Pres. Trump takes border argument to El Paso
February 11, 2019 10:29 PM
El PASO, TX.- Speaking to a sea of red MAGA hats, President Trump touched on a number of issues during his rally in El Paso Monday night.
With banners above the stage that read “Finish The Wall,” the president’s biggest talking point was immigration.
“From where we stand right now—on the other side of the border, it's one of the most dangerous cities in the world: Juarez, Mexico. So the people in Juarez, yet thanks to the powerful border wall in El Paso, Texas, it's one of the safest cities,” the president said to cheering fans.
Despite FBI statistics that contradict his comments, the president disputed any talk about the border wall not making El Paso a safer city.
“I spoke to people who have been here a long time. They said when that wall went up, it's a whole different ballgame,” President Trump said. “I'll give you a different example, and I don't care if the mayor is a Republican or Democrat, they are full of crap when they say it hasn't made a big difference.”
While lawmakers in Washington work on a deal that increases border security and keeps the government open beyond Friday, the president laid out his negotiation demands.
“What we are proposing includes humanitarian assistance, drug detection at our ports, closing legal loopholes, and plans for a smart, strategic see-through barrier. Let's call it a wall,” President Trump said.
The president also touted the economy and criticized Democrats for their stance on abortion during his rally.
Updated: February 11, 2019 10:29 PM
Created: February 11, 2019 10:08 PM
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