(Trump seems intent on continuing to run on the ‘wall’ for another two years…)
The media is gonna in its glory in that US/Mexico border city…
The dueling rallies will have a direct counter to Trump’s narrative on immigration….
Democrats have not directly countered Trump’s insistence that the border wall in a ‘must’…
Beto O’ Rourke is doing it for the party…
A good majority of American’s see NO need for Trump’s idea of a concrete/steel wall and Congress is about to approve a couple of billion dollars for ‘barriers’ , NOT a ‘wall’…
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) will headline a rally on Monday in El Paso at the same time that President Trump is set to hold a rally there.
O’Rourke will join rally-goers in El Paso to “show the country the reality of the border,” according to a statement released by his office Friday.
“Beto O’Rourke will join with his city on Monday evening to show the country the reality of the border — a vibrant, safe, binational community that proudly celebrates its culture, history, diversity and status as a city of immigrants,” the statement said.
“While some try to stoke fear and paranoia, to spread lies and a false narrative about the U.S.-Mexico border and to demand a 2,000 mile wall along it at a time of record safety and security, El Paso will come together for a march and celebration that highlights the truth,” the statement continues.
O’Rourke, who is reportedly mulling a 2020 run for the White House, is a native of El Paso and outspoken Trump critic. He previously represented the district that encompasses the city.
Trump’s trip to El Paso will mark his first rally of the 2020 campaign cycle as he continues his push for a wall along the southern border.
The president has repeatedly held up the border city as an example solidifying his argument for a wall’s effectiveness. Trump has cited El Paso crime statistics that he claims represent a drop in violent crimes since the wall was constructed.
O’Rourke, in an interview with The Washington Post this week, condemned Trump’s characterization of El Paso….