Cory Booker Hits Elizabeth Warren for Calls to Break Up Facebook: ‘Sounds More Like a Donald Trump Thing’
2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said he doesn’t agree with Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) call to break up large technology companies like Facebook or Google, saying “that sounds more like a Donald Trump thing to say.”
Booker was speaking with ABC’s Jonathan Karl for This Week, and Karl seemed surprised by the comment: saying “you just compared Elizabeth Warren to Donald Trump.”
Booker laughed and said “I most certainly did not, she is my friend.”
“Let her discuss and debate her position,” Booker continued. “I am telling you right now we do not need a president that is going to use their own personal beliefs and tell you which companies we should break up.”
Karl’s questioning comes as Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes calls for the company he helped create with current CEO Mark Zuckerberg to be better regulated or broken up entirely.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) faced similar questioning on the subject of Facebook from CNN’s Jake Tapper. Harris called for increased oversight and regulation of Facebook, saying the company “is essentially a utility that has gone unregulated.”
Booker argues corporate consolidation overall in America is impacting society negatively and should be looked at and investigated.
“If I’m president of the United States, I’ll have a Justice Department that uses anti-trust legislation to do the proper investigations and to hold industries accountable for corporate consolidation,” Booker said.
Watch the clip above, courtesy of ABC News.
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