Cory Booker‘s relationship with President Barack Obama has soured to the point that a top administration official says that the Newark mayor is “dead to us,” the New York Post reports.
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Booker was trying to position himself for a cabinet position in Obama’s administration if the President wins a second term. But his chance was likely shot dead when he got diarrhea of the mouth on NBC news program “Meet The Press” on May 20.
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Asked to appear on the show to be a “mouth piece” for Obama’s campaign, Booker went way off script criticizing the President over his attack ad on Mitt Romney‘s record at private-equity firm Bain Capital.
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“I have to just say from a very personal level, I’m not about to sit here and indict private equity,” said Booker. “If you look at the totality of Bain Capital’s record, they’ve done a lot to support businesses.”
Obviously, Obama’s camp wasn’t please. Here is what happened next: