President Trump Suggested Spain Build Its Own Border Wall Across the Sahara

Donald Trump to build a wall in Africa

It would be similar to Trump's planned wall across the US-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration.

Spain's Foreign Affairs Minister Josep Borrell revealed President Trump's advice during a speech at a gathering of the non-profit cultural organization Club Siglo XXI in Madrid, Spanish media reported.

President Trump recommended building a wall across the Sahara to solve Europe's migrant crisis, Spain's foreign minister says.

The conversation between the two politicians is believed to have taken place when Mr Borrell visited the States with the king and queen of Spain in June. The Sahara desert stretches for 3,000 miles.

The US-Mexico border is 1,954 miles (3,145 km) long.

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According to Borrell, Trump brushed off concerns about the plan's feasibility, claiming that "the Sahara border can't be bigger than our border with Mexico".

The comments were made during a visit Mr Borrell made to the U.S. at the end of June, reports El Pais.

Migrants have increasingly been looking to Spain after being shunned by Italy's populist government, which has worked to clamp down on refugees, going so far as to shut its ports to migrant rescue ships. Apparently this isn't the only failed attempt by President Trump to build a wall, however.

Chants of "build the wall" still break out at Trump's Make America Great Again rallies.

As Spain is located in Europe and the Sahara is located in Africa, building such a wall would also require it to be constructed on foreign territory.

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