Part-fence, part-wall? Donald trump speaks on US-Mexico border plans

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Donald Trump has admitted that his ambitious and contentious plans to build a wall along the US-Mexico border could, in fact, be built of "some fencing".

Speaking to CBS's 60 Minutes show, the President-elect said: "For certain areas I would, but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this, it’s called construction."

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He reiterated his campaign promise to build a wall. "Are you really going to build a wall?" asked host Lesley Stahl. "Yes" replied Trump.

It's Trump's first sit down interview since being elected President less than a week ago.

Having rowed back already on part of his campaign promise to repeal Obamacare, there may have been some speculation that he would do the same with the wall - one of his more outlandish plans.

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The border between the two countries is more than 20 times longer than the Berlin and he estimates the cost of building it would be around $12bn (£9.5bn). Analysis by the Washington Post however, puts that figure at $25bn.

One company which is hoping to bid for the contract to build the wall, Magal Security Systems, saw its share price rocket, closing 12 per cent on Friday compared to a week earlier before the election result. The Nasdaq-listed Israeli firm also builds fences.

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