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SENATORS CAMERA HARRIS>>>RACISM EXISTS.>>>RACISM EXISTS. THE QUESTION ISN’T WHO ISN’T A THE QUESTION ISN’T WHO ISN’T A RACIST. RACIST. IT IS WHO IS AND ISN’T DOING IT IS WHO IS AND ISN’T DOING SOMETHING ABOUT RACISM. SOMETHING ABOUT RACISM. THIS IS NOT JUST AN ISSUE THAT THIS IS NOT JUST AN ISSUE THAT STARTED YESTERDAY. STARTED YESTERDAY. IT IS NOT JUST AN ISSUE THAT WE IT IS NOT JUST AN ISSUE THAT WE HEAR A PRESIDENT THAT CAN’T HEAR A PRESIDENT THAT CAN’T CONDEMN WHITE SUPREMACY. CONDEMN WHITE SUPREMACY. WE HAVE SYSTEMIC RACISM ERODING WE HAVE SYSTEMIC RACISM ERODING OUR NATION FROM THE HEALTH CARE OUR NATION FROM THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM TO THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. SYSTEM TO THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. WE HAVE MORE AFRICAN-AMERICANS WE HAVE MORE AFRICAN-AMERICANS UNDER CRIMINAL SUPERVISION TODAY UNDER CRIMINAL SUPERVISION TODAY THAN ALL OF THE SLAVES IN 1850. THAN ALL OF THE SLAVES IN 1850. WE HAVE TO COME AT THIS ISSUE, WE HAVE TO COME AT THIS ISSUE, ATTACKING SYSTEMIC RACISM, ATTACKING SYSTEMIC RACISM, HAVING THE COURAGE TO CALL IT HAVING THE COURAGE TO CALL IT OUT AND HAVING A PLAN TO DO OUT AND HAVING A PLAN TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. SOMETHING ABOUT IT.>>ONE OF SENATOR CORY BOOKER’S>>ONE OF SENATOR CORY BOOKER’S MOMENTS ON THE DEBATE PAGE LAST MOMENTS ON THE DEBATE PAGE LAST NEED, AND THE SENATOR JOHNEN USI NEED, AND THE SENATOR JOHNEN USI NOW. NOW. JONATHAN LEMIRE HAS THE FIRST JONATHAN LEMIRE HAS THE FIRST QUESTION FOR YOU. QUESTION FOR YOU.>>GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>GOOD TO SEE YOU. ONE OF THE COMMENTS LAST NIGHT ONE OF THE COMMENTS LAST NIGHT WAS JULIAN CASTRO CHALLENGING WAS JULIAN CASTRO CHALLENGING BIDEN WITH HIS FORGETFULNESS OF BIDEN WITH HIS FORGETFULNESS OF AN ANSWER. AN ANSWER. HE TURNS OUT HE DIDN’T HAVE IT HE TURNS OUT HE DIDN’T HAVE IT RIGHT. RIGHT. BUT AFTERWARDS YOU TOLD CNN, WE BUT AFTERWARDS YOU TOLD CNN, WE ARE AT A TOUGH POINT BECAUSE A ARE AT A TOUGH POINT BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED LOT OF PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT JOE BIDEN’S ABILITY TO ABOUT JOE BIDEN’S ABILITY TO CARRY THE BALL ACROSS THE FINISH CARRY THE BALL ACROSS THE FINISH LINE WITHOUT STUMBLING. LINE WITHOUT STUMBLING. DO YOU BELIEVE HE HAS THE DO YOU BELIEVE HE HAS THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND THE RIGORS ABILITY TO WITHSTAND THE RIGORS OF THIS CAMPAIGN AND BE OF THIS CAMPAIGN AND BE PRESIDENT? PRESIDENT?>>I DON’T KNOW, AND I THINK IT>>I DON’T KNOW, AND I THINK IT IS SOMETHING VOTERS HAVE TO IS SOMETHING VOTERS HAVE TO DECIDE ON FOR THEMSELVES. DECIDE ON FOR THEMSELVES. IF I FELT HE WAS THE BEST PERSON IF I FELT HE WAS THE BEST PERSON FOR THE JOB I WOULDN’T BE ON THE FOR THE JOB I WOULDN’T BE ON THE DEBATE STAGE OR IN THIS DEBATE STAGE OR IN THIS CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. I BELIEVE THE NOMINEE WILL HAVE I BELIEVE THE NOMINEE WILL HAVE TO BE SOMEONE NOT ONLY ABLE TO TO BE SOMEONE NOT ONLY ABLE TO GET ACROSS THE END LINE, BUT GET ACROSS THE END LINE, BUT THIS IS A MOMENT WHERE WE REALLY THIS IS A MOMENT WHERE WE REALLY NEED A CANDIDATE THAT CAN MORE NEED A CANDIDATE THAT CAN MORE THAN BEAT DONALD TRUMP — AND I THAN BEAT DONALD TRUMP — AND I KNOW IT IS THE ONE THING THAT KNOW IT IS THE ONE THING THAT VOTERS WANT, BUT TO ME IT IS THE VOTERS WANT, BUT TO ME IT IS THE FLOOR, NOT THE CEILING. FLOOR, NOT THE CEILING. WE NEED SOMEONE TO UNIFY THE WE NEED SOMEONE TO UNIFY THE COUNTRY, BRING US TOGETHER. COUNTRY, BRING US TOGETHER. THAT’S WHY I’M RUNNING. THAT’S WHY I’M RUNNING. I’M RUNNING BECAUSE I BELIEVE I I’M RUNNING BECAUSE I BELIEVE I CAN UNIFY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN UNIFY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BUT MORE THAN THAT HOPEFULLY BUT MORE THAN THAT HOPEFULLY UNIFY THE COUNTRY BACK TO A UNIFY THE COUNTRY BACK TO A SENSE OF COMMON CAUSE AND SENSE OF COMMON CAUSE AND PURPOSE. PURPOSE.>>SENATOR, LET ME PRESS YOU ON>>SENATOR, LET ME PRESS YOU ON THAT. THAT. OBVIOUSLY YOU THINK YOU ARE THE OBVIOUSLY YOU THINK YOU ARE THE BEST CANDIDATE TO BE PRESIDENT. BEST CANDIDATE TO BE PRESIDENT. I AM SURE YOU HAVE DIFFERENCES I AM SURE YOU HAVE DIFFERENCES WITH ALL OF THE REST OF THE WITH ALL OF THE REST OF THE CANDIDATES BUT IT IS NOT WHAT CANDIDATES BUT IT IS NOT WHAT THE QUOTE SAYS. THE QUOTE SAYS. LET ME ASK YOU AGAIN, DOES THE LET ME ASK YOU AGAIN, DOES THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT FROM THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT FROM THE ABILITY, MENTALLY AND ABILITY, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY, TO BE PRESIDENT OF PHYSICALLY, TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? THE UNITED STATES?>>AGAIN, I WANT TO SAY IT IS UP>>AGAIN, I WANT TO SAY IT IS UP FOR ALL OF US AS VOTERS TO FOR ALL OF US AS VOTERS TO DECIDE. DECIDE. I AM IN THIS RACE BECAUSE I KNOW I AM IN THIS RACE BECAUSE I KNOW I HAVE THE ENERGY AND ABILITY TO I HAVE THE ENERGY AND ABILITY TO DO IT AND TO TAKE ON TOUGH DO IT AND TO TAKE ON TOUGH FIGHTS, AS YOU KNOW. FIGHTS, AS YOU KNOW. AS I SAID LAST NIGHT, THERE’S AN AS I SAID LAST NIGHT, THERE’S AN OSCAR-NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY OSCAR-NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ME TAKING ON ONE OF THE ABOUT ME TAKING ON ONE OF THE MOST POLITICAL MACHINES IN MOST POLITICAL MACHINES IN AMERICA AND OVERCOMING IT. AMERICA AND OVERCOMING IT. AS WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST, AS WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST, PEOPLE LEADING IN THE POLLS FROM PEOPLE LEADING IN THE POLLS FROM MY PARTY HAVE NEVER GONE ON TO MY PARTY HAVE NEVER GONE ON TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY. WIN THE PRESIDENCY. THE PEOPLE WHO DO, HELP US IN A THE PEOPLE WHO DO, HELP US IN A NATIONAL WAY OVERCOME THE LINES NATIONAL WAY OVERCOME THE LINES THAT DIVIDE US AND ASPIRE TO THAT DIVIDE US AND ASPIRE TO WHAT TIES US TOGETHER AS A WHAT TIES US TOGETHER AS A PEOPLE. PEOPLE. THAT’S THE MESSAGE OF THIS THAT’S THE MESSAGE OF THIS CAMPAIGN, WHAT I’M MAKING AND CAMPAIGN, WHAT I’M MAKING AND RUNNING SO HARD. RUNNING SO HARD.>>CONGRATULATIONS ON ANOTHER>>CONGRATULATIONS ON ANOTHER GREAT DEBATE LAST NIGHT. GREAT DEBATE LAST NIGHT. A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE WOULD THINK IT WAS A POSITIVE. WOULD THINK IT WAS A POSITIVE. YOU SAID THERE’S A POINT WE ARE YOU SAID THERE’S A POINT WE ARE MISSING ON THE STAGE RIGHT NOW, MISSING ON THE STAGE RIGHT NOW, WHICH IS THE FACT THAT DONALD WHICH IS THE FACT THAT DONALD TRUMP’S AMERICA-FIRST POLICY IS TRUMP’S AMERICA-FIRST POLICY IS ACTUALLY AN NORTHWESTERNAMERICA ACTUALLY AN NORTHWESTERNAMERICA AMERICA ALONE POLICY. AMERICA ALONE POLICY. DONALD TRUMP HAS ENGAGED IN DONALD TRUMP HAS ENGAGED IN TRADE WARS. TRADE WARS. HE SET UP TAXES THAT WORKING HE SET UP TAXES THAT WORKING CLASSES DISPROPORTIONATELY PAY. CLASSES DISPROPORTIONATELY PAY. THE ASSUMPTION IS THAT PEOPLE THE ASSUMPTION IS THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO COME BACK TO US. HAVE TO COME BACK TO US. THEY DON’T. THEY DON’T. AS THE EU LEADER SAID A COUPLE AS THE EU LEADER SAID A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, IF DONALD TRUMP OF DAYS AGO, IF DONALD TRUMP WANTS TO ENGAGE IN TRADE WARS WE WANTS TO ENGAGE IN TRADE WARS WE WILL DEAL WITH CHINA. WILL DEAL WITH CHINA. ARE YOU GOING TO STEAKAKEOUT A ARE YOU GOING TO STEAKAKEOUT A POSITION GOING THROUGH THE POSITION GOING THROUGH THE CAMPAIGN THAT’S CURRENTLY MORE CAMPAIGN THAT’S CURRENTLY MORE TRADE. TRADE. ARE YOU GOING TO STAKEOUT ON ARE YOU GOING TO STAKEOUT ON POSITION ON FREE TRADE, ON POSITION ON FREE TRADE, ON OPENING AMERICA UP TO THE WORLD OPENING AMERICA UP TO THE WORLD AGAIN AFTER TRADE WARS AND TEARS AGAIN AFTER TRADE WARS AND TEARS THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS DAMAGED THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS DAMAGED THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY PUSHING FORWARD? PUSHING FORWARD?>>LOOK, FIRST OF ALL YOU NOTICE>>LOOK, FIRST OF ALL YOU NOTICE THIS, WHEN I MUCH AS I THOUGHT I THIS, WHEN I MUCH AS I THOUGHT I KNEW THIS COUNTRY WHAT AN KNEW THIS COUNTRY WHAT AN ENRICHING EXPERIENCE IT HAS ENRICHING EXPERIENCE IT HAS BEEN. BEEN. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IT AFFIRMED IS THAT IN MY L. AREAS, AFFIRMED IS THAT IN MY L. AREAS, TO TO . . WHEN I MEET PEOPLE WHO ARE SALT WHEN I MEET PEOPLE WHO ARE SALT OF THE EARTH FARMERS AND OF THE EARTH FARMERS AND COMPLAIN ABOUT HOW DONALD TRUMP COMPLAIN ABOUT HOW DONALD TRUMP IS RUINING FARMERS, FROM FARMERS IS RUINING FARMERS, FROM FARMERS TO FACTORY WORKERS TO EVEN TO FACTORY WORKERS TO EVEN PEOPLE, CONSUMERS IN MY PEOPLE, CONSUMERS IN MY COMMUNITY, HIS POLICIES ARE COMMUNITY, HIS POLICIES ARE REALLY DISASTROUS AND IT IS NOT REALLY DISASTROUS AND IT IS NOT A PART SHAN SA THING. A PART SHAN SA THING. YOU NEED THERE IN SENATE YOU NEED THERE IN SENATE HALLWAYS OR IN THE SENATE JIM OR HALLWAYS OR IN THE SENATE JIM OR IN PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS. IN PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS. THERE’S A LOT MORE AGREEMENT ON THERE’S A LOT MORE AGREEMENT ON THE ISSUES THAN DISAGREEMENT. THE ISSUES THAN DISAGREEMENT. SO I AM A BELIEVER THAT AMERICA SO I AM A BELIEVER THAT AMERICA CAN COMPETE AND WIN. CAN COMPETE AND WIN. IN FACT, WE HAVE TO. IN FACT, WE HAVE TO. WE ARE A CONSUMER-BASED ECONOMY, WE ARE A CONSUMER-BASED ECONOMY, AND THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF AND THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF CONSUMERS ARE OUTSIDE OF OUR CONSUMERS ARE OUTSIDE OF OUR COUNTRY. COUNTRY. WE HAVE TO GET OUT THERE AND WE HAVE TO GET OUT THERE AND COMPETE AND YET A WORLD WHERE COMPETE AND YET A WORLD WHERE OUR NUMBER ONE COMPETITOR, OUR NUMBER ONE COMPETITOR, CHINA, WHERE WE ARE UNIFYING CHINA, WHERE WE ARE UNIFYING DEMOCRATIC, FREE MARKET PEOPLE DEMOCRATIC, FREE MARKET PEOPLE AGAINST THIS COUNTRY THAT IS AGAINST THIS COUNTRY THAT IS VIOLATING INTERNATIONAL NORMS VIOLATING INTERNATIONAL NORMS AND TAKING ON PRACTICES THAT, AND TAKING ON PRACTICES THAT, FRANKLY, ARE UNDERMINING THE FRANKLY, ARE UNDERMINING THE IDEALS OF FREE STAYED. IDEALS OF FREE STAYED. AS LONG AS WE KEEP LABOR AND THE AS LONG AS WE KEEP LABOR AND THE ENVIRONMENT AT THE CENTER OF ENVIRONMENT AT THE CENTER OF WHAT WE DO AND USE OUR MARKETS WHAT WE DO AND USE OUR MARKETS TO LEVERAGE GLOBAL CHANGE AROUND TO LEVERAGE GLOBAL CHANGE AROUND THESE ISSUES, I KNOW BUT THIS THESE ISSUES, I KNOW BUT THIS GUY IS SETTING US BACK IN SO GUY IS SETTING US BACK IN SO WOMEN HE COMES TO TRADE AND OUR WOMEN HE COMES TO TRADE AND OUR STANDING STRONG WITH OTHER STANDING STRONG WITH OTHER COUNTRIES. COUNTRIES.>>I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A>>I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A SUPPORTER OF FREE TRADE. SUPPORTER OF FREE TRADE. AGAIN, I WANT TO SAY WE HAVE AGAIN, I WANT TO SAY WE HAVE MADE MISTAKES IN THE PAST. MADE MISTAKES IN THE PAST. WHEN IT COMES TO LABOR AND LABOR WHEN IT COMES TO LABOR AND LABOR RIGHTS IN THIS COUNTRY, WE COULD RIGHTS IN THIS COUNTRY, WE COULD HAVE DONE A MUCH BETTER JOB. HAVE DONE A MUCH BETTER JOB. YOU KNOW THIS FROM DEALING WITH YOU KNOW THIS FROM DEALING WITH THE KIND OF ADJUSTMENTS, THE THE KIND OF ADJUSTMENTS, THE DIFFICULT ADJUSTMENTS TO A DIFFICULT ADJUSTMENTS TO A GLOBALIZED WORLD WE SHOULD BE GLOBALIZED WORLD WE SHOULD BE DOING. DOING. I HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR A LONG I HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR A LONG TIME, I WATCHED WHAT COMPANIES TIME, I WATCHED WHAT COMPANIES ARE FROM SWITZERLAND TO GERMANY ARE FROM SWITZERLAND TO GERMANY HAVE BEEN DOING IN TERMS OF HAVE BEEN DOING IN TERMS OF APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS, APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS, PREPARING PEOPLE FOR THE 21st PREPARING PEOPLE FOR THE 21st CENTURY JOB MARKET, YOU SEE CENTURY JOB MARKET, YOU SEE THOSE COUNTRIES HAVE INCREDIBLE THOSE COUNTRIES HAVE INCREDIBLE PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE MID CAREER PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE MID CAREER CAN SHIFT OVER TO APPRENTICE CAN SHIFT OVER TO APPRENTICE TRAINING PROGRAMS TO GET READY TRAINING PROGRAMS TO GET READY FOR THE NEXT JOBS. FOR THE NEXT JOBS. WE HAVE TO BE READY GLOBALLY, WE HAVE TO BE READY GLOBALLY, AND KEEP LABOR AND HAVE THE KIND AND KEEP LABOR AND HAVE THE KIND OF SECURITY AND A PATHWAY TO OF SECURITY AND A PATHWAY TO PROSPERITY, AND WE HAVE TO MAKE PROSPERITY, AND WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE GET PEOPLE TO SHIFT TO SURE WE GET PEOPLE TO SHIFT TO OUR LABOR TERMS AND FOCUSING ON OUR LABOR TERMS AND FOCUSING ON OUR CONCERNS. OUR CONCERNS. I THINK WE CAN DO ALL OF THAT. I THINK WE CAN DO ALL OF THAT. I THINK IT IS A LIBERATION OF I THINK IT IS A LIBERATION OF THE “AND.” THE “AND.”>>GOOD MORNING, COREY.>>GOOD MORNING, COREY. IT IS CLAIRE. IT IS CLAIRE. HOW ARE YOU TODAY? HOW ARE YOU TODAY? IT IS CLAIRE. IT IS CLAIRE. I WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION — I WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION –>>HI, CLAIRE.>>HI, CLAIRE. HOW ARE YOU? HOW ARE YOU?>>I’M GOOD.>>I’M GOOD. I WANTED TO GET THE SMILE OUT OF I WANTED TO GET THE SMILE OUT OF YOU BEFORE I CONTINUED. YOU BEFORE I CONTINUED. ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES YOU HAVE IS THE ALLURE OF YOU HAVE IS THE ALLURE OF FIGHTING FOR AN IDEAL WHICH CAN FIGHTING FOR AN IDEAL WHICH CAN BE INSPIRATIONAL VERSUS MAKING BE INSPIRATIONAL VERSUS MAKING PROMISES THAT WILL NOT BE KEPT. PROMISES THAT WILL NOT BE KEPT. YOU ARE REALLY TRYING TO YOU ARE REALLY TRYING TO INSPIRE. INSPIRE. YOU SAID LAST NIGHT, THE PHRASE YOU SAID LAST NIGHT, THE PHRASE THAT STUCK OUT FOR ME WAS, “WE THAT STUCK OUT FOR ME WAS, “WE CANNOT SACRIFICE PROGRESS ON THE CANNOT SACRIFICE PROGRESS ON THE ALTAR OF PURITY.” ALTAR OF PURITY.” THIS IS REALLY HARD WHAT YOU ARE THIS IS REALLY HARD WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO. TRYING TO DO. YOU ARE TRYING TO INSPIRE PEOPLE YOU ARE TRYING TO INSPIRE PEOPLE AROUND THE IDEA OF INCREMENTAL AROUND THE IDEA OF INCREMENTAL PROGRESS AS OPPOSED TO FIGHTING PROGRESS AS OPPOSED TO FIGHTING FOR AN IDEAL THAT YOU AND I BOTH FOR AN IDEAL THAT YOU AND I BOTH KNOW IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. KNOW IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. SPEAK TO HOW YOU CAN INSPIRE SPEAK TO HOW YOU CAN INSPIRE WITHOUT MAKING A PROMISE YOU WITHOUT MAKING A PROMISE YOU KNOW IS NOT REALISTIC. KNOW IS NOT REALISTIC.>>YOU KNOW, THAT IS OFTEN MY>>YOU KNOW, THAT IS OFTEN MY FRUSTRATION AS A GUY WHO FRUSTRATION AS A GUY WHO ACTUALLY HAD TO RUN SOMETHING. ACTUALLY HAD TO RUN SOMETHING. I RAN A MAJOR AMERICAN CITY, THE I RAN A MAJOR AMERICAN CITY, THE BIGGEST ONE IN MY STATE, AND I BIGGEST ONE IN MY STATE, AND I ALWAYS HAD TO HAVE THAT BALANCE. ALWAYS HAD TO HAVE THAT BALANCE. BIG, BOLD VISIONS OF WHERE WE BIG, BOLD VISIONS OF WHERE WE CAN BE BECAUSE I NEEDED TO CAN BE BECAUSE I NEEDED TO INSPIRE PEOPLE, BUT I HAVE TO INSPIRE PEOPLE, BUT I HAVE TO DELIVER PROGRESS RIGHT AWAY. DELIVER PROGRESS RIGHT AWAY. I THINK YOU CAN DO BOTH. I THINK YOU CAN DO BOTH. LOOK, I HEAR THINGS ON THE LOOK, I HEAR THINGS ON THE DEBATE STAGE SOMETIMES THAT MAKE DEBATE STAGE SOMETIMES THAT MAKE ME THINK, OKAY, WHERE IS THE ME THINK, OKAY, WHERE IS THE REALISM IN THAT, WHERE IS THE REALISM IN THAT, WHERE IS THE PRAGMATISM IN THAT. PRAGMATISM IN THAT. THAT’S WHY I AM GOOD AT THIS AND THAT’S WHY I AM GOOD AT THIS AND WILL BE A GOOD CHIEF EXECUTIVE WILL BE A GOOD CHIEF EXECUTIVE BECAUSE I WILL BE FIERCELY BECAUSE I WILL BE FIERCELY FIGHTING FOR THAT PRAGMATIC FIGHTING FOR THAT PRAGMATIC SOLUTION OF BRINGING PEOPLE SOLUTION OF BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER. TOGETHER. UNIFYING THE PARTY AND THE UNIFYING THE PARTY AND THE NATION TO GET THINGS DONE, BUT I NATION TO GET THINGS DONE, BUT I AM A VISIONARY. AM A VISIONARY. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO INSPIRE FOLKS. INSPIRE FOLKS. YOU HAVE TO LEVEL WITH VOTERS YOU HAVE TO LEVEL WITH VOTERS HOW WE ACTUALLY GET TO THE I HOW WE ACTUALLY GET TO THE I DEAL AND THAT’S THE LINE I AM DEAL AND THAT’S THE LINE I AM TRYING TO WALK IN THIS ELECTION TRYING TO WALK IN THIS ELECTION AND TRY TO KEEP US — REALLY AND TRY TO KEEP US — REALLY WHAT INSPIRED ME ABOUT OUR WHAT INSPIRED ME ABOUT OUR COUNTRY WAS WE HAD PRESIDENTS COUNTRY WAS WE HAD PRESIDENTS THAT TOLD US WE COULD GO TO THE THAT TOLD US WE COULD GO TO THE MOON OR GREAT LEADERS TAKE TOLD MOON OR GREAT LEADERS TAKE TOLD US WE CAN GO TO THE MOUNTAIN US WE CAN GO TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP. TOP. BUT THEY STILL UNDERSTOOD BUT THEY STILL UNDERSTOOD VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES THAT VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES THAT NEEDED HELP RIGHT NOW AND WE’RE NEEDED HELP RIGHT NOW AND WE’RE FOCUSED ON DELIVERING THOSE FOCUSED ON DELIVERING THOSE RESULTS. RESULTS.>>SENATOR, I WANTED TO ASK A>>SENATOR, I WANTED TO ASK A QUESTION ABOUT THE WAY IN WHICH QUESTION ABOUT THE WAY IN WHICH YOU RESPONDED TO GUN REFORM. YOU RESPONDED TO GUN REFORM. YOU SAID THAT YOU WERE SORRY YOU SAID THAT YOU WERE SORRY THAT PEOPLE HAD TO WAIT TO THAT PEOPLE HAD TO WAIT TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE WHEN IT ADDRESS THIS ISSUE WHEN IT AFFECTED THEIR COMMUNITIES. AFFECTED THEIR COMMUNITIES. YOU SPOKE TO THE PARTICULAR YOU SPOKE TO THE PARTICULAR VIOLENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY, IF VIOLENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY, IF NEWARK WHERE YOU LIVE, AND THEN NEWARK WHERE YOU LIVE, AND THEN YOU ALWAYS ADDED TO THAT, YOU YOU ALWAYS ADDED TO THAT, YOU OFFERED THIS KIND OF BROADVIEW OFFERED THIS KIND OF BROADVIEW THAT WE CAN’T SIMPLY UNDERSTAND THAT WE CAN’T SIMPLY UNDERSTAND RACISM AS INTENTION AT PREJUDICE RACISM AS INTENTION AT PREJUDICE BUT WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND ITS BUT WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND ITS RELATIONSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL RELATIONSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM AND THE LIKE. RACISM AND THE LIKE. TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU WERE TRYING TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU WERE TRYING TO DO ON THE STAGE LAST NIGHT TO DO ON THE STAGE LAST NIGHT AND MAKING THAT SORT OF MOVE TO AND MAKING THAT SORT OF MOVE TO ASK YOURSELF FELLOW CANDIDATES ASK YOURSELF FELLOW CANDIDATES TO LINK MORETHINK MORE BROADLY O TO LINK MORETHINK MORE BROADLY O QUESTION OF RACISM AND THESE QUESTION OF RACISM AND THESE PARTICULAR ISSUES WE FACE IN THE PARTICULAR ISSUES WE FACE IN THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY.>>YES, I THINK WE HAVE A>>YES, I THINK WE HAVE A PROBLEM WHEN WE ARE AT OUR PROBLEM WHEN WE ARE AT OUR WORSE. WORSE. IT IS AN IMPOTENCY OF EMPATHY. IT IS AN IMPOTENCY OF EMPATHY. WHEN WE ARE AT OUR BEST, IT IS A WHEN WE ARE AT OUR BEST, IT IS A COURAGEOUS EMPATHY. COURAGEOUS EMPATHY. I HAVE HEARD LEADERS ON THE I HAVE HEARD LEADERS ON THE SENATE FLOOR, I’M NOW IN FAVOR SENATE FLOOR, I’M NOW IN FAVOR OF GAY MARRIAGE BECAUSE I HAVE A OF GAY MARRIAGE BECAUSE I HAVE A GAY CHILD. GAY CHILD. COME ON. COME ON. WHEN YOU HAVE A NATION WHERE 30% WHEN YOU HAVE A NATION WHERE 30% OF GAY CHILDREN ADMIT TO MISSING OF GAY CHILDREN ADMIT TO MISSING SCHOOL BECAUSE OF FEAR, WHAT IS SCHOOL BECAUSE OF FEAR, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR EMPATHY THAT YOU WRONG WITH YOUR EMPATHY THAT YOU CANNOT LET THAT ISSUE MOTIVATE CANNOT LET THAT ISSUE MOTIVATE YOU BEFORE YOU HAVE IT AFFECT YOU BEFORE YOU HAVE IT AFFECT YOU DIRECTLY IN YOUR LIFE. YOU DIRECTLY IN YOUR LIFE. WHEN IT COMES TO ISSUES AND RACE WHEN IT COMES TO ISSUES AND RACE AND RACISM, IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT AND RACISM, IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT CHARITY OR HURTING AS BLACK CHARITY OR HURTING AS BLACK FOLKS, WE ARE HURTING AS AN FOLKS, WE ARE HURTING AS AN ECONOMY. ECONOMY. AS THE KING SAID, INJUSTICE AS THE KING SAID, INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS INJUSTICE EVERYWHERE. EVERYWHERE. IT IS HARD FOR A GUY THAT SEES IT IS HARD FOR A GUY THAT SEES UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM, THE ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND HOW CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND HOW LITERALLY I HAVE SEEN LIVES AND LITERALLY I HAVE SEEN LIVES AND FAMILIES DESTROYED FOR A FAMILIES DESTROYED FOR A MARIJUANA CHARGE. MARIJUANA CHARGE. LITERALLY AS WE ARE HAVING THIS LITERALLY AS WE ARE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION THERE ARE CONVERSATION THERE ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY BLACK AND DISPROPORTIONATELY BLACK AND BROWN KIDS FOR DOING THINGS THAT BROWN KIDS FOR DOING THINGS THAT TWO OF THE LAST THREE PRESIDENTS TWO OF THE LAST THREE PRESIDENTS ADMITTED TO DOING AND THEY ARE ADMITTED TO DOING AND THEY ARE IN JAIL. IN JAIL. I WILL BE WORKING NO MATTER MY I WILL BE WORKING NO MATTER MY CAREER, WHAT TITLE I HOLD, TO CAREER, WHAT TITLE I HOLD, TO CALL UPON THAT EMPATHY. CALL UPON THAT EMPATHY. THAT WE DON’T HAVE TO WAIT FOR THAT WE DON’T HAVE TO WAIT FOR SOMETHING TO VISIT ON OUR FAMILY SOMETHING TO VISIT ON OUR FAMILY OR NEIGHBORHOOD TO UNDERSTAND WE OR NEIGHBORHOOD TO UNDERSTAND WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, WE SHARE A ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, WE SHARE A DESTINY, AND WE HAVE TO RISE UP DESTINY, AND WE HAVE TO RISE UP TO AN EMPATHY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS TO AN EMPATHY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS AND TO SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITIES AND TO SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT EXIST WHEN WE RAISE THAT EXIST WHEN WE RAISE EVERYONE UP. EVERYONE UP.>>SENATOR CORY BOOKER, THANK>>SENATOR CORY BOOKER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOU VERY MUCH. GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON. GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON.>>GOOD TO BE ON.>>GOOD TO BE ON. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.>>>A SNAPSHOT FROM BEHIND THE>>>A SNAPSHOT FROM BEHIND THE SCENES FROM ONE OF OUR BOOKING SCENES FROM ONE OF OUR BOOKING PRODUCERS, CORY BOOKER AND PRODUCERS, CORY BOOKER AND KAMALA HARRIS SHARING A QUICK KAMALA HARRIS SHARING A QUICK CONVERSATION A FEW MOMENTS AGO. CONVERSATION A FEW MOMENTS AGO. THE CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC IS THE CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC IS STANDING BY AND SHE WILL JOIN STANDING BY AND SHE WILL JOIN THE DISCUSSION NEXT ON “MORNING THE DISCUSSION NEXT ON “MORNING JOE”. JOE”. ♪

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  1. I trust Cory Booker…to win against Trump…to protect ALL Americans….and to have the wisdom to lead and unify us . And mostly I think he can handle the pressure to deal with whatever vindictive tRump does to America.
    And no I am not Pat of his campaign.Actually any of the Dems would be better than poser in Chief So would X Senator Flake…Rand Paul…or Jill Stein. So far Booker has my vote.

  2. The media is so bias for Biden. They not even hiding it anymore. Then if he lose they will blame the democrats, as if they had nothing to do with Biden.

  3. I will answer the question for Booker: No, Uncle Joe is fading. And even in the past his damnable ego allowed him to say foolish things and fail to adjust going forward. He's doing the country a disservice by sucking up all the moderate energy.

  4. Much more respect for Booker than Harris, a phony progressive and political chameleon. Don't need to be a minority to know Booker nails it on race relations! And Cory, like Beto and Pete, is genuinely likable! The only problem here is that Booker is preaching the same Obama playbook on uniting, which doesn't really concern the solidarity of Democrats, but the untenable goal of working with an opposition party that, when not breaking integrity and rules, refuse to play ball. How well did that work out for Obama, Sen. Booker? Why repeat the same mistake just learned?

  5. Question 1: Why is Claire McCaskill trying to impart advice to a presidential candidate? She couldn't even hold her Senate seat. Loser.

    Question 2: Why is Spartacus running for president? He has zero chance. There is nothing unique about him and he is bought and paid for by big pharma.

  6. MSNBC & CNN almost immediately started their spin campaign to favor Forrest Biden Gump. RUN Biden RUN, “because stupid is as stupid does." you go corporate media.

  7. Mistakes in the past.. that's saying it lightly….Obama sent how many businesses to China and elsewhere while Trump has them coming back….Trump 2020

  8. The public is tired of all the rock throwing and familial degradation by ALL the various democrats. We are also tired of nothing but negative comments by them. It all boils down to the old "What are you going to do for me?" instead of the "Trump is a republican" and "Joe Blow is too old".

  9. Booker, your free trade complaints against China are nonsense. It is the USA that is going outside international norms and bailing on the WTO and IMF. Obviously you think China-bashing will get you votes but if you are really a free trader and are elected you need to get the USA back on track before you complain about other countries. Trump has given leadership on free trade to Xi, US needs to earn it back.

  10. Se.Booker talks sense,refreshing after all of the last elections trump bullcrap,he is a broken record this time,so other canidates can be heard. I didnt vote last time,I couldnt vote for a killer and I wouldnt vote for a fool,but im paying close attention to body language as well as words.lets vote trump out,save planet earth for our future generations.

  11. Farmers, to factory workers, to transports, to retail, Trump is ruining this country! Don't forget to mention every sector!

  12. This walking frontal lobotomy is doing more to get Trump elected than the all load spewing tools on the Morning Joe panel.

  13. DemocRATS all Talks No Action 👎 China 🇨🇳 been Cheating and Stealing intellectual properties for decades and nothing is been done until The CHOSEN ONE TRUMP arrived 🙏🙏🙏 MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN 👍👍👍

  14. Why is it that evaluating mental and physical ability, is a matter of opinion?! Only doctors and psychologists can objectively make that assessment… Is it usual, in the US to ask people-in-general opinions about how to build bridges?!

  15. LOL democrats… certainly aren’t beating President Trump
    Millions and millions of Americans citizens taxpayers realize that the masked leftist democrats
    Haven’t anything to offer Working American citizens taxpayers

  16. Even at age 50 +some of us have startred to forget things , much more a 70+. Does that disqualify us from being in employment, or taking up responsibilities of leadership, No.

  17. While Corey's a neo-liberal…I cannot help but think very highly of him and do hope to have him as president one day. #warren2020

  18. Biden is a child molester and go figure out only mentally Disturbed people can run the United States. Why is it because they always come out winning the system is corrupted. And they always let them get away with their idiotic sickness. Now who is the one that is sick?. I study each one of them to see who qualified for the mental Disturbed president of the United States cause they all promise the people what Trump promise and never deliver. They benefit only for themself and really don't give a damm about us.

  19. Claire McCaskill isn't fit to wade in. She LOST her senate seat because she has terrible political instincts. Do the OPPOSITE of whatever she thinks. She's strongly against Warren and especially Bernie, so of course that means we all need to support Bernie Sanders. Claire LOST and thinks she's qualified to tell people how to win. Unbelievable.

  20. Claire McCaskill isn't fit to wade in. She LOST her senate seat because she has terrible political instincts. Do the OPPOSITE of whatever she thinks. She's strongly against Warren and especially Bernie, so of course that means we all need to support Bernie Sanders. Claire LOST and thinks she's qualified to tell people how to win. Unbelievable.

  21. Booker's advisors have pandered to his ego, not reality. He has all the 'Presidential qualities'(granted the current one has none) of a car salesman.

  22. I wish I would hear more dems pushing the words HONESTY and integrity on these debates. We all know Trump is a compulsive liar to say the least but I think candidates should keep mentioning honesty/transparency. Trump has created so much daily stress and anxiety for citizens, newscasters, lawmakers, and the entire world. Nobody feels secure. Trump will never change …he feels nothing but his ego.
    Master of Disaster.

  23. We don't have time for incremental change on many issues and not is incremental change is easily dismantled but the GOP are working hard to do radical change. You can't really fight radicals with moderation.

  24. For the life of me I do not understand why we eviscerate people when they have done nothing to deserve it. I have never gone through the rigors of running for public office or held public ofc , neither have many of those who comment. Why do we think these ppl have the sole power to acheive every single thing they strive to acheive for their constituents ? We have a two party system where the majority rules and also obstructs. Perhaps we should consider this before slinging mud. This country is driven by greed and hate.

  25. Cory had a strong debate performance. Unlike most of the other Senate candidates, Cory has executive experience. Ditto for Mayor Pete. Is it any wonder they are not pie in the sky?

  26. Despite the title of the book #Fear, I think we're neither discussing the properly framed problem, nor the big picture solutions yet. #FearIsTheProblem. Fear is the root of insecurity, narcissism, bullying, misogyny, homophobia, racism, bigotry and greed. Fear allows people to mentally wall-off their own empathy to virtually zero.

    Three of the biggest generators of fear are 1) this historically unsustainable and exponentially growing wealth and income inequality level of late stage, out of control capitalism (if you lose your job you might lose healthcare access, your home, car, partner, child custody, etc), 2) fear-mongers like Fox/Faux/Fear News, the GOP, etc. (they’re all out to get you, all the time), and 3) religion ('evil' is waiting around every corner, all your life with eternal unimaginable fiery torture as a deterrent).

    Let's be honest, no amount or size of Great Walls, or military spending, or nuclear arsenal, or non US soil military bases and ops, or international weapons sales, or personal weapons and magazine sizes, or of school teachers with guns, or of privatized, militarized and systemically racist police and mass incarceration, or of mass deportations including the Dreamers, or of bans of entire groups of people, or torture of immigrant children as a deterrent, or threats to shoot rock-throwing refugees, or torture of POWs, or control over women, or Space Farces, or anything else will ever Make American Republicans Feel Safe enough…

    American Republican fear is historically extraordinary. Every single American Republican policy is more fear and greed based than the progressive alternative. Fear (and the empathy and critical thought it kills) is what separates the right from the left.

    With a $15 min wage, tuition free education, universal healthcare, a universal basic income (UBI), internet access for all, etc, together we'll take a giant leap in reducing day to day societal fears and towards increasing equality. #getALLmoneyOut

    #BanMeToo #DeportMeToo

  27. IT FIGURES THIS INCOMPETENT,ILLITERATE,BRAINLESS BOOKER GOES OH THE "WORST FAKE,LYING,NEWS SHOW,"MORNING GARBAGE"!!! BOOKER SHOULD SHUT HIS INEPT,LYING MADE UP CRAP ABOUT "WHITE SUPREMACISTS"ALREADY,THERE IS NO ISSUE WITH IT!!ONLY IN BOOKER'S WARPED,RIDICULOUS MIND THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH IT!!!

  28. Yes we have White Criminals enjoying privileges in OUR WH, while tanned folk are subject to discrimination by mostly white police power.

  29. Bernie Sanders 2020!! …Tulsi Gabbard or Andrew Yang for V.P. ….Mike Gravel is Awesome too! …these are true non establishment progressives who really care for the working class Americans. No Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Beto Orourke, these are political establishment puppets who do the bidding of corporations. ….there just as bad as republican candidates. Get out the Vote, health care is a human right!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJaW32ZTyKE

  30. Cory Booker is a light skinned racist that stop and frisked and racially profiled black people and locked up black people him and Guilliani teamed up with their racist policies in Newark so Cory Booker is a Racist

  31. Sen. Booker, my question is "are you aware that the government of the USA has never followed the instructions outlined in the Construction"? When I read it I can't find any support for political parties which brings the question "are your intentions to ensure this nation is governed Constitutionally"? The Preamble, when properly read demands those two things be done so are you prepared to do that?

  32. The same old lies from the same old liars. Every lie he told has been proven to be exactly that. The Dems are the only people dividing the country. They’ve been playing the race card for decades. They have absolutely nothing else to offer

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