Booker: Racists think Trump’s racist

Stefani Reynolds

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Monday that racists believe President Trump is a racist.

“Racists think he’s a racist,” Booker said in an interview set to air on CNN’s “Hardball” when host Chris Matthews asked him if he believes Trump is a racist.

“His language hurts people,” the New Jersey lawmaker continued. “The way he’s talking is making people afraid.” 

{mosads}Booker did not directly label Trump a racist, something some of his fellow 2020 Democratic candidates have done.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said in February that it was was not possible to reach any other conclusion but that Trump is a racist.

“When you talk about him calling African countries s-hole countries, when you talk about him referring to immigrants as rapists and murderers, I don’t think you can reach any other conclusion,” Harris said. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) last year called Trump a “racist bully.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has said multiple times that he believes Trump is a racist.

“We must be honest and straightforward and say that we have a president who is a racist,” Sanders said last year.

“A president who is a sexist. A president who is a homophobe. A president who is a xenophobe and a president who is a religious bigot. And it gives me no joy to tell you that. But that is the simple truth and we’ve got to confront that truth,” he continued.

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