O'Rourke to lead anti-wall march during Trump Texas rally
Feb 09 2019
Democrats have refused to acquiesce to his demands for a border wall, and Republicans are increasingly unwilling to shut down the government to help him fulfill his signature campaign pledge. Sometimes even the most famous names in our biz don't make the extra efforts to serve our customers - the American public.
In the hours before Trump's Tuesday night speech, what we saw was a string of those look-alike, sound-alike cable news panel shows that were all about punditry, not news. We're talking about substance.
Many say they are also waiting for a so-called humanitarian visa from the Mexican government that could lead to local job opportunities, but are afraid of the area's hyper-violent Zetas drug cartel that has targeted migrants in the past.
But what if the cable news deciders had boldly chosen to deep-six all that and shine their big news spotlight on the real news?
Former Democratic Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke laughs as with Oprah Winfrey presses him to make the announcement that he is running for president during a live interview on a Times Square stage at "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square", Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in NY.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) arrives for a meeting with U.S. House-Senate conferees to receive a closed briefing from U.S. Border Patrol career professionals, who discuss "the challenges they face protecting the U.S. -Mexico border" at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2019.
"We have seven auto companies coming back in right now and there's going to be a lot more", Trump said.
"We didn't want to run the risks of them travelling in open trucks", Borrego said. What Americans need is for reporters to update, verify and clarify reality - now.
Perry added, "What you hear there from the sheriff of El Paso County has been echoed by sheriffs all across Texas". At its worst ever, El Paso suffered more than 6,500 violent crimes in 1993, but today it's fewer than 2,500, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics. His campaign manager, Brad Parscale, tweeted that the rally will be held "less than 1000 feet from the successful border fence that keeps El Paso safe!" El Paso averaged 23 homicides per year between 1960 and 2018, according to that city's police department. El Paso was safe before the border wall.
Just hours earlier, the president reiterated in his State of the Union a repeatedly debunked claim that El Paso was one of the country's most risky cities until the Secure Fence Act of 2006 was passed and several miles of barrier were built there.
"Now, immediately upon its building, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of the safest cities in our country", the president said. "Simply put, walls work and walls save lives".
This will be the first time Trump holds a rally in El Paso, but the seventh time he has held a rally in Texas, reports The Hill.