New Jersey Senator Cory Booker gave a galvanizing speech at the Democratic National Convention. You can tell it struck a nerve because it struck a nerve in the opposition’s camp, causing GOP nominee Donald Trump to target Booker on Twitter. Trump said that if Booker was the future, the DNC had no future. Not as creative a jab as Trump has shown himself capable of.
If Cory Booker is the future of the Democratic Party, they have no future! I know more about Cory than he knows about himself.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2016
Booker didn’t rise to the bait. The Senator instead said in an interview: “I love Donald Trump. I don’t want to answer his hate with hate. I’m going to answer it with love. I’m not going to answer his darkness with darkness.” Booker called Trump out on his penchant for casting shadows and hurling insults, saying, “I love you Donald. I pray for you. I hope that you find some kindness in your heart.” Booker takes his approach from Matthew 5:39, where it’s written: “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” Or he could have been following the orders of First Lady Michelle Obama, who commanded in her spirited speech: “When they go low, we go high.”