Castro tweaks brother's beard: 'If I knew it'd look like that I wouldn't have suggested it'
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Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro responded to his twin brother Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroWarren campaign hires two top Castro staffers Democrats press Trump administration to stop DNA collection from detained migrants The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clash over rules MORE (D-Texas) joking Tuesday that his brother “made” him grow his beard with a quip of his own on Twitter.

During questioning of White House Ukraine expert Lt. Col. Alexander VindmanAlexander VindmanPresident Trump's intelligence community security blanket Whistleblower's lawyer questions GOP senator's whistleblower protection caucus membership White House limits number of officials allowed to listen to Trump calls with foreign leaders: report MORE, the Texas congressman noted that Vindman, like himself, was an identical twin, saying "It's great to talk to a fellow identical twin. I hope that your brother's nicer to you than mine is to me and doesn't make you grow a beard,” drawing chuckles from Vindman and the audience.


“Let’s be clear—if I knew it’d look like that I wouldn’t have suggested it,” Julián Castro tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

The brothers have frequently joked about their status as identical twins on and off social media, with Joaquin offering to play Julián after Latino advocacy groups criticized “Saturday Night Live” for failing to include him in a sketch depicting the Democratic debates in the show’s season premiere. “I get mistaken for that guy all the time,” the congressman added.