- Associated Press - Monday, February 11, 2019

President Donald Trump is boasting about the size of the crowd attending his rally in El Paso, Texas, versus that for former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

Both are speaking in El Paso. Thousands attended O’Rourke’s event, but Trump estimated the crowd at 200 or 300 people. He claimed: “That may be the end of his presidential bid.”

Trump says O’Rourke has little going for himself and noted that he lost a Senate race to Republican Ted Cruz. The president did credit him for having a “great first name.”

The ex-congressman is still deciding on a presidential run. But treating the political world to 2020’s first dueling rallies may indicate O’Rourke is ready to join the race.

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