Former HUD secretary ‘might’ run for president in 2020

by Francis Monfort08 Nov 2017
Former Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro has confirmed that he “might” run for president in 2020, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle.

While heading the HUD under President Barack Obama, Castro spoke out against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. And recently, the Texas Democrat told a political conference attended by more than 350 people near the University of Texas that the country needs a “fundamentally honest” president in the White House, according to the report.

"We've had too much lying out of the White House," Castro said at a conference organized by Voto Latino, a group which aims to promote civic engagement and voter participation in Hispanic communities, the Chronicle said.

"This administration is a disaster on so many issues," Castro said in an interview with the publication following the event. "This just is not working. He's completely in over his head."

Castro said he will spend the next year considering a bid for the post. According to the Chronicle, his remarks are some of the strongest yet on his prospects of running in 2020.

A former mayor of San Antonio, Castro was said to be on the short list as a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton in 2016, according to the report. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was eventually chosen.


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