Beto O’Rourke Campaigns In States Won By President Donald Trump | NBC News Now

Beto O’Rourke Campaigns In States Won By President Donald Trump | NBC News Now


NBC NEWS 2020 CAMPAIGN EMBED LOOKS INTO BETO O’ROURKE’S LOOKS INTO BETO O’ROURKE’S CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN.>>Reporter: BETO O’ROURKE SPENT>>Reporter: BETO O’ROURKE SPENT TWO WEEKS CONSOLING MEMBERS OF TWO WEEKS CONSOLING MEMBERS OF HIS COMMUNITIN EL PASO, TEXAS, HIS COMMUNITIN EL PASO, TEXAS, AFTER THEY SAW 22 MEMBERS FROM AFTER THEY SAW 22 MEMBERS FROM THE COMMUNITY KILLED AT THE THE COMMUNITY KILLED AT THE HANDS OF GUN VIOLENCE. HANDS OF GUN VIOLENCE. 22 PEOPLE DIED AFTER A RACIST 22 PEOPLE DIED AFTER A RACIST GUNMAN WENT INTO A WALMART AND GUNMAN WENT INTO A WALMART AND TARGETED LATINOS. TARGETED LATINOS. BETO O’ROURKE SINCE THEN HASN’T BETO O’ROURKE SINCE THEN HASN’T GONE TO IOWA OR NEW HAMPSHIRE, GONE TO IOWA OR NEW HAMPSHIRE, BATTLEGROUND STATES WHERE MANY BATTLEGROUND STATES WHERE MANY CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN CAMPAIGNING. CAMPAIGNING. THEY KNOW THOSE ARE STATES TO THEY KNOW THOSE ARE STATES TO WIN. WIN. HE SAID HE’S GOING TO PLACES HE SAID HE’S GOING TO PLACES THAT HAVE BEEN DIRECTLY THAT HAVE BEEN DIRECTLY INFLUENCED BY TRUMP’S DIVISIVE INFLUENCED BY TRUMP’S DIVISIVE AND RACIST RHETORIC, AS HE SAYS. AND RACIST RHETORIC, AS HE SAYS. THOSE ARE PEOPLE WHO REALLY KNOW THOSE ARE PEOPLE WHO REALLY KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE COUNTRY. WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE COUNTRY. THOSE ARE ALSO THE PEOPLE WHO THOSE ARE ALSO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP FROM A POSITIVE NEED HELP FROM A POSITIVE LEADER, AS HE SAYS. LEADER, AS HE SAYS. SO HE WENT TO MISSISSIPPI THIS SO HE WENT TO MISSISSIPPI THIS PAST WEEKEND TO TALK TO A NUMBER PAST WEEKEND TO TALK TO A NUMBER OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. I WAS DETAINED ROUGHLY 700 I WAS DETAINED ROUGHLY 700 UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS.>>I.C.E. AGENTS ARRESTED NEARLY>>I.C.E. AGENTS ARRESTED NEARLY 700 MOSTLY LATINO UNDOCUMENTED 700 MOSTLY LATINO UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS. WORKERS. IT WAS THE LARGEST SINGLE DAY IT WAS THE LARGEST SINGLE DAY ONE-STATE SWEEP IN U.S. HISTORY. ONE-STATE SWEEP IN U.S. HISTORY. IT WAS ALSO THE FIRST DAY OF IT WAS ALSO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. SCHOOL.>>Reporter: A COMMUNITY LOOKING>>Reporter: A COMMUNITY LOOKING FOR WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF FOR WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS WERE CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS WERE SWEPT UP AND WHO ARE LEFT BY SWEPT UP AND WHO ARE LEFT BY THEMSELVES. THEMSELVES. THEY DON’T KNOW HOW THEY’LL BE THEY DON’T KNOW HOW THEY’LL BE ABLE TO PAY NOT ONLY FOR THEIR ABLE TO PAY NOT ONLY FOR THEIR OWN KIDS BUT OTHER CHILDREN, OWN KIDS BUT OTHER CHILDREN, SOME OF WHOM ARE HOUSED IN A SOME OF WHOM ARE HOUSED IN A NEARBY JAIL. NEARBY JAIL. EVEN IF THE PARENTS ARE EVEN IF THE PARENTS ARE RELEASED, THEY ARE ONLY LIVING RELEASED, THEY ARE ONLY LIVING ON ONE INCOME INSTEAD OF TWO. ON ONE INCOME INSTEAD OF TWO. THAT’S REALLY IMPACTING THE THAT’S REALLY IMPACTING THE DYNAMICS OF THE COMMUNITY. DYNAMICS OF THE COMMUNITY.>>WHEN I HEARD WHAT HAPPENED IN>>WHEN I HEARD WHAT HAPPENED IN MISSISSIPPI, IT WAS ANOTHER DOT MISSISSIPPI, IT WAS ANOTHER DOT THAT WE’VE GOT TO CONNECT FOR THAT WE’VE GOT TO CONNECT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THAT MASSACRE IN EL PASO DIDN’T THAT MASSACRE IN EL PASO DIDN’T HAPPEN IN A VACUUM. HAPPEN IN A VACUUM. THE RAID DIDN’T HAPPEN IN A THE RAID DIDN’T HAPPEN IN A VACUUM. VACUUM. THERE IS AN ATTACK AND HISPANICS THERE IS AN ATTACK AND HISPANICS IN THE COUNTRY NOW UNDER THIS IN THE COUNTRY NOW UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION.>>THEY WENT TO LITTLE ROCK>>THEY WENT TO LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS WHERE HE MET WITH ARKANSAS WHERE HE MET WITH IMMIGRANTS AT A MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS AT A MEXICAN RESTAURANT. RESTAURANT.>>THAT TOWN HALL REVOLVED>>THAT TOWN HALL REVOLVED AROUND THINGS THAT NOT ONLY AROUND THINGS THAT NOT ONLY THINGS THEY FEAR — THINGS THEY FEAR — DISCRIMINATION THAT THEY HAVE DISCRIMINATION THAT THEY HAVE SEEN IN THE TRUMP ERA. SEEN IN THE TRUMP ERA. BUT ALSO IMPROVED THE BUT ALSO IMPROVED THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM. IMMIGRATION SYSTEM. HE TALKED ABOUT HOW THEY WERE HE TALKED ABOUT HOW THEY WERE TRYING FOR THE 111 MILLION TRYING FOR THE 111 MILLION UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES.>>WE NEED TO CLEARLY AND>>WE NEED TO CLEARLY AND DEFIANTLY STAKE OUT OUR DEFIANTLY STAKE OUT OUR POSITION. POSITION. NO WALLS OR CAGES FOR KIDS. NO WALLS OR CAGES FOR KIDS. NO INTERNAL DEPORTATION. NO INTERNAL DEPORTATION. WE MAKE OURSELVES SECURE BY WE MAKE OURSELVES SECURE BY TREATING PEOPLE WITH RESPECT AND TREATING PEOPLE WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY LEGALIZED MORE THAN TEN DIGNITY LEGALIZED MORE THAN TEN MILLION PEOPLE INCLUDING MILLION PEOPLE INCLUDING DREAMERS AND AFFORD THOSE WHO DREAMERS AND AFFORD THOSE WHO WORK AFFORD A SAFE, LEGAL QUICK WORK AFFORD A SAFE, LEGAL QUICK PATH TO DO THAT. PATH TO DO THAT.>>>>>>Reporter: GOING TO TOWNS NOT>>Reporter: GOING TO TOWNS NOT ON MANY CANDIDATE MAPS. ON MANY CANDIDATE MAPS. HE SAID HE WANTS TO LISTEN TO HE SAID HE WANTS TO LISTEN TO THOSE PEOPLE. THOSE PEOPLE. YOU TELL PEOPLE WHAT THEY CAN YOU TELL PEOPLE WHAT THEY CAN DO. DO. HOW DIFFERENT HE WOULD BE THAN HOW DIFFERENT HE WOULD BE THAN DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP.>>I’M DOING MY BEST NOW TO BE>>I’M DOING MY BEST NOW TO BE AS CLEAR AND CLEAR-EYED ABOUT

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