Booker freestyles during MSNBC interview

Booker freestyles during MSNBC interview

Presidential candidate Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Biden defends remarks about segregationist senators: 'Apologize for what?' 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.

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“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 SandersSanders denies tweet about corporate Democrats was dig at Warren Sanders denies tweet about corporate Democrats was dig at Warren Democrats asked to create ideal candidate to beat Trump pick white man: poll 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.