Moments ago, while attacking Biden’s deportation record, Cory Booker shocked social media by saying the word “s–thole” during the live debate.
Since the debate is hosted on cable news CNN, not network TV, it was not technically a violation to curse, however some pointed out children may be watching the debate and extremely unorthodox.
(The obscenity is at 1:14)
— IJR (@TheIJR) August 1, 2019
The social media response was immediate.
Booker said some countries are shithole countries. You can’t do that, Cory. #DemDebate
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) August 1, 2019
— mauiminor (@mauiminor) August 1, 2019
Booker got his viral moment! Biden, you quote Obama more than anybody, you can't claim his legacy in one breath and then run away from it in another! Stop perpetuation the idea that some immigrants are better than others. mic drop by saying "shithole" countries on air. #DemDebate
— Aisha C Moodie-Mills (@AishaMoodMills) August 1, 2019
Did Booker just say shithole? Or am I drunk?
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) August 1, 2019
Cory Booker becomes the first presidential debater to say "shithole" on national TV
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) August 1, 2019
OK that just happened Cory Booker said shithole on TV
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) August 1, 2019