Former Housing and City Growth Secretary Julián Castro took purpose at President TrumpDonald John TrumpAnalyst says Trump’s base will help him if he backs off wall funding demand ‘Inexperienced E-book’ author apologizes for Islamophobic tweet: ‘I’ll do higher’ Ballot finds Trump’s approval ranking at 44 % amid shutdown MORE whereas asserting his Democratic presidential bid on Saturday, saying the U.S. is dealing with a management “disaster.”
Talking to supporters in Texas, the previous San Antonio mayor and Obama Cupboard official accused Trump of failing to uphold America’s values together with his insurance policies on immigration and requires a wall alongside the U.S.-Mexico border.
“There’s a disaster at present – it’s a disaster of management. Donald Trump has didn’t uphold the values of our nice nation,” Castro informed a whole lot of supporters in San Antonio.
“Yeah, we now have to have border safety,” Castro added. “However there is a sensible, and a humane solution to do it. And there’s no manner in hell that caging youngsters is holding us protected.”
Castro additionally rebuked the president’s assaults on the press throughout his speech, thanking members of the media who attended the rally and calling the press “the buddy of the reality” in America.
“There was a time when Joaquin and I believed we have been going to enter journalism, so I do know that the press work laborious and that they’re the buddy of the reality on this nation,” he mentioned, referring to his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroYes, Trump has authority to declare nationwide emergency for border wall High Dem: ‘I count on the president to deceive the American folks’ in primetime tackle Main Latino group strikes its conference to Puerto Rico MORE (D-Texas). “Thanks very a lot for being right here.”
Julián Castro used his speech Saturday asserting a White Home bid to forged himself as a progressive on points like well being care and local weather change, whereas he additionally centered on the matters of inequality and racial justice.
He addressed the deaths of African People by the hands of police lately, drawing distinction to the therapy of Charleston, S.C., church shooter Dylann Roof.
“If police in Charleston can arrest Dylann Roof after he murdered 9 folks worshiping at Bible research with out hurting him, then don’t inform me that Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice, and Aiyana Jones, and Eric Garner, and Jason Pero, and Stephon Clark, and Sandra Bland shouldn’t nonetheless be alive at present,” Castro mentioned to cheers from the gang.
Castro: “If police in Charleston can arrest Dylann Roof…with out hurting him, then don’t inform me that Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice, and Aiyana Jones, and Eric Garner, and Jason Pero, and Stephon Clark, and Sandra Bland shouldn’t nonetheless be alive at present.” pic.twitter.com/JV0E2ylNhN
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Later within the speech he went on to stipulate his first motion as president: An government order returning the U.S. to the Paris Local weather Accord, signed below the Obama administration throughout Castro’s time at HUD.
“The largest risk to our prosperity within the 21st century is local weather change,” he informed the gang. “As president, my first government order will recommit america to the Paris Local weather Accord.”
He additionally pledged help for different progressive positions, together with a Medicare-for-all single-payer healthcare system in addition to common pre-kindergarten within the U.S.
“As president, we’ll make Prek4USA occur — common pre-kindergarten for all youngsters whose dad and mom need it, so that every one of our nation’s college students can get a powerful begin,” Castro mentioned.
Castro joins what is anticipated to be a crowded Democratic presidential discipline in 2020.
Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardHouse approves new Dem guidelines package deal Democrats are making an inventory, checking it twice WHIP LIST: Who’s out and in within the 2020 race MORE (D-Hawaii) introduced Friday evening that she has determined to launch a bid, telling CNN’s Van Jones she would make a proper announcement within the coming days.
Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenProgressive activist says O’Rourke, others Instagram Dwell posts may very well be a distraction Kerry to Trump: Overlook ‘fictional’ border disaster, declare emergency for local weather Scarborough asks Kamala Harris query that ‘doomed’ Ted Kennedy’s presidential run: ‘Why would you need to be president?’ MORE (D-Mass) additionally introduced an exploratory bid for president originally of the yr, whereas different Democrats are anticipated to leap into the race quickly.