Trump and Beto O’Rourke Hold Rival Rallies in El Paso

HeadlineFeb 12, 2019

The news came as Trump and former Democratic candidate for Senate, Beto O’Rourke, held dueling rallies in the border town of El Paso. At his rally, Trump promised his supporters he would build a wall, while mocking the size of O’Rourke’s rally. At the event, a Trump supporter wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat attacked a BBC cameraman. BBC reporter Eleanor Montague tweeted, “The crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump and other speakers all night.”

Meanwhile, Beto O’Rourke, who many believe will launch a 2020 presidential bid, blasted the border wall, saying barriers lead to more suffering and death.

Beto O’Rourke: “In the last 10 years, more than 4,000 children, women and men have died trying to come to this country to work jobs that no one will take, to be with a family member, to flee horrific brutality and violence and death in their home countries.”

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