Booker freestyles during MSNBC interview

Booker freestyles during MSNBC interview

Presidential candidate Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerKoch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads Data shows seven Senate Democrats have majority non-white staffs New Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries 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 SandersTrump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' Ex-Sanders campaign manager talks unity efforts with Biden backers The Hill's Campaign Report: Florida's coronavirus surge raises questions about GOP convention 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.