Mexican congressman climbs border fence to prove a point, but he didn’t really think it through

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A Mexican congressman mocked President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico with an extreme stunt.

Braulio Guerra, a congressman from Queretaro, posted a video and photos of himself high atop a 30-foot-high fence along the US-Tijuana border, the New York Post reported.

“I was able to scale it, climb it, and sit myself right here,” he 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 said. “It’s easy, and it shows how unnecessary this project, this political rhetoric from Donald Trump, is.”

Photos he tweeted appeared to show two other people who were climbing the wall at the same time he was there.

“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.”

The Post noted that the section of fence where Guerra was perched ended only a few feet away at the beach. It seems anyone wanting to enter the U.S. could just walk through at that point rather than climb over the wall.

Skeptics on Twitter questioned how the congressman even got on top of the structure as no video was posted showing him climbing. Many others just criticized Guerra for stunt.

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