Fighting Words From O'Rourke: ‘Trump Has Been Terrorizing and Terrifying and Demeaning Our Fellow Americans'

EL PASO -- Beto O’Rourke returned to the campaign trail Thursday determined to focus on communities he says are terrorized by President Donald Trump’s incendiary language and policies.During a Thursday kickoff for his renewed campaign, the Democrat lobbed attacks at the Republican president for his anti-immigrant rhetoric and blamed him for the recent racist-motivated massacre in El Paso that left 22 people dead.By shifting his approach from the early primary states to a focus on President Donald Trump and his anti-immigration policies, O’Rourke is adopting a more unconventional campaign model similar to his U.S. Senate run that saw him visit all 254 Texas counties. Though he lost that close race by less than three points to U.S. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, he helped turned Texas into a battleground state. “If at this moment we do not wake up to this threat, then we, as a country, will die in our sleep,” O’Rourke said. “The response to this has to be that each of us make a commitment: to see clearly, to speak honestly and to act decisively in this moment of truth. I, for one, see more clearly than ever.”On Thursday afternoon, O’Rourke headed to Mississippi to draw attention to the Trump’s Administration’s immigration crackdown, underscored by recent raids inside poultry plants that nabbed more than 680 undocumented migrants, splitting many parents from their children. He also planned to speak at an Arkansas Democratic Party dinner in Little Rock on Saturday.“Those places where Donald Trump has been terrorizing and terrifying and demeaning our fellow Americans,” O’Rourke said, “that’s where you will find me and this campaign.”  Continue reading...

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