President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t need a wall across the entire southern border with Mexico because of “vicious rivers” and “mountains.”
In an interview with Sean Hannity on “Hannity” Thursday night during his Ohio “Thank You” tour, Trump reaffirmed his stance on building a wall between America and Mexico, saying it is absolutely happening. (RELATED: Trump’s Plan For The Wall On The Mexican Border Materializes)
“You had told me throughout the campaign,” Hannity said. “You haven’t changed your mind because you told me that during the election.”
“No. No, no, no, no. I mean we’re going to build a wall. I mean I heard that,” Trump replied. He then clarified that America won’t need to build a wall across the entirety of the border thanks to natural barriers.
“Every once in a while they say well maybe it’s not going to be totally through,” he said. “Now, there are certain places you don’t need a wall, because you have, you know, you have mountains, you have other things. You have large and rather vicious rivers.
“But, no, we’re building a wall. It’s going to be a real wall, because we’re going to stop the drugs from coming in. We’re going to have people come in, but they’re going to come in legally and we’re going to have a great wall. We’re going to have a real wall and we’re going to stop what’s happening, because what’s happening in our country is very sad in so many different ways.
“But we are going to stop those drugs from coming in,” he finished.
Sources familiar with Trump’s transition previously told The Daily Caller News Foundation he plans to begin wall construction in March. Building the wall — and making Mexico pay for it — were both large parts of his election platform.
“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words,” Trump said. (RELATED: Mexican Cement Manufacturer Wants To Help Build Trump’s Wall)
He did not clarify during the interview with Hannity any implications of “vicious” rivers.
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