Donald Trump's Idea For Sahara Desert Border Wall Gets Demolished

Trump suggested the Sahara couldn't be much bigger than the US-Mexico border

Trump suggested the Sahara couldn't be much bigger than the US-Mexico border

Express reports that Spain's Foreign Minister and former President of the European Parliament, Josep Borrell, says that President Trump believed that a border wall would be a solution that could help Europe keep their southern neighbors out.

"They built this gorgeous wall where the plane went down in Pennsylvania, Shanksville", Trump told the reporters.

Trump inspecting border wall prototypes in San Diego in March 2018
President Trump inspecting border wall prototypes in San Diego in March 2018

Trump's proposed wall along the US-Mexico border, which spans 3,200 kilometres, could cost up to $20 billion according to some estimates.

"The border with the Sahara can not be bigger than ours with Mexico", the president reportedly told Mr Borrell.

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The comments were made during a visit Mr Borrell made to the United States at the end of June, reports El Pais.

Borrell revealed Trump's comments at a lunch event in Madrid this week.

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Spain is at the frontline of this issue, having overtaken Italy to become the number one point of entry for migrants coming to Europe by sea or by land from Africa.

The country does possess two small territories in Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, but these are situated on the northern coast of the continent - well away from the Sahara desert, which stretches across almost a dozen countries. "We can confirm that's what the minister said, but we won't be making any further comment on the minister's remarks", said a spokesman for the foreign ministry.

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