Cory Booker says this Elizabeth Warren proposal sounds like ‘a Donald Trump

Cory Booker says this Elizabeth Warren proposal sounds like ‘a Donald Trump ,

“I don’t think that a president should be running around pointing at companies and saying ‘breaking them up’ without any kind of process,” Booker, D-N.J., said in an interview Saturday on ABC News’ “This Week.”

Last week, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes’s New York Times op-ed also argued in favor of dismantling the social media giant, which he called “a powerful monopoly, eclipsing all of its rivals and erasing competition from the social networking category.”

“I don’t care if it’s Facebook, the pharma industry, even the agricultural industry,” he said. “We’ve had a problem in America with corporate consolidation that is having really ill effects.”

“It’s driving out the independent family farmers,” Booker continued. “It’s driving up prescription drug costs. And in the realm of technology, we’re seeing one or two companies controlling a significant amount of the online advertising.”

But Booker made clear his stance on breaking up these companies: “We do not need a president that is going to use their own personal beliefs and tell you which companies we should break up ,

We need a president that’s going to enforce antitrust laws in this country, and I will be that person.” “It’s about making sure that we have a system that works,” said Booker. “It’s not me and my own personal opinion about going after folks.

When asked by ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl if he “just compared Elizabeth Warren to Donald Trump,” Booker said, “I most certainly did not,” referring to the senator as “my friend.”

She argued that “to restore the balance of power in our democracy, to promote competition and to ensure that the next generation of technology innovation is as vibrant as the last,

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