Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) Reacts to Trump’s Address on MSNBC Brian Williams
Official Statement from Cory Booker, published on his website
Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued the following statement:
“This speech was more of the same fear and factual distortion that President Trump has made central to his campaign, transition, and first weeks in office. He doubled down on actions that are counter to some of our most fundamental American values and did nothing to meaningfully reach out to people who are scared of losing their economic security, their access to affordable health coverage, and even their ability to pursue the American dream because of Trump’s harmful policies.
“The few budget details President Trump outlined tonight would undermine America’s national security, hurt our economy, and kill jobs if enacted. Cutting so deeply into the State Department budget is a dangerous idea that undermines American diplomacy and risks more global conflict. Defense Secretary Mattis once said that ‘if you don’t fund the State Department fully, then I need to buy more ammunition,’ and he’s right.
“President Trump also promised increased access, lower costs, and better health coverage – but repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act in the way Trump and Congressional Republicans are suggesting would explode costs, harm the economy, and take coverage away from millions of Americans.
“The American people deserve better.”