Mr. Trump continues his fight for a border wall amidst his own “fake news” that there is a humanitarian crisis at the border. On Monday evening, the president is set to arrive in Texas to make the case again for a border wall during his Monday night rally at the Coliseum in El Paso, Texas, just a few blocks from the border.
Trump’s “Make America Great Again” rally begins at 7:00 p.m. MT, and makes the president’s first official stop in El Paso. On Monday, the president tweeted:
‘Will be heading to El Paso very soon. Big speech on Border Security and much else tonight. Tremendous crowd! See you later!’
During his State of the Union Address last Tuesday, Trump said:
‘The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime—one of the highest in the country, and considered one of our nation’s most dangerous cities. Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities.
‘Simply put, walls work and walls save lives. So let’s work together, compromise, and reach a deal that will truly make America safe.’
Contradictory to Trump’s stated emergency, the people of El Paso have noted that the the city has actually been ranked among the safest in the country since crime began to decrease in the 1990’s.
Mr. Trump’s rally comes just four days before the country could fall into another federal government shutdown. In late January, Trump reopened the government for three weeks with ongoing negotiations planned with Democrats on funding for the wall. This was after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
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