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Trump supporters stage a 'human wall' at U.S.-Mexico border

GettyImages-1096713762 Trump supporters stage a 'human wall' at U.S.-Mexico border
Bennie Garza | 12 February, 2019, 00:12

CNN's Jake Tapper opened today's The Lead by calling out President Donald Trump for his false claims about El Paso ahead of his trip their tonight.

The demonstrators gathered at the border where an existing barrier ends as they called for a wall to continue further.

As he explores a run for president in 2020, O'Rourke has condemned Trump's demand for a wall on the southern border.

"The country will be watching, and it falls on all of us to tell the true story about the border", O'Rourke said Sunday on Twitter.

On the other side of the debate, Trump's campaign put out a video highlighting the need for a wall and featuring El Paso residents. "Now, immediately upon its building, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of the safest cities in our country".

President Donald Trump is heading to El Paso, Texas, Monday night, where he will hold a rally and be interviewed by Fox News' Laura Ingraham.

U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, a Democrat, asked Trump for an apology to her city.

After a 35-day partial government shutdown that ended January 25, the federal government could close again if congressional Republicans and Democrats cannot hammer out a compromise.

O'Rourke is due to take part in the "March for Truth: Stop the Wall, Stop the Lies" event that will pass close to Trump's venue at the El Paso County Coliseum. "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", the congresswoman added.

Reports say Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Senator Ted Cruz will be in attendance for the President's speech.

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