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PoliticsDemocratic lawmaker criticized for tweeting names of Trump donors

00:05  07 august  2019
00:05  07 august  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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President Trump's campaign lashed out at Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), the brother of Democratic presidential nominee Julián Castro, for tweeting out the names and business interests of dozens of donors to the Trump reelection campaign.

Democratic lawmaker criticized for tweeting names of Trump donors© Stefani Reynolds Democratic lawmaker criticized for tweeting names of Trump donors

Joaquin Castro on Wednesday used his Twitter account to publish the names of 44 Texans who donated the maximum $2,700 to Trump, specifically calling out the owners of several prominent businesses in San Antonio, where the Castro brothers are from.

"Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as 'invaders'," the lawmaker tweeted.

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Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh accused Castro of "endangering the safety of the people he is supposed to be representing."

"Democrats want to talk about inciting violence?" Murtaugh said. "This naming of private citizens and their employers is reckless and irresponsible. He is endangering the safety of people he is supposed to be representing. No one should be targeted for exercising their First Amendment rights or for their political beliefs. He should delete the tweet, apologize, and his brother's campaign should disavow it."

Candidates are required to disclose the names and employers of donors who give $200 or more in Federal Election Commission filings, which are available online for anyone to see.

Rep. Castro says it is not his intention for Texas Trump supporters to be harassed

Rep. Castro says it is not his intention for Texas Trump supporters to be harassed Rep. Joaquin Castro defended his decision to post the names of San Antonio residents who donated to President Trump.

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However, it is unusual for a lawmaker to publish the names and business interests of individual donors of another campaign.

Tensions are running hot between Trump and the Democrats, who blame the president's rhetoric for having contributed to a mass shooting over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, which left at least 22 people dead.

Administration officials, including acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney have called those attacks unfair.

Police say the suspected shooter had written a manifesto warning about an "invasion" of Latino immigrants, mirroring some of the language the president has used on immigration. However, the shooter also noted some of his views preceded Trump's election.

Several other prominent conservatives also criticized Castro, accusing him of inciting violence against Trump supporters.

USA Today deputy editorial page editor David Mastio said in a tweet, "In the wake of a horrific mass shooting, a member of Congress named the retirees in San Antonio who gave maximum political contributions to Trump. This seems like a dangerous escalation to me."

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