Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey owned up to a few glaring grammar errors on Monday after Twitter users pointed them out to him.
One of the tweets read, "I proud to be working with a great team and coalition to make this happen," which clearly should have read "I'm," but wasn't caught before he posted.
Another tweet said, "If your in Virginia, make sure you are registered for the governor’s race. Deadline today," using the wrong form of "you're," and sending shivers down the spines of grammarians everywhere.
Twitter users were quick to jump on the glaring errors, wondering if someone from Booker's team was making the mistakes:
@CoryBooker Who’s doing your tweets? It should be you’re or even u r . Your is a possessive.— Ann Rock (@Ann Rock) 1508198594.0
@CoryBooker Proofread your Tweets! You're going to be a presidential candidate in three years.— Nick Moore (@Nick Moore) 1508201555.0
But Booker threw himself under the bus, owning up to committing the heinous errors:
I do them. All mistakes are mine. Thanks for the grammar policing - May we both make more strides to the unattainab… https://t.co/Nh7kRnNOmW— Cory Booker (@Cory Booker) 1508201559.0
And, much to everyone's delight, he even threw in an epic dig at President Trump:
Clearly careful tweeting is not a prerequisite for the White House. https://t.co/dxqYs5ax64— Cory Booker (@Cory Booker) 1508203601.0
Twitter naturally went nuts:
DAYUM. 🔥🔥🔥😂😂😂 https://t.co/uF8B7E77Bw— Ryan (@Ryan) 1508203929.0
Well well well https://t.co/TddW3IIq4H— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@Edward-Isaac Dovere) 1508204475.0
@CoryBooker https://t.co/CPBTarurbp— Nicholas Tillotson (@Nicholas Tillotson) 1508203862.0
@CoryBooker https://t.co/Gm2A218rnq— dan (@dan) 1508203801.0
When you call out a Senator on twitter for grammar - you kinda go viral for all the wrong reasons!! https://t.co/sLiCPNynrZ— I'm Like Really Mike (@I'm Like Really Mike) 1508204801.0
But Booker didn't stop there. After all, he was on a roll:
@CoryBooker Hi Cory. Where have you been? Haven't seen you much on twitter. Miss your calming voice— Mary Jude (@Mary Jude) 1508201727.0
Been working. Thanks for your kind words . . . important to remember: "Tweet others like you yourself would like to… https://t.co/UIScpCBv15— Cory Booker (@Cory Booker) 1508203337.0
Of course, Booker's response also led to some speculation that he might, in fact, be running for president in 2020:
He's running https://t.co/m30LJtv0vR— Sam (@Sam) 1508203633.0
@CoryBooker Cory for President 2020— MM. (@MM.) 1508204342.0
@CoryBooker I would vote #Booker2020. Please, please run for office.— Sonya Hearst 🌈 (@Sonya Hearst 🌈) 1508215286.0
While Booker hasn't confirmed that he has his sights set on the White House in 2020, his name has certainly been thrown around.
At this year's Congressional Black Caucus Foundation policy forum, Booker, along with Sen. Kamala Harris, generated the most buzz as potential nominees. "You’re hearing Kamala, and Cory’s a distant second," James Williams, a former congressional aide and current director of federal relations for Wayne State University told NBC News back in September.
And despite some skepticism over whether or not both Harris and Booker would run in a Democratic primary, Twitter users wouldn't mind seeing both names on the ticket:
@samgroves Hopefully on a ticket including @KamalaHarris— ~ Roni ~ (@~ Roni ~) 1508217298.0
While I strongly supported Hillary Clinton in 2016, I hope she doesn't run in 2020. Kamala Harris or Cory Booker, perhaps. Too soon to say.— ✏️Ben Langhinrichs (@✏️Ben Langhinrichs) 1508186848.0
Currently, betting odds have Elizabeth Warren in the lead for the Democratic nomination:
US Presidential Election 2020 - Democrat Candidate Betting Odds 1. E Warren 2. Kamala Harris 3. Sanders 4. Cory Boo… https://t.co/YxAFb8cP5K— Mannfred Nyttingnes (@Mannfred Nyttingnes) 1507149535.0
But if Booker keeps slaying grammar trolls on Twitter, perhaps he can rise above the fray and find his name on the ticket in three years.
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