Booker freestyles during MSNBC interview

Booker freestyles during MSNBC interview

Presidential candidate Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape Steve King to Gillibrand: Odds of me resigning same as yours of winning presidential nomination We need a climate plan for agriculture MORE (D-N.J.) showed off his freestyle skills during an appearance on MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber" on Thursday. 

“We could try to freestyle right now,” Booker suggested to host Ari Melber.


“It’s no feat to be on ‘The Beat’ so far away from the actual street,” Booker began. “If you want to be understood, you got to come to my hood,” he continued.

Booker joked that he would not freestyle in the Democratic presidential debates after Melber asked him whether he would.

“I bet you could out freestyle Bernie," Melber quipped about Booker's fellow candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersVolatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties GOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' British Bookmaker: Warren has replaced Biden as Democratic primary favorite MORE (I-Vt.). Booker declined to comment on the suggestion.

Booker is among more than 20 candidates vying for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination.