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#TheGreatWallOfTrump: Donald Trump's proposed wall will cost Mexicans 8 billion dollars

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:38 IST
  • Yes, we aren\'t kidding. Trump, whose election rhetoric included the \'Great wall\' across the Mexican border is pegged to cost Mexicans a whooping 8 billion dollars.
  • 8 billion dollars = 5,42,96,36,00000 INR. Just saying.

Ah, the joys of watching some businessmen run for US Presidential elections and make staggering claims is fun. What's equally fun is watching them make some terrible math on equally terrible claims. Yep, our favourite all-time billionaire Donald Trump had a great run in New Hampshire as he won the primary after losing in Iowa Caucus.

Now, we all know how he hates Muslims, Mexicans, disabled journalists, Sikhs, Blacks etc. And also, who can forget his claims of building a wall across the US-Mexico border and make the latter pay for it if he becomes the President of United States of America.

Trump estimated on Tuesday that it will cost about $8 billion to build the wall he has promised to erect on the southern border of US if elected president.

Trump has vowed to force Mexico to pay for the border wall and said that the hefty $8 billion price tag is a tiny fraction of the money that we lose to Mexico on trade.

Here's how he calculated the estimates:

"All I'm doing is I'm multiplying the number of miles by a certain num-it's a very simple number ... I'm very good at that." "What we're doing is we have 2,000 miles, right? 2,000 miles long, but it's not 13,000 miles like they have in China."

"And of the 2,000, we don't need 2,000, we need a thousand because we have natural barriers, et cetera, et cetera. And I'm taking a price per square foot, you know, and a price per square mile. And it's a very simple calculation."

"I'm talking about precasts going up probably 35 to 40 feet in the air. That's high, that's a wall. It'll actually look good. It'll look, you know, as good as a wall is going to look. And it's going to do the trick. But we're going to have big, beautiful doors in the wall and people are gonna come into the country."

Okay then! Goodluck Americans. The Night's Watch is looking out for you now Mr Wildling Trump.


First published: 10 February 2016, 7:56 IST