Bernie Sanders is Ready to Defeat Trump

Our first guest tonight
is an unlikely hero to people many, many
years younger than he. He’s a leading candidate for
the Democratic nomination. And he’s doing it all
without a super PAC or a comb. Please welcome the senator
from Vermont, Bernie Sanders. [applause] Thank you for coming. My pleasure. I appreciate your being here. Did you– AUDIENCE: Bernie!
Bernie! Bernie! They still love you. Where are you at all worried
that the enthusiasm would not be there the second time around? No.
JIMMY KIMMEL: You were not. [laughter] Did you watch the Mueller
testimony yesterday? I was on a plane,
but I read it. You read the whole thing?
Yeah. Well, not the whole
thing, but some of it. You know what happened? And it probably happened
as you expected. Did you– I wonder if
you looked at any of that and wished that you had
been there in that spot. Because you really– I
feel like you would have sold that report, you know? It’s one thing or write it. And it’s another
thing to perform. I think the bottom
line is the message from Mueller is that
the Russians intervened in the campaign in 2016. They are still intervening. And we’ve got to stop that. Whatever your
political view is, you want to make sure that the
election in the United States is controlled by the
people of this country, not the Russians or anybody else. JIMMY KIMMEL: That
seems very obvious and it seems like
something that would be embraced by both parties. But it can’t even get
a vote in the Senate. The Republicans have
stopped it twice today. That’s right. We had an incredibly
do nothing Senate, which seems to be
spending all of the time worrying about the
wealthy and the powerful, and ignoring the important
issues facing us. JIMMY KIMMEL: Why won’t they? We can’t even
get– let me just– Go ahead. We cannot even get
a serious discussion about the existential threat to
this planet of climate change. No discussion at all. Because these guys–
and I will tell you why. I will tell you why. And it is because these guys
are owned by the fossil fuel industry, which
is more concerned about their short term profits
than the future of this planet. And that’s the simple truth. Can’t we just
outspend the fossil fuel people if it’s a money issue? I mean, can’t– No, you can’t. Look– the fossil fuel
industry makes tens of billions of dollars a year. You got people like
the Koch brothers who have already
contributed hundreds and hundreds of
millions of dollars to the political process. But it’s not just them. You’ve got Wall Street putting
in huge amounts of money into the political process. You’ve got the drug companies
who charges the highest prices in the world. You’ve got the
insurance companies. You’ve got the military
industrial complex. And in fact, you know,
Jimmy, what our campaign is about really, is saying that
we need a political revolution in this country, where instead
of having a government run by these large multinational
corporations and the 1%, maybe, just maybe, we
may want a government an economy that works for
all of us and not just them. [applause] It does seem so
crazy that you know, we have a list of
things to worry about, but if the climate
on this planet, it makes it uninhabitable
for other human beings, none of the stuff on the list matter.
– You’re right. I mean, you’re right. And as you know, what the
scientists are telling us, we have less than 12 years
to act boldly in transforming our energy system
away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency
and sustainable energy, or else they will be irreparable
damage done to this country and the rest of the world. And yet you got these people
of the fossil fuel industry who are much more concerned about
their short term profits than the future of this planet. JIMMY KIMMEL: Which is
nuts, because they have to live on this planet too. Their grandchildren are going
to have to live on this planet. But at the end of the
day, frankly, it is not just the fossil fuel industry. It is Wall Street, whose greed
has done irreparable harm to this country. It is all of these
powerful special interests whose just greed is
destroying the working class of this country. You know, we have a
situation in America today where you got three people– we don’t talk about
this in Congress, we don’t talk about
it in the media. You got three
people who own more wealth than the bottom half
of the American people. You got the top 1% owning more
wealth than the bottom 92%. And yet we are the
only major country on earth not to guarantee health
care to all people as a right. And by the way, thank you
very much for the work you’ve done and making sure
that health care is [inaudible]. [applause] Again, it seems– it seems
obvious that we should make sure people have health care. It is obvious to you,
it is obvious to me, it is obvious to most people. Yet we have then
got to ask ourselves why it is that we are the only
major country on earth not to guarantee health
care to all people. Why over 80 million people
are uninsured or underinsured. Why one out of five Americans
cannot afford the medicine that they need because
the price of prescription drugs is so high.
Why is that. Why is that? And the answer is it gets back
to the power and the greed of these major
multinational corporations who couldn’t care less
about working people. I know this is not an
issue we talk about much, but it is an issue
finally as a nation that we’re going to
have to deal with. Yeah, and it is
an issue that most of the citizens of
this country agree on when they’re not
being bamboozled and they think about it. They think about their neighbors
and their family members, they say, yeah, I do want to
have coverage for my children until they’re 26 years old. Your proposal, and correct me
if I have any of this wrong, Medicare for all, one thing that
makes it different from some of your fellow
candidates is that you want to do away with private
insurance altogether. Yes. Now I worry that
twist makes it an impossible sell for people. No, I don’t think so. I think it is exactly what
the American people want. Polling suggests that. Here is the bottom line. At the end of the day, we
have to make a decision. Do we have a health care
system as exists virtually in every other
major country, whose major function is
to provide quality care to all people as a right? Or do we continue with the
system we have right now, which is designed to do what? Everybody knows what it is. What is the function of
the insurance companies? It’s to make as much
money as they can. What is the function
of the drug companies? Last year, the top 10 drug
companies made $69 billion in profit and they are
charging us 10 times more than the Canadians for insulin
that people in this country need. And ultimately, we have to
make that determination. Do we expand Medicare, which
is a good and popular program for seniors, to all people? Or do we continue a
dysfunctional and expensive system designed to make billions
for the health care industry? You are taking a bus load
of people with diabetes– That’s correct. To Canada for what reason? Is it for fun? To expose to the world– no, it’s– it’s fun to go– I live near Canada and
it’s a fun place to go. But this trip–
this trip is not. What this trip is about is to
expose the insanity of people in America being forced to
pay 10 times more for insulin as our neighbors in Canada. And that has everything
to do with the greed of the pharmaceutical industry. It has everything
to do with the fact that we are the only major
country not to negotiate prices with the drug companies. They could double or triple
the price of medicine tomorrow, there is no law to stop it.
And you know why? Because they have made
hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign
contributions, billions of dollars in lobbying. And the Congress
does what they want, not what the American people. So we’re going to expose
them if elected president. And with we passed Medicare
for all, nobody in this country will pay more than $200 for the
prescription drugs they need. And we will substantially
lower the cost of Medicine in this country for everybody. Senator Bernie
Sanders is here. We’ll back right back.
[applause] Senator Sanders, I think
the most important thing– we talked about a lot
of important things– but most importantly, what
are you going to do to help A$AP Rocky get out of Sweden? Not much for the moment. JIMMY KIMMEL: Not
much right now. Cardi B is one of
your supporters. Cardi B is. Do you know her? I know her. You know, we have talked on
the phone on several occasions. She is really smart and she is
deeply concerned about what’s happening in this country. JIMMY KIMMEL: She does seem
to be concerned, doesn’t she? Which is a little bit
surprising, maybe. Yeah.
Yeah. But you know, that’s the truth. She comes from a
humble background and knows what it’s
like to live in poverty, to struggle– to struggle. And she wants to make sure that
we can improve life for working people in this country. And I’m delighted that
she is a supporter. Have you ever been
on Etsy, the website? No. OK, so this is a craft
website where people make things and then they sell them. And a lot of the things
they make are about you. Or like, you’re on like 5,000
products, none of which you’re profiting from, I’m sure. And these are real things. These are not things
we made up as a joke. [laughter] I don’t know what’s
happening here, but you seem to be on an
all Bernie volleyball team playing with the moon. There’s a– I guess
people are kind of tickled at the idea of you
and Beto running together. There’s a “Back to the Future”
parody with the two of you. This is a good one. This is just a bird– a
Birdie Sanders, I guess. You’ve probably seen
that logo before. You know what
that’s about, Jimmy? What’s that about? That’s about a bird
that landed on a podium. I think we were in Portland
and out of nowhere, this little bird ends up on
the podium and just is there. So some people thought this was
a spiritual thing, you know? JIMMY KIMMEL: Right, yeah.
– A heavenly– Speaking of spiritual
things, they’ve got– there’s a candle that’s a saint. Although they should’ve gone
with Saint Bernard there. [laughter] And I don’t know
what this is exactly, but I’d love to see you in it. I’m going to give
this one to your wife as a little take home item. So you’re getting–
you’re getting cheated out a lot of money there. You know, Trump wouldn’t
let that happen. He’d get a cut of all of that. No doubt, no doubt. Do you relish in the idea
of debating Donald Trump? Not only debating him,
but the defeating him. He is the most dangerous– [applause] Look, I have Republicans– Republican friends
who I disagree with. But what Trump is trying
to do is unprecedented and extremely ugly. He is trying to
divide our country up based on the color of our
skin or where we came from or our religion or our
sexual orientation. And that is not what a president
of the United States should do. And it will give
me great pleasure to defeat this president
and create a government of compassion and of
love, rather than just of hatred and divisiveness. [applause] Your slogan– put this one up,
because your slogan does seem to be a shot at Donald Trump. It’s not me. Us. That is your campaign slogan. Now let me ask, just
a quick question, is it smart to put
the words not me in your campaign for president? [laughter] The us gets in the corner the
t-shirt, or something it’s not necessarily a wise idea. Well, what it
means is two things. It means, Jimmy, that we
are all in this together. And that what a president
of the United States has got to be about is not
only bringing people together, but understand that your
family has got to be concerned about her family. We’ve got to be concerned
about each other. And the second point of that
is that the only way we take on powerful special interests
is when millions of people stand up and say,
enough is enough. That the 1% cannot have it all. That we need a
country that belongs, and a government that
works for everybody. And no person– And we need to wake up. We need to wake up and get our
heads out of our telephones. Right. Anybody who thinks that it’s
time to give up in despair and just not get involved– this is not that moment. You know, we are a
democracy, although Trump is trying to undermine that. And what a democracy means is
that the future of this country rest in your hands,
and your hands, and the hands of hundreds
of millions of people. We cannot sit this one out. The future of the country is at
stake, the future of the planet is at stake. We’ve got to stand up,
we’ve got to fight back. JIMMY KIMMEL: Next week, you
will be a part of the debate. There are a lot of people
running for the nomination. You will be debating. You’ll be on stage with
Elizabeth Warren, your friend. Is it productive for Democrats
to be going after each other in the way that for
instance, Senator Harris went after Joe Biden? Well, look, you know, people– a campaign is about
differences of ideas. And I think there is nothing
wrong with us talking about our vision for the future,
what our record is, how we’re different from somebody else. That’s called politics. What is not acceptable
are ugly personal attacks and trying to destroy
people’s character. That is not acceptable. So I hope that what
the debate will be and what the campaign
will be about is about discussing the
very serious issues facing the American people, whether it
is climate change, whether it is you know, 45 million
Americans dealing with student debt, whether it
is the fact that we are the only country
not to guarantee health care to all people. These are issues that
need serious discussion. People may disagree. Let’s have that discussion. But let’s not get
into personal attacks. Senator Bernie
Sanders, everyone. Thank you for being
here, Senator.

  1. Bernie needs to go to gym and work his upper body before trying to help America…

    Bernie was voted by Russians in senate that’s how powerful the Russians are for us to fear .

    Bernie never know he who made the planet and he asked us not to fear any thing Bernie even you …

  2. Is Bernie still being sued by his employees for a cost of living wage? Millionaire Bernie advocates a $15 an hour living wage minimum, but doesn't use it himself….

  3. Looks like Bernie is going to loose again and feel the burn lol. Nonetheless, his a great guy but not presidential quality


  5. He also wouldn't pay his own workers $15 and hour until they exposed him. Now he is but he got rid of some of them too. Ha !

  6. Bernie is a powerful piece of schnitt! This dog meat recently attempted to pass himself off as a Jew, and a thoughtful caring Jew at that. He's a cold-hearted marxist pig with no feeling whatsoever for Jews, Judaism, nor for Israel. He's a commie opportunist who loves to dip his paws into your pocket and come out financially enhanced. He cries that he's for the little people, as have all of the communists thru the 20th Century, but in reality he's got about 3 properties and his wife was busted for crooked dealings. He's a fraud as is the belief system (Marxism) that he pushes. He's a con artist and he's hooked a lot of "fish" out there who just drool over him…."Feel The Bern"…what a crock! And for the fools out there who salivate over a national healthcare system "properly funded and managed", it doesn't exist…it's like watching The Beatles cartoon film "Yellow Submarine" – it's a fantasy…I lived in Canada and a friend who was a well-to-do dentist was waiting for FIVE months for a heart valve surgery…F I V E months you morons…he could've died in the interim. But the know-nothing children out there know better…"What if they gave a war and nobody came"…or "Coexist", or "All you need is love"….and the list of insanity is endless and the number of takers are endless..they just want to be children.

  7. Omg finally somebody that cares about global warming. I may be a teenager but at least I know that’s a problem 😂

  8. My problem with Bernie is that he is a one issue candidate. I am not partial to any political party but I also know that a president needs to be multifaceted. This man would crumble in front of Putin or Xi Jinping and that would be devastating to our national security. If the Dems want to win they will nominate someone like Tulsi Gabbard that has experience in these fields as well as domestic policy and not a 77 year old sound bite.

  9. What a laugh l guess these shows are supposed to be funny. I dont know l never watch them. Late night losers. For drunks and drug addicts l guess. FOUR MORE YEARS of swamp draining

  10. God bless this sweet man. I'm hoping our country is finally ready by for someone like Bernie. When a dingbat like Trump gets voted into office you have to ask why. You have to ask "How and why would our country believe in a monster like Donald Trump?" The answer is short and simple… Politicians have let us down so hard, that we thought going so far outside the box (like voting in Trump) would be the solution. When a man like Trump has freedom of speech with the beliefs he has the outcome can only disasterous. With Trump's run of the mill half-ass understanding of politics and what it is to work for the people and not for himself and those that keep him rich. You must ask yourselves "Why!? Why did we do this!! How could we possibly believe that Trump would be the right person to hand the "keys" over to!?" Obstruction of Justice is just the beginning of Trump's shadiness. I won't use Jimmy's video here to vent on my personal or beliefs on Trump. I'll end with this: Do some research of your own my fellow Americans. Please for the love of our country seek out the truth and share it on social media. Thank the power of the internet for how easy it is to post a bratty big baby like Trump arguing in such a pissy teenage fashion. Watching him point the finger at reporters the way he was is just hilarious and sad.

  11. Crazy Bernie is a known Russian asset like Moscow Mitch and Donald Trump Medicare for all my ass Obamacare is better.

  12. My take away from it is time to destroy the free market and bring in socialism! Because socialism has worked out so well for other countries and the free market has really hurt America! Also we need to re-distribute the wealth in this country taking the money from the rich and handing it out to the poor almost like a modern-day Robin Hood. Also healthcare should be an inalienable right of life liberty and pursuit of happiness and free healthcare for everyone! I’m sure that was put in their by our founding fathers but probably taken out by some wicked privileged white guy! I can’t wait for Bernie to get elected because I am going to quit my job and live on the system! Maybe I’ll go back for another degree with free college tuition! Go Bernie

  13. Bernie sander, a man who gets his socialist ideas from the murderous Stalin is a hero to many? how ironic!

  14. What a hell of a crossroads America is at with the 2020 election. Bernie will help people get healthy, help people become educated. I dont see how the american people lose?!?!?! Let corporations bend us over, or build a government that invests in its people??!?!?! I dont understand how that isnt a perfect long terrm goal

  15. Call it “socialism” if you want, this man speaks with passion and love as opposed to hate and deception

  16. I am extremely disappointed that as an Indonesian living an ocean away I cannot aid Bernie in his quest to aid the United States of America. Whoever says that he is nothing but an old coot is completely wrong – he has the mind of a genius, the heart of a child, the will of a soldier and the soul of a man devoted to his country.

  17. While I'm not American and therefore have probably missed a lot of the stuff behind the scenes, I've noticed that Bernie has always been on a mission. Then you have Clinton that seems to shape her politics depending on the "current climate" she's in. And then you have Trump, a man with zero political experience that somehow managed to get elected to run the self-proclaimed greatest country in the world? :/ Something's fishy here.

  18. Thank you Jimmy Kimmel for interviewing Sen. Sanders with the respect he deserves, just thinking of these brainless broads from "The View" and how they treated him already 2 times makes me wanna throw up.

  19. As as a STEM guy and a 21 yo, it pisses me off when the companies care about short term profits.. ridiculous. My generation will inherit this crap and we’ll have to fix it, whereas other things could’ve been achieved if my generation didn’t have to worry about climate change

  20. A billionaire interviewing a billionaire about 1% controlling the rest of population. Seems like planned – to have a president with horrible media persona to be overcome by an old gentleman with kind and good promises to the nation. Obama bombed more countries and made more destructive decisions than Bush, but he was liked. I bet it will happen again. This is not a wakeup call for USA, just another blindfold so it can swallow more crap than ever before.

  21. I am not from the U.S.A thats why I dont understand some things concierning the US politics. I would like to ask those of you who know it, what is it that people that oppose Mr. Sanders see him doing wrong?

  22. I still don’t understand how so many people have now come to accept socialism ideology. I understand where people come from with the health care and maybe we can help the problem through slight tax rates and government spending, but one thing people need to understand is that nothing is really free. If you’re not paying healthcare directly than you’re forced to pay it through taxes. Same thing goes with free college. If all the people were taxed at a ridiculous rate of 90%, it would still take many, many years for all the college debt to be paid off. That’s not even accounting for free health care 😂 People like to use Sweden as a example for a successful socialist government but fail to realize the country was in poverty for years until it adopted capitalist ideals

  23. I would like someone to ask Bernie the China and India issue. Let's say the western world shifts to green energy systems. What for? China has already sent the Paris accord to hell before it was ever written. China and India continue to produce 96% of Ocean pollution…

  24. The wealthy and the powerful?😂😂😂 This jackass is still pushing the Russia nonsense while using his position in government to make himself a multimillionaire. Weak old white guy preaching about the evils of wealth while obtaining more and more everyday. Morons.

  25. This celebrity endorsement stuff is about to make politics wild in the next year/who knows
    I am a fan of Bernie though.
    It feels good to be in my twenties knowing so many of my peers care about this next election.
    CARE. VOTE. Form an opinion. Have a voice. Okay sry im done

  26. Wow he truly believes in hopes and dreams. How about run with some facts and you might get a look in next year. It's all babble to convince the younger crowd with less life experience.

    Free Healthcare does NOT exist!

  27. Worked for an insulin company in the UK. The NHS spends nearly 10 % of its budget on diabetes, 90% of that is treating the damage it does long term, (heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, eye problems etc) . You have to treat it early and aggressively, hence the instant you need medicine for diabetes you get a form from your GP and you never pay for any prescription medicine ever again. The idea that people have to put insulin in the same category as groceries , rent and car payments as something you scrimp for is totally appalling. America should see this for what it is, a total failure of the free market in healthcare and a national disgrace.

  28. At the end of the day it’s not just fossil fuels and Wall Street, it’s US as consumers who need to stop driving gas cars and buy electric vehicles and switch beans for beef—if we made that one dietary change as a country we’d be in compliance with the Paris Accord.

  29. Remember when all those Democrats STILL voted for that woman even after she cheated this guy out of the nomination …..

    Theres a good chance this guy would be POTUS right now. wouldn't that be interesting lol

  30. No such thing as free healthcare or free education. No one is going to work for free. If you want to use European countries as an example, then you would also know that they get taxed upwards of 75%! Which means, you’re paying for it, regardless.

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