Senator Amy Klobuchar on Presidential Run, Health Care & Donald Trump


♪ ♪ [ APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: THANKS FOR COMING ALL THE WAY OUT HERE.>>THANK YOU.>>Jimmy: WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT? I MEAN, THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. IS IT ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE YOU LOOK AT DONALD TRUMP AND YOU GO, I COULD CERTAINLY DO THAT? DID HE INSPIRE YOU IN A WAY?>>OF COURSE HE DID. FIRST OF ALL, IT’S GOOD TO SIT DOWN WITH SOMEONE WHO’S NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.>>Jimmy: GIVE ME SOME TIME.>>OH, I SEE.>>Jimmy: NO, THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.>>FIRST OF ALL, WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT, ONE, I’M A WOMAN. THERE’S NOT THAT MANY OF US.>>Jimmy: I WAS GOING TO MENTION THAT.>>AND I SAY MAY THE BEST WOMAN WIN. SECONDLY, I AM FROM THE MIDWEST. AND, AS YOU KNOW IN 2016 WE HAD SOME TROUBLE WINNING THE MIDWEST, AND I HAVE WON ALL THESE RURAL COUNTIES. EVERY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT THAT’S RED IN MY DISTRICT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I AM SOMEONE WHO GETS THINGS DONE. AND LAST TIME I CHECKED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT THAT. AND FINALLY, I AM THE ONLY CANDIDATE OF ALL OF THEM THAT ANNOUNCED MY CANDIDACY IN A GIGANTIC SNOW GLOBE AND HAD EIGHT INCHES OF SNOW ON MY HEAD.>>Jimmy: YOU DID DO THAT. >>SHOWING THAT I HAVE THE GRIT TO BEAT THIS GUY.>>Jimmy: OR JUST A BAD TRAVEL AGENT. SO YOU, IT WAS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEKEND, HAPPY BIRTHDAY.>>THANK YOU.>>Jimmy: YOU SPENT IT AT A RALLY.>>WITH MY HUSBAND. IT WAS VERY ROMANTIC. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM IOWA AND SOME COWS. THAT WAS IT. IT WAS VERY GOOD.>>Jimmy: DID YOU HAVE A PARTY OF ANY KIND WHILE YOU WERE IN IOWA?>>I DID. I HAD A BIG BIRTHDAY CAKE MANY TIMES AND HE GAVE ME A REALLY COOL GIFT FOR DRIVING AROUND IOWA, AUTO BINGO.>>Jimmy: BINGO YOU PLAY IN THE CAR?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN PLAY?>>FOUR.>>Jimmy: SO YOU’RE GUARANTEED TO WIN A LOT.>>OF COURSE, THAT WAS MY POINT.>>Jimmy: NOW YOU TOLD A STORY AT ONE OF THESE RALLIES THIS WEEKEND THAT I FOUND SO INTERESTING ABOUT THE LATE SENATOR JOHN McCAIN. YOU AND, CORRECT ME IF I HAVE ANY OF THE DETAILS WRONG, BUT IT WAS YOU, SENATOR SANDERS, AT TRUMP’S INAUGURATION AND HE BEGAN RECITING THE NAMES OF DICTATORS DURING TRUMP’S SPEECH, IS THAT CORRECT?>>HE WAS MENTIONING PART OF THE SPEECH AND MENTIONING DICTATOR SPEECHES.>>Jimmy: WAS HE DOING IT TO MAKE YOU GUYS LAUGH?>>NO.>>Jimmy: HE WAS NOT.>>HE WAS DOING IT BECAUSE OF HIS CONCERN ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANT WITH THIS PRESIDENT.>>Jimmy: WAS HITLER IN THERE?>>NO.>>Jimmy: WELL, TRUMP’S GOT TO BE FLATTERED ABOUT THAT. WHAT ABOUT STALIN.>>NO, HE WAS NOT. I THINK THE POINT OF THE STORY WAS THAT JOHN McCAIN WAS A STUDENT OF HISTORY. AND SO HE KNEW WHAT WAS COMING. HE KNEW THESE CRIES FOR ISOLATIONISM, WHAT THAT MEANT IF WE DON’T STAND WITH OUR ALLIES, WHAT THAT MEANT FOR AMERICA’S STANDING IN THE WORLD. AND THAT’S WHAT HE WAS DOING. HE SAID THINGS SIMILAR TO THIS PUBLICLY AS WELL.>>Jimmy: WHY DON’T, AND I KNOW THERE ARE A COUPLE WHO DO, BUT WHY DON’T MANY OF HIS REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES AGREE WITH THAT SENTIMENT? ARE THEY SCARED BECAUSE TRUMP IS SO POPULAR TO STAND UP TO HIM?>>I THINK THEY DO GET SCARED. I THINK THEY’RE SCARED OF GETTING A PRIMARY AGAINST SOMEONE WHO IS MORE RIGHT WING, MORE EXTREME, AND IT’S JUST ANOTHER REASON WHY I WANT TO BECOME THE PRESIDENT. I THINK WE NEED SOMEONE THAT’S GOING TO BE ABLE TO WORK WITH THEM, TO STAND UP TO THIS, TO FIND COMMON GROUND WHERE WE CAN, TO GET THINGS DONE. RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE. THE GUY’S MOVED US BACKWARDS. BRINGING DOWN THE COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. WASHINGTON HAS DONE NOTHING. AND HE MADE SO MANY PROMISES SO THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY WHEN HE RAN FOR ELECTION, AND HE HASN’T COME THROUGH.>>Jimmy: SOME OF THE PROMISES THAT HE MADE WE HOPE HE DOESN’T COME THROUGH ON. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: I THINK WE SHOULD MAYBE NOT PUSH THAT ONE. YOU WERE A PROSECUTING ATTORNEY IN MINNESOTA AND DECIDED TO RUN FOR, IN, FOR POLITICAL OFFICE PAUSE BECAUSE YOUR DAUGHTER HAD HEALTH ISSUES.>>RIGHT. I ACTUALLY HADN’T HELD ANY OFFICE BEFORE. AND WHEN SHE WAS BORN, SIMILAR TO THE STORY OF YOUR SON, WE THOUGHT EVERYTHING WAS FINE, AND AN ALL OF A SUDDEN A FEW HOURS LATER THE NURSE COMES RUNNING IN AND SAYS SHE CAN’T SWALLOW, SHE CAN’T SWALLOW. WE GOT UP. WE HAD ALL THIS LITTLE BABY, X RAY AFTER X RAY AFTER X RAY. THEY THOUGHT SHE HAD A TUMOR. SHE WAS IN INTENSIVE CARE. AND IT TOOK ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF BEFORE SHE STARTED EATING ON HER OWN WITHOUT BEING FED THROUGH A TUBE. AND THAT REALLY TAUGHT ME A FEW THINGS, AS IT DID YOU, ONE, TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE GOT THAT KIND OF HEALTH CARE LIKE WE GOT. TWO, UNDERSTAND WHAT PEOPLE WITH KIDS WITH DISABILITIES GO THROUGH, EVEN THOUGH THAT DIDN’T TURN OUT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH HER, BUT IT’S MADE ME A LIFETIME ADVOCATE FOR THAT. AND BACK THEN I WAS KICKED OUT OF THE HOSPITAL IN 24 HOURS EVEN THOUGH I’D BEEN UP ALL NIGHT. WE DIDN’T KNOW IF SHE WAS GOING TO SURVIVE. THAT WAS THE RULE BACK THEN. THEN I WENT TO THE LEGISLATURE, NEVER HOLDING OFFICE, WORKED WITH PEOPLE AND GOT ONE OF THE FIRST LAWS IN THE NATION PASSED, GUARANTEED MOMS OF A NEW BABY A 48 HOUR HOSPITAL STAY. THE INSURANCE LOBBYISTS WERE TRYING TO DELAY IT SO IT WOULD TAKE EFFECT LATER.>>Jimmy: OH.>>AND THEY DIDN’T WANT TO TELL ANYONE. SO I BROUGHT SIX PREGNANT FRIENDS TO THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE. THEY OUTNUMBERED THEM TWO TO ONE. AND WHEN THE LEGISLATE YOU ARES SAID WHEN SHOULD THIS TAKE EFFECT? THEY ALL RAISED THEIR HAND AND SAID NOW. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.>>Jimmy: NOW IT’S BECOME A FEDERAL.>>YEAH. NOW IT’S A FEDERAL LAW.>>Jimmy: YOU PUT AN INITIATIVE FORWARD TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO HAVE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND TO FIGHT ADDICTION, SUBSTANCE ADDICTION. AND IT’S INSPIRED, IN A WAY, BY YOUR FATHER.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: WHO WAS A LOCAL PERSONALITY IN YOUR TOWN.>>YES, MY DAD HAD A NUMBER OF DWIs, STRUGGLED WITH ALCOHOLISM. WHEN HE GOT TO HIS THIRD, RIGHT BEFORE I WAS GOING TO GET MARRIED HE HAD TO FACE JAIL OR TREATMENT. AND HE PICKED TREATMENT. AND IN HIS WORDS HE WAS PURSUED BY GRACE. AND I TRULY BELIEVE EVERYONE IN AMERICA, WHETHER THEY ARE DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH OR ADDICTION TO OPIOIDS OR ALCOHOL OR METH, THEY HAVE THAT SAME RIGHT. AND I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE COME UP TO ME AND SAY I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR HELP. THERE AREN’T ENOUGH BEDS IN MY STATE FOR MY SON WHO HAS A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM. WE ARE, MY KIDS IN THE COURT SYSTEM NOW, AND THEY JUST NEED A DRUG COURT SO THEY CAN HELP THEM. SO I JUST BELIEVE WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THIS IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY.>>Jimmy: OF COURSE.>>ALL WE HEAR IS TALK. THERE’S ACTUALLY A WAY TO PAY FOR IT. PART OF IT IS HOLDING THOSE RESPONSIBLE WHO GOT PEOPLE ADDICTED IN THE FIRST PLACE. THAT’S PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES. WE CAN GET THIS DONE.>>Jimmy: WILL THIS MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE BE AVAILABLE TO OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF AS WELL? DO YOU THINK THE PRESIDENT IS CRAZY?>>I THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT IS NOT DOING HIS JOB FOR THIS COUNTRY. I THINK THAT HE IS INCONSISTENT. HE’S GOVERNING BY CHAOS. HE IS SOMEONE THAT DIVIDES PEOPLE EVERY SINGLE MORNING. HE SENDS OUT A TWEET, THAT, TO ME, AS A LEADER, YOU BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER. SURE, THEY HAVE DIFFERENT VIEWS THAN YOU DO. BUT YOUR JOB IS TO BRING THEM TOGETHER. INSTEAD, HE LIKES TO CREATE THESE WEDGES TO KEEP HIS BASE HAPPY, GOING AFTER IMMIGRANTS, GOING AFTER PEOPLE OF COLOR, GOING AFTER JOHN McCAIN, GOING AFTER, YOU KNOW, SENDING OUT A DOCTORED VIDEO OF NANCY PELOSI. THESE ARE NOT THINGS THAT ARE GOOD, STRONG LEADER DOES.>>Jimmy: SO YEAH, HE’S CRAZY. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: ALL RIGHT, SO I WANT TO OFFER YOU A LITTLE BIT OF CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.>>OH, YEAH, PLEASE. NO ONE’S WATCHING. SO JUST TELL ME. YEAH.>>Jimmy: THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS RACE. AND YOU HAVE TO SET YOURSELF APART. I KNOW YOUR SLOGAN IS AMY FOR AMERICA. AND I MEAN, IT’S FINE FOR STUDENT COUNCIL. BUT FOR PRESIDENCY, YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING REALLY GOOD, ALL RIGHT?>>YOU GOT SOMETHING FOR ME?>>Jimmy: WE’LL SEE WHAT YOU THINK.>>OKAY.>>Jimmy: SO THIS ONE, A PLAY ON YOUR LAST NAME. KLO WITH THE FLOW.>>OKAY. THAT IS ALMOST AS GOOD AS MY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAMPAIGN, WHICH WAS ALL THE WAY WITH AMY K.>>Jimmy: EVEN THAT’S BETTER THAN AMY FOR AMERICA. IT DOES HAVE A SEXUAL CONNOTATION, YES. HERE’S A RED HAT. WHEN THEY GO KLO, WE GO BUCHAR.>>THOSE ARE REALLY HELPFUL.>>Jimmy: HERE WE GO. IT’S KLOBERING TIME.>>THESE ARE SO GREAT. WE DON’T HAVE QUITE AS MUCH MUCH AS SOME OF THE OTHER CANDIDATES, AND YOU’VE REALLY PROVIDED ME WITH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF CONSULTANT HELP RIGHT HERE.

100 thoughts on “Senator Amy Klobuchar on Presidential Run, Health Care & Donald Trump

  1. Wrong! An anesthesiologist told me that 20 years ago so many people were applying for disability due to chronic pain issues that the US government relaxed policies on prescribing opiates to keep those folk in the work force: now it's an epidemic: the government created the problem and now they want to be the 'rescuer' to the sheeple. I know, I'm celebrating 3 years free from opiates after 15 years and I'm the happiest I've ever been. Oh yeah, does anyone ever touch on the fact that we have an alcohol epidemic also? Didn't think so. Muddled opinions from these people just for talking points.

  2. “First I am a woman.” Jesus christ, women are getting annoying these days. That’s not a pro, just like being a men for a president isn’t a pro.

  3. I hate her a little bit less after watching this Interview, but I still think she shouldn't get the nomination.

  4. Not knowing much about the State of Minnesota, I would have liked if the Senator would have branched from the McCain anecdote into discourse on the similarities and differences between her campaign and those of VP's Humphrey and Mondale.

  5. I got to stick with pete, biy love what shes saying. Surgeon General for her

  6. I'm kinda hoping that she gets on the debate stage with Trump so she can show off that unique Minnesota Mean trait of hers. Maybe she'll chew him out and throw a binder at him! Amy Klonuchar, daughter of vikings!

  7. the one skill that is mandatory to beat trump: the ability to counterpunch. to be quick-witted and sling comebacks at trump that turn his words against him and make people laugh at him. klobuchar seems like she might be coachable on this with some improv classes. and if you think i'm wrong, and that, say, liz warren can beat him with policy alone, think back to jeb. in 2016, it was jeb's nomination to lose, and he lost it on two words: "low energy". think back to hillary. she flubbed every cage match she had with trump because of this.

  8. Wow jimmy choose the most boring candidate with the least amount of policy. Trump will destroy her. And no I’m not a trump fan. Warren should throw a stapler at her.

  9. Another corporate puppet. Vote progressive please. These corporate democrats are no better than republicans.

  10. LOL why do these nobody losers think they have even the slightest chance?
    It will come down to Biden, Sanders, Warren, Harris, and Buttigieg

  11. You just earn a Tweet with your name on it courtesy of mister Dumnass Trump for talking fake things about him Young lady 😂

  12. she leads with vote for me because
    – i'm a woman
    – i won in the midwest (in my state)
    – i "get things done"
    – i announced in a snowstorm.

    her slogan is just her name. no policies. I think I'll pass

  13. scary theory I think I heard from Jimm Dore: all these people running as Dems are going to pledge their superdelegates to one establishment Dem in order to screw over Bernie again. It could be an actual conspiracy by the establishment.

  14. Do White children deserve to have a future?
    Tens of millions of non-Whites flooding into White countries every year will, in a few decades, mean that Whites will be a minority in every country they founded.
    Black countries will remain majority Black, and Asian countries will remain majority Asian.
    Only White countries will be affected by this. This is genocide under international law.
    But anti-Whites don't call it genocide; they call it diversity.
    Diversity means chasing down every last White child.
    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  15. Of course Meghan McCain had to send out a nasty tweet to Amy Klobuchar telling her not to talk about her dad. Apparently presidential candidates need to run everything they say by Meghan McCain first.

  16. Never forget that in 2016 more than 1000 people did run for president of the US of A (one of them was 16 years of age) then why ask why "so many runs for president?"? Why?

  17. President haha ya right. NEED TO KICK THESE PEOPLE OUT OF CONGRESS AND SENATE. TERM LIMITS NOW PLEASE.

  18. Amy Klobuchar GO AWAY,WE DONT WANT YOU AND YOU HAVE NO CHANCE,,WE ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR THE ONLY TRUE CANIDATE WHO CARES ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BERNIE SANDERS.

  19. She 's not even answering the first question. Instead, rattling out her elevator pitch full of trivialities.
    Sigh… Next.

  20. Just cuz she’s won in MN doesn’t mean all of Minnesotans like her. Trump also won but a lot of people don’t like him either lol. She’s not one of my favorite candidates.

  21. Her father should have faced jail or treatment after his first DUI. Our legal system is willing to risk the death of innocent babies and mothers in order to let some drunk drive again after a DUI? The U.S. is not smart.

  22. Joe Biden sometimes plays the role of Donald Trump. Politicians are actors. Check out Zachary Hubbard's channel.

  23. These candidates… they go to the best schools, run for office to satisfy their ego… then spout off the biggest political clichés….

  24. klobuchar thinks she's going to appeal to the Trump voter, problem with that is that this type of candidate will never appeal to anyone else.

  25. Regardless of which female candidates Americans choose as President and VP – you'll be hitting a Jackpot – and unlike Obama who tried to be nice and understanding with the republican racist obstructionists – all of these women will kick ass – especially Warren, Harris, Gabbard, Gillibrand, Klobuchar and Williamson (who is a little bit late).

    And to Americans: why so paranoid that you need so many guns? Only primitive societies (with no proper healthcare and social security) need so many weapons.

  26. I figured he wouldn’t ask why she ate a salad with a comb and is notoriously abusive to her “staff” (which see obviously sees as such)

  27. Nope. When the Obama’s tried to get pizza out of high school lunch programs (a product that is a major reason for childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes & high levels of bad cholesterol), Klobuchar blocked it. She had it recategorized as a VEGETABLE. This is because school sales accounted for 70 percent of pizza product income to Schwann, a Minnesota-based company (The one owned by Tucker Carlson’s family on his Mom’s side.). She’s owned by lobbyists and big business. We don’t need such candidates or presidents. We have one of those now.

    Watch the documentary Fed Up (on Amazon Prime & possibly other stations) and scroll in about 57 minutes.

  28. FOX NEWS,CNN NEWS AND MSNBC NEWS,,FAKE NEWS AND LIES TO STOP MEDICARE FOR ALL,,THEY DEPEND ON THEIR DONOR MONEY FOR THEIR SURVIVAL,,THEY WILL DO WHAT THEIR DONORS AND LOBBIEST ORDER THEM TO DO,,STOP MEDICARE FOR ALL

  29. If a candidate could win the presidency by hurling binders at the opponents and constituents, Klobuchar would be the woman for the job.

    Sadly for her, that's not the parallel universe we live in.

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