US president, Donald Trump reportedly suggested shooting migrants in the legs as they crossed the US-Mexico border.

The president is said to have pushed for the illegal action during a private meeting with his aides, reports UK’s Independent.

He also suggested creating a border moat filled with snakes or alligators, on numerous occasions, according to the Times, which excerpted the upcoming book Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration.

Mr Trump reportedly hoped the moat would accompany his border wall.

The president also wanted the wall electrified and to have spikes at the top.

The idea, like the others, was abandoned after his staff told him it was illegal.


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