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In El Paso, Trump and O'Rourke go head-to-head over wall


February 12, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas, Feb. 11, 2019. Trump is to hold the rally to champion his border wall with Mexico even as a demonstration is planned by angry residents and Democratic lawmakers who denounce his claim that walls reduce violent crime. (Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times)

EL PASO, Texas - President Donald Trump charged ahead Monday with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers' tentative deal that would give him far less than he's been demanding and declaring he's "setting the stage" to deliver on his signature campaign promise.

In the first dueling rallies of the 2020 campaign season, Trump's "Finish the Wall" rally in El Paso went head-to-head against counterprogramming by former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a former Democratic congressman and potential Trump rival in 2020, who argued that walls cause more problems than they solve.


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