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.