Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro launched a brand new advert Tuesday addressing President Donald Trump instantly for the position his rhetoric performed within the mass capturing that left 22 lifeless and dozens extra injured in El Paso, Texas.
The advert will air all through the day Wednesday on Fox Information in Bedminster, New Jersey, the place Trump is spending the week at his personal golf course. It can air throughout “Fox & Friends,” a present the president is thought to look at continuously.
“President Trump,” Castro says because the advert begins. “You referred to countries as shitholes. You urged American congresswomen to ‘go back to where they came from.’ You called immigrants rapists.”
Castro, who previously served because the mayor of San Antonio and secretary of Housing and City Growth underneath former President Barack Obama, is the one Latino candidate within the race. He has been an outspoken critic of Trump all through his presidency.
“As we saw in El Paso, Americans were killed because you stoked the fire of racists,” he continued. “Innocent people were shot down because they looked different from you. Because they look like me. They look like my family.”
Castro referred to experiences from authorities that the El Paso shooter could have penned a racist, anti-immigrant manifesto earlier than his assault, and later admitted to focusing on individuals of Mexican descent. His writing echoed phrases that Trump has stated, together with the phrases “Hispanic invasion” and “send them back.”
“Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric inspired the largest violent attack on the Latinx community in history,” Castro’s marketing campaign supervisor, Maya Rupert, stated in an announcement. “Yet, even in the wake of this attack his campaign continues to use words like ‘invasion’ to describe immigrants, and attacks two of the most prominent Latino politicians. Julián isn’t afraid of Donald Trump or his bigoted agenda, and will continue to expose his racism and division until he defeats him next November.”
Final week, Trump lashed out at Castro after his brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), posted an inventory of main San Antonio donors to Trump’s re-election marketing campaign.
“I don’t know who Joaquin Castro is other than the lesser brother of a failed presidential candidate (1%) who makes a fool of himself every time he opens his mouth,” he wrote.
“Words have consequences,” Julián Castro concluded within the advert, including, “Ya basta,” a Spanish phrase which interprets roughly to “Enough.”
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