Democratic Presidential Beto O & # 39; Rourke will officially launch his White House campaign Saturday in El Paso, Texas, a border city this week after President Trump Donald John TrumpDem's hammer Nielsen across the border crisis Ocasio -Cortez responds to & # 39; AOC sucks & # 39; chant: Trump just wants another woman to "disappear" Conservative expiry complains of lack of trump shout-out on rally More renewed his focus on what he calls an immigration crisis. [1
The El Paso rally is scheduled for weeks, but its timing draws a striking contrast with Trump, who has threatened to close the border before, but said Friday that "there is a very good probability," he will do the next week, gives a firmer schedule than any previous warning.
"If Mexico does not immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the US through our southern border, I will close the border or large parts of the border next week. This would be so easy for Mexico to do, but they just take Our money and "talk" moreover, we lose so much money with them, especially when you add in drug trafficking, etc.) That border control would be a good thing! "Trump said on a Friday morning tweet storm.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said earlier this week that the immigration system has reached a "breakpoint" of illegal border crossings.
"CBP is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and border security crisis along our southwestern border, and nowhere has this crisis manifested more acute than here in El Paso," he said at a press conference.
Saturday, El Pasos will not be the first time in the immigration light. Rourke and Trump held dueling rallies in the border town in February, while the Texas Democrat still rumbled a presidential run.
Rourke's office issued a statement at the time that said the event was meant to show the country the border reality – a vibrant, safe, binary community that proudly celebrates its culture, history, diversity and status as an immigrant city. "
" While some are trying to stoke fears and paranoia, to spread lies and a false tale of the border between the United States and Mexico and to demand a 2,000-mile wall along it at a time of safety and security, El Paso will come together to a march and a party that highlights the truth, "the statement continued.
While R & Rkeke has been criticized for lack of firm political positions, he has been a pronounced critic of Trump's proposed border wall and has resisted further Barriers and other White House Immigration Policies a cornerstone of his prominent Bureau of Excellence Campaign.
He has promised to set up several campaign platforms on Saturday, and his camp said it has eased over a thousand guards across the country to reinforce his message. 19659004] Rourke split fundraising records and electrified the democratic base when he first shot at national prominence last year after a rebellious effort to trigger Sen. Ted Cruz Rafael (Ted) Edward CruzStudent behind civil rights law says it will bring & # 39; closure & # 39; for Families on Money: Wells Fargo CEO Drops Trump Promises to Hold Financing for Special Olympics | House panel approves marijuana bank account | Controversial Fed Pick Benefit Support in Senate Telemundo launches initiative to increase Latino participation in elections, Census MORE (R-Texas). He announced his presidential bid earlier this month.
He runs toward more than a dozen democrats seeking the party's 2020 presidential election. His big name review from his Senate campaign helped him raise $ 6.1m. For the first 24 hours after declaring his White House bid, the greatest feature of any candidate so far.