El Pasoans take issue with Pres. Trump's remarks, embrace unity | KOB 4

El Pasoans take issue with Pres. Trump's remarks, embrace unity

Patrick Hayes
February 11, 2019 10:27 PM

El PASO, TX-  During a rally Monday night, President Trump reiterated his assertion that El Paso became a safer city after a border barrier was built.


However, El Paso's mayor disputed that claim.

Dee Margo said the President got the wrong information from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

"So frankly, I had to cut him a little slack,” Margo said. “He was just echoing what he thought would be a credible source.

The claim upset many people in El Paso.

“We've been a safe city for many, many years and the wall didn't make us safer,” said Ted Johnston, who participated in a counter-Trump rally Monday night.

Protesters marched to a park near the El Paso Coliseum, where President Trump’s rally was held.

Potential presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke greeted the protesters.

The former congressman, who is from El Paso, said that it’s time to “show the country that there is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to the U.S.-Mexico border.”


Patrick Hayes

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