During the tedious, slightly unhinged interview Donald Trump did with Fox News’ right-wing wraith Laura Ingraham on Monday, Trump once against pushed the racial fearmongering of low income housing occupants coming to rape and murder white suburban housewives. “I know the serburbs [Trump literally pronounced it sir-burbs], and Westchester, right, was ground zero for what they were trying to do, okay? They were trying to destroy the suburban beautiful place. The American Dream, really.”
He proceeded to say Biden has said he’s going to ramp up low-income housing “at a much higher rate than it was before, and you know whose going to be in charge of it? Cory Booker, that’s gonna be nice, okay?” Okaaaaaaaay. The responses to this weak-sauce attempt at a race-baiting bit of fearmongering went over like a person asking a serious question at a White House press conference, and Twitter went to town.
I'm a woman living in the suburbs. I live a couple houses from a couple who have Trump flags and 3 Percenter signs lining all parts of their front yard and back yard. I feel less safe living next to these people than I would living next to @CoryBooker or literally anyone else.
— Koi✨ (@KoiHaibane) September 1, 2020
Now that’s a fact.
Why does Trump keep warning that Cory Booker will be in charge of moving low income people into the suburbs? Does he think Booker will give up a Senate seat to become HUD Secretary? What could Trump possibly be thinking of in singling out Booker? A real head-scratcher.
— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) September 1, 2020
Keep @CoryBooker, his vegan cookies, and his relentless positivity the hell out of my neighborhood. Please and thank you.
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) September 1, 2020
I mean, personally I’m not a big fan of vegan cookies.
Good Morning! Can Cory Booker come to my suburban neighborhood with these jeans on. Please and thank you. pic.twitter.com/G8biQJ6jXa
— Sassy_Tiff ???? (@tify330) September 1, 2020
Is Cory Booker coming to my neighborhood today? I need to shower. pic.twitter.com/m8sQyYm0UO
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) September 1, 2020
And then of course.
Things that are scarier than Cory Booker pic.twitter.com/lMgoAzFYXm
— Kid Phantasm (@cbbruuno) September 1, 2020
Video evidence of the plan to invade the suburbs.
Cory Booker on his way to the suburbs to incite equality. pic.twitter.com/cvnycwfKGV
— Brian McBride (@BrianDMcBride) September 1, 2020
And from the “I didn’t say it, but maybe I thought it” department.
What kind of shithole president attacks Senator @CoryBooker because he's black?
— Chip Franklin (@chipfranklin) September 1, 2020
A summary of the interview itself.
Laura Ingraham interview:
– Trump believes people in “Dark Shadows” are controlling Biden.
– Trump compares police shootings to golfers “choking” while missing a clutch putt.
– Trump thinks Cory Booker will screw up low income housing (because he’s black?)
Trump is nuts!
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) September 1, 2020
And then actor/director/producer Zach Braff gave an example of something you will never, for as long as you live, read or hear about Donald J. Trump.
Cory Booker came to my father’s hospital bedside and held his hand. They spoke for an hour in soft voices because my father was very weak and dying. Cory is one of the kindest men I’ve ever met. We should all be so lucky to have a man like him in our neighborhood.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 1, 2020
And even Sen. Booker had something to say.
Was it something I said? https://t.co/ReB0RwAf6t
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) September 1, 2020