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Booker: Trump is ‘worse than a racist’

July 21, 2019 - 3:42 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Sen. Cory Booker said President Trump is “worse than a racist” during an interview on CNN Sunday morning.

The Democratic candidate's comments come amid an escalating feud between Trump and four Democratic congresswomen known as “the squad.” Last weekend, Trump tweeted the four should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

"The reality is this is a guy who is worse than a racist. He is actually using racist tropes and racial language for political gain. He is trying to use this as a weapon to divide our nation against itself," Booker said on CNN’s "State of the Union.”

"And this is somebody who is very similar to George Wallace, who -- a racist -- he's using the exact same language," Booker told host Dana Bash.

Trump doubled down on Sunday, tweeting that he doesn’t believe the congresswomen “are capable of loving our country.”

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