Booker: How to Beat ‘Demagogues’ Like Trump

Booker: How to Beat ‘Demagogues’ Like Trump

May 13, 2019

Sunday on ABC’s The Week, Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker said the way to beat “demagogues” like President Trump is by showing “the best of who we are.”

“We’re here in South Carolina, on a historically black college — historical black university, where some of the greatest strength was shown through the civil rights activism where people didn’t raise a fist,” Booker said. “We didn’t beat Bull Connor by bringing bigger dogs and more powerful hoses. You beat demagogues by expanding the moral imagination of the country, bringing people together to overcome them…

“We will not succeed by showing the worst of who we are, but the best of who we are.”

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