Beto O’Rourke: My Job Number One Is To Defeat Donald Trump

‘It has always been about making this democracy work’


O'ROURKE: "The way that I campaigned for Senate last year, the way that I served in Congress before that, has always been about making this democracy work, holding town hall meetings every single month, all comers welcomed, no holds barred, running people powered campaigns, no PACs, no corporations, no special interests, all people, going to every one of those 254 counties of Texas, and at the end of the day winning more votes than any Democrat has ever won in Texas, winning independents for the first time in decades, picking up half a million disaffected Republicans who are looking for a new home because Donald Trump has kicked them out of the home that they've had for so long. It's going to take that kind of movement to defeat Donald Trump in 2020. It's going to take that kind of movement to bring this country together again in 2021, around these historic set of challenges. And the fact that we did that in a red state and the fact that at a moment that the president has trained our focus on the U.S.-Mexico border, that's where Amy and I are raising our 3 kids. And we can tell a very powerful positive story about the contribution of immigrants, and the fact that we don't have to be afraid of the rest of the world. I think -- I think those factors set me apart from this field, help me to defeat Donald Trump, which is job number one, and then also help me to lead this country."

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