Backfire: BBQ Business Booms After Rep. Joaquin Castro Outs Owner as Trump Donor

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | August 13, 2019 | 3:05 PM EDT


Business is booming at Bill Miller Bar-B-Q after U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) published his business’ name among those of 44 constituents who gave the maximum donation to President Donald Trump’s campaign.

As reported, Rep. Castro actually singled out Bill Miller Bar-B-Q in his tweet publishing the list of Trump supporters – whom the congressman accused of “fueling a campaign of hate”:

“Here is Rep. Castro's Aug. 5 tweet, minus most of the names of his fellow San Antonians that he publicized because of their legal political activity:

Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump — the owner of @BillMillerBarBQ, owner of the @HistoricPearl, realtor Phyllis Browning, etc.

“Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”

Castro’s bid to turn Texans against one of San Antonio’s favorite barbeque chains backfired, Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports:

“The day after Castro published that hateful screed, thousands of Texans piled into their pickup trucks and drove to the nearest Bill Miller Bar-B-Q.

“Social media reports flooded in showing massive drive-thru lines backing up onto busy streets. Hungry customers patiently waited in lines out the door.”

The day after Castro published his list, Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted a photo of plate of barbeque from one of the chain’s 75 locations, declaring it was a “Perfect night for @BillMillerBarBQ.”



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