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Beto O'Rourke Slams Trump's Border Wall In Tweeted Video

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Beto O'Rourke went after President Trump in a tweeted video.

Texas Representative Beto O'Rourke has criticized President Trump's border wall plan in a video he tweeted out Friday.
The video quickly went viral with over 2.5 million views and 130,000 likes.
It notes: "President Trump's proposed border wall would block access to the Rio Grande, the 4th longest river in North America, seize land from Americans through eminent domain, exile hundreds of thousands of acres of the U.S. to a no man's land between the river and the wall, seal off critical wildlife corridors, destroy your public lands, and send the wrong message to the world."
"The southern border already has over 600 miles of wall and fence," the video continues. "And since 2007, the undocumented immigrant population has grown more through overstays than unauthorized border crossings. We need realistic immigration reform not a symbol of division."
Days ago, Trump jabbed at O'Rourke amid speculation about him running for president in 2020.
"Now, he's running for president," Trump joked at a press event. "I thought you were supposed to win before you run for president, no?"
The remark follows O'Rourke's recent meeting with former President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, according to the Washington Post.
"The meeting, which was held Nov. 16 at the former president's offices in Foggy Bottom, came as former Obama aides have encouraged the Democratic House member to run, seeing him as capable of the same kind of inspirational campaign that caught fire in the 2008 presidential election," the Post noted. O'Rourke received a great deal of national attention in his race to unseat Senator Ted Cruz.  While his bid was unsuccessful, he far exceeded expectations.

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