President Donald Trump said in an interview on Air Force One during the flight to France that his border wall with Mexico won't just be solar powered, it'll be transparent so that people don't get crushed when drug dealers throw "large sacks of drugs" over the wall.
"Transparency" is apparently the president's favorite new word. He praised the quality in his eldest son for releasing incriminating emails that the New York Times was about to release anyway.
Today he mentioned it as an essential quality in the border wall.
"One of the things you need with the wall is transparency," said Trump. "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."
Why does the president believe you need to be able to see through the border wall? To avoid getting crushed by giant sacks of drugs being thrown in from Mexico, of course.
"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 crazy as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall. But we have some incredible designs."
Twitter was highly amused.
He thinks people are throwing/will be throwing "sacks of drugs" over a border wall? 🤔 https://t.co/xWvt5CZu9K— L Dot (@L Dot)1499978979.0
READ THIS! READ IT!! Trump is INSANE! Transparent wall so you can see if ur going to be hit in the head w/ bag of d… https://t.co/897sfxEVUR— Heather H. (@Heather H.)1499978366.0
@justinsink waitwaitwaitwait...so it's *OK* to throw the sack o'drugs over the wall---just as long as you don't hit… https://t.co/NgXVikXL2t— Kendra Petrichor (@Kendra Petrichor)1499973948.0
@mickmcmickster @justinsink So we want the Mexican drugs-as long as they don't kill the Americans catching the drug… https://t.co/3pabk7wWCx— Kendra Petrichor (@Kendra Petrichor)1499974421.0
Trump detailing the various design elements of his border wall (transparent! tall! solar panels!) is like when Home… https://t.co/yB0zcRJ7EW— Randy Renstrom (@Randy Renstrom)1499976092.0
Not making this up: Pres Trump wants proposed Mexico border wall to be both solar-powered AND see-through so people… https://t.co/mi0qKNDgEZ— Politics1.com (@Politics1.com)1499974687.0
I guess this is 'modern day presidential'. Trump on a solar border wall and why it needs transparency. https://t.co/EMfiixvR3x— SeriouslyUS? (@SeriouslyUS?)1499974612.0
Uh?...:Trump: We Need 'Transparent' Border Wall to Protect People From Falling 60-Pound Bags of Heroin https://t.co/4kEodHwONU via @mediaite— Francis LaLonde (@Francis LaLonde)1499979202.0
DHS Secretary Kelly said parts of President Donald Trump's border wall would be transparent. https://t.co/zvqnX2rzjW— Mark Kaufman (@Mark Kaufman)1486075227.0