Julián Castro announces he is running for president in 2020

Published: Jan. 12, 2019 at 1:45 PM EST
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The Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary of the Obama Administration, Julián Castro announced that is is running for president in 2020.

Castro made his announcement on Saturday afternoon while speaking in his hometown and the city where he served as mayor, San Antonio.

CBS reported that Castro, who is Mexican-American, spoke at an outdoor venue, near Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

"I'm running for president because it's time for new leadership, it's time for new energy, it's time for new commitment to make sure the opportunities that I had are available to every American," Castro said.

His slogan is "One Nation. One Destiny." Castro explained that the "destiny" was "to be the smartest, the healthiest, the fairest, and the most prosperous nation on earth."

"There is a crisis today. It's a crisis of leadership. Donald Trump has failed to uphold the values of our great nation," Castro said.