After a weekend where politically-motivated radicals slaughtered dozens of innocent people, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) decided to post the information of private citizens, who donated to President Trump, on his Twitter.
Castro posted their names and contributions to Trump then proceeded to smear these innocent people as racists that helped power the mass murders happening across the country.
Tim Murtaugh, the director of communications for Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, demanded a deletion of the tweet and an apology. He posted: “How low have Dems sunk? This is Joaquin Castro, Congressman & chair of his brother’s campaign. Naming private citizens & their employers, targeting them for political views and exercising 1st Amendment rights. Should delete & apologize. Castro campaign should disavow.”
How low have Dems sunk?
This is Joaquin Castro, Congressman & chair of his brother's campaign.
Naming private citizens & their employers, targeting them for political views and exercising 1st Amendment rights.
Should delete & apologize. Castro campaign should disavow. pic.twitter.com/5MSJPBBaF0
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) August 6, 2019
Of course, Castro responded by doubling down on his tweet, adding: “Donald Trump has put a target on the back of millions. And you’re too cowardly or agreeable to say anything about it. How about I stop mentioning Trump’s public campaign donors and he stops using their money for ads that fuel hate?”
No one was targeted or harassed in my post. You know that. All that info is routinely published.
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 https://t.co/TwUDC4m5tO
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) August 7, 2019
This same day, MSNBC’s Nichole Wallace falsely claimed Trump was “talking about exterminating Latinos.”
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace falsely claims that Trump is “talking about exterminating Latinos”
This is a complete lie and is extremely dangerous rhetoric in today’s volatile atmosphere pic.twitter.com/S5Yda6MUQR
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 6, 2019
So, while people in the media were claiming that Trump was pushing for genocide, and days after politically-motivated terrorists killed dozens of people, Castro decided to post info of innocent people, implying they were somehow funding genocide. He included stay at home mothers and retirees on the list, and, while he probably was not calling for violence against these people, it is very unclear what other possible intention there could be. If he wanted a boycott of businesses associated with Trump, then he would not have included the information of stay at home mothers and retirees.
Of course, some of this information is publicly available online, but most of his supporters clearly do not look up publicly available online information… that’s why they support him. Their likely ignorance aside, for far-left Joaquin Castro to publicize this information to his hundreds of thousands of far-left followers is extremely irresponsible and dangerous in an environment where politically motivated violence is becoming more and more common.