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WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump holds rally in El Paso, Texas for his border wall

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President Donald Trump tonight will hold a rally in El Paso, Texas at 7 pm MST, hoping to bolster his argument for a wall across America’s southern border.

“The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime — one of the highest in the country, and considered one of our nation’s most dangerous cities,” Trump said during his recent State of the Union Speech. “Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities.”

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Naturally, some locals dispute Trump’s assertion that a barrier is the reason El Paso is one of the United States’ safest large cities, per historic FBI crime stats. The mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo, told CNN Monday that Trump’s claim that a border fence made the city safer was based on false information.

“He was certainly correct at the end of his remarks about El Paso, that we are the safest city,” the Mayor said, before disputing the reason was any barrier. “The prefacing remarks were — he was echoing what had been said by our attorney general a few weeks ago in McAllen [and] that was wrong.”

Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar echoed the sentiment, requesting Trump apologize to the residents of the city. “These distortions about our vibrant community are harmful to our reputation and degrade our spirit,” Escobar wrote. “I urge you to treat this visit as your opportunity not only to correct the record and ensure that the misinformation you stated on the national stage is retracted, but also an opportunity to apologize to El Pasoans for the disparagement of our community.”

Democratic rising star and native Texan Beto O’Rourke will hold a concurrent, competing rally at the same time tonight (which can be streamed via Facebook live on his page).

Watch the Trump rally live stream below:

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