Last night, as the first round of speeches hit the Democratic National Convention, Donald Trump sent out some tweets. In particular, he went after Cory Booker, the New Jersey senator whose fiery speech got the crowd really whipped up.
Booker appeared on Fox 5’s Good Day New York this morning and was, of course, asked about Trump’s tweet.
Here is what he said:
Well, let me tell you something about Donald Trump: I love him. I seriously do. I’m not going to match his hate with hate. I’m not going to match his darkness with darkness. I sincerely love him. I pray for him. I pray for his family. Look, this is a time that I don’t want to demean him; I just want to tell the truth. I don’t want him to be my president because of how he demeans other people. And look, at a time where he’s insulted everybody in the Senate from John McCain to Elizabeth Warren I was feeling a little left out. Now I’ve been included. You know what, Donald? I love you, brother. You’re just not going to be our president. You can hate me all you want, brother; it’s not going to stop me from loving you, and especially loving your family. You have an extraordinary family, but you should not be President of the United States.
There have been a lot of condemnations of Trump in he year or so that he’s been running for the highest office in the nation, but few — if any! — have included the phrase, “I love you, brother.”
Watch above to see Booker address the rumors that he was a possible VP pick for Hillary Clinton, too!
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