The Hill reports:
President Trump Donald on Wednesday disputed press reports that he wanted a border wall with spikes and moat filled with alligators or snakes at the U.S. southern border with Mexico.
Trump tweeted that the press had “gone crazy” after the New York Times reported that he privately mused about placing an electrified border fence and moat at the southern border to crack down on illegal immigration.
The Times report published Tuesday also said that Trump suggested to aides that soldiers at the border shoot migrants in the legs in order to slow them, before being told it was not allowed.
As you can see, there’s always a tweet.
Now the press is trying to sell the fact that I wanted a Moat stuffed with alligators and snakes, with an electrified fence and sharp spikes on top, at our Southern Border. I may be tough on Border Security, but not that tough. The press has gone Crazy. Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2019
A design of our Steel Slat Barrier which is totally effective while at the same time beautiful! pic.twitter.com/sGltXh0cu9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) October 2, 2019