The New Jersey Democratic announced the formal launch of his campaign Friday, per the Associated Press. Booker's announcement was preceded earlier this month by a POTUS campaign announcement from California's Kamala Harris.
"I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood; where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame," Booker said in a campaign announcement clip Friday.
Currently, the title of POTUS is held by this absolute dolt.
With Harris and Booker now officially in the race on the not-Trump side of things, analysts are still expecting similar announcements from Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic leaders. Kirsten Gillibrand and Marianne Williamson are among those who have already announced runs.
In an interview near the end of 2018, Booker expanded on his tendency toward a message of love in his recent speeches. "Literally written in the ideals of my faith is to love those who hate you," Booker told the Atlantic, who previously ran a piece exploring Booker's difficulty in securing trust from progressives. "I don't see why that's so shocking. But that doesn't mean that I will be complicit in oppression. That doesn't mean I will be tolerant of hatred."