President Donald Trump and former Texas Democratic lawmaker Robert “Beto” O’Rourke held dueling rallies on Monday night, and one major thing stood out.
Both Trump and O’Rourke held rallies on Monday night in El Paso, Texas, and only one event was very pro-America.
At O’Rourke’s rally, which only had a few hundred people, several Twitter users uploaded pictures showing people flying Mexican flags.
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Not only is the Mexican flag present, it is larger than the American flag, and — in a complete violation of flag etiquette — the Mexican flag is actually higher than the American flag: pic.twitter.com/gvqqZbmLAM
— GAB American🐸 (@GuardAmerican) February 12, 2019
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O’Rourke also had a band at his low-energy event and they played music in Spanish.
Trump’s rally was the exact opposite of O’Rourke’s in almost every way imaginable.
The president’s rally was so large that a reported 10,000 people were inside and over 30,000 were watching outside on the big screens.
It was also reported by the Trump campaign that over 70,000 people in total RSVP’d for the event, but not everyone was able to make it.
But during Trump’s rally, there were several instances in which the boisterous crowd chanted “USA! USA! USA!” and cheered loudly when the president spoke about keeping America great.
The video below shows Trump’s crowd chanting “USA!” and then shows the band playing in Spanish at O’Rourke’s rally.
Trump rally: Crowd chants, "USA! USA! USA!"
Beto rally: Mexican music is played in Spanish pic.twitter.com/6NIg27HEYJ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 12, 2019
As noted by NTK Network, O’Rourke’s rally was also embarrassing tiny and appeared to have less than 1,000 attendees.
It doesn’t appear that many people showed up for former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-TX) ‘March for Truth’ rally in El Paso, Texas on Monday night, which was billed as a counter-rally to President Trump’s, which was held in the same city Monday night.
The Washington Post’s YouTube livestream camera for the event appears to have been located behind a fence and had to zoom into O’Rourke, causing the crowd to appear larger than it actually was.
But the camera briefly zoomed out showing a much smaller crowd in attendance than one would have initially thought.
It is unclear how many people actually attended O’Rourke’s rally compared to Trump’s at this time.
During his rally, Trump also took dead aim at another prominent Democrat: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The president torched her socialist Green New Deal and brutally mocked some of the things it calls for, such as eliminating airplanes as well as rebuilding or replacing all buildings in the country to be more eco-friendly.
“Last week, the massive government takeover, it would destroy our incredible economic gains. They introduced the so-called Green New Deal,” Trump said, with the massive crowd booing loudly.
“It sounds like he high school term paper that got back a low mark. It was shut down American energy, I think the people of Texas would be happy with that,” he added.
Trump continued: “It would shutdown a little thing called air travel. How you take a train to Europe?”
The president went on to explain how the Green New Deal also wants to upgrade and replace all vehicles in the United States to make them more environmentally friendly.
“They want to take away your car, reduce the value of your home and put millions of American out at work. Spent $100 trillion, which by the way, there’s no such thing as 100 trillion. You have to spend $100 trillion,” Trump said.
Trump mocks @AOC's #GreenNewDeal: "It sounds like a high school term paper that got back a low mark. … It would shutdown a little thing called air travel. How you take a train to Europe?" pic.twitter.com/OwEDMcsDJJ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 12, 2019
The president rounded out his comments by further mocking the socialist deal and vowing that so long as he is in office, he will never let such policies take hold.