President Donald Trump trolled Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker for calling the moment he released allegedly confidential information relating to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh his “Spartacus” moment on Friday afternoon during a fundraiser in South Dakota.
Trump said, “Did somebody say Spartacus? Did you look at our beautiful movie Spartacus with Douglas, right? Kirk Douglas. He’s not Kirk Douglas,” at a Joint Fundraising Committee Reception.
Despite the nickname, Trump pointed out that Booker isn’t the actor Kirk Douglas. Douglas was the main character in the 1960 Stanley Kubrick movie “Spartacus.”
During Kavanaugh’s hearing on Thursday, Booker said, “This is about the closest moment I will ever have in my life to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment,” in regards to releasing confidential records. (RELATED: Cory Booker Leaked Confidential Kavanaugh Docs. John Cornyn Isn’t Having It)
According to Senate rules, publishing confidential documents could lead to expulsion from congress. Despite the scene, it turns out that the documents had already been approved to be released. (RELATED: ‘I Am Breaking The Rules’ — Booker Refuses To Acknowledge He Didn’t Break Senate Rules During Thursday’s SCOTUS Hearing)
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