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Trump boasts of bigger El Paso crowd than Beto rally held at same time


Added 02-12-19 12:56:02am EST - “President Trump on Monday? boasted? that? his El Paso campaign rally? drew far more people than the one former Rep. Beto O-Rourke (D-Texas) headlined across town, claiming that he had? more than "35,000 people" attending.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump boasts of bigger El Paso crowd than Beto rally held at same time”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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 boasted that his El Paso campaign rally drew far more people than the one former Rep. Beto O-Rourke (D-Texas) headlined across town, claiming that he had more than "35,000 people" attending.

“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," Trump said while speaking at at a campaign rally in El Paso. "Not too good. In fact what I would do, that may be the end of his presidential bid."

The El Paso County Coliseum seats about 11,000 people, according to NBC News. Trump said earlier in the evening that about 10,000 people were inside and thousands more watching on screens outside.

Trump also later claimed that the media would not acknowledge the disparity between the two rallies. 

“They will say Beto O’Rourke - that’s his last name, right, O’Rourke? - had a wonderful rally of about 15 people," he said. 

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