President Trump visited the Texas border city of El Paso to make a case for his border wall, and press pooh-poohing to the contrary, it was big. Real big. The press fell over itself to downplay claims about the actual crowd size, but 16,000 people, if the numbers were as low as that, is still an amazing number, respect-inducing numbers, particularly in a blue city like El Paso. If this trip was Trump’s kickoff to his 2020 presidential re-election run, the Democratic clown car of candidates getting all the press these days has something to worry about, because it looks a lot like 2016, except it’s even bigger.
Here’s what even the grizzled old political editor of the Daily Mail had to say about it:
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) February 12, 2019
Here’s the USA Today report:
The Trump rally, held in strongly Democratic El Paso, came a week after the president’s State of the Union address, where he angered many locals by saying El Paso was “once considered one of our nation’s most dangerous cities” until a security fence was erected. Trump has asked for $5.7 billion to build a border wall, a key sticking point in a recent government shutdown that dragged for 35 days.
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