Beto O’Rourke dismisses President Trump’s border and trade policies

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor

President Donald Trump ordered the construction of a wall dividing the U.S. and Mexico border on Wednesday, Jan. 25, among other executive orders under his border and trade policies.

The news did not sit well with El Pasoan and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who believed the policy went against his hopes of how Trump would handle it.

“If we want a deeply destabilized, chaotic Third World country where refugees are streaming out because there are no longer economic opportunities, build the wall, go into a trading war with Mexico and see how that is to the United States, and the United States-Mexico border,” he said.

He also said that putting a border would be a downgrade for the nation and not only hurt the community of El Paso, but also affect the U.S. as a nation.

“Instead, if you want a secure border, a prospering economy, more jobs and communities like El Paso, then invest in the U.S.-Mexico relationship. That’s the source of our security,” O’Rourke said.