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.”
I don’t know who Joaquin Castro is other than the lesser brother of a failed presidential candidate (1%) who makes a fool of himself every time he opens his mouth. Joaquin is not the man that his brother is, but his brother, according to most, is not much. Keep fighting Joaquin!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2019
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.