A line from President Donald Trump’s El Paso speech on Monday night time is testing the bounds of the phrase: “imitation is the sincerest type of flattery.”
Trump’s occasion, held on the El Paso County Coliseum for his first “Make America Nice Once more Rally” of the 12 months, got here amid the persevering with border wall funding debate.
The president informed the 1000’s in attendance El Paso is among the “most secure cities” in America because of a “highly effective border wall”.
It was one other comment nevertheless, that caught the eye of many – together with the Republican Celebration.
Talking about his love for Texas, Trump informed his supporters: “It’s been an important romance.“And we’re solely getting stronger collectively.” The GOP — because it typically does — was fast to drag out a part of Trump’s comment and share it with greater than 1.eight million Twitter followers.
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Nevertheless, many had been fast to level out Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 marketing campaign used the identical phrase as its official slogan – after making an attempt out quite a lot of different choices together with “I’m along with her” and “preventing for us”.
“Stronger Collectively” was additionally the title of the e-book Clinton wrote with working mate Tim Kaine in 2016.
As many had been declaring the Trump-Clinton crossover, the GOP as a substitute used the shared saying as a method to remind Democrats of their 2016 defeat.
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“If you lose your marketing campaign, you lose your monopoly on any slogans. As we noticed at his packed rally, President Trump continues to unite the American individuals behind his pro-border safety agenda,” RNC spokesman Steve Visitor informed Fox Information.
As for the remainder of his rally on Monday, Trump chided potential 2020 opponent Beto O’Rourke, poked enjoyable at embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, and burdened the significance of constructing a wall alongside the southern border.