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Cory Booker came to the defense of Kamala Harris on Saturday with foul language on Twitter after Donald Trump Jr retweeted a post – and then deleted it – in which she questioned her ancestors.

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& # 39; Kamala Harris does not have to prove this & # 39 ;, the New Jersey senator tweeted Saturday.

Booker responded to a New York Times report about the president's eldest son who had shared a tweet claiming that Harris, the California senator, wasn't black enough & # 39; was to discuss racial relationships in America.

Both Booker and Harris are candidates for the nomination of the Democratic Party for the president.

Donald Trump Jr.

Senator Kamala Harris

Senator Kamala Harris

Donald Trump Jr. (left) on Thursday retweeted – and then deleted – a tweet claiming that Senator Kamala Harris (right) of California & # 39; not an American Black & # 39; is but rather & # 39; half India and half Jamaican & # 39;

Senator Cory Booker (above) from New Jersey came to Harris's defense on Twitter on Saturday
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Senator Cory Booker (above) from New Jersey came to Harris's defense on Twitter on Saturday

Senator Cory Booker (above) from New Jersey came to Harris's defense on Twitter on Saturday

& # 39; Kamala Harris does not have to prove this & # 39 ;, the New Jersey senator tweeted Saturday

& # 39; Kamala Harris does not have to prove this & # 39 ;, the New Jersey senator tweeted Saturday

& # 39; Kamala Harris does not have to prove this & # 39 ;, the New Jersey senator tweeted Saturday

Don Jr on Thursday retweeted a message by Ali Alexander, an alt-right marginal personality on Twitter, who wrote: & # 39; Kamala Harris is * not * an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican.

& # 39; I'm so sick of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) from our history.

& # 39; It's disgusting. Now use it for debate time at (the democratic debate in Miami on Thursday).

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& # 39; These are my people and not her people.

& # 39; Fr ***** g disgusting. & # 39;

Don Jr retweeted the tweet and added: & # 39; Is this true? Wow. & # 39;

Shortly afterwards, the president's eldest son canceled the retweet.

Don Jr. has nearly 3.6 million Twitter followers.

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Since Donald Trump entered politics, Don Jr. has spoken out openly for his father.

Don Jr on Thursday retweeted a message by Ali Alexander, an alt-right marginal personality on Twitter, who wrote: & # 39; Kamala Harris is * not * an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican. I'm so tired of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) from our history. It is disgusting. Now use it for debate time at (the democratic debate in Miami on Thursday). These are my people and not her people. Fr ***** g disgusting.

Don Jr on Thursday retweeted a message by Ali Alexander, an alt-right marginal personality on Twitter, who wrote: & # 39; Kamala Harris is * not * an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican. I'm so tired of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) from our history. It is disgusting. Now use it for debate time at (the democratic debate in Miami on Thursday). These are my people and not her people. Fr ***** g disgusting.

Don Jr on Thursday retweeted a message by Ali Alexander, an alt-right marginal personality on Twitter, who wrote: & # 39; Kamala Harris is * not * an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican. I'm so tired of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) from our history. It is disgusting. Now use it for debate time at (the democratic debate in Miami on Thursday). These are my people and not her people. Fr ***** g disgusting.

A Don Jr. spokesperson told the Times: & # 39; Don & # 39; s tweet was simply asking him if it was true that Kamala Harris was semi-Indian because it is not something he had ever heard before and when he saw it that people misinterpreted the intention of his tweet, he quickly removed it. & # 39;

A Don Jr. spokesperson told the Times: & # 39; Don & # 39; s tweet was simply asking him if it was true that Kamala Harris was semi-Indian because it is not something he had ever heard before and when he saw it that people misinterpreted the intention of his tweet, he quickly removed it. & # 39;

A Don Jr. spokesperson told the Times: & # 39; Don & # 39; s tweet was simply asking him if it was true that Kamala Harris was semi-Indian because it is not something he had ever heard before and when he saw it that people misinterpreted the intention of his tweet, he quickly removed it. & # 39;

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A spokesperson for Don Jr told it Times: & # 39; Don & # 39; s tweet was simply asking him if it was true that Kamala Harris was half Indian because it is not something he had ever heard before and once he saw that people misinterpreted the intention of his tweet , he quickly removed it. & # 39;

Alexander's tweet went viral and was again posted on social media by conservatives.

Harris & # 39; s campaign denounced the tweet and said he was racist and compares it to the birther movement that claimed Barack Obama was not born in the United States.

& # 39; This is the same type of racist attack that attacked his father to attack Barack Obama & # 39 ;, told a Harris spokesperson The Daily Beast when asked about the tweet from Don Jr.

Harris's racial origins became a hot topic of discussion after Thursday's democratic debate in Miami. The 54-year-old California senator (far right) challenged Joe Biden (far left) about his comments about working with segregationists and his report on the problem of school desegregation. Senator Bernie Sanders is seen in the middle

Harris's racial origins became a hot topic of discussion after Thursday's democratic debate in Miami. The 54-year-old California senator (far right) challenged Joe Biden (far left) about his comments about working with segregationists and his report on the problem of school desegregation. Senator Bernie Sanders is seen in the middle

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Harris's racial origins became a hot topic of discussion after Thursday's democratic debate in Miami. The 54-year-old California senator (far right) challenged Joe Biden (far left) about his comments about working with segregationists and his report on the problem of school desegregation. Senator Bernie Sanders is seen in the middle

Harris & # 39; s campaign posted a picture of her as a young girl in elementary school. Harris attacked Biden for his earlier record on the issue of busing, a controversial practice in which African American children were transported to predominantly white schools to fight segregation

Harris & # 39; s campaign posted a picture of her as a young girl in elementary school. Harris attacked Biden for his earlier record on the issue of busing, a controversial practice in which African American children were transported to predominantly white schools to fight segregation

Harris & # 39; s campaign posted a picture of her as a young girl in elementary school. Harris attacked Biden for his earlier record on the issue of busing, a controversial practice in which African American children were transported to predominantly white schools to fight segregation

James Eastland in his Washington DC office with photos of Southern leaders on the wall: top left: Jefferson Davis, the Southern president; Thomas Jefferson, who and John C. Calhoun. Bottom row from the left: Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

James Eastland in his Washington DC office with photos of Southern leaders on the wall: top left: Jefferson Davis, the Southern president; Thomas Jefferson, who and John C. Calhoun. Bottom row from the left: Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson

In his controversial remarks, Biden also called the name of Senator Herman E. Talmadge

In his controversial remarks, Biden also called the name of Senator Herman E. Talmadge

Earlier this month, Biden told a fundraiser in New York that he had good working relationships with the late senators James Eastland of Mississippi (left) and Henry Talmadge of Georgia (right) – two men who are known for pro-segregation views

& # 39; It didn't work then and it won't work now. & # 39;

Harris's racial origins became a hot topic of conversation after her performance during Thursday's democratic debate in Miami.

Harris was born in Oakland for a father from Jamaica and a mother from India.

The 54-year-old California senator challenged Joe Biden about his comments about working with segregationists and about his report on the problem of school desegregation.

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Earlier this month, Biden told a fundraising campaign in New York that he had good working relationships with the late senators James Eastland of Mississippi and Henry Talmadge of Georgia – two men who are known for the opinion of segregation.

& # 39; I don't believe you are a racist, & # 39; Harris said, turning her head to Biden.

& # 39; … But I also believe and it is personal and … it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputation of two senators from the United States who built their reputation and career on the segregation of the race in this country … you also worked with them to combat busing … and, you know, there was a little girl in California who was in second grade to integrate her public schools, and she was every day on the way to school and that little girl was me.

Harris & # 39; s campaign compared Don Jr.'s tweets with his father's attacks on Barack Obama (right) - a reference to the Birther movement that claimed the 44th president was not born in the United States

Harris & # 39; s campaign compared Don Jr.'s tweets with his father's attacks on Barack Obama (right) - a reference to the Birther movement that claimed the 44th president was not born in the United States

Harris & # 39; s campaign compared Don Jr.'s tweets with his father's attacks on Barack Obama (right) – a reference to the Birther movement that claimed the 44th president was not born in the United States

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& # 39; So, I will tell you that it cannot be an intellectual debate between the Democrats on this subject.

& # 39; We must take it seriously. We must act quickly. & # 39;

Harris & # 39; s campaign even posted a picture of her as a young girl in elementary school.

& # 39; There was a little girl in California who went to school. That little girl was me, & read the caption on the tweet on Harris's account, which was posted during the Thursday night debate.

Biden was shocked by the attack, but defended his record on civil rights and said his comments were incorrectly labeled as praise for racists.

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