Here’s an idea we thought was too good to be true until we looked and saw the “verified” blue checkmark and realized Sen. Ted Cruz was serious.

Check it out; he’s even got an animated GIF ready to go:

Even if billionaire drug runner El Chapo paid for every last cent of a border wall, the Democrats would still oppose it — walls are “an immorality” (Nancy Pelosi) and “end lives” (Beto O’Rourke) — but it would be fun to put this to a vote.

CBS Austin reports:

Texas senator Ted Cruz has an idea to fund President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

Just make Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as “El Chapo,” pay for the wall. Mexico’s most notorious drug lord was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation that could put the 61-year-old escape artist behind bars for decades in a maximum-security U.S. prison.

Prosecutors are seeking $14 billion from “El Chapo,” which is more than double President Trump’s $5.7 billion wish list for the border wall.

Build the wall with Mexican drug money? Awesome!