Beto vs. Trump: Dueling rallies along the US-Mexico border

Beto vs. Trump: Dueling rallies along the US-Mexico border

O'Rourke is expected to speak at Chalio Acosta Sports Center around the same time the president is scheduled to take the stage at a rally in support of the wall at the El Paso County Coliseum, which is just a block away.

During his State of the Union address last week, the President made an inaccurate connection between El Paso's previously high crime rates and the construction of a border wall.

O'Rourke, who became a Democratic star in 2018 during his unexpectedly close but unsuccessful bid for a U.S. Texas Senate seat, will make a speech lambasting Trump's plans for a border wall as Trump promotes his long-promised barrier at an event nearby.

After a 35-day partial government shutdown that ended January 25, the federal government could close again if congressional Republicans and Democrats cannot hammer out a compromise.

"Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities", Trump said.

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As he explores a run for president in 2020, O'Rourke has condemned Trump's demand for a wall on the southern border.

The activists appeared to universally support the president and his long-held pledge to build a border wall, and they seemed to be making their own symbolic barrier where the border fence now finishes.

"The president is coming to El Paso Monday".

"Tonight, President Donald Trump is going to El Paso, Texas to create a circus of fear and paranoia, like he always does, to tell lies about the border and about immigration", former San Antonio mayor and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro said in a video released Monday. "Safe not because of walls, and not in spite of the fact that we are a city of immigrants". "These distortions about our vibrant community are harmful to our reputation and degrade our spirit", she wrote.

Women's March El Paso has organized a counter to Trump's visit. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in November.

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