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What America needed on a Monday night in mid-February was a pair of dueling rallies.
Because why not? There’s not another election until next November, but we’ve got a showdown over the border wall and we’ve got Betomania going on.
Backdrop - Gatherings - El - Paso - Texas
Amid that backdrop were two large gatherings down in El Paso, Texas. The first was President Donald Trump’s “Finish the Wall” rally in the El Paso Coliseum. The second was a counter-rally by former Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who really ought to just officially change his name to “Potential Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke.”
“In the first dueling rallies of the 2020 campaign season, Trump’s ‘Finish the Wall’ rally in El Paso went head-to-head against counterprogramming by former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a former Democratic congressman and potential Trump rival in 2020, who argued that walls cause more problems than they solve,” The Associated Press reported.
Rallies - Street - Preview - Direction - Country
“The rallies across the street from each other served as a preview of the heated yearslong fight over the direction of the country that has now begun in earnest. And they made clear that Trump’s long-promised border wall is sure to play an outsized role in the presidential race, as both sides use it to try to rally their supporters and highlight their contrasting approaches.”
There’s a pretty big contrast in the level of energy the rallies were able to corral.
Indication - Difference - Rallies - Clip
The best indication of the difference between the two rallies might be summed up by this one clip.
As you can see, the sound from Trump’s rally can be heard over O’Rourke’s:
Something - Street - Bunch - People - Wall
Well, that’s what happens when you host something right across the street from a bunch of people who want the wall to be finished.
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