News

Politics & Policy

Julian Castro Buys Ad Space in Bedminster to Blame Trump for El Paso Shooting

Julian Castro speaks to members of the media in Miami, Fla., June 27, 2019. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

In a new ad set to run Monday morning on Fox News in Bedminister, N.J. Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro accuses President Trump of inciting white supremacist violence through his anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Castro spent just $2,775 on the targeted ad buy so that Trump would be confronted with his message while watching Fox and Friends at his Bedminster golf club, according to the Washington Post.

“As we saw in El Paso, Americans were killed because you stoked the fire of racists. Innocent people were shot down because they look different from you. Because they look like me. They look like my family,” the former Obama Secretary of Housing and Urban Development says during the ad.

A lone gunman, who is now is federal custody, killed 22 people at an El Paso, Texas Walmart on Saturday. He posted a manifesto to the website 8Chan minutes before the attack in which he rails against the “Hispanic invasion of Texas” and casts his attack as a legitimate response to the hostile take over of his state.

Advocates of more permissive immigration policy have seized on the shooter’s use of the word “invasion” to argue that immigration restrictionists have recklessly inserted violent rhetoric into the debate.

Castro’s ad buy comes days after his brother, Democratic Texas congressman Joaquin Castro, posted a list of El Paso-area Trump supporters on Twitter in an effort to shame them. A number of those individuals, some of whom also donated to Castro himself, have been subjected to violent threats in the wake of the posting.

Send a tip to the news team at NR.

Most Popular

U.S.

A Look at the Reinfection Rate

On the menu today: unraveling those ominous claims that people can get reinfected with the coronavirus merely weeks or months after they think they’ve beaten it; the governor of Mississippi explains why he doesn’t think “herd immunity” is a realistic option, while some New York neighborhoods offer some ... Read More
U.S.

A Look at the Reinfection Rate

On the menu today: unraveling those ominous claims that people can get reinfected with the coronavirus merely weeks or months after they think they’ve beaten it; the governor of Mississippi explains why he doesn’t think “herd immunity” is a realistic option, while some New York neighborhoods offer some ... Read More
White House

Don’t Blame Fauci

The president’s relationship with Anthony Fauci, who directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and has played a very public role in the country’s COVID-19 response, has gotten especially rocky. Fauci has expressed concerns about reopening and bluntly contradicted some of the ... Read More
White House

Don’t Blame Fauci

The president’s relationship with Anthony Fauci, who directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and has played a very public role in the country’s COVID-19 response, has gotten especially rocky. Fauci has expressed concerns about reopening and bluntly contradicted some of the ... Read More
Media

Bari Weiss and the Malignancy at the New York Times

Bari Weiss resigned today from the New York Times, five weeks after the Times essentially forced out editorial page editor James Bennet for publishing an op-ed by Senator Tom Cotton. Bennet had hired Weiss, and his departure for allowing a U.S. Senator to advocate the use of longstanding presidential powers was a ... Read More
Media

Bari Weiss and the Malignancy at the New York Times

Bari Weiss resigned today from the New York Times, five weeks after the Times essentially forced out editorial page editor James Bennet for publishing an op-ed by Senator Tom Cotton. Bennet had hired Weiss, and his departure for allowing a U.S. Senator to advocate the use of longstanding presidential powers was a ... Read More