Now one Republican senator is arguing that the border wall is just a “metaphor” Twitter/@NewDay

There’s been a lot of confusion regarding President Trump’s border wall, from different ideas about the final product to discrepancies about who exactly will be paying for the nearly $12 billion project.

On Thursday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told CNN’s “New Day” that he thought the wall was really just one big metaphor:

“I always thought the wall was a metaphor for securing the border,” said the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee chairman. He went on to explain:

We have an administration who is committed to securing the border in whatever shape and form that takes. And yes, we do need better barriers, we need better fencing. We?ve had border patrol deputies and chiefs telling us fencing works. We need more of it. But I think we are going to do this in a very thoughtful manner.

Host Chris Cuomo said that he had never heard Trump refer to the wall as a metaphor but thanked Johnson for his explanation.

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On Wednesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said that it was unlikely the proposed border wall would cover the U.S.-Mexico border from coast to coast:

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