Mexican Congressman Climbs U.S.-Mexico Border to Show Trump Wall is "Absurd"

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A Mexican congressman climbed great heights to prove an important point to President Donald Trump: The border wall is "unnecessary" and "absurd."

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On Wednesday, Braulio Guerra, a congressman from Queretaro, climbed a 30-foot tall fence that separates the U.S. from Tijuana, tweeting photos and videos of himself atop the barrier later with a message to Trump.

 

 

"I was able to scale it, climb it, and sit myself right here," Guerra said in the 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."

He continued: "It's easy, and it shows how unnecessary this project, this political rhetoric from Donald Trump, is."

 

 

In one of the photos, two others are seen sitting at the top of the wall. According to Guerra, they, too, just happened to be going for a climb.

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"You can climb it with great ease, one climbs in an instant," he said. "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."

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Raquel Reichard, Politics & Culture Editor

Raquel is the Politics & Culture Editor atLatina.com and Latina magazine, writing on all things policy, social justice, cultura and health. Formerly at millennial news site Mic, Raquel's work can also be found at the New York TimesCosmo for Latinas, the Washington Post, the Independent and more. A proud NuyoFloRican chonga, when Raquel's not talking Latina feminism, racial justice, the "x" in Latinx or the prison industrial complex, she's going on and on about the Puerto Rican diaspora in Orlando, Fla. Follow her on TwitterInstagram and Snapchat at @RaquelReichard.

 

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