One Democrat made a name for themselves in the 2018 campaign as the biggest threat to Donald Trump.
And they tried to seize on that momentum by issuing another big threat to the President.
But the top Trump challenger ended up making a huge mistake that just ruined their career.
Every Democrat thinking about running for President is jockeying for a position in the ever growing field of contenders.
That is leading some to take risks in order to gain attention from the voters.
Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke staged just such a publicity stunt to get back into the national conversation, since it had been dominated by Democrats declaring their intentions to run for President.
O’Rourke was not ready to make that move, so instead he staged a counter-rally to Donald Trump’s event in Texas to promote his proposed border wall.
And as Trump pointed out in his speech, this faceoff did not go well for O’Rourke.
“If you really want to see something, go outside. Tens of thousands of people are watching screens outside,” Trump noted.
“We were all challenged by a young man who lost an election to Ted Cruz,” Trump told the crowd.
Trump mocked O’Rourke for thinking about running for President after suffering an election loss.
Normally, electoral victories are what catapults a politician to the top tier of Presidential contenders.
“And then they said, you know what, hey, you’re supposed to win in order to run,” the President continued.
Trump compared O’Rourke’s failed electoral record to his own, where Trump won the only election he ever participated in.
“We, I, we. I’m one and one. I’m one for one. Think of it. We had one election. We won. Now we’re going to be two for 0 and everything’s gonna be perfect,” said Trump.
Heading into Trump’s rally, the fake news media promoted O’Rourke’s counter-protest as a split-screen preview of 2020.
But if that was the case, then O’Rourke’s campaign imploded before it even launched.
His rally drew a measly few hundred leftists.
When Trump draws a bigger crowd than Beto in his own home town 😂 pic.twitter.com/fDYLv43XyQ
— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) February 12, 2019
Trump, on the other hand, had 69,000 people send an RSVP, and 35,000 Americans showed up.
The crowd was so massive that they had to set up an overflow area for thousands of people to listen to the speech on speakers.
“A young man who has very little going for himself except he’s got a great first name,” the President explained to the crowd.
“He challenged us. So we have, let’s say, 35,000 people tonight and he has 200 people, 300 people, not too good.”
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 12, 2019
“What I would say is that may be the end of his presidential bid, but he did challenge us,” President Trump concluded.
If O’Rourke’s pitiful crowd didn’t send a signal that he was on the wrong side of the issue, then his rhetoric of putting the interests of illegal aliens ahead of American citizens sure did.
O’Rourke railed against the border wall that protects El Paso from Juarez, Mexico – which is one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
There is no questioning that the wall helped cut down on illegal border crossings.
But O’Rourke inexplicably claimed that walls don’t work.
O’Rourke ranted that El Paso was “one of the safest cities in the United States of America. Safe not because of walls, but in spite of walls.”
The Texas Democrat then claimed – without citing evidence – that border walls kill people.
“Walls do not save lives, walls end lives,” O’Rourke hysterically stated.
All in all, the event was a disaster for O’Rourke on every level.
Do you think the pitiful showing for Beto O’Rourke’s anti-wall rally damaged his Presidential campaign?
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