Trump told GOP they could float putting solar panels on the border wall as long as they say it was his idea
President Donald Trump (AFP Photo/Thomas COEX)

In a meeting with Republican leaders, Donald Trump suggested building a border will with Mexico affixed with solar panels, telling lawmakers they can discuss the vision as long as they give him credit for the idea.

As Axios reports, one of the plans originally submitted by contractors vying to build the president's staple campaign promise included a wall adorned with solar panels.

According to Axios, the president discussed making the wall 40 to 50 feet tall, and said the solar panels would make them “beautiful structures.” One person familiar with the meeting said the president wasn’t pitching the idea as a “the definite solution."