January 2020 Democratic Debate in Iowa | The Daily Show

January 2020 Democratic Debate in Iowa | The Daily Show

Welcome to The Daily Show,
everybody! Thank you so much for tuning in!
Thank you for coming out! Thank you so much! Let’s do this thing! Let’s get
into it! I’m Trevor Noah! The Democratic presidential
debate ended just moments ago, and we are coming to you live,
people! -(cheering and applause)
-100% live! And I can prove it.
This is how live we are. See this hourglass? See?
The show just started. You see that? Yeah. Now, as we said, the seventh debate just ended, and, with only six candidates, it was the smallest debate yet, but it was also
the whitest debate yet. So, huh? Yeah. Six candidates–
all of them white, which is amazing odds. I mean, even a carton of eggs
will sometimes have a brown one thrown in accidentally. So this was really special. Really, really special. And for a party
that started out so diverse, nobody wanted
to see this happen. I mean, the only person happy
about this was Greta Thunberg, yeah, ’cause the stage was
so white, it reflected sunlight back
into the atmosphere. But white it or not,
this was an important debate. It was held in Iowa, which is hosting
the first primary vote just three weeks from now. And all the candidates
are gearing up for the big day, including Bernie Sanders, who tried to pump
his supporters up. And this was really adorable,
right? He put this Instagram video out of him “rolling out” to Iowa. (laughter) Wow, can you feel the energy? I’ve never been so enthralled
in my life. Now, I’m not commenting
on Bernie’s driving. I just think it’s funny
that he thought this video would psych people up,
you know? It’s almost like he shot that,
and he was like, “Did you see me Tokyo drift out
of the driveway? We got to put this shit online
right now!” And, in fact, I bet, to us,
it was chilled out, but, in Bernie’s head,
it looked like this. -(rock music playing)
-(tires screeching) (engine revs) -(crashing sounds)
-(woman screams) -(tires screeching)
-(engine revving) (sirens wailing) (a la Bernie):
“Fast and furious!” All right.
Now, the upcoming Iowa primary wasn’t the only thing looming
over the debate. The big drama leading up
to tonight was the growing tension between
America’s socialist sweethearts, Bernie Sanders
and Elizabeth Warren. It started when
Bernie’s campaign started saying that Warren only attracts
rich and well-educated voters. And, in response,
Elizabeth Warren hit back. And now it is full-on beef. REPORTER: Gloves off. Elizabeth
Warren and Bernie Sanders trade accusations ahead
of the Democrats’ final debate before voting in Iowa begins. REPORTER 2:
That non-aggression pact between the party’s
two progressives certainly appears to be over. REPORTER 3: The campaigns
now duking it out over a private conversation
in 2018, when Sanders allegedly told
Warren a woman can’t win. Sanders denies the claims,
calling the idea that he would say a woman
couldn’t win ludicrous. REPORTER 2: But then Warren
contradicted him publicly. “I thought a woman could win,”
she said. “He disagreed.” Oh, no! Bernie Sanders
and Elizabeth Warren. Those are the last people
you’d ever expect to go after each other
like this, man. It’s like seeing R2-D2 and C-3PO
become enemies. I mean,
they have so much in common. They’re both on the same side,
they’re both robots and they both deeply regret
appearing in the sequels. Yeah. It’s just like…
(whistling) (a la C-3PO): “Yeah, you’re
right. We should have quit after the third one, my friend.” And to a lot of young Democrats, the beef between Bernie
and Warren must feel like seeing your parents
getting divorced, you know? Which is a situation
that Bernie is too blunt to handle delicately.
Can you imagine him? Be like, “Daddy, is it my fault
that you and Mommy don’t love each other anymore?” He’s like, “Well, we were happy, and then we had you.
You do the math.” So, with Bernie and Warren
moving dangerously closer towards open warfare,
it’s not surprising that the candidates were asked
about it at tonight’s debate. And Bernie was adamant that
he never said what they said. Senator Sanders, Senator Warren
confirmed in a statement that, in 2018, you told her that you did not believe that
a woman could win the election. Why did you say that? Well, as a matter of fact,
I didn’t say it. Anybody who knows me knows
that it’s incomprehensible that I would think that a woman could not be president
of the United States. There’s a video of-of me
30 years ago talking about how a woman
could become president of the United States. All right,
this is completely true. Bernie does have a video
that came out from 30 years ago, all right– it’s true, he does– where he said,
he said in the video he thinks a woman
could be elected president. Then again, we can’t really know if this was recorded
30 years ago, because the guy has looked
the same his entire life. Like, for all we know, maybe every time Bernie gets
in trouble, he just records a new video
and then makes it look old. You know, like if someone
accused him of hating dogs, all of a sudden, a video
would pop up of Bernie like, “Hello, it’s 1985, “and I want to say
I definitely do not hate dogs. “No matter what they say about
me in 2020, I do not hate dogs. “I said it today in 1985. Okay, I got to go.
My Uber’s here.” So, Bernie, Bernie was sticking
to his story that he never said
a woman can’t be president. While Bernie
was on the defensive, Elizabeth Warren attacked, saying that maybe none
of these men could be president. I think the best way to talk
about who can win is by looking
at people’s winning record. So, can a woman
beat Donald Trump? Look at the men on this stage. Collectively,
they have lost ten elections. The only people on this stage
who have won every single election
that they’ve been in -are the women, Amy and me.
-So true. -(cheering and applause)
-So true. And the only person
on this stage who has beaten
an incumbent Republican anytime in the past 30 years is me. -Goddamn.
-(cheering and applause) (whoops) Not since Kill Bill have I seen one woman obliterate that many men… in one fell swoop. I mean, forget the wealth tax. Warren just deducted two balls
from every man on that stage. That’s what she did. “Take two from you,
take two from you.” So, Bernie says
he didn’t say it. Senator Warren says
he did say it. And she definitely won
this exchange, although it would have been
a much cleaner victory if she didn’t come back
a few moments later to create one
of the weirdest moments we’ve ever seen in a debate. Just to set the record straight, I defeated
an incumbent Republican, uh, running for Congress. When? 1990. That’s how I won.
Beat a Republican congressman. -Number two…
-30 years ago. Of course, I don’t think
there’s any debate up here. Wasn’t that 30 years ago? I beat an incumbent
Republican congressman. And I said, I was the only one who’s beaten an incumbent
Republican in 30 years. Well, 30 years ago is 1990,
as a matter of fact. But I don’t know that that’s
the major issue of the day. (audience groaning, clamoring) Okay, that…
that was the most unnecessary nitpicky argument you will ever see
in a presidential debate. You know what it felt like? It felt like we were watching
an old couple fight in a diner. That’s what it looked like.
You know, it was just like, “I thought you said
you were getting an appetizer!” “Yeah, I am. I’m getting soup. That is an appetizer.” “No, soup is a side!” “No, if it comes before
the meal, it’s an appetizer!” “My father was right. I should have married
Stu Greenberg.” “I am Stu Greenberg!” (laughter, applause) So that was a…
that was a pretty tense moment between Warren and Sanders. But there was another tension that had to be addressed
tonight, and that was between the U.S.
and Iran. And the question the candidates
were asked was, “Why would they make a better
commander in chief than the current
commander in tweet?” I sit on the Senate
Armed Services Committee. I worked with our generals, with our military leaders,
with our intelligence. I am able
to work with Republicans. I am able
to bring people together. I’ve been in the U.S. Senate
for over 12 years. I bring a different perspective. I worked internationally around the world for decades. I traveled,
I met with governments, I met with businesses,
and I understand how America interacts
with other countries. Wait. Hold up.
So Tom Steyer over here thinks he can be commander in chief because he went on a lot
of business trips? That’s… ‘Cause that’s basically
what he said. It’s almost like, he was like,
“That’s right. Vote for me. I’m Delta Diamond Medallion!” (laughter) It’s a weird reason,
but-but look, to be fair to him, to be fair,
Tom Steyer did go on to say that he thinks being
commander in chief is more about judgment than experience. And I’ll be honest.
In that, I agree. ‘Cause here’s my thing. Every candidate makes it sound like they’re experts on
the military, when in reality, the generals give
the president options, and the president
just picks one. I don’t care
which president it is. Like, even Trump, when
they conduct these operations, they give him options,
and then he picks. He’s not planning the operation.
He’s not there like, “Okay, Alpha Team,
you’re gonna go in low. “And then, pew, pew, pew. “Then the bad guys over the top,
then the grenade, “and then, you’re gonna be like,
‘Baba, baba, baba, baba, bah.’ “And then, I’ll jump in,
and I’ll be like, “‘Take Eric! Take Eric!’ And then we all win.
We all win.” (laughter) It’s not happening.
It’s not happening. (applause and cheering) Now… I’ll be honest with you. Other than what we just saw, there wasn’t much new
in this debate. They touched on health care,
trade policies, impeachment, and to be honest, it was more
of the same, you know? Bernie wants Medicare for All,
Biden thinks it’s too much. Klobuchar says
she can win Republican votes. Buttigieg says he brings
something new to the job, -which is a fake I.D.
-(laughter) All in all, today’s debate
wasn’t that exciting. And I guess this is what happens when you only have white people
at your party. -(laughter)
-You know? Yeah. There’s no Kamala
to spice things up. There’s no Cory
to do the Carlton, you know? There’s no Andrew Yang
making it rain. So now, the big the question is, how will this debate
affect the race going forward? Although to be honest, I think
the real question should be, do these debates
even matter at all? Because if you think about it, the debates used
to be the best way to get in front
of the American people. But with two billionaires in
the race, the game has changed. Just look at Tom Steyer,
for instance. He’s far from a household name, he has the charisma
of a clipboard, but recent polls…
recent polls show him surging to second place
in South Carolina and third in Nevada. And one guess
for how he did it. RACHEL MADDOW: So far,
the candidates combined have spent $17 million
on political ads just in the state
of South Carolina. Of that $17 million, $14 million of it was spent
by Tom Steyer. Same thing in Nevada. His Nevada-only ad spending
is more than all of the ad spending by Biden, Warren and Klobuchar
combined nationwide. Yeah, that’s right. Tom Steyer is spending more
on ads in one state than other candidates have spent
in their entire campaign. And clearly, it’s having
a big effect on the polls, which shows you how effective
advertising can be. If you just show people
something enough times, eventually they’ll be like,
“Yeah, I like that.” -That’s why Cheerios is a thing.
Yeah. -(laughter) That’s the most popular cereal
of all time, and it tastes like
if bread farted. (laughter) And it’s not just Tom Steyer who’s using giant ad buys
to jack up his poll numbers, because the real bling king in this race is
Michael Bloomberg. Mayor Bloomberg here,
the former mayor of New York, has been spending big so far. You’ve seen all
of his advertisements. He expected to spend
around ten million, as well, during the Super Bowl. In total so far,
he’s on track right now to spend $200 million
on advertisements by March. That is more
than Barack Obama spent in the entirety
of his 2012 campaign. And Bloomberg has said
he would spend a billion dollars if, uh, you know,
if he needs to. Yeah, we are seeing
some massive spending from Michael Bloomberg,
former mayor from New York, and Oompa Loompa
with a Swiss bank account. Because he’s close to shelling out
more in a few months than Obama spent
in his entire campaign. And he said he’s willing to throw down a billion dollars
to beat Trump. A billion dollars.
I mean, at that point, why not just offer Trump
a billion dollars to step down? -(laughter)
-He’ll take it. I think he would take it! Come on. The man is wearing
a discount weave. We know he needs that money! -(laughter)
-He needs that money. (cheers and applause) You offer him a billion dollars,
he’ll take it! And honestly, nobody knows if it’ll stop
at a billion dollars. It could be more.
Bloomberg could go further. The man is worth $60 billion, and he doesn’t mind
spending his cash. In fact, I wouldn’t be shocked
if pretty soon, Bloomberg’s ads
were just taking us hostage. Like, they just started
looking more like this. MAN:
This is Mike Bloomberg, a successful mayor,
a renowned businessman, and he’s bought all the ads
on every channel. If you don’t vote for Mike, this will be all you see, day after day,
month after month, until you’re begging
for the My Pillow guy. If Mike loses even one primary,
he’ll take over all of TV. He’ll host the Oscars. He’ll be the new star
of Black-ish. He’ll be the next bachelor
and all the bachelorettes. So if you want your TV back,
you know who to vote for. I’m Mike Bloomberg.
Don’t be stupid, America. Oh, what a terrifying future! We’ll be right back after this
message from, like, Bloomberg.
00:14:26,065 –>00:00:00,000
(cheers and applause)


  1. Democrsts clapping woooh , woooh , pity democrats voters , their representatives just give them sweet promises and high taxes , homeless people , some serving 40 yrs and who knows when , but our Pres , just 3 yrs accimplishnent are great , that is why he is impeach this clown

  2. & they want to beat trump Lolol the senate will be a comedy show with trump in the game ‘ but he’ll have more accomplishments to debate in his last 4 years then these two put together in 60 years ‘ you know it the country knows it

  3. Trevor Noah is a HACK, how could you say Warren won that exchange and then show her literally get proved wrong a second later. Trevor will never be Jon Stewart

  4. I don't agree with Trevor on this instance, but A LOT of you are bandwagon-ers that already hated him and are trying to pretend as if this was your breaking point with him. He's human and we're all flawed. If I had to guess the outrage is coming from conservatives trying to smear progressives and moderate liberals. You all are playing right into the hands of the same people trying to throw a wrench, in these debates, trying to distract you and turn your attention off the main issues. Stay focused on the subject matter and what these candidates are really about.

  5. No president in history made america rich again lol, all failed no free electric cars to combate climate chamge free rvs to the homeless lol

  6. I don't see how Trevor could say that Warren won the exchange. He didn't even play Bernie's full response. Also, Warren clearly didn't have her math right. It's only right that Bernie called her out.

  7. I've never disagreed with you on anything, but you are wayyy off on this debate. Warren was washed up, rude and her answer was terrible

  8. Lol it just occurred to me that Bernie Sanders voice sounds like Larry David from Seinfeld when he plays Steinbrenner, lol

  9. HERE'S THE BIGGER POINT:  The Bernie Bros violated the nonaggression pact when they distributed that volunteer script in several states. That is an indisputable fact that Bernie supporters simply gloss over. That's what started this whole mess. It was not Warren supporters trashing Bernie. Lets not lose sight of this. Did the Sanders campaign sanction the volunteer script?

  10. Any brain dead buffoon can say
    .while Warren's argument was fantastic ..the fact that a society that is 245 years old and never had a woman leader ..Bernie is not wrong ..I bet you ..see a year later

  11. Warren just lost her entire progressive base. All progressives know we are in it together to save the planet and help working class families.
    A shame . Real shame. I've always defended Warren vs some farther left progressives, but seems there's no rebuttal now.

  12. Whats been annoying me about the daily show lately is trevor will say something like "it is true he didn't say it but what if he did" and then proceeds to make jokes about it undercuting the truth, makes every argument he makes seem loaded

  13. Trevor, I usually laugh at your jokes – this take on the debate was not all that funny. I understand this is not supposed to be objective reporting, but this was weak.

    Warren obliterated what? Can a woman beat Donald Trump? No, she can't. That's why Trump is president – Hillary had the numbers, the supporters, the money and media support and she is not president. If Warren thinks she is better than Hillary, why didn't she run in 2016 against her?

  14. Really showing who's side you are on Trevor! Have to keep dollars coming eh? Bye bruh, I know I wont be missed, but I expected better from you….

  15. Next time there is a debate, someone better give those people a beat, its clear they all want to rap battle… Where is Andrew Yang? I believe as president he would've have made Murica great…

  16. So when Warren makes and incorrect point, and it's " she obliterated all the men". When Bernie corrects her it's an unnecessary argument? 🤔 Okay I guess that makes sense to you. It's crazy how far all of these shows reach to make this man look like he's a bad person. An old man trying to give people a chance to have healthcare, living wages, and education, and making people at the top pay their taxes. That's it. It's insane.

  17. Liz is right on! A woman would make a better president. We woman give birth to all humans on this planet. We have a great bond for life because we feel it. Men all mouth, guns, war, greed and kill. They have lost feelings! I would say satanonic feeling's. Not all men but a great portion of them. The saying is man will destroy himself!! Very true and the world!!!

  18. Warren fabricated the smear that Bernie was sexist… "She won the exchange" my ass. Check whats trending on Twitter.

  19. Warren Has a Proven History Of Lying & Distortion , Bernie is The Opposite … Trevor is Trying to Put a Cute Comedic Touch on The Exchange , Warren is at Fault , Stop Sucking up To Her !!!

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  21. I took that whole 30 years exchange as just jabbing between friends. She obviously chose 30 years as the number because she knew he won in 1990 against an incumbent Republican
    . So when she pointed it out to her, her response was kind of sarcastic (but in a fun, not aggressive, way).

    But, for the record, November 1990 was 29 years and 2 months ago. So Bernie is technically correct.

    The best kind of correct 😉

  22. Lets put all the Warren Sanders BS aside. Poor Ole Steyer can't do a thing but say Climate. He's now starting to feel the pressure of the left side lies.

  23. At the end of the debate, Bernie did the classy thing and try to shake Elizabeth Warren hand. She refused. When he goes high she goes low.

  24. Real talk with friends like Elizabeth who needs enemies..

    That said, Bernie needs to have a private video camera policy for private conversations should the need arise to combat the next fact twister looking to bring up there #'s in the polls or use him for political & financial game…

    And if anyone has a problem with it then just say sorry I understand but I gotta watch my back and would only ever show our 'private' conversation for self defense of course I trust you and lol' ur personal friend of mine…

  25. Luckily Andrew young did the math and sent out a tweet stating it was actually 29 years and 2 months ago so that's just as true as she's part Indian and for medicare for all lol' etc etc…

  26. The lack of Andrew Yang's presence made this debate really boring. Before the debate I was likely-ish with Yang; after now I'm solidly with Yang and his ability to unite conservatives, libertarians, and progressives, because he always puts country over party.

  27. Warren is a fucking snake, fuck her. We have Bernie ON TAPE telling that a woman can be a president in 1988 ffs.

    "The real issue is not whether you're black or white, whether you're a woman or a man in my view, a woman could be elected POTUS The real issue is are you on the side of workers & poor ppl, or are you on the side of big money &corporations?"

    That's Bernie in 1988, you're gonna even for a second think that he would say that in 2018??????? Also, didn't he ask Warren to run back in 2015 but she said no so then he ran? Remember, when she ebdorsed Hillary instead of Bernie because she was desperate for that VP job? This is not the first time she has stabbed Bernie in the back. She's no progressive, she's just another politician.

    I'll do you one better: here's a video of Bernie telling young girls to run for president in 1987

  28. Bernie in 1987: Lamenting that there aren’t more women in office and encouraging young girls to run:

    Bernie in 1988: “In my view a woman could be elected president of the United States”

    Bernie Sanders’s Hard Fight for Hillary Clinton. The New Yorker

    Compilation of 40 campaign events Bernie Sanders did for Hillary Clinton in 2016:

    Compilation of 12 rallies and 3 fundraisers Hillary Clinton did for Barack Obama in 2008:

    Exit polling after the 2008 campaign showed that 15 percent of Clinton-supporting Democrats in the primary voted for John McCain in the general election over Barack Obama:

    According to data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, only 12 percent of people who voted for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries voted for Trump in the general election:

  29. Warren OBVIOUSLY LIED, and the fact that you and Colbert and other establishment media focus on WHAT SHE SAID AFTER HER LIE, than on the fact that she lied about the most trusted politician in America today is worrisome. Are you OK with a president lying??? Seems you are. When Elizaberh Warren makes up a lie about the biggest male feminist in American politics, that's an attack on all of us women who need men like Bernie Sanders to CONTINUE supporting women!

  30. Also 30 years ago Elizabeth Warren WAS REPUBLICAN! So technically she couldn't have won over a Republican then!

  31. Is there a program to vote for instead of vote for minorities? I am genuinely asking because I can't find any of these information in any talk show analysis.

  32. Relying on CNN for anything factual is unwise. Anyone who takes a look at CNN youtube comment threads will find them packed with trolls. I'm not at all surprised that this came out on CNN because this "smear" hurt the two front-running candidates who threaten both Wall Street and the ultra-rich the very most of all. Since this act of Kompromat has hurt BOTH Warren and Sanders campaigns, you need to ask yourself: "Which candidate benefits?" Biden. Middle of the road, old school, more of the same ol' "don't rock the boat", Biden. Makes sense since Biden is obviously tRump's AND Putin's choice for the Democratic candidate in 2020.

  33. I wouldn’t let warren run a bingo game never mind this country she is completely clueless to the reality of the world she’s just another typical corrupt Democrat and she’s worth $100 million that she got how by working in government how did she become so rich

  34. Jesus Trevor, you do make some sexist arguments sometimes. The way you present this fake conflict between them is extremely biased. Warren was right. Her point stands. The only awkward thing was Bernie not owning up to his own old white guy privilege. This is classic false equivalence.

  35. The sky is blue.
    Fire burns.

    Trevor is a sellout Talented, but still a sellout. I wonder what Jon Stewart is thinking about it.

  36. The Bernie Bros attack on Warren using the volunteer script was a STUPID, STUPID thing to do. It set in motion a chain of events that pit Warren and Bernie against one another. As long as the nonaggression pact was in effect, there was a 50 percent chance Biden could be defeated by Warren and Bernie’s combined forces. This fragile nonaggression pact was the only way to offset Biden’s overwhelming advantage with African-American voters. The Bernie Bros have unknowingly helped nominate Republican lite Biden just as they unknowingly helped Trump pull an upset victory over Hillary in 2016. This is the second time that their STUPIDITY has damaged the progressive movement.

  37. Warren has this baffled, confused look that is not flattering…she had the same look when asked how she would pay for her health care ideas…just doesn't look good, not at all….

  38. I see Trevor is still toeing the establishment line. Warren is a liar. She lied about being Native American stealing from a person of color their seat in College, lied about being fired from a teaching job because of a pregnancy, lied that her father was a janitor, did wine cave meetings with wealthy donors and then chastised Pete for the same, funneled corporate money from her previous run to her current campaign while claiming to take only small dollar donations and was also a "Republican" until she was 47 years old, 47 is over half the average lifespan of most people. Don't two sides everything, Trevor. It makes me think that Hasan Minhaj would have been a more worthy successor to Jon.

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