Donald Trump on Wednesday challenged New York Times reports that he planned to create trenches filled with alligators to prevent migrants from crossing the border between Mexico and the United States.
“The press is trying to sell the idea that I wanted a ditch filled with alligators and snakes with electric gates and sharp peaks on the southern border,” the US president tweeted.
“I may be hard on border security, but not at this point. The press went crazy. Fake News! “He added.
The White House tenant was reacting to a long article in the New York Times about his frustration with the fight against illegal immigration.
According to the daily, he spoke in particular during exchanges with his team, the possibility of pulling in the legs of migrants trying to cross the mythical border to reach the United States.