Trump reportedly mulling covering border wall with solar panels

Donald Trump.
(Image credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

In a meeting with Republican congressional leaders Tuesday, President Trump described his vision for a massive wall along the U.S.-Mexico border — and it's covered with solar panels.

Three people with knowledge of the meeting told Axios that Trump is suggesting that the wall be "40 to 50 feet high," a real "beautiful" structure, with solar panels. The electricity that is generated from the panels would be used to pay for the wall's construction, he said. Trump stressed that this wall would be much better than other walls, which typically are only 14 or 15 feet tall.

The lawmakers were given permission to talk about the solar-paneled wall, but they had to give him credit for the idea, Axios reports, and while Trump was trying to sell this version of the wall, he did not say it was the definite solution.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us