Joaquin Castro defends tweets naming San Antonio Trump donors

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Joaquin Castro defends tweets naming San Antonio Trump donors
The Trump campaign released a statement calling the tweet "reckless and irresponsible."
By Maura Barrett and Ben Kamisar


"Castro initially tweeted a graphic of the list, which includes the names of 44 San Antonio residents who donated the maximum amount of money allowable to Trump under campaign finance laws, on Monday night. In his tweet, he argued that those donations, which are publicly available, "are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as 'invaders.'"
"You’re trying to distract from the racism that has overtaken the GOP and the fact that President Trump spends donor money on thousands of ads about Hispanics “invading” America. 1/2 Kevin McCarthy on Twitter
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) August 7, 2019"
"Sawyer Hackett, the Julián Castro campaign's national press secretary, said in a statement, “Trump and his right wing enablers whine about publicly available information being released because they want to distract from his role in fueling the kind of racism, bigotry and white nationalism that we saw in El Paso this weekend. It’s pathetic.”







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Of course Republicans will complain about Castro releasing the names of Trump donors. But there should be no problem in his doing that at all since it is all Public Information. It is not some secret, covert list that by law cannot be released or Castro would not have released it. As he has said people have a right to know who is donating to Trump's campaign. Fair enough.
 
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