Booker: Trump’s ‘Rank Racism,’ ‘Demagoguery Has Got to Go’

Booker: Trump’s ‘Rank Racism,’ ‘Demagoguery Has Got to Go’

September 23, 2020

Tuesday on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Sen. Cory Booker declared that President Trump’s “rank racism” and “demagoguery” have “got to go.”

Asked about Trump’s warning at a rally on Monday that suburban supporters need to “get smart” because Booker is “in charge of” the Democrat program for suburbia, Booker said, “It is so insulting to the struggles of many people like my family who overcame this same kind of rank racism that he’s spouting that way. To use me as a bogeyman, as a scary figure—this is one of those times that social media actually has been a gift to me because I watched the way people responded as many people volunteered to have me move into their neighborhoods… I’m tired, I really am exhausted, at the end of this man’s time as president, he has pushed every racially divisive nerve possible in this country.”

“He has tried to pit people against each other, whipping up fear, making Americans afraid of American, that kind of demagoguery has got to go… The referendum of this election is not a referendum on who Donald Trump is. It’s who we are going to be, what’s the character of our country, what do we want to see in our leadership.”

The difference between Trump and Booker is that the latter knows a lot about pontificating and grandstanding, but nothing about leadership.

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