Democratic presidential candidate Juliàn Castro has a message for President Donald Trump. And he thinks he knows the best way to send it.
Castro bought three ad spots for under $2,500 to air Wednesday on Fox News in New Jersey—where Trump is spending the week at his Trump International golf resort. The targeted program slot is during Fox & Friends.
In the ad shared by Castro on Twitter, the former Mayor of San Antonio and HUD Secretary under President Barack Obama stated:
"President Trump, you referred to countries as shitholes, you urged American Congresswomen to 'go back where they came from,' you called immigrants rapists."
"As we saw in El Paso, Americans were killed because you stoked the fire of racists. Innocent people were shot down because they looked different from you. They looked like me, they looked like my family."
He ended by saying:
"Words have consequences. Ya basta."
Ya basta is a Spanish phrase equivalent to telling someone "stop" or "enough already."
Watch the ad here.
A message for @realdonaldtrump: https://t.co/WFYRxm69hA— Julián Castro (@Julián Castro)1565697600.0
.@JulianCastro rips @realDonaldTrump in TV ad that will air on Fox News in market where president is vacationing https://t.co/hm1qls1WXh— Tom Benning (@Tom Benning)1565705282.0
Reactions to the ad were mixed online—with accolades from some while Trump supporters decried the message—sparking debate in the comments.
@JulianCastro @realDonaldTrump Well said sir.— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1565701690.0
@JulianCastro @realDonaldTrump Not gonna lie, I'm sort of crushing on Julian Castro 😍— Jaime Lee Lord (@Jaime Lee Lord)1565701645.0
@Iron_Jingleen @AZHokie54 @jaimeleelord @JulianCastro @realDonaldTrump Stalinists? Lmao its apparent the people on… https://t.co/lWDypvt52Y— B (@B)1565711952.0
@JulianCastro @realDonaldTrump To America, The Castro brothers must never hold office again. The sow hatred and div… https://t.co/ZYwXgjiiAK— semby24 (@semby24)1565704176.0
@semby24 @JulianCastro @realDonaldTrump Wow, you can't see the HATE @realDonaldTrump has incited since the begining… https://t.co/dWEzkcTDYG— Jram1327 (@Jram1327)1565706904.0
@JulianCastro @realDonaldTrump Fredo Castro— ustonymc (@ustonymc)1565703155.0
@JulianCastro @realDonaldTrump This is amazing! Thank you for your leadership, @JulianCastro— Juan Escalante (@Juan Escalante)1565703065.0
@Michael_Fisher_ @JulianCastro @shaunking @realDonaldTrump More importantly, he inflames and allies with Racists, d… https://t.co/O057Tdru1S— Robert Bess (@Robert Bess)1565706895.0
@johnbonesNJ @JulianCastro @realDonaldTrump The President threatened to use the US military against refugee caravan… https://t.co/tFvkkef1Uy— Laurence (Larry) Boorstein (@Laurence (Larry) Boorstein)1565707194.0
While some seemed to confuse Juliàn with his Texas Democratic Representative brother Joaquin Castro.
@JulianCastro @realDonaldTrump US rep that attacks his own constituents and donors, and continues the racist hoax. No crediblity.— cD⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@cD⭐️⭐️⭐️)1565700691.0
@CDPatriot @JulianCastro @realDonaldTrump Привет, товарищ, хорошо ли вам Владимир платит за пропаганду? Я спрашиваю… https://t.co/moYsx1PuwG— George (@George)1565711177.0
English translation. @TheOrigCatfood/Twitter
@JulianCastro @realDonaldTrump Propaganda from 1 who publishes target lists. Referring 2 immigrants; Trump talks ab… https://t.co/mX1kOhsGrH— Genuine American (@Genuine American)1565705482.0
According to Maya Rupert, Castro's campaign manager:
"Julián isn't afraid of Donald Trump or his bigoted agenda, and will continue to expose his racism and division until he defeats him next November."
You can purchase Castro's memoir, An Unlikely Journey, here.