The central pledge of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is essentially a racist pipe dream that will never come to fruition. “I will build a great wall-and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me-and I’ll build them very inexpensively,” Trump has said.
The central pledge of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is essentially a racist pipe dream that will never come to fruition. “I will build a great wall—and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me—and I’ll build them very inexpensively,” Trump has said. “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.” For some perspective on just how insane Trump’s border wall idea is, Digg created a video called “Best of Luck With the Wall” that uses 200,000 satellite images from Google Maps to show what the 2,000-mile wall would look like.
In the third presidential debate in late October, President-elect Donald Trump reiterated his intention to build a wall along the Mexico-US border. “Now, I want to build the wall. We need the wall. The border patrol, ICE, they all want the wall. We stop the drugs; we shore up the border,” he said.
Rosa Sheng, a senior architect at the San Francisco-based firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, tells Business Insider.
“The US [is] currently as a $19-plus trillion deficit. Rather than spending our country’s resources on building a wall, we should be focusing our energy on building bridges — both literal and figurative,” she says. This includes “infrastructure improvements and transportation in major cities that support interstate supply chains, and alternative green energy production that will address not only climate change, but also challenge our dependency on fossil fuels.”