Beto Vs. Trump in El Paso, Compassion and Inclusion Vs. Fear and Lies
Beto O'Rourke directly challenged the President last night at their dueling rallies in El Paso, TX. Their speeches vividly demonstrate the differences in the two men and their disparate visions of America's future. Trump reiterated a litany of false claims about undocumented immigrants and their impact on violent crime, drugs and jobs, while O'Rourke focused on their positive contribution to El Paso and the nation. The President spoke of walling off the southern border while Beto described comprehensive, long-term solutions to the immigration issue, including protections for "dreamers" and their parents.
And, as usual, Trump riled up his fans with gratuitous attacks on the media leading to an attack on a BBC camaraman by one of his supporters. O'Rourke's rally was peaceful and positive, by all accounts.
As many as 8000 to 15,000 residents joined Beto in the city's "March for Truth" according to El Paso police officials. A similar number saw the President speak, but their messages could not have been more at odds. Here is a clip from Beto O'Rourke's El Paso rally last night.