During his State of the Union address last week, the president made a connection between El Paso's crime rates and the construction of a border wall saying the city used to have "high rates of violence and crime ..."
As of 2014, Federal Bureau of Investigation data show El Paso still had the third lowest violent crime rate among 35 US cities with a population over 500,000 - just as it did before the fence was built.
The activists appeared to universally support the president and his long-held pledge to build a border wall, and they seemed to be making their own symbolic barrier where the border fence now finishes.More news: Snow, ice pellets on the way Tuesday, Environment Canada warns
He then plans on holding a counter-rally at roughly the same time as when the President takes the stage.
In spite of the President's appearance, failed Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke plans on spoiling the fun by holding a protest march outside the venue of the MAGA rally. On Tuesday, O'Rourke promised a 2020 decision by the end of the month.
During his State of the Union address Trump highlighted El Paso as a positive example of what border barriers could achieve.
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El Paso never had "one of the highest" rates of violent crime "in the entire country".
The remarks angered local politicians, including O'Rourke and the city's Republican mayor, because El Paso's crime rate was far below the national US average before its border fence was expanded in 2005.
"These distortions about our vibrant community are harmful to our reputation and degrade our spirit", Escobar wrote.More news: George Michael's private art collection is going up for auction