Donald Trump wants to build a “big, beautiful wall” to stop illegal immigrants — but Britain and other European nations are already doing it.
The U.K. government has announced plans to begin constructing a 13-foot concrete roadside barrier at the French port of Calais, where truck drivers have been targeted by migrants trying to sneak through the Channel Tunnel.
“People are using Trump to toxify everything he touches, including ideas,” said Douglas Murray, associate director of the Henry Jackson Society, a conservative think tank. “In Europe in the last two years, border security is very much a thing and checks have been reintroduced even by the two countries that were most proud of having abolished them — Sweden and Denmark.”
He added: “Good fences make good neighbors, and we’re in a period in which people are flooding across national boundaries and the countries which are going to be interested are the ones which bear the burden when migrants arrive.”
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