2016 presidential certainty Donald Trump has stated he will "build a firewall" around US financial institutions to "keep out Bitcoin and its heinous dogey brethren," adding that he will make Bitcoin's purported creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, "pay for it."
Trump Touts 'Great Non-Chinese Firewall'
Trump made the remarks at a recent rally in Arizona, the state whose first Bitcoin ATM was infamously struck by lightning in 2014.
Speaking about the impact of virtual currencies on the economy, Trump was particularly vocal about the dangers posed to institutions essential to "make America great again".
I will build a great firewall – and nobody builds firewalls better than me, believe me – and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great non-Chinese firewall on our banks' borders, and I will make Satoshi pay for that firewall. Mark my words.