‘Walls Work’: Trump’s Brief Response to Colombian President’s Statement on Border Wall


President Donald Trump on Thursday gave a noticeably brief response to a reporter's question about building a wall on the Mexican border, and seemed to knock Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for giving a "long and very diplomatic answer" to the same question.

ABC's chief Washington correspondent, Jonathan Karl, asked Santos during a joint press conference with Trump whether he agrees with Trump's plan to halt the illegal drug flow into the United States with a border wall. Santos appeared to dodge the issue and instead emphasized international cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking.

After Santos' answer, Trump commented on the issue.

"And that was a long and very diplomatic answer to your question," Trump said to Karl. "I will say it a little bit shorter: Walls work. Just ask Israel."

"They work. Believe me, they work," the president added.

Sam Dorman

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Sam Dorman is a Media Analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Sam worked as a Staff Writer and Research Analyst with the Media Research Center. He can be reached at dorman@freebeacon.com.

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