Cory Booker Responds To Trump Jab: Nation Needs "Revival Of Civic Grace"


New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker responded to "put-downs" from President Trump in an interview on "CBS This Morning" on Monday.

President Trump said Sunday on "Face the Nation" that Booker has "no chance" against him in 2020. Booker said he is used to being "underestimated" and his political career is something "every American knows about."

"I think every American knows about being underestimated, being demeaned or just put down, it's something I faced all my political career in Newark going up against the machine. Look, the history of our country is a history of people underestimating this nation and doing impossible things, so we don't need a president that's going to put down people or divide people. This is really one of those times in American history I think we need a revival of civic grace and bringing people together," said Booker.

Booker pointed to health care as "a right" that's "popular on both sides of the aisle."

"I've gone across this country...everybody agrees that in the United States of America that we should never have somebody who does not have access to care because they can't afford it," said Booker.

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