Is Beto back? O'Rourke's Trump counter-rally teases 2020 run

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) It's not easy to drown out President Donald Trump, but Beto O'Rourke showed he's willing to try.

The possible 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful staged a hometown rally near where Trump was speaking in the U.S.-Mexico border city of El Paso Texas, on Monday, so close, in fact, that echoes of the president's words could be heard during lulls.

It was the latest signal that the ex-Texas congressman is readying for a White House run.

It's also a window into what an O'Rourke campaign might look like.

O'Rourke barely mentioned Mr. Trump but assailed the president's support for border walls, trying to stay both critical and optimistic in a way that helped him pull off a near upset of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November.