Sen Booker: Trump Is ‘Callously Stoking Hate and Fear’

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Sunday, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” while commenting on the recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota and a sniper targeting and killing five Dallas police officers, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is “callously stoking hate and fear,” by “demeaning women, demeaning Muslims, demeaning Latinos, at a time where our country needs reconciliation, we need people that bind our wounds, and build bridges across our chasms.” Booker said, “We have to all understand we have a country with deep reservoirs of love. We are good people. We are well-intentioned people, and when called upon, we rise to an occasion. This is such an occasion. And I’m going to be very blunt. I’ve watched in pain, when I see a presidential candidate, all of our words matter, whether you’re a citizen or a presidential candidate, words matter, and this is a time where we need courageous empathy, where we need undeterred love. And so, when I hear a presidential candidate like Donald Trump gratuitously demeaning women, demeaning Muslims, demeaning Latinos, at a time where our country needs reconciliation, we need people that bind our wounds, and build bridges across our chasms. To see someone so callously stoking hate