President Trump is holding a campaign rally tonight in El Paso, Texas, where the subject of border security is expected to take center stage.
The rally comes days before the deadline for Congress to strike a deal and avoid another government shutdown.
Here’s what to expect tonight:
- The wall: The issue is at the heart of the looming shutdown. Trump tweeted over the weekend, “The Democrats just don’t seem to want Border Security… The Wall will get built one way or the other!”
- Crime in El Paso: The President claimed last week (in an inaccurate connection) that El Paso’s crime rate had dropped after the construction of a border wall. However, it began decreasing many years earlier. Still, Trump could return to this theme again tonight.
- 2020 campaign: Though the rally will center around border security, this is Trump’s first campaign rally of the 2020 presidential election cycle — a chance for him to drum up reelection support.