Trump afraid of people being crushed by giant flying bags of drugs
In what reporters initially thought was an off the record chat with President Trump aboard Air Force One on Wednesday night, the commander-in-chief relayed his safety concerns regarding the proposed Mexican border wall. The president is worried that erecting a wall will cause Americans to fall victim to “60 lb” sacks of cocaine getting catapulted over the wall and crushing their skulls.
It’s a reasonable fear, if you’re living inside a Wile E. Coyote cartoon. For the rest of us, it sounds batshit. But hey, the president already thought of a solution. He’s going to make the wall transparent.
The White House released the following transcript on Thursday and the reporter initiated the conversation by asking if he was “joking about solar” panels on the wall (emphasis mine):
No, not joking, no. There is a chance that we can do a solar wall. We have major companies looking at that. Look, there’s no better place for solar than the Mexico border — the southern border. And there is a very good chance we can do a solar wall, which would actually look good. But there is a very good chance we could do a solar wall.
One of the things with the wall is you need transparency. You have to be able to see through it. In other words, if you can’t see through that wall — so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you have to see what’s on the other side of the wall.
And I’ll give you an example. As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them — they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of stuff? It’s over. As cray as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall. But we have some incredible designs.
During the G20, while sitting next to Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, Trump said that he “absolutely” hopes that Mexico will pay for this solar-powered, clear, airborne drug shield of a wall.