President Donald Trump is holding his first Make America Great Again rally of 2019 in El Paso, Texas, Monday at 9:00 p.m. ET.
The rally will be held in the El Paso County Coliseum and marks the seventh President Trump has brought to Texas.
The coliseum sits approximately half a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border. On the other side of the border from El Paso is Ciudad Juarez.
The rally comes just days before a February 15 deadline for Congress to make a deal to provide $5.7 billion for a barrier and security at the southern border that the president has called for. President Trump has made clear should Congress fail to come up with a deal, either the government will return to a partial shutdown or he will issue a national emergency to build the barrier at the southern border.
“We are pleased to announce a Make America Great Again rally on Monday, February 11th in El Paso, Texas, featuring President Donald Trump,” Donald J. Trump for President COO Michael Glassner said upon announcing the rally last Wednesday. “As the President continues his fight to secure our border, there’s no better place to demonstrate that walls work than in El Paso.”
“President Trump looks forward to visiting with the patriots of Texas who are on the front lines of the struggle against open border Democrats who allow drugs, crime, and sex trafficking all along our border every day,” said Glassner.
Doors for the event open at 4:00 p.m. MT and the event is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.