President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign announced Wednesday that it will be holding its first rally of 2019 in El Paso, Texas on February 11.
According to the Trump campaign, the rally will mark the president’s first in El Paso and seventh in the state of Texas.
“We are please to announced the Make America Great Again rally on Monday, February 11 in El Paso, Texas, featuring President Donald Trump,” said Michael Glassner, chief operating officer of Donald J. Trump for President Inc.
“As the president continues his fight to secure our border, there’s no better place to demonstrate that walls work than in El Paso. President Trump looks forward to visiting with the patriots of Texas who are on the front lines of the struggle against open-border Democrats who allow drugs, crime, and sex trafficking all along our border every day,” Glassner added.
During his Tuesday night State of the Union address, Trump pointed to El Paso as shining proof that his border wall would work.
“The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime—one of the highest in the country, and was considered one of our nation’s most dangerous cities. Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities,” Trump told Congress during his speech. “Simply put, walls work and walls save lives. So let’s work together, compromise, and reach a deal that will truly make America safe.”
El Paso is also notable for being the hometown of former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX-16), who is expected to decide on a presidential bid by the end of the month.
The president’s rally will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum.
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