Rick Perry Says Trump’s Border Wall Will Take ‘Literally Years’ – Is He Right?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensMarch 2, 2016 9:30 am, ,

We’ve all head Donald Trump’s plan to build a “great, great” wall along the southern border – and his plan to make Mexico pay for it. But former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says building such a wall wouldn’t be so simple.

Is that true? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

“Building a wall” on the border “will take literally years. I don’t care how good of a builder you are,” Perry said about 40 minutes into an interview on the Jan. 15, 2016, edition of the Simon Conway Show on WHO in Des Moines. “And plus the private property rights,” Perry said. “This is an issue that really gets complex in a hurry. I know because I’ve had to deal with it.”

Hear how Perry’s claim scored in the player above.