By Martin Walsh February 12th, 2019, 10:48 EST
Mexican flags were flying at Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s tiny rally on Monday night and “USA!” chants were deafening at President Donald Trump’s event.
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Trump and O’Rourke held dueling rallies on Monday night in El Paso, Texas, and there was a clear difference in the message and approach.
At O’Rourke’s rally, which reportedly had fewer than 1,000 people, several people were walking around with and flying Mexican flags.
O’Rourke also had a band at his low-energy event and they played music in Spanish.
Trump’s rally was so large that a reported 10,000 people were inside, over 30,000 were watching outside on the big screens, and more than 70,000 people in total RSVP’d for the event, but not everyone was able to make it.
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.
Quite amazing to see Mexican flags flying at Beto’s rally and proud Americans chanting “USA” at Trump’s event. And that says it all!
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