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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:15 PM

El Paso officials denounce Trump's border comments ahead of his 1st 2019 campaign rally

Beto says crime INcreased once the el Paso Fence went up.










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Our government built a border fence in El Paso in 2008, a misguided response to 9/11 (no terrorists have crossed the southern border and attacked this country). It didnít make us any safer. In fact crime in El Paso increased after it was built.








El Paso officials denounce Trump's border comments ahead of his 1st 2019 campaign rally



https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/el-paso-officials-denounce-trumps-border-comments-ahead/story?id=60885823



Beto O'Rourke is joining an El Paso rally opposing the president's nearby.

Rachel ScottBy Rachel ScottFeb 11, 2019 3:00 AM ET

As President Donald Trump heads to El Paso, Texas, on Monday for his first campaign rally of the year, some local officials and law enforcement are speaking out against his recent claims on border security.

There are concerns that the president, holding a rally in a 6,000-seat arena on Monday night, will share what some officials call a misguided view on the effectiveness of a border fence in El Paso.


During his State of the Union address last week, Trump claimed El Paso has become one of the safest cities in America because of a barrier fence, igniting a firestorm of reactions from state and local representatives.

"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," Trump said. "Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities."


Hours later, the El Paso County sheriff denounced the president's remarks.


"It is sad to hear President Trump state falsehoods about El Paso, Texas, in an attempt to justify the building of a 2,000-mile wall," Sheriff Richard Wiles told ABC News. "While it is true that El Paso is one of the safest cities in the nation, it has never been considered one of our nation's most dangerous cities. And El Paso was a safe city long before any wall was built.".......................................






(Leah Millis/Reuters, FILE) President Donald Trump speaks to reporters along the banks of the Rio Grande River during a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border with Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents, Jan. 10, 2019, in Mission, Texas.

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:35 PM

1. Trump Humiliated As El Paso Passes Resolution Calling Out His Lies

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:43 PM

2. Texas Democrats on Trump's Visit to El Paso:

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