Donald Trump to cover Mexican border wall in solar panels in madcap plan to generate electricity
President Donald Trump has said the controversial wall he pledged to build on the Mexican border to keep out illegal immigrants could be covered in solar panels to generate electricity.
Trump told supporters at a rally on Wednesday evening in Iowa that a solar wall would "create energy and pay for itself".
He joked it would mean Mexico "will have to pay much less money" to build the structure.
Trump claimed as a candidate that Mexico would fully fund his impenetrable border wall but the Mexican government has rejected that possibility.
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