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WATCH: Trump campaigns for Ted Cruz in Texas

HOUSTON — President Donald Trump is ramping up his rhetoric about immigration ahead of the midterm election, casting Democrats of being soft on border security.

Trump spoke at Monday’s Houston rally for Ted Cruz. Watch his remarks in the player above.

At a political rally in Houston, Trump shouted accusations against Democrats, saying without evidence that they were “encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation.”

With just over two weeks left before the midterms, he says, Democrats have “launched an assault” on American sovereignty.

He was in Texas on Monday campaigning for GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, who once was an object of Trump’s criticism. The president called him “Lyin’ Ted” when they ran for the White House in 2016, but on Monday, they lauded each other and did some backslapping.

Cruz is running against Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

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