AXIOS: In the meeting at the White House today with Republican Congressional leaders, President Trump spent some time talking up his latest idea for the border wall.
According to three people with direct knowledge of the meeting, Trump floated the idea that the wall could be covered in solar panels and the electricity generated used to pay for the cost.
Trump said his vision was a wall 40 feet to 50 feet high and covered with solar panels so they’d be “beautiful structures,” the people said. The President said that most walls you hear about are 14 feet or 15 feet tall but this would be nothing like those walls.
Trump told the lawmakers they could talk about the solar-paneled wall as long as they said it was his idea. One person cautioned that the President wasn’t presenting the solar-paneled wall as the definite solution.
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It’s as though the idea of the wall itself was not stupid enough. I have to wonder how much the on-going cost of repair of the vandalism will add to the cost of building it.