(CNN)New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker stated Saturday he is not preparing to run for president in 2020, informing CNN’s Brooke Baldwin he wishes to rather concentrate on running a reliable opposition to the Trump administration.
“Too lots of things can take place that can harm individuals in our country and around the world if this President isn’t really inspected,” Booker informed Baldwin, speaking at the Women’s March in Washington. “Right now, I do not care about 2020. I do not care about 2018.”
“I am not open to being president,”he included.”I do not even wish to have the conversation today.”
Earlier in the interview, Booker explained the Trump presidency as a “bad thing” that should be withstood.
“The truth is Donald Trump is President and bad things occur,” the junior senator from New Jersey informed Baldwin. “I believe this is a bad thing. They do not specify you. What specifies you is how you decide to react to that.”
Booker went on to compare Trump with his predecessors, previous Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, whom Booker stated brought “a self-respect to the workplace and magnanimity.”
The previous mayor of Newark, New Jersey, likewise blamed Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 election on low citizen turnout amongst his fellow Democrats.
“We did disappoint up in the election,” he stated, speaking on “Newsroom.” “The low citizen turnout is amazing and now, sadly, this is a response to something bad. That’s OKAY. That’s behind us now.”