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REMARKS: President Trump's border wall mirage

emoji-ts Updated 10 days ago, Wed Feb 13, 2019
As Trump Visits El Paso to Sell His Wall, Locals Refute His False Claims About Their City
Donald Trump

“The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime — one of the highest in the entire country, and considered one of our nation’s most dangerous cities, Now, immediately upon its building, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of the safest cities in our country. Simply put, walls work and walls save lives. So let’s work together, compromise, and reach a deal that will truly make America safe.”

Lawmakers reach deal on border wall funding
Donald Trump

“We can call it anything. We'll call it barriers, we'll call it whatever they want, But now it turns out not only don't they want to give us money for a wall, they don't want to give us the space to detain murderers, criminals, drug dealers, human smugglers.”

Beto at Counter Rally: ‘We Know That Walls Do Not Save Lives. Walls End Lives’
Donald Trump

“As I was walking up to the stage, they said that progress is being made with this committee. Just so you know, we’re building the wall anyway”

Trump and Beto's dueling rallies were a preview of every 2020 debate to come
Donald Trump

“I've been hearing a lot of things, 'Oh the wall didn't make that much of a difference.' You know where it made a big difference? Right here in El Paso, And I don't care if a mayor is a Republican or a Democrat, they're full of crap when they say it hasn't made a big difference.”

Trump not 'thrilled' with border deal but leaning toward it
Donald Trump

“I can't say I'm happy. I can't say I'm thrilled, But the wall is getting built, regardless. It doesn't matter because we're doing other things beyond what we're talking about here.”

Beto O'Rourke rebukes President Donald Trump at dueling rally in El Paso: "Walls end lives"
Donald Trump

“I don't know if you heard, right. Today we started a big beautiful wall right on the Rio Grande. Right smack on the Rio Grande”

Trump pushes US-Mexico wall plan, Congress nears deal
Donald Trump

“Make America Great Again We need the wall and it has to be built and we want to build it fast.”

Trump can't see himself with a White House dog
Donald Trump

“I had a choice. I could've stayed out there and listened, or I could have come out to the people of El Paso and Texas, I chose you.”

In Texas, Trump backs wall while O’Rourke rallies opponents
Donald Trump

“That may be the end of his presidential bid, You’re supposed to win in order to run.”

Beto vs. Trump: Who had the bigger crowd in El Paso?
Donald Trump

“A young man who's got very little going for himself except he's got a great first name. He challenged us. We have, say, 35,000 people tonight, and he has, say, 200 people, 300 people, Not too good. In fact, what I would do, that may be the end of his presidential bid.”

Beto O'Rourke, Trump Set For Clash In El Paso Over Border Wall
Donald Trump

“We have a line that is very long already, I mean, you see what’s going on. And I understand our competitor has got a line too, but it’s a tiny, little line. Of course, they’ll make it sound like they had more people than we do. That’s not going to happen.”

Trump pre-empts border wall pitch in El Paso to take shots at Beto O’Rourke
Donald Trump

“We were all challenged by a young man who lost an election to Ted Cruz. And then they said, ‘You know what? You’re supposed to win before you run,’”

One moment from Trump's first campaign rally of 2019 set the tone for his reelection effort
Donald Trump

“And despite the fact that the media refuses to acknowledge what we've done and how well we're doing it, a new poll just came out, as I was coming on, and it shows - I don't know how you can do this. I don't think I've had a good story in years. I don't get good press - I used to get great press. Until I decided to run for office. And we have done together an incredible job.”

Trump Doubles Down On Border Security At Rally: 'Walls Save Lives'
Donald Trump

“I chose you, So we probably have some good news, but who knows?”

Trump revives campaign rallies with trip into heart of ‘Beto Country’
Richard Wiles

“It is sad to hear President Trump state falsehoods about El Paso, Texas, in an attempt to justify the building of a 2,000-mile wall. The facts are clear. While it is true that El Paso is one of the safest cities in the nation, it has never been ‘considered one of our nation’s most dangerous cities.’ And El Paso was a safe city long before any wall was built. President Trump continues to give a false narrative about a great city that truly represents what this great nation is all about”

O'Rourke counters Trump's border claims in rival El Paso rally
Beto O’Rourke

“With the eyes of the country upon us, all of you together are going to make our stand in one of the safest cities in the United States of America. Safe not because of walls but in spite of walls, Secure because we treat one another with dignity and respect, that’s the way we make our communities and country safe.”

Trump supporters form a human chain at Mexican border, chanting "build a wall" before El Paso rally
Beto O’Rourke

“The president is coming to El Paso Monday. He will promise a wall and will repeat his lies about the dangers that immigrants pose”

Beto vs. Trump In El Paso: Who Actually Had The Bigger Crowd And Was It A Preview Of 2020?
Beto O’Rourke

“We are not safe because of walls but in spite of walls, We have so much to give, so much to show the rest of the country.”

Beto O'Rourke Directly Challenges Trump: ‘Walls End Lives’
Beto O’Rourke

“In El Paso, we are secure because we treat one another with dignity and respect. That is the way that we make our communities and our country safe, We know that walls do not save lives. Walls end lives.”

Trump Came To El Paso To Lie About It
Beto O’Rourke

“I think he’s here in an effort to use this community as a prop to make his case for the border wall, I’m going to follow the community’s lead.... Nothing less and nothing more.”

El Paso bristles at Trump’s claim that wall made city safe
Beto O’Rourke

“While some try to stoke fear and paranoia, to spread lies and a false narrative about the U.S.-Mexico border and to demand a 2,000-mile wall along it at a time of record safety and security, El Paso will come together for a march and celebration that highlights the truth”

Trump—and His Opposition—Are Gearing Up for Rallies in El Paso, Texas
Beto O’Rourke

“We need everyone to join us tomorrow evening in El Paso as we celebrate our community, The country will be watching, and it falls on all of us to tell the true story about the border.”

Trump 'extremely unhappy' with shutdown deal, keeping options open to build wall
Ann Coulter

“Trump talks a good game on the border wall, but it's increasingly clear he's afraid to fight for it, Call this his 'Yellow New Deal.'”

Fact-Checking Trump's 2020 Campaign Rally in El Paso
White House

“We've actually started a big, big portion of the wall today at a very important location, and it's going to go up pretty quickly over the next nine months. That whole area will be finished. It's fully funded ... and we're going to have a lot of wall being built over the next period of time.”

Fox & Friends is Adorably Hopeful on Border Wall Deal: I Bet Trump’s ‘Got Something Up His Sleeve…’
Ainsley Earhardt

“[M]aybe this is a start, Maybe the president would say, ‘Okay, I’ll agree to this. But I’m going to get money elsewhere.’ He said we definitely are going to build the wall.”

Trump Campaign Video: El Paso Residents Who Want to 'Finish the Wall'
Brad Parscale

“Tonight, the President will join the millions of Americans who understand that a southern border wall is essential to border security, El Paso’s example shows that only with a physical barrier can we stop the flow of illegal immigration, drugs, and crime and secure our southern border.”

El Chapo's multibillion dollar net worth could pay for Trump’s border wall, Ted Cruz says
Ted Cruz

“America’s justice system prevailed today in convicting Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka El Chapo, on all 10 counts, U.S. prosecutors are seeking $14 billion in drug profits & other assets from El Chapo which should go towards funding our wall to #SecureTheBorder.”

California loses border wall challenge at appeals court
Brian Segee

“We're disappointed that the court is allowing the Trump administration's abuse of power to continue, Congress has ceded its authority to Trump, who has swept aside fundamental public safety and environmental laws to build walls that won't work.”

Butterfly Center asks judge to stop Texas border wall
Scott Nicol

“These new border walls will destroy homes and farms and wildlife refuges, just like the ones Congress funded in 2018”

for and against Trump – roil through El Paso during president's visit
Randy Ashbaugh

“Immigration: Build that wall, It is very important. ... We need to build the wall to stop drugs and illegal immigration.”

Donald Trump “condemns all acts of violence” against media, Sarah Sanders says after cameraman attacked at rally
Olivier Knox

“The White House Correspondents’ Association condemns the physical attack on our colleague at the president’s rally in El Paso, Texas, We are relieved that, this time, no one was seriously hurt. The president of the United States should make absolutely clear to his supporters that violence against reporters is unacceptable.”

Beto O’Rourke gets under Trump’s skin in El Paso
Jim Jordan

“While the President was giving a great speech in El Paso, Congress was putting together a bad deal on immigration.”

'No crisis exists': El Paso officials tell Trump to stop falsehoods about their border city
Texas Tribune

“Residents here are used to their city being mischaracterized as a war zone by outsiders, an enduring impression that emerged more than a decade ago when its sister city, Ciudad Juarez, was in the throes of cartel and gang violence, . . . El Pasoans have been striving to set the record straight about their city's crime rate and its relationship to a ramping up of immigration enforcement dating to the early 1990s.”

Trump, O'Rourke take their dueling messages to Texas border community
Jill Normington

“What you are seeing in the candidates' response to how to deal with Trump is how undefined 'electability' is, Some of them are choosing to engage the president directly. Some of them are choosing to engage from a geographic standpoint, some from a temperament standpoint, some from an adversarial standpoint.”

BBC cameraman attacked by Trump supporter at rally in Texas
Sarah Sanders

“President Trump condemns all acts of violence against any individual or group of people – including members of the press. We ask that anyone attending an event do so in a peaceful and respectful manner. For questions around security at Trump campaign events please contact the campaign directly.”

Border wall deal has far less money than Trump wants
Nita Lowey

“I would hope that Sean Hannity and all the other people you mentioned aren’t running this government. This was a bipartisan deal, Senate and House, Republican and Democrat, When we sat around the table and negotiated this deal, we didn’t call Sean Hannity, we didn’t call (Ann) Coulter.”

As clock ticks, new hurdle emerges in border security talks
Mick Mulvaney

“You cannot take a shutdown off the table, and you cannot take $5.7 (billion) off the table, but if you end up someplace in the middle, yeah, then what you probably see is the president say, ‘Yeah, OK, and I’ll go find the money someplace else.’ ”

Security call after Donald Trump speech attack
Paul Danahar

“I’ve written to @PressSec asking for a full review of security arrangements for the media after last night’s attack on our BBC cameraman at the President’s rally. Access into the media area was unsupervised. No one in law enforcement intervened before, during or after the attack.”

Former White House aide Cliff Sims sues Trump after attack over tell-all book
Trump

“He pretended to be an insider when in fact he was nothing more than a gofer, He signed a non-disclosure agreement. He is a mess!”

Trump not 'thrilled' with border deal but leaning toward it
Mark Meadows

“Two things are clear. We will not have a shutdown of the government and executive action to reprogram additional border security dollars is required”

White House Correspondents Condemn Attack on BBC Cameraman at Trump Rally
Suzanne Nossel

“President Trump needs to make an unequivocal statement that journalists must be allowed to do their jobs without threat or interference, and then live by those words. Short of that he will continue to bear the blame for imperiling journalists doing the job of holding government accountable and keeping the public informed.”

BBC cameraman attacked by Trump supporter during rally in Texas
Eleanor Montague

“Just attended my first @realDonaldTrump rally where my colleague BBC cameraman Rob (sic) Skeans was attacked by a Trump supporter.”

White House Correspondents Condemn Attack on BBC Cameraman at Trump Rally
Eleanor Montague

“The crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump and other speakers all night”

UK Foreign Secretary Rips Trump Backer's Attack On BBC Cameraman, Ties It To Deadly Assaults
Jeremy Hunt

“It is never acceptable when journalists and cameramen are attacked just for doing their job, There is a broader issue here, which is that last year 80 journalists were killed across the world just doing their job.”

BBC Says Its Cameraman Was Attacked at Trump Rally in El Paso, Texas
Gary O’Donoghue

“This is a constant feature of these rallies — a goading of the crowds against the media, spat at”

“Fortunately our cameraman is fine, he is made of stern stuff, Today an incredibly violent attack goading of the crowds against the media a constant feature”

'No crisis exists': El Paso officials tell Trump to stop falsehoods about their border city
Jaime Esparza

“Even if you give president the benefit of the doubt, the fence that was built in 2008 has made really no difference one way or the other”

Lawmakers try again to avoid shutdown as Trump touts wall to sheriffs
Kellyanne Conway

“The president is not a part of these negotiations. He’s waiting for a bill to come to his desk that he can sign into law”

El Paso braces for Trump rally, as another border community deflects images of unsafe city
José Rodriguez

“What I fear is that, with the kinds of statements Trump makes, people will conflate violence with Mexico, El Paso is a very safe community. It’s just simply outrageous people like President Trump will depict us as living in a dangerous area.”

Trump tries to turn border debate his way with El Paso rally
Mark Meckler

“A political crusade is not enough, Politicians say stuff. He’s either doing it or he’s not doing it.”

Is Beto back? O'Rourke's Trump counter-rally teases 2020 run
Mike Lavigne

“I think we all hate Trump, that’s a given, at least for anybody in the Democratic primary, If you’re running, you are trying to consolidate your support, stay positive.”

El Paso bristles at Trump’s claim that wall made city safe
Peter Svarzbein

“The richest of the rich, the poorest of the poor, we all have different reasons for wanting to cross, and people cross every day”

El Paso bristles at Trump’s claim that wall made city safe
Mickie Subia

“We don’t have a problem with Border Patrol, We don’t have a problem with anyone coming from over there, either.”

Trump supporter with MAGA cap shoves BBC cameraman during Texas rally, screams 'F#ck the media'
Jim Acosta

“I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt”

BBC cameraman shoved by Trump supporter at Texas rally
Michael Glassner

“An individual involved in a physical altercation with a news cameraman was removed from last night's rally. We appreciate the swift action from venue security and law enforcement officers.”

Butterfly Center asks judge to stop Texas border wall
Marianna Trevino Wright

“We will not stand idly by as the bulldozers roll in”

Lawmakers reach deal on border wall funding
Matt Albence

“ICE is being asked to ignore the laws that Congress has already passed, It will be extremely damaging to the public safety of this country. If we are forced to live within a cap based on interior arrests, we will immediately be forced to release criminal aliens that are currently sitting in our custody.”

"The president is lying to you to get his border wall"
Dee Margo

“El Paso was NEVER one of the MOST dangerous cities in the US, We‘ve had a fence for 10 years and it has impacted illegal immigration and curbed criminal activity. It is NOT the sole deterrent. Law enforcement in our community continues to keep us safe #SOTU”

Trump claims he’s vindicated in Russia probe
Paul Hughes Cromwick

“The annualized number gives you a better picture, It could be that something quirky happened in December.”

Trump claims he’s vindicated in Russia probe
Richard Burr

“What I’m telling you is that I’m going to present, as best we can, the facts to you and to the American people, And you’ll have to draw your own conclusion as to whether you think that, by whatever definition, that’s collusion.”

for and against Trump – roil through El Paso during president's visit
Christie Buckley

“I think he’s one of the greatest things to happen to this county, I’m amazed by him. I appreciate that he tells the truth.”

Dozens Link Hands at Southern U.S. Border, Form Human Wall Ahead of Trump’s Visit to El Paso
Veronica Escobar

“These distortions about our vibrant community are harmful to our reputation and degrade our spirit, I urge you to treat this visit as your opportunity not only to correct the record and ensure that the misinformation you stated on the national stage is retracted, but also an opportunity to apologize to El Pasoans for the disparagement of our community.”

As clock ticks, new hurdle emerges in border security talks
Tom Graves

“We were, you know, progressing well, This Week. I thought we were tracking pretty good over the last week. And it just seems over the last 24 hours or so the goalposts have been moving from the Democrats.”

White House Correspondents Condemn Attack on BBC Cameraman at Trump Rally
Reporters Without Borders

“As we continue to look at what happened, we firmly denounce all physical violence against reporters for doing their jobs. This is unacceptable in the country of the First Amendment.”

Trump supporter with MAGA cap shoves BBC cameraman during Texas rally, screams 'F#ck the media'
Washington Post

“Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of — he’s my guy”

'No crisis exists': El Paso officials tell Trump to stop falsehoods about their border city
Jon Barela

“This is damaging from an economic development standpoint because it perpetuates the myth that we are a dangerous and lawless frontier, The fact of the matter is that El Paso and most of the cities on the U.S.-Mexico border boast among the safest crime statistics in the entire country.”

El Paso braces for Trump rally, as another border community deflects images of unsafe city
Jon Barela

“That’s the image we have to fight every single day, and it’s a false image of our area”

'No crisis exists': El Paso officials tell Trump to stop falsehoods about their border city
Ricardo Samaniego

“We've worked so hard to have the image of a solid community, Every one of us is touched with the falsehoods that are taking place.”

As Trump Visits El Paso to Sell His Wall, Locals Refute His False Claims About Their City
Ken Paxton

“El Paso used to have one of the highest crime rates in America, After that fence went up and separated Juarez, which still has an extremely high crime rate, the crime rates in El Paso now are some of the lowest in the country. So we know it works.”

Lawmakers try again to avoid shutdown as Trump touts wall to sheriffs
Sara Nelson

“Most Federal Aviation Administration staff who conduct safety inspections of planes were furloughed, leaving critical gaps in safety, If these workers are locked out again, there will be a higher chance of issues such as mechanical failures, planes grounded and flights canceled because aircraft can’t get certified.”

El Paso braces for Trump rally, as another border community deflects images of unsafe city
Silvestre Reyes

“‪It’s very frustrating to have someone at that level who could misrepresent what actually goes on”

El Paso braces for Trump rally, as another border community deflects images of unsafe city
Lyda Ness Garcia

“People are so eager to believe the worst of us in border towns, We are proud El Pasoans. We will show America and the world who we really are.”

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