Sen. Cory Booker, the New Jersey Democrat candidate for presidency, has "done a good job" during an extensive city hall on CNN, said host Don Lemon, who asked questions ranging from the candidate's life as a vegan to his potential He is chosen as a bachelor and may need to plan a "White House Wedding".
Lemon was mic-recorded just before the commercial break to reassure Booker that he had done a good job, according to The Washington Examiner. The two shook hands as the camera pulled out, and Booker seemed to thank Lemon.
It is unclear whether Lemon specifically referred to a response from Booker or his overall performance. Some in the social media pointed out that Lemon could only have been friends with the candidate. Another social media user speculated that it was Booker who told Lemon a nice job.
Booker has been asked far-reaching questions, ranging from race relations, health care, reparations, to climate change. He received a roaring response from the audience when he agreed that the electoral college must leave. It was time for the commercial break when the exchange took place.
Their friendly interaction and exchange caught the attention of many on social media.
CNN has already hosted several city halls with prominent candidates for the year 2020, including Sen. Kamala Harris, D Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-HI, former Rep. John Delaney, D-MD, Democrat South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as well as the potential independent candidate, former Starbucks boss Howard Schultz.