Former Obama Housing chief Julian Castro describes elaborate 2021 departure scene where the president and Melania will head off to Mar-a-Lago and he will tell Trump: ‘Adios!’ as he accuses ICE of ‘terrorizing’ children
- Castro described how he envisions Trump’s departure at the end of a speech to South Carolina delegates
- He said he and his family would conduct the traditional formalities to send off Trump and First Lady Melania Trump
- He said a helicopter would arrive to take them to New York or one of Trump’s clubs
- Then he says he will tell the president ‘Adios’
- Castro also blasted ICE deportations set to take effect Sunday
Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro is picturing the day he will bid farewell to President Trump and the first lady in a traditional send-off – concluding with salutations in Spanish.
Castro, the former housing secretary under President Barack Obama, described the moment in some detail at the end of his speech to South Carolina delegates in Columbia.
‘My favorite moment of that day actually come a little bit earlier, the moment when it’s traditional on the White House lawn for the incoming president to usher out the outgoing president,’ Castro said, after saying his first official action would be to rejoin the Paris climate accord.
‘ADIOS’: Democratic presidential candidate former HUD Secretary Julian Castro has given some thought to the day he will say goodbye to President Trump in Spanish when Trump departs the White House
‘I can just imagine being there with my wife, Erica and our daughter Carina and my son Christian getting ready to usher out Donald Tump and Melania Trump,’ he said, proceeding to describe the moment.
‘They’ll be getting ready to go to New York or to Mar-a-Lago or somewhere. The helicopter will be out in the distance. And just before he walks away, just as he’s about to go, i’m going to tell him … ‘Adios!’ Castro told the Carolina crowd, earning laughs and applause from the crowd at the notion.
‘Thank you, South Carolina! let’s go make change in 2020,’ he said, referencing Obama’s ‘change’ mantra, concluding with a ‘gracias’ and a ‘thank you.’
Castro joined other Democrats at the James Clyburn World Famous Fish Fry Friday
The Trumps and Obamas had a traditional meeting before the hand-over of power
Richard Nixon waves as he leaves the White House after his resignation
Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio told DailyMail.com after his speech that the Trump administration’s ICE agents were ‘terrorizing’ children and families through raids planned for Sunday, and said local governments should not cooperate with the action.
He said the handover of power from Trump – no means a likely prospect at the moment, as Castro was at about 1 per cent in a recent Politico poll – would be ‘a very fun day.’
As far at the traditional gift exchange, ‘I’d have to figure something out that’s appropriate,’ he said.
‘I’m just describing the traditional scene,’ he said, saying that although he mentioned the first lady in his anecdote, he had no problem with how she has handled her informal role.
‘I think the problem that we have is with Donald Trump, his policies and what he’s done to this country, and what he’s doing to these little children who are sleeping on floors with no toothbrush and no soap, separated from their parents,’ he said of unaccompanied minors in detention. ‘That’s the problem I have.’
During his speech, Castro ran through multiple victims of police violence by name, including Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was shot by a police officer following a daytime traffic stop in 2015.
‘They deserve justice, too. No matter who you are, no matter what you look like, no matter the color of your skin, you ought to be treated the same under our justice system,’ he said, earning applause.
Trump said Saturday of the looming ICE raids: ‘Some cities are going to fight it. Many of those cities are high-crime and sanctuary cities.’