Booker: Trump Stokes Hate and Fear, Inflames Divisions
Sen. Cory Booker blasted Donald Trump on Sunday, saying that he would be a bad president and that he would cause immense racial tensions.
“This is a time when we need courageous empathy, where we need undeterred love,” Booker said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“So when I hear a presidential candidate like Donald Trump gratuitously demeaning women, demeaning Muslims, demeaning Latinos, at a time when our country needs reconciliation, we need people that bind our wounds and build bridges across our chasms — to see someone so callously stoking hate and fear and inflaming divide, this is not the person to be president of the United States I believe ever, but definitely not at the time we need a healer, a reconciler,” Booker said.
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He went on to say Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is in no way polarizing on issues of race and religious diversity.
“I’ve watched her in black communities and white communities, even after this tragedy, put forth the spirit of America,” he said.
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