It’s no secret that President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico is a ridiculous idea, but one Mexican congressman decided to prove its absurdity with a wild stunt.
In protest of Trump’s wall, Braulio Guerra, a Mexican congressman from the state of Queretaro, climbed up a 30-foot tall fence that stands between Tijuana, Mexico, and the U.S., Uproxx reports.
Guerra executed this dangerous act on Wednesday, showing how easy it is to climb in an effort to prove how “totally absurd” and “unnecessary” Trump’s wall would be.
Upon reaching the top of the fence, Guerra tweeted a video of himself expressing opposing views about the wall.
"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."
Guerra was joined atop the wall with two other people, who he said were already there before him — which, if true, would further prove his point about how unchallenging the climb is.
“You can climb it with great ease, one climbs in an instant,” Guerra 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.”
As ABC News points out, Guerra didn’t share any footage of him actually climbing the fence, so there is no certainty that he actually did so or that the journey up was as simple as he made it seem.
Nevertheless, Trump’s incredibly expensive and divisive wall has been a source of great controversy between the two countries, particularly after the president tried to demand that Mexico pay for it. However, the plan for construction has already caught many snags in its early stages due to the high cost and the fact that Congress has rescinded support for the project.
Hopefully these obstacles will result in this preposterous plan being suspended indefinitely.
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