Cory Booker Ends Campaign, Trump Responds

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Senator and former New Jersey mayor Cory Booker (D-NJ) has dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary.

“It’s with a full heart that I share this news—I’m suspending my campaign for president.

To my team, supporters, and everyone who gave me a shot—thank you. I am so proud of what we built, and I feel nothing but faith in what we can accomplish together.” Booker wrote on Twitter.

In a  post on Medium, Booker wrote, “Nearly one year ago, I got in the race for president because I believed to my core that the answer to the common pain Americans are feeling right now, the answer to Donald Trump’s hatred and division, is to reignite our spirit of common purpose to take on our biggest challenges and build a more just and fair country for everyone…. I will carry this fight forward — I just won’t be doing it as a candidate for president this year. It’s with a full heart that I share this news — I’ve made the decision to suspend my campaign for president.”

Cory Booker, who has been polling on average at about 1.8%, failed to qualify for the December debate and ended his campaign after also failing to qualify for the January debate. President Trump quickly responded on Twitter, writing “Really Big Breaking News (Kidding): Booker, who was in zero polling territory, just dropped out of the Democrat Presidential Primary Race. Now I can rest easy tonight. I was sooo concerned that I would someday have to go head to head with him!”