It should come as no great surprise to anyone with an ounce of intelligence that politicians live to speak out of both sides of their mouths. One minute they’ll tell you that something is bad for you, and the next thing you know you see the same politician using said bad thing personally. It’s a pretty common occurrence, actually.
Something similar happened Monday evening when Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) joined the perpetually unfunny late night host Seth Meyers on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
Meyers asked Booker about civility in politics, and how one uses “civic grace” and “courageous empathy” when facing someone — Meyers clearly alluded to President Donald Trump — who “will likely not be” using those tactics.
Booker’s response leaves something to be desired when you hear him talk about someone who told him that he should punch President Donald Trump “in the face” before saying that his “testosterone” sometimes makes him “want to feel like punching” Trump, which Booker also said “would be bad for this elderly, out-of-shape man that he is.”
Booker said all of that before telling the audience and Meyers that you shouldn’t “body shame” people.
Take a look at Booker’s comments below (comments in question end at the 2:49 mark):
So, Booker says that he sometimes feels like punching Trump “in the face,” while also body shaming a man who is 23 years older than him, before telling people that they shouldn’t body shame. Booker did all of that and still had the temerity to talk about the “moral vandalism” carried out by the current administration.
Maybe he is “Spartacus.”