In Originally Misspelled Tweet, Trump Goes After ‘Juaquin’ Castro

on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 17: Mayor Julian Castro (L) testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee with his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), in the ba... WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 17: Mayor Julian Castro (L) testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee with his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), in the background June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. The current mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Castro has not faced serious opposition in the Senate. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 8, 2019 9:48 a.m.

Taking a cue from conservative media, President Donald Trump tweeted out an insult to the Castro brothers Wednesday, though his initial and now-deleted tweet misspelled Joaquin as “Juaquin.”

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) tweeted out a list of top Trump donors earlier this week, setting off outrage within the conservative community that Castro was endangering those on the list. Donald Trump Jr. even likened it to the Dayton shooter’s alleged target list that he kept of classmates he wanted to murder.

However, as Castro has now pointed out multiple times, the donor information that he shared is a public record that anyone can see on the Federal Election Commission website. Some local newspapers routinely print contributor names and the amount they gave to politicians.

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