Cain: Electric Fence Was a Joke
Herman Cain told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that his comments Sunday about instituting an electric fence on the United States-Mexico border was a joke, reports CNN
“That’s a joke,” Cain said. “I’ve also said America needs to get a sense of humor. That was a joke, OK,” the man who likened himself to ice cream flavor “black walnut” said.
Cain had previously called for the electric fence during a conversation with a caller on his radio talk show.
“When I’m in charge of the fence, we are going to have a fence. It’s going to be 20 feet high. It’s going to have barbed wire on the top. It’s going to be electrocuted, electrified,” Cain said. “And there’s going to be a sign on the other side that says it will kill you.”