Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker criticized President Donald Trump’s speech on last weekend’s mass shooting as “a bullshit soup of ineffective words.”
President Trump in his speech condemned white supremacy, called for targeted “red flag” laws to prevent potentially dangerous people from getting guns and urged the death penalty for people who commit hate crimes and mass murders.
Booker slammed the speech in a text to his presidential campaign manager, Addisu Demissie, who posted a picture of the text on Twitter.
“Listening to the president. Such a bullshit soup of ineffective words. This is so weak. We should quickly condemn his lack of a real plan,” Booker wrote in the text.
“I will let the boss speak for himself,” Demissie captioned the photo.
I will let the boss speak for himself. pic.twitter.com/J3dtnopaCo
— When Was Trump’s Last Negative Test? (@ASDem) August 5, 2019
Booker’s presidential campaign has trailed far behind Democratic frontrunners in the polls.
Booker is currently polling below two percent nationally in the RealClearPolitics average, which is good enough for seventh in the Democratic primary.
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