Julián Castro 2020: Presidential Candidate Sends Message to Trump

Esequiel Farfan
Agosto 14, 2019

Trump previously attacked Castro on Twitter after Castro's twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), released a list of major San Antonio donors to Trump's re-election campaign, information that is public knowledge.

"As we saw in El Paso", the former HUD secretary says on camera, "Americans were killed because you stoked the fire of racists".

In fact, one person named by Castro has even seen a massive apparent boost in business at his barbecue joint, where lines have reportedly been "out the door" and "around the block" since the tweet.

He called out Trump's use of "sh-hole countries" to refer to Haiti and some African nations, and for the president telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back" where they came from, even though three were born in the USA and the fourth was a naturalized citizen.

On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro brought the fight directly to President Donald Trump with a campaign ad on "Fox & Friends", in which he spoke to the president personally. Innocent people were shot down because they looked different from you.

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The ads will run on the Fox News Channel, a favorite of Trump. Because they look like me.

Turning to the recent mass shooting in El Paso, where authorities believe the alleged gunman wrote a document that echoed much of Trump's language on immigrants and warned of a "Hispanic invasion", Castro squarely blamed the president. "They look like my family". He called Joaquin, who is chairing Julian's presidential campaign, "the lesser brother of a failed presidential candidate".

Castro, the only Latino among the two dozen prominent Democratic candidates vying to face Trump in 2020, wants the president to hear that his rhetoric targeting immigrants and people of color are to blame for a rise in violent extremism, Hackett said. El Paso residents, officials and other presidential candidates including El Paso native Beto O'Rourke have said the president's words have inflamed hatred and incited violence.

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