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Booker criticizes debate for pitting Democrats against one another

Booker criticizes debate for pitting Democrats against one another
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Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerBiden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate Policy center calls for new lawmakers to make diverse hires Dangerously fast slaughter speeds are putting animals, people at greater risk during COVID-19 crisis MORE (D-N.J.) warned that pitting Democratic candidates against each other during Wednesday's debate gives President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump MORE an advantage.

"The person that's enjoying this debate most right now is Donald Trump, as we pit Democrats against each other while he is working right now to take away Americans' health care," Booker said onstage in Detroit.

Booker's words came after his competitors clashed over health care. 

Trump's campaign quickly took note, with communications director Tim Murtaugh tweeting Booker was correct.  

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Booker seemed to call for unity among Democrats, which he has campaigned on throughout his presidential run. 

The senator is in need of a breakout moment as he continues to struggle to break out from the crowded Democratic pack.

Booker was widely expected to go on the offensive, particularly against front-runner former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump Cruz urges Supreme Court to take up Pennsylvania election challenge MORE in an effort to gain more traction. 

The senator hit the former vice president on criminal justice earlier this month, targeting him specifically over his support of the 1994 crime bill in the senate.