Donald Trump's Idea For Sahara Desert Border Wall Gets Demolished

Marsha Scott
September 21, 2018

Spanish foreign minister Josep Borrell revealed he had spoken to the president back in June about the crisis.

According to the UK's Daily Express, President Trump also wanted to build a wall in the Sahara Desert, to help with Europe's "migrant problem".

The US-Mexico border is a little under 2,000 miles long.

Spain is not one of them, so any wall would have to be built entirely on other nations' land.

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

Borrell spoke of Trump's Sahara wall suggestion at a lunch in Madrid this week, but did not clarify when the president made these remarks.

Trump's pledge to build a wall across the 3,000-kilometre US-Mexico border became a central focus of the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Mr Borrell recounted his conversation with the United States president at a lunch event in Madrid this week.

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.

A spokesman for the Spanish Foreign Ministry confirmed to Borrell's comments to CNN but said the ministry had no further comment in relation to the minister's remarks.

In recent months, Spain has been complaining about the surge of undocumented migrants who take hazardous journeys to reach the Eldorado.

According to the International Organisation for Migration, more than 33,600 migrants and refugees have arrived by sea so far this year, and 1,723 have died in the attempt.

Since January of this year, 35,000 migrants arrived in Spain, the highest number received by any European Union country.

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