Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said on Dec. 2 that he would appoint Donald Trump to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border if elected president in 2016 (video below).
Boston talk radio host Jeff Kuhner asked the GOP presidential candidate if he would build a wall, and if he would bring in his rival, Trump, to build it.
Cruz laughed and told the WRKO host:
Absolutely yes, on both fronts. And Jeff, as you know, I have laid out a very, very detailed immigration plan, it's on our website TedCruz.org. It's 11 pages, single space. It is the most aggressive serious plan to secure the borders.
I drafted that plan working in close consultation with Sen. Jeff Sessions and with Congressman Steve King, two of the strongest advocates and warriors for securing the border.
Here is part of that 11-page plan on Cruz's website:
"Build a wall that works. The unsecured border with Mexico invites illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorists to tread on American soil. Millions of people from all over the world, including from hostile nations and terrorist havens, have been apprehended at our southern border – and many who make it through are never caught. This is a failure of the highest order.
"I will fulfill the promise Congress made to the American people almost 10 years ago by completing all 700 miles of priority fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, and dedicate the resources necessary to replace all single-layer fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border to build a fence that keeps people out and that is technology-supported and law enforcement-accessible. If other nations, such as Israel, can build an effective border wall, the United States certainly can."