Just a few months after President Trump held his rally in El Paso, the El Paso County Republican Party invited one of Trump’s top campaign members to the Borderland as a guest speaker for the 33rd Annual Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by the party.
The guest speaker was Marc Lotter, the Director of Strategic Communications for Trump serving on the Trump-Pence 2020 campaign.
Lotter was in the Borderland visiting the border and discussing the upcoming election with local Republicans.
“I think the Trump campaign recognizes that there’s an opportunity here to continue with his policies for another four years after his current term expires,” Adolpho Telles, Chairman of the El Paso County Republican Party, said.
The party said the visit from the senior campaign advisor highlights El Paso’s role in the upcoming presidential election.
“I think that shows the importance of El Paso and the reaction by the Republican party to what’s occurring in El Paso, They see positive things here they see an opportunity here,” Telles said.
Other guest speakers included Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, Judge Jeffrey Boyd, and James Dickey, Chairman of the Texas Republican Party.
They commented on El Paso’s continuing national spotlight.
“El Paso and the El Paso Republican Party are getting a lot of more attention now not only because there’s a Democrat from El Paso, ran for Senate, now is running for President but because the President personally is putting attention on El Paso,” Dickey said.
After touring the U.S. and Mexico border, as well as the border barrier, Lotter said the border issues play a large role in Trump’s run at re-election.
“The crisis we face now on the border especially with the immigrants that are coming from Central America, our laws are not designed to handle that and that’s why we’re seeing this crisis,” Lotter said.
Lotter says he’s confident Trump will win re-election in 2020.