Donald Trump was widely ridiculed earlier this week for suggesting that Spain emulate his $25bn dream for the US-Mexico border and “build a wall” across the Sahara desert. According to Spain’s foreign minister, Josep Borell, the US president told him: “The Sahara border can’t be bigger than our border with Mexico.” But Trump – and some of his critics – seems unaware that there is already a wall cordoning a corner of the Sahara: at 2,700km (1,700 miles) the Morocco Western Sahara wall, known as the Berm, is more than double the length of the US-Mexican border. It is made of sand, patrolled by more than 100,000 Moroccan soldiers, and was designed to keep independence-seeking Sahrawis in the eastern part of the desert – and and away from the region’s natural resources. Morocco has occupied its southern neighbour Western Sahara since 1975, when Spain, the colonial power, withdrew, and the north African country fought a 15-year war … [Read more...] about Build a wall across the Sahara? That’s crazy – but someone still did it
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DONALD Trump reportedly stunned politicians by suggesting Europe builds an wall across the Sahara. But why did the US President allegedly hint at the potty plan? Here's all you need to know. Why did Trump tell Spain to build a wall across the Sahara? In September 2018, a Spanish politician claimed Trump suggested building an enormous wall across the Sahara to solve Europe’s migrant crisis. Spain's Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, a former President of the European Parliament, said Trump insisted his Mexican barrier idea would work for Europe as well. The respected Spanish politician did not reveal when the controversial US leader allegedly put forward his radical migration solution. But diplomatic sources suggested it was in June when he flew to the States in a trip coinciding with the visit to the White House of the Spanish King and Queen. Mr Borrell made the claims during a lunch in Madrid organised by prestigious cultural association Club Siglo XXI. Spanish daily … [Read more...] about Why did Trump tell Spain to build a wall across the Sahara and where did he tell Josep Borrell, Spain’s foreign minister it should go?
DONALD Trump suggested a building an enormous wall across the Sahara Desert to solve Europe’s migrant crisis, a Spanish politician has claimed. Spain's Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, a former President of the European Parliament, said Trump insisted his Mexican barrier idea would work for Europe as well. Such a wall would probably span about 3,200 miles and based on the costs of the proposed wall in Mexico cost around £85billion, involve 90,000 plus workers and take three-and-a-half years to build. But while these numbers are epic enough, constructing a wall would more likely face teething problems - not least shoring up its foundations in shifting sands. The respected Spanish politician did not reveal when the controversial US leader allegedly put forward his radical migration solution. But diplomatic sources suggested was in June when he flew to the States in a trip coinciding with the visit to the White House of the Spanish King and Queen. Mr Borrell made the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump suggested building a wall across the SAHARA DESERT to solve Europe’s migrant crisis, Spanish minster claims
Kim Hjelmgaard USA TODAY Published 10:30 p.m. UTC May 24, 2018 KUBEKHAZA, Hungary — As mayor of this Hungarian village where tens of thousands of migrants recently marched toward northern Europe, Robert Molnar has some sympathy for his country's decision to build a fence on the border with Serbia. But Molnar has a message for Americans: Don't let President Trump build his wall with Mexico. "We have a serious immigration issue. Europe is not prepared. It is important to protect our sovereignty. I accept that," said Molnar, 47, sitting in his office in Kubekhaza, a short distance from the point where the boundaries of Hungary, Romania and Serbia meet. "It serves no purpose other than political theater. It should come down. I would urge Americans to examine whether Trump’s wall will really make them safer or better off," Molnar said. He pointed out that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a staunch anti-immigration … [Read more...] about Trump isn’t the only one who wants to build a wall. These European nations already did
Donald Trump will deploy National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border as soon as tonight, the Secretary of Homeland Security has said. Over the past few days, Mr Trump has been ramping up his rhetoric on immigration and border security, calling on Congress to change the US’s “very weak” border laws. He also said he wanted to send the military to guard the border “until we can have a wall and proper security” – plans that will now come to fruition. Read more Mexico ‘formally asks for clarification’ on Trump’s border statements “The president has directed that the Department of Defence and the Department of Homeland Security work together with our governors to deploy the National Guard to our southwest border,” said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, speaking at the White House. ”The president will be signing a proclamation to that effect … [Read more...] about Donald Trump to deploy National Guard to the Mexican border ‘as soon as tonight’