Report: Trump Wanted His Border Wall To Have A Moat With Snakes And Alligators
President Donald Trump reportedly wanted his border wall to have a water-filled trench (really, a moat) populated by alligators and snakes, according to reporting by the New York Times.
Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh. After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, he suggested that they shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down. That’s not allowed either, they told him.
“The president was frustrated and I think he took that moment to hit the reset button,” said Thomas D. Homan, who had served as Mr. Trump’s acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, recalling that week in March. “The president wanted it to be fixed quickly.’’
More stories of this variety will leak out as the Trump Administration slides towards an ignominious end.