The internet is abuzz with the news that the hometown boy of El Paso, Texas, held a rally and not that many people came. Robert Francis “Beto” or “Bobby” O’Rourke tried to counter President Donald Trump by holding a rally at exactly the same time as the president, and not all that far away from the venue where the president was speaking.
Yeah, there was no comparison, really.
The president drew over 35,000 people both inside and outside the arena.
Beto drew a few hundred. Total.
Trump mocks Beto: "But a young man who's got very little going for himself except he has a great first name. He challenged us. So we have let's say 35,000 people tonight. And he has 200 people, 300 people. Not too good"
"I would say that may be the end of his presidential bid" pic.twitter.com/mu8LlCJcBr
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 12, 2019
President Trump mentioned this in his rally speech.
“There has never been anything like this in the history of our country. We have to understand that. There has never been. If you would say as an example, that tonight 69,000 people signed up to be here. Now the arena holds 8,000. And thank you, fire department. They got in about 10,000. Thank you, fire department. Appreciate it. But if you want to really see something, go outside. Tens of thousands of people are watching screens outside.”
“And we were all challenged by a young man who lost an election to Ted Cruz. And then they said you know what? Hey, you are supposed to win in order to run. By the way, we, I, we, I’m 1 for 1. Think of it. We had one election. We won. Now we’re gonna be 2 for all and everything’s gonna be perfect. But a young man who has got very little going for himself except he has a great first name. He challenged us. So we have let’s say 35,000 people tonight. And he has 200 people, 300 people. Not too good.”
“What I would do is, I would say, that may be the end of this presidential bid.”
And then, to really add insult to injury, it was noted that the loudspeakers from the screens outside the arena where thousands were watching the president’s rally inside, could be heard at Beto’s little get together.
President Trump’s rally is so high energy that it puts Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s tiny rally to a pause 🤣🔥 pic.twitter.com/zAhKq3th6m
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) February 12, 2019
Oh, and Beto, El Paso is one of the safest cities in the USA thanks to the border wall that was put there over ten years ago.