Donald Trump: Mexico border wall could feature solar panels
President Donald Trump has said his planned wall on the Mexican border could feature solar panels.
Mr 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.
Mr Trump claimed as a candidate that Mexico would fully fund his impenetrable border wall but the Mexican government has rejected that possibility.
The US president also suggested the panels would make the wall "beautiful" and then praised himself by saying, "Pretty good imagination, right?"
The wall, which was a signature campaign promise, has not been at the centre of the White House's agenda and construction work has not begun.
Independent.ie Comments Facility
INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.
We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie