President Donald Trump arrives to talk at a rally in El Paso, Texas, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photograph/Susan Walsh) The Related Press
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Newest on President Donald Trump and Beto O’Rourke in Texas (all occasions native):
President Donald Trump is boasting concerning the measurement of the group attending his rally in El Paso, Texas, versus that for former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
Each are talking in El Paso. 1000’s attended O’Rourke’s occasion, however Trump estimated the group at 200 or 300 people. He claimed: “That may be the end of his presidential bid.”
Trump says O’Rourke has little going for himself and famous that he misplaced a Senate race to Republican Ted Cruz. The president did credit him for having a “great first name.”
The ex-congressman continues to be deciding on a presidential run. However treating the political world to 2020’s first dueling rallies might point out O’Rourke is able to be part of the race.
Democrat Beto O’Rourke says El Paso, Texas, is “one of the safest cities in America — safe not because of walls but in spite of walls.”
O’Rourke headlined a protest Monday night time throughout the road from an enviornment by which President Donald Trump is selling his long-promised border wall between the US and Mexico.
The previous congressman, who’s contemplating a presidential run in 2020, says, “We are making a stand for the truth.”
He says, “Walls do not save lives, walls end lives,” citing the hazard to asylum seekers who’re rejected by the U.S.
Protesters are chanting “Beto!” throughout breaks in O’Rourke’s speech.
Donald Trump Jr. is telling a crowd in Texas that Democratic lawmakers are combating extra for immigrants within the U.S. illegally than they’re for the American people.
Trump Jr. spoke Monday night time shortly earlier than his father was attributable to deal with the group in El Paso.
He says he loves seeing younger conservatives on the rally. He tells them “to keep up that fight, bring it to your schools. You don’t have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism from birth.”
Trump Jr. can be mocking these attending the rally of Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who’s marching with 1000’s of protesters decrying the border wall that the president is on the town to advertise.
Trump Jr. says that if the protesters chanted “USA” on the O’Rourke rally, “I don’t know what would happen to you, but it wouldn’t be good.”
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas says that in relation to immigration, Texans perceive one thing quite simple: “It is time to build the wall.”
Cruz warmed up a crowd in El Paso on Monday night time earlier than President Donald Trump was attributable to converse. On the identical time, Cruz’s 2018 Democratic opponent, Beto O’Rourke, marched with 1000’s of protesters to decry the border wall Trump was on the town to advertise. O’Rourke is contemplating a 2020 presidential run.
Cruz says the aim is to “stop the human traffickers, stop the drug traffickers and build the wall.”
Cruz additionally says Texans welcome authorized immigrants, however that they should “stand in line” and “follow the rules.” The group roared in settlement.
Beto O’Rourke is marching with 1000’s of protesters by the streets of El Paso, Texas, decrying a border wall that President Donald Trump is on the town to advertise.
Carrying a black fleece pullover and stopping each few steps to hug supporters, O’Rourke is amongst a bunch strolling near the U.S.-Mexico border and alongside town’s current border fence.
The group is heading to a venue throughout a small aspect road from the sector the place Trump is holding his personal a rally.
O’Rourke advised the group, “You make El Paso proud and you make the country proud.”
Protesters chanted “No wall!” and “Viva Beto!” as they proceeded.
President Donald Trump headed to the Texas border Monday to argue his case that partitions work as Democrats spurn his calls for for billions to construct such a barrier.
Trump is certain for El Paso, aiming to reshape the talk across the wall following a harmful shutdown struggle and together with his signature 2016 marketing campaign promise hanging in limbo. In a case of pointed political counterprogramming, Beto O’Rourke, the previous Democratic congressman from Texas now mulling a presidential run, deliberate a night El Paso march and rally in opposition to the wall with dozens of native civic, human rights and Hispanic teams.
The rallies launch a vital week for Trump as Democrats and Republicans stay locked in negotiations over border wall funding forward of a midnight Friday deadline that would pressure one other authorities shutdown.
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