The 2020 race for president is in full swing.
Democrats are lining up for their chance to take on President Trump one on one.
But one of the top 2020 contenders just admitted one campaign-ending fact.
At this point, Joe Biden is the clear uncontested leader in the race for President on the Democrat ticket.
Most polls have him with a sizeable lead of ten points or more.
But a number of challengers are creeping up on him, including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
One of the candidates not far behind them is Sen. Cory Booker.
The New Jersey Senator has one of the most extreme campaign platforms of any candidate, including all-out gun grabs mirroring those in Europe.
So a lot of Democrats are looking for someone to be as different from Trump as possible, and see Booker as a possibility.
But his strategy of being as extreme as possible is now causing problems.
During a recent event in South Carolina, questions about Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan came up.
Farrakhan is an anti-Semitic Black Nationalist leader who once praised Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler as a “great man.”
Booker was asked if he would meet with Farrakhan on the campaign trail, or in office.
In his response, Booker acknowledged he has met many people close to the leader, and that he has heard his speeches for most of his life.
Booker doesn’t rule out meeting with Farrakhan, but only puts doubt on the meeting because he claims that he already knows enough about Farrakhan’s views.
“I have met – I live in Newark so we have famous Mosque 25, we have Nation of Islam there,” Booker said.
“As mayor I met with lots of folks talking to him. I have heard Minister Farrakhan’s speeches for a lot of my life, so I don’t feel like I need to do that, but I’m not one of these people that says I wouldn’t sit down with anybody to hear what they have to say. But, I live on a neighborhood where I’m getting guys on the streets offering and selling his works. I am very familiar with Minister Louis Farrakhan and his beliefs and his values.”
Booker never once mentions anything about Farrakhan’s views.
He is one of the most famous anti-Semites in the world, even recently referring to Jews as “termites.”
But despite his radical views, he keeps a lot of support among the elites in Hollywood, and from Democrat politicians.
Former President Barack Obama even met with him before becoming president.
The picture was hidden from the public as not to hurt Obama’s chance at election, only to be released after Obama left office.
With Obama being unwilling to have a picture of him and Farrakhan in the public before his campaign, it is clear that being close to him isn’t good politically.
With Booker being unwilling to condemn him, it will surely come back to hurt him.
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