Julian Castro, the Democratic presidential candidate, plans to launch a television ad Wednesday that addresses President Trump directly and raises his incendiary rhetoric for the El Paso massacre that left 22 dead and dozens more injured.
The advertising, which the campaign will also promote on social media, is specifically targeted at the President. The campaign bought several television spots – a small purchase of just $ 2,775 – throughout the day on Fox News in Bedminster, NJ, where Trump spent the week at his private golf club.
An advertisement will also appear in the Bedminster area that morning during the Fox and Friends show, which the president often watches.
In an advertisement placed in an empty warehouse in Iowa, he directly turns to the president.
"President Trump: You called parties like holes," says Castro, wearing a blue suit and white shirt, without a tie. "He urged US congressional women to 'go back' to where they came from. You called rape immigrants. "
Returning to the recent mass shooting in El Paso, where authorities believe the alleged artillery gun has written a document that echoes much of Trump's language on immigrants and warns of a" Spanish invasion, "Castro strongly accuses the president.
"As we saw in El Paso, Americans were killed because you kindled the fire of racists," Castro says. "Innocent people were removed because they look different to you. Because they look like me. They look like my family. "
Castro concludes by referring to the Spanish headline of the Ja Basta advertisement, which roughly translates to" Enough! "Words have consequences," he says. "¡Ya Basta!"
The advertisement comes after a recent Twitter attack by Trump on Castro and his twin brother, reporter Joaquin Castro (D-Tex.), Castro campaign chairman.
"I don't know who Joaquin Castro is, other than the younger brother of a bankrupt presidential candidate (1%) who makes a fool every time he opens his mouth," Trump tweeted a few days ago. Joaquin is not the man his brother is, but most of his brother is not much. Keep on fighting Joaquin!
The president appears to have responded to a controversial tweet from Joaquin Castro before his trip to El Paso last Wednesday, in which the candidate's brother shared the names of more than three dozen Trump major donors in his San Antonio borough and their business interests.
In a statement, Castro's campaign manager, Maya Rupert, focused on Trump's hard and naughty immigrant comments, portraying Castro as best prepared to stand up to the president.
"Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric inspires the largest violent attack on the Latinx community in history," Rupert said. "Yet, even after this attack, his campaign continues to use words such as 'invasion' to describe immigrants, and attacks two of Latin America's most prominent politicians. Julian is not afraid of Donald Trump or his misguided agenda and will continue to expose his racism and division until he defeats him next November. “