Cory Booker Is Getting Roasted For His Unsweetened Attempt At Using The Black 'Kool-Aid' Proverb During Dem Debates
Even Carlton Banks would have cringed.
August 01, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Cory Booker tried to clown Joe Biden, but he ended up wearing the red nose.
Biden pressed the New Jersey senator about his stop-and-frisk policy, and Booker tried to use a Black proverb as a response. To say he failed miserably is an understatement.
“There’s a saying in my community that you’re dipping into the Kool-Aid and you don’t even know the flavor,” a smug Booker said.
He didn’t just misspeak, dude enunciated so hard Carlton Banks would have cringed. It was so bad, CNN actually put effort into scrounging up an all-Black panel to discuss the moment. Panelists April Ryan, Angela Rye, Bakari Sellers and Andrew Gillum couldn’t contain their amusement.
Cory Booker’s “Kool-Aid” moment – was it delivered right? @AprilDRyan @Bakari_Sellers @Angela_Rye and @AndrewGillum have some fun dissecting the zinger. “With black phrases you don’t enunciate every word,” says Sellers. “He was too pedigreed with it,” adds Ryan. #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/SQze6Qd99T— New Day (@NewDay) August 1, 2019
Ryan was laughing before CNN rolled the clip. Rye believes Booker was doing a mental Birdman hand rub while waiting for the right moment to use the quote.
“Senator Booker, you know I love you, man, but I could just see you going, ‘Oh, here comes my time, here comes the Kool-Aid!'” Rye said.
“But with Black phrases, you don’t enunciate, like, every word,” Sellers added.
“He was too pedigreed with it,” Ryan concluded.
Gillum threw up a verbal church finger.
“Let the record also show I didn’t participate in any part of this,” Gillum said.
Sellers cut Booker some slack and noted the comment endeared him to the rest of his constituents.
“There were a lot of people watching that, a lot of Black folk who were like, no, but to a lot of Democratic viewers, it was an endearing moment for Cory,” he said. “Cory had a good night last night.”
Social media was also set ablaze by the faux pas.
i've been saying Cory Booker has big youth pastor energy since 2016 and I feel like, after the Kool-aid line, I rest my case https://t.co/LjJbx163YK— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) August 1, 2019
booker's kool-aid joke is the most hood nigga thing he's done in his life.— nylah burton (@yumcoconutmilk) August 1, 2019
he's gonna be so pleased with himself lol
In true Twitter fashion, people started guessing how Booker would screw up other AAVE sayings.
Save the drama for your mother— ChemCOCO (@dani_que) August 1, 2019
“I’m as cool as the alternative side of my pillow”— Ins⎊mniBlack. (@imani_exe) August 1, 2019
I am all of that, with a bag of potato chips— ThisIsMe (@bitchy_antics) August 1, 2019
The only things I have to do are stay African American and expire.— Trill Withers (@OldNeoSoul) August 1, 2019
“If it is not broken...you most certainly do not have to fix it.”— Fred VanFlee (@LenwoodSmith_) August 1, 2019
‘What would have happened was...’ 🧐— Latifa Jackson (@latifajackson) August 1, 2019
Even Kool-Aid cracked a joke.
Oh well, maybe Booker can sip his Kool-Aid with his friend T-Bone.