PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) gestures while delivering remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Photo: Alex Wong
Photo: Alex Wong

Democratic senator's response to a Trump tweet: 'Love you, brother'

"I love you, Donald," Sen. Cory Booker said Tuesday.

Wait. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker — a democrat — loves Donald Trump?

"Love you, brother," Booker said.

Booker's response to a Trump tweet made waves Tuesday.

Trump tweeted: "If Cory Booker is the future of the democratic party, they have no future! I know more about Cory than he knows about himself."

The tweet came after Booker's mention of Trump in a fiery speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night.

"We've watched him try to get laughs at other people's expense, try to incite fear at a time we need to inspire courage," Booker said of Trump in his speech.

But when Booker went on CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday morning, he said he had nothing but love for the Republican presidential nominee.

"I'm not going to answer his darkness with darkness. I love him. I know his kids. I know his family. They're good — the children especially — good people," Booker told "New Day."

It's a far different response than we've seen from other subjects of Trump tweets, like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

"I love you," Booker said. "I just don't want you to be my president."

Trump hadn't responded as of early Tuesday afternoon.

This video includes clips from PBSRepublican National CommitteeFox News and C-SPAN and images from Getty Images. Music provided courtesy of APM Music. 

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