SAN ANTONIO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is using President Donald Trump’s visit to his hometown in Texas as a chance to give a jolt to his campaign.

Castro held a rally in San Antonio on Wednesday night, hours after Trump was in town for a fundraiser. Castro was San Antonio mayor for five years and has made immigration a central part of his 2020 bid.

He ripped Trump’s hard-line immigration policies as “downright stupid” and told supporters his campaign stood for compassion.

The former San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary for President Barack Obama is still trying to get a foothold in a crowded Democratic field. He says he hasn’t yet reached 65,000 donors, which is one of the criteria used to qualify for the first Democratic debates. Candidates can also get on stage by reaching 1 percent approval in three recognized polls.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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