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Trump faces pushback in El Paso over border wall campaign

US President Donald Trump held a rally in the border city of El Paso, Texas, on Monday where he argued for the wall he says can protect Americans from violent criminals, drugs and a "tremendous onslaught" of migrant caravans.Trump said he heard about progress in congressional negotiations to avert a new government shutdown – after a record shutdown in December and January over Trump’s insistence on funding for a border wall -- just before he took the stage in Texas, but the president did not discuss details. "Just so you know - we're building the wall anyway," he said. "Maybe progress has been made - maybe not."Beto O’Rourke, the former Democratic congressman from Texas considering a 2020 White House run, held a counter-rally just 200 yards away from where the president was speaking and accused Trump of stoking "false fear" about immigrants and telling "lies" about El Paso, O'Rourke's hometown.

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