President Trump is in El Paso, Texas tonight and he took time out to mock Beto O’Rourke and his competing rally that is being held just a mile away.
Trump also mocked Beto for losing to Ted Cruz during the midterm elections last year and said: he’s “got very little going for himself, except he’s got a great first name.”
“We were all challenged by a young man who lost an election to Ted Cruz. And then they said, ‘You know what? You’re supposed to win before you run,’” Trump said.
Note: Trump didn’t win any elections before he ran for president also.
As the president continued to make fun of the idea of O’Rourke running for President he also mocked the size of O’Rourke’s crowd.
“He challenges us. So we have let’s say, 35,000 people tonight. And he has 200 people, 300 people. Not too good,” Trump said to his supporters. “I would say that may be the end of his presidential bid.”
The El Paso County Coliseum where Trump is speaking tonight has a maximum capacity of 5,250 people.
Beto O’Rourke posted a video of his rally on Twitter, you can estimate the crowd size yourself.
Agreement in principle
During the president’s rally tonight, Democrats and Republicans also made an “agreement in principle” on funding border security. MSNBC broke the news tonight and said a source familiar with the details told them that 1.375 billion were allocated for physical barriers but not a wall.