Cory Booker, a man who has never been accused of toxic masculinity, appeared on the Late Show with Seth Meyers and admitted his testosterone makes him want to punch President Trump in the face.
Settle down, Spartacus.
Booker was trying to explain how he planned to beat Trump, whom he called a “bully,” while using love as his central campaign theme.
Despite the President being a big, bad bully, Booker also mocked him for his physical appearance and age, claiming Trump is weak.
“Donald Trump is a guy who you understand he hurts you and my testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching him, which would be bad for this elderly, out-of-shape man that he is if I did that,” Booker told Meyers. “This physically weak specimen—but you see what I’m talking about here?”
.@CoryBooker: “My testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching [Trump], which would be bad for this elderly, out-of-shape man that he is if I did that — a physically weak specimen.” pic.twitter.com/IqOI9c5RMZ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 23, 2019
The only physically weak specimen in that equation is Booker himself. This is, after all, the same guy who gleefully celebrates “shame-free breastfeeding” and a “no tampon tax.”
God help us.
Trump’s going to be President forever. https://t.co/INVfKVdhuK
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) December 24, 2017
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He is the same man who declared himself to be having a ‘Spartacus’ moment during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in which he staged being a rebel by ‘breaking’ committee rules in his own mind to deliver truth unto the people.
It was a moment that even led to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas mocking the New Jersey Democrat.
Tough to say, but we’re pretty certain Trump isn’t going to be intimidated, despite the age difference, by Booker rolling up to the White House in a leather jacket, riding his custom, tripped-out Vespa scooter with a license plate that reads ‘IMSPARTY.’
Where is the Love?
A New York Magazine profile of Booker in 2018 described Booker as “earnest in the extreme,” a man who “talks about love and kindness and compassion and empathy all the time.”
“He calls America ‘a physical manifestation of a larger conspiracy of love,'” they wrote.
Still, Politico reported in April that Booker’s candidacy is “one that seeks to bring back civic grace and discourse,” but that his “message of love falls flat.”
Perhaps that’s why he’s changing course and pretending to be a tough guy. To hell with grace and love.
The Democrat Senator seems to be emulating his colleague in Jon Tester, who recently told 2020 candidates that they need to “punch [Trump] in the face.”
Or maybe it was former vice president Joe Biden who said he wished he could go back to high school and take Trump behind the gym.
Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018
The fact is, however, that Booker already has a history of questionable talk and actions.
Last year, he engaged in a good degree of incendiary rhetoric, telling his supporters that they need to “get up in the face” of some Republican members of Congress.
Democrat Senator Cory Booker (NJ) encouraged activists on Wednesday to engage in physical confrontation with politicians, telling them to “get up in the face of some congresspeople.” pic.twitter.com/GfGzusxTJ5
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 26, 2018
This was during a period where numerous people were actually accosting Republicans in public.
In April, he was part of the ‘We The People Summit’ in Washington, DC, an event which kicked off proceedings with a chant quoting fugitive cop-killer Assata Shakur.
Booker also, by his own admission, groped a friend in his teenage years even “after having my hand pushed away.”