Donald Trump Floats Idea of Border Wall 'Covered with Solar Panels'

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Axios and Politico were first to report the President's comments.

Trump disclosed that the Congress has not mapped out any money for the border wall he promised to be set up along the southern border before when he was campaigning.

U.S. President Donald Trump floated putting solar panels on his planned Mexican border wall in a meeting with legislative leaders Tuesday afternoon, according to White House and Capitol Hill officials. And did he ever, telling the gathered lawmakers that they were free to talk about the possibility if they said Trump came up with it (though in reality, the idea probably came from one of many proposals for the construction of the wall).

The payback depends crucially on how much the wall actually costs to build. "He is continuing to pursue every option to make sure it happens".

Mr. Gleason's design calls for a 12-foot concrete wall topped by eight feet of wire mesh with five rows of solar panels above that.

Now a normal person, might look at himself in the mirror, and realize, "Hey, I used a racist and impractical tactic of promising a border wall to get elected president, but now I'm president".

President Trump could sign executive orders to ban refugees build Mexico wall
Trump in February had signed executive orders to build the Mexico border wall to keep illegal immigrants at bay

These estimates assume the entire wall goes solar, which is unlikely given the hard terrain that the border traverses.

"A solar wall isn't a new idea".

Gleason, who says he voted for Trump, disagreed with the President's controversial decision last week to exit the Paris climate accord. "Otherwise he's making a big mistake".

Wunder Capital CEO Bryan Birsic told Business Insider, "While we would prefer a different location and objective for a large solar installation, we strongly support all additional generation of clean power in the U.S".

"I like the wall to be able to pay for itself", managing partner Thomas Gleason said at the time.

So we got to thinking. why stop at solar panels? A report by the Department of Homeland Security in February put the cost at about $21.6 billion over three years. If that isn't already obvious to you, consider how hard it would be for critics to argue against a green energy project, even if that is just an add-on feature to the wall.

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