Jake Tapper Debunks As ‘Lying’ Trump’s El Paso Border Wall Claims

Supporters of U.S. border security make a human wall to demonstrate their support for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico at Sunland Park N.M. Feb. 9 2019

Supporters of U.S. border security make a human wall to demonstrate their support for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico at Sunland Park N.M. Feb. 9 2019

Margo said Monday he was "pleased" Trump was coming to El Paso for a rally and that he hoped to speak with him.

O'Rourke's speech is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET - the same time Trump is scheduled to take the stage one street and less than a quarter of a mile away.

The White House blamed Democrats on Monday for the breakdown in border security talks over the weekend, Politico reported. Many El Pasoans were angered by the comments and voiced their concern that people outside of the city were getting the wrong perception of our city. "We're going to stand up against that and stop this wall".

During his State of the Union address last week, the President made an inaccurate connection between El Paso's previously high crime rates and the construction of a border wall. In a case of pointed political counterprogramming, Beto O'Rourke, the former Democratic congressman from Texas now mulling a presidential run, planned an evening El Paso march and rally against the wall with dozens of local civic, human rights and Hispanic groups.

"The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime - one of the highest in the county, and considered one of our nation's most risky cities", Trump said in the address. "El Paso has never had 'one of the highest rates of violent crime in the entire country, ' according to Federal Bureau of Investigation data".

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A Republican National Committee spokeswoman said the barrier in place along the southern border between El Paso and Juarez have worked, including a sharp drop in human trafficking and drug smuggling.

New fencing was erected starting in 2008 and it was completed in 2009.

That includes O'Rourke, a potential 2020 candidate, who came close to unseating Sen. He cast himself as deeply opposed to the president's rhetoric on immigration.

El Paso's Republican mayor, Dee Margo, said the city had been safe for years before the wall was built.

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