Did Trump Just Turn Beto into a 2020 Front-Runner?

Vanity Fair - 02-12

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In a spine-tingling preview of the 2020 general election, Donald Trump and Beto O’Rourke squared off Monday night in El Paso with dueling rallies so close together that attendees at O’Rourke’s event could reportedly hear the speakers blaring from the County Coliseum. O’Rourke has yet to leap into the presidential race, and plans to make an announcement by the end of the month. But with the two men within literal shouting distance of each other, the cable-news split screen played out as a sort of test run for how an O’Rourke-Trump showdown might look.