Skip to main content

Ex-HUD Chief Castro: Trump Team is a “Circus”

Phil Hall
Sep 21, 2017
Julian Castro, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the second term of the Obama Administration, continued to maintain a high profile by launching a sharp attack at Dr. Tom Price

The Obama Administration is absolving U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro for violating the Hatch Act during an April interview when he praised Hillary Clinton and denigrated Donald TrumpJulian Castro, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the second term of the Obama Administration, continued to maintain a high profile by launching a sharp attack at Dr. Tom Price, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, after news reports that the cabinet secretary was using pricey chartered flights rather than low-price commercial flights for government business.
 
Castro, who broke with Executive Branch precedent last year by endorsing Hillary Clinton during the Democratic presidential primaries, used his Facebook page to call out Dr. Price and to link his perceived failings to a wider slam against the Trump White House.
 
“First, Trump's Treasury Secretary tried to get a government jet to travel in on his honeymoon,” Castro wrote. “Now we find out the Health and Human Services Secretary recently used chartered private jets at a cost of $25,000 per flight just to go, for example, from D.C. to Philadelphia, when there are plenty of commercial flights and trains that will get you there for less then (sic) $500. These people support legislation that will take away healthcare from seniors, the disabled and everyday families, but they insist on living large at taxpayer expense. Total hypocrisy and selfishness.”
 
Castro closed his post with a bit of self-congratulatory accolades and another slap at the current Administration.
 
“My colleagues and I in the Obama Administration generally flew coach on commercial flights,” he added. “I had HUD book Southwest flights when we could get them. That's being responsible with your money. These guys are a circus.”

 
Published
Sep 21, 2017
Planet Home Lending Reports Total Origination Volume Of $6.8B In Q2 2021

Planet Home Lending's total origination volume reached $6.8 billion in Q2 2021, up 77% from $3.9 billion in Q2 2020.

Industry News
Jul 22, 2021
FHFA Ends Controversial Refinance Fee

The FHFA announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will eliminate the Adverse Market Refinance Fee for loan deliveries, starting August 1, 2021.

Analysis and Data
Jul 19, 2021
Interfirst Mortgage Launches ONE, Backed By Non-Owner Occupied Properties

ONE is a unique product built on a single interest rate with no adjustments and qualifies off the cash flow of the rental property.

Industry News
Jul 16, 2021
Global Digital Lending Market Projected To Reach $27B By 2028

The Global Digital Lending Platform Market was valued at $7.14 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $27.07 billion by 2028.

Analysis and Data
Jul 14, 2021
FOMC Discusses Raising Interest Rates

Inflationary pressures have finally forced the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to discuss raising interest rates and tapering its bond-buying program.

Analysis and Data
Jul 14, 2021
Fathom Holdings Inc. Creates New Hispanic Division

Fathom Holdings Inc., a technology-driven real estate platform, announced the creation of their Hispanic Division to more adequately serve this fast-growing demographic. 

Industry News
Jul 07, 2021