Booker mocks Trump: 'Careful tweeting' isn't required to be president

Booker mocks Trump: 'Careful tweeting' isn't required to be president
© Greg Nash

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Dem anxiety grows ahead of Super Tuesday House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Overnight Energy: EPA to regulate 'forever chemicals' in drinking water | Trump budget calls for slashing funds for climate science centers | House Dems urge banks not to fund drilling in Arctic refuge MORE (D-N.J.) mocked President Trump for his Twitter habits, saying “careful tweeting is not a prerequisite” to becoming president.

Earlier Monday night, Booker tweeted a link to a story detailing New Jersey’s efforts to land Amazon’s new corporate headquarters.

In response, a follower pointed out Booker’s typo and said the senator needs to proofread his tweets because he’s “going to be a presidential candidate in three years.”

 “Clearly careful tweeting is not a prerequisite for the White House,” Booker replied.

Booker has been rumored to be considering a White House bid in 2020, and in a July interview he didn’t rule out running for president.


"I don't know what the future's going to bring," Booker said in an interview on CNN’s “The Axe Files” podcast. "I'm not making predictions, but I want to unleash the fullness of who I am right now, and I want to call out injustice where I see it."

"I think that politicians make a terrible mistake if they're thinking about aspirations for another office, because I think it undermines their integrity where they are," he continued.

"If I start thinking about the future like that or engaging in that stuff ... I think it would make me a lesser of a senator."

Booker has previously trolled Trump for his use of Twitter, resurfacing Trump’s old criticism of ObamaCare and comparing it to GOP efforts to repeal and replace the law.