Washington DC, 11:00 EST, 1 April: Trump announces issuance of first ever Green Treasury bond to fund Mexico wall; claims wall will be "greener than green"

President Trump tweeted “It’s going to be tremendous! We’re going to cover the whole thing in those solar panel things, and they'll power all the spotlights we’re going to use”.

He further tweeted “We’re even going to build in batteries from that electric car guy, Elon Mosque. Say, he isn’t muslim is he?”

The US Treasury is understood to be targeting a USD3 billion placement, with the proceeds allocated to a first portion of the new wall in Arizona.