President Trump Rocks El Paso and Mocks Beto for his ‘Tiny Little …’
President Trump in his first rally of 2019 traveled to El Paso and was greeted by 35,000 people – most who were turned away and watch outside the auditorium – in a rollicking speech, where The President called out Congress for obstruction, the media for fake news and mocked Beto O’rourke for his ‘challenge’ which only drew less than a thousand people in his own back yard.
Trump taunts Beto: "We have a line that is very long already, I'm mean you see what's going on. And I understand our competitor's got a line too, but it's a tiny little line. Of course [the media] make it sound like they have more people than we do. That's not going to happen." pic.twitter.com/puTLJXwLcU
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 12, 2019
“I understand our competitor has a line, too, but it’s a tiny little line,” Trump said. “They’ll make it sound like they had more people than we do. That won’t happen.”
It looks like Beto only has 900 guests at his so called March, tiny! We have over 35000 in attendance. 8000 inside and tens of thousands in the parking lot and streets. @realDonaldTrump had 70,000+ RSVPs and thousands couldn’t make it. #winning
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) February 12, 2019
And true to form, 75,000 people signed up to go to The President’s El Paso rally, but because the arena only held 9,000 people, most watched outside on huge screens.
4 hours before the rally, Joe For America correspondents captured the massive crowd – reporting that up to 70% of the crowd was Hispanic:
PHOTO CREDIT: TERRY LITTLEPAGE
“I like the old days, when I was allowed to make outdoor speeches, it was a lot easier because you could have very big crowds,” Trump said. “We have a line that’s very long already,” he told reporters during a White House meeting with Sheriffs to discuss border security.
President Trump ridiculed Beto O’Rourke over and over Monday for not just having rar fewer supporters lining up to see him in El Paso, he said at the rally that it could mean the end of Beto’s candidacy for 2020.
NBC News reported that “less than a half mile away from Trump, O’Rourke, the former El Paso congressman and possible 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, responded at the ‘March for Truth: Stop the Wall, Stop the Lies.’ The march will end in a rally where O’Rourke said residents will ‘celebrate our community’ and ‘tell the true story about the border.'”
At the El Paso rally, Trump was back to his campaign-style speech, contrasting with his more Statesman like speech in Washington at the State of the Union Address.
“We’re going there to keep our country safe. And we don’t want murderers and drug dealers and gang members, MS-13, and some of the worst people in the world coming into our country.”
If you missed it, here it is in it’s entirety:
The Texas border city of El Paso became a focal point of the nation’s contentious debate overMonday night, as President Trump and former congressman , a potential 2020 challenger, held dueling rallies to tout completely different immigration agendas.
In his first “Make America Great Again” campaign rally of 2019, the president again argued for the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, railing against illegal immigration and falsely linking undocumented immigrants to disproportionate criminality. He accused Democrats of endorsing “open borders” and supporting the release of “dangerous felons,” and criticized the “far-left” for efforts to defund or abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“We will never abolish ICE,” Mr. Trump said to fervent applause, adding later, “illegal immigration hurts everyone.”
The president also vowed to never sign legislation that leads to the release of dangerous criminals, slamming Democrats for wanting to cap the number of beds in ICE detention centers — the source of a recent impasse in budget negotiations in Congress.