That’s not a typo, you read that correctly.
Trump may be planning on placing solar panels on the “beautiful” wall he plans to build on the border between the United States and Mexico.
What We Know:
Axios reported that during a meeting with Republican Congressional leaders, at the White House on Tuesday, June 7th, 2017, Trump spent some time talking up his latest idea for the border wall.
Reports state that 3 people with direct knowledge of the meeting, confirm that Trump floated the idea that the wall could be covered in solar panels.
Politico also confirmed the story; adding that it was unclear why Trump brought up the topic, but he presented the panels as a way to fund the wall, which is expected to cost billions of dollars.
What We Don’t Know:
We don’t know yet whether Republicans will push for a solar paneled wall–but you bet Trump used the words “beautiful structures,” to describe his vision for the wall.
What This Means:
We should remember that this is happening just days after Trump announced he will pull the United States from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Also, the idea of building a border wall has been Trump’s campaign pledge. An idea that has not hit the right cords with Democrats, while some Republicans question its necessity.
Maybe this is Trump’s way of persuading them to back the plan–as he struggles to secure the funding for the project.