Donald Trump Jr. Calls Out Joaquin Castro for His ‘Hit List’ of the President’s Supporters
The brother of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate published the names of donors to the commander-in-chief's campaign — and Don Jr. had something to say about that action
Donald Trump Jr., citing Joaquin Castro’s recent effort to doxx Trump supporters in San Antonio, Texas, compared the Democrat’s list to the Dayton shooter’s hit list.
Castro published a list of 44 individuals and businesses in San Antonio who donated to President Donald Trump in 2019. He linked some of them to his tweet to bring them more notoriety — then accused them of “fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.'”
In other words, Castro was putting a target on their backs by pointing out their existence and political leanings to his liberal followers — and accusing them of being racists.
If we use the Left’s own insistence that words incite violence, then this is far and above anything Trump has done by calling out specific individuals.
Trump Jr. called Castro out big time for doxxing Trump donors.
“I’ve seen what’s going on with the Joaquin Castro craziness, putting out a list,” Trump Jr. explained.
“That list screams like the Dayton, Ohio, shooter’s list, right? When a radical left-wing politician who’s polling at zero percent does this for either attention or a call to action, it’s pretty scary.”
The Texas lawmaker serves as campaign chairman for his brother, the 2020 presidential hopeful Julian Castro.
The Dayton shooter was accused by former high school classmates of having a “list.”
“There was a kill list and a rape list, and my name was on the rape list,” a female classmate said.
Joaquin Castro is shamelessly defending the “target list” of @realDonaldTrump’s supporters that he tweeted.
Not only is Castro a sitting Dem Congressman, he’s the chair of Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
It’s dangerous, reckless and Nancy Pelosi needs to condemn it. pic.twitter.com/eIlDFcqvEA
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 7, 2019
Comparable? “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt pointed out that Castro wasn’t saying “go and do something dangerous to these people — it’s completely different from that.”
Perhaps a little. But all Castro needs is one lunatic with an anger management issue — someone who genuinely believes these people are racists — to snap and use that as a guide to inflict his or her own perceived justice, in our view.
This is, after all, the same party that told us for weeks that any mention of minority women in Congress and their anti-American sentiments was a call to violence.
What would their reaction be if Trump Jr. or the president posted a list of AOC donors and accused them of “fueling a campaign of hate and anti-Americanism”? We’re guessing a new round of impeachment threats would crop up pretty swiftly.
“If someone on our campaign did that, it would be rough,” he correctly surmised.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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