LIVE: Trump and O'Rourke Host Dueling Rallies in El Paso

Last updated February, 11th 2019 at 10:26 PM est

Get ready for a couple of dueling rallies. In one corner: President Trump, live from El Paso for his Make America Great Again event. In the other corner: Beto O'Rourke, holding a counter protest across the street.

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  • Feb 11, 2019 10:26 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump says we need to secure the border, end sanctuary cities and deport criminal aliens.

  • Feb 11, 2019 10:18 PM est | Beth Baumann       

"They're full of crap when they say it [wall] hasn't made a difference," Trump says, referring to El Paso officials who disagreed with the president's take on the border.

  • Feb 11, 2019 10:17 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump: 900,000 court cases for illegal aliens are currently pending.

  • Feb 11, 2019 10:17 PM est | Beth Baumann       

"Other countries say 'get out' but we have court cases," Trump says. He also says the system is "stupid" because other countries don't do it and they don't have the issues we do. 

  • Feb 11, 2019 10:16 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump says caravans from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are an issue but the barbed wire the military put up is helping deter them.

  • Feb 11, 2019 10:08 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump on why people want to come to America: "The United States is where the action is. It's very simple."

  • Feb 11, 2019 10:07 PM est | Beth Baumann       

"We probably have some good news. So who knows," Trump tells supporters. He says the wall be built either way.

  • Feb 11, 2019 10:06 PM est | Beth Baumann       

The president said he could have been briefed on the agreement Congress came to over border security and wall funding but he chose to "see his people" in Texas instead.

  • Feb 11, 2019 10:06 PM est | Beth Baumann       
Preventing a Shutdown: Congress Comes to an Agreement on Border Security
  • Feb 11, 2019 10:05 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump vows to never sign a bill that mass releases criminal aliens.

  • Feb 11, 2019 10:03 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump says ICE has made "266,000 arrests of criminal aliens" over the last two years.

  • Feb 11, 2019 10:01 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump says he's pretty sure Virginia will go Republican soon.

After their PR fiasco, we can only hope.

  • Feb 11, 2019 9:59 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump reminds rally goers of an important tidbit: Obama promised people could "keep your doctor." Now the socialist agenda will take away private healthcare. And again, we're told we can keep our doctors.

  • Feb 11, 2019 9:58 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump brings up a point that Democrats clearly haven't thought about. How do you take a train to places like Hawaii? Oh wait...you don't.

How would people like Sen. Hirono get to Washington, D.C.? By swimming?

  • Feb 11, 2019 9:57 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump on Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal: "It sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark."

  • Feb 11, 2019 9:56 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump: "I don't think anyone in this room wants to pay 70 percent in taxes."

  • Feb 11, 2019 9:52 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump: "Democrats need to stop being so angry."

  • Feb 11, 2019 9:49 PM est | Beth Baumann       

They also believe the wall hasn't made a difference. 

  • Feb 11, 2019 9:48 PM est | Beth Baumann       

In an interesting turn of events, El Paso officials adopted a resolution that "unwelcomed" yet "welcomed" Trump to the city. They said they're more than willing to meet with the president to make sure he's "properly informed" about the region.

  • Feb 11, 2019 9:45 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Trump: "America is now the number one natural producer of oil and gas on earth."