Now that we are officially 2020, we are moving closer to the next presidential race, and things are heating up. As many of you already know, there have been a great number of Democratic candidates that have entered the race this time around.
Nonetheless, some candidates have started to drop out of the race, and Cory Booker is the latest candidate to officially suspend his campaign.
He announced the news Monday morning and said to his supporters, “It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory. Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win — money we don’t have, and money that is harder to raise because I won’t be on the next debate stage and because the urgent business of impeachment will rightly be keeping me in Washington.”
Shortly after the news was revealed, Donald Trump took to Twitter to speak on the news and said, “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!”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2020
According to NBC News, now that Booker is no longer in the race, Deval Patrick is now the only African American candidate remaining in the Democratic primary.
A campaign official revealed that Booker held a staff call at his Newark, NJ headquarters before publicly announced the news.
He also to his social media followers, “It’s with a full heart that I share this news—I’ve made the hard decision to suspend my campaign for president. I’ve said throughout this race that this election is not just a referendum on Donald Trump. It’s a referendum on who we are and who we must be to each other. And over the past year, I’ve seen the very best of who we can be.”
TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94