Scandal: Cory Booker Is Not Friends With Drug Dealer

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It turns out that the very fake-sounding Newark drug dealer named T-Bone, whom Cory Booker befriended and used to discuss frequently in the stories Booker told on the campaign trail, is indeed imaginary — or, more charitably, perhaps an amalgam of real people Booker really knew. In other words, this is the first scandal in which a poltician was caught not being friends with a drug dealer.