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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:52 AM

Trump tries to turn border debate his way with El Paso rally

Source: Associated Press

By ZEKE MILLER

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage as his signature pledge to American voters threatens to become a model of unfulfilled promises.

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Trump has repeatedly exaggerated the impact of El Paso’s fencing on the city’s crime rate, as well as statistics about crime committed by people who have entered the U.S. illegally.

El Paso is home to one potential Democratic challenger to Trump, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 and maintains an army of small-dollar donors and a large social media following. The campaign adviser, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal thinking, insisted the venue had nothing to do with O’Rourke.

But there was nothing subtle about O’Rourke’s response: He’ll be joining a march though his hometown to protest a border wall at the same time as Trump’s rally.

Read more: https://www.apnews.com/59b5de49d7e245e9ab52e2dfb579ec93



I'd love to see the number attending Beto's march be so huge in comparison to the number attending Trump's rally that the mainstream media will pronounce as fake news Trump's inevitable lies about how his crowds were bigger.

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Reply Trump tries to turn border debate his way with El Paso rally (Original post)
royable Feb 11 OP
sprinkleeninow Feb 11 #1
royable Feb 11 #3
PatrickforO Feb 11 #4
Scruffy1 Feb 11 #2
sprinkleeninow Feb 11 #5
Larrybanal Feb 11 #8
TexasBushwhacker Feb 11 #10
crazytown Feb 11 #6
Achilleaze Feb 11 #7
MissMillie Feb 11 #9

Response to royable (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:07 AM

1. There's just no end to this. Same crap, different day.

Why isn't * working at the job of the office instead of staging ridiculous campaign rallies. Wasting taxpayers' $$. Arrogant and impudent.


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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:26 AM

3. Well, he's wasting taxpayers' $$ whatever he's doing.

Perhaps it's a question of where he does the most damage.

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Response to royable (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:44 AM

4. He's wasting space and the very air he breathes. n/t

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Response to royable (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:25 AM

2. This might turn out to be one of his dumbest moves yet..

El Paso is heavily Democratic and I am sure he has lost a good share of the few who voted for him. I would love to see him in an empty arena.

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Response to Scruffy1 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:55 AM

5. Is there anything * does that makes sense?

I feel as if I'm living on a strange planet.

Wait if * pulls another shutdown.

Or vetoes this so-called 'agreement' in the supposed works.

I think it's hogwash what's being reported as if the two sides are working on an acceptable outcome.

* demands that stupid wall in his head. Not gonna budge unless push comes to shove.

About time for his enablers to act. What will it take.

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Response to Scruffy1 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:38 AM

8. it is texas

so there will be people at his rally...BUT if he really wants to talk to his wall supporters he needs to go to IA or MI or PA....places far away and ignorant of the border workings but still terrified of those brown people

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Response to Scruffy1 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:33 PM

10. Map from 2016 election



El Paso is that patch of dark blue on the far left. Don't be concerned with the sea of red. Those are very low population counties; some have less than 1000 residents.

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Response to royable (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:25 AM

6. Shut down the Government again and see what happens

you disgusting hateful monster.

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:37 AM

7. This calls for Marty Robbins - wild as the West Texas wind...

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Response to royable (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:55 AM

9. Just out of curiosity...

any time he holds any kind of "rally," is he using tax-payer money? I mean I get that wherever he goes he gets secret service protection, but who is actually funding these rallies? Is it the GOP? Is it PACs? Campaign funds?

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