Trump's Bogus El Paso Claim

12 February, 2019, 01:53 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • President Trump Preps for El Paso Rally

The Make America Great Again rally will take place in El Paso, Texas on Monday at the County Coliseum. Tickets for the event are free, and are available on the Trump campaign website. "And the total fencing in the El Paso sector is about 78 miles. Now it's part of the process for border security, but it's not the total panacea". "Tremendous crowd! See you later!"

O'Rourke is joining the "March for Truth" campaign sponsored by several leftist groups protesting the wall and Trump's political rally also scheduled for El Paso, Texas on Monday. A barrier was built in El Paso almost 10 years ago, and the introduction of that barrier, Trump said, allowed El Paso to undergo a profound transformation from a unsafe border city.

El Paso never had "one of the highest" rates of violent crime "in the entire country".

After Trump's remarks about El Paso in his State of the Union address, Mayor Dee Margo, a Republican, took to Twitter to counter the president's claims, saying that "El Paso was NEVER one of the MOST risky cities in the USA". "Simply put, walls work, and walls save lives".

"El Paso's example shows that only with a physical barrier can we stop the flow of illegal immigration, drugs, and crime and secure our southern border", Parscale said.

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The president's rally comes four days before the nation could fall into another government shutdown.

O'Rourke has denounced Trump on Twitter for stoking "false fear" about immigrants and said the city must use the president's visit to "tell the true story about the border". Both sides face a Friday deadline to reach an agreement or face another possible shutdown - Trump also has threatened to declare a national emergency to address what he describes as a security crisis.

The remarks angered local politicians, including O'Rourke and the city's Republican mayor, because El Paso's crime rate was far below the national USA average before its border fence was expanded in 2005.

On Monday evening, O'Rourke will lead a march through the city and then speak at a "Celebration of El Paso" event at 7 p.m. local time - across the street from Trump's rally and at the same time it is set to begin, according to O'Rourke's team.

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