Democratic Candidate Says Founders “Wrote A Lot Of Bigotries” Into Constitution

“The founders were imperfect"

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Democratic Presidential candidate Cory Booker has claimed that the Founding Fathers were ‘imperfect’ because they wrote ‘bigotries’ into the US Constitution.

Booker, who is running in 2020 with seemingly a campaign based heavily on race issues, made the comments during a recent interview with NPR.

“The founders were imperfect geniuses. They wrote a lot of our bigotries into (the Constitution),” Booker said.

While Booker did not explain what specifically those bigotries are, he declared that his campaign will seek to overcome them.

“If you think about how we have overcome those things, it’s always been by creating, first, calls to consciousness, speaking truth about the injustices, and then bringing together those uncommon coalitions,” Booker said.

Booker has previously talked about plans to “fight wealth inequality” by using a Marxist, race-based system.

Booker’s latest comments about the Constitution drew an immediate backlash: