2020 October Democratic Debate in Ohio | The Daily Show

2020 October Democratic Debate in Ohio | The Daily Show

Coming into this debate, there have been
a lot of new developments. All right, Elizabeth Warren
has surged in the polls. Joe Biden and his son
have become targets of the Trump administration. Bernie Sanders had
a heart attack. And last week, Pete Buttigieg snuck into
his first R-rated movie -(laughter)
-But… by far the biggest development
since the last debate has been the impeachment inquiry
into President Donald Trump. So that was the first topic
of the night. I don’t really think
this impeachment process is gonna take very long,
’cause as a former prosecutor, I know a confession
when I see it. This president
had obstructed justice. This president,
on three occasions, three occasions,
has invited foreign governments and heads of government
to get engaged in trying to alter our election. We have to impeach
this president… He lied to investigators,
obstructed justice, fired James Comey,
head of the FBI, tried to fire Mueller… The president ten years,
or a hundred years from now, will look back at this moment
and draw the conclusion either that no one
is above the law or that a president
can get away with anything. Okay, I hear what you’re saying, but let’s be honest,
the way the planet is going, in a hundred years from now, the president isn’t gonna
be worried about impeachment, he’s gonna be worried
about the price of lizard blood. -(laughter)
-And as for Biden, his question was
a little different. He was asked why it’s not okay
for a president’s family to be working with foreign
businesses and foreign companies but it’s okay for
a vice president’s family to do. And I… I think I get
where he was going, but it took a while
for him to get there. Look, uh… my son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong. My son’s statement
speaks for itself. What I think is important is we focus
on why it’s so important to remove this man from office. On the 17… Look, the fact that… George Washington worried… on the first time he spoke
after being elected president, that what we had to worry about
is foreign interference in our election. Okay, one minute
he’s talking about his son, then it’s George Washington,
then something about the 17? Like, Joe Biden is the only
candidate who remixes his speech while he’s giving it. He’s just like,
“Removing this man from… (imitates record scratching) “…seven, on the sev,
seven, seven, sev, 17th, and the fact,
that the fact that…” This is, like,
a weird thing that he does. And aside from impeachment,
aside from impeachment, health care was
a major topic tonight, with the standard debate about
whether government-run insurance should be an option
or the only option. But the thing
that got the crowd going was when the O.G. of Medicare
stepped into the game and showed everyone why they should put respect
on his name. The issue is whether the
Democratic Party has the guts to stand up
to the health care industry, which made a hundred billion
dollars in profit. Whether we have the guts
to stand up to the corrupt, price-fixing
pharmaceutical industry, which is charging us
the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. -(applause) -And if we
don’t have the guts to do that, if all we can do
is take their money, -we should be ashamed
of ourselves. -Thank you. Ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ai!
Bernie Sanders! -(cheering, applause)
-You can’t deny it. You cannot deny it.
No one speaks about health care with the passion
that Bernie does. I also have a suspicion that
that’s the same speech he gave every time the nurses tried
to give him pills. He was like, “No more pills! “I have the guts to stand up
to the pharmaceutical industry! I just need a nap.
I’ll be fine!” Now, you probably
didn’t notice tonight, but one of the 52 candidates
on stage was Tom Steyer, right? Hedge fund billionaire
and scarecrow from Oz. And… most people, most people only know Steyer
from his TV ads where he calls on
President Trump to be impeached. And if you think about it,
it’s a pretty cool perk of being a billionaire. You can just buy ads on TV
and make everyone listen to what you want
to talk about. Yeah. Like, if I was a billionaire,
my ads would just be petty. You know, I’d be like, “Hello,
I’m billionaire Trevor Noah, “and my Thai food was supposed
to be here half an hour ago. “Please, somebody call
the restaurant for me and see where it is.” Anyway, you may remember, Bernie Sanders, a few weeks ago,
made headlines by saying billionaires
should not exist. So, of course, the moderators
asked Tom Steyer, an actual billionaire,
about Bernie’s comment, and his answer
was not what you’d expect. Senator Sanders is right. There have been 40 years where corporations
have bought this government, and those 40 years have meant a40-year attack on the rights
of working people, and specifically,
on organized labor. I was one of the first people
on this stage to propose a wealth tax. I would undo every
Republican tax cut for rich people
and major corporations. Yes, the billionaire just said
the government needs to tax the shit
out of billionaires. And you saw Bernie’s face,
he was like, “Is this a trap?
Is this a joke? “Wh-What?
He’s taking my thing. You can’t take my thing.” And, you know, it seems weird,
but when you think about it, it actually makes sense. If you’re already a billionaire, you don’t want
more billionaires. Yeah, it makes it less special.
You’d be like, “Yeah, tax them. I don’t want
them becoming billionaires.” Yeah. It’s the same way
I think America has enough South African
late night comedians. Like, yeah. Zero was too few,
and one is more than enough. We get it. Apartheid.
We get it. Move on. We get it.
One’s enough. (cheers and applause) So the debate then moved
to foreign policy, in particular,
President Trump’s decision to pull troops
out of northern Syria. And although all the Democrats
had different proposals on how they thought they would
handle the conflict in the area, they all agreed on one thing,
that Trump is doing it wrong. What this president has done is that he has sucked up
to dictators, he has made impulsive decisions that often his own team
doesn’t understand. What he has done is wreck our
ability to do foreign policy because nobody in the world will believe
this pathological liar. This president is caging kids
on the border, and effectively letting
ISIS prisoners run free. This president has betrayed
American values… Turning the moral leadership of this country
into a dumpster fire… We have an erratic,
crazy president who knows not a damn thing
about foreign policy. Okay, okay.
Hold on. Hold on. You may not like Donald Trump
but you can’t say he doesn’t know a damn thing
about foreign policy. Because, unlike Trump,
not one of these Democrats has congratulated
the country of Nambia on their health care system,
all right? And maybe that’s because there
is no country called Nambia, but that’s not the point. The point is not one of you
can find it on a map! (laughter) Now, since the debate
was in Ohio, the moderators also spent time focusing on the opioid epidemic which has ravaged
the Buckeye State. And the candidates had different
thoughts on the problem but many of them agreed
on who should help solve it. Let’s go after these
pharmaceutical companies for what they’ve been doing
to destroy our country. They are nothing more than some
high-level dope dealers. Until we hold those responsible,
accountable for their actions– Purdue Pharma,
Johnson & Johnson, we’re gonna continue
to have this problem. The people
that should pay for this, that should pay
for the treatment, are the very people
that got people hooked and killed them
in the first place, and that is the people that are manufacturing
these opioids. Yeah. Yeah. I 100% agree with Klobuchar. Drug companies should
have to pay to rehabilitate all the people
that they got addicted, oftentimes on purpose. And you know what? It shouldn’t
just be drug companies. Every industry– If you create
something addictive, you should be responsible for
making it harder to consume. Like Oreos. If they’re gonna make those
cookies so goddamn addictive, the least they could do
is after, like, every fourth cookie,
put a mousetrap inside. Bam! Slows the addiction down. “Ow. I’ll try again tomorrow.” Yeah. Or, like, Pornhub. Pornhub– every hour
that you’re on there, they should randomly pop up
a picture of your grandmother. Just, you’ll be like,
“Ah! I guess I’m done. Hi, Nana.” But the elephant in the room
the whole night was Bernie’s heart attack. And eventually, the moderators
got around to asking about it in a very, very awkward way. There is a question
on a lot of people’s minds and I want
to address it tonight. You’re 78 years old and
you just had a heart attack. How do you reassure
Democratic voters that you’re up to the stress
of the presidency? If you’re elected you will turn
80 during your first term. Last month former President
Jimmy Carter said he could not
have undertaken the duties of the presidency
at 80 years old. Why are you so sure
that you can? If you win the presidency, you would be
the oldest president ever inaugurated
in a first term. You would be 71. Congressman Gabbard,
you’re 38 years old, and you would be the youngest
president if elected. Should age matter
when choosing a president? Okay. Okay.
Is it just me or did the moderators ask
everyone about their health just to hide the awkwardness
of them asking Bernie? Right? ‘Cause they were like,
“Bernie, heart attack.” Then they’re like, “But
everyone. Everyone. Everyone.” I even, like, get the part about asking people
about being too old, but asking Tulsi Gabbard
about being too young? Is that really a concern? “Tulsi, uh, are you too fit “and vibrant for the presidency? Is it possible you might die
of young age?” And that-And that wasn’t the
weirdest part of the night. The weirdest part of the night
might have been when Kamala Harris started
a real life Twitter beef. Senator Warren, I just want
to say that I was surprised to hear that you
did not agree with me that on this subject
of what should be the rules around corporate responsibility
for these big tech companies, when I called on Twitter
to suspend Donald Trump’s account, that you did not agree. And I would, I would urge you
to join me. Twitter should be
held accountable and shut down that site. It is a matter of safety
and corporate accountability. LACEY: Thank you.
Senator Warren, you can respond. So, look, I don’t just want to push Donald Trump
off Twitter. I want to push him out
of the White House. -That’s our job. But the way…
-But join me… -But the… -Join me in saying
that his Twitter account -should be shut down.
-But let’s figure… No. -Let’s figure out…
-No? (laughs)
Wow. Someone’s mad
they didn’t get a retweet. What happened there? It’s just like, “You didn’t… you didn’t say the thing
with me.” Elizabeth’s like,
“No, I don’t care about that.” I… And I’ll be honest.
I’ll be honest. I kind of understand
Warren’s point here. Like, we need Trump on Twitter. It’s the only way
we can monitor what he’s up to. Yeah, otherwise,
he’s doing that shit in secret. You got to think of Twitter like
a presidential baby monitor. That’s what you got
to think of it as. Yeah. The whole time you’re looking,
you’re like, “Hold on, hold on. “He’s awake, and he wants
to nuke a hurricane. I got to go.
I got to go. I got to go.” (laughter) But Harris,
Harris wasn’t the only one picking a fight
with Elizabeth Warren tonight. No, in fact,
as the evening went on, the attacks on Elizabeth Warren
only grew more intense. I want to give a reality check
here to Elizabeth, because no one on this stage
wants to protect billionaires. Not even the billionaire
wants to protect billionaires. Uh, we just have
different approaches. Senator Warren is more focused
on being punitive or pitting some part
of the country against the other. Your signature, Senator, is
to have a plan for everything– except this. I appreciate Elizabeth’s work, but, again, the difference
between a plan and a pipe dream is something
that you can actually get done. Damn. Elizabeth Warren
might have an even bigger target on her back now than Joe Biden,
and it makes sense. I mean, she’s risen
to the top of the polls, and now her competitors
have their sights set on her. And that, really,
was the big takeaway of tonight, is that they’re coming for you,
Elizabeth, and all I can say is
I hope you got a plan for that.

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  1. I won't waste my time watching other coverage of the Dems, but I WILL check in on Trevor Noah. If he's anti-Trump biased, at least he's intelligent (usually) about it and can be an equal opportunity offender.

  2. the problem is no taper regiment not less opioids. Here in California they'll give you a damn ibuprofen unless you're at death's door.

  3. Oh, his son's statements DID "speak for themselves" – IKES. That's one high/drunk, crazy-eyed, slurring mad man dirtbag. He should have issued written statement, reduced his % in China deal significantly, and gone the h — into rehab/extended vacation! NO way btw I buy that wild-eyed self-described heroin/crack/prostitution party boy actually has a law degree – nope!

  4. All I see are bernie and yang in the comments but warren is at the top of the polls? Lets go people, spread awareness! Lets rise them to the top!

  5. Trump has clearly made the white house a joke! I have not always agreed with every decision our past presidents has made but at least I "respected" them…..until now!

  6. Honestly we will not be a country as the Peach 🍑 abandoned our troops and their trapped, short on supplies and there are so many rats 🐀 leaving the ship it will float a couple of feet higher!

  7. the thing Klobuchar said is really dumb. there is no way to prove that a pharmaceutical company causes any particular case of opioid addiction. in fact if you think about it, pharmaceutical executives could have been behind that kind of stupid messaging. it would be impossible for most recovering addicts to afford lawyers, plus how would you even win that case? not to mention the fact that if they are on something like suboxone for treatment, the pharmaceutical industry makes a SHIT LOAD of money on it. ask someone in suboxone treatment how much the out of pocket expense is for a prescription. its outrageous. its up to $500 per month for the script and another $150 for the doctor if they have no insurance. regardless the companies behind the suboxone are still getting something close to that from the insurance companies… we need universal healthcare and we need to treat opioid addiction through government money. tax the rich. Bernie Sanders and/or Elizabeth Warren.

  8. Trevor your show is becoming more and more disgusting,,,always bad mouthing Trump no matter his achievement. It is really sad and only potrays how unintelligent you and your producers are…

  9. just like gun dealers should pay for all hospital gun related injuries and funerals!!!!!!!! also all the 'taruma' caused to our kids!!!!!!!!

  10. Trump is the 1st to do ANYTHING real re dr's and opiods just like he was the 1st to do anything re veteran care and the VA just like he was the 1st to do urban renewal incentives for companies planting and hiring in inner cities (and Appalachia) and the 1st to do STEM grants for girls AND 1st to give tax breaks back to all black colleges again.

  11. this is your problem with American Bias media…showing and commenting on every candidates except the ASIAN GUY…who apparently makes the most sense in the debate….sorry Trevor, you are also one of the prejudice media voice

  12. Where the fu** is yang my man the only one worth watch the rest are unbelievably blind and old and care about the party well except Bernie

  13. bernie killed it tonight. Dude came swinging where it mattered. Biden spoke like an 80 year old, and Kamala has fallen hard af on herself.

  14. Andrew Yang was completely missing from this segment, despite all 11 other candidates getting featured. It's like he doesn't exist.

  15. Lol it's exactly what the Project Veritas CNN expose said.

    Impeachment impeachment impeachment 😂😂😂😂😂

  16. 1:52 this is potentially the guy that runs against trampa if hes not inpeached?

    I ooooffff for you American friends.

  17. Not a single mention of UBI. Not a single mention of automation. Not a single mention of VAT vs Wealth Tax. And of course not a single mention of Andrew Yang.


  19. Wow, not a word on Andrew Yang, come on Trevor the man just beat everyone with real solutions and hard data while other candidates were just rumbling. Give the man some airtime

  20. Oh my, that exchange between Kamala and Elizabeth 🙈. Elizabeth doesn’t care about Trump being on Twitter and I get it, the goal is getting him out of the White House.

  21. I like Yang, but I wonder if a major reason for his explosive rise in popularity is simply his promise of free money and not so much the rest of his ideas.

  22. Who's gonna pay for the treatment of the hundreds of thousands of chronic pain & terminally ill patients who are now forced to either turn to street drugs for relief, or have no option but to end their own lives?? Because it's been made pretty fucking clear this country cares far more about giving a voice to the addicts & street junkies who didn't even want it, than they do for the desperate, voiceless patients who are being kicked off the only meds keeping their suicidal, debilitating pain in check!! Patients are being taken off the meds that have already been drastically decreased every year this already proven ineffective war on PAIN patients & war on pain Dr.s has done nothing but PUNISH those who rely on meds to survive & who have already been punished for decades by being treated worse than the junkies, who will always have the country's voice!!
    What a way to get rid of the disabled & chronically ill, by showing that even repeated drug addicts who sell everything, lie & steal from family to get their fix, are still far more valuable & important to society, after they've gotten clean & can still be a soldier or work horse, than those who are treated worse than stray dogs, because they were blessed with a broken, dying body that makes them nothing but a burden!!

  23. Everyone comments about Andrew #Yang2020
    check him out @ Yang2020.com
    Donate 1$ if you'd vote for a smart man with Creative Solutions.
    Not a competetive politician who knows how to BS for our attention for a hot minute.
    #YangGang #GoogleAndrewYang

  24. so nothing meaningful ever gets done because they're always fighting.
    -so they pick trump
    so nothing meaningful ever gets done because legally that's not the way you're allowed to do it. there has to be fervent debate, the what keeps our society from going over the edge

  25. stop ignoring yang pls, kamala harris ain't shit stop giving her air time. give the people who are actually answering the damned questions air time ffs. stop ignoring yang! #yanggang #yang2020

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