On Sunday’s episode of Meet the Press, Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker said he found Obama's attacks on Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital to be "nauseating."
But now in a newly released YouTube video, Booker is reiterating his support for President Barack Obama and clarifying criticism he made earlier in the day about the President's campaign tactics.
In the video, Booker said:
"Mitt Romney has made his business record a centerpiece of his campaign. He's talked about himself as a job creator. And therefore, it is reasonable, and in fact I encourage it, for the Obama campaign to examine that record and to discuss it."
"In fact, I believe that Mitt Romney, in many ways, is not being completely honest with his role and his record."
The mayor's initial comments came in response to a series of videos released by the Obama campaign last week that portrayed Romney as a job-killer. Romney has since defended his record at the firm, calling the President's campaign tactics "off target."
On Meet the Press, Booker said of Obama’s strategy:
"This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides...It's nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity."
In the YouTube video, the Mayor insisted that his earlier comments were intended to criticize the nature of negative campaigning, not the President nor his policies. Take a look at what the Mayor of Brick City had to say.