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

Lawrence Kim
August 14, 2019

Trump previously attacked Castro on Twitter after Castro's twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), released a list of major San Antonio donors to Trump's re-election campaign, information that is public knowledge.

The ad, which the campaign will also promote on social media, is targeted specifically at the president. To ensure the president actually sees it, Castro's campaign has purchased ad time on Fox News, including on Trump's favorite program, Fox & Friends.

Castro bought three television slots for his ad, only to air in Bedminster, NJ where the president is spending the week at his private golf club.

Back in Washington, multiple House Republicans are now calling for an ethics investigation into Castro's actions, saying what he did "is antithetical to our principles and serves to suppress the free speech and free association rights of Americans".

The ad, which is set at an empty Iowa warehouse, calls out Trump's racist attacks.

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.

He called out Trump's use of "sh-hole countries" to refer to Haiti and some African nations, and for the president telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to "go back" where they came from, even though three were born in the USA and the fourth was a naturalized citizen. "You called immigrants rapists".

"Innocent people were killed because they look different from you". Because they look like me. "They look like my family", continued Castro.

Castro concludes by invoking the ad's Spanish title, "Ya Basta", which roughly translates into "Enough!" "Joaquin is not the man that his brother is, but his brother, according to most, is not much".

On Wednesday, a new ad from Julián Castro will air in which the Democratic 2020 contender will speak directly to Donald Trump.

Castro then directly correlated El Paso to Trump's rhetoric.

"Julián isn't afraid of Donald Trump or his bigoted agenda, and will continue to expose his racism and division until he defeats him next November", Rupert said.

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