By John C Moritz, El Paso Times (via USA Today)
EL PASO — President Donald Trump on Monday took a jab at El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, saying he was "full of crap" if he did not believe border fencing made the city safer.
"When that wall went up, it was a whole different ballgame," Trump said, referring to fencing along the El Paso border with Mexico. "I don’t care if a mayor is a Republican or a Democrat. They are full of crap if they say it doesn’t make a difference."
Margo, a Republican, has disputed Trump's State of the Union claim that El Paso was among the most dangerous cities in the country before border fencing was installed.
"My job as mayor is to represent El Paso factually and with integrity, correcting any misstatements negatively reflecting on our community," Margo told the El Paso Times after the president spoke. He later tweeted the same statement. "I don’t focus on political rhetoric, only facts so that my statements will never be questioned."
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