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Watch Trump supporters talk about their love for solar panels.

Beamer Solar, a company that sells T-shirts sporting the phrase “Build a Wall” — and apparently nothing else, by the look of its website — handed out its products at a rally for the Republican nominee. The reception to the T-shirts’ secret message, hidden below the Trump-ism with solar-activated ink, may surprise you.

This positive response to solar energy shouldn’t come as a surprise. According to a recent Pew poll, expanding solar is the one issue that Americans can agree on, despite the lack of consensus on climate change.

As one Trump supporter put it: “Who can be against it? If you’re into freedom, then free energy makes sense.”