Cory Booker: Your Thoughts and Prayers Are “Bullsh*t”

Cory Booker refers to thoughts and prayers as 'bullshit'

 Speaking to former Obama White House adviser David Axelrod, Booker outlined harsh gun control laws he would implement if he were elected President. reports: Booker is struggling in the polls amid a nearly two-dozen deep Democratic primary field, and he expressed a common liberal frustration that Republicans won’t take substantive action to combat gun violence.

“So when I’m president of the United States, I’m taking a fight to this issue like folks will have never seen before, because we’re better than this as a country,” Booker said. “It’s a uniquely American problem. No other country has this kind of carnage. More people in my lifetime have died in this nation due to gun violence than in all the wars from the Revolutionary War to now.”

“We’re not going to give thoughts and prayers, which to me is just bullshit,” he added. “I’m sorry to say that as a man of faith, but I was taught that faith without works is dead. We’re going to bring a fight with everything that I have to solve this problem. Because it’s solvable, and we know it.”


 Republican National Committee spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington ripped Booker in a tweet, comparing his language to Barack Obama’s 2008 comments referring to working-class, flyover voters who “get bitter” and cling to “guns or religion.”

“We will keep our 1st and 2nd amendment rights, thank you,” she wrote.

 Booker’s campaign touted his gun control plan as “the most sweeping gun violence prevention proposal ever advanced by a presidential candidate.”

 The Free Beacon reported it “amounts to a collection of the strictest gun-control policies instituted in deep blue states” over the past few decades, including outright bans on certain guns, directing the IRS to investigate the National Rifle Association, requiring federal licensing of all gun owners, and limiting the number of firearms Americans can buy. An NRA spokesman dismissed it as an “extreme gun-control manifesto.”

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Deep State Treason:  Former State Dept. Official Under Trump Tells China To Quit Negotiating Until Trump Is Removed In 2020

Deep state traitors no longer hide their deep hatred for the American people —

Mrs. Susan Thornton, the former acting assistant secretary of state in the Trump administration, told her Beijing audience to stop negotiating until President Trump is removed from office in 2020.

Until July 2018, she was Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State and led East Asia policy making amid crises with North Korea, escalating trade tensions with China, and a fast-changing international environment.

The Conservative Treehouse and The South China Morning News reported:

A former official in the Trump administration has said that China can weather the storm brought by the trade war with the United States but might have to “keep steady, keep their heads down and wait” for change in the White House.

Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state to US President Donald Trump, told a gathering in Shanghai on Wednesday that she hoped a trade deal between the US and China could be concluded by next month.

But the reality was that it would “take a while” for China and the US to talk about cooperation again, Thornton, who in 20 years rose to become the US State Department’s chief negotiator for East Asia and Pacific affairs, told the South China Morning Post.

“I want to be optimistic,” said Thornton, whose 27-year career in Washington ended in July. “I tell all our foreign counterparts they should keep steady, keep their heads down and wait. [They should] try to not let anything change dramatically.”

“If this sceptical attitude towards talking diplomacy continues in this administration, you might have to wait till another administration,” Thornton said at an event held by National Committee of US-China relations and Shanghai’s American Chamber.

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Acting Asst. Sec. Susan Thornton and EAP team en route to her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee! 


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