Donald Trump Makes Nonsensical Statement About Border Wall, Says It Must Be Transparent So People Aren’t Hurt By Falling Drugs
Donald Trump said in July his administration is considering equipping his proposed border wall with solar panels to generate electricity, and explained why the border wall must be see-through.
A reporter on board Air Force One on the way to France, asked Trump whether he was joking about building a “solar wall.”
“No, not joking, no. There is a chance that we can do a solar wall. We have major companies looking at that,” replied Trump.
Trump added that “there is a very good chance” a solar wall could be built, and that “there’s no better place for solar than the Mexico border — the southern border.”
Trump said the wall would have to be see-through, a demand that’s been made by some Border Patrol officials who patrol the border.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly told Congress in February that officers under his command had asked for a barrier through which they could see the other side.
“You have to be able to see through it. In other words, if you can’t see through that wall — so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you have to see what’s on the other side of the wall,” said Trump Thursday.
Another see through wall idea
“And I’ll give you an example,” Trump started. “As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them — they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of stuff? It’s over.”
“As cray (sic) as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall,” Trump concluded. “But we have some incredible designs.”
Trump also admitted that his proposed wall wouldn’t cover the entire 2,000-mile border, an apparent reversal from earlier positions.
“And remember this, it’s a 2,000-mile border, but you don’t need 2,000 miles of wall because you have a lot of natural barriers. You have mountains. You have some rivers that are violent and vicious. You have some areas that are so far away that you don’t really have people crossing. So you don’t need that,” said Trump.
Current real wall in California