Why Joaquin Castro’s tweet of a list of Trump donors is so controversial

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Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) is under fire for tweeting out a list of donors to President Donald Trump. Why the maneuver is so controversial isn’t entirely clear: It’s all information that was already public.

The Texas Democrat and brother to 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Monday tweeted a list of 44 San Antonio donors who contributed the maximum amount under federal law to Trump in 2019. “Sad to see so many San Antonians as of 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump,” he wrote, calling out a couple of the city’s better-known donors by their Twitter handles. “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”


“Well, how about this? Get rid of the guns! If not, come November 2020, we’ll just get rid of you.”


“Trump and the Republicans have laid out a clear solution to end gun violence,” Bee sarcastically said. “First, cure the mental illness they invented, then get rid of video games, the internet, plus transgender people, same-sex marriage, drag queens, marijuana, kneeling athletes and Barack Obama. And while we’re at it, all embrace Jesus Christ as our savior. It’s just that simple.”


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