President Trump pushed for the wall and other border security measures at his campaign rally Monday night in El Paso, Texas. Meanwhile, Beto O'Rourke, the Texas Democratic nominee for Senate in 2018, held a counterrally where music emanating from the nearby Trump rally could be heard. Trump also teased the former Congressman over the size of his crowd compared to those attending the president's rally. He said the protest attendance "may be the end of his presidential bid."
"Democrats have to stop being so angry," Trump said. "They're angry. And they've got to start being partners in this incredible miracle."
Trump overflow crowd:
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: There has never been anything like this in the history of our country. We have to understand that. There has never been. If you would say as an example, that tonight 69,000 people signed up to be here. Now the arena holds 8,000. And thank you, fire department. They got in about 10. Thank you, fire department. Appreciate it. But if you want to really see something, go outside. Tens of thousands of people are watching screens outside.
And we were all challenged by a young man who lost an election to Ted Cruz. And then they said you know what? Hey, you are supposed to win in order to run. By the way, we, I, we -- I'm 1 in 1, 1 for 1. Think about it. We had one election. We won. Now we're gonna be 2 for 0 and everything’s gonna be perfect.
But a young man who's got very little going for himself except he has a great first name. He is -- he challenged us. So we have let's say 35,000 people tonight. And he has 200 people, 300 people. Not too good.
In fact, what I would do is, I would say, that may be the end of his presidential bid. But he did challenge me.
"The campaign is sort of starting because you have these people nobody ever heard of, they're all running for office. I said, who is that? Well, that person was a mayor of a city that was defeated. Well, what about Beto? Beto was defeated too. But he suffered a great defeat. Watch what the news does tomorrow, though. They won't mention the disparity tomorrow. They'll say 'Beto O'Rourke. That's his last name, right, O'Rourke? Beto O'Rourke had a wonderful rally with about 15 people," Trump said later in the rally.