Trump pitches solar panels for border wall after Paris withdrawal

Donald Trump Reportedly Suggested Covering Border Wall With Solar Panels

These estimates assume the entire wall goes solar, which is unlikely given the hard terrain that the border traverses.

Trump suggested that his long-promised Mexican border wall be a source of renewable energy, a self-funding option.

Now a normal person, might look at himself in the mirror, and realize, "Hey, I used a racist and impractical tactic of promising a border wall to get elected president, but now I'm president".

"A solar wall isn't a new idea".

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) confirmed the conversation in an interview with The Hill, praising Trump for "continuing to fight and following through" on his signature campaign promise. "To authorize it and to appropriate it wouldn't cost as much". "So if we get to be part of it, that's great, but at least he's thinking that now".

Reports state 3 people with direct knowledge of the meeting, confirming that Trump floated the idea that the wall could be covered in solar panels. "One idea he is looking at is a wall that would actually function as a solar panel to ultimately pay for itself". He told Business Insider on Wednesday that he had been batting around the idea of building a solar-paneled wall along the US-Mexico border "for months". Luckey was reportedly pushed out of Facebook (which had bought Occulus) after it emerged that he was allegedly aligned with a pro-Trump group.

In January, Jigar Shah of Generate Capital wrote a LinkedIn blog in which he estimated that a 2,000-mile solar wall could generate about 6.6 billion kilowatt-hours.

Solar panels in southern France. It isn't construction. It isn't politics. It is pure persuasion.

"Donald, you've gotta consider this", Gleason told The News. "It changes the frame".

According to Axios, the president discussed making the wall 40 to 50 feet tall, and said the solar panels would make them "beautiful structures".

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