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Donald Trump Says He Won't Build A Wall Along The Canadian Border

So what's Scott Walker's problem?

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Donald Trump has no plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Canada border if he's elected president.

The Republican presidential frontrunner was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to speak at a rally against the nuclear agreement struck with Iran.
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The Republican presidential frontrunner was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to speak at a rally against the nuclear agreement struck with Iran.

A CBC reporter caught up with Trump at the rally and asked him about his plans for America's northern border.

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"I would not build a wall on the Canadian border," Trump told the CBC's Meagan Fitzpatrick.

Trump didn't seem particularly interested in saying much more about America's Hat, but he did offer a final quote: "I love Canada."

Uh, maybe we should just stay friends. Acquaintances, even.
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Uh, maybe we should just stay friends. Acquaintances, even.

This year the idea of a wall along the Canadian border unexpectedly became part of the Republican presidential campaign.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently suggested that building a wall to the north is "a legitimate issue" to consider, which is weird because the border is already very well guarded.(He has since walked back that statement.)
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently suggested that building a wall to the north is "a legitimate issue" to consider, which is weird because the border is already very well guarded.

(He has since walked back that statement.)

How much would a border wall cost?

The Toronto Star crunched the numbers and figured it would cost more than $18 billion USD to build one along the entire U.S.-Canada border. That would cost closer to $24 billion CAD. Trump launched his campaign in June with a controversial speech in which he said Mexico was "sending" rapists and drug traffickers to the U.S. as undocumented immigrants. Since then he has been vocal about wanting to build a wall along the entire 3,100-kilometre border with Mexico.
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The Toronto Star crunched the numbers and figured it would cost more than $18 billion USD to build one along the entire U.S.-Canada border. That would cost closer to $24 billion CAD.

Trump launched his campaign in June with a controversial speech in which he said Mexico was "sending" rapists and drug traffickers to the U.S. as undocumented immigrants. Since then he has been vocal about wanting to build a wall along the entire 3,100-kilometre border with Mexico.

It's nice to know a President Trump won't want to build such a barrier between friendly neighbours, although a President Trump certainly makes the wall a much more appealing idea for many Canadians.

If Donald Trump becomes president, Canada should build a wall at the Canada-US border, even if Donald Trump won't http://t.co/cPQsBhPEBm

If he becomes president i guess we'll have to build our own. https://t.co/9gMoL9ulrj

Donald Trump says if elected he would not build a wall between US and Canada. Canada says "If you're elected, please do."

Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

Contact Ishmael N. Daro at ishmael.daro@buzzfeed.com.

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