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Trump swipes at O'Rourke at Texas rally

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to sign executive order promoting artificial intelligence Trump’s new Syria timetable raises concern among key anti-ISIS allies Trump officials considering Mar-a-Lago for next meeting with China's Xi: report MORE on Monday knocked potential 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke as the two men held competing rallies in the Texas border city of El Paso.

Speaking at a raucous event that served as the unofficial kickoff of his reelection race, Trump called the former Texas congressman “a young man who's got very little going for himself except he's got a great first name.”

“He challenged us,” the president said, claiming that the crowd at his rally was larger than O’Rourke’s.

“Not good,” Trump added. “I would say that may be the end of his presidential bid.”

Trump noted that O'Rourke lost to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the 2018 midterm elections while he is “1 and 1” in his political career and stated “we're going to go 2 for 0.”

The event also doubled as a chance for Trump to make his case for a border wall in a city that sits directly across the Rio Grande from Mexico.

Banners reading “Finish The Wall” hung in the rafters in the arena where Trump spoke.


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