March 25 (UPI) — Sen. Cory Booker teased actress Mindy Kaling via Twitter about a joke at his expense on her comedy “The Mindy Project” and now it looks like the pair may have dinner plans in New Jersey.
On the show, Kaling’s character is surprised Booker attended her friend’s party, CNN said.
“Cory Booker? I can’t believe he came,” Kaling’s character said. “I guess anything to get out of Newark, huh?”
“Ouch! @MindyKaling, heard Dr. Lahiri dissed Newark last night … @VogueMagazine & I disagree,” Booker tweeted, adding, “I still [heart emoji] you.”
“Senator, if Mindy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it’s cool. Thanks for the [heart emoji.] It’s mutual!” Kaling replied.
“You are making my day! Thanks for the clarification. And If the [heart emoji] is really mutual… Come have dinner with me in Newark? #PleaseSayYes,” Booker flirted back.
“@CoryBooker yes. Now let me get the PATH train schedule,” Kaling tweeted.
“Thank you! PATH train is awesome when you are Jersey bound. But you are @Lyft worthy! I will send one to you for the door to door,” was Booker’s next move.
Thank you! PATH train is awesome when you are Jersey bound. But you are @Lyft worthy! I will send one to you for the door to door. https://twitter.com/mindykaling/status/844996730449899520 …
The PATH train Twitter account then got in on the fun, sending a link to its train schedule to Booker and Kaling, prompting Kaling to tweet back a string of kissy face emojis.