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Booker: No Regrets Taking Donations From Kushner, Ivanka in '13

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., told BuzzFeed Saturday he doesn't regret fundraising with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in 2013, but he "wouldn't take a dime from them now."

The pair hosted a fundraiser for Booker in their Manhattan home and raised $41,000 for the then-Newark mayor during his senate campaign. Kushner also contributed $20,000 to Booker's mayoral run in 2009, the same year Booker attended Trump and Kushner's wedding.

"Listen, I wouldn't take a dime from them now, but this was a time when they were Democrats," Booker said on a BuzzFeed's podcast, "Another Round."

"I mean, they were supporting Hillary Clinton, uh, and the Kushner family were big New Jersey Democrats, and really helped to fight against Chris Christie and a lot of other folks."

Booker in May refused to support calls to revoke Kushner's security clearance and has pushed back against those calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment, moves that he's been criticized for because of the campaign contributions.

He said Saturday his critics don't understand the background to the contributions.

"I literally have people saying, 'I'm unfollowing you on Facebook 'cause you are in league with the Kushners, and the Trumps,' and I'm like, 'What planet are you from? Are you listening to the media here?' I'm leading, in the Senate, criticism of those folks," Booker said. "So that's what you, that's what folks don't seem to understand."

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., told BuzzFeed Saturday he doesn't regret fundraising with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in 2013, but he "wouldn't take a dime from them now."
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