Trump launches insults at Castro brothers after donor tweet

Trump launches insults at Castro brothers after donor tweet

August 14, 2019 97 By Stanley Isaacs


>>GOODBYE, EVERYONE.>>Bill: GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY. BREAKING NEWS. PRESIDENT TRUMP FIRING BACK AT JOAQUIN CASTRO. WE TRACK THE STORY. GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY. IT’S THURSDAY. I’M BILL HEMMER, EVERYBODY PEERED WATCHING AT HOME OR ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE.>>Sandra: GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. I’M SANDRA SMITH. A BIG QUESTION THIS MORNING. IS THERE DOUBLE STANDARD WHEN IT COMES TO SOCIAL MEDIA BIAS? HIS ATTEMPT TO SHAME FROM DONORS AND THE CONTROVERSIAL TWEET, COMING AT MITCH McCONNELL. GETS LOCKED OUT OF TWITTER OVER A VIDEO. McCONNELL’S TEAM RESPONDING IN A STATEMENT TO POLITICO. “TWITTER WILL ALLOW THE WORDS MASSACRE MATCH TO TREND NATIONALLY, BUT LOCKS ARE ACCOUNT FOR LAUNCHING ACTUAL THREATS AGAINST US.”>>Bill: ONE OF THE DONORS TODAY, HOW HE FRAMED IT. A MOMENT AGO.>>BEING ON IT AS A CONTRIBUTOR, BUT TYING IT TO THAT HORRIFIC TRAGEDY IN EL PASO WAS APPALLING. AND I JUST THINK THAT WE ALL HAVE OUR RIGHT. IN AMERICA, WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH, AND I AND A LOT OF PEOPLE IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP, WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE CALLED RACIST AND OF THE OTHER SLURS WITHOUT FIGHTING BACK.>>Sandra: REACTION THERE. LIVE IN WASHINGTON WITH ALL OF THIS. GOOD MORNING.>>SANDRA, GOOD MORNING. THE POLITICIAN IN THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION LIKE A TWEET FROM THE PRESIDENT. AND THIS MIGHT BE THE MOST FOCUS ON JULIAN CASTRO SINCE HIS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PRESIDENT. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE LARGEST PLATFORMS HIS BROTHER HAS EVER HAD, AND HERE IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT WROTE ON TWITTER. I DON’T KNOW WHO JOAQUIN CASTRO “I DON’T KNOW WHO JOAQUIN CASTRO IS OTHER THAN THE LESSER BROTHER OF A FAILED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE (1%) WHO MAKES A FOOL OF HIMSELF EVERY TIME HE OPENS HIS MOUTH. JOAQUIN IS NOT THE MAN THAT HIS BROTHER IS, BUT HIS BROTHER, ACCORDING TO MOST, IS NOT MUCH. KEEP FIGHTING JOAQUIN!” CASTRO WROTE THIS. “WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING. WE WILL FIGHT EVERY DAY AGAINST YOUR BEHAVIOR, CORRUPTION, AND YOUR EGO, AND WE WILL WIN.” NOW, THIS ALL BEGAN WITH A TWEET BY JOAQUIN CASTRO, LISTING 44 DONORS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN THAT ARE IN SAN ANTONIO. THAT IS WHERE CONGRESSMAN CASTRO REPRESENTS, AND THAT TWEET IMMEDIATELY OPENED HIM UP TO YOU CHARGING THAT HE WAS ESSENTIALLY ADDING THESE PEOPLE AND OPENING THE DONORS UP TO POSSIBLE PROTEST, LIKE THE PROTEST THAT SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL’S HOUSE. IT TOOK AN INTERESTING TURN WHEN TWITTER BLOCKED HIS CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT FOR POSTING A VIDEO OF THE PROTEST. BECAUSE A VIDEO OF THE PROTEST — YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN LOCKED. THERE IS A SCREENSHOT FROM TWITTER IF YOU’RE CASTRO DENIES THAT HE IS TRYING TO INSPIRE A SIMILAR PROTEST AGAINST THOSE FROM DONORS.>>I DON’T WANT ANYBODY HARASSED OR TAUNTED. WE PUT THEIR NAMES IN PUBLIC. THAT WAS NOT MY INTENTION. ABOUT THESE THINGS ARE PUBLIC. WHAT I WOULD LIKE FOR THEM TO DO IS THINK TWICE ABOUT SUPPORTING A GUY WHO IS PEDDLING HATE IN THIS COUNTRY.>>SO WHATEVER CASTRO’S MOTIVATIONS WERE, YOU CAN DECIDE THAT AT HOME. IT HAS NOW INVOLVES THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES HERE IN WASHINGTON, WHICH IS VERY MUCH ALIVE. IT TURNS OUT SIX OF THE DONORS ON THE LIST OF 44TH HAVE ALSO GIVEN MONEY AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER TO THE CASTRO BROTHERS, SANDRA, AND NOT SURPRISINGLY, A