New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, high off of his high-energy Monday night DNC address, told the CNN crew on Tuesday that he had love in his heart for the Republican nominee.

Booker was asked what he had to say in response to comments made by Donald Trump that Booker, and the Democratic party, have no future in politics.

“I love Donald Trump — I’m going to say that. I don’t want to answer hate with hate — I’m going to answer it with love. I’m not going to answer his darkness with darkness. I know his kids and his family… are good people.”

Not to be the guy who offers a half-hearted declaration of love, Booker gave a more convincing (and hilarious) troll of Trump:

“I love you, Donald — I pray for you. I hope that you find some kindness in your heart, that you’re not going to be somebody who spews out insults to your political opposition, that you’re going to start finding some ways to love… I’m going to keep loving on him. I’m going to tell the truth about him, but I’m going to keep loving on him, praying for the best for him and his family.”

I’m glad Booker can be the better person to Trump, because I sure as hell can’t.



Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at