Trump proposes a solar-panelled wall on Mexico border which will 'pay for itself'

Trump who was addressing a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa said: “We’re thinking of something that’s unique. We are thinking about building the wall as a solar wall so it creates energy and pays for itself.

“This way Mexico will have to pay much less money, and that’s good. Is that good?

“We’re working it out. Actually, think about it – the higher it goes, the more valuable it is. Pretty good imagination right? My idea.”

The BBC reports the idea of a solar panelled wall was proposed in an article by an environmentalist and an academic last year in the Huffington Post.

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