One of the hallmarks of Donald Trump’s campaign for president has been his proclamation that he will order construction of a wall along the United States-Mexico border.
In an interview Monday with Peter Hamby of Snapchat, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was once one of Trump’s Republican primary opponents but is now supporting his campaign, indicated the wall will not be physical in nature.
After Hamby said there was no way Trump could get a border wall of the magnitude he has promised built, Perry conceded the point but said a border wall of sorts will still exist.
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“It’s a wall. But it’s a technological wall. It’s a digital wall. There are some that hear, ‘This is going to be 1,200 miles from Brownsville to El Paso, 30 feet high.’ And listen, I know you can’t do that,” the governor said.
Perry’s acknowledgement seems to be consistent with comments he gave about the idea of the wall in an interview earlier this year.
“Building a wall … will take literally years,” he said. “I don’t care how good of a builder you are. And plus the private property rights. This is an issue that really gets complex in a hurry. I know because I’ve had to deal with it.”
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While many on the left have derided the idea of a physical border wall as “racist,” there have been some critics of the wall on the right who have cost concerns.
Some believe improvements in technology, such as digital censors and cameras, which would seem to be in line with the “technological wall” Perry was suggesting, would be more effective for border security than a physical wall.
h/t: The Huffington Post
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