O'Rourke's speech is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET - the same time Trump is scheduled to take the stage one street and less than a quarter of a mile away.
In a conference call with reporters, O'Rourke said his counter-rally two hundred yards from the Trump event would be a "powerful, beautiful" response to "Trump's lies about our community, the U.S. -Mexico border, immigrants, about Mexicans". In fact, "El Paso's violent crime rate dropped 62 percent from its peak in 1993 to 2007, a year before constriction on the fence began", the resolution states.
Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) planned a rally on his home turf of El Paso, Texas, on Monday night to coincide with an event President Donald Trump is holding the same night in the same city.
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"Now it turns out not only don't they want to give us money for the wall, they don't want to give us the space to detain murderers, criminals, drug dealers, human smugglers", he said.More news: Fire at Wells Fargo Facility Causes Nationwide Outages
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"We have a line that's very long already", Trump said of his El Paso rally.
Monday, Trump heads to El Paso, where he won 25.7% of the 2016 vote and enraged everyone in a SOTU speech falsely declaring it a hell-hole of crime - a reality officials say only exists in "Sicario", given they boast one of the lowest crime rates of any big city. We've always been that way.
With another government shutdown threat looming, President Donald Trump headed to the Texas border on Monday to argue his case that walls work as Democrats spurn his demands for billions to build such a barrier.
O'Rourke told Oprah Winfrey last week he would make a final decision about running for president by the end of the month. "I'm following the community's lead tonight, no less, no more", he said on the call.