Trump and Beto speak on two different sides of the DFW area


Blake Rogers

Speaking at American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas, President Donald Trump filled the AAC to capacity, leaving some supporters to watch Trump on a video board outside.

Kasey Harvey, Editor-in-chief

13.5 miles was all that came in between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke on Thursday night as both spent time attempting to rally their sides in North Texas.

For Trump, that meant an estimated 20,000 supporters at American Airlines Center.

Among the topics addressed, Trump bashed Democrats on the current impeachment inquiry.

“The more America achieves the more hateful and enraged these crazy Democrats become,” Trump said. “They’re crazy. They’re crazy. At stake in this fight is American democracy itself.”

Just on the other side of State Highway 12, O’Rourke preached his beliefs in front of an estimated 5,000 supporters at Verizon Theater where he encouraged people to stand up for what they believe in.

“I’m so proud of you for standing up and standing together and standing against that fear that Donald Trump, the man in the White House who holds the highest position of public trust in the land, the fear that he’s trying to use against us,” O’Rourke said.

Meanwhile for Trump, playing off some Texas stereotypes helped him rally his supporters.

“Beto, in a few short weeks, got rid of guns and got rid of religion,” Trump said. “Those are not two good things in Texas to get rid of.”