By NBC News. President Donald Trump and Beto O’Rourke faced off less than half a mile — but worlds apart — from each other on Monday night.
“A young man who’s got very little going for himself except he’s got a great first name, he challenged us,” the president told supporters, dubbing the crowd size at a nearby event headlined by the former El Paso congressman and possible 2020 Democratic presidential candidate “not too good”: “What I would say is, that may be the end of his presidential bid.” . . .
“We probably have some good news,” Trump told the crowd. “But who knows? …Just so you know, we are building the wall anyway.” . . .
He spoke soon after O’Rourke called El Paso “one of the safest cities in the United States of America…safe, not because of walls — but in spite of walls.”
“Walls do not save lives. They end lives,” he said at the “March for Truth: Stop the Wall, Stop the Lies” rally a short drive from Trump’s. (Read more from “Trump and Beto Face off in Texas; Trump TAUNTS Failed Senate Candidate” HERE)
Trump Taunts Beto: My Line Is Bigger Than Your ‘Tiny Little Line’
By Daily Wire. President Donald Trump taunted failed Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke on Monday evening over the expected crowd turnout that is expected at his rally on the Texas border.
“We have a line that is very long already, I’m mean you see what’s going on,” Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One and flying to Texas where he will hold a rally in El Paso. “And I understand our competitor’s got a line too, but it’s a tiny little line. Of course (the media) make it sound like they have more people than we do. That’s not going to happen.”
It looks like Beto only has 900 guests at his so called March, tiny! We have over 35000 in attendance. 8000 inside and tens of thousands in the parking lot and streets. @realDonaldTrump had 70,000+ RSVPs and thousands couldn’t make it. #winning
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) February 12, 2019
Trump taunts Beto: "We have a line that is very long already, I'm mean you see what's going on. And I understand our competitor's got a line too, but it's a tiny little line. Of course [the media] make it sound like they have more people than we do. That's not going to happen." pic.twitter.com/puTLJXwLcU
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 12, 2019
“But we’re going there for a reason,” Trump continued. “We’re going there to keep our country safe. And we don’t want murderers and drug dealers and gang members, MS-13, and some of the worst people in the world coming into our country.”
“Now, Mexico has had the worst year they’ve ever had,” Trump noted. “Almost 40,000 killings in Mexico this year. One of the most unsafe places, unfortunately. We need a wall. And all of the other things are nice to have. But without a wall, it’s not going to work. We can have technology, we can have beautiful drones flying all over the place, but it doesn’t work without the wall.” (Read more from “Trump Taunts Beto: My Line Is Bigger Than Your ‘Tiny Little Line'” HERE)