Cory Booker Talks Gun Control, Big Tech And Creativity With NPR Politics Podcast

Cory Booker Talks Gun Control, Big Tech And Creativity With NPR Politics Podcast

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., tells the NPR Politics Podcast and New Hampshire Public Radio that he would bring a "creativity" to the presidency. In a presidential field filled with Democrats ready to take President Trump head-on, Sen. Cory Booker is betting voters are more interested in finding common ground and unity. "I hope done are the days that we think some savior is going to come in and be the sole purveyor of hope and possibility," Booker told the NPR Politics Podcast on Monday in Concord, N.H. The interview is the first in a series that the podcast will conduct with Democratic presidential candidates, in collaboration with New Hampshire Public Radio and Iowa Public Radio. The conversation with Booker touched on a wide range of issues: how to regulate social media giants like Facebook, how he could make good on his lofty goals of bringing Americans together – and the Star Trek fanatic’s favorite USS Enterprise captain. Listen this episode above and read highlights below: On actually ending divisions Detrow: When I hear you talk about that revival of civic grace I wonder how you use the presidency to do that, because nobody talked about hope and unity more than Barack Obama. He literally sang "Amazing Grace" in 2015 . And yet, after eight years of President Obama, there was an anger and a division in this country that played out in the 2016 election. So what can you do from that position that he wasn’t able to do? […]

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