Late Night Democratic Presidential Debate Round Four


-The fourth, count ’em, fourth Democratic
debate was held last week, but I think there were
a lot of important questions left unanswered, so we decided
to hold another one. That’s right: All 12
of the qualifying candidates are right here, right now,
and they’re ready to go. So, without further ado,
here is the “Late Night” Democratic presidential debate. [ Portentous music plays ]
[ Cheering and applause ] ♪♪ [ Cheering and applause ] Welcome to the “Late Night” 2020
Democratic presidential debate. I’m your moderator, Seth Meyers. Let’s get started. Congressman O’Rourke,
what could we, as Americans, give Donald Trump
that would distract him from destroying the planet? -A shiny object. [ Laughter ] Senator Sanders,
what did the surgeon say when he was putting you
back together? -We need more doctors. We need more dentists. We need more carpenters. We need more
sheet metal workers. [ Laughter ] [ Applause ] -Vice President Biden. Vice President Biden, you’ve
been an outspoken critic of Bernie’s
Medicare for All plan. Tell us about how you would
solve the healthcare crisis. -We can go into that. I can talk
about that, if you’d like. [ Laughter ]
-Yes, that’s — that’s why I asked. What is your healthcare plan? The Biden plan. [ Laughter ] -What’s the Biden plan? -The one I put forward. [ Laughter ]
-Okay, yeah, but what is it? -I could go into detail,
had I the time. -Yeah, you still have
60 seconds. Vice President, what would
you do with healthcare? -I know what has to be done. -And that is? [ Laughter ]
-We could eliminate it all. -Eliminate all healthcare?
That seems crazy. -I would double it. [ Laughter and applause ] -Let’s just move on.
We’re just gonna move on. [ Cheering and applause ] Senator Warren,
what would you do if you saw the president
standing on the edge of a pier? -Push Donald Trump off. [ Laughter and applause ] -Secretary Castro,
if it wasn’t you who murdered your stepfather in order to inherit your family
fortune, who was it?! -My twin brother, Joaquin. [ Laughter ]
[ Suspenseful music climbs ] [ Applause ] [ Fresh laughter ] -Vice President Biden,
what do you think would happen if you bought the house
next door to the Obamas? -They no choice but to move. [ Laughter, clapping ] -Senator Warren,
what’s the biggest lie people tell themselves when
they go shopping at Target? -One thing or two things
or three things, and then we’re done. [ Laughter and applause ] -Been there.
[ Cheering ] [ Applause ] Senator sanders, I heard
you took a DNA test recently. How much “that bitch” are you? -About 90%. [ Laughter and applause ]
-Mm-mm. Not bad. That’s high. Next question is
for the vice President Biden. Keep in mind,
if this is really good, if your answer is really clever, we are going
to release confetti, more confetti than you
have ever seen. So here we go. Give us
a super good answer. If Bert and Ernie
started dating, what would their
celebrity couple name be? -Bernie. [ Laughter and applause ] [ Laughter and applause ] -Senator Harris, what’s
Rudy Giuliani been smokin’? -Some high-level dope. [ Laughter, clapping ] -Senator Warren,
why can’t people who are obsessed
with doing squats be trusted? -They are loyal only to their own bottom. [ Laughter and applause ] -Vice President Biden, what
does your brain tell you to do when you’re asked a question? -Say something that is probably
gonna offend some people. [ Laughter, clapping ] -Senator Klobuchar,
what should I do if my pet large, flightless bird
runs away from me? -Say, “Come back, Turkey.” [ Laughter, clapping ] [ Laughter ] -Jeepers, Miss Warren! How much is two-fifths?! -By golly, 40%! [ Laughter, clapping ] [laughing] Mr. Yang — [ Laughter ] [laughing] Mr. Yang — [ Laughter and applause ] [laughing] No. [ Cheering and applause ] Christ.
You don’t understand. [ Applause ] I just noticed,
from the corner of my eye, the prop cat that got cut
from earlier. [ Laughter ] This serves no purpose
for the sketch. We tried a joke
with this pet cat earlier, bombed, cut the joke, left the cat. [ Laughter and applause ] -[Meow] [ Laughter, clapping ] -Mr. Yang! Why did you just order a bunch
of adult diapers online? -I’m going to be answering
voter questions for ten straight hours
this Friday. [ Laughter, clapping ] -Congressman O’Rourke,
be honest. What do you do when you’re
out on the campaign trail and you’re feeling lonely? -I think of a woman that I met
in Las Vegas, Nevada. [ Laughter and applause ] -Vice President Biden,
what will you do if President Obama asks you to play his butt
like a pair of bongos? -I will beat him like a drum. [ Laughter and applause ] -Senator Warren, what is
the most romantic night you’ve ever spent
with your husband? -When the Mueller Report
came out, I read it, all 442 pages. [ Laughter and applause ] -Senator Booker, why do you
think you have so few friends? -I’m a vegan. [ Laughter and applause ] [ Cheering
and applause ] Vice President Biden,
impress us once again. The confetti is ready to go
if you can do this. Name all 50 states
in 30 seconds. Go! -Ohio, Alabama, et cetera. [ Laughter and applause ]
-Ah! Looks like we’re outta time,
so, on behalf of the candidates, have a good night!
[ Cheering and applause ]

People Are Not Happy About That Ellen DeGeneres Question at Democratic Debate | THR News


– Tuesday night’s Democratic
presidential debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times ended with a question that drew backlash from Democratic candidates
and viewers alike. (woosh)
(Hip Hop music) After a rousing debate (woosh)
about policy and passion moderator Anderson Cooper
asked his final question, which was about Ellen DeGeneres’ unlikely friendship with former president George W. Bush that recently ignited a
social media firestorm given his administration’s opposition to same-sex marriages and LGBTQ rights, among other issues. “Last week Ellen Degeneres was criticized “after she and former
“President George W. Bush “were seen laughing together
“at a football game. “Ellen defended their friendship, “saying, ‘We’re all different
and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s OK
that we’re all different'”. Cooper continued, “So in
that spirit, we’d like “you to tell us about a friendship “that you’ve had “that would surprise us “and what impacts it’s had
on you and your beliefs.'” Two candidates, Senator Amy Klobuchar and former Vice President Joe Biden named the late republican
Senator John McCain, while others also
mentioned GOP colleagues. But later, several of
the democratic candidates shared their disappointment
in Cooper’s question via social media. Julian Castro tweeted: “Three hours and no questions tonight “about climate, housing, or immigration. “Climate change is an existential threat, “America has a housing crisis. “Children are still in
cages at our border. “But you know, Ellen. “#DemocraticDebate.” Kamala Harris seemed to agree tweeting: “Three hours. “Not one question about
the climate crisis. “Not one question about LGBTQ+ rights. “Not one question about immigration. “These issues are too important to ignore. “#DemDebate.” Viewers including The
Daily Show’s Trevor Noah were similarly upset. “When you’re eight hours into the debate “and Anderson Cooper asks
a question about Ellen.” And mocked Cooper in a follow-up post, “ANDERSON COOPER: “Irreversible climate
change is going to doom “all mankind to a painful heat death “if we don’t act soon. “So, obviously I’ve gotta ask: “Who’s your shittiest friend and why?” Pose co-creator and director
Steven Canals wrote: “Wait… “did they really just
ask an Ellen question? “I can’t. “I’m out. “#DemDebate.” To keep up with all the debate updates, keep it locked to THR.com. For The Hollywood Reporter News, I’m Ben Meyers. (woosh) (woosh)