Instead of using the microblogging service as a way to be “demeaning and degrading,” Trump should harness his “powerful” platform to help “elevate the conversation,” Booker says in a Vox video posted on Thursday.
People sometimes wonder if it would be better for the world if Trump just stayed off Twitter, Booker noted in the video. The president has 28.7 million followers and frequently trashes political opponents and celebrities online.
But Booker said that rather than silencing Trump’s tweets, he’d simply prefer to see the commander in chief “not being mean.”
Booker knows a thing or two about using social media to his advantage. He’s humorously promoted his city through a lighthearted beef with late-night TV host Conan O’Brien. He’s even used Twitter to score a dinner date with “The Mindy Project” star Mindy Kaling.
“Be a uniting force, not a dividing force,” Booker urged Trump. “Be an elevating force, not a degrading force.”
Check out the full video above.