Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke goes after Donald Trump at his El Paso kick-off rally: “Let’s end these love affairs with dictators and strongmen all over the world.”
The rally, which had a massive turnout of about 6,000 people in El Paso, is one of three O’Rourke is holding across Texas on Saturday. He is currently in third place, behind Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, in a few Democratic polls.
“We have to once again reassert our role on the world stage. In order to do this….we have to strengthen these historic friendships and alliances. So many of them forged in sacrifice, the service of men and women who put their lives on the line and lost their lives for this country. Let us make sure that sacrifice is not squandered. Let us make sure we strengthen those alliances. Let’s end these love affairs with dictators and strongmen all over the world.”
“For too long in this country, the powerful have maintained their privilege at the expense of the powerless. They have used fear and division in the same way that our current president uses fear and division based on the differences between us of race, of ethnicity, of geography or religion to keep us apart. To keep us angry, to make us afraid of ourselves and of one another,” O’Rourke said.
“So whatever our differences, where you live, who you love, to whom you pray, for whom you voted in the last election, let those differences not define us or divide us at this moment. Let’s agree before going forward, before anything else, we are Americans first. We’re Americans first and we will put the business of this country before us.”