El Paso, Texas, Mayor Dee Margo (R) said Saturday that he would "completely" correct President Trump Donald John TrumpRob Lowe mocks Warren over native American ancestors claim Obama's health official blaster Trump's physical exam : & # 39; No doctor can predict others' future health & # 39; Trump makes Native American joke about the Warren campaign campaign: & # 39; Look at the TRAIL & # 39 campaign; MORE if he repeats a false line of crime in the border city during a campaign rally.
Margo said on CNN's "SE Cupp Unfiltered" that he was scared to call Trump over the comments he made about El Paso last week at the EU address.
" It can't be, "he said.
– SE Cupp Unfiltered (@UnfilteredSE) February 10, 2019
His comments came just days after Trump in his EU address used the border town as an example on why walls reduced crime. [El Paso] "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 strong barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities, "he said.
Margo con interrupted Trump's comments shortly after speech and tweeted that" El Paso was never one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. "
" We have had a fence for 10 years, and it has affected illegally hiking and inhibited criminal activity, "wrote Margo. "It is NOT the only deterrent. Law enforcement in our society continues to keep us safe." He said on Saturday that he believes Trump might have been misinformation from Texas lawyer's crime statistics during his previous trip to McAllen, Texas .
El Paso sits just across the border from the Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez and is divided by the Rio Grande and a fence built more than 10 years ago.
Margo said that "geography in Texas won not allow a fence from El Paso to Brownsville, Texas, even if you would."
"So it must be part of the technology and the workforce," he added.
Trump has repeatedly demanded a wall along the southern border since its 2016 presidential campaign. His insistence on building one helped spark a state stop that lasted 35 days.
He is set to travel to El Paso Monday in what marks his first rally of the 2020 campaign cycle.