When the interview aired last week, several listeners tweeted their concerns about the show, featuring the impostor discussing the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia.
“Listening to the @bbcworldservice Newshour on @wnyc and trying to figure out how they did an entire interview with someone they introduced as Sen. Cory Booker, who I’m pretty sure was definitely not Sen. Booker, and didn’t realize it,” said one woman.
At least one other person responded directly to the BBC on Twitter saying, “I’m not sure who the BBC World Service just interviewed on Newshour about US relations with Saudi Arabia, but it definitely was not Senator Cory Booker.”
Another woman tweeted at Mr. Booker on Friday asking if the lawmaker appeared on the program. “Someone sounding nothing like you and without your speech pattern was claiming to be you today,” she said.