President Donald Trump held a 'Make America Great Again' rally Monday night in El Paso, Texas, just a few blocks away from the border.
Former Democratic Congressman from El Paso, Beto O'Rourke, led a protest march against Trump and the wall at the same time less than a mile away.
Trump overflow crowd:
"Will be heading to El Paso very soon. Big speech on Border Security and much else tonight," Trump tweeted Monday morning. "Tremendous crowd! See you later!"
Will be heading to El Paso very soon. Big speech on Border Security and much else tonight. Tremendous crowd! See you later!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2019
Trump mentioned El Paso during his State of the Union address last week, arguing that the city serves as an example of border walls working to reduce crime.
"The border city of El Paso, Texas, 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. Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities," Trump said last week. "Simply put, walls work and walls save lives. So let's work together, compromise, and reach a deal that will truly make America safe."