Published On: Tue, Feb 12th, 2019

Trump rally’s loud music heard over Beto O’Rourke event as the feud over crowd size begins

Beto “Bobby” O’Rourke held a counter protest Monday in El Paso to President Trump’s real first 2020 event. In fact, the rallies were so close together, the music from the Trump event can be heard in the video of O’Rourke below.

Check out the clip.


Beto O’Rourke photo/ donkeyhotey

One of the key elements to Trump’s hyperbolic rhetoric is crowd size: “So we have, let’s say, 35,000 people tonight,” the president said. “And he has 200 people, 300 people. Not too good,” Trump said of O’Rourke.

NewsTalk 97.1: “President Trump spoke to about 10,000 supporters while O’Rourke spoke to a community baseball field sized crowd.”

“If you would say, as an example, that tonight 69,000 people signed up to be here,” Trump had said. “Now the arena holds 8,000. And thank you, Fire Department. They got in about 10,000. Thank you, Fire Department. Appreciate it.”

The El Paso Fire Department said Trump’s statement was untrue.

Fire Department spokesman Enrique Aguilar told the El Paso Times on Monday that Trump did not receive permission to exceed the limit and that there were 6,500 people inside the building during the president’s rally. The coliseum holds about 6,500 people. There were thousands more watching Trump’s speech on big screens outside the facility.

O’Rourke is racing other 2020 Democratic hopeful to be more leftist by calling for open borders.

.@BetoORourke leading a march of several thousand people along a hwy by the US / Mexico border in El Paso. Theyre protesting @realDonaldTrump plan to extend a border wall, and marching to the president’s rally about a mile away. pic.twitter.com/hp1nTr5mEF

— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) February 12, 2019

“They’ll say Beto O’Rourke had a wonderful rally of about 15 people [tonight],” Trump said, according to the Texas Tribune. However, an aide told the paper that about 7,000 attended O’Rourke’s march, which ended at a baseball field near the coliseum.

No matter the size, Trump’s message was short, simple and clear: Walls work. Walls save lives,” Trump reiterated.

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