Democratic Candidates Kick Off Their 2020 Campaigns with an Apology Tour | The Daily Show

Democratic Candidates Kick Off Their 2020 Campaigns with an Apology Tour | The Daily Show


Some of the major
Democratic candidates have been atoning for positions
that they used to hold that are no longer welcome
in the Democratic Party. Right? Candidates
like former vice president and surprise massage therapist
Joe Biden, who yesterday expressed regret over being a little “too tough”
on crime back in the ’90s. I’ve been in this fight
for a long time. It goes not just
to voting rights, it goes to the criminal
justice system. I haven’t always been right. I know we haven’t always
gotten things right. But I’ve always tried. Barack and I finally reduced
the disparity in sentencing, which we had been fighting
to eliminate in crack cocaine
versus powder cocaine. It was a big mistake
when it was made. We thought… we were told
by the experts that… crack, you never go back. (laughter) Once you crack,
you never go back? Really, Joe Biden? Is that how
the experts phrased it? Yeah? The scientists were studying
crack under a microscope, and they’re like, “My God,
if these readings are correct, crack is whack.” Like, “Can anything be done?” “I’m afraid not. The data shows
there’s no hope with dope.” And by the way,
“Once you go crack, you never go back”
is not even a real phrase. I think Biden is conflating
two different phrases. First, there’s, “Once you
go black, you never go back.” Which isn’t true.
Just ask Obama. And then there’s,
“Black don’t crack.” Which also isn’t true.
Again, just ask Obama. -(laughter)
-But… the point is, Biden regrets supporting laws that he now believes led to
decades of mass incarceration. Although, at least
he never hated gay people. Which is more than Hawaii’s
Democratic congresswoman and presidential candidate
Tulsi Gabbard can say. Which is why last week
she apologized for all her years of supporting conversion therapy
and opposing gay rights. Aloha. In my past, I said and believed
things that were wrong. And worse,
they were very hurtful to people in the LGBTQ community
and to their loved ones. I’m deeply sorry
for having said them. My views have changed
significantly since then, and my record in Congress
over the last six years reflects what is in my heart. Wow. That felt like a very intimate
apology, you know? Yeah. Like, I feel like
she pulled me aside, like, “There’s something
I need to talk to you about. Come with me outside
to the gazebo.” “But I… I thought
you said gazebos were gay.” “I know, I know. That’s one of the many things
I’ve evolved on.” So basically,
the Hawaiian congresswoman wants everyone to know that she used to say “Aloha!”
to gay people, but now she’s saying “Aloha”
to gay people. But this apology tour isn’t
just for people like Gabbard. It’s also for people
who have a chance of winning. Like Senator Bernie Sanders. You see,
before he moves on to 2020, he has to make amends for things
that happened during 2016. Senator Bernie Sanders
met with a group of former campaign staffers
who say they faced sexism and sexual harassment while they
worked on his 2016 campaign. I certainly apologize
to any woman who felt that she
was not treated appropriately, and of course, if I run,
we will do better our next time. NEWSMAN: Sanders met
with those accusers, but refused to talk
about their discussion, describing it as private. Okay, I’m sorry,
that’s just bullshit, right? No. Bernie can’t say
any conversation he’s ever had has been in private. If you’re in a ten-mile radius
of the man, you can hear the conversation. No, I mean,
he’s a great politician, but he would suck as a priest. He’s like… (loudly):
“So you say you masturbate to pictures of your aunt?” “Yo, shh, man.
She’s outside!” (loudly): “Your hot aunt
you masturbate to is outside?” (laughter) But of all the Democrats
hoping to be president, the one whose positions
have changed the most from what they used to be is
arguably Kirsten Gillibrand. Before she was a senator,
Gillibrand represented a conservative district
in Upstate New York, and even though
that was a long time ago, she’s still trying to make sure
the slate is wiped clean for her 2020 run. You said Trump’s immigration
positions are racist. Now, as you know,
you were more conservative early on in your career
on immigration. You said you were
“a firm opponent” of giving “amnesty
to illegal aliens.” You said English should be “the official language
of the United States.” You called for expediting
deportation of undocumented immigrants. If Trump’s immigration positions
are racist, were they racist when you held
some of those positions as well? They certainly weren’t
empathetic and they were not kind,
and I did not think about suffering in other
people’s lives. And so I took the time,
I went down to Brooklyn, I met with Nydia Velázquez,
who has been a leader in fighting for families for
a long time, and I listened. And I realized that things
I had said were wrong. Damn, Jake Tapper got her
on that one. No, because, I mean, it’s hard
for her to say Trump’s policies are racist, but her identical
policies were just unkind. You know?
It’s like someone saying, “No, honey, what you did
was cheating. “When I slept with Carol, “I was just being unkind
to our marriage. “Over and over again,
I unkinded it in my car, “and I unkinded it in my office, “and on good days,
I unkinded it twice. So you can get
the unkind out of here.” But to be fair, to be fair, I get why Gillibrand had to say, “I went to Brooklyn and I saw
things in a different way.” Because, let’s be honest,
if she had said, “Yeah, my policies used to be
racist but then they changed,” you know the headlines
would just be “Gillibrand admits racism.” And Trump,
he’d never let that go. He’d probably make it
her new nickname. He’d be like, (mimics Trump):
“My opponent, Ku Klux Kirsten, “is so racist she’s trying
to steal the nomination from Native Americans
like Elizabeth Warren.” (normal voice): But this is not
the first time that Gillibrand has apologized for her previous
policy positions. Because you see, it turns out, she also used to be
very pro-gun. TV REPORTER: As a congresswoman,
Gillibrand used that family tradition
of hunting to appeal to conservative voters
in Upstate New York. She boasted an “A” rating
from the NRA. -So why the 180?
-After I had appointed, I, um, went down to Brooklyn to meet with families
who had suffered from gun violence
in their communities. And you immediately experience
the feeling that I couldn’t have been
more wrong. -Okay, uh…
-(laughter) What’s… What’s going on
in Brooklyn? Like… (applause) Every time… Every time
Gillibrand goes to Brooklyn, she changes another position. I feel like they’re gonna have
to make a remix to that Jay-Z-Alicia Keys song. It’s gonna be like,
♪ Now I’m out in Brooklyn ♪ ♪ Changed my mind
on gun rights ♪ ♪ Used to hate illegals ♪ ♪ Now I fight the good fight ♪ ♪ In New York ♪ ♪ Turns out all my past views
were racist ♪ ♪ That’s something
I’m changing. ♪

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100 thoughts on “Democratic Candidates Kick Off Their 2020 Campaigns with an Apology Tour | The Daily Show”

  • Illegal immigrants aren’t a specific race. They didn’t display any statements of her saying anything racially bias. Are there there other instances for which she is called racist?

  • TheFourthWinchester says:

    And so starts the minority appeasement for votes. This is the downfall of many democracies. Politicians can go to any lengths to appease a voter base even when it destroys the country.
    PS: just an observation. I'm a brown guy.

  • People with ivy league titles who lack intrinsic depth, are usually common sense poor, and not qualified to hold any public position, beware who You are voting for, reason why You all going through this social disarray.

  • Omg what a dumbass lol she's basically using the same exact speech to pay her thoughts about why she's changed to a more liberal person (I believe I'm using the word liberal correctly and if I'm not then sorry but hopefully your still getting my point)… Like he says in the video, what's going on in Brooklyn because every time she goes there she's changing her mind about the LGBTQ community and then she changed her mind about gun control next lol… She privacy hasn't even changed her stance on the things and is definitely just saying them to try and earn the nomination of her party for the 2020 election and that's pretty sad if you ask me

    … Does anybody else agree with what I just said? lmk

  • christopher hall says:

    All thses sell out Democrats now running because the corporations don't like Trump. 💯 if Hillary was running none of them would be.

  • Hi Trevor I am from third world country, with limited knowledge of politics but what i seen so far from American politics is just degrading and disgusting President that is MR. Trump. Barack Obama was a Bomb a charming lad with political voice i have ever heard off.Trump you are cancer for this whole nation and sufferer is us!

  • Trevor you haven't been there long enough that you've forgotten that Aunt is spelt with a "u"… Not Ant, Aunt. Come now Trevor

  • I'm not real happy with the backgrounds of Gillibrand & Gabbard, but more than anything I want Trump out of office – and I'll vote for any Democrat who makes it that far. Best of luck, ladies & gentlemen (especially the former) – all of you. I hope you can help get this nutcase out of the White House.

  • Maritza Piccarillo says:

    Bullcrap…… Bernie never fondle anyone.
    I worked for him….great guy. I love his White hair….. better hair than Trump…..VOTE FOR Bernie.

  • Joe Biden is the only Democrat strong enough to take down Donald Trump in 2020. He will unify and reach the most democratic voters. These other guys don’t stand a chance against Trump 🙁 they’re too petty and don’t own up to shit

  • Biden will lose just like Hilary lost. they both riding on obama's coat tails. biden's silver hair and tropical tan' look is wierder than him saying…'once you use crack you never go back'

  • Christine Jillabran explanation on “BROOKLYN” is also still racist.. Only blacks and Latinos lives in Brooklyn or Brooklyn is where all the issues for political points can absolve her.. it’s white peoples way.. always saying forgive me, I can change but the stereotypes of blacks remain unchanged because there’s only gun casualties in Brooklyn because it’s majority black.

  • one of my closest friends is LGBTQ, and she thinks that Gabbard was completely sincere in her apology and appreciates that she owned up to her past mistakes and took responsibility for it (as opposed to Kamala Harris)

  • As a member of the lgbtq community I support Tulsi Gabbard. Her recent record is in accordance with her change in mind towards the lgbtq community. And her strong anti-intervention policies, as well as her criminal justice reform are matters of substance that our country needs.

  • IRHasDiabetes911 says:

    "If Trump's immigration positions are racist were they racist when you held some of those positions as well?"

    proceeds to not answer the question

  • Yukimura Sanada says:

    Tells you what this woman stands for. Everything the people want to hear. Shell make an awesome President congrats sigh

  • the atonement of the most holy of holy, the next messiah of the Democrat party. the most righteous above racism, sexism, bigotry, look no further then their past. their 250yr past of hate.

  • darthvader5300 says:

    Democratic presidential candidate Gillibrand releases tax returns in challenge to rivals and like many DEMOCRAT DESPERADOS, this is just a politican stunt of political expression but what the AMERICAN PUBLIC SHOULD ASK IS "ARE THESE THE REAL TAX RETURNS OR NOT? WERE THEY DOCTORED OR NOT? THERE ARE "LEGAL TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR ALL AMERICANS", AND PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP KNOWS THAT THE CORRUP DNC WILL USE ANY TAX RETURNS TO FIND A NON-ISSUE AND TURN IT INTO A "FRIVOLOUS NON-ISSUE" TO ILLEGALLY GET HIM ILLEGALLY IMPEACH WHEN THERE IS NO REASON TO IMPEACH. WHEN IN FACT THEY SHOULD HAD IMPEACHED BILL CLINTON AND BARRACK OBAMA (OVOMIT) YEARS AGO! TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC MY ADVICE TO YOU AS A FORMER ANALYST INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IS THIS, THINK AND THINK AND THINK FOR YOURSELVES, DO NOT SWALLOW THE SUPER-FAKE NEWS OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA WHICH IS JUST A CORRUPT BLACK PROPAGANDA MOUTHPIECE OF THE CORRUPT DNC, CORRUPT UN, CORRUPT NWO, CORRUPT FEDERAL RESERVE, CORRUPT WALL STREET BANKSTERS, ETC WHICH IS USING A FORMER NAZI BLACK PROPAGAND LIAR BY THE NAME OF JOSEPP GOEBBELS WHO ONCE SAID "A LIE REPEATED AGAIN AND AGAIN AGAINST THE PUBLIC WILL TURN IT INTO A TRUTH THAT THE WEARY PUBLIC WILL ACCEPT IT, EVEN THOUGH THE PUBLIC STILL KNOWS IT IS AN OUTRIGHT LIE!" (THIS HAPPENS TO BE A TACTIC AND STRATEGY USED BY EVIL ISLAM-EVIL MUSLIMS IN AMERICA AND EUROPE TO LIE AND DECEIVE THEIR INTENDED CHRISTIAN VICTIMS, JEWISH VICTIMS, AND OTHER NON-MUSLIM/NON-CHRISTIAN VICTIMS SUCH AS HINDUS, SHINTOISTS, TAOISTS, BUDDHISTS, ETC).

  • I'm still torn between Corine – spartacus -Hooker, Kameltoe Hairy, Miss Booty Judge and the ChickenHooker… Decisions, decisions

  • Aloha means love and you are destroying it. You are a foolish and perhaps unwitting charlatan, but dangerous none the less. You suck Noah.

  • Michael OMalley says:

    I didn’t realize I had a pet peeve about people until I saw Biden do that creepy old-man fuckin neck massage bullshit. It immediately and severely irritates me and I’m the chillest dude in the entire world. Fuck Biden forever even if solely for that reason, but I’m sure he does some other creepy/weird shit that should and probably does piss a lot of women (& men) off.

  • schattentaenzerin says:

    "I spoke to some people who lost a loved one due to gun violence. Turns out they were sad. Who would have thought?"

  • Tucker Bowen says:

    "Ku Klux Kirsten"? come on, Trevor, none of Trump's nicknames have ever been anywhere near as clever as that.

  • diane guarino says:

    The Democrats are the faces of greed and corruption. No apology can undo the damage they have done and the fools they have made of themselves. I like Trevor Noah… He delivers. ❤️🇺🇸❤️

  • I appreciate that this is a comedic show but you can't really compare what Biden, Gillibrand and Gabbard apologized for, to what happened in Bernie's campaign. You have either willfully conflated the cases without proper context, or your research isn't as good as when Stewart ran the show. And I feel like you are sort of riding on the research hard comedy of Stewart.

  • Judith Knights -Rayson says:

    The dems are pathetic. They have no constructive agenda for the next election so they think by joining the bandwagon of confused people who don't know right from wrong they are going to win votes? Woooooah! What would America become if they win?

  • Go to YouTube videos. Search: 1) Bernie Sanders: "Open borders? That's a Koch brothers proposal" 2) Bernie Sanders Immigration Flip-Flops. 3) Bernie Sanders: Immigration Labor, and Poverty. 3)Nancy Pelosi voting for Democrats Gives "Leverage" to illegal immigrants 4) Obama seek aid to stem surge in illegal border crossing. 5)Obama border remarks-children unlikelying to stay. 6) Biden sounds like Trump in Unheated video. 5) DACA Protesters Shut Down Nancy Pelosi Townhall, Chant " You Are A Liar!" 7) Kamala Harris 2020 Presidential run, Legalizing Marijuana, Criminal Justice Reform + More. 8)Hypocrite Democrats Flip Flops on Illegal Immigration and Border Security. There is your proof. Straight out of their mouth. Words and videos. Tells a thousands words about a politicians. From Uranium One Deal. To 50,000 leak classifieds email, Huma Abedin.

  • English should be our official language. How the fuck is that racist? What language should we speak since english is spoken all over the world in more countries then any other country? Not everything is racist. Some things actually do make sense.

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