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Local lawmakers react to President Trump's remarks about El Paso during State of the Union

President Trump delivering the State of the Union.

Several local lawmakers have reacted to President Donald Trump's remarks about El Paso during his State of the Union on Tuesday night.

President Trump said El Paso became one of the safest cities in the nation thanks to a border wall. Below is his exact quote:

The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime— one of the highest in the country, and considered one of our nation's most dangerous cities. Now, immediately upon its building, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities. Simply put, walls work and walls save lives.

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Many local lawmakers have reacted to his statement, including Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and Mayor Dee Margo.

Mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo also had something to say.

The CEO of The Borderplex Alliance also reacted to the president's comments:

Texas Senator Jose Rodriguez gave the following statement:

The president lied again about El Paso. I will not repeat the lie, but will state the truth: El Paso has low crime rates, and has since the early 1990s. It is past time for elected officials to stop lying about the border, and about immigrants. Texas leaders have an obligation to stand up for Texas communities. El Paso and other border communities are economic and cultural engines, contributing to the prosperity of Texas and the United States.

New Mexico governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham tweeted a video of what she thought on President Trump's wall.

The president's son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted that the border wall is the reason why it's on the safest cities in the U.S.


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