Critics of Trump’s much-promised border wall have said it would be too expensive to build.
They scoffed at the idea that Mexico would pay for it, claiming it would be too much of a burden on American taxpayers.
While Trump maintains that Mexico will in fact pay for the wall, he has a few other ideas that will make the wall very attractive.
His biggest: covering it with solar panels.
From The Daily Wire:
According to sources, in a meeting with Republican Congressional leaders on Tuesday, President Trump threw out a new (well, sort of) idea for how to fund the border wall: cover it with solar panels…
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…
“The panels would provide electricity for lighting, sensors and patrol stations along the wall,” AP reported.
“Sales of electricity to utilities could cover the cost of construction in 20 years or less, according to the company. Power could also be sold to Mexico.”
A wall of that size, large enough to cover the U.S.-Mexican border, would soak up quite a bit of solar power. It would be a genius way of making the wall even more valuable.
And how can liberals protest such a plan? It’s clean energy, after all.
All that electricity would not require the use of fossil fuels. The idea that the energy could also be sold to Mexico would even go towards having them pay for the wall.
It’s these kinds of clever ideas that make Trump so liked by American people—and infuriating to the left. How can they deny the wall now? It can potentially provide clean power to millions of people and bring in income for the country.
Though I’m sure they’ll find something to complain about.
Source: The Daily Wire