According to a Friday NBC News report, Castro is expected to announce his candidacy on Saturday in San Antonio, Texas.
Before the event, he blasted Trump’s border wall as a “dumb way to use our resources” and claimed many Latinos feel “targeted” by Trump.
Now, as NBC News notes, Castro has “since been eclipsed by other Democratic stars” like Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.
Castro has said he will not accept PAC money during his campaign and embraced Medicare for All this week ahead of his expected presidential announcement.
“There is no reason, as many folks have pointed out, that in the richest nation on earth, anybody should go without health care,” Castro said earlier this week “I believe that we need universal health care, that we should do… Medicare for all in this country.”
Keep an eye out for this image Saturday: it’s just outside the plaza In San Antonio where Julián Castro will announce his 2020 plans, which everyone expects will be that he is running for president. Workers were setting up the plaza Friday morning in a slight drizzle. pic.twitter.com/Cse83lKZJ4
— Suzanne Gamboa (@SuzGamboa) January 11, 2019