Mexican Congressman Braulio Guerra scaled the 30-foot border fence that separates Mexico from the United States in an attempt to show Donald Trump how easy it is to get into the country.
In a video that has since gone viral, Guerra stated “I was able to scale it, climb it, and sit myself right here,” The congressman added, “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.”
The Mexico-US border wall was the lynchpin of Trump’s 2016 campaign and is now the center of the government shutdown that has many American government workers running into financial crises. Trump has demanded roughly $5 billion for the border wall and continues to run into partisan opposition on the matter. But Guerra feels that regardless of the barrier Trump is able to get placed at the border it will ultimately be an effort in futility. “It shows how unnecessary this project, this political rhetoric from Donald Trump, is.”
— Braulio Guerra (@BraulioPRI) March 2, 2017