May 06, 2017
U.S Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey doesn't want President Donald Trump off Twitter, he just wants him to use the social media platform a bit differently.
Booker shared a few tips and tricks during an interview with Vox earlier this week, where he discussed spreading kindness on the internet.
"Look, I don't wanna throw advice at President Donald Trump I mean clearly, he must think to himself, 'I don't need Cory Booker's advice; look how well I'm doing, I'm president of the United States,' but I do think that Donald Trump would shock the world if he shifted and just said 'You know what? I'm going to live kindness on the internet,'" he said.
Booker's no stranger to social media. While serving as Newark's mayor, Booker got much attention for defending his city on Twitter after Conan O'Brien took Newark on during his late-night show. After some playful back and forth, the spat ended with O'Brien donating $100,000 to Newark Now, a nonprofit founded by Booker.
The New Jersey senator's defense of Newark after Mindy Kaling poked fun of the city on her show "The Mindy Project" also landed him a "dinner date" with the actress/comedian.
"So Donald Trump, stay on Twitter but just elevate the conversation be a uniting force, not a dividing force be an elevating force, not a degrading force," he said.
Watch the full video below or read more from Vox here.