Speaking at the South Carolina Democratic Party’s convention on Saturday, former HUD Secretary and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro explained exactly what his first day in the White House would be like if he wins the election:
“A few weeks ago, somebody asked me, ‘What’s the first thing that you would do if you’re elected president?’ And I told them the first thing that I would do when I’m in office is that I would sign an executive order recommitting the United States to the Paris Climate Accord so that we lead again on sustainability, and then follow that up with investment to get to net-zero and create more jobs in the new energy economy.”
And then Castro noted that he also knew exactly what he had planned for President Donald Trump on the day he leaves office:
“But I also told them that, you know, my favorite moment of that day would 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. I can just imagine being there with my wife Erica and our daughter Carina and my son Christián, getting ready to usher out Donald Trump and Melania Trump. 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!’”
Though Castro is far back in recent polls of 2020 Democrats seeking the nomination, he was well-received in South Carolina and made a very good impression, especially when he discussed issues such as climate change, economic justice, and women’s rights. If he continues to perform the way he did Saturday in South Carolina, don’t be surprised if his poll numbers rise.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) June 22, 2019
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