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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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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."

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

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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.)

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How much would a border wall cost?

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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 Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

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

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