Booker Echoes Pelosi on Worker Bonuses: 'We're Getting Crumbs' From Tax Cuts
Sen. Cory Booker echoed the sentiments of Nancy Pelosi when he downplayed bonuses to workers after the Republicans' tax cuts.
Booker said the one-time employee bonuses have been "advertised so much" but they pale in comparison to the stock buybacks announced by corporations.
"Who's getting the most? We're getting crumbs. By the way, for those people who might have gotten $1,000 as a bonus, remember that's not free money. It's coming with the cost of driving up our debt," the New Jersey Democrat said.
The House minority leader drew criticism from within her own party after she notably denigrated the bonuses as "crumbs" at a January news conference.
She later modified her stance by saying she is "thankful" when people receive a bonus check, but wants to see "long-term raises."
Trump likened Pelosi's comment about "crumbs" to Hillary Clinton insulting his supporters as "deplorables" during the 2016 campaign.
"People are getting 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 dollars. That's not crumbs. That's a lot of money," he said.
On "Fox & Friends," Fox Business Network's Charles Payne pointed out how much debt the Obama administration piled on with little criticism from Democrats.
Payne said Booker - the former mayor of Newark - was actually seen as a "pragmatic thinker" early in his career and was endorsed by Republican Jack Kemp.