Mexican Official Climbs Border Wall In Protest Of Trump

A Mexican congressman climbed the American wall separating the coast of Tijuana from California on Wednesday 1 March to prove that US President Donald Trump's plan to build more of it is "absurd".

Of all the mocking and joking about Trumps proposal border wall, this is by far the best thing I've seen.

"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 added.

A meeting between Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in January was cancelled over Mexico's refusal to say it would pay for the wall.

Mr Guerra did not post any images of his actual climb, leading to speculation online about whether his feat was as easy as he claimed.

The 2-minute video is the latest creative volley in the worldwide drama unfolding over Trump's signature campaign pledge: to build a wall at the border and make Mexico pay for it.

In the video, Guerra, a congressman from Queretaro, then goes on to advocate for cooperation between the US and all of Latin America to promote regional development. "Human rights, principles and dignity are not negotiable", Guerra wrote in his tweet.

"Being good neighbors and mutual help are the ways to improve the relationship, stop the flow of migration and return to friendly relations, which produce jobs and translate to good economic terms and development for both countries", said Guerra.

Some irritated responders on Twitter suggested this means the U.S. should build a higher wall, or one that is electrified or topped with barbed wire.

The US-Mexico border is approximately 2,000 miles long, running from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas.

Trump has promised that Mexico itself will pay for the barrier, which would cost $12 to $15 billion, CNN said.

While Guerra boasted in the video about how "easy" it supposedly was to scale the fence, some social media users expressed skepticism.

  • Rogelio Becker