Julian Castro Declares 2020 Presidential Bid – On Saturday Julian Castro, secretary of Housing and Urban Development declares his presidential bid in San Antonio.
Julian Castro Declares 2020 Presidential Bid:
Julian Castro beginning a campaign for 2020 Presidential run that will look to turn his uniquely American immigrant story. Castro, a former Obama cabinet member and San Antonio mayor, who rolled out his campaign slogan “One Nation. One Destiny.” Castro, 44, may be two of the youngest of expected candidates. Castro may also be the most well-known Latino figure in 2020 Presidential race. On his way to the announcement, Castro rode a public bus of which No. 68, was the same one he and his twin brother rode to school as children to the plaza and live-streamed it to his Facebook page.
“When my grandmother got here almost a hundred years ago, I’m sure she never could have imagined that just two generations later, one of her grandsons would be serving as a member of the United States Congress and the other would be standing with you here today to say these words: I am a candidate for President of the United States of America,” Castro said.
“Today we’re falling backwards instead of moving forward. And the opportunities that made America, the America we love, those opportunities are reaching fewer and fewer people,” Castro told the crowd. “Today, we’re at risk of dropping the baton. And that’s why we are all here today. Because we’re going to make sure that the promise of America is available to everyone.”
“Donald Trump represents the opposite of what I am and what I believe,” he said. “For many Americans, a lot changed when Donald Trump got into office. And that is what has compelled me to think about running.”
Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, had been considering a bid for nearly two years and announced a presidential exploratory committee in December. At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Castro first landed on the national scene by his speech for President Barack Obama.
Julian Castro tweeted referring a video titled “I Know the Promise of America — Julián Castro”, “As a kid growing up on the west side of San Antonio, I never thought that I’d one day be making this announcement julianforthefuture.com I’m exploring a candidacy for President of the United States in 2020 to renew the promise of this country for all.”