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>>>WELCOME BACK.>>>WELCOME BACK. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FACE THEIR OWN CANDIDATES FACE THEIR OWN DILEMMA. DILEMMA. DO THEY ARGUE THAT WHATEVER DO THEY ARGUE THAT WHATEVER DIFFERENCES VOTERS HAVE WITH DIFFERENCES VOTERS HAVE WITH THEM, PRESIDENT TRUMP NEEDS TO THEM, PRESIDENT TRUMP NEEDS TO GO BECAUSE HE’S UNFIT FOR GO BECAUSE HE’S UNFIT FOR OFFICE? OFFICE? ESSENTIALLY, THE BIDEN MESSAGE. ESSENTIALLY, THE BIDEN MESSAGE. OR IS RESTORATION AND OR IS RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION OF THE OBAMA LEGACY PRESERVATION OF THE OBAMA LEGACY SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH? SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH? SHOULD THE RIGHT RESPONSE BE TO SHOULD THE RIGHT RESPONSE BE TO CAMPAIGN ON NEW AND BOLDER CAMPAIGN ON NEW AND BOLDER IDEAS? IDEAS? MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG JOINS ME MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG JOINS ME FROM FREEDOM, NEW HAMPSHIRE. FROM FREEDOM, NEW HAMPSHIRE. MAYOR BUTTIGIEG, GOOD TO SEE YOU MAYOR BUTTIGIEG, GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN. AGAIN. LET ME DIVE RIGHT INTO THAT LET ME DIVE RIGHT INTO THAT QUESTION BUT ASK IT THIS WAY. QUESTION BUT ASK IT THIS WAY. THIS WAS A WEEK WHERE THE THIS WAS A WEEK WHERE THE PRESIDENT CERTAINLY HAD SOME PRESIDENT CERTAINLY HAD SOME ERRATIC MOMENTS. ERRATIC MOMENTS. AS YOU KNOW, MANY VOTERS HAVE AS YOU KNOW, MANY VOTERS HAVE THAT SAFE HARBOR MENTALITY, THAT SAFE HARBOR MENTALITY, ESPECIALLY DURING WEEKS LIKE ESPECIALLY DURING WEEKS LIKE THIS. THIS. THIS STRIKES ME AS PARTICULARLY THIS STRIKES ME AS PARTICULARLY CHALLENGING FOR ANY CANDIDATE CHALLENGING FOR ANY CANDIDATE NOT NAMED JOE BIDEN, ANY NOT NAMED JOE BIDEN, ANY CANDIDATE THAT WASN’T A FORMER CANDIDATE THAT WASN’T A FORMER VICE PRESIDENT. VICE PRESIDENT. HOW DO YOU TALK TO THOSE VOTERS? HOW DO YOU TALK TO THOSE VOTERS?>>WELL, I GUESS WHAT I WOULD>>WELL, I GUESS WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THIS. SAY IS THIS. THE PRESIDENT IS CERTAINLY A THE PRESIDENT IS CERTAINLY A PROBLEM, A BIG ONE. PROBLEM, A BIG ONE. BUT HE’S NOT THE ONLY PROBLEM. BUT HE’S NOT THE ONLY PROBLEM. ASK YOURSELF HOW A GUY LIKE THIS ASK YOURSELF HOW A GUY LIKE THIS EVER GOT WITHIN CHEATING EVER GOT WITHIN CHEATING DISTANCE OF THE OVAL OFFICE IN DISTANCE OF THE OVAL OFFICE IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE FIRST PLACE. I WOULD ARGUE THAT DOESN’T I WOULD ARGUE THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN UNLESS THE COUNTRY IS HAPPEN UNLESS THE COUNTRY IS ALREADY IN A KIND OF CRISIS. ALREADY IN A KIND OF CRISIS. WE SEE IT IN THE FACT THAT FOR WE SEE IT IN THE FACT THAT FOR PRETTY MUCH AS LONG AS I’VE BEEN PRETTY MUCH AS LONG AS I’VE BEEN ALIVE, EVEN WHEN THE ECONOMY HAS ALIVE, EVEN WHEN THE ECONOMY HAS BEEN GROWING AND QUICKLY, MOST BEEN GROWING AND QUICKLY, MOST AMERICANS HAVEN’T BEEN GETTING AMERICANS HAVEN’T BEEN GETTING AHEAD. AHEAD. ONE OF MANY REASONS WHY IN ONE OF MANY REASONS WHY IN PLACES LIKE THE INDUSTRIAL PLACES LIKE THE INDUSTRIAL MIDWEST WHERE I LIVE, BACK TO MIDWEST WHERE I LIVE, BACK TO NORMAL IS NOT GOING TO BE A GOOD NORMAL IS NOT GOING TO BE A GOOD ENOUGH MESSAGE BECAUSE NORMAL ENOUGH MESSAGE BECAUSE NORMAL WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. OF COURSE THERE ARE HUGE OF COURSE THERE ARE HUGE PROBLEMS WITH THIS PRESIDENT, PROBLEMS WITH THIS PRESIDENT, ESPECIALLY NOW. ESPECIALLY NOW. WE’RE NOT EVEN DEBATING WHETHER WE’RE NOT EVEN DEBATING WHETHER THE PRESIDENT IS TELLING THE THE PRESIDENT IS TELLING THE TRUTH OR MAKING SENSE. TRUTH OR MAKING SENSE. WE’RE JUST DEBATING WHETHER IT WE’RE JUST DEBATING WHETHER IT MATTERS WHEN HE DOESN’T. MATTERS WHEN HE DOESN’T. AND IT DOES MATTER. AND IT DOES MATTER. AS YOU CAN SEE, BY THE WAY, HE’S AS YOU CAN SEE, BY THE WAY, HE’S CREATED TURMOIL IN GLOBAL CREATED TURMOIL IN GLOBAL MARKETS WITH HIS WORDS. MARKETS WITH HIS WORDS. EVEN SO, GETTING RID OF THE EVEN SO, GETTING RID OF THE PRESIDENT IS NOT ENOUGH. PRESIDENT IS NOT ENOUGH. WE NEED TO REPLACE THIS WE NEED TO REPLACE THIS PRESIDENCY WITH SOMETHING BETTER PRESIDENCY WITH SOMETHING BETTER THAT ACTUALLY WORKS FOR THAT ACTUALLY WORKS FOR AMERICANS OR SOMEBODY EVEN MORE AMERICANS OR SOMEBODY EVEN MORE UNSTABLE COULD GAIN POWER AND UNSTABLE COULD GAIN POWER AND EMERGE IN OUR POLITICS IN THE EMERGE IN OUR POLITICS IN THE FUTURE. FUTURE.>>AS YOU KNOW, THE>>AS YOU KNOW, THE COUNTERARGUMENT IS GOING TO BE COUNTERARGUMENT IS GOING TO BE WHOA, WHOA, WHOA, TRUMP WAS A WHOA, WHOA, WHOA, TRUMP WAS A BIG RISK. BIG RISK. TRUMP WAS SOMEBODY WE’D NEVER TRUMP WAS SOMEBODY WE’D NEVER TRIED BEFORE. TRIED BEFORE. YOU’RE ASKING VOTERS TO TAKE A YOU’RE ASKING VOTERS TO TAKE A BIG RISK. BIG RISK. IN THAT SENSE, IT IS — I IN THAT SENSE, IT IS — I UNDERSTAND EXACTLY THE MESSAGE UNDERSTAND EXACTLY THE MESSAGE YOU’RE TRYING TO SEND THERE, BUT YOU’RE TRYING TO SEND THERE, BUT THAT IS THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT THAT IS THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT MESSAGE, WHICH IS, WAIT A MESSAGE, WHICH IS, WAIT A MINUTE, HE WAS NEW AND MINUTE, HE WAS NEW AND DIFFERENT. DIFFERENT. YOU’RE NEW AND DIFFERENT. YOU’RE NEW AND DIFFERENT.>>YEAH, THERE’S SOME VERY>>YEAH, THERE’S SOME VERY DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF WHAT NEW DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF WHAT NEW AND DIFFERENT MEANS. AND DIFFERENT MEANS.>>FAIR ENOUGH.>>FAIR ENOUGH.>>MY PRESIDENCY WILL BE ABOUT>>MY PRESIDENCY WILL BE ABOUT MAKING SURE AMERICANS CAN MAKING SURE AMERICANS CAN ACTUALLY GET AHEAD, THAT WHEN WE ACTUALLY GET AHEAD, THAT WHEN WE HAVE A RISING TIDE, IT ACTUALLY HAVE A RISING TIDE, IT ACTUALLY LIFTS ALL BOATS, IN ADDITION TO LIFTS ALL BOATS, IN ADDITION TO RESTORING AMERICAN CREDIBILITY RESTORING AMERICAN CREDIBILITY AROUND THE WORLD. AROUND THE WORLD. WE NEED TO EXPLAIN WHAT WE’RE WE NEED TO EXPLAIN WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO TO MAKE YOUR LIFE GOING TO DO TO MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER. BETTER. THE LESS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE LESS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HIM, THE MORE WE’RE TALKING HIM, THE MORE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT YOU. ABOUT YOU. GOOD NEWS IS, THIS IS WINNING GOOD NEWS IS, THIS IS WINNING TURF FOR DEMOCRATS. TURF FOR DEMOCRATS. REMEMBER, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, REMEMBER, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, BROADLY SPEAKING, AGREE WITH US BROADLY SPEAKING, AGREE WITH US ON WAGE, AGREE WITH US ON HEALTH ON WAGE, AGREE WITH US ON HEALTH CARE, AGREE WITH US FOR SURE ON CARE, AGREE WITH US FOR SURE ON GUN SAFETY. GUN SAFETY. WHEN IT COMES TO THE THINGS THAT WHEN IT COMES TO THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO DECIDE WHETHER YOUR ARE GOING TO DECIDE WHETHER YOUR KID IS SAFE AT SCHOOL, WHETHER KID IS SAFE AT SCHOOL, WHETHER YOUR INCOME IS GOING UP, WHETHER YOUR INCOME IS GOING UP, WHETHER YOUR FUTURE IS SECURE, THAT’S A YOUR FUTURE IS SECURE, THAT’S A WINNING MESSAGE FOR US. WINNING MESSAGE FOR US. WE NEED TO EXPLAIN WHAT WE’RE WE NEED TO EXPLAIN WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO ON THAT. GOING TO DO ON THAT. OUT WITH THE OLD, COMPELLING OUT WITH THE OLD, COMPELLING THOUGH IT IS, IS NOT A COMPLETE THOUGH IT IS, IS NOT A COMPLETE MESSAGE. MESSAGE.>>I WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOME>>I WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOME NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES. NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES. I THINK AS POLITICO POINTED OUT I THINK AS POLITICO POINTED OUT EARLIER THIS WEEK, DEMOCRATS EARLIER THIS WEEK, DEMOCRATS AREN’T GOING TO BE ABLE TO JUST AREN’T GOING TO BE ABLE TO JUST UNWIND THE TRUMP FOREIGN POLICY. UNWIND THE TRUMP FOREIGN POLICY. IF YOU’RE IN FAVOR OF A IF YOU’RE IN FAVOR OF A TWO-STATE SOLUTION WITH THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION WITH THE ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS, THAT ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS, THAT FEELS LIKE THAT’S TAKEN 10 OR 15 FEELS LIKE THAT’S TAKEN 10 OR 15 STEPS BACK, NO MATTER WHO THE STEPS BACK, NO MATTER WHO THE NEXT PRESIDENT IS. NEXT PRESIDENT IS. DITTO WITH CHINA OR OTHER DITTO WITH CHINA OR OTHER COUNTRIES NOT SURE, OKAY, THEY COUNTRIES NOT SURE, OKAY, THEY CAN CUT A DEAL WITH THIS CAN CUT A DEAL WITH THIS PRESIDENT, BUT GIVEN WHAT PRESIDENT, BUT GIVEN WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE LAST HAPPENED WITH THE LAST PRESIDENT, HOW CAN I TRUST THIS PRESIDENT, HOW CAN I TRUST THIS DEAL? DEAL? HOW MUCH HARDER IS IT GOING TO HOW MUCH HARDER IS IT GOING TO BE FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT TO DO BE FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT TO DO ANY SORT OF TRADE PACT OR ANY SORT OF TRADE PACT OR MULTICOUPLE RIMULTI MULTICOUPLE RIMULTI MULTICOUNTRY PACT, AND HOW DO MULTICOUNTRY PACT, AND HOW DO YOU REASSURE THESE COUNTRIES YOU REASSURE THESE COUNTRIES THAT IF YOU’RE PRESIDENT? THAT IF YOU’RE PRESIDENT?>>MY FOCUS AS PRESIDENT WILL BE>>MY FOCUS AS PRESIDENT WILL BE RESTORING U.S. CREDIBILITY BY RESTORING U.S. CREDIBILITY BY PULLING TOGETHER IN THE NAME OF PULLING TOGETHER IN THE NAME OF VALUES THAT ARE AMERICAN VALUES, VALUES THAT ARE AMERICAN VALUES, THAT OUR COUNTRY AT ITS BEST HAS THAT OUR COUNTRY AT ITS BEST HAS UPHELD IN ADVANCE BUT A ARE ALSO UPHELD IN ADVANCE BUT A ARE ALSO UNIVERSAL SHARED VALUES. UNIVERSAL SHARED VALUES. THAT MEANS STANDING WITH THE THAT MEANS STANDING WITH THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WHEN THEY’RE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WHEN THEY’RE INSISTING ON DEMOCRACY. INSISTING ON DEMOCRACY. IT MEANS LEADING ON CLIMATE IT MEANS LEADING ON CLIMATE DIPLOMACY. DIPLOMACY. REMEMBER, PART OF THE U.S. REMEMBER, PART OF THE U.S. ISOLATION ON DISPLAY THIS WEEK ISOLATION ON DISPLAY THIS WEEK IS THAT AT THE G7, YOU HAVE IS THAT AT THE G7, YOU HAVE WORLD LEADERS COMING TOGETHER, WORLD LEADERS COMING TOGETHER, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TALKING AMONG OTHER THINGS, TALKING ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO ON CLIMATE. ON CLIMATE. YOU GOT AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT YOU GOT AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO DOESN’T EVEN BELIEVE IT’S A WHO DOESN’T EVEN BELIEVE IT’S A PROBLEM. PROBLEM. THE U.S. COULD BE RESTORING OUR THE U.S. COULD BE RESTORING OUR CREDIBILITY BY LEADING THE WORLD CREDIBILITY BY LEADING THE WORLD IN FACING SON-IN-LAW OF THEME OF IN FACING SON-IN-LAW OF THEME OF CHALLENGES WE HAVE FROM ISSUES CHALLENGES WE HAVE FROM ISSUES LIKE CLIMATE TO STABILITY IN THE LIKE CLIMATE TO STABILITY IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY TO ADVANCING GLOBAL ECONOMY TO ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY TO HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY TO THINKS LIKE DEALING WITH THINKS LIKE DEALING WITH TERRORIST THREATS, BE THEY FROM TERRORIST THREATS, BE THEY FROM ISLAMIST EXTREMISM OR THE RISING ISLAMIST EXTREMISM OR THE RISING TIDE OF WHITE NATIONALIST TIDE OF WHITE NATIONALIST VIOLENCE, A PROBLEM HERE IN THE VIOLENCE, A PROBLEM HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD. WORLD.>>LET’S DIVE INTO CHINA.>>LET’S DIVE INTO CHINA. YOU’RE PRESIDENT. YOU’RE PRESIDENT. YOU’RE GOING TO INHERIT A BUNCH YOU’RE GOING TO INHERIT A BUNCH OF TARIFFS THAT HAVE BEEN OF TARIFFS THAT HAVE BEEN SLAPPED ON CHINA. SLAPPED ON CHINA. IS YOUR INITIAL INSTINCT TO JUST IS YOUR INITIAL INSTINCT TO JUST REMOVE ALL THE TARIFFS AND THEN REMOVE ALL THE TARIFFS AND THEN TRY TO START ANEW WITH CHINA? TRY TO START ANEW WITH CHINA? AND WOULD YOU USE THE ISSUE OF AND WOULD YOU USE THE ISSUE OF HONG KONG AS PART OF THE HONG KONG AS PART OF THE NEGOTIATIONS IN ANY TRADE PACT? NEGOTIATIONS IN ANY TRADE PACT?>>WELL, CERTAINLY THE PEOPLE OF>>WELL, CERTAINLY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG NEED TO KNOW THAT WE HONG KONG NEED TO KNOW THAT WE STAND WITH THEM. STAND WITH THEM. AND CHINA NEEDS TO KNOW THAT IF AND CHINA NEEDS TO KNOW THAT IF THEY’RE GOING TO PERPETRATE THEY’RE GOING TO PERPETRATE TIANANMEN. TIANANMEN. THAT BEING SAID, WE CAN FIND THAT BEING SAID, WE CAN FIND AREAS OF COOPERATION FROM AREAS OF COOPERATION FROM CLIMATE TO SECURITY TO TRADE. CLIMATE TO SECURITY TO TRADE. IT JUST HAS TO BE SOMETHING THAT IT JUST HAS TO BE SOMETHING THAT ACTUALLY WORKS FOR AMERICANS. ACTUALLY WORKS FOR AMERICANS. NOW, OBVIOUSLY THE CURRENT NOW, OBVIOUSLY THE CURRENT STRATEGY — I’M NOT EVEN SURE STRATEGY — I’M NOT EVEN SURE YOU CAN CALL IT A STRATEGY. YOU CAN CALL IT A STRATEGY. LET’S SAY THE CURRENT PATTERN OF LET’S SAY THE CURRENT PATTERN OF POKING CHINA IN THE EYE WITH POKING CHINA IN THE EYE WITH TARIFFS AND SEEING WHAT’LL TARIFFS AND SEEING WHAT’LL HAPPEN ISN’T WORKING. HAPPEN ISN’T WORKING. IT’S CRUSHING AMERICAN SOYBEAN IT’S CRUSHING AMERICAN SOYBEAN FARMERS, OTHER FARMERS, AND FARMERS, OTHER FARMERS, AND AMERICAN CONSUMERS. AMERICAN CONSUMERS. WE’RE ALREADY ESTIMATED TO BE WE’RE ALREADY ESTIMATED TO BE PAYING $500 TO $1,000 MORE, PAYING $500 TO $1,000 MORE, AMERICANS, THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF AMERICANS, THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF THIS TRADE WAR. THIS TRADE WAR. I DON’T KNOW WHERE WE’RE I DON’T KNOW WHERE WE’RE SUPPOSED TO GET THAT KIND OF SUPPOSED TO GET THAT KIND OF MONEY. MONEY. THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE’S GOING TO THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE’S GOING TO DELAY SOME OF IT UNTIL DELAY SOME OF IT UNTIL CHRISTMAS. CHRISTMAS. WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO AFTER WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO AFTER CHRISTMAS? CHRISTMAS? MY FOCUS IN TERMS OF A CHINA MY FOCUS IN TERMS OF A CHINA STRATEGY WILL BE IDENTIFYING STRATEGY WILL BE IDENTIFYING AREAS OF MUTUAL ADVANTAGE AND AREAS OF MUTUAL ADVANTAGE AND HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE PROBLEMS THAT WE’VE SEEN CREATED PROBLEMS THAT WE’VE SEEN CREATED BY THINGS LIKE CURRENCY BY THINGS LIKE CURRENCY MANIPULATION. MANIPULATION. JUST REALIZE THAT THEY’RE NOT JUST REALIZE THAT THEY’RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE THEIR GOING TO CHANGE THEIR FUNDAMENTAL ECONOMIC MODEL FUNDAMENTAL ECONOMIC MODEL BECAUSE WE POKED THEM WITH A FEW BECAUSE WE POKED THEM WITH A FEW TARIFFS. TARIFFS. THAT’S WHY THE ULTIMATE WAY TO THAT’S WHY THE ULTIMATE WAY TO STAY AHEAD OF CHINA IS TO INVEST STAY AHEAD OF CHINA IS TO INVEST IN OUR DOMESTIC COMPETITIVENESS. IN OUR DOMESTIC COMPETITIVENESS. UNFORTUNATELY, WE’RE DOING THE UNFORTUNATELY, WE’RE DOING THE REVERSE, UNDERINVESTING IN REVERSE, UNDERINVESTING IN EVERYTHING FROM EDUCATION TO EVERYTHING FROM EDUCATION TO INFRASTRUCTURE HERE AT HOME. INFRASTRUCTURE HERE AT HOME.>>PRESIDENT OBAMA THOUGHT ONE>>PRESIDENT OBAMA THOUGHT ONE OF THE WAYS TO CONFRONT CHINA IS OF THE WAYS TO CONFRONT CHINA IS CREATE AN ASIA-PACIFIC TRADE CREATE AN ASIA-PACIFIC TRADE PACT. PACT. I KNOW TPP BECAME THIS RED I KNOW TPP BECAME THIS RED HERRING, IF YOU WILL, OR LITMUS HERRING, IF YOU WILL, OR LITMUS TEST AMONG DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY TEST AMONG DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS. VOTERS. LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION OF IT LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION OF IT THIS WAY. THIS WAY. I KNOW WHERE YOU STAND ON TPP, I KNOW WHERE YOU STAND ON TPP, BUT PUTTING TOGETHER A NON-CHINA BUT PUTTING TOGETHER A NON-CHINA ASIAN-PACIFIC ALLIANCE, IS THAT ASIAN-PACIFIC ALLIANCE, IS THAT THE BEST WAY TO CONFRONT CHINA? THE BEST WAY TO CONFRONT CHINA?>>IT’S CERTAINLY PART OF HOW WE>>IT’S CERTAINLY PART OF HOW WE CAN SET GLOBAL ECONOMIC CAN SET GLOBAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION ON TERMS THAT MAKE COOPERATION ON TERMS THAT MAKE SENSE FOR US INSTEAD OF ALLOWING SENSE FOR US INSTEAD OF ALLOWING THEM TO BE DICTATED BY CHINA. THEM TO BE DICTATED BY CHINA. THE PROBLEM WITH TPP HAD TO DO THE PROBLEM WITH TPP HAD TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT BASIC WITH THE FACT THAT BASIC STANDARDS THAT WE HAVE ON STANDARDS THAT WE HAVE ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL AND LABOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND LABOR EXPECTATIONS WEREN’T BEING MET. EXPECTATIONS WEREN’T BEING MET. YES, WE CAN DO IT, BUT THE YES, WE CAN DO IT, BUT THE FUNDAMENTAL WAY TO STAY AHEAD OF FUNDAMENTAL WAY TO STAY AHEAD OF CHINA IS TO INVEST IN OUR OWN CHINA IS TO INVEST IN OUR OWN COMPETITIVENESS. COMPETITIVENESS. IF THEY’RE INVESTING BILLIONS IF THEY’RE INVESTING BILLIONS MORE IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MORE IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ACCORDING TO A NATIONAL STRATEGY ACCORDING TO A NATIONAL STRATEGY THAN WE’RE, THERE’S A STRONG THAN WE’RE, THERE’S A STRONG LIKELIHOOD THEY’LL BE RUNNING LIKELIHOOD THEY’LL BE RUNNING CIRCLES AROUND US BY THE TIME I CIRCLES AROUND US BY THE TIME I HAVE KIDS OLD ENOUGH TO VOTE. HAVE KIDS OLD ENOUGH TO VOTE. I DON’T WANT TO SEE ARTIFICIAL I DON’T WANT TO SEE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE WORLD BEING INTELLIGENCE IN THE WORLD BEING LED BY CHINA, KNOWING THAT THEIR LED BY CHINA, KNOWING THAT THEIR VISION IS ABOUT USING TECHNOLOGY VISION IS ABOUT USING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PERFECTION OF FOR THE PERFECTION OF DICTATORSHIP. DICTATORSHIP. VERY DIFFERENT FROM HOW THESE VERY DIFFERENT FROM HOW THESE THINGS WILL WORK IN AMERICAN THINGS WILL WORK IN AMERICAN HANDS. HANDS. WE’VE GOT TO INVEST IN THE WE’VE GOT TO INVEST IN THE FUTURE AND DO IT IN A WAY THAT’S FUTURE AND DO IT IN A WAY THAT’S AS SYSTEMATIC OR MORE AS THE AS SYSTEMATIC OR MORE AS THE CHINESE. CHINESE. I DON’T THINK ANYONE BELIEVES I DON’T THINK ANYONE BELIEVES THIS ADMINISTRATION’S APPROACH THIS ADMINISTRATION’S APPROACH ON ANYTHING RIGHT NOW IS ON ANYTHING RIGHT NOW IS SYSTEMATIC. SYSTEMATIC.>>LET ME MAKE THE FINAL>>LET ME MAKE THE FINAL QUESTION ABOUT THE SFAT OFTATE O QUESTION ABOUT THE SFAT OFTATE O CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. YOU TOOK OFF LIKE A ROCKETSHIP. YOU TOOK OFF LIKE A ROCKETSHIP. OBVIOUSLY THESE THINGS EBB AND OBVIOUSLY THESE THINGS EBB AND FLOW. FLOW. I KNOW THAT. I KNOW THAT. BUT WHAT DO YOU SAY TO YOUR BUT WHAT DO YOU SAY TO YOUR SUPPORTERS WHO ARE SAYING, OKAY, SUPPORTERS WHO ARE SAYING, OKAY, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE OFF WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE OFF LIKE A ROCKETSHIP AGAIN? LIKE A ROCKETSHIP AGAIN? HOW MUCH PATIENCE SHOULD THEY HOW MUCH PATIENCE SHOULD THEY HAVE? HAVE? A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO ASK, OKAY S, IS THIS A CAMPAIGN ASK, OKAY S, IS THIS A CAMPAIGN PREPARE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT PREPARE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT ANOTHER TIME? ANOTHER TIME?>>IT IS NOT.>>IT IS NOT. I’M IN IT TO WIN. I’M IN IT TO WIN. YOU DON’T DO SOMETHING LIKE RUN YOU DON’T DO SOMETHING LIKE RUN FOR PRESIDENT, AT LEAST I DON’T, FOR PRESIDENT, AT LEAST I DON’T, UNLESS YOU ARE AIMING TO GO ALL UNLESS YOU ARE AIMING TO GO ALL THE WAY. THE WAY. WE HAVE EXCEEDED EVERY WE HAVE EXCEEDED EVERY EXPECTATION FROM THE BEGINNING EXPECTATION FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS CAMPAIGN WHEN WE STARTED OF THIS CAMPAIGN WHEN WE STARTED WITH LITERALLY FOUR PEOPLE IN A WITH LITERALLY FOUR PEOPLE IN A ROOM IN SOUTH BEND IN JANUARY ROOM IN SOUTH BEND IN JANUARY AND A MAILING LIST SMALLER THAN AND A MAILING LIST SMALLER THAN MOST CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS. MOST CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS. WHERE WE ARE NOW IS WE HAVE WHERE WE ARE NOW IS WE HAVE ARRIVED IN THE TOP TIER OF ARRIVED IN THE TOP TIER OF CANDIDATES, BUT THIS IS WHERE CANDIDATES, BUT THIS IS WHERE YOU REALLY SEE HOW MUCH THIS IS YOU REALLY SEE HOW MUCH THIS IS A DISTANCE RUN. A DISTANCE RUN. AND KNOWING THAT SO MUCH IS AND KNOWING THAT SO MUCH IS DECIDED IN LITERALLY THE LAST DECIDED IN LITERALLY THE LAST FEW DAYS OF THE CAUCUS AND FEW DAYS OF THE CAUCUS AND PRIMARY CAMPAIGN, WE’VE GOT TO PRIMARY CAMPAIGN, WE’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THIS STRETCHES FROM MAKE SURE THIS STRETCHES FROM NOW UNTIL THEN, THAT KEY SIX NOW UNTIL THEN, THAT KEY SIX MONTHS OR SO WHERE THE MONTHS OR SO WHERE THE UNGLAMOROUS WORK IS HAPPENING OF UNGLAMOROUS WORK IS HAPPENING OF ORGANIZERS ON THE GROUND, ORGANIZERS ON THE GROUND, BUILDING THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT BUILDING THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE GOING TO BUILD UP THIS ARE GOING TO BUILD UP THIS CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. THAT’S OUR FOCUS, EVEN AS THERE THAT’S OUR FOCUS, EVEN AS THERE ARE THESE DAY-TO-DAY UPS AND ARE THESE DAY-TO-DAY UPS AND DOWNS. DOWNS.>>THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF HAND>>THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF HAND WRINGING OVER THE DNC’S HANDLING WRINGING OVER THE DNC’S HANDLING OF THE DEBATE PROCESS AND WHAT OF THE DEBATE PROCESS AND WHAT IT TAKES TO MEET, NOT MEET IT. IT TAKES TO MEET, NOT MEET IT. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT HOW THE HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT HOW THE DNC HAS HANDLED THIS? DNC HAS HANDLED THIS?>>IT’S MISSION IMPOSSIBLE TO>>IT’S MISSION IMPOSSIBLE TO SET UP A DEBATE STRUCTURE THAT SET UP A DEBATE STRUCTURE THAT EVERYBODY CAN AGREE ON AND BE EVERYBODY CAN AGREE ON AND BE HAPPY WITH. HAPPY WITH. WHAT I KNOW IS THAT EACH DEBATE WHAT I KNOW IS THAT EACH DEBATE REPRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR REPRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR CAMPAIGN TO PRESENT OUR OUR CAMPAIGN TO PRESENT OUR VISION AND FOR ME TO EXPLAIN WHY VISION AND FOR ME TO EXPLAIN WHY MY PRESIDENCY WOULD BE MY PRESIDENCY WOULD BE DIFFERENT, WHY MY APPROACH ON DIFFERENT, WHY MY APPROACH ON HEALTH CARE MAKES MORE SENSE, HEALTH CARE MAKES MORE SENSE, WHY WHATLY DO WITH I WILL DO IN WHY WHATLY DO WITH I WILL DO IN WITH THE WORLD IS DIFFERENT, AND WITH THE WORLD IS DIFFERENT, AND WE’RE GOING TO FOCUS ON OUR WE’RE GOING TO FOCUS ON OUR PLAN, WORK THE PLAN, AND ACCEPT PLAN, WORK THE PLAN, AND ACCEPT THE RULES AS THEY COME TO US. THE RULES AS THEY COME TO US.>>MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG COMING>>MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG COMING TO US FROM FREEDOM, NEW TO US FROM FREEDOM, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

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  1. He just makes SO much sense. He has more knowledge in a fingernail about Geopolitics and Economics than Trump has in his whole cabinet.

  2. Of all of the candidates, Buttigieg is the most naive. As he claims, his presidency would be different all right. World leaders would just chew this little boy up and spit him out in the sand.

  3. Total gas lighting, If their boy Biden starts to fail they want a corporate legalized bribe taking backup in Mayor Pete instead of a real progressive. NBC Numb Bull Crap

  4. The problem for Buttigieg, is he's not going to be the candidate, so he can put his mind at ease on the 2020 election.

  5. "Freedom, New Hampshire" Great town name! Hopefully Pete will accept US Secretary of State if he is not nominated? Attorney General, seems better somehow. Running the DNC is more of an institutional post after some national leadership service and knowing everyone in America. Fundraising is the challenge. Pete and Amy as well as Warren, Harris and Biden will be at the third national DNC Presidential debate together.

  6. Mayor Pete, It is such a pleasure listening to your intellegent, positive plans for America. You are wonderful ! Good luck, sir ! 😀

  7. Planks of the Commiecrat platform: molestation of the American family unit, turning the entire U.S. into Calizuela with a flood of illegals from central America, establishment of a Communist N. American Union, elimination of American businesses, taxing the US middle class out of existence, covering America with tents, trash, disease, and piles of human excrement; molestation of our schools, promoting the Communist Fed's fake, fiat currency, gun confiscation, an entire battery of Commie redistribution programs ($20/hr parasite minimum wage, $1 Trillion/year Parasite Dividend, Parasitecare for All, the $16 Trillion green new Steal, Parasite Reparations, Healthcare for Illegals, Free College for Parasites, & more), & a flakka addict on every corner. The Commiecrats are the CFR (58 E. 68th St., New York, 10021) , the Trilateral Commission (345 E. 46th St., New York, 10017), Masons, the Rose & Cross, the Knights Templar, the Red Cross of Constantine, the Knights of Malta, the Order of St. John, The Jesuit Order, the Roundtable Group, and more. They all answer to the Policy Committee of the Bilderberg Group. They dominate city, state, & federal government, the national guard, the military, the Commie media, energy companies, corporations, Congress, labor unions, colleges, banks, The Fed, the Dept. of State, ambassadorships to foreign countries, Library of Congress, National Science Foundation, US Arms Control & Disarmament Agency, Office of Science and Technology, OMB, the White House staff, the Treasury, Office of Technology Assessment, EPA, African Development Fund, Office of US Trade Representatives, US Institute for Peace, & the Judiciary.

  8. They are already saying the goal is to put things back .you know ,50 million poor and on welfare .and open borders
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  9. wait till your kid walks in and finds you sucking another dude off when they turn 13.. NO HO MO (EVER) as my POTUS
    ( want to talk about a visual scar that will NEVER HEAL ) my FUKIN NIGHT MARE is trying to come true right in front of my eyes with this pos

  10. Pete Buttigieg is exactly the President I want. He is knowledgeable, measured, informed and reasonable. He uses easy to understand language so there is no mistake that that there will be a " Let me explain what I meant" moment. I like that he is young. Wisdom does not always come with age. There are issues like climate change that will affect future generations and he is already up to speed on this issue. Pete inspires others to cooperate with him, we are going to need allies to believe in American leadership in order to work together to improve relationships that Donald Trump has, quite frankly, burned to the ground.
    I believe that Pete's experience in intelligence while serving our nation is critical in understanding how to deal with adversaries. Further, I believe he is serious about working to ensure that the working class gets the assistance they need for a better life, because he is one of us. I will vote for Pete!

  11. Good good! You have more to say than the dictator we have now. But people will have to get over who he is personally, if we will accept him globally. We can’t have 4 more years of tweeting and mocking everyone and anything. People are not property

  12. He is the candidate of Wall Street and the 1% who wasn't even able to manage his own city. Trump would crush him.

  13. OK OK So lets hear him start explaining how he is going to do it. I mean like giving some details. The psycobabble is very inspiring. How about some policy details.

  14. I'd be more energized to vote for this guy any day before any other of the Democratic candidates although I will vote for any one of them that becomes the nominee even if I have to hold my nose to do it (Biden)

  15. When can these people talk freely from the heart and not from a scripted talking point? He has practiced this speech thouroughly. Buttiguy talk from the heart.

  16. “Taking off like a rocket ship” is something the MEDIA thinks is valuable. – a steady diet of hype and sparklers – it’s what they think Americans always want. MEANWHILE, Pete is having POWERFUL conversations with the people – like the panel discussion in which he just participated in New Hampshire re: mental health and addiction (et al). This guy is the real deal.

  17. "“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, THAT THE TORCH HAS BEEN PASSED TO A NEW GENERATION of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war,
    disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage,
    and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human
    rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we
    are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know,
    whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any
    burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure
    the survival and the success of liberty." (JFK's Inauguration speech, Jan. 20,1961)

    President Pete will have just turned 39 on his Inauguration Day, Jan.20,
    2021.

  18. You're in a crisis , Peter……maybe you can make your friends call you "president Pete" while you're playing a game of "Risk".

  19. Out of all the candidates, Mayor Pete and Warren are the only two that are intelligent enough and charismatic enough to make policy change after becoming president. Bernie is like Trump, full of hot air and ideas but has yet to prove he can affect change. Biden just wants things to go backwards. Harris has flip flopped too much. I really like Yang's ideas but I think he'll get trampled over in office. Obama got trampled over. While Obama had everything he should of walked all over the republicans and shoved through what he wanted to get done. Then spent the next six years grinning while they tried to undo it.

  20. Where Is Tulsi Gabbard?..Oh Yes Shes A Vet..With A Brain And Without Drama Or Scandal…And DNC And Media Giving Her Cold Shoulder….

  21. It's SOOOOO annoying to hear Chuck Todd mumble under his breath while his guest speaks. I can't believe they aren't trying to get him to stop this.

  22. It's Buttigieg. Not Warren. Not Sanders. Not Biden. Please bring someone in who IS the 21st century. I'm for Mayor Pete 100%.

  23. What an amazing candidate. He is exactly what our country needs right now. He is brilliant and his honesty and humility are inspiring. He is articulate and gives well informed answers. He has my vote!

  24. I appreciate that he isn't just focused on getting Trump out of office. He is thinking long term once Trump is gone. We need someone whose focuses on us beyond Trump being removed. The mess left by Trump needs to be cleaned up and replaced with something better and stronger.

  25. Mayor Pete is a gift to America. He is a brilliant, thoughtful, decent, empathetic visionary, patriotic, and an authentically Christian candidate His views are subtle and thoughtful; his approach is rational and clear-headed; he doesn’t make fantastical promises and doesn't offer instant nostrums; he is a consensus builder rather than a pandering ideologue. He is the perfect antidote to the current, bigotry, intolerance, divisiveness and hatred undermining our nation. Finally, unlike the draft-dodger in the White House, he is a person of courage and integrity who risked his life and limb serving the nation in an active battle zone.

  26. Hmm…This is one smart guy despite issues in his home state. It depends on whether he can take on the herculean mess painfully left behind by the current prez.

  27. Still waiting for those bold solutions: Glass Steagall, national bank to fund infrastructure, national High Speed Rail system, nuclear fission and fusion power, Artemis return to the moon…

  28. America leading the world on this and that? Isn't that a form of imperialism? Perhaps it's time for America to remove itself from the role of 'leader of the free world' and let the rest of the world solve their own problems. What with illegal alien invasion, homelessness, twenty plus trillion dollar debt, active duty and veterans committing suicide, the drug culture, gang wars for control of the drugs for drug heads part of the drug culture, etc., etc., etc., we have enough problems here at home. There are other nations on the planet tired of our meddling. Since the end of the Korean War, it has been nothing but interference and almost constant warfare. Think of the trillions of dollars that could've been saved and the thousands of lives sacrificed on the anvil of 'leader of the free world'. We're not going to stop North Korea from having nuclear missiles. Despite Obama's Iran deal, no one is going to stop Iran from having nuclear weapons. The best thing to do is take care of ourselves here at home.

  29. Pete, your a typical Democrat! You accuse Trump of being bad ! But never say why ,or say what EXACTLY they will do to fix anything! Democrats are an extension of hate and stupidity! Its like listening to a lawyer talk about a case that he can't talk about!

  30. That's what Marianne says…people keep using her lines, which is a good thing but ..butegieg is sold out to corporate donors

  31. Every time I listen to Mayor Pete, I’m more impressed. It’s so refreshing to hear his logic & see his calm manner. He understands the issues & can speak articulately on everything. That should be expected but, compared to what is currently in office, it’s greatly appreciated.

  32. WOW….This is Just Stupidity, TRUMP is Doing a Great Job, Mayor Pete From NO FREEDOM NH, I'm so Glad I Moved out of the North East…This guy couldn't be President of a Dog Shelter and do it Right. These Morons just want to Turn Our Country into The COMMUNIST UN-United States…If you want to see Extreme DIVERSION of our Freedoms then Vote for more Stupid Idiots Who Don't Understand, SHALL NOT INFRINGE…Means in our Second Amendment and Remember Now All This BS Politically Correct will want to change more than just the Second They have almost Killed The First Amendment With NON-Sence like Calling Hate Speech telling the TRUTH ….GOD Created MAN and Woman there is only X or Y Period Not 78 Different PRO-nouns for Mental Disorders, Don't take my Word Just Read the DSM the Book Doctors use for Diagnosis of Mental Disorders . GLAD I LIVE IN THE SUNSHINE STATE "FLORIDA" ofter Refered to THE GUN SHINE STATE By the Liberals…..Most of the Liberals if there Armed Guards were Taken Off there Protection Details… Would See the need For Personal Protection

  33. With Pete Buttigieg, the Democrats have the smartest guy in almost any room running for president. Yet, many of them are fear-supporting the oldest, least exciting, most gaffe-prone person of the entire group in Joe Biden. Are Democrats really the more educated voters? The polls seem to indicate otherwise!

  34. What does little Butti want to do to this country ? Does he want to convert all Trump voters to become Butti lovers ?

  35. He makes so much sense–he doesn't spend time bashing Trump, he talks about what needs to be done to rescue us and he actually understands foreign policy and trade. Obviously he has little chance of winning due to his personal life. But he is an example of how candidates should be presenting themselves.

  36. You know it's deplorable who love the name Jesus above all names and we would love the Second Amendment the Bill of Rights and we want the right to survive from the womb so what we need to get rid of who's unfit are these career politicians in New York California AAA all your other motherfukes out there they call yourselves and liberals you're quite being mean and you're being left behind

  37. You must realize when you're doing God's will everyday she is going to come up against you look at what they're doing the Israel and we it Israel are the same we are married we are at the Feast at the Lambs feast

  38. Little Petey supports Casa de Amisted's South Bend ID for illegal immigrants. He issued an executive order that South Bend's government departments accept the ID for official purposes. IMO….He is aiding and abetting the violation of Federal Immigration Statutes. South Bend is a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants, as Little Petey facilitates the ethnic cleansing of native born black Americans. This liberal Democrat tactic was used successfully in California, as open borders immigration of Mexicans displaced black Americans.
    @t

  39. This guy is full of crap the minute he gets in power he'll do the opposite to everything he said just like a true democrap!

  40. Listen, America' s popularity, terrorists , China, return to Obama times, technology – where is more money for people, where is better industry, stock market? He is a CROOK, it is all BS

  41. ********* THE "RUSSIA HOAX" IS DEAD…….NBC'S CREDIBILITY IS GONE. DONALD TRUMP IS RUNNING THEM THROUGH THE RINGER AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. NO ONE IS LISTENING ANYMORE. THE ANCHORS ARE BECOMING "UNHINGED". EVERYONE KNOWS IT'S GARBAGE. THE PANIC AND DESPERATION ARE SETTING IN. **********

  42. I hate the gayification of our society, however, this guy is very smart and a giant improvement over the orange knuckle dragger.

  43. Mayor Pete is the True Candidate for the Leadership for Our Country. As a Veteran, I am fully supporting him in his run for President ! I'm done with the geriatrics in My White House ! Think to the future of our Country. It's up to the Younger Voters to GET INVOLVED and start to claiming the Country for the Future !!

  44. Mayor Pete is a great candidate for US president fresh but not risky. I can see him sitting and discussing issues with Macron and Trudeau..young millenial very intelligent men! I If he doesn't make it then he should hold an important cabinet position. All those dem candidates are good but only 1 can win so they can fill in cabinet positions! Wang can handle an important portfolio.

  45. I'd be so happy if Mayor Pete wins the primary.
    Trump will pull his hair standing next to this smart and decent guy.

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