it.— Dewwy5280 at Pumpkin Hill (@JustDewIt10) October 24, 2019
ITS NAME IS PHILIPP G-DANG GRUBAUER pic.twitter.com/oYds5GQut2
Kiddingly ? Hahaha— Thomas Salzman (@ThomasSalzman) October 24, 2019
The border wall in Colorado only runs the length of Eric Cartmans back yard.
And it was made in 2011. #TrumpsColoradoWall #HumanScum #HumanScumTrump #HumanScumUnite pic.twitter.com/iC6SrteFL2
With Trump Building a Wall in Colorado made me bring up an Old Scene from South Park where Tuong Lu Kim (City Wok Guy) was building a wall. pic.twitter.com/5a86I8ZsS7— SpookyManiaBruce(@CosmoManiaBruce) October 24, 2019
I live in Colorado. My home is almost on the banks of the Arkansas River. This area, south to Mexico, was part of Mexico at one time. With trump’s Colorado wall, I wonder which side I will be on?— Joyce Ballotti (@JoyceJbeb3526) October 24, 2019
This might slow down construction of the wall Trump is building in Colorado. https://t.co/rvOryX5UWz— FaveRTs™ on Video (@FaveRTsOnVideo) October 24, 2019
News: Trump building a wall at the Colorado border.— That5280Lady (@that5280lady) October 24, 2019
Native Coloradans trying to keep transplants out: pic.twitter.com/Uudx5WGHyU
To all my Colorado friends, I’m so sorry to hear that Trump has built an impregnable make belief wall around you. That is really really Big. i will send imaginary pick tools similar to what was used in Shawshank Redemption so you can work on escaping...— Ray Starck (@raystarck) October 24, 2019
He's gonna take credit for creating the Rockies, just wait for it. #ColoradoWall— Smitty (@LivinAsSmitty) October 24, 2019
Trump said he was building a wall in Colorado. Where does New Mexico fit into this? https://t.co/2gQIXtk4H2 via @HuffPostPol
Why is everyone on Trump’s case?? Building a wall in Colorado is the only way to keep the Norwegians from invading the Saudi Peruvians. But only if it’s built along the Mississippi River portion of the Adirondacks.— Laramie “On the Loose” Williams (@LaramieWilliams) October 24, 2019
In the past I've kind of asked if someone who controls Trump's Teleprompter could get him to say stupid stuff on purpose. Getting him to say he's building a wall between Colorado and New Mexico is perhaps too subtle.— Brasten (@BrastenXBL) October 24, 2019
Be ambitious. You'll know he'll double down.
On my way to Colorado to get a new job building Trump's "Colorado Wall". pic.twitter.com/L3CbolXOxL— Jones (@Jones4410) October 24, 2019
Trumps new beautiful wall to protect Colorado pic.twitter.com/AKpPpq3X93— MMD (@banyantreed) October 24, 2019
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Don't waste a lot of money on that Colorado wall @realDonaldTrump. Everyone's so high you could just do like a 6ft fence. Ain't nobody want to climb shit when they're high.— MericanDaddy (@MericanDaddy) October 24, 2019
Well this is awkward ...Colorado doesn’t border Mexico. Good thing Colorado now offers free full day kindergarten so our kids can learn basic geography pic.twitter.com/bEXLDJYUku— Jared Polis (@GovofCO) October 23, 2019