Democratic presidential contender Julián Castro wants to send a message to the president, so he’s taking it to President Donald Trump’s favorite cable news channel.
Castro’s campaign is making a small ad buy on Fox News in Bedminster, New Jersey — the location of the golf club where President Trump is currently taking a summer vacation from the White House — on Wednesday to allow Castro to speak directly to the president.
“President Trump, you referred to countries as s**tholes. You urged American congresswomen to ‘go back’ to where they came from. You called immigrants rapists,” Castro says directly to the camera in the ad.
Watch the video below:
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) August 13, 2019
Castro closes the ad in Spanish, saying “Ya basta,” or “Enough.”
“As we saw in El Paso, Americans were killed because you stoked the fire of racists. Innocent people were shot down because they look different from you. Because they look like me. They look like my family. Words have consequences. Ya basta.”
Although Castro is not polling at the top of the pack in the crowded 2020 Democratic field, he recently drew the ire of the president on Twitter through an attack on his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas.).
“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,” Trump wrote.
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
Joaquin Castro was widely criticized by Republicans and the president’s campaign after sharing the names of top Trump donors from San Antonio on Twitter. Castro and his allies have defended his actions by noting the information came from publicly available Federal Elections Commission data.