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Oops: Rep. Joaquin Castro Outs His Own Donor When Trying to Publicly Shame Trump Donors

Oops: Rep. Joaquin Castro Outs His Own Donor When Trying to Publicly Shame Trump Donors

“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. Obviously Castro feels pretty strongly against me.”

I mean, really…

Tuesday, Rep. Joaquin Castro’s campaign account outed the names of individual Trump owners. Castro outed them in connection with the businesses they own, run, or are affiliated with. The tweets appeared to be from Castro himself. Despite blowback, Castro doubled down.

Turns out, one of the donors Castro outed and accused of “fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders’” was also a donor to Castro’s own campaign.

Fox News has more:

Trump donors whose names and employers were posted in a highly controversial tweet by Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro blasted the Texas congressman on Wednesday for what they described as a “ridiculous” stunt and, in interviews with Fox News, rejected his claim that they are “fueling a campaign of hate” against Hispanics.

One of those Trump donors even revealed he’s also been a supporter of local Democratic lawmakers—including Castro himself.

Wayne Harwell, the owner of a local real estate development company whose name appeared on the list Castro shared on Monday night, told Fox News in a phone interview that he donated money to Castro’s congressional campaign. But he suggested that after Castro outed him in a bid to shame Trump supporters, he won’t be supporting Castro anymore.

“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.”

According to Federal Election Commission records, Harwell donated $1,000 to Castro’s campaign in September 2011.

“I’m pretty independent, but I support Trump,” Harwell explained.

“I think some of the Democratic rhetoric is more hateful than some of Trump’s rhetoric,” he said. “I think the San Antonio community needs to take a real deep look at what Castro is doing. Why is he doing this?”

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 to at least be sensitive. The rest of the community is sensitive. We’re sensitive to both Republican and Democrat views. A lot of us here in San Antonio are independents.”

Harwell said Castro was drawing “hard lines,” and said that was “not helpful.”

“I hope his constituents remember this,” Harwell said.

Political donations are public information that anyone can access, but that’s not really the point here. Attacking private citizens for their political affiliations is completely wrong. Without even considering the fact that this kind of threatening action tends to prompt a response from the offended and those who think this is just the best thing ever. And that is the point — it’s intentional incitement.

As I blogged yesterday, “It’s a clear attempt to attack local businesses and prompt calls for boycott because of political affiliation alone. A completely anti-American tactic through and through.”


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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 7, 2019 at 7:07 pm

Joaquin is outsmarting himself.

Soon his will have no donors.

Ultimately I don’t think this matters to Castro. What we have been seeing on the Left for decades (IOW long before Trump) is a lowering of inhibitions against murder and mayhem as a political weapon. Castro is not above fragging his own troops if he thinks it will benefit him.

The KKK, Black Panthers, Weathermen, Earth First, the nuclear freeze movement, Code Pink, Black Lives Matter and Antifa are a long, unbroken line of violent terrorist groups tolerated and even encouraged by the Left.

Castro also removed all the hispanic Trump donor names out of the list he posted. A simple look at the FEC records proves that.

    Valerie in reply to Demosthenes. | August 7, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Does that make his action racist? It sure makes him look racist. If he decides to out Trump donors based on the color of their skin, that’s racist.

    puhiawa in reply to Demosthenes. | August 8, 2019 at 12:51 am

    He also has a fake accent. He pretends to be Mexican, with a Cuban name, and does not speak Spanish. Fraud.

The Castros are four cans short of a six-pack

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 7, 2019 at 8:57 pm

Why does Castro still have his Twitter account?


Twitter Suspends Mitch McConnell Campaign Account for Sharing Death Threats Against Mitch McConnell…

What an azz.

Schadenfreude is pretty tasty.

If the Dems had any integrity they would eject this guy from the house.

Comanche Voter | August 7, 2019 at 11:32 pm

It’s fair to say that that boy is just not that bright. He has done shot himself in the foot with his water pistol (he’s not allowed to have a cap pistol, much less a real gun).

As Trump explained during the campaign, business people often donate to both sides. It’s a business expense, not ideological.

Mr. Harwell saw that for his money contributed to Castro, he was getting no service and instead was spit on. So no more money, a well justified decision to cut Castro off.