The New York Post reported this morning that Newark mayor Cory Booker is on the outs with the Obama campaign after remarks he made on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last month. The article, which quotes an administration official saying Booker is “dead to us,” was morning show fodder today across the networks, including on WNYW‘s morning newscast with Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly.
Booker was apparently watching the Fox O&O, because he sent a direct message to Scotto clarifying the Post report. Scotto read Booker’s message on the air.
“Rosanna, running to a meeting. Those ‘unnamed source’ comments ring pretty hollow. I’m hosting an event with the President and First Lady,” Scotto read (video inside).
Kelly had some follow-up questions he wanted addressed, which he urged Booker to answer via Twitter.
“Mayor Booker — send her another message,” Kelly said. “Is there any kind of tension? Are they upset with you in the slightest about the ‘Meet the Press’ incident and the follow-up?”