Latest Fact-checksCory Booker Bloggers stated on December 25, 2019 in a post on a fake news website: "Cory Booker’s son charged with assault after attack on Santa." Roger Stone stated on September 28, 2018 in a Facebook post: As mayor of Newark, N.J., Cory Booker "stole $600,000 from a city water authority and laundered it through his law firm." Donald Trump stated on June 26, 2019 in a tweet from the Trump campaign: Says Cory Booker has accepted over $400,000 from the pharmaceutical industry during his political career. Steve Lonegan stated on September 23, 2013 in an interview on the John Gambling radio show: "Violent crime is up since the last year of Sharpe James’ administration. This year it’s higher. … The unemployment rate is almost 15 percent. The high school dropout rate is over 50 percent." BookerFail stated on August 23, 2013 in a U.S. Senate campaign video ad: Says Cory Booker "supports late-term and partial-birth abortion and opposes safety regulations." Steve Lonegan stated on August 15, 2013 in a radio interview on “Focal Point with Bryan Fischer”: Says under Mayor Cory Booker, Newark has seen "violent crime up five years in a row, murder up five years in a row." Rush Holt stated on August 5, 2013 in a Democratic primary U.S. Senate seat campaign TV ad: "We need to pass a carbon tax to stop climate change. Break up the Wall Street banks. And stop the government spying on innocent Americans. Cory Booker doesn’t support any of these ideas."