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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The president’s re-election campaign was not especially thrilled when Newark Mayor Cory Booker went on TV as an official Obama supporter — “surrogate” is the term of art — this past weekend and called attacks on Mitt Romney’s private equity background “nauseating.” He was quickly forced to walk it back, because it’s generally not helpful to say exactly what the opponent of your preferred candidate wants you to say.

But Booker isn’t the only surrogate with a foot in his mouth. Check out some of the other dumb, unhelpful, offensive, or bigoted things that have been said this cycle by supporters on all sides.

(Joe Biden included.)