Cory Booker says Canada is ‘out-Americaning’ the US, fends off offers to help him pack

Senator Cory Booker came under fire – again – for declaring that Canada is more American than the United States.

The outspoken New Jersey Democrat made his claim while speaking to students at Allen University in South Carolina.

“Other people talking about college debt, you’ve got to be kidding me,” Booker said.

“Every country we are competing with is driving down the cost of college,” Booker declared. “Germany – it cost between zero and four percent of median income to go to college. Canada – I can’t stand how they’re out-Americaning us in Canada.”

“Trudeau, give me a break,” he added, “it costs about six to seven percent median income to go to college.”

“What does it cost in America?” Booker went on.. “Fifty-two percent of median income and why are other nations out-Americaning us?”

The senator, who infamously likened himself to the ancient gladiator Spartacus during confirmation hearings for now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, mocked the lost lead the U.S. used to have against other countries.

“Why are they out-investing in infrastructure the way we used to?” he asked. “Why are they investing in research and development the way we used to? Why are they investing in education the way we used to?”

“Why are they doing universal paid pre-school and we’re not?” he went on. “Why are they doing paid family leave and we’re not?”

“Because this is what builds a great economy for everyone – they’re trying to beat us to the future when we used to lead in America,” Booker said.

The potential 2020 presidential candidate was slammed on social media for his takedown of America.


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