HUD secretary stirs pot on Trump sexism claims

HUD Secretary Julian Castro has sounded off on recent revelations about Donald Trump's behavior toward women and girls

HUD secretary stirs pot on Trump sexism claims

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro has entered the political turmoil surrounding Donald Trump with a Facebook post that highlights recent revelations about the Republican presidential nominee’s behavior toward women and girls.

In an entry on his own Facebook page, Castro posted a photo of the front page of the New York Daily News. The main headline referred to a comment Trump made in 1992 that in 10 years he’d be “dating” a girl who was then 10 years old.

“The front page of tomorrow's New York Daily News,” Castro wrote in the post. “So who's still supporting him?”

Castro has made no secret of his dislike of Donald Trump and his support of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton – at times to his own detriment. In July, an ethics panel found that Castro had violated the Hatch Act by making explicitly pro-Clinton statements on the job during an April interview with Katie Couric.