BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker said he was “taken aback” by 2020 Democratic nomination rival Mike Bloomberg’s “problematic” description of the New Jersey senator as “well-spoken,” saying it plays into “tired tropes” about African Americans. And Bloomberg – who’s supported Booker during his tenure as Newark, N.J., mayor and later in the Senate – later acknowledged, “I probably shouldn’t have used the word.” He went on to further explain. “I didn’t mean well spoken as a black person, I meant well spoken as someone from New Jersey. Everyone knows that people from that state has accents which makes them sound stupid. All I was saying is Senator Booker rose above all that, and his owl-likes eyes also radiates his wisdom.”

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