Trump’s wall getting shorter

In an interview recently President Trump said that the Mexican border wall may not go the whole distance.

Q You were joking about solar, right?

THE PRESIDENT: No, not joking, no. There is a chance that we can do a solar wall. We have major companies looking at that. Look, there’s no better place for solar than the Mexico border — the southern border. And there is a very good chance we can do a solar wall, which would actually look good. But there is a very good chance we could do a solar wall.

One of the things with the wall is you need transparency. 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.

And I’ll give you an example. 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 crazy as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall.

As crazy as it sounds for sure.

But we have some incredible designs.

But we are seriously looking at a solar wall. 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. But you’ll need anywhere from 700 to 900 miles.

There is already close to 700 miles of fence and wall  – as of May 2015, DHS had installed (Current state of the border fence):

  • 353 miles of Primary Pedestrian Fencing.
  • 36 miles of Secondary Fencing.
  • 14 miles of Tertiary Pedestrian Fencing.
  • 300 miles of Vehicle Fencing.

Plus we have some wall that’s already up that we’re already fixing. You know, we’ve already started the wall because we’re fixing large portions of wall right now. We’re taking wall that was good but it’s in very bad shape, and we’re making it new. We’re fixing it. It’s already started. So we’ve actually, in the true sense — you know, there’s no reason to take it down or ***. So in a true sense, we’ve already started the wall.

So the wall may not go the whole distance.

And it will be a see through wall so you can avoid being hit by a thrown sack of drugs.

This is apparently for real.

More interview here: Previously off-the-record White House transcript

July 12, 2017
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP
IN AN OFF-THE-RECORD CONVERSATION WITH PRESS
Aboard Air Force One En Route Paris, France

 

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15 Comments

  1. Kitty Catkin

     /  July 15, 2017

    A wall made of sunbeams-brilliant !

    That’ll deter them.

    He doesn’t seem to think that a wall that doesn’t go all the way is of limited use 😀

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    • Corky

       /  July 15, 2017

      ”He doesn’t seem to think that a wall that doesn’t go all the way is of limited use.”

      Er, while not as good as a complete fence, it certainly cuts down on where Mexicans could cross. That allows for targeting of resources.

      Plus Trumpy has had trouble with some Texan landowners.

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  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  July 15, 2017

    Yes, I believe that someone would hurl a huge sack of drugs over, not knowing if anyone’s on the other side. What are they going to do it with-one of the old Roman army style catapults ?

    I mean, who WOULD ? 60lb/30kg would be a massive amount of hard drugs worth ???? Even that amount of dope would be worth a bit. Who would be moronic enough to chuck a sack worth millions over a wall, hoping that the right person would be there to catch it ?

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  3. Conspiratoor

     /  July 15, 2017

    Beat it up. Wall or no wall. A 40% fall in the number of illegals crossing the border. I’d say his strategy had been fairly successful thus far

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  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  July 15, 2017

    I know ! Huge magnifying glasses that would be see through but fry anyone on the other side 😀 😀 😀

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  5. Kitty Catkin

     /  July 15, 2017

    But the 40% drop-if there has been one-has happened without the wall, so it’s irrelevant.

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  6. John Schmidt

     /  July 15, 2017

    There is no such thing as a impenetrable wall unless you are able to control the capability of your adversary by somehow limiting what they can develop to defeat the wall. Any attempt will result in very clever ways of defeating the security aspects of the wall.
    Don’t expect this wall to make the US any safer.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  July 15, 2017

      Except that if Trump makes himself any more ridiculous over it, it might mean that people see what kind of a nutcase he really is.

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  7. artcroft

     /  July 15, 2017

    Fake News. Everyone knows there is no such place as “Mexico”.

    Reply

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