Cory Booker is desperate to gain some traction in the Democratic primary. His campaign is sinking like a stone – too much showboating, not enough substance.
Americans are not easily fooled and our primary system serves as the great equalizer. Booker thought he was sitting pretty and figured he could inherit Obama’s mantle.
Instead, he is fighting for his political life which explains the comments about punching Trump.
“I was running on an Iowa stage and we were so psyched, hundreds of people there, and this guy sees me,” said Booker on Seth Meyers show.
“He’s a big guy, he puts his arm around me and goes, ‘Dude, I want you to punch Donald Trump in the face.’”
Booker then said, “And I stop in my tracks and I go, ‘Dude, that’s a felony man.”
“Donald is a guy who, you understand he hurts you. And my testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching him,” added Booker.
“Which would be bad for this elderly, out of shape man that he is if he did that. A physically weak specimen.”
“But you see what I’m talking there, that’s his tactics, and you don’t beat a bully like him fighting him on his tactics, in his terms, using his turf,” Booker offered.
“He’s the body shamer, he’s the guy that shows, tries to drag people in the gutter.
“This is a moral moment in America,” he concluded.
.@CoryBooker: "My testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching [Trump], which would be bad for this elderly, out-of-shape man that he is if I did that — a physically weak specimen." pic.twitter.com/IqOI9c5RMZ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 23, 2019