President Trump on Wednesday, Aug. 7, blasted Joaquin Castro for sharing donors names, saying he “makes a fool of himself every time he opens his mouth.”
“I don’t know who Joaquin Castro is other than the lesser brother of a failed presidential candidate (1%) who makes a fool of himself every time he opens his mouth. Joaquin is not the man that his brother is, but his brother, according to most, is not much. Keep fighting Joaquin,” the President tweeted.
I don’t know who Joaquin Castro is other than the lesser brother of a failed presidential candidate (1%) who makes a fool of himself every time he opens his mouth. Joaquin is not the man that his brother is, but his brother, according to most, is not much. Keep fighting Joaquin!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2019
In an attempt to embarrass President Trump supporters, Texas congressman Joaquin Castro seems to have forgotten to double-check the fact that six of those donors he listed also donated money to him and his brother, Democrat Julián Castro.
According to Fox News, Wayne Harwell, the owner of a local real estate company whose name appeared on the list Castro shared on Monday, told Fox News that he also donated money to Castro’s congressional campaign. But he suggested that he won’t support Castro anymore after Castro outed him in a bid to shame Trump supporters.
“I was also on a list of people that gave to Castro and if he dislikes me enough that he wants to put my name out there against Trump, I’m not going to give money to him,” Harwell told Fox News. “Obviously Castro feels pretty strongly against me.”
“Trump has helped our country have economic prosperity. I support his efforts although I may not support each word, I like the results of his efforts for America,” Wayne Harwell told Washington Examiner in a separate interview.
Joaquin Castro on Monday drew widespread criticism when he shared a list of 44 residents of San Antonio who donated the maximum amount to President Trump’s campaign. But Castro defended his decision, saying these donors are “are fueling a campaign of hate” through their support of the president.
“Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump.” “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’” Castro tweeted.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) also blasted Castro, saying “Targeting and harassing Americans because of their political beliefs is shameful and dangerous.”