Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) is questioning why some prominent people from his district (San Antonio) are contributing to Donald Trump’s campaign. With the city being about “65% Hispanic” and many of the donors Hispanic themselves, Castro asks why they would support a president that has “targeted Hispanic Americans and immigrants — calling them ‘invaders.'”
Today he is also clearing the air, to talk about why he released a list of 44 Trump donors.
Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’ pic.twitter.com/YT85IBF19u
— Joaquin Castro (@Castro4Congress) August 6, 2019
Castro, who is the brother of presidential candidate Julian Castro, has been criticized by Republicans for sharing the names, but as he pointed out on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, the information he shared was publicly available.
My post was a lament – that so many people in my overwhelmingly Hispanic hometown would give large money to a President who is using it to target Hispanics as ‘invaders’.
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) August 7, 2019
Watch more of the segment above.