Julián Castro Visited The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Earlier this week Julián Castro graced the soundstage of the Daily Show with Trevor Noah and delivered his best on-air interview yet. He announced that his campaign was financially healthy—having met their fundraising goals—and dug his heels into his credentials when answering the questions about the border, our economy, and housing.
As previously noted on our site, the challenge of being a candidate of color is not only winning over white voters, but also, learning to embrace the non-monolithic voters of color whose constituencies vary tremendously by region. Over the course of the interview Noah makes mention of this, and also asks the candidate what he believes makes him different.
Following Castro’s campaign trail online, one can surely see the effort he is making to distinguish himself from his opponents. Yesterday, he retweeted the epic moment during the D.C. rally outside of the Supreme Court in support of immigrants and DACA recipients:
He joined José Reynaldo Robinson Palacios, a 33-year-old Honduran, who is seeking refugee status in Iowa, during his visit to ICE. Palacios had fled San Pedro Sula after a drug trafficking organization began forcibly recruiting him. Together, they asked that ICE remove José’s ankle bracelet.
He also gave the answer many have been searching for when it comes to ally-ship by giving proper credit to Black women who have made a significant impact in the polls.
Despite meeting the donor threshold, the Castro campaign has yet to meet the polling requirements to qualify for the national televised debate slated for November 20th, at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Not having him on the stage would be a huge disservice to the 2020 election.