US News Trump calls for glass border wall with Mexico

14:50  15 july  2017
14:50  15 july  2017 Source:   Sky News

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US President Donald Trump has called for a glass wall to be built along the border with Mexico . He said though it was a "crazy" idea, the wall would need to be see-through to stop passers-by being hit with heavy sacks of drugs being thrown over it.

Trump orders building of Mexico border wall . “We have major companies looking at that. Look, there’s no better place for solar than the Mexico border – the southern border ,” Trump said, adding it would “actually look good.”

President Trump gave a thumbs up as he departed for Paris with First Lady Melania © Reuters President Trump gave a thumbs up as he departed for Paris with First Lady Melania

US President Donald Trump has called for a glass wall to be built along the border with Mexico.

He said though it was a "crazy" idea, the wall would need to be see-through to stop passers-by being hit with heavy sacks of drugs being thrown over it.

"One of the things with the wall is you need transparency," he told journalists on a flight to Pairs.

"You have to be able to see through it.

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"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 wide of the wall.

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A cross-section of the Mexico side of Trump ’s proposed solar-paneled border wall with Mexico . Though any wall between Mexico and the United States is likely to still be controversial, one equipped with solar panels would have benefits on both a small and large scale.

Filed Under: border wall , Donald Trump , Mexican Border , mexico . Earlier this year the government issued two notices for border wall proposals. The first called for a solid structure up to 30 feet (9.14 meters) high that couldn’t be easily breached.

"And I'll give you an example. As horrible as it sounds, when they throw 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.

IMPERIAL SAND DUNES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Restrooms stand at the ready for campers near the U.S.-Mexico border fence on September 27, 2016 in the Imperial Sand Dunes recreation area, California. The border stretches almost 2,000 miles between Mexico and the United States. Border security and immigration issues have become major issues in the U.S. Presidential campaign. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) © Getty IMPERIAL SAND DUNES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Restrooms stand at the ready for campers near the U.S.-Mexico border fence on September 27, 2016 in the Imperial Sand Dunes recreation area, California. The border stretches almost 2,000 miles between Mexico and the United States. Border security and immigration issues have become major issues in the U.S. Presidential campaign. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) "As crazy as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall. But we have some incredible designs."

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President Donald Trump doesn't see the need for a proposed border wall to stretch the length of the roughly 2,000-mile frontier with Mexico . The second bid notice called for other types of walls , including something that could be seen through.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump doesn't see the need for a proposed border wall to stretch the length of the roughly 2,000-mile (3,218 kilometer) frontier with Mexico . Instead, he envisions "anywhere from 700 (1,126 kilometers) to 900 miles (1,448 kilometers)" of see-through wall .

The comments were made on Thursday to reporters, while Mr Trump was travelling on Air Force One to a state visit in France.

They came to light hours later, only after journalists realised he was serious and wanted them reported.

Andres Rozental, Mexico's former deputy foreign minister and ambassador to the UK, told Sky News the idea was "the most ridiculous thing I have heard in many, many years".

He added: "It just doesn't make any sense. It's not true."

Mr Rozental estimated there was a "less than 20% chance that this wall - as he calls it - will ever be built".

He cited tough opposition in the US congress and among communities clustered along the country's border with Mexico as Mr Trump's biggest challenges.

The wall was one of Mr Trump's central promises of his 2016 presidential campaign.

Man (70s) dies after car hits concrete wall in Carlow .
The man was the sole occupant of the car.A male driver in his 70s was fatally injured when the car he was driving struck a concrete wall at around 8.30am.

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