“As we saw in El Paso, Americans were killed because you stoked the fire of racists,” said Castro. “Innocent people were shot down because they look different from you. Because they look like me. They look like my family.”

The ad was distributed by the campaign and released on social media on Tuesday, “about 10 days after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, killing 22 and wounding several others,” the Hill reports.


The suspect in the Texas shooting reportedly left behind a hate-filled, racist, anti-immigrant manifesto that echoed Trump’s rhetoric.

“Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric inspired the largest violent attack on the Latinx community in history,” Castro campaign manager Maya Rupert said in a statement, according to the Hill. “Yet, even in the wake of this attack his campaign continues to use words like ‘invasion’ to describe immigrants and attacks two of the most prominent Latino politicians. Julián isn’t afraid of Donald Trump or his bigoted agenda, and will continue to expose his racism and division until he defeats him next November.”


“Words have consequences,” Castro says near the end of the ad.

“Ya Basta,” Castro says, a Spanish phrase meaning “Enough.”