President Trump reportedly suggested that Europe solve its migrant crisis by building a wall across the Sahara.
Josep Borrell, a former president of the European Parliament, claims that Trump made these comments when Borrell visited the United States in June.
In comments to CNN, a senior White House official denied the claim: “While we can confirm that the President has discussed migration challenges with Spanish interlocutors, we do not have record of this specific comment.”
As reported in previously reported in The Daylighter, Spain has two small enclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, in northern Africa, surrounded by Morocco, and with borders defended by wire fences.
There have been a number of violent clashes in recent months, as migrants have tried to jump or cut through the fence to seek residence or asylum in Europe.
Source: BBC News