2020 Democratic Debate in Houston | The Daily Show


With ten Democrats lined up
and ready on the stage, it was time to begin the third
Democratic presidential debate. And while most of the candidates
used their opening statement to pitch
their version of America, Kamala Harris decided
to fast-forward straight to her debate with Trump. First, I have a few words
for Donald Trump, who we all know is watching. So, President Trump, you’ve spent
the last two and a half years full-time trying to sow hate
and division among us as– and that is why
we’ve gotten nothing done. And now, President Trump,
you can go back to watching Fox News. (cheering and applause) Ooh, Kamala,
coming with the fire. You hear the crowd?
Hear how happy they were? You know Trump is pissed off
wherever he is right now, right? Yeah, he’s probably shouting
at the TV. “Joke’s on you! I got picture-in-picture!” He was super furious.
He’s like, “You know what? “Actually, you’re fired again,
Omarosa. I’m done with you!” So, Kamala Harris
used her opening remarks to go directly at Donald Trump. But Andrew Yang… Andrew Yang
went with a different approach. He just went
with cold, hard cash. It’s time to trust ourselves
more than our politicians. That’s why I’m going to do
something unprecedented tonight. My campaign will now give
a Freedom Dividend of $1,000 a month for an entire
year to ten American families, someone watching this
at home right now. If you believe that you can
solve your own problems better than any politician,
go to yang2020.com and tell us how $1,000 a month
will help you do just that. This is how
we will get our country working for us again,
the American people. Oh, look at Asian Oprah
over here! Just giving everybody money? Yeah. And clearly,
Yang’s not willing to wait for the presidency
to enact his policies. He’s just gonna do them now. Uh, and I mean it was
a cool moment, but I’m glad none of the other candidates
went with this approach. Can you imagine
if Bernie was like, “And I…
Okay, I will do my health care, “free health care right now!
Drop your pants! “Everyone’s getting
a prostate exam! “You getting an exam!
You getting an exam! Everyone’s getting an exam!” Speaking of free health care, I hope
Bernie has a voice doctor, because something was definitely
off with his throat. (with a hoarse voice):
This country is moving into an oligarchic form
of society where a handful of billionaires
control the economic and political life
of this country. No! Bernie! What happened to your voice? Sounds all raspy
and scratched up. It sounded like someone gave
Bernie a comb, and they’re like, “Sir, I think this could help,”
and then he swallowed it. (laughter) Yeah, I’m sorry,
but I miss his voice. Bernie with a diminished voice
is just not the same, man. It’s like Luke Skywalker, but
with a butter knife, you know? Or O.J. with a butter knife. (laughter) And I’m not the only one
who missed Bernie’s voice. I bet he did, too, because
the most contentious topic at tonight’s debate was
Bernie’s Medicare for All plan, specifically
whether it’s a good idea to replace all private
health insurance with a government-run
insurance plan. When it comes
to our health care and when it comes
to our premiums, I go with the doctor’s creed,
which is, “Do no harm.” And while Bernie wrote the bill,
I read the bill, -and on page eight…
-(audience clamoring) On page of the bill, it says that we will no longer have
private insurance as we know it. The problem, Senator Sanders, with that damn bill
that you wrote, and that Senator Warren backs, is that it doesn’t trust
the American people. I trust the American people to
make the right choice for them. Why don’t you? Yeah, Bernie, why don’t you
trust the American people? And Bernie’s probably thinking,
“I’ll tell you why. “Because one in five Americans
believes in Bigfoot. “That’s why. You want those
people deciding health care? That shit is crazy!” And while Buttigieg
and Klobuchar were going after Bernie’s
health care proposals, Julián Castro decided
that this was the perfect moment to try and take down the king. The option I’m proposing is
a Medicare for All in… Medicare for choice. If you want Medicare… If you lose the job
from your insurance comp… from your employer, you
automatically can buy into this. The difference between
what I support and what you support,
Vice President Biden, is that you require them
to opt in. And I would not require them
to opt in. They would automatically
be enrolled. They wouldn’t have to buy in. They do not have to buy in. -You just said that.
-No. You just said that
two minutes ago. They do not have to buy in
if they can’t afford it. You just said two minutes ago
that they would have to buy in. You said
they would have to buy in. Your grandmother would not have
to buy in. If she qualifies for Medicaid, she’d
automatically be in for it. Are you forgetting what you said
two minutes ago? -(audience groaning)
-Are you forgetting already what you said
just two minutes ago? Damn! Castro took it there! No, because he knows
Biden’s battling the narrative that he’s a forgetful old man. Yeah, so he jumped
on this opportunity to make Biden look old. “Are you forgetting
what you just said? Are you forget…?” And it didn’t help
that Biden seemed confused. ‘Cause he couldn’t hear, right,
so he couldn’t come back. So then Biden was like,
“What did you just say to me?! “No, really.
What did you just say? I forgot.
What did you just say?” So that was health care. The next topic of the debate
was criminal justice reform, right, which was one part
of the debate that had all the Democrats
pretty much on the same page. Uh, they all agreed
on reduced sentences, uh, the need
to fight racial bias and that snitches
should get stitches. So, it wasn’t
the most exciting topic, but things did get tense when the moderator shanked
Kamala in the yard. Also a concern
for people of color is criminal justice reform. Senator Harris, you released
your plan for that just this week,
and it does contradict some of your prior positions. Among them, you used
to oppose the legalization of marijuana.
Now you don’t. You used to oppose
outside investigations of police shootings.
Now you don’t. You’ve said that you changed
on these and other things because you were,
“Swimming against the current, and thankfully,
the currents have changed.” But when you had the power, why didn’t you try
to affect change then? (applause) Ouch. I didn’t believe in
black-on-black crime until now. (laughter) ‘Cause that question
was hard-core. In fact,
it was less of a question and more of just,
like, a public shaming. And Kamala was
clearly not impressed. I mean, that’s the face you make when someone walks into
the middle of a staff meeting and just starts reading
your browser history. It’s just like, “penispumps.com. “hamsterporn.net, Myspace…”
You’re like, “Take that back! -I was never on Myspace!”
-(laughter) I mean, just look
at Kamala’s face. You can see she was like,
“I don’t lock anyone up anymore, but I’m willing to make
an exception tonight.” And another topic, another topic
that had Democrats, uh, on the same page was the need
for stronger gun control laws. But one candidate stood out
amongst the rest. You said, “Americans
who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell them
to the government, all of them.” You know the critics
call this confiscation. Are you proposing
taking away their guns, and how would this work? I am, if it’s a weapon
that was designed to kill people -(cheering)
-on a battlefield. Hell yes, we’re gonna take
your AR-15, your AK-47. -(cheering) -We’re not
gonna allow it to be used against fellow Americans
anymore. That is a ballsy statement
from Beto O’Rourke. ‘Cause I don’t think any other
candidate has said flat-out they’re gonna confiscate guns. And he said it
with such confidence as well, which is not the way
I would talk about taking away assault rifles
from people who like to shoot. (laughter) Yeah. If I was gonna take
someone’s AR-15, I’d be a lot more sneaky
about it. Be like, “Trevor,
are you here to take my rifle?” I’d be like,
“Oh, no, no. No, no, no. “We’re just here
in the neighborhood, you know. “Just hanging out. Just, like…
Oh, what’s that? -Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!”
-(laughter) So, that was guns. Next up came immigration. All right?
The candidates told the audience how they planned to undo
the policies enacted by Trump. No more kids in cages.
Increase legal immigration. Uh, give everyone free ladders
to climb over the wall. But when it came to Joe Biden, the moderator was more
interested in hearing his opinions
on President Obama’s policies. You served as vice president
in an administration that deported
three million people, the most ever in U.S. history. Are-are… are you prepared
to say tonight that you and President Obama made a mistake
about deportations? Why should Latinos trust you? This is a president who came
along with the DACA program. No one had ever done that
before. This is a president who sent
legislation to the desk saying he wants
to find a pathway for the 11 million undocumented
in the United States of America. Yeah, but you didn’t answer
the question. Well, yeah,
I did answer the question. No, did you make a mistake
with those deportations? The president did the best thing
that was able to be done -at the time.
-How about you? I’m the vice president
of the United States. Oh. That was not a good look
for Biden. Because…
This always happens, right? When Obama is being praised, Biden jumps into the picture
with him But then when Obama
is being criticized, Biden’s like, “Look, man,
I was the vice president. “I didn’t do shit.
Vice president doesn’t do shit. “Yeah. They don’t even give you
the keys to the White House. You have to wait for someone
to come unlock it for you.” But, like,
you can’t take all the credit and avoid
all of the blame, right? It would be like if people
all of sudden came to Robin, and they were like,
“Batman is a deranged vigilante “destroying Gotham
with his rocket-launching cars. He’s a bad man!”
And Robin’s like, “Hey, man,
I’m just the sidekick. “Like, do you see Robin signals
in the sky? No, no. “It’s not the Robin-mobile.
We don’t have a Robin-cave. Yeah, yeah.
By the way, I’m underage.” This is actually creepy
when you think about it. But even though Biden was happy to run away from Obama’s record
on deportations, for the most part,
the candidates on stage tonight wanted to make one thing
very clear. They roll with Barack. I want to give credit first
to Barack Obama for really bringing us this far. We would not be here
if he hadn’t the courage. We all owe a huge debt
to President Obama. What I favor is something that
what Barack Obama wanted to do from the very beginning. Well, I’m for Barack. I’m fulfilling…
fulfilling the legacy of Barack Obama, and you’re not. -(laughter, gasps)
-Wow! That’s the power
of Barack Obama. Almost four years later,
so many Democratic candidates are still trying to wrap
themselves in his legacy. He was getting so much love
at tonight’s debate, I bet Michelle
was looking at him, like, “Is there something
you want to tell me?” Huh? Were you smashing
all these candidates?”

Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. "trust the american people!" – "yeah, the american people elected donald trump, i wouldn't trust them to get me coffee"

  2. Crazy how bernie says that , and you choose to focus on the way his voice sounds. Lmao and then wonder how trump got elected.

  3. The proposed UBI plan is a very clear example of neoliberalism to solve a complex problem in a way that placates, rather than address causes.

  4. Andrew Yang can give away money to anyone he wants as long as it's not the tax money I BUST my ass for.

    Not having private insurance is an extremely bad idea. The average Emergency room wait time would be close to 8 hours and most would be long dead before they were seen.

    Private insurance is a must for this country.

    Criminal Justice reform shouldnt be a thing. You break the law. You go to jail or prison. Why is that so hard to understand?

    We dont need gun control. It's not a gun problem. It's a heart problem. We have a right to bare arms and the government has no right to take them away.

    Kids in cages isnt a thing. They are treated far more humanely than our American homless. If immigrants want to be in this country they should get here legally, seek asylum or get sponsored by a company to get into America. It's not that hard. If an immigrant wanted it that bad they would do it.

    ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS should be deported as they dont deserve to be in this country and on top of that, half of the illegals who enter this country commit crimes; So why should they come here and soak up my tax money, that they didnt bust their ass for, that should be going to my family.

    Barak raised my taxes to give stupid, lazy people free shit so they didnt have to work for, making it harder to live in my everyday life. He was not for ALL of the American people. Just the ones he thought were being "oppressed" or the ones he thought were "less fortunate". Everyone born in America has the same potential to become rich as the next citizen.

    While, Trump may be quite a stupid man, he is a terrific businessman and has lowered the tax rates making everyday life easier on the American people.
    Trump may not he a good president at all nor may he be that good of a man but he would be excellent at fixing America's economy.

    Burnie will destroy this country. He has no idea how this countries economic system works and he doesnt know the algorithm. He would make a pretty decent civil servant. Bernie will raise taxes and minimum wage exponentially, causing massive inflation and hurting all of the American people making the cost of living almost impossible.

    Private healthcare providers pay doctors to see to you. Without that, doctors will refuse to see you because government issued Obamacare refused to pay doctors and in turn, doctors refused to see patients with insurances that didnt pay. Free healthcare solves NOTHING.

  5. Idk why kamala couldn’t answer that question. I don’t support her but I felt disappointed by that. I feel like I could’ve answered better. I’m surprised she wasn’t quick witted enough to approach that more confidently. Maybe her morale is low atm.

  6. Is it true that a company as rich as Amazon doesn't pay taxes??? Wtf is wrong with American people? And wait the media are going to say yang is a Chinese spy.

  7. Funny how Beto can culturally appropriate being a Mexican all he wants and Democrats don't care but if anyone who wasn't democrat did it they'd be called out

  8. Seriously, we need to stop knee-jerk reacting to every single remotely "possibly critical" thing that is ever written or said about Bernie Sanders. This show is satire. Bernie is a major figure, so he's going to be at the butt of jokes just like every other notable person in this race already has been on this program. And if you actually follow the show, you'll know most of what Trevor says about Bernie is positive, and he's had him on more than once. Stop being sticks in the mud and fight the fights that actually make sense.

  9. THE FUNNIEST PACK OF IDIOTS, GREAT DEBATE SHOW…TOTALLY DISCONNECTED, JUST LIKE THE DAILY SHOW…LOL..WHO TAKES THE DEMS SERIOUSLY..??

  10. This is a foreign concept mind you…
    But the suffering of others by health care, social status and wage gap means damn all to me. And I am Mexican. Oh no!

  11. So I guess Trevor isn’t gonna mention that Trump was actually live on CSPAN giving a public address? Nah, why report facts that make your candidates look bad when you can ride the partisan hack wave

  12. All these candidates will lose. We won’t get UBI for a little while, so put all your eggs in that basket in 4 years. But just accept that Trump is getting another 4. Look at the campaign funds. Good luck

  13. Yangs idea sounds cool and all but I just don’t see how Bezos is gonna fork over money just because you tell him to. There’s a reason he’s as successful as he is and has been successfully not paying taxes all these years.. the man is not dumb.

  14. Why would I vote for a democrat? Remember it was Bill Clinton who signed to repeal part of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1932. That act separated commercial and private deposits for bankers to use as investments. The democrats aren't talking about anything important like ending the department of education, ending the federal reserve, congressional term limits, etc. You know important things?

  15. I've never seen a more disconnected group or politicians, Tulsi and Yang are the only two who have any grasp of public interest and they're never given a significant platform.
    It's like they're just deciding who gets the privilege of handing Trump back the keys to the oval office.

  16. Face it. Trump has destroyed the Democrats.
    He has exposed them and their shift to the far left. He has blown their cover and stripped them naked in the full glare of the American Public's scrutiny. He has exposed their plan for this great nation and it is not good.
    That why this strange….odd bunch are running and the DNC are glad to let them, just to keep up appearances. They are face savers. Space fillers. The real candidates know its useless so they stand back and let these Hari Kari oddities fill in.
    When Trump wins another four…. The Democrats are out of power for decades. Maybe forever in their current form. Until such times as they flush the lunatics from their ranks and return to the Democratic Party of JFK et al ….the Democrats of yesteryear…..and normality. Back to the type of Democrats we respected.

  17. Thanks, Beto. Now you're going to piss off all the gun owners, and propose legislation that is, unless something gets amended, unconstitutional in the current precedent of the courts… And by a long shot. Ever heard of the Heller Test? Yeah. You're gonna have to answer to that. I'm sorry, but that's just checks and balances at work, and mountains do not move overnight. Free polarization, though… Yaaaaaaaay…

  18. I've noticed from being 13 years in this country only the hateful points out the hate. Hateful Americans talking about how trump hateful. I'm a Mexican a true informed Mexican and trust me I don't see how or why trump is hateful. I considered my self a Democrat but Democrats pushed me right.

  19. Nothing done? Lowest unemployment rate, booming economy, rebuilt military, Israeli embassy moved to Jerusalem! I mean he's done so much deregulation. The wall is being built………..He's done most of what he said he's doing.

  20. Anything government run has a majority chance of being a total fuck up. Have a small group of people choose what medical expenses they pay for for 300 million people doesnt even sound democratic.

  21. Wellllp. Beto ended his run it seems like. I'm a democrat, and believe in regulation, but I also own my own guns for recreational shooting (I live in the boonies)

  22. We know that Trevor has to support the corporate democrat or he'll lose his job. So why don't you grow some balls and support Bernie and quit dissin him its annoying.

  23. These positions, keep crossing over a fence one day you'll get stuck in the middle. They flip flopping across political agendas and completely contradicts something they said a day ago or even a few seconds ago

  24. I wouldn’t vote for another fucking entrepreneur. And I’m pretty sure that what he is doing is buying votes which is completely unethical on his part.

  25. I like how Trevor's voice is always silky smooth, I imagine it's from all those lubed up cocks he has to suck every day to keep his job…

  26. Why does Harris always sound like a drunk sorority girl stumbling out of a bar at 2AM with the look of a woman battling major constipation after eating that entire "Grande Burrito Special" from Taco Juan's off Route 91?

  27. Bernie’s throat was sore because
    1) he was sick that week (even on Secular Talk he was sick)
    2) he puts in more work than any of these candidates and is constantly going to events

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