Donald Trump has decided that a border wall is no longer necessary to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the US illegally.

After seeing proposed budgets for the wall, he now believes a border “fence” will be just as effective.

“It’s gonna be a big fence. A strong fence. Not like a chain link fence. Yes, it will have chain links, but they will be much better chain links than other chain link fences. It will be the best fence ever,” said Trump, during his midday press conference in Washington.

“A wall or a fence is essentially the same thing. Plus, the President never said a wall was the only option to keep immigrants out,” added Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

“There are lots of options, like a thick shrubbery with thorns. Really sharp thorns.

“Or attack eagles set up every few feet.”