Commentary: Pundits reported Tuesday June 6 that Donald Trump, at an Oval Office meeting of high-level Republican leaders, suggested that his proposed border wall incorporate solar panels, the goal being to sell electrical power as a way of funding the Wall’s construction.

According to Jonathan Swan at Axios, Trump described to assembled Republican Congressional leaders his image of a solar-paneled Border Wall up to 50 feet high, adding that “Trump told the lawmakers they could talk about the solar-paneled wall as long as they said it was his idea.” (Predictably, it’s not: a handful of contractors bidding on the wall have already included solar panels in the designs they’ve submitted to the Department of Homeland Security.)

Here are four reasons that Trump’s solar border wall financing idea is a non-starter. 

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