nearvideo-Julian Castro campaign manager suggested for the publication of names of Texas Trump dispenser
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EXCLUSIVE: Trump donor whose name and employer have been published in a highly controversial tweet from the democratic Republic of the Joaquin Castro blasted the Texas members of Congress on Wednesday for what they described as “ridiculous” stunt and in interviews with Fox News, rejected his claim that they are “fuelling a campaign of hatred” against Hispanics.
One of these trump the donor himself, he is also a supporter of the local Democratic lawmakers—including Castro himself is revealed.
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Wayne Harwell, the owner of a local real estate development company whose name appeared on the list, Castro announced on Monday night, told Fox News in a telephone interview that he donated money to the Castro for Congress campaign. But he suggested to Castro and outed him in a bid to shame trump supporters, he will not support Castro more.
“I was also on a list of people close to him, Castro, and if he likes me enough that he wants to put my name there against Trump, I’m not to give money to him,” Harwell told Fox News. “Obviously, Castro feels pretty strongly against me.”
Feb. 25: Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, speaks during a press conference in Washington.
According to Federal Election Commission records, Harwell donated a $1,000-Castro campaign in September 2011.
“I’m pretty independent, but I support Trump,” said Harwell.
Harwell’s name appeared on a list, along with 43 other prominent donors in San Antonio, which have contributed to President Trump. This year, Harwell, for a total of $5,600 was contributed to the trump victory Committee, and $2,800 to the trump campaign. Harwell also Trump campaign donated, in his first presidential election run in 2016.
This list was posted on Twitter by Castro, the campaign Chairman for his brother, and 2020 presidential candidate Julian Castro. The Texas Congressman was seeking to connect to a “campaign of hatred” in the Wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
“To see sad so many San Antonians, as of 2019, a maximum donor to Donald Trump,” Castro tweeted. “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate, labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.'”
Harwell dismissed the accusation.
“I think that some of the Democratic rhetoric is hateful to more than a few of trump the rhetoric,” he said. “I think that the San Antonio community to have a real deep look, what to do Castro. Why does he do that?”
He added: “If he wants to play in Washington, he needs to move to Washington. If he wants to play in San Antonio, he needs at least sensitive. The rest of the community is sensitive. We are sensitive to both Republican and democratic views. Many of us are here in San Antonio independents.”
Harwell said Castro was drawing “hard lines”, and said that was “helpful.”
“I hope that his voters will forget that,” Harwell said.
Meanwhile, a local oil entrepreneur and executive, Justin Herricks, whose name was also on the Castro-list, called the tactics “ridiculous.”
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“As a country, as a whole, we have much bigger problems to fight than to try, among us,” Herricks Fox News, said in a telephone interview.
“I feel pretty good about what I’ve done, and I support,” he said. “Everyone else is pretty open with what they believe, on the other side, so why can’t I? What’s the problem?”
Herricks donated $2,800 to Trump’s re-election campaign this year, and $15,000 to the trump-victory-Committee.
Herricks went on to deny, Castro claims that Trump’s donors are complicit in the dissemination of hateful rhetoric against Hispanics.
“Probably a good 50 to 70 percent of my work is Mexican said,” Herricks. “You can make the argument.”
He added: “Everyone on this list, I would say for sure to be, has done more for Hispanic people than Castro has ever thought to do that. I don’t know the guy, but how many employees it has compared to all of the people on the list?”
Herricks Bill Miller referred to Bar-B-Q—restaurant, Castro featured in his tweet. “Bill Miller—there is a huge Mexican history,” Herricks said. “If you go to any of Bill Miller’s in San Antonio are Hispanics its employees. How can you say that when he has so many of them?”
However, according to the members of Congress tagged the restaurant’s Twitter handle in his original post, he stood in front of a social media backlash, with some users swearing a boycott of the restaurant.
A user tweeted a gif that said: “Don’t support trump’s racism or Sh**ty Grill.”
Other Twitter users, though, said she would be proud to eat in the restaurants.
Miller, refused whom 74 locations in San Antonio, a comment to Fox News.
Another trump donor who appeared on the list, Mark Hanrahan, CEO of MidAmerican aerospace, expressed similar concerns.
“Castro’ s tweet shows how the limits that people to go now,” Hanrahan said in an interview with Fox News. “People are confusing, with my right to support a candidate with racism and it is completely wrong. Castro is a demagogue.”
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Meanwhile, Republicans, including the Trump campaign, blasted Castro and accused him of “targeting” private citizens. The Trump campaign, told Fox News late Tuesday that they are not “reported that Castro will do a tweet on Twitter, with the argument that it violates the platform of the abusive behavior determination, stating the user in the targeted harassment of someone, or entice other people.”
It is unclear at this point who compiled originally, the list of donors, the Castro has evening late on Monday.
Castro has not responded to Fox News’ multiple requests for comment, but tweeted on Tuesday evening that he would “like to have a conversation with @Twitter and @Facebook about how I their platforms, as the President, you.”
Castro defended himself in response to criticism from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who tweeted that the Texas democratic ‘ s post was “shameful and dangerous.”
“No one was targeted or harassed in my post. You know that,” Castro said in response to the McCarthy. “All of this information will be published on a regular basis. You try to distract from the racism that has overtaken the GOP and the fact that President Trump spends the donor money on thousands of ads about Hispanics ‘Invasion’ of America.
“Donald Trump has put a target on the backs of millions,” Castro went on. “And you’re too chicken or pleasant to say about anything. I mention Trump the public campaign donors, and he with their money for ads, the hatred?”
In an interview Wednesday on MSNBC, he said he did not see who “harassed.”
Castro’s tweet comes in the year 2020 Democratic presidential candidates President trump to criticize the rhetoric, and branding him a racist, in the course of last weekend, the back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that 31 people were killed.
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Castro’s brother, former housing and urban development Secretary Julian Castro, also the President, of says hit, he has embraced a “division and bigotry” and “fomenting hatred” as a form of “political strategy”.
Julian Castro did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on his brother in a tweet.
To strike back at the White house Tuesday before.
“There is a huge difference … between your mouth and she’s running for President, and the President and tried to bring together a nation,” counselor Kelly Anne Conway said on “Fox & Friends”. “The President has not responded in kind. You politicized this over the weekend.”
Fox News’ Emily DeCiccio contributed to this report.