World War D: Damage Control Edition | The Daily Show


As we get closer and closer
to the primaries, all the Democratic candidates
are learning that while the beginning
of the race was fun and games, once you get into crunch time, people start digging
into your history. And this weekend,
everyone was talking about a confrontation
involving Joe Biden, the candidate
with the most history. Democratic front-runner
Joe Biden just got into it
with a local voter. Words were exchanged
and then a challenge. Fire away. You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true,
and no one has ever said that. All right. You said I set up my son
to work in an oil company. Isn’t that what you said? Get your words straight, Jack. Look, fat, look,
here’s the deal. Here’s the deal. (audience groans) Whoa! Damn. That got testy. It was also a weird moment,
though, you have to admit. This guy said he was concerned that Biden might be too old
to run for president, and then instead of addressing
the man’s concerns, Biden challenged him
to push-ups? (laughter) You realize, Joe Biden,
this could have ended terribly. Because what if
that old man beat Biden? Hmm? Now he’s the Democratic
front-runner, right? Yeah, that’s how it works.
We’ve all watched Black Panther. If you beat the guy in charge,
you become the guy in charge. -That’s how it works.
-(cheering and applause) That’s how it works. Wouldn’t be push-ups. The old guy would have ripped up
his shirt like, “Is this your nominee?
Is this your nominee?” And then every one
of those old white people in the town hall would have
been there like, “Oh!” (laughter) And, like, I think this
is what shows you what’s wrong with American politics
right now. A candidate and a voter should
never be calling each other fat and old, all right? They should be calling
each other’s mamas fat and old. Let’s keep things civilized,
people. But while Biden is fighting off
corruption allegations and challenging voters to meet
him out in the parking lot, his great-great-great-grandson
Pete Buttigieg is dealing with a controversy
about a lack of transparency. You see,
a lot of people were concerned that Buttigieg
wasn’t allowing the press to attend
his fundraising events, but when he was asked
about the issue, Buttigieg couldn’t even pretend
to give a shit. Buttigieg is doing
a little bit better. He’s getting more attention. He says he will think
about opening his fundraisers, and he had a tart response
on Friday to reporters who asked when
he’ll make that decision. What’s that? Yes. What’s that? There are a lot
of considerations, and I’m thinking about it. WOMAN:
Last question. No. Thank you. (laughter) Damn! Looks like someone
started growing chest hair. Oh! You know, I know we always joke about Buttigieg
looking like he’s 15, but in that press conference, he was acting like a teenager,
too, right? It was just like that moment.
“Did you do your homework?” “Yes.” “Do you have it?” “Yeah.” “Can I see it?” “No.” (laughter) Now, Buttigieg might have been
all gangster at the podium, but the backlash to this
was so swift that he and his team
had to announce today that they will now be opening up
his fundraisers to the press. And one thing Buttigieg did
that was really slick was that he took
his transparency issues and tried to turn them around
on one of his opponents. NEWSWOMAN:
Buttigieg’s campaign has also been calling
on Elizabeth Warren to release her tax returns
from before 2008 during her time
as a corporate lawyer. Last night, she did, revealing that she made
nearly $2 million from private legal work
since 1986. $2 million? I knew it! Elizabeth Warren’s out here
acting all folksy, but it turns out this whole time
she had a job? (laughter) ‘Cause that’s what’s funny
about this story. No, if you read it,
the headlines make it sound like Elizabeth Warren
was balling out of control, but, in reality,
she earned $2 million over 30 years. Yeah. Which averages out
to a modest $60,000 a year. That is the complete opposite
of balling. At $60,000 a year, you aren’t
popping champagne in the club. You’re carefully removing
the cork, pouring it into a glass
and then saving the rest for the time
you come back to the club. (laughter and applause) So, that’s a quick update of what’s happening
in the Democratic race. And you know what’s funny
about this whole thing for me? The Democrats are trying so hard to defend even the smallest
skeletons in their closet. Meanwhile, Trump’s
rolling through the streets with a squad of skeletons like,
“These aren’t skeletons. “These are just skinny people. And if you don’t believe me,
you can do push-ups.”




Comments
  1. Except there’s one person whose history they don’t want explore because of how awesome it would make him look instead: Bernie Sanders.

  2. Most people don't seem to get it, there is no Two-party system anymore since Clinton. the Old Republican Party has gone so far right they might as well call them self the RIGHT Wing Party. And the Democrats also have slowly pushed out the progressive wing within the party over the years. what we have now is a two party system IN NAME ONLY, one is a little more extreme than the other and they're both serving the different factions of the corporate interests domestically. And when it comes to foreign policy. Both parties are in the back pockets of the Military Industrial complex. that's why we have all these endless wars. We the people really have no voice in the government. sad.

  3. I never supported Buttigieg before, but I've been against him ever since that press conference. Dude's a hack with scary skeletons. No thank you.

  4. Glad that someone took a second to clear the air on those absolutely fucking outrageous headlines about Elizabeth Warren. Come on Press, this is why people don't trust you. "She made $2m dollars working as a corporate lawyer!"

    As Trevor would say, "get the fuck out of here man."

    Also, can we stop bagging on left-wing politicians who are also (gasp) pursuing the American Dream and making money? Just because you believe in equality and are working to promote upward mobility doesn't mean that you yourself have to take a vow of poverty!

  5. Boomers voting for him. Millys not Gen X not nobody is! Trump called him out as the front runner. The government wants Biden for POTUS.

  6. Why the fuck is Biden even running still? I would be almost as embarrassed to have him as our president as I am about Trump…

  7. Pete is disingenuous and a bought politician. With his lack of transparency, bundled donors, and past scandals, he will NEVER win against Trump.

  8. I remember when I visited the US the first time, I was 15. My mother asked the cabbie what he thought about the president at the time, Bush. The cab driver was middle eastern. He said, "Bush is the man". I did not say a word during that long ride from JFK to Columbia University. Why is "being the man", basically a bully an admirable presidential quality?

  9. THIS right here, is EXACTLY it: "The Democrats are trying so hard to defend even the smallest skeletons in their closet. Meanwhile, Trump's rolling through the streets with a squad of skeletons like, `These aren't skeletons. These are just skinny people. And if you don't believe me, you can do push-ups'."

  10. Trevor is hilarious… is this your nominee'? “When you beat the guy in charge! You become the guy in charge”….imagine that..🤔😳👀

  11. See, that's what I mean when I talk about the current double standard. Democrats have to watch every single P and Q. And that's not necessarily bad, because the highest office should carry a high bar. Right? But meanwhile, Donald Trump farts the alphabet out of order and Republicans call it a symphony.

  12. Fuck those news headlines. I’m not even a supporter of Warren but making her look like she’s been rich when she hasn’t is simply dirty. These news agencies, you had one fucking job and you mess it up.

  13. And ya know what's funny about this whole thing to me…..I guess you forgot the guy in second place is even running huh? You scumbags are so transparent

  14. Term and age limit on every office in government. No one wants these old ass ideals anymore. The average age of the US is like 38…Some of these people have been running the country since most of us were born.

  15. Look at all these "skeletons" Meanwhile, Bernie is hopeing people look at his. Arrested! … For protesting against segragation. Raised yuge amounts of money… Fromm grass roots donations.

  16. You libs can't lie your way out of this one (damage control). What we've been watching for three years is just the cover-up for your vile deeds done before the 2016 election. They never thought she would lose so no one covered their tracks. You should be running but your too stupid to see what is about to come upon you. Funny 😁😂

  17. Bernie is the only one who can beat Trump, it's all about the Multiracial Working Class! It's about the support Bernie has, from Black Lives Matter to AOC to Michael Moore. We need a more equitable future.

  18. Why isn’t Buttigieg being transparent? My inquiring mind at this climate can only imagine that he’s got a couple rich boyfriends that make sure that he’s got plenty of doe…..but it is unfair to make that assumption.

  19. It’s sad reading the comments in showing how divided we all are 🤦🏾‍♂️every 4 years it’s the same he’s corrupt she’s corrupt they all are corrupt . It’s a cycle in dispute the world and this country was never perfect and won’t ever be the way the earth is being handled by all this greed and craziness. Ik I’m young but after witnessing so much hate even more now and people divided or such a man made name republicans and Democrats it’s like become a race now if so to speak . Ik people will come at me for this but come on why all the hate and buying into the same thing every few elections

  20. after this, Biden should be done and out of race. Honestly, he is acting as unnecessarily aggressive like Cavanaugh at his hearing. It makes him look so bad. That guy was just asking and you could tell that he wasn't trying to make this kind of argument out of the situation. I also dont like the crowds response. Like some extremist religious people screaming immediately when you say sth against their lord and savior Joe Biden.

  21. I would really hate to see Biden become our candidate. He shares many flaws with Trump himself. We can do so much better. I do wish Bernie would stop calling himself a Democratic Socialist. It's just a target that will make him harder to elect, which is a shame. He can embrace the same philosophy and make the compromise to not use a word which seems to be such a trigger in our country, even though, as he points out, that's what Medicare and social security are.

  22. Man where’s the video about trump and the toilet? Bc I just came back from my trip using a hotel’s toilet and man that was a real pain😠 just turns out I had to hold onto the toilet handle a little longer than I usually do at home. Why is that?

  23. Trevor, I love your show, but you fucked up here. You made no mention of Bidens mental state and equivocated one man bringing up valid concerns with Biden snapping at said man and calling him fat. For godsake just listen to the leghair bit in the cornpop speech from Biden, the guy is fading fast.

  24. I'd vote for anyone who raises funds just enough for their campaign and then gave 100% of the excess to charities (that they are not in any way involved with). I'm so sick of our presidency coming down to "who has the biggest wallet"

  25. @trevornoah can you speak on the recent shootings that been happening all around America I know you have spoke on it in the past but it's a warzone all over the place

  26. Police officers in Florida shot a UPS driver who was took hostage today in Jersey City two innocent bystanders were also killed idk by police or the shooters

  27. Biden is a douchebag, and yes, his son would not have gotten the position on the board of Burisma without him and only a complete imbecile would think any different.

  28. And the lack of police in America training really been noticed by everyone in the world I'm from California a small county called Tulare county even here my friend was fatally shot and killed when he was suspected of being a suspect in a drive by shooting his girlfriend was also shot but she lived because the sheriff officers had heard gunshots coming from the room it turned out Tulare county sheriff had called Delano Police department for assistance my friend was scared and was jumping out the second story of a best in hotel when Delano pd started firing bat him as he jumped out so his girlfriend swung the door open and was shot by the sheriff

  29. sure just pick on the 2 most moderate candidates while putting bernie on a pedestal . the daily show is a bullshit show

  30. Trevor making fun of Bootedgedge (dont know how to spell his name and dont care to look it up)
    For looking young when he still looks like a little boy trying to convince the bouncer that he is 21 with a valid ID.

  31. Bernie doesn't have scandals but he had a heart attack & at his age I can't see him healthily running my country for the next 4 to 8 years.

  32. Buttigieg is a lying sociopath who lists the names of black supporters without their permission (because they're NOT supporters). Nothing he says can be trusted and he'll never get my vote even if he wins the nomination.

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