Not joking about solar-powered wall on US-Mexico border: Trump
President Donald Trump said it was “no joke” on his proposed project to build a solar wall on the US-Mexico border with a clear provision for security reasons.
“No, it’s not a joke, no, it’s possible we can make a solar wall,” M. Trump told reporters aboard the plane traveling with him to Paris from Washington.
Big companies are considering it, he said.
M. Trump said that “there is a very good opportunity” to establish a solar wall and that “there is no better place for solar energy than the Mexican border – the southern border.”
He said the wall should be visible, a request that was made by Border Patrol officials who oversee the border.
“One has to see In other words, if you can not see through that wall – so it may be a steel wall with openings, but you must have openings, because you have to see what’s on the other side of The wall, “said M. Trump. .
“As horrible as it sounds, when they throw big bags of drugs, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, they do not see them – they hit you in the head with 60 pounds of substance C is finished. It sounds, you need transparency through that wall. But we have incredible designs, “he said.
M. Trump also admitted that the wall of his proposal would not cover the entire 2,000-mile border.
“And remember this is a 2,000 mile border, but it does not take 2,000,000 of the wall because it has a lot of natural barriers,” he said.
M. Trump said he had 700-900,000 border fence. There are currently about 600,000 different types of fences on the border between the United States and Mexico.
You have some areas that are so far away that you really do not have people that cross.
So you do not need this. But it takes 7-900,000, “Trump said.
Democrats have threatened to derail any proposed budget that includes specific funding for the construction of new sections of the wall.
But Mr. Trump said the existing barriers are part of the wall that was a central promise of his campaign.
“In addition, we have a wall already underway that already repaired. You know, we have already started the wall because we repaired large portions of the wall now.
We took the wall which was good, but it is very bad, and we do nine. We repaired. It has already begun, “said M. Trump.