Castro Campaign Faces Criticism Over Trump Donors Tweet

Headline Roundup August 7th, 2019

On Monday, Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) tweeted out the names and employers of 44 San Antonio residents who donated the maximum amount allowed to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, calling it "sad to see." Castro, twin brother of Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro and chairman of his campaign, has faced criticism from all sides of the political spectrum.

Many media voices, regardless of leaning, have condemned the tweet as poor politics and dangerous in the current political climate. Some reporting, primarily on the left, focused on the fact that the donor information was already public record.

Castro Campaign Faces Criticism Over Trump Donors Tweet

From the Right
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Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro is facing a mounting backlash -- and not just from Republicans -- for posting the names and employers of dozens of Trump campaign donors in the San Antonio area, even as the Texas congressman defends his actions.

Prominent figures from outlets including MSNBC and The New York Times have called out Castro for the potentially dangerous post.

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From the Center
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's campaign and several top Republicans on Tuesday slammed Rep. Joaquin Castro, the twin brother and campaign chairman of 2020 presidential hopeful Julián Castro, after he posted a list of Texas Trump donors and their place of business.

Joaquin Castro on Monday evening criticized Trump donors from San Antonio, his hometown and the district he represents, who donated the maximum amount of $2,000 to Trump.

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From the Left
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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...

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