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

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Gaby Velasquez

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.

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Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor
Adrian Broaddus is the sports editor for The Prospector. He is a junior multimedia journalism major with a minor in political science.   Adrian was born and raised in El Paso, TX, and is a graduate of Franklin high school. He entered college in the fall of 2015 in hopes to better his career in journalism.   Along with sports, Adrian enjoys writing music reviews, perspective columns and news stories on politics.   Although he is pursuing his degree in journalism, Adrian would like to go to law school and be an attorney while doing part-time work in journalism.  
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