Bill Weld’s 2020 Primary Challenge Against Trump | The Daily Show

Bill Weld’s 2020 Primary Challenge Against Trump | The Daily Show

WOOD: With all the focus
on the Democratic primary, people forget that there’s
also Republicans lining up to snatch the nomination
from Trump. But who the hell
are these guys? Let’s just say one of them is running
on a very different party line. Donald Trump is a raging racist. What kind
of Republican candidate calls Trump a racist out loud? I’m a fiscally conservative,
socially liberal Republican. (quietly): I don’t even know
what that means. I was all about LGBTQ and all about,
uh, medicinal marijuana, you know, 20 years
before anybody else was. Let me get this straight. -You called Trump a racist…
-Right. support gay marriage,
support legal weed… -Yeah.
-Jesus Christ. Oh, my G… You’re a Democrat, man. That’s some Democrat shit
coming out your mouth. I’m not running as a Democrat. I’m running as a Republican directly against Donald Trump
in the primary. Your (bleep) sign is blue. It’s light blue. I didn’t design that. No, I think there’s a lot
of people in this country who are gonna vote
in the Republican primary who are thirsty
for something new. Oh, I see what you’re doing. You’re positioning yourself as the healthier version
of Trump, right? Like Trump Zero. You could certainly say that. I don’t have demons
propelling me forward. Same Republican taste, but just
none of those filling demons. Tastes great, less filling. You got it. WOOD: The problem for Weld
is 87% of Trump voters think Trump is doing
a good job, even with all this
impeachment shit. So I assembled a focus group
of Trump voters to see if there really are Republicans
thirsty for something new. We all know this is our
leading brand right now. What drew you
to this brand in 2016? -Not a politician.
-He’s a fighter. Wants to get things done. Was there a moment
after you voted for Donald Trump
that you went, “Holy shit, I voted for
a reality show host?” Yes. I mean, instantly,
when I filled in that bubble, I did think,
“Did I make a mistake?” And I took a little while to kind of settle down
with that. See, that didn’t hit me
until Charlottesville. Shouldn’t be an issue
for someone to say, you know, Nazis bad. White supremacy bad.
Don’t do it. How many of you are concerned
by his hesitancy to condemn white supremacy
or anything that is racist? How many of you all
are concerned about the fact
that he tweets too much? He’s got nothing better to do
than to sit on the toilet -and tweet about God knows what?
-Let it go. A show of hands
if you feel agitated with the way things have gone
the last two, three years. Embarrassed is a better word. What about embarrassed? Well, what if I told you
there was an option other than Trump
that is Republican? -Cool.
-Yeah. -You would be open to that.
-Sure. -Yeah. I’d like to introduce to you,
Trump Zero. -He’s a politician.
-He’s old. Trump’s old. I never said– I mean, yeah. That’s Jill Stein. It’s the next election cycle’s
Jill Stein. But his name is Bill Weld. But, I mean, you can
put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig. Shut the (bleep) up, man. I just need to show them
that Weld’s policies are the flavor
they’re looking for, even if it takes all day. He’s fiscally conservative,
never been bankrupt. Doesn’t tweet
at 3:00 in the morning. Probably watches Jeopardy! He’s in the bed at 6:40
with a warm glass of milk. Hand-off approach to markets, and– and…
a hands-off approach to grabbing women’s genitals. Bill Weld says that the
government should never be able to stop you from holding a gun or another man’s penis
in your hand if you’re married and gay. Show of hands
if you’re with him. Oh! Looks like Trump voters
are thirsty for change. Now, based on everything
that we’ve discussed today, stand up if you would consider
voting for Bill Weld. Like, now.
You need to stand up now. Again, when I say stand up. Damn! So no Weld? I hope that doesn’t mean
what I think it means. How many of you are still open to voting for Trump again
in 2020? But Charlottesville! You just said… You’re not sure if he knows
Nazis is bad. Stick with the evil
that you know. WOOD: You’ve got to be
(bleep) kidding me! I’ll be right back. Good news, they all agree
that you’re a Republican. Bad news: you’re gonna lose. Now, it could be that the three
of us running against Trump taking up votes from him so
it weakens him in the primary, and then like the last five
sitting presidents who had a primary challenge,
they go on to lose. It wouldn’t be wining,
but it would be a good thing. So even if you don’t win, you and the other Republicans
running against Trump could be enough to sink him. You must have done well
in school. I did not. Oh, okay. Well… WOOD:
There you have it. Bill Weld: a man who
is prepared to lose for the good of us all. (cheers and applause)

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  1. See, here's what I don't understand. If these people believe so deeply in the "Better the devil that you know" mentality, why didn't they vote for Hillary instead of Trump?

  2. They are not choosing between the devil they know and the devil they don't know. They are choosing between the one they know is a devil and a person they might not like. They are only embarrassed because they know that racism, sexism and cruelty are considered wrong, but they like it anyway. They are happy to be in league with the devil.

  3. Looks up the definition of Insanity

    Insanity. n. mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior. ie. 2020 Trump voter

  4. Bill Weld ran for Vice President with presidential running partner Gary Johnson on the libertarian party platform. Libertarians like Weld, Johnson, Rand and Ron Paul run as Republicans because of the broken two party system. No one votes for a third party because everyone’s mindset is that a third party can’t win. Sucks.

  5. Wow the main reason Trump got elected is that he is NOT a politician, a A-hole scumbag is better than any politician in republican I guess. American has a very low standard.

  6. I totally understand the guy who said: "Better with the evil that you know". For me, I rather keep Trump who's corruption is plain to see than a corrupt Democrat. That is why when I am watching the Democratic Primary, I'm like, "vote who you believe in and trust not just on who you think is electable or who is touted by the media". If it's me, and because of media bias/blackout, I end up having to choose between a Democrat who I don't trust and is strongly supported by the DNC vs Trump, I'd rather not vote and let Trump take it. And until someone can change my mind on this, I think a lot of people feel the same way.

  7. What intrigues me about these crazy longshot Republican primary candidates is that if impeachment takes off and Trump is actually removed from office (which I think is still unlikely but not out of the question), then these guys will be the only Republicans running. The New Hampshire primary filing deadline is November 3 (100 days before the election), so time is running out for Mike Pence!

  8. a democrat running on the republican ticket. willing to make some republican changes wile locking down and securing the democatic side of things. sounds like a perfect Democratic-Republican to me. id vote for him. his plan as well is amazing 'even if i dont win, id have pulled enough votes for trump not to get further.'

  9. "Fiscally conservative, socially liberal republican!"

    I got one simple question:
    What the da fun is that????!!!!!!

  10. Stick with the evil you know?
    These people are as stupid as Trump is!
    No wonder America has gone to hell in a hand basket…

  11. Just prove that people are dumb and they want to BE dumb. Ignorance is amazing in America. I will never set foot in that country again.

  12. Jesus Christ these people are idiots like he really said oh I was really upset by Charlottesville but still I'm going to vote for him because I know him that basically seen it knew I was okay with sizable I just was a little embarrassed by what he said after everything else before that it was okay with me

  13. Republicans:
    Yeah I can see how they think they can win.

  14. The fact that he doesn't use red for his campaign banner basically showed that he doesn't even believe he could take Republican's attention. He's like a rightwing version of Democrat.

  15. At least they know hes evil and will ruin everything like the Internet (net neutrality),Immigration (children in cages), taxes (giving rich people a bigger tax cut), tariff( leaving the TTP and China trade), weather(climate denier), supreme justice (putting someone with tons of controversy as a SJ), abandoning our allies (Kurds), making friends with our enemies (North Korea, Nazis and Russia).

    But you know at least we know what evil he is.

    You're suppose to add another line to that saying. At least we know what evil he is and we can prevent him from ruining our country. But it looks like we cant.

  16. 3:04 the woman in the black coat never raised her hand for anything…literally approves of trumpfs tweeting, racism, and all of his bullshit…fuck her…
    4:34 proof that white conservatives are the dumbest fucking sheep racists xenophobes out there…what a fucking nightmare cancer they are to this country….fuck their entire party…


  17. TN and RQJr., I wish you made it funny yet SERIOUS instead of stupid. You could have delivered a changing message with comedy, instead you gave us and Trump voters reasons to stay on a sinking ship! Disappointed!

  18. "fiscally conservative and socially liberal" is a concept I've always theorized was possible, but never actually seen. I used to think it could describe libertarians, but so many end up crazy. the only other example I've seen is Anthony Scaramucci but he is not a politician.

  19. This video clip with Roy just made it even more clear (a thousand times over) that everyone needs to make sure that they’re registered to vote, so we can vote this orange clown out. — That is, if impeachment doesn’t get him out of the office first.

  20. Damn, there's no winning with them voters… But I applaud Bill, being that ready to make that kind of play. The mark of a strong man.

  21. Yeah I'm hoping Republicans push this guy forward. At least he's a much better stable option. And I know you could say that about a crackhead these days but I'm being serious. He seems like a much better option period

  22. IDK who Bill Weld is,but i I might grow to actually like this Guy.Yes,he's GOP ,but he seems kinda …Fair -ish. Or at least he's willing to listen to the other side.

  23. So pardon me if it's been said, but…


    I'm actually MORE conservative that Weld in some ways but I resigned from the Republican party in the 1990s and didn't throw in with another because I got sick of feeling like I had to support the choices made in the name of that party. Imagine my delight to find out that some of the founding fathers didn't like them, either. I figure if a politically backward character like me can reach the same conclusion as the founding fathers it can't be that hard to do the math, yet here we are.

    Nevertheless, I would still sometimes vote Republican if I favored the candidate. Well, not in 2016 I didn't. I can't say I voted well… after making the common mistake of thinking there was no way a majority would touch Trump with a 10 foot spike, I tried to weigh the odds against him by voting for Hilary, who I think most people agree was only a better choice, not a good one. Predictably I don't agree with everything the Democrats believe, but if I was worried a president of that party affiliation would bring things that go against my personal ideology to the White House, well… that's been the case since 2016. Trump has no moral compass. The center of his thoughts is himself. He needs to go.

  24. I mean, I wouldn't like his policies either but I'd strongly appreciate him just for being JUST Republican and not…whatever mutation Trump is.

  25. I voted for Bill Weld as the Libertarian Vice President Candidate in 2016 and I will vote for him again in the 2020 GOP Primary.

  26. …I want every one of those hands up to be made to look at the videos in Syria. I blame every Republican who sticks by Trump for Charlottesville; for Trump's child separation, camps, and deaths under ICE; for the Kurdish genocide and return of ISIS; and see them as complicit in or tolerant of rape and child slavery.

    You want me to think you're not a Nazi-supporting, ISIS-supporting, rapist? Simple – say no to Trump. You can vote anyone else, or not vote. It's a pretty damn low bar here.

  27. I mean they are probably all actors, but they probably represent a lot of actual Trump voters. So here's my take on it:

    You step into dog poo, say, "oh nooo! why have I done this?! Now my shoes stink!" And then you walk around the block and step into the very same dog poo again.

  28. "stick with the evil that you know" says the young male repub. LOL!!!! they think they KNOW this maniac in office? wait till he is in his second term*- we ain't SEEN crazy yet.

    * god forbid.

  29. Besides the old comment, they also complained about Weld being a politician.

    That's how low trust in politicians is, how bad their reputations are, that they'd pick chronic liar Trump instead.

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