When you’re hot, you’re hot – and right now, Julián Castro is burning up. The presidential candidate hit it out of the ballpark on the first night of the Democratic debates and he does not want to lose momentum. While others have mixed feelings about the non-Latino candidates speaking awkward Spanish, Castro kept it simple during his closing statements. He added a dash of Spanish by saying “Adiós Trump” and now the phrase has gone mainstream.
Yes, #AdiósTrump was trending when he said it, but now Castro is doing what any smart person would do and monetizing on his catchphrase by releasing Adios Trump merchandise. The former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under Obama posted his new t-shirt Adiós Trump t-shirt (he has a variety of other ones) on his website. It’s on sale for $25. Not bad! If you’re going to donate to the campaign, might as well get a t-shirt out of the deal. And, it looks like comedian and actress Cristela Alonzo perhaps sparked the idea of an Adiós Trump t-shirt.
#AdiosTrump -make that a t-shirt
CC: @JulianCastro. #Castro2020
— Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) June 27, 2019
Castro’s campaign manager, Maya Rupert, tweeted, “Say #AdiosTrump and help us make it to the next debate stage!! We still need to reach the 130k unique donors and buying merch counts!” Okay so now we get the incentive to sell these shirts.
If you didn’t watch the debate, here’s what Castro said during his closing statement: “If I’m elected President, I will work hard every single day so that you and your family can get good health care, your child can get a good education, and you can have good job opportunities in a big city or small town. And on January 20, 2021, we’ll say ‘Adiós’ to Donald Trump.”
Activist Wardah Khalid tweeted, “Best line all night by @JulianCastro.”
While Castro definitely won night No.1, in our honest opinion, the winner on night No. 2 was clearly Sen. Kamala Harris. She delivered powerfully and stood her ground against heavyweights Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Now if we can get Harris and Castro on the Democratic presidential ticket, we’ll be all set.