Trump Wants To Cover The Border Wall In Solar Panels So It Will Cost Mexico Less Money (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump may be determined to return the US to the brink of the dark ages with his relentless pursuit to bring back coal mining, an energy source rapidly hurtling toward obsolescence, but contrary to popular belief, that doesn’t mean he is completely oblivious to renewable technology. In a recent speech he raised the idea of covering his proposed wall along the southern border with Mexico in solar panels.

If that in itself doesn’t seem crazy enough, then his motivation behind it will — Trump wants to cover his border wall with solar panels and use the money generated from the solar energy produced by the wall to offset its construction costs… for Mexico. Yes, this seems like it may be a genuine attempt by the President to be charitable, even if it is to reduce the cost of building something for people who didn’t even want it in the first place.

President Trump claims that he came up with the idea for the solar wall himself, which explains a lot of the logistical and practical holes in the plan, such as the simple fact that anti-Trump supporters would get their kicks out of smashing the panels with rocks, but when has logic ever factored into one of Trump’s big ideas? This is a man who will say anything for applause and to feed his ego.

In early June, Trump met with Republican Congressional leaders in the White House to discuss several issues and according to three sources with direct connections to the meetings, a considerable amount of time was spent discussing the idea of a solar wall.

Apparently the plan is for the solar-wall to be 40-50 feet high to create what President Trump described as “beautiful structures.” Most plans would be for a 10-15 feet border wall, but when it comes to a solar-wall, to quote the man himself, “The higher it goes, the more valuable it is.” Trump also allegedly told lawmakers that they could talk about the solar-powered wall as much as they liked, as long as they mentioned it was his idea, which could result in a lawsuit coming his way from the fine people at Gleason Partners LLC of Las Vegas, who already proposed the idea of a wall covered with solar panels to the President.

Let’s be realistic here; there isn’t going to be a border wall. It’s time to stop campaigning, Donald, and do some actual work. In the meantime, you can watch Trump discussing his pipe-dream at a rally on June 21, 2017 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Trump proposes solar wall

At a rally in Iowa, Trump proposes the idea for a solar border wall that would pay for itself. "That way, Mexico will have to pay much less money."

Posted by Axios on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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