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In his State of the Union address on February 5, the president said that El Paso went from having "extremely high rates of violent crime - one of the highest in the entire country" - to being "one of the safest cities" in the U.S.

During his State of the Union address last week, the President made an inaccurate connection between El Paso's previously high crime rates and the construction of a border wall.

The rally comes as federal negotiations continue around the construction of a wall to shore up security on America's southwest border with Mexico.

"If people had contacted me about our attorney general's remarks, I would have corrected it at that time", Margo said.

"Hopefully we'll get a chance to visit and talk about and see firsthand what the border really looks like and how we are so closely intertwined, for nearly 400 years, between El Paso and Juarez", Margo said. Former El Paso state Representative Beto O'Rourke will be speaking at this event and one of the highlights will be the Baby Trump balloon that will be flying at the event.

O'Rourke, who has said he will decide whether or not he's jumping into the 2020 presidential campaign at the end of the month, became a popular Democratic candidate during 2018 as he ran to unseat Sen.

Trump is traveling to El Paso to argue for a wall he says can protect Americans from violent criminals, drugs and a "tremendous onslaught" of migrant caravans. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Democrats across the county have been waiting for O'Rourke to get into the race - or not.

Weeks later, two national groups sprang up to "draft" Beto into running for the White House.

Another Texan who has already declared his candidacy for president is also criticizing Trump's rally in El Paso.

In this week's fact-checking video, CNN's Jake Tapper reviews President Donald Trump's false claim about El Paso's violent crime rates.

Paul Steinhauser is a politics reporter based in New Hampshire.

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