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From Atop Border Fence, Mexican Lawmaker Slams Trump's Proposed Wall
Mar 09, 2017

A Mexican lawmaker climbed atop the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border this week to prove a point to President Donald Trump — his plan for building a wall that was a key promise during his campaign wouldn't work.

Braulio Guerra, a congressman from Querétaro, a few hours north of Mexico City, appears to have climbed the fence with no help Wednesday, according to photos of his excursion posted on Twitter.

However, some of his followers asked if Guerra did, in fact, scale the structure as there is no footage of his climb. 

Guerra said the purpose of his climb was "simple," arguing that it would easy for someone to scale the wall Trump has proposed to line the border, which stretches more than 2,000 miles from Texas west to California.

A rough translation of Guerra's tweets to Trump said the president's plan was "absurd and unnecessary spending." He also said such a structure would damage border towns. 

Trump said during his campaign that the wall would cost $12 billion and that Mexico would pay for it. Costs have been estimated to be much higher, and Mexico has repeatedly said it would not foot the bill. 

Trump, a prolific tweeter, has not responded to Guerra.

kbradshaw@express-news.net