It’s still uncertain whether Beto O’Rourke will stand opposite President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential campaign, but O’Rourke confirmed he will stand up to Trump at the Texas border Monday.
The former congressman said Friday he will attend a rally in his hometown of El Paso meant to counter Trump’s appearance in the city on the same night. O’Rourke will speak at the event at 7 p.m., the same time the president takes the stage.
The O’Rourke rally, according to organizers, will “show the country the reality of the border — a vibrant, safe, binational community that proudly celebrates its culture, history, diversity and status as a city of immigrants.”
“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,” the release from O’Rourke adds, in a paper-thin veiled reference to Trump.