Donald Trump urges Spain to 'build the wall' across the Sahara

20 September, 2018, 15:25 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Trump Reportedly Wanted to Build a Wall in the Sahara Desert

"Build a wall in the Sahara", Trump suggested, according to the Spanish official.

Borrell said that he did not support a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico and that Spanish diplomats had told Trump that the situation was considerably different in scale anyway. The Sahara desert stretches for 3,000 miles.

The world's biggest desert stretches 3,000 miles across several worldwide borders in North Africa - including the Morocco/Algeria border.

Borrell mentioned Trump's Saharan solution - in which Spain and other European countries would apparently have to construct the barrier on foreign soil - during a lunch in Madrid organized by the cultural association Club Siglo XXI.

It was unclear from the Spanish media whether Trump was speaking in jest when he made the purported comments.


According to above-linked report, more than 33,000 migrants and refugees have reached Spain by sea this year.

Spain has no sovereignty over the Sahara, but it does possess two small enclaves on the north African coast, Ceuta and Melilla, separated from Morocco by controversial wire fences.

According to Josep Borrell, the president wants the European Union member country to emulating his infamous Mexico border policy.

But Mexico has told the president flat-out it will not send any money to pay for it, and the US Congress is also refusing to spend more money on it.

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