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Jimmy Kimmel Dismantles Trump's Insane New Design Proposal for the Mexican Border Wall

"Our president is worried that people are going to get hit on the head with drugs and die."

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Donald Trump has largely avoided the media since his son, Donald Jr., published emails on Twitter detailing his attempted collusion with Russian officials. But on his way to Paris, the president managed to share his design proposal for the Mexican border wall with some reporters aboard Air Force One, and it is something else.

Not only is Trump insisting the wall be solar-powered, he also "wants [it] to be see-through," Jimmy Kimmel noted Thursday.

"One of the things with the wall is you need transparency," the president said. "You have to be able to see through it. In other words, if you can't see through that wall—so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you have to see what's on the other side of the wall."

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"I'll give you an example," he rambled on. "As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don't see them—they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of stuff? It's over."

"He's worried," remarked Kimmel. "Our president is worried that people are going to get hit on the head with drugs and die, so he wants a wall you can see through."

"It's unbelievable," the host continued, incredulously. "He's turning the country into an aquarium! We're all going to be living in Sea World under President Shamu."

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Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.