Democrat Joaquin Castro posts names and employers of 44 Trump donors in Texas
Texas congressman Joaquin Castro has posted a list of names and employers of about 44 Trump donors who are from the San Antonio area. President Trump's campaign has spoken out, stated that Castro's targeting of private citizens is "contributing to harmful rhetoric that targets the Hispanic community and so many others," as reported by Brent Scher of the Free Beacon.
Joaquin Castro is the twin brother of Julian Castro. Julian is the one running for president. Joaquin is the person posting people's personal information just because they donated to Trump's campaign.
The report covered Trump's campaign response, with Tim Murtaugh, an official on Trump's campaign, saying that it's like a "target list."
Specifically, he said "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. At the very least [Castro] is inviting harassment of these private citizens. At worst, he's encouraging violence. Should delete & apologize... Castro campaign should disavow."
The report by Scher informs readers that Castro was on MSNBC and blamed Trump for the El Paso shooter. This was just a few hours before Castro later posted his "target list" of Trump donors on Facebook.
Castro spoke with Chris Matthews in a short interview, stating "a lot of the language that the shooter used is eerily similar to language that the president has used to dehumanize and demonize Hispanic immigrants in this country. So the president has created this deadly climate where people are acting upon the kind of words and language that he has inspired in them."