Republican Mayor Of El Paso Reveals Trump Called Him A “RINO” When They Met In Private After Mass Shooting

It makes a kind of sense.

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It seems that Donald Trump has finally encountered a Republican who doesn’t just pretend the sun rises and sets in his eyes. That has to come as a shock for a man who’s used to politicians like Lindsey Graham, who used to laugh at the notion that Trump might be elected President and now spends most of his time publicly agreeing with every tweet Donnie sends out, or Ted Cruz, who stood there and just took it when Trump called his wife ugly and now does campaign rallies with him.

In fact, Ted Cruz is an especially good example, since Ted’s from Texas and Trump is used to all of the Republicans in Texas just going along with his lies about what’s happening at the border so that he can continue to push for the border wall that the vast majority of America opposes.

Clearly, Texas still breeds some decent Republicans, though, because El Paso Mayor Dee Margo didn’t have any time for the nonsense that others were telling Trump, or that Trump was repeating, when the two met following the recent mass shooting in Mayor Margo’s city.


According to an upcoming PBS Frontline special featuring Mayor Margo,

The mayor said he was trying to debunk Trump’s false claim that El Paso had one of the highest violent crime rates in the U.S. until a barrier fence — the bulk of which was completed in 2009 — was built there.”

That’s when Trump called him a “RINO,” or a Republican In Name Only. It’s an ironic charge, given that Trump has been registered as a Republican, a Democrat, a member of the Independence Party, and an Independent — all in the last 20 years.

Margo responded:

He said, ‘You’re a RINO [Republican in name only],’ and I said, ‘No, sir. I am not a RINO.’ I said … ‘I simply corrected the misinformation you were given by the attorney general, and that’s all I did.'”

It stands to reason that Trump would have no idea how to deal with a Republican that disagrees with him. After all, Congress has taught him that agreeing with him is all Republicans even do anymore.

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