The other day Joaquin Castro doxxed the constituents in his district who donated to Donald Trump. It amounted to a hit list. Castro claimed that he wanted people to “think twice” about donating to Trump
That was bullsh*t. Without any doubt he was hoping to visit at least economic harm and maybe more.
And he has drawn first blood.
For many businesses, a sudden deluge of phone calls might signal an influx of new customers. But most of the 25 calls Justin Herricks received before noon on Thursday were from people who wanted to tell him he was a white supremacist for donating money to President Trump.
“I’ve had people say, ‘Hey, we were going to use you for business, but we found out you’re a racist,’” Mr. Herricks, the owner of Precision Pipe Rentals, an oil and gas services company in San Antonio, said in an interview. “‘We hope that you burn in hell and your business will go with you.’”
One Trump donor Joaquin Castro targeted on Twitter received 25 phone calls before noon.
"We were gonna use you for business, but we found out you’re a racist. We hope that you burn in hell and your business will go with you."
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) August 9, 2019
From the Michael Berry show
The mother to a friend of the show was one of the 44-private citizens who donated to the Trump campaign and had her name and employer tweeted out by Joaquin Castro. Here’s the vile voicemail she received.
Willie Geist squeezed Castro on this sordid action:
“What do you say to those people this morning who said, I made a campaign donation and now I’m gonna be harassed; I’m gonna have people protesting outside my business or perhaps even my home?” Geist asked Castro. “Do you want them to repent for their support for Donald Trump or, what do you want from them?”
“Well, the first thing is, I don’t want anybody harassed or targeted —”
“But they will be,” Geist interrupted, “because you put their names in public.”
“Look, that was not my intention,” Castro answered.
“But that’s what will happen,” the MSNBC host stated flatly.
And it’s done exactly that. Some of the victims aren’t taking it:
Hanrahan said he saw the interview and doesn’t buy Castro’s defense.
“He knows exactly what he’s doing,” said Hanrahan, adding that his father fought in World War II and he refuses to be “bullied with slurs of racism.”
“I and a lot of other people that support the president, we’re not gonna be called racist and the other slurs without fighting back,” said Hanrahan, explaining that supporting political candidates is a matter of free speech.
Castro managed to nail one of his own donors
In an exclusive Fox News interview, real estate developer Wayne Harwell said that in addition to supporting Trump, he also donated money to Castro’s congressional campaign in 2011. But he suggested that after Castro outed him in a bid to shame Trump supporters, he won’t be supporting Castro anymore.
“I was also on a list of people that gave to Castro and if he dislikes me enough that he wants to put my name out there against Trump, I’m not going to give money to him,” Harwell told Fox News. “Obviously Castro feels pretty strongly against me.”
If he does this to his own donors and constituents, imagine what he would do to you. Never, ever trust a country to someone named Castro.