Democratic presidential candidate trolls Trump with blistering "Fox & Friends" ad buy

Castro’s Public Shaming Fallout Trump Donor Fears for Safety of His Employees		73AFP  Getty Images Hannah Bleau12 Aug 2019

Castro’s Public Shaming Fallout Trump Donor Fears for Safety of His Employees 73AFP Getty Images Hannah Bleau12 Aug 2019

Castro's twin brother Julián Castro is running for the Democratic presidential nomination.

"As we saw in El Paso, Americans were killed because you stoked the fire of racists", Castro admonishes in the half-minute video. Innocent people were shot down because they looked different from you. Castro doesn't go there in the ad but makes it clear that he believes the president's rhetoric inspired the shooter.

Castro is spending $2,775 to run commercials Wednesday on the cable television system serving Bedminster, where President Donald Trump is spending the week at his golf club.

Texan donors to President Donald Trump's campaign are banding together to strike back at Rep. Joaquin Castro (R-Texas) after he posted a list that many said was meant to intimidate others from supporting Republicans.

The concept for the ad echoes back to a stunt by comedian John Oliver on his show Last Week Tonight, in which he bought ad time on Fox News in order to try to educate Trump on issues in a venue he knew he would be paying attention. Because they look like me.

The shooting suspect had published an anti-immigrant screed echoing Trump's "invasion" language about immigrants, and told police he drove the 10 hours to an El Paso Walmart to specifically target Mexicans, according to authorities. "They look like my family", continued Castro.

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Castro concludes by invoking the ad's Spanish title, "Ya Basta", which roughly translates into "Enough!".

Castro directly laid the blame for the mass shooting in El Paso, which was carried out as an act of white supremacist terrorism, at Trump's feet. "Joaquin is not the man that his brother is, but his brother, according to most, is not much".

In a statement, Castro's campaign manager Maya Rupert focused on Trump's hardline and nativist comments about immigrants, portraying Castro as best equipped to stand up to the president.

As the Democratic primary race heats up, candidates are preparing their attacks on the policies and rhetoric of Donald Trump.

Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh dismissed Castro's ad.

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