Wall with Mexico, according to Trump, not the entire border to cover

Wall with Mexico, according to Trump, not the entire border to cover

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The American president Donald Trump says that the wall that he wants to build on the border with Mexico may not be the entire border need to cover. In places with natural barriers is the planned structure is not necessary.

“You have mountains, you have wild rivers and there are some areas that are so remote that not many people will be cross,” said Trump Thursday aboard his regeringsvliegtuig compared to American journalists.

According to the president, there is a wall with a length between 1,100 and 1,450 km is sufficient. The border between the United States and Mexico is over 3.300 km in length.

Trump also told that it is important that border guards by the wall watching, so they dangers able to see it coming. “How horrible it sounds, but if they are large bags with drugs over the wall to throw, and you have people on the other side, then you see that don’t arrive. If you find anything of 60 pounds (27 kilos) on your head, it is over,” said the president.


The wall with Mexico, that illegal immigration must stop is one of Trumps biggest election. Since he became president, he has always kept this promise will fulfill. Also, he continues to say that Mexico is the edifice must be going to pay.

Trump asked the U.s. Congress more than 1.6 billion dollars (1.4 billion euro) for the wall, but who wants to there will be no money for free. The chances are that Democrats in the Senate, this will stop.

According to rough estimates, the wall must more than $ 20 billion (17.5 billion euros) cost. The border between Mexico and the U.S. has currently 965 kilometres of barriers consisting of fences and walls.


Trump came Thursday in France for a meeting with the French president, Emmanuel Macron. Trump will be Friday festivities to attend during the French national holiday on 14 July.

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