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>>> TONIGHT, THEY WANT TO BE YOUR PRESIDENT NOW THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO SEE IF THEY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES CBS NEWS DEMOCRATIC DEBATE STREAMING TONIGHT ON CBSN >>> [ MUSIC ] >> THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THERE’S NOT A THING WE’VE BEEN UNABLE TO DO ONCE WE SET OUR MIND TO IT >> I BELIEVE THAT 2020 IS OUR MOMENT IN HISTORY >> WE HAVE BEEN CALLED TO DREAM BIG, FIGHT HARD AND WIN >> THE WAY WE WILL BUILD THE MOVEMENT TO DEFEAT DONALD TRUMP IS TO CALL PEOPLE INTO OUR TENT, NOT TO CALL THEM NAMES ONLINE >> WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS NOT JUST DEFEAT TRUMP, BUT IS TO TRANSFORM OUR ECONOMY AND THE WAY OUR GOVERNMENT DOES BUSINESS >> AND I GIVE SENATOR SANDERS A LOT OF CREDIT BUT I PROFOUNDLY DISAGREE WITH HIS SOLUTIONS >> WE NEED YOU TO VOTE BECAUSE YOU’VE GOT TO VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT BECAUSE IT LITERALLY DOES >> HI, EVERYONE, I’M ELAINE QUIJANO WE ARE JUST AN HOUR AWAY FROM TONIGHT’S DEMOCRATIC DEBATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS DEBATE MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT YET COMING JUST DAYS BEFORE THE SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY AND ONE WEEK BEFORE SUPER TUESDAY WHEN A THIRD OF ALL DELEGATES ARE AT STAKE OUR LATEST CBS NEWS POLL SHOWS JOE BIDEN WITH A SHRINKING LEAD IN SOUTH CAROLINA OVER THE APPARENT NATIONAL FRONT-RUNNER BERNIE SANDERS BILLIONAIRE DEMOCRATIC DONOR TOM STEYER IS THIRD AS ED O’KEEFE REPORTS, THE BIGGEST QUESTION IS WHETHER ANYONE CAN SLOW DOWN BERNIE SANDERS WHO COULD BE ON TRACK TO TAKE A SIGNIFICANT DELEGATE LEAD >> HOURS FOR NOW CANDIDATES WILL TAKE THE STAGE FOR THE FINAL DEBATE BEFORE SATURDAY’S SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY AND NEXT

WEEK’S SUPER TUESDAY WHEN VOTERS IN 14 STATES’ CAST BALLOTS AT CENTER STAGE TONIGHT, SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS, THE FRONT-RUNNER WHO IS LIKELY TO FACE FRESH ATTACKS FROM MORE MODERATE OPPONENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE SANDERS CAMPAIGN IS PROVIDING WHAT IT SAYS IS A DETAILED PLAN TO PAY FOR SOME OF THE SENATORS MOST AMBITIOUS IDEAS LIKE MEDICARE FOR ALL, UNIVERSAL CHILDCARE AND FREE PUBLIC COLLEGE >> THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH >> Reporter: HIS COMPETITORS SAY THE MATH DOESN’T ADD UP AND IT’S THOSE KINDS OF PROPOSALS THAT WORRY CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS LIKE VIRGINIA’S DONALD MCEACHERN, A SUPPORTER OF FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN >> HE IS A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST, HE’S WHATEVER HE WANTS TO BE, UNTIL IT’S TIME TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT AND NOW HE WANTS TO BE A DEMOCRAT THAT DOG DOESN’T HUNT IN VIRGINIA >> Reporter: MICHAEL BLOOMBERG HAS ALSO SIGNALED HE PLANS TO GO AFTER SANDERS, HE SPENT THE LAST TWO DAYS HOLD UP WITH HIS TEAM IN FLORIDA AIDES SAY HE’S AWARE OF HOW HIS ANSWERS IN THE LAST DEBATE TO QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS TREATMENT OF WOMEN WERE RECEIVED AND IS PREPARING TO RESPOND TONIGHT AFTER THAT DEBATE, BLOOMBERG RELEASED THREE WOMEN WHO ACCUSED HIM OF INAPPROPRIATE AND OFFENSIVE COMMENTS FROM THEIR NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS >> IT WAS 30 YEARS AGO >> Reporter: IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS, HIS LONGTIME PARTNER DIANA TAYLOR DEFENDED THE FORMER MAYOR’S USE OF NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS >> AND NONE OF THEM WAS HE ACCUSED OF DOING ANYTHING AND SAYING SOMETHING NASTY TO A WOMAN THAT IS NOT WHO HE IS LIFE HAS CHANGED > >> ED O’KEEFE, ANTJUAN SEAWRIGHT AND JAMIE LOVE GROW JOIN ME NOW ED O’KEEFE IS A POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT, CAITLIN IS POLITICAL DIRECTOR, ANTJUAN SEAWRIGHT IS A POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR AND DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST AND JAMIE IS A POLITICAL REPORTER FOR THE POST AND CAREER NEWSPAPER WELCOME TO YOU ALL HERE WE ARE AT THE COUNTDOWN, T- MINUS AN HOUR ED, WE HEARD THOSE COMMENTS AT THE END OF YOUR PIECE, WE JUST HAD ERIN McPIKE ON WHAT IS THE BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN TELLING YOU ABOUT THIS? >> SO THEY SAY, WHAT SHE SAID DOES NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE CAMPAIGN BUT THERE IS ONE THING MS. TAYLOR SAID WE SHOULD POINT OUT SHE SAYS HE WASN’T ACCUSED OF SAYING ANYTHING OFFENSIVE OR INAPPROPRIATE THAT’S NOT TRUE HE HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF THAT THAT’S AT THE HEART OF THESE ISSUES THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS WRITTEN BY ALL SORT OF ORGANIZATIONS IN RECENT WEEKS ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THESE NDA’S, WHY THEY EXIST IN ONE OF THE REASONS IS BECAUSE OF SOME BOORISH OR AT LEAST INAPPROPRIATE THINGS HE SAID AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER HE SAYS HE DOESN’T FEEL THAT WAY, TALK THAT WAY ANYMORE BUT CERTAINLY POTENTIAL IT COMES UP YET AGAIN TONIGHT >> AFTER WHAT WE SAW FROM BLOOMBERG IN THE LAST DEBATE, HOW CRITICAL WILL HIS PERFORMANCE BE TONIGHT, HOW MUCH PRESSURE IS THERE? >> THERE’S A LOT OF PRESSURE EXPECTATIONS ARE REALLY HIGH HE AND HAS CAMPAIGN ADMITTED LAST PERFORMANCE WAS NOT HIS STRONGEST THIS IS THE LAST TIME VOTERS ARE GOING TO SEE THEM ON THE STAGE AHEAD OF SUPER TUESDAY AND ED AND I WERE LAUGHING THE OTHER DAY BECAUSE I TOLD HIM I WAS AT A WEDDING AND WE FOLLOW THIS STUFF SO CLOSELY, AND KNOW THAT BLOOMBERG IS NOT ACTUALLY ON THE BALLOT IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND WASN’T ON THE OTHER EARLY STATES BUT SOME PEOPLE WERE TELLING ME I DON’T THINK HIS MONEY AND HIS ADS ARE WORKING BECAUSE HE DIDN’T EVEN PLACE IN IOWA AND I SAID, I WONDER, THEN HE WAS ON THE DEBATE STAGE SO HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE ARE HAVING THOSE SAME THOUGHTS AND THINK HE HAD A BAD DEBATE AND THAT HE DIDN’T PLACE IN NEVADA? SO I’M CURIOUS, HOW THAT’S GOING TO AFFECT HIS PERFORMANCE AS WELL >> IT IS INTERESTING TO THINK ABOUT SO GIVEN WHAT CAITLIN POINTED OUT, HOW IMPORTANT IS IT GOING TO BE FURTHER CANDIDATES TO ENGAGE WITH MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AHEAD OF SUPER TUESDAY WHERE HE IS VERY MUCH ON THE BALLOT, IN FACT,, ALL CHIPS FOR HIM ARE SQUARELY ON SUPER TUESDAY? >> I THINK IT HAS TO BE A GAME OF BALANCE BECAUSE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG HAS NOT COLLECTED ONE SINGLE DELEGATE THROUGH THIS PROCESS SO I THINK IT WILL BE CAMPAIGN MALPRACTICE TO ATTACK SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE ANY DELEGATES IN THE BREADBASKET INSTEAD OF ATTACKING WHAT WE ALL ASSUMED TO BE THE DEMOCRATIC FRONT- RUNNER BERNIE SANDERS MICHAEL BLOOMBERG CAN DO WELL ON SUPER TUESDAY, BUT NOT DO WELL ENOUGH TO KEEP UP WITH BERNIE SANDERS SO IT’S A GAME OF MATH SO I THINK CANDIDATES HAVE TO BE VERY STRATEGIC AND I SAY THIS BEFORE, NO MATTER THE DIFFERENCES WE MAY APPEAR TO HAVE, THEY DO NOT COMPARED TO THE DIFFERENCES WE HAVE WITH THE OTHER SIDE SO AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHAT WE SAY AND DO ON THE DEBATE STAGE TONIGHT WILL BE USED AGAINST US IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION IN THE FALL >> WHY ARE YOU CALLING ME OUT? >> SOMETHING TELLS ME ED O’KEEFE HAS PRESSED ANTJUAN SEAWRIGHT ON THAT LINE OF QUESTIONING IN THE PAST THERE’S PLENTY OF TIME FOR THAT DISCUSSION JAMIE, I WANT TO ASK ABOUT THE OTHER BILLIONAIRE ON THE STAGE, TOM STEYER TURN ON THE TV, THAT IS ALL I HAVE SEEN REALLY HE’S BEEN RISING IN THE POLLS, TELL US ABOUT THE AMBITIOUS GOALS THAT HE SET YESTERDAY

>> HE SAID, I WAS WITH HIM IN HILTON HEAD YESTERDAY, HE MADE IT QUITE CLEAR HIS GOAL IS TO WIN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA NOT JUST COME IN THE TOP THREE WHICH IS WHAT HE HAD BEEN SAYING HE WANTS TO WIN THIS THING HIS GOAL IS TO GET 25%, THAT MAY NOT SOUND LIKE A LOT BUT IN THIS DIVIDED FIELD, THAT WOULD BE MORE THAN ENOUGH HE HAS CERTAINL RISEN BUT IT IS ONE THING TO GET TO 15% IN THIS VERY FRACTURED FIELD, TO GET FOLKS WHO ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE REST OF THE CANDIDATES BUT TO GET THAT EXTRA 10 IS GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT AND WE HAVE SEEN THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT CONSOLIDATING SOME OF HIS SUPPORT IN SOUTH CAROLINA OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS AM SO HE HAS GIVEN IT A REAL RUN HERE HE HAS BEEN FAR MORE SUCCESSFUL WITH HIS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN SOUTH CAROLINA THAN HE WAS IN NEVADA OR IOWA OR NEW HAMPSHIRE NOT ONLY HAS HE BEEN ON THE TV, NOT ONLY IN EVERYONE’S MAILBOXES, BUT HE HAS A VERY EXTENSIVE GROUND GAME MOSTLY PAID ORGANIZERS NOT NECESSARILY VOLUNTEERS, AGAIN HE HAS RESOURCES THAT NONE OF THESE OTHER CANDIDATES HAVE SO IT HAS SHAKEN UP THIS RACE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, IT HAS PROBABLY HURT VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND BERNIE SANDERS IS SITTING THERE IN THE MIDDLE WATCHING THESE TWO OTHER CANDIDATES GET CLOSER AND CLOSER TO HIM IN THE POLLS HE COULD SNEAK OUT A PRETTY SHOCKING VICTORY HERE AND THAT WOULD, IF NOT ALREADY FRONT- RUNNER, THAT WOULD CERTAINLY PUT HIM IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT >> ANTJUAN IS EXPRESSING SUCH SKEPTICISM I HAVE TO GO TO HIM HIS EYES ARE BEAMING WITH SKEPTICISM RIGHT NOW >> I KNOW WHERE ANTJUAN COMES FROM >> THE WORD WIN IS GOING TO BE DEFINED DIFFERENT LEAD BY EACH CAMPAIGN IF BERNIE SANDERS COMES IN SECOND, HE’S GOING TO COUCH THAT AS A WIN BECAUSE HE’S BEEN UNDERWATER FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND IF YOU ARE LIKE ME, I WORKED FOR HILLARY IN 2016, HE CAME IN SECOND PLACE IN 2016 SO HOW YOU DEFINE WIN WILL BE UP TO THE CANDIDATE TOM STEYER A WIN COULD BE COMING IN THIRD PLACE BECAUSE HE HAS NOT PLACED DELEGATES TO THIS POINT IN THE PROCESS AND HE’S ON POLITICAL LIFE SUPPORT BE CAREFUL HOW WE USE THE WORD WIN TONIGHT TO MY DEAR FRIEND JAMIE WHO I LOVE AND RESPECT, I’VE ALWAYS SAID TO BE CLEAR I THINK THE FIGHT IN SOUTH CAROLINA IS FOR SECOND PLACE BECAUSE YOU CANNOT UNDERESTIMATE THE DEPTH AND WIDTH OF THE RELATIONSHIP THE VICE PRESIDENT HAD IN THIS STATE FOR A VERY LONG TIME THAT TRANSCENDS GENERATIONS >> NEVERTHELESS, LET ME BRING UP THIS NOTION THAT THERE IS SORT OF THIS DIRECT LINE THAT ONE CAN DRAW GIVEN HER LATEST BATTLEGROUND TRACKER POLL OF VOTERS WHO MAYBE WERE SUPPORTING JOE BIDEN, AT LEAST SOME OF THEM, WHO HAVE NOW SAID SWITCHED OVER SPECIFICALLY TO TOM STEYER >> THAT THE QUESTION IS HOW MUCH BIDEN SUPPORT DOES HE CHIP AWAY HERE AND TO ANTJUAN’S POINT, A LOT OF THESE CAMPAIGNS ARE ON LIFE SUPPORT RIGHT NOW BECAUSE SOUTH CAROLINA ON SATURDAY AND SUPER TUESDAY IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND IF THEY DON’T DO WELL HERE, THEY RUN OUT OF MONEY AND THERE’S NO PATH TO GO FORWARD NO ONE EVER DROPS OUT BECAUSE THEY ARE LIKE I DON’T THINK I SHOULD BE PRESIDENT ANYMORE THEY DON’T HAVE THE FUNDS TO KEEP GOING >> THE REALITY OF THE PICTURE >> THAT’S WHY THIS DEBATE TONIGHT MATTERS BECAUSE IT IS THE LAST TIME WE ARE SEEING THEM ON THE STAGE TOGETHER AND I WAS THINKING ABOUT IT TODAY, SANDERS, KLOBUCHAR AND WARREN, THE THREE SENATORS IN THE RACE, ALL ANNOUNCED LAST FEBRUARY THEY’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR OVER A YEAR IT’S BEEN A REALLY LONG PROCESS, IT WAS A REALLY BIG FIELD AND WE ARE STARTING TO WINNOW DOWN AND PEOPLE ARE PAYING ATTENTION >> I WONDER BOTH OF YOU, YOU’VE DONE THIS BEFORE, YOU HAVE A PRIMARY SATURDAY AND PRIMARY PLURAL TUESDAY COULD YOU CONCEIVABLY LOGISTICALLY FINANCIALLY DROPOUT WITH FOUR DAYS TO GO? DON’T YOU JUST LIMP INTO TUESDAY AND HOPE FOR THE BEST? >> OH, YOU GO INTO SUPER TUESDAY LIMPING AND EVERYTHING ELSE YOU CAN IMAGINE HOPING THAT SUPER TUESDAY WILL BE YOUR POLITICAL HOSPITAL WHERE YOU CAN REHAB YOURSELF FOR THE NEXT LEG OF THIS RACE HOWEVER, THERE ARE CANDIDATES ON THE DEBATE STAGE TONIGHT WHO HAVE NOT SPENT ANY MONEY INTO SUPER TUESDAY STATES IF YOU DO NOT HAVE NAME I.D., IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BODY OF WORK THAT PEOPLE CAN POINT TO AND APPRECIATE, YOU ARE PUSHING WATER UP A POLITICAL HILL, ED O’KEEFE FOR SUPER TUESDAY >> HE KEEPS DOING THAT I DON’T KNOW WHY >> THERE’S NO INCENTIVE TO DROP OUT IF YOUR NAME IS ALREADY ON THE BALLOT, RIGHT? >> IT DEPENDS ON HOW YOU PLACE SOMETIMES YOU WANT TO GO OUT WITH YOUR HEAD HELD HIGH, AND IF YOU DON’T DO WELL HERE, AND YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A POOR SHOWING ON SUPER TUESDAY, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A TOUGH DECISION >> ONE OTHER DYNAMIC ON TUESDAY, MINNESOTA, MASSACHUSETTS AND VERMONT ALL VOTE ON TUESDAY PROBABLY POTENTIALLY ONLY ONE OF THOSE SENATORS COULD WIN THEIR HOME STATE >> AND IT’S NOT AMY KLOBUCHAR >> LET ME GET BACK TO YOU CAITLIN, I WANT TO DIRECT THIS TO YOU BECAUSE YOU AS SOMEONE WHO HAS WORKED ON CAMPAIGNS, THE LAST DEBATE WE TALKED ABOUT THE FACT YOU REALLY REACH THESE CRITICAL JUNCTURES IN A CAMPAIGN WHERE YOU LOOK AT THAT BANK ACCOUNT AND YOU SEE WHAT IS THE REALITY OF THE PATH BEFORE ME, RIGHT?

IF THIS MOMENT TONIGHT, IS THIS MOMENT AN ACTUAL SERIES OF OPPORTUNITIES PERHAPS FOR PEOPLE AS ANTJUAN WOULD PUT IT, TO WHAT DID YOU SAY, ONE OF THE CAMPAIGNS LAST TIME, I THINK YOU SAID YOU HAVE SOME LIFE AFTER POLITICAL DEATH RESURRECTING ONE’S CAMPAIGN >> YOU ARE GETTING GOOD >> ANTJUAN ISMS ARE STICKING IN MY BRAIN >> THIS IS THE IDEA THAT IF YOU HAVE ONE OR TWO OR THREE MOMENTS, THAT COULD BE ENOUGH FOR SOME DONORS TO OPEN UP THEIR CHECKBOOKS AND GIVE YOU JUST ENOUGH TO KEEP POWERING ALONG >> IT’S HOW YOU SPIN IT AMY KLOBUCHAR HAD A REALLY STRONG DEBATE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THEN HALF OF THE VOTERS SAID THEY MADE UP THEIR MIND IN THOSE LAST FEW DAYS AND SHE GOT THIRD AND PAINTED THIRD AS A VICTORY BECAUSE SHE SURPASSED EXPECTATIONS SO THAT IS WHAT THESE CANDIDATES ARE HOPING FOR, TONIGHT PEOPLE WILL GIVE THEM A SECOND LOOK WE SAW IT AT THE LAST DEBATE, SENATOR WARREN WENT UP AFTER A STRONG PERFORMANCE >> AND BOTH OF THEM RAISED MILLIONS IN THE PROCESS >> THEY KNOW THAT TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT AND THEY ARE GOING TO COME OUT SWINGING >> BUT TWO THINGS, SHE RAISED MILLIONS BUT THOSE MILLIONS DID NOT TRANSFER TO MOMENTUM AT THE POLLS SO WHILE IT MAY BE GOOD TO FLIRT WITH SAYING YOU HAD A GOOD DEBATE AND YOU ENJOYED THE MOMENT, IT DID NOT TURN INTO A MOVEMENT >> WAS THAT THE PROBLEM IN THE LETTER THAT 75,000 PEOPLE HAD ALREADY CAST THEIR BALLOT? >> THAT WAS GOING TO BE MY NEXT POINT STOP ROBBING ME >> ABOUT TIME >> YOU MAKE SO MANY >> THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON HERE >> POLITICAL ROBBERY >> DON’T MAKE ME COME OVER THERE >> TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, SOUTH CAROLINA AND I THINK MINNESOTA, HAVE ALREADY STARTED EARLY VOTING SO THIS DEBATE TONIGHT IS BIGGER THAN THE SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY ON SATURDAY THIS IS ABOUT SHAPING THE CONVERSATION AND SHAPING THE NARRATIVE OF WHAT MOMENTUM LOOKS LIKE GOING INTO SUPER TUESDAY AND BEYOND >> AND MAYOR BLOOMBERG HAS HAD THE RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO PLAY THERE AGAIN, HE DIDN’T GET ON THE BALLOT IN THE FIRST FOUR EARLY STATES SO HE HAS A LARGE STAFF WHO ARE DOING WORK IN ALL OF THESE PLACES AND HE HAS MONEY AND RESOURCES AND SO WE ARE GOING TO FIND OUT IF THAT AMOUNTS TO ANYTHING WHICH IS SUPER INTERESTING BECAUSE NO ONE HAS PLAYED THAT GAME BEFORE >> TALK ABOUT UNCONVENTIONAL SO LET’S ZOOM BACK INTO TONIGHT AND WHAT’S HAPPENING ED, LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT SENATOR SANDERS SO MUCH HAS CHANGED WITH RESPECT TO THE STORY LINE SURROUNDING HIS CAMPAIGN COMPARED TO JUST LAST WEEK WHAT ARE SOME OF THE LINES OF ATTACK AGAINST HIM THAT WE SHOULD EXPECT? >> THIS CASTRO WRINKLE THAT CAME UP IN THE “60 MINUTES” INTERVIEW ISN’T SO MUCH ABOUT CUBA AND CASTRO ALTHOUGH IT IS, AND IT’S CERTAINLY A HUGE, NUCLEAR BOMB GOING OFF IN SOUTH FLORIDA FOR DEMOCRATS BECAUSE THEY ARE TERRIFIED OF THE PROSPECT OF HAVING TO RUN WITH HIM AT THE TOP OF THE TICKET BUT IT’S EMBLEMATIC OF A MUCH LARGER ISSUE THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS HE BELIEVES OR HAS SAID THROUGH THE YEARS THAT HE STANDS BY AND WILL NOT PIVOT OFF OF THAT ARE GOING TO BE PROBLEMS FOR DEMOCRATS UP AND DOWN A BALLOT ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE MAJORITY MAKERS, WE TALKED TO THE CONGRESSMAN FROM RICHMOND TODAY WHO SAID LOOK, I WORKED WITH THOSE 30 MAJORITY MAKERS AS THEY ARE CALLED, THE ONES THAT GAVE DEMOCRATS THE MAJORITY IN 2018 AND MANY OF THEM ARE TERRIFIED OF HAVING TO POTENTIALLY PUT DISTANCE BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE IF HE IS ULTIMATELY THE ONE THAT’S CHOSEN SO ON ALL SORTS OF ISSUES AND SOME OF THEM MAY COME UP TONIGHT, IT’S GOING TO BE A REALLY CHALLENGING FOR KNIGHT TO EXPLIN THE OTHER BIG ONE THAT DIDN’T COME UP LAST TIME, SEE IF IT COMES UP TONIGHT, CAITLIN WOULD KNOW BECAUSE SHE’S BEEN INVOLVED IN PLANNING, PUT YOUR POKER FACE ON, IS THE ISSUE OF GUN CONTROL THERE WAS A LOT OF HOPE AND EXPECTATION IT WOULD BE A TOPIC LAST WEEK IN LAS VEGAS WHERE THE LARGE MASS SHOOTING OCCURRED WE ARE TWO BLOCKS FROM THE MOTHER EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE THE DEATH OF NINE PEOPLE HAPPENED AT THE HAND OF A GUNMAN IT IS TOP OF MIND AND IT IS ONE WAY THAT JOE BIDEN AND MIKE BLOOMBERG ESPECIALLY WOULD LIKE TO CALL OUT THE FACT THAT BERNIE SANDERS FOR YEARS HAD A FAR MORE OPEN MIND WHEN IT COMES TO GUN POLICY, ONE THAT DOES NOT LINE UP WITH THE CURRENT — >> ANTJUAN, I’M GOING TO LET YOU HAVE THE LAST WORD BECAUSE THEY ARE WRAPPING ME BECAUSE YOU LOST A VERY DEAR FRIEND AT MOTHER EMMANUEL TELL US ABOUT THAT >> NO ONE ON THIS SET WAS IMPACTED MORE I LOST A FRIEND, A MENTOR, JENNIFER LOST HER HUSBAND, THE TWO DAUGHTERS LOST THEIR FATHER HIS WIFE WILL BE SITTING IN THE AUDIENCE TONIGHT JOE CUNNINGHAM AND JIM CLYBURN, TWO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, WERE SPONSORS OF THE CHARLESTON LOOPHOLE LEGISLATION THAT WOULD CLOSE THE CHARLESTON LOOPHOLE THAT COULD PREVENT THE WHITE SUPREMACIST DYLANN ROOF FROM KILLING NINE PEOPLE IT WILL BE MALPRACICE IF SOMEONE DOES NOT COVER THE ISSUE OF GUN CONTROL BECAUSE WHETHER SOUTH CAROLINA, FLORIDA, CALIFORNIA EVEN NEVADA, THAT ISSUE CUTS THROUGH EVERY COMMUNITY AND WHETHER YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, CENTRIST, SOCIALIST, WHATEVER

YOU ARE IT WILL HAVE SOME IMPACT IF WE DO NOT DO SOMETHING >> ALL RIGHT ED O’KEEFE, CAITLIN CONANT, JAMIE LOVEGROVE, REALLY GREAT TO SEE YOU ALL APPRECIATE IT >>> STILL TO COME, MARCIA FUDGE JOINED US NEXT TO EXPLAIN WHY THE CANDIDATES NEED TO WIN SUPPORT FROM AFRICAN-AMERICANS DURING TONIGHT’S DEBATE YOU’RE STREAMING “RED & BLUE” FROM CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA >>> AS WE MENTIONED, CBS NEWS’ COHOSTING TONIGHT’S DEBATE WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS INSTITUTE SATURDAY’S PRIMARY IN SOUTH CAROLINA IS EXPECTED TO BE THE FIRST MAJOR TEST FOR CANDIDATES AND HOW THEY APPEAL TO BLACK VOTERS CONGRESSWOMAN MARCIA FUDGE REPRESENTS OHIO’S 11th DISTRICT, SHE’S A MEMBER OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS AND SHE JOINS ME NOW THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US >> IT’S MY PLEASURE TO BE HERE >> HOW IMPORTANT IS TONIGHT’S DEBATE TO WIN SUPPORT FROM AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS? >> I THINK THIS MAY BE THEIR LAST BEST CHANCE TO TALK TO PEOPLE LIKE ME THERE ARE NO MORE DEBATES THIS IS THE LAST BIG STAGE THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE I THINK TONIGHT IS GOING TO BE ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO ANYONE WHO BELIEVES THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY OR A CHANCE TO GET BLACK VOTES >> WHAT ISSUES DO YOU THINK BLACK VOTERS WANT TO HEAR ADDRESSED TONIGHT? >> I THINK IT’S INTERESTING THAT PEOPLE THINK THAT BLACK PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER PEOPLE WE ALL BELIEVE IN THE SAME THING WE ALL WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR CHILDREN GET AN EDUCATION THAT GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO SUCCEED WE ALL WANT TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK WE WANT TO FEED PEOPLE WHO ARE HUNGRY WE WANT TO DO THAT TOO WE ARE ACROSS THE STREET FROM HIS DIRECT MOTHER EMMANUEL WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT GUN CONTROL, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER? WE WANT TO HEAR WHAT IT IS THAT’S GOING TO MAKE ME VOTE FOR YOU WHY DOES VOTING FOR YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE AND THE LIVES OF PEOPLE I CARE ABOUT? >> YOU PREVIOUSLY ENDORSED SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS DO YOU INTEND TO ENDORSE ANOTHER CANDIDATE? >> I PROBABLY WILL >> WHAT IS IT, YOUR MIND IS MADE UP RIGHT NOW OR ARE YOU LISTENING FOSOMETHING? >> MY MIND IS NOT MADE UP I’M GOING TO LISTEN BECAUSE I REPRESENT A LARGE MINORITY POPULATION I WANT FOR SOMEONE TO CONVINCE ME THAT I AM GOING TO BE ABLE

TO DO BETTER BY MY PEOPLE BY THEM BEING IN THE WHITE HOUSE I’M GOING TO GIVE THEM A LAST SHOT AT IT >> WHAT SPECIFICALLY ARE YOU LISTENING FOR? >> THINGS LIKE, HAPPENING TODAY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CUTTING FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH AND BREAKFAST IN SCHOOLS TALKING ABOUT TAKING MONEY FROM PUBLIC EDUCATION WE ARE SAYING TO PEOPLE WHO ADULTS WITH NO CHILDREN WE ARE GOING TO TAKE YOU OFF OF FOOD STAMPS GOING TO TAKE AWAY AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS AND SUMMER PROGRAMS WE ARE SAYING TO SENIORS, WE ARE GOING TO BLOCK GRANT MEDICAID SO DEPENDING UPON WHAT STATE YOU LIVE IN, WILL DEPEND UPON WHETHER YOU GET CARE WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE TAKE CARE OF ALL OF OUR CITIZENS NOT JUST SOME >> SO LET’S TALK ABOUT SOME SPECIFIC CANDIDATES, PETE BUTTIGIEG HAS STRUGGLED TO GAIN TRACTION AMONG VOTERS OF COLOR FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE WHAT DO YOU THINK HE NEEDS TO DO TO IMPROVE HIS STANDING? >> I DON’T KNOW THERE’S MUCH HE CAN DO I THINK HE HAS BLOWN THAT OPPORTUNITY HE HAS HAD A CHANCE AFTER CHANCE AFTER CHANCE >> HOW HAS HE BLOWN IT? >> BECAUSE HE’S NOT ADDRESSED THE ISSUES WHEN THE ISSUES ARE RAISED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS ABOUT A BLACK SHOOTING IN YOUR CITY, HE DOESN’T ANSWER HE WILL SAY WE LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? WHEN WE SAY GENTRIFICATION IS DESTROYING BLACK PEOPLE’S HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN YOUR COMMUNITY, WE LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? DO YOU EVER SAY I’M SORRY? I BLEW IT? I MADE A MISTAKE? AND I’M GOING TO FIX IT? HE HASN’T DONE THAT AND HE’S BEEN RUNNING FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS I THINK HE HAS BLOWN HIS CHANCE AT THAT >> MORE BROADLY ARE YOU LOOKING FOR APOLOGIES? >> I’M LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO AT LEAST ADMIT THEY MADE A MISTAKE I DON’T CARE IF IT’S AN APOLOGY JUST AN APOLOGY THAT’S EMPTY DOES NOTHING FOR ME. I WANT SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY SAYS I DIDN’T DO WHAT I SHOULD HAVE AND I’M GOING TO MAKE IT RIGHT OR I’M GOING TO AT LEAST TRY TO MAKE IT BETTER >> SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS HAS WON THE POPULAR VOTE IN THREE EARLY STATES AND YOU HAVE EXPRESSED DOUBTS OVER HIS ABILITY TO BEAT PRESIDEN TRUMP YOU SAID YOUR HOPEFUL THE CANDIDATE WOULD BE CENTER-LEFT WHY DON’T YOU BELIEVE SENATOR SANDERS CAN BEAT THE PRESIDENT? >> I THINK THIS IS KIND OF STARTING OUT VERY MUCH LIKE IT DID IN 2016 HE HAS WON TWO CAUCUSES WHICH ARE REALLY NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE, THE CAUCUSES ARE THE MOST UNDEMOCRATIC PROCESS WE HAVE THEN HE HAS WON A STATE THAT IS ALMOST 90% WHITE I DON’T THINK YET HE HAS SHOWN ME THAT HE HAS THE ABILITY TO TAKE IT ALL THE WAY HE MAY I DON’T KNOW I THINK THAT’S WHAT THE PROCESS IS FOR, TO SEE WHO COMES OUT OF IT >> DO YOU BELIEVE THE HOUSE MAJORITY BE IN JEOPARDY IF SANDERS IS AT THE TOP OF THE TICKET? >> IT WOULD NOT BE FOR ME BUT SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE IT WOULD BE FOR THEM >> DO YOU THINK THAT SENATOR SANDERS SHOULD START PIVOTING TOWARDS THE CENTER AT ALL EVEN IF HIS MESSAGE CONTINUES TO WORK IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY? >> I THINK HE SHOULD BE WHO HE IS AND THEN PEOPLE WILL ACCEPT IT OR NOT I DON’T THINK THEY SHOULD CHANGE WHO HE IS >> WHAT ABOUT JOE BIDEN, I WANT TO ASK ABOUT THE SLIP THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN HIS SUPPORT HE STILL HAS SIZABLE SUPPORT AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS IN THE STATE BUT IT’S NOT AS HIGH AS IT ONCE WAS WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT’S ATTRIBUTABLE TO? >> I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE HE STARTED OUT WITH NAME RECOGNITION THAT NO ONE ELSE HAD HE STARTED OUT BEFORE PEOPLE STARTED SPENDING MILLIONS OF THIS COMMUNITY AND IN THIS STATE, TOM STEYER SPENT 16 MILLION SO MAYBE HIS NAME RECOGNITION IS ABOUT THE SAME NOW JUST AS THE PAST MONTH ANOTHER CANDIDATE SPENT 300,000 I DON’T EXPECT THINGS NOT TO CHANGE WHEN PEOPLE GET TO KNOW OTHERS, THEY THINK ABOUT THINGS DIFFERENTLY SO IT’S NOT A SURPRISE TO ME >> BACK ON YOUR ENDORSEMENT, DO YOU HAVE A TIMEFRAME, ARE YOU GOING TO BE MAKING A DECISION AFTER THE DEBATE? >> I THINK I OWE IT TO THE PEOPLE I REPRESENT TO MAKE A DECISION AND I’D LIKE TO DO IT BEFORE OUR ELECTION I’M HOPEFUL I MAY DO IT BEFORE SUPER TUESDAY >> BEFORE SUPER TUESDAY DON’T CARE TO GIVE US A LITTLE HINT? >> NOT AT ALL >> OKAY REPRESENTATIVE MARCIA FUDGE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME >> THANK YOU >>> COMING UP AFTER A BREAK, WE WILL CHECK IN WITH ANTHONY SALVANTO NEXT TO GET THE LATEST ON THE STATE OF THE RACE IN SOUTH CAROLINA YOU’RE STREAMING “RED & BLUE.” >>> JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO,

SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN AND HOUSE MAJORITY WHIP JIM CLYBURN SPOKE ON THE DEBATE STAGE HERE ARE SOME OF HIS REMARKS >> THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR GRACING US WITH YOUR PRESENCE THIS EVENING THANKS TO CBS AND TWITTER, AND TO DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE, FOR COSPONSORING WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS INSTITUTE THIS GREAT DEBATE MANY OF YOU COMING IN TO CHARLESTON FROM THE EAST, NORTH, YOU PROBABLY WERE GREETED BY SEVERAL BILLBOARDS BILLBOARDS THAT READ, MAKING AMERICA’S GREATNESS ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE FOR ALL THAT IS WHAT THIS YEAR’S CAMPAIGN IS ALL ABOUT, THAT’S WHAT THIS DEBATE IS ALL ABOUT, LOOKING AT THESE CANDIDATES AND MAKING A DECISION, AN INFORMED DECISION, AS TO WHICH ONE OF THEM IS BEST SUITED TO HELP US FULFILL THE GREATNESS OF THIS COUNTRY THIS IS A GREAT COUNTRY

OUR CHALLENGE IS TO MAKE ALL OF ITS GREATNESS ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE FOR ALL OF ITS CITIZENS THANK YOU, GODSPEED >> THE CONTEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA LOOKS VERY DIFFERENT TODAY, THAN IT DID LAST FALL ACCORDING TO OUR LATEST CBS NEWS BATTLEGROUND TRACKER, JOE BIDEN HAS A SINGLE-DIGIT LEAD OVER BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORT FOR THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT HAS FALLEN BY DOUBLE DIGITS BUSINESSMAN TOM STEYER HAS MADE SIGNIFICANT GAINS FOR MORE LET’S BRING IN ANTHONY SALVANTO AND CAITLIN HUEY- BURNS ANTHONY IS THE CBS NEWS ELECTIONS AND SERVICE DIRECTOR, KATELYN IS OUR CBSN POLITICAL REPORTER GREAT TO SEE YOU BOTH CAITLIN KYLE LET’S TALK ABOUT DEBATE STRATEGY TONIGHT, IS IT CLEAR WHAT FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN NEEDS TO DO TONIGHT TO ENSURE THAT HE EMERGES VICTORIOUS ON SATURDAY? >> THAT’S RIGHT THERE IS SO MUCH AT STAKE IN SOUTH CAROLINA BECAUSE HE HAS SAID ALL ALONG THAT THIS STATE WOULD BE KIND OF HIS FIREWALL, HIS SAVING GRACE EVEN IF HE DIDN’T DO WELL IN THE EARLIER CONTESTS THAT BY THE TIME HE GOT TO SOUTH CAROLINA THAT’S WHERE THE CAMPAIGN WOULD REALLY BEGIN SO TONIGHT IS NOT ONLY THE LAST DEBATE BEFORE SOUTH CAROLINA, IT’S THE LAST DEBATE BEFORE SUPER TUESDAY WHERE AS WE’VE BEEN COUNTING THE DELEGATES, THAT’S WHERE THE BULK OF THE DELEGATES ARE LAST TIME HE HAD A DECENT DEBATE BUT HE WAS KIND OF OVERSHADOWED BY MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, AND BERNIE SANDERS TODAY, IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE KIND OF WHO HE DECIDES TO GO AFTER, DOES HE LET ELIZABETH WARRREN KIND OF TAKE IT TO BLOOMBERG AND DOES HE TRY TO MAKE HIS CASE SPECIFICALLY TO SOUTH CAROLINIANS, OR DOES HE TRY TO GO AFTER BERNIE SANDERS AND TRY TO CUT INTO HIS SUPPORT, OR DO WE SEE HIM TAKING ATTACKS OR GOING AFTER TOM STEYER, WHO IN THE BATTLEGROUND TRACKER POLL, HAS BEEN GAINING SUPPORT AMONG BLACK VOTERS WHICH OF COURSE HAS BEEN A KEY CONSTITUENCY FOR BIDEN? >> RIGHT SO WHAT ABOUT SENATOR SANDERS, WHAT APPROACH DOES HE TAKE TONIGHT CONSIDERING HE NOW HAS THE FRONTRUNNER STATUS? >> THAT’S RIGHT THAT FRONTRUNNER STATUS COMES WITH A BIG TARGET ON YOUR BACK IF YOU ARE BERNIE SANDERS, THE LAST DEBATE A LOT OF THE CANDIDATES DIDN’T GO AFTER HIM THEY FOCUSED ON MICHAEL BLOOMBERG I THINK THAT DYNAMIC WILL CHANGE TONIGHT ESPECIALLY AS YOU SEE BERNIE SANDERS RISING NOT ONLY IN POLLING BUT HE HAS WON NEVADA, HE WON NEW HAMPSHIRE, HE DID WELL IN IOWA, HE IS BY ALL ACCOUNTS CONSIDERED IN FRONTRUNNER STATUS AT THIS POINT SO DO THESE CANDIDATES TRY TO BAND TOGETHER TO TAKE HIM DOWN OR DO WE SEE A REPETITION OF LAST TIME WITH AMY KLOBUCHAR AND PETE BUTTIGIEG GOING AFTER EACH OTHER AND SPLITTING UP THAT PORTION OF THE PARTY? >> ANTHONY, LET ME TURN TO YOU, SO INTERESTING TO LOOK AT THE LATEST CBS NEWS BATTLEGROUND TRACKER AND SEE THE SHIFTS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN JUST THE SPAN OF REALLY WHAT’S A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME JUST A FEW MONTHS LAST FALL WASN’T THAT LONG AGO WE’VE SEEN, OF COURSE, A BIG SHIFT IN JOE BIDEN’S SUPPORT AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS IS IT CLEAR THAT LEADING UP TO SATURDAY THAT GROUP IS STILL GOING TO BE A RELIABLE VOTING BLOCK BASED ON WHAT YOU’RE SEEING IN THE NUMBERS? >> NO IS THE SHORT ANSWER HE’S STILL GOT A LEAD AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS BUT IT’S A LOT MORE NARROW IT’S ALMOST 20 POINTS DIFFERENT THAN IT USED TO BE AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS, TO YOUR POINT ABOUT WHEN THE CAMPAIGN BEGINS, CAMPAIGNS SPIN ASIDE, IT DIDN’T JUST BEGIN WHAT’S HAPPENED IS WE’VE ASKED THIS IN THE POLLING, WHAT HAS THE RESULTS OF JOE BIDEN’S PERFORMANCE IS DONE TO YOUR IMPRESSION OF WHETHER OR NOT HE CAN WIN? AND BY A LARGE MARGIN, MORE PEOPLE HAVE A VIEW, SAY THEY THINK IT’S LESS LIKELY TO BE THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE SO THAT’S TRUE ACROSS AFRICAN- AMERICAN VOTERS AND WHITE VOTERS AND EVERYONE YOU LOOK AT THAT AND YOU SAY PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO WONDER OKAY, IS THIS A CAMPAIGN THAT THEY CAN GET BEHIND AND WHILE IT’S STILL TRUE THAT THE BULK OF THEM SAY YES TO THAT, IT’S NOT AS PERSUASIVE NOW FOR THEM, WHAT THEY’RE TELLING US IN THE POLLING AS IT USED TO BE >> RIGHT IT’S INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THOSE PERCEPTIONS ARE SHIFTING THE NUMBERS IN ACTUAL SUPPORT AND WE’LL FIND OUT ON SATURDAY WHAT THE RESULT ULTIMATELY IS HOW IMPORTANT, ANTHONY, SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATS IS DEFEATING PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE GENERAL ELECTION? BECAUSE THAT’S SOMETHING WE’VE HEARD ABOUT ACROSS THE BOARD LEADING UP TO THIS NIGHT DOES THAT CONTINUE TO BE THE CASE HERE? >> IT DOES BUT THE SECOND BEAT ON THAT IS THEY’RE NOT CONVINCED OF WHICH CANDIDATE IS THE CLEAR CHOICE TO DO IT YOU LOOK AT NATIONAL MATCHUPS AND ALL OF THESE CANDIDATES INCLUDING BERNIE SANDERS ARE NECK AND NECK OR JUST A LITTLE BIT AHEAD OF DONALD TRUMP NATIONALLY WHICH IF YOU WERE TO TRANSLATE INTO A GENERAL ELECTION WOULD BE AT BEST A TOSS-UP TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS ACTUALLY EXPECT THE PRESIDENT TO BE REELECTED AT THAT POINT BECAUSE THIS DEMOCRATIC RACE IS UNSETTLED YOU START WITH TONIGHT, ONE OF THE THINGS TO RAISE THE STAKES

FOR EVERYBODY A LITTLE BIT, IS THAT IN OUR POLLING TWO-THIRDS OF DEMOCRATS SAY THEY’RE GOING TO WATCH THIS DEBATE SO IT SHOULD BE A FAIRLY LARGE AUDIENCE THEN ON TOP OF THAT, A THIRD OF THEM SAY THEY WILL DEFINITELY WATCH AND ON TOP OF THAT, YOU FIND THERE’S ALMOST THIS ROUTING DYNAMIC WHERE PEOPLE WHO ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THEIR CANDIDATE ARE EVEN MORE LIKELY TO TUNE IN THAN PEOPLE WHO HAVEN’T MADE UP THEIR MINDS YET SO, YES THERE’S SOME PERSUASION TO GO ON BUT IT’S ALSO FOR PEOPLE TO LOOK AND CEMENT THE SUPPORT THAT THEY ALREADY HAVE BECAUSE THAT’S GOING TO BE A BIG PART OF THIS AUDIENCE TOO ENTHUSIASM LEADS TO TURNOUT WHICH LEADS TO VOTE RESULTS SO THAT’S HOW YOU GET THE STEPS FROM HERE TO SATURDAY >> RIGHT ANTHONY, DURING THE DEBATE YOU’RE GOING TO BE CONDUCTING AN INSTANT POLL WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL? >> THE FIRST THING WE POSTERS DO IS TRY TO COUNT UP THE NUMBER OF FIGHT METAPHORS THAT THE PUNDITS USE, BOXING ANALOGIES, GLOVES OFF, THE KNIVES ARE SHARPENED, ALL THOSE THINGS BUT SERIOUSLY, WHAT WE ARE GOING TO BE DOING — >> PEOPLE AT HOME CAN PLAY ALONG >> I’M KIDDING BUT WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IS GOING TO INTERVIEW PEOPLE WHO WATCH THE DEBATE, WE ARE GOING TO TALK TO THEM AFTERWARDS, THEY ALREADY KNOW THE SURVEY IS COMING SO THEY PROMISED TO TAKE IT SO THAT’S GOING TO BE A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF EVERYBODY NATIONWIDE WHO’S WATCHED THIS AND WE ARE GOING TO ASK THEM ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU ALL ARE ASKING WHAT DO YOU THINK WAS THE BEST MOMENT, WHO DO YOU THINK IMPRESSED YOU, DID ANYBODY IMPRESS YOU? WHO MADE THEIR CASE THAT THEY COULD BEAT THE PRESIDENT TONIGHT? WE WILL GET A READ ON THE IMPRESSIONS THAT THIS DEBATE MAKES RIGHT AWAY >> CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THOSE RESULTS ANTHONY SALVANTO AND CAITLIN HUEY-BURNS, THANK YOU BOTH VERY MUCH >>> STILL TO COME, WE WILL CHECK BACK IN WITH OUR PANEL TO GET THEIR FINAL THOUGHTS AHEAD OF TONIGHT’S DEMOCRATIC DEBATE YOU’RE STREAMING “RED & BLUE” LIFE FROM CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA >>> WE ARE JUST MINUTES AWAY

FROM THE START OF TONIGHT’S DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DEBATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS IS A LIVE LOOK FROM INSIDE THE DEBATE HALL IN CHARLESTON, SEVEN CANDIDATES WILL SOON TAKE THE STAGE FOR A CRITICAL DEBATE AHEAD OF SATURDAY’S PRIMARY AND NEXT WEEK’S SUPER TUESDAY CONTESTS I’M JOINT RIGHT NOW BY ANTJUAN SEAWRIGHT, LESLIE SANCHEZ, LYNDA TRAN AND MOLLY HOOPER ANTJUAN IS A CBS NEWS POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR AT DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST, LESLIE IS ALSO A POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR AND IS A REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST, LYNDA TRAN IS A POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR AND A DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST AND MOLLY IS A CBSN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR WELCOME TO YOU ALL I WANT TO START WITH THE SAME QUESTION FOR ALL OF YOU WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU’RE GOING TO BE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON DURING TONIGHT’S DEBATE? >> THE INTENSITY OF THE ATTACKS EARLY ON BERNIE SANDERS TO THIS POINT, HE HAS GONE UNTOUCHED, UNBOTHERED, UN- SCORCHED AND HE IS THE DEMOCRATIC FRONT RUNNER IF YOU COUNT DELEGATES AND IF YOU GAUGE MOMENTUM SO I WOULD LOOK FOR THE INTENSITY OF THE ATTACKS AND HOW WILL PEOPLE DEFINE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG BEING ON THIS DEBATE STAGE TONIGHT, THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL DEBATE IN THIS PROCESS WITH BLACK AND BROWN VOTERS WHERE FINALLY THEY HAVE A REAL SAY-SO IN THIS PROCESS AND THIS IS THE ONLY DEBATE BEFORE SUPER TUESDAY >> LESLIE, WHAT ABOUT YOU? >> KNOWING THE INTENSITY IS ON SANDERS, HE IS BASICALLY HAVING A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST INSURGENCY WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, HOW ARE THEY FIGHTING BACK? IS THIS GOING TO BE A SLOW APPROACH OR IS IT SO AGGRESSIVE IT’S GOING TO DO EXTENSIVE DAMAGE AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE YEAR? AND IT REALLY DEPENDS ON THE INTENSITY, GOOD WORD BY ANTJUAN OVER HERE, BUT THE SEVERITY OF THOSE JABS >> WHAT ABOUT YOU, LYNDA? >> IT’S ALL ABOUT JOE BIDEN AND HE HAS MADE ALL ABOUT HIMSELF THIS IS SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS IS THE MOMENT WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR TO SEE IF HE REALLY DOES HAVE THE OVERWHELMING SUPPORT OF BLACK VOTERS IN THIS COMMUNITY WHICH WE THINK WOULD BE PREDICTIVE OF THE KIND OF SUPPORT HE WOULD HAVE AROUND THE COUNTRY AND IT’S REALLY DO OR DIE FOR HIM >> MOLLY? >> DITTO WITH ALL OF THESE PARTICULARLY JOE BIDEN BECAUSE THIS REALLY, THIS IS THE TENTH DEBATE HE HAS PARTICIPATED IN HE’S DONE OKAY IN THE OTHER ONES, BUT REALLY IN TERMS OF DIFFERENTIATING HIMSELF FROM OTHER CANDIDATES HE HASN’T GONE THERE AND AT THIS POINT HE HASN’T WON ANY OF THE FIRST THREE CONTESTS IT’S TIME FOR HIM TO GO THERE AND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE, WE’LL HAVE TO SEE TONIGHT >> LYNDA, I WANT TO ASK ABOUT SOME NEWS THAT’S JUST DEVELOPING THE BUTTIGIEG CAMPAIGN PUT OUT THIS MEMO OUTLINING WHAT THEY SEE AS THEIR PATH TO THE NOMINATION THEIR GOAL IS, QUOTE, TO MINIMIZE SANDERS’ MARGINS ON SUPER TUESDAY AND RACK UP DELEGATES IN THE MARCH 10 AND MARCH 17 CONTESTS WHICH ARE MUCH MORE FAVORABLE TO US WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT THEIR EXPECTATIONS FOR SOUTH CAROLINA AND SUPER TUESDAY? >> IT TELLS YOU A LOT ABOUT

SOUTH CAROLINA AND SUPER TUESDAY SPECIFICALLY THAT THEY ARE SETTING EXPECTATIONS THAT THEY’RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT WELL I WAS WONDERING WHEN ONE OF THESE CAMPAIGNS WAS ESSENTIALLY GOING TO REVEAL THEIR SNAPSHOT, PATHWAY TO VICTORY EVERY SINGLE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN DOES THIS INCESSANTLY, THE CALCULATION OF THE NUMBERS, IF WE GO UP BY TWO POINTS WITH THIS GROUP, DOWN FIVE WITH HIS OTHER DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP, DO WE ACTUALLY HAVE A PATHWAY TO VICTORY? THIS IS WHAT WE MEAN WHAT THEY’RE TELLING US IS THEY’VE CRUNCHED THE NUMBERS AND THEIR BEST AND BRIGHTEST HOPES ARE FURTHER ALONG WE ALSO THOUGHT THEY JUST PUT OUT A FUNDRAISING E-MAIL FROM THEIR CAMPAIGN MANAGER WHICH SAID WE NEED $13 MILLION TO KEEP GOING AND IT STRUCK ME BECAUSE TYPICALLY BEST PRACTICE WHEN YOU ARE DOING ONLINE ORGANIZING IS NOT TO PUT OUT A GIGANTIC NUMBER IT’S THE SMALLER NUMBER, IT’S SO EASY, OPEN YOUR WALLET AND GIVE ME FIVE, $25 SO THIS IS A MOMENT >> WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU? >> 13 MILLIONAIRES NEED TO WRITE 13 CHECKS >> IT CAN’T BE GOOD >> IT’S NOT A GOOD SIGN >> IT’S ALSO A SETTING OF EXPECTATIONS AND A REAL I GUESS, FREE FLIRTATION TOWARDS WHAT COULD BE AN OBVIOUS, WE ALL KNOW MAYOR PETE HAS HAD STRUGGLES WITH AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS AND SOUTH CAROLINA, 61% OF THE PEOPLE WHO CAST THEIR VOTE LOOK LIKE ME, 55% WOMEN, MOST OF THE STATES THAT FOLLOW ARE GOIG TO HAVE SIMILAR DEMOGRAPHICS SO IF SOUTH CAROLINA IS A FLIRTATION OF WHAT’S TO COME, MAYOR PETE KNOWS HE’S IN TROUBLE AND SO NOW THE GAME IS TO UNDER PROMISE AND PERHAPS OVERDELIVER >> ANTJUAN, LET ME KEEP IT WITH YOU, WITH FORMER VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, WHAT REALLY IS THE CHALLENGE FOR HIM ON THAT DEBATE STAGE TONIGHT IN A PLACE WHERE AS YOU HAVE SAID TIME AND TIME AGAIN, HE ENJOYS SUCH A CLOSE CONNECTION WITH AFRICAN- AMERICAN VOTERS, NEVERTHELESS AS ANTHONY SALVANTO SAID, IF YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS IN OUR LATEST CBS NEWS BATTLEGROUND TRACKER, PERCEPTIONS ARE BEING SHAPED BASED ON HIS PERFORMANCE SPECIFICALLY IN IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE SO WHAT DOES HE NEED TO DO UP THERE? >> IF I WERE SPEAKING TO THE VP RIGHT NOW, BEFORE THIS DEBATE, I WOULD TELL HIM BLOCK OUT THE NOISE, FOCUS ON THE LYRICS THE NOISE WILL TELL YOU THE CAMPAIGN IS IN TROUBLE YOU ARE ON LIFE SUPPORT IT’S DUE OR DIE THAT’S PARTLY TRUE FOCUS ON THE LYRICS FOCUS ON THE THINGS YOU KNOW THE ONE THING WE KNOW AS SOMEONE WHO IS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA AND WHO DID THREE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS HERE, PEOPLE TRUST AND NO JOE BIDEN AND JOE BIDEN TRUSTS AND KNOWS SOUTH CAROLINA I THINK THAT’S GOING TO PLAY LONG AND SHORT-TERM DIVIDENDS FOR HIM BECAUSE THIS ELECTION FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS IS GOING TO BE A TRUSTY ELECTION PARTICULARLY AS WE GO ON TO NOT JUST SOUTH CAROLINA BUT SUPER TUESDAY THESE ARE ALL STATES WHERE JOE BIDEN HAS DEEP AND WIDE RELATIONSHIP THAT HE HAS CULTIVATED AND DEVELOPED OVER THE YEARS >> IF YOU LOOK AT THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO ARE ACTUALLY ENDORSING CANDIDATES, JOE BIDEN HAS MORE MEMBERS OF THE CBC THAN ANY OF THE OTHER CANDIDATES HE HAS MORE LAWMAKERS, 43, 44 RIGHT NOW, THAT DWARFS ALL THE OTHER CANDIDATES THAT ARE REMAINING MOST OF WHOM ARE SITTING SENATORS SO I THINK THAT SAYS A LOT >> LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT SENATOR SANDERS, COMING OFF NEVADA ESPECIALLY WHAT KINDS OF ATTACKS IS HE LIKELY TO FACE TONIGHT AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR THAT IF YOU ARE COMING AT THIS FROM A SENATOR SANDERS PERSPECTIVE AS THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST ON THAT STAGE? >> I THINK THAT SENATOR SANDERS AND HIS TEAM REALIZE THAT THE TIME HAS COME AND AS FRONT- RUNNER, HE HAS GOT A MASSIVE TARGET ON HIM AND HE’S GOT TO BE PREPARED TO TAKE ON THOSE QUESTIONS SHALL WE PUT IT IN PARTICULAR ABOUT PAYING FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL HE’S GOTTEN SUCH A PASS ON THIS IN A WAY THAT ELIZABETH WARRREN FOR EXAMPLE DEFINITELY HAS NOT AND WE KNOW THAT THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THEY JUST PUT OUT SOME ANALYSIS OF THEIR OWN JUST YESTERDAY SAYING THAT IT’S GOING TO COST $30 TRILLION OVER THE NEXT DECADE, AND THEN THEY DID WHAT THEY CALLED A CHECKLIST OF HOW THEY WERE GOING TO BRING IN REVENUE TO OFFSET THAT COST YET THE CHECKLIST ONLY AMOUNTED TO 17.5 TRILLION >> THOSE NUMBERS DON’T ADD UP >> SO AT SOME POINT, HASHTAG MATH, ANDREW YANG, SO YEAH, THAT’S CERTAINLY SOMETHING AND OF COURSE THIS KIND OF EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW THAT HAPPENED ON “60 MINUTES” WITH ANDERSON COOPER AND HIM SAYING NICE THINGS ABOUT FIDEL CASTRO THAT IS GOING TO BE AN ONGOING ANCHOR BASICALLY, A DRAG ON HIM MOVING FORWARD ASSUMING HE DOES WELL OTHERWISE BECAUSE FLORIDIANS ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE THAT KINDLY >> IF YOU WERE ADVISING HIM, WHICH I KNOW YOU ARE NOT, BUT THE IDEA OF TRYING TO SORT OF MAINTAIN HIS BRAND WHICH IS TO OT APOLOGIZE, WE’VE NOT SEEN THAT KIND OF TACTIC THAT HE HAS EMPLOYED, YET AT THE SAME TIME KIND OF RESPONSE TO THOSE SENSITIVITIES THAT YOU BROUGHT UP, PARTICULARLY IN SOUTH FLORIDA, WHAT IS THE WAY IN WHICH ONE SORT OF REACTS IN THE

MOMENT WHEN THAT QUESTION ABOUT CASTRO IS PRESENTED TO YOU? >> THIS IS THE GREAT IRONY ABOUT SENATOR SANDERS WHICH IS HE IS ABSOLUTIST ABOUT PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING HE TALKS ABOUT BUT IN THIS ONE CASE, HE IS KIND OF WAFFLING AND FIDEL CASTRO IS BAD IN MANY WAYS BUT HE’S ALSO BEEN GOOD IN SOME WAYS THE TRUTH IS IF I WERE ADVISING HIM I WOULD SIMPLY SAY YOU NEED TO GET PAST THIS RIGHT AWAY JUST SAY WHATEVER YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT AND THEN MOVE ON, GET BACK TO YOUR VISION, GET BACK TO YOUR PLATFORM BECAUSE IT’S A LOSING SITUATION FOR HIM >> IN THE CONTEXT OF THAT IT’S A SITUATION THAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO CAPITALIZE ON THAT IS THE RED LINE FOR DEMOCRATIC HISPANICS, LATINO VOTERS FROM VENEZUELA OR ANY PART OF LATIN AMERICA OR WHETHER THEY ARE CUBAN, IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT EMBRACING FIDEL CASTRO AND THAT IS REALLY GOING TO BE USED IN CAMPAIGN ADS WE WILL HEAR ABOUT THAT >> IT’S A VULNERABILITY >> IT’S JUST DONE IN TERMS OF FLORIDA >> ONE FLORIDA MEMBER OF CONGRESS TOLD ME THE REPUBLICANS JUST WON FLORIDA IF BERNIE SANDERS IS THE CANDIDATE >> YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING, ANTJUAN? >> I THINK ALL THE CANDIDATES HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND WHATEVER YOU SAY AND DO WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION IN THE FALL AND SO THE THINGS THEY SAY ON THE DEBATE STAGE NOW, YOU MAKE THIS WONDERFUL REFERENCE IN THE FIRST DEBATE AND SOME OF THE RHETORIC WE SAW ALL THOSE THINGS ARE GOING TO TURN INTO, RIGHT WING RED MEAT TALKING POINTS FOR THE OTHER SIDE AND HERE’S THE TEST OF BERNIE SANDERS HE’S GOTTEN A PASS TO THE POINT, NO ONE HAS DEFINED HIM FOR THE MOST PART, BUT AS YOU GET FARTHER SOUTH, WE ARE A LITTLE MORE PRAGMATIC IN OUR APPROACH AND OUR POLITICS I CAN SPEAK FROM AN AFRICAN- AMERICAN ON THIS PLATFORM RIGHT HERE, WE’VE ALWAYS BEEN BOLD BUT WE’VE NEVER BEEN SOMEWHAT PROGRESSIVE AND I THINK THE CHALLENGE FOR HIM BRANDING HIMSELF AS A FIREBRAND PROGRESSIVE PARTICULARLY WITH MORE SEASONED AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS GOING INTO SUPER TUESDAY WILL PRESENT A UNIQUE CHALLENGE FOR HIS CAMPAIGN THAT HE HAS NOT MET TO THIS POINT >> AND THE INTERESTING PART, ANTJUAN’S TALKING ABOUT TO THE RIGHT WING, THE RED MEAT TO THIS EXTREME THESE ARE NOT EXTREME ISSUES FOR THOSE MIDDLE OR CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRAT VOTERS, WHO ARE CONCERNED WING THE FIRST DEBATE WHEN ALL MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SAID THEY WOULD RAISE THEIR HAND WHEN YOU ASKED ABOUT PAYING FOR HEALTHCARE FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS THOSE ARE MAINSTREAM CONCERNS SO FIDEL CASTRO AND THAT ISSUE IS A MAINSTREAM CONCERN FOR MANY VOTERS OUT THERE THAT’S WHY I SAY THIS DEBATE BECOMES CRITICAL AND A LOT OF REPUBLICANS ARE WATCHING >> YOU THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WATCHING? >> EVER SINCE THE DEBATES HAVE BEEN HAPPENING >> HE HAS THE HIGHEST APPROVAL HE’S EVER HAD AND THE HIGHER SANDERS RISES THE MORE POPULAR TRUMP IS WITHIN THE REPUBLICAN COALITION 94% WHICH IS HISTORIC SO THANK YOU, SANDERS BECAUSE THAT’S SOMETHING EVEN HILLARY CLINTON COULDN’T DO FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY >> I’M CURIOUS ABOUT ONE THING I WANT TO KNOW HOW HARD THESE CANDIDATES, I’M LOOKING AT JOE BIDEN, HOW HARD WILL THEY GO AFTER BERNIE SANDERS? GIVEN THAT BERNIE SANDERS’ SUPPORTERS ARE SO VOCIFEROUS? AND THEY REALLY BACK HIM AND DEFEND BERNIE SANDERS AND THEN THE CANDIDATE THAT ATTACKS BERNIE SANDERS ENDS UP BEARING THE BRUNT OF THAT FROM THE SANDERS SUPPORTERS IF YOU HAVE LOOKED AT WHAT’S HAPPENED OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS I THINK IT WAS JOE BIDEN’S OFFICE, THERE WAS GRAFFITI FROM SOME OF THE SO-CALLED BERNIE BROS AND THAT ADDS AN ADDED WRINKLE THAT IS DIFFICULT FOR SOME CANDIDATES TO OVERCOME >> I KNOW I MAY GET IN TROUBLE FOR THIS BUT BERNIE SANDERS AND HIS SUPPORTERS ARE MUCH LIKE DONALD TRUMP AND HIS SUPPORTERS THEY ARE VERY LOYAL TO HIM AND TO HIS CAUSE I’M NOT SURE IF THAT LOYALTY AND THE ENERGY OR THAT MEGAWATT OF TRANSFERABILITY IF THAT’S A WORD, I JUST MADE UP A WORD — >> THAT’S FINE WE ARE ON THE INTERNET >> I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S TRANSFERABLE TO ANOTHER CANDIDATE SO WHILE I THINK CANDIDATES HAVE TO DEFINE BERNIE SANDERS, I THINK WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL AND HANDLE IT VERY DARROCH KALEE >> ANTJUAN SEAWRIGHT, LESLIE SANCHEZ, LYNDA TRAN, MOLLY HOOPER, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH THAT DOES IT FOR “RED & BLUE” TONIGHT WE WILL HAVE CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS AND ANALYSIS AFTER THE DEBATE HERE IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA WE WILL SEE YOU IN TWO HOURS THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE HOSTED BY CBS NEWS AND THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS INSTITUTE STARTS NOW Captioning sponsored by CBS ( APPLAUSE ) >> O’Donnell: TONIGHT, THE BATTLE FOR THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION WHERE EVERYTHING IS ON >>> TONIGHT THE BATTLE FOR THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION IS ON THE LINE >> SEVEN CANDIDATES FACE-OFF

BEFORE THE SOUTH CAROLINA AND SUPER TUESDAY PRIMARIES >> LET’S GET STARTED >> THE TIME HAS COME TO TURN THE PAGE AND OPEN UP A NEW CHAPTER IN THE AMERICAN STORY >> LET US WIN THIS THINGS LET’S TRANFORM AMERICA >> AMERICAN DECIDES >> AMERICA DESERVES A PRESIDENT THAT IS AS REZILLANT AS HER PEOPLE >> 2020 IS OUR TIME TO CHANGE WHO MAKES THE RULES >> ONE STAGE >> THIS ELECTION IS JUST TOO IMPORTANT AND WE CANNOT AFFORD TO GET IT WRONG >> SHOW UP IN NOVEMBER 2020 AND WIN >> SEVEN DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES >> TOGETHER WE HAVE BUILT A MOVEMENT >> WE HAVE A FANTASTICALLY DIVERSE AND WONDERFUL — >> WE CHOOSE HOPE OVER FEAR >> WE ARE GOING TO UNITE TOGETHER >> TOGETHER WE ARE GOING TO GET IT DONE >> WE WILL DELIVER A DEMOCRACY WORTHY OF THE NAME >> WE ARE HERE AND WE ARE STRONG >> LIVE FROM CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS IS THE CBS NEWS DEMOCRATIC DEBATE HERE ARE THE SEVEN CANDIDATES FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION >> GOOD EVENING, >> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, THE FIRST PRIMARY IN THE SOUTH IS JUST FOUR DAYS AWAY >> AND SUPER TUESDAY IS A WEEK AWAY AND THIS IS THE BIGGEST PRIMARY DAY OF THE YEAR AS VOTERS IN 14 STATES CAST BALLOTS AND MANY HAVE NOT ACTUALLY MADE UP THEIR MINDS SO THIS DEBATE MAY BE THE LAST BEST CHANCE FOR THE CANDIDATES TO MAKE THEIR CASE TO SOUTH CAROLINA AND SUPER TUESDAY VOTERS >> AND CBS NEWS IS PROUD TO BRING YOU THIS DEBATE ALONG WITH OUR CO-SPONSORS THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE AND THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS INSTITUTE >> AND WE ARE PARTNERING TONIGHT ALSO WITH TWITTER SO YOU AT HOME CAN PARTICIPANT IN THE DEBATE SEND US YOUR QUESTIONS USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG #DEMDEBATE >> HERE ARE THE RULE WHEN YOU ARE ASKED A QUESTION YOU WILL HAVE 1 MINUTE AND 15 SECONDS TO ANSWER AND 45 SECONDS FOR FOLLOW UPS LET’S BEGIN SENATOR SANDERS WE HAVEN’T HAD A NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE THIS LOW FOR THIS LONG IN 50 YEARS HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS LOWER HOW WILL YOU CONVINCE VOTERS THAT A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS CAN DO BETTER THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH THE ECONOMY? >> WELL, YOU ARE RIGHT THE ECONOMY IS DOING REALLY GREAT FOR PEOPLE LIKE BILLIONAIRE IN THE LAST THREE YEARS, BILLIONAIRES SAW AN $850 BILLION INCREASE IN THEIR WEALTH FOR THE ORDINARY AMERICAN THINGS ARE NOT SO GOOD LAST YEAR REAL WAGE INCREASES FOR THE AVERAGE WORKER WERE LESS THAN 1% HALF OF OUR PEOPLE ARE LIVING PAY CHECK TO PAY CHECK 87MILLION AMERICANS HAVE NO HEALTH INSURANCE OR ARE UNDER INSURED 45MILLION PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING WITH STUDENT DEBT 500,000 PEOPLE TONIGHT ARE SLEEPING OUT ON THE STREET, INCLUDING 30,000 VETERANS WE WILL CREATE AN ECONOMY FOR ALL, NOT JUST WEALTHY — >> SENATOR — SENATOR — >> MAYOR BLOOMBERG, I WILL LET YOU RESPOND TO THAT DO YOU THINK HIS ECONOMY WOULD BE BETTER THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP ? >> VLADIMIR PUTIN THINKS DONALD

TRUMP SHOULD BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THAT IS WHY RUSSIA IS HELPING YOU GET ELECTED SO — >> OH >> LET ME TELL MR. PUTIN, I AM NOT A GOOD FRIEND OF THE PRESIDENT OF CHINA I THINK HE IS AN AUTHORITIEN LEADER LET ME TELL VLADIMIR PUTIN, TRY TO BRING AMERICANS AGAINST AMERICANS MR. PUTIN, IF I AM PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRUST ME, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO INTERFERE IN ANYMORE AMERICAN ELECTIONS >> THE WAY I SEE THIS IS THAT BERNIE IS WINNING RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS A PROGRESSIVE PARTY AND PROGRESSIVE IDEAS ARE POPULAR IDEAS EVEN IF THERE ARE LOT OF PEOPLE ON THIS STAGE WHO DON’T WANT TO SAY SO BUT WE AGREE ON A LOT OF THINGS BUT I THINK I WOULD MAKE A BETTER PRESIDENT AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS THAT GETTING A PROGRESSIVE AGENDA ENACTED IS GOING TO BE REALLY HARD AND IT WILL TAKE SOMEONE WHO DIGS INTO THE DETAILS TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN IN 2008 WE GOT OUR CHANCE BUT I DUG IN, I FOUGHT THE BIG BANKS, I BUILT THE COALITIONS AND I WON WE BOTH WANT TO SEE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE BUT HIS PLAN DOESN’T SHOW HOW WE WILL GET ENOUGH ALLIES AND DOESN’T SHOW ABOUT HOW WE WILL PAY FOR IT I DUG IN I DID THE WORK AND BERNIE’S TEAM TRASHED ME FOR IT WE NEED A PRESIDENT WHO IS GOING TO DIG IN, DO THE HARD WORK AND GET IT DONE PROGRESSIVES HAVE GOT ONE SHOT AND WE NEED TO SPEND IT WITH A LEADER WHO WILL GET SOMEONE DONE >> WHY WOULD THE RUSSIANS WANT TO A BE WORKING ON BEHALF OF BERNIE SANDERS? >> I WILL TELL YOU WHAT THE RUSSIANS WANT, THEY WANT CHAOS AND CHAOS IS WHAT IS COMING OUR WAY LOOK, IF YOU THINK THE LAST FOUR YEARS HAS BEEN CHAOTIC, DIVISIVE, TOXIC, EXHAUSTING, IMAGINE SPENDING THE BETTER PART OF 2020 WITH BERNIE SANDERS VERSUS DONALD TRUMP THINK ABOUT WHAT THAT WILL BE LIKE FOR THIS COUNTRY AND MEANWHILE, FOLKS AT HOME, FROM SOUTH CAROLINA TO SOUTH BEND, ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR US BECAUSE IT IS RIGHT THAT THERE IS A PROGRESSIVE AMERICAN MAJORITY THAT WANTS TO SEE REAL CHANGE, WANTS TO SEE WAGES GO UP AND FASTER THAN THE COST OF HEALTH AND SAVING FOR RETIREMENT BUT THERE IS A MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO I THINK RIGHT NOW JUST WANT TO TURN ON THE TV, SEE THEIR PRESIDENT AND FEEL THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE GO DOWN A LITTLE BIT INSTEAD OF THROUGH THE ROOF WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SET A DIFFERENT TONE >> BERNIE SANDERS’ ANALYSIS IS RIGHT THE DIFFERENCE IS I DON’T LIKE HIS SOLUTIONS I DON’T BELIEVE THAT A GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF THE ECONOMY MAKES ANY SENSE FOR WORKING PEOPLE OR FOR FAMILIES I THINK THAT WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS TO PRESENT AN ALTERNATIVE THAT INCLUDES A VIBRANT COMPETITIVE PRIVATEER SECTOR BUT WE ALL KNOW, UNCHECKED CAPITALISM HAS FAIL THE ANSWER IS NOT FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE OVER THE PRIVATE SECTOR, THE ANSWER IS FOR US TO BRING THE STANGAL HOLD ON OUR GOVERNMENT AND HAVE THE GOVERNMENT WORK FOR THE PEOPLE AGAIN LET ME FINISH WE NEED AN ALTERNATIVE TO DONALD TRUMP DOUBLING THE MINIMUM WAGE, CUTTING TAXES BY 10% FOR EVERYBODY WHO MAKES LESS THAN 250 CLOWN DOLLARS AND CREATING 4 HALF MILLION GOOD PAYING JOBS WE CAN CREATE A GROWING ECONOMY — >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU YOUR TIME IS UP WE TALK ABOUT PROGRESSIVE, WALKING DISTANCE FROM HERE IS MOTHER EMMANUEL CHURCH, NINE PEOPLE SHOT DEAD BY A WHITE SUPREMACIST BERNIE VOTES AGAINST THE BRADY BILL AND — LET ME FINISH AND WAITED — WAITING PERIOD OF 12 HOUR I AM NOT SAYING SHE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NINE DEATHS BUT HE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET THAT WEAPON WITH THE WAITING PERIOD WITH WHAT I SUGGEST UNTIL YOU ARE CLEARED IN ADDITION TO THAT, BEING

PROGRESSIVE, HE THOUGHT — HE SAID — PRIMARY PRESIDENT OBAMA, SOMEONE SHOULD THE PRESIDENT WAS WEAK AND OUR ADMINISTRATION WAS NOT UP TO IT LOOK, THIS — LET’S TALK ABOUT PROGRESSIVE PROGRESSIVE IS GETTING THING DONE AND THAT IS WHAT WE GOT DONE >> SENATOR SANDERS, YOUR RESPONSE >> YOU KNOW, PETE MENTIONED — I AM HEARING MY NAME MENTIONED A LITTLE BIT TONIGHT I WONDER WHY MAYBE, YOU KNOW, PETE MENTIONS WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE I WILL TELL YOU WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEY DON’T WANT CANDIDATES TO BE RUNNING TO BILLIONAIRES FOR HUGE AMOUNTS OF FUNDING >> LET’S CLEAR THIS UP — WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT AND A LOT OF THE ISSUES WE WILL DISCUSS TONIGHT ARE ISSUES I RAISED FOUR YEARS AGO RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE TO A LIVING WAGE 15 BUCKS AN HOUR MAKING PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TUITION FREE AND FINALLY DOING WHAT EVERY OTHER MAJOR COUNTRY ON EARTH DOES, GUARANTEEING HEALTH CARE TO ALL PEOPLE AS HUMAN RIGHT THROUGH A MEDICARE FOR ALL — >> IT IS NOT TRUE SENATOR SANDERS HAS GOT PEOPLE BELIEVING SOMETHING THAT IS UNTRUE ABOUT MY CAMPAIGN THE IDEA THAT MOST OF MY CAMPAIGN IS FUNDED BY BILLIONAIRES >> I DIDN’T SAY THAT >> IN CHARLESTON ALONE, OVER 2,000 PEOPLE HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO MY CAMPAIGN THAT MEANS THE DOLLARS THAT HAVE COME TO MY CAMPAIGN FROM CHARLESTON IS MORE THAN THE DOLLARS THAT HAVE COME FROM THE PEOPLE YOU MENTIONED I SHOULDN’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY, IF YOU ARE WATCHING AND YOU SUPPORT MY CAMPAIGN, GO TO PETE FOR AMERICA.COM AND CHIP IN IF YOU ARE WATCHING AND YOU ARE A BILLIONAIRE, I WILL RAISE YOUR TAXES BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DEFEAT DONALD TRUMP, GO TO PETE FOR AMERICA.COM AND DONATE >> ALL RIGHT VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, I WANT TO BRING US TO ANOTHER TOPIC WE ARE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, IT IS THE FIRST PRIMARY WITH A SIGNIFICANT BLACK VOTING POPULATION YOUR NUMBERS APPEAR TO BE SLIPPING WITH BLACK VOTERS I AM WONDERING IF YOU COULD RESPOND ABOUT WHY THAT IS HAPPENING AT THIS TIME >> THE LATEST NUMBERS, I AM 15 POINTS AHEAD THE LATEST POLL >> SENATOR SANDERS IS WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE >> DEPENDS — LOOK I EARNED THE VOTE I WORKED LIKE THE DEVIL TO EARN THE VOTE OF THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN COMMUNITY I HAVE BEEN COMING HERE FOR YEARS AND YEARS CREATING JOBS HERE MAKING SHOWER THE PORT, WE PUT $500 MILLION IN OUR ADMINISTRATION JUST INTO THIS COUNTRY WE CREATED JOBS FOR PEOPLE THE PEOPLE KNOW ME THEY ENTIRE CAREER HAS BEEN WRAPPED UP IN DEALING WITH CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTY I PLAN TO EARN THE VOTE I AM HERE TO ASK — FOLKS I INTEND TO WIN SOUTH CAROLINA AND I WILL WIN THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN VOTE HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA >> WILL YOU CONTINUE IF YOU DO NOT WIN SOUTH CAROLINA, YOU’VE SAID SOUTH CAROLINA WILL DETERMINE THE OUTCOME OF THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE WILL YOU CONTINUE — >> I WILL WIN SOUTH CAROLINA >> I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT A QUESTION THAT IMPACTS THE BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITY WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU APOLOGIZING FOR? >> WE LET IT GET OUT OF CONTROL WHEN I REALIZED THAT I CUT IT BACK BY 95% AND I APOLOGIZED I MET WITH BLACK LEADERS ON WHAT I SHOULD DO NEXT TIME I HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD WE IMPROVED THE SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR BLACK AND BROWN STUDENTS IN NEW YORK CITY WE HAVE INCREASED THE JOBS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THEM WE INCREASED THE HOUSING THAT IS AVAILABLE TO THEM >> WHAT MORE CAN YOU DO TO PUT PEOPLE’S FEARS TO REST? >> IF YOU TALK TO THE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK CITY, I HAVE OVER 100 BLACK ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT ENDORSED ME A LOT OF THEM ARE IN THE AUDIENCE TONIGHT AND I HAVE EARNED THE RESPECT OF PEOPLE IN NEW YORK CITY I HAVE THE MAYOR OF THE LARGEST CITY IN THE UNITED STATES FOR 12 YEARS AND PEOPLE WILL TELL YOU IT IS A LOT BETTER CITY

TODAY, SAFER FOR EVERYBODY, THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IS BETTER, THE BUDGET IS UNDER CONTROL WE HAVE DONE THE THINGS PEOPLE NEED IN NEW YORK CITY, FOR ALL ETHNICITIES >> MAYOR TO MAYOR YOU HAD YOUR ISSUES WITH THE BLACK COMMUNITY AS WELL DO YOU THINK THE NEW YORK CITY’S IMPLEMENTATION OF STOP AND FRISK WAS RACIST? >> YES, IT WAS IT WAS ABOUT PROFILING PEOPLE BASED ON THEIR RACE THE MAYOR SAID THEY DISPROPORTIONATELY STOPPED WHITE PEOPLE TOO OFTEN AND COLORED PEOPLE TOO LITTLE WE HAD A LOT OF ISSUES ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO RACIAL JUSTICE AND POLICING IN MY OWN COMMUNITY AND I AM CONSCIOUS OF THE FACT THAT THERE ARE SEVEN WHITE PEOPLE ON THIS STAGE TALKING ABOUT RACIAL JUSTICE NONE OF US HAVE THE EXPERIENCE, THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF, FOR EXAMPLE, WALKING DOWN THE STREET OR IN A MALL AND FEELING EYES ON US REGARDING US AS DANGEROUS WITHOUT KNOWING THE FIRST THING ABOUT US NONE OF US HAD THE EXPERIENCE THAT BLACK WOMEN HAD THAT DRIVES THAT MORTALITY GRAP THAT WE ARE HORRIFIED BY OF GOING INTO A DOCTOR AND HAVE — >> THANK YOU >> NEXT BEST THING WE CAN DO IS LISTEN TO THOSE WHO DO >> WAIT A SECOND I KNOW IF I WERE BLACK MY SUCCESS WOULD HAVE BEEN HARDER TO ACHIEVE AND I KNOW A LOT OF BLACK PEOPLE IF THEY WERE WHITE, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EASIER FOR THEM THAT IS JUST A FACT AND WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT >> WAS THE WAY THE MAYOR IMPLEMENTED STOP AND FRISK RACIST? >> YES AND I THINK WHAT WE NEED TO DO INSTEAD OF REVIEWING EVERYTHING FROM THE PAST IS TALK ABOUT WHERE WE GO FORWARD MARTIN LUTHER KING ONCE SAID WE ARE ALL TIED IN A SINGLE GARMIN OF DESTINY WHEN THERE IS RACISM IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, THEN WE NEED TO FIX IT TO ME THAT MEANS SENTENCING REFORM LIKE THE FIRST STEP ACT AND EXTENDING THAT TO THE STATES WITH A SECOND STATE ACT IT MEANS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE IF WE DON’T PASS THE BILL OUT OF SOUTH CAROLINA HERE TO INVEST IN IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES WE WILL NEVER GET TO THAT AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT CHILD CARE, INCREASE THE MINIMUM WAGE AND THEN FINALLY VOTING WHILE WE ARE ALL SITTING HERE DEBATING, WISCONSIN HAS KICKED HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND OF PEOPLE OFF OF THEIR VOTING ROLES I WILL GET VOTING RIGHTS TO BE A REALITY FOR EVERYONE >> SENATOR WARREN THE MAYOR DOESN’T BELIEVE ANY OF YOU CAN BEAT DONALD TRUMP YOU SAID HE IS NOT THE SAFEST CANDIDATE, HE IS THE RISKIEST CANDIDATE WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT? >> I MEAN MAYOR BLOOMBERG, WE ARE IN CHARLESTON, DONALD TRUMP WILL BE HERE TO RAISE MONEY FOR HIS BUDDY SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM WHO FUNDED LINDSEY GRAHAM’S CAMPAIGN FOR REELECTION? IT WAS MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND THAT IS NOT THE ONLY RIGHT WING SENATOR THAT MAYOR BLOOMBERG FUNDED IN 2016 HE DUMPED $12 MILLION INTO THE PENNSYLVANIA SENATE RACE TO HELP REELECT AN ANTI- CHOICE RIGHT WING REPUBLICAN SENATOR THE WOMAN CHALLENGER WAS TERRIFIC SHE LOST BY A SINGLE POINT IN 2012 HE TRIED TO DEFEND ANOTHER REPUBLICAN SENATOR AGAINST A WOMAN CHALLENGER THAT WAS ME IT DIDN’T WORK BUT HE TRIED HARD I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH MONEY HE HAS THE CORE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WILL NEVER TRUST HIM HE HAS NOT EARNED THEIR TRUST I WILL AND THE FACT THAT HE CANNOT EARN THE TRUST OF THE CORE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEANS HE IS THE RISKIEST CANDIDATE STANDING ON THIS STAGE >> THANK YOU MAYOR BLOOMBERG WOULD YOU LIKE TO RESPOND? >> I HAVE BEEN TRAINING FOR THIS JOB SINCE I STEPPED ON THE PILE SMOLDERING ON 911 I KNOW WHAT TO DO I KNOW HOW TO RUN A COUNTRY

úI COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD I AM THE ONE CHOICE THAT MAKES SENSE I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE, THE RESOURCES AND THE RECORD WHEN PEOPLE HIRED ME TO RUN NEW YORK CITY THREE TIMES IN A DEMOCRATIC PROGRESSIVE CITY, THEY ELECTED ME AGAIN AND AGAIN >> MR. VICE PRESIDENT — >> HE REFERRED TO WHAT I TALK ABOUT AS A SIDE SHOW THIS IS PERSONAL FOR ME WHEN I WAS 21-YEARS-OLD I GOT MY FIRST JOB AS A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER I LOVED THAT JOB BY THE END OF THE FIRST YEAR I WAS PREGNANT THE PRINCIPAL WISHED ME LUCK AND GAVE MY JOB TO A SOMEONE ELSE PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION, YOU BET BUT I WAS 21-YEARS-OLD I DIDN’T HAVE A UNION TO PROTECT ME AND I DIDN’T HAVE FEDERAL LAW ON MY SIDE SO I PACKED UP AND WENT HOME AT LEAST I DIDN’T HAVE A BOSS WHO SAID TO ME KILL IT THE WAY THAT MAYOR BLOOMBERG — >> I NEVER SAID THAT COMMON >> PEOPLE WANT A CHANCE TO HEAR, PEOPLE WANT A CHANCE TO HEAR — >> THANK YOU >> FROM THE WOMEN — >> I NEVER SAID THAT FOR THE RECORD, IF SHE WAS A TEACHER IN NEW YORK CITY SHE WOULD NEVER HAVE HAD THAT PROBLEM THE UNIONS WILL TELL YOU EXACTLY THAT >> LET US HAVE THE WOMEN HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY SPEAK THE BLOOMBERG CORPORATIONS AND MAYOR BLOOMBERG HIMSELF HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF DISCRIMINATION THEY ARE BOUND BY NONDISCLOSURES SO THEY CANNOT SPEAK IF HE SAYS THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE HERE, THEN SIGN A RELEASE AND LET THOSE WOMEN SPEAK OUT SO THAT THEY CAN TELL THEIR STORIES THE WAY I CAN TELL MY STORY WITHOUT — >> THANK YOU THANK YOU WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ISSUES TO DISCUSSITANT BUT I WANT TO GIVE THE MAYOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND YOU SAID SOME OF YOUR FEMALE EMPLOYEES MIGHT NOT HAVE LIKED YOUR JOKES DID THEY TAKE YOUR JOKES WRONG OR WERE YOU WRONG TO MAKE THE JOKES? >> WRONG TO MAKE THE JOKES I DON’T REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS IF IT BOTHERED THEM, I WAS WRONG I AM SORRY FOR THAT WE WENT BACK 40 YEARS AND WE COULD ONLY FIND THREE CLOSE WHERES WOMEN SAID THEY WERE UNCOMFORTABLE NOBODY ACCUSED ME OF DOING ANYTHING OTHER THAN MAKING A COMMENT OR TWO THE SENATOR SUGGEST WE RELEASE THE WOMEN FROM THE NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT, WE DID THAT TWO DAYS LETTER AND WE WILL NOT USE THEM EVER AGAIN I DON’T KNOW WHAT SHALL SHE WANTS US TO DO FOLLOWING EXACTLY WHAT SHE ASKED TO DO AND THE TROUBLE IS WITH THIS SENATOR, ENOUGH IS NEVER ENOUGH I AM GOING TO FOCUS ON THE OTHER THINGS WE CANNOT CONTINUE TIE RELITIGATE THIS EVERY TIME WE DID WHAT SHE ASKED AND THANK YOU PROBABLY MADE THE WORLD BETTER BECAUSE OF IT AND BY MY COMPANY RENOWNING USING THESE, WE HOPEFULLY CHANGED THE CORPORATE LANDSCAPE ACROSS AMERICA >> THAT IS A VERY SERIOUS CHARGE YOU LEVELED AT THE MAYOR YOU TOLD A WOMAN TO GET AN ABORTION WHAT EVIDENCE DO YOU HAVE? >> HER OWN WORDS >> CAN YOU RESPOND TO THIS? I NEVER SAID IT PERIOD, END OF STORY CATEGORICALLY NEVER SAID IT WHEN I WAS ACCUSED OF DOING IT, WE COULDN’T FIGURE OUT WHAT SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW, I AM SORRY IF SHE HEARD WHAT SHE THOUGHT SHE HEARD OR WHATEVER HAPPENED, I DIDN’T TAKE PLEASURE IN THAT I NEVER SAID IT COME ON >> I ASKED THE MAYOR TO DO A RELEASE OF ALL PEOPLE WHO — >> WE ARE DOING THAT >> SENATOR SANDERS, COST OF YOUR AGENDA, YESTERDAY YOU RELEASED INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOU WILL PAY FOR YOUR PROPOSALS BUT NOT ALL OF YOUR DETAILS ARE CLEAR YOU PROPOSED MORE THAN $50 TRILLION IN NEW SPENDING YOU SAID MEDICARE FOR ALL — >> OVER A TEN-YEAR PERIOD >> YOU CAN ONLY EXPLAIN HOW YOU WILL PAY FOR HALF OF THAT CAN YOU DO THE MATH FOR THE úRE >> HOW MANY HOURS DO YOU HAVE? >> TWO >> THAT IS THE PROBLEM >> THAT IS NOT THE PROBLEM LET’S TALK ABOUT MEDICARE FOR ALL

I AM SURE YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH A STUDY OF YALE UNIVERSITY PUBLISHED IN ONE OF THE MEDICAL JOURNALS IT SAID MEDICARE FOR ALL WOULD LOWER HEALTH CARE COSTS BY $450 BILLION A YEAR AND SAVE 68,000 LIVES OF PEOPLE WHO OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE DIED WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS TO DO WHAT EVERY OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH DOES, GUARANTEE HEALTH CARE TO ALL PEOPLE, NOT HAVE THOUSANDS OF SEPARATE INSURANCE PLANS THAT ARE COSTING $500 BILLION A YEAR TO ADMINISTER ONE OF THE OPTIONS IS A PAYROLL TAX ON EMPLOYERS WHICH WILL SAVE THEM SUBSTANTIAL SUMS OF MONEY >> LET ME RESPOND TO — >> DOES THE MATH ADD UP? >> NO, THE MATH DOES NOT ADD UP ON 60 MINUTES THIS WEEKEND HE SAID HE WASN’T GOING TO RATTLE THROUGH THE NICKELS AND THE DIMES LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH WE ARE TALKING ABOUT $60TRILLION DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THAT IS? THAT IS THREE TIMES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY NOT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THE ENTIRE AMERICAN ECONOMY THE MEDICARE FOR ALL PLAN ALONE, PAGE 8, SAYS THAT IT WILL KICK 149 MILLION AMERICANS OFF THEIR CURRENT HEALTH INSURANCE IN FOUR YEARS THAT IS TRUE AS ONE DEMOCRAT SAID WE SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO WHERE THE VOTERS OF THIS COUNTRY ARE THAT PROMINENT DEMOCRAT WAS PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THAT IS WHAT WE SHOULD DO THEY ARE NOT WITH YOU ON SPENDING NEARLY $60 TRILLION WHAT I THINK WE SHOULD DO IS MAKE THINGS MORE AFFORDABLE MAKE SURE WE ARE PAYING FOR LONG-TERM CARE BETTER, TAKE ON THE PHARMACEUTICALS AND DO SOMETHING FOR THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA INSTEAD OF A BUNCH OF BROKEN PROMISES THAT SOUND GOOD ON BUMPER STICKERS >> I THINK WE ARE TALKING — >> LOOK FIRST OF ALL I THINK SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT MY PLAN, NOT HERS >> IT DOESN’T TAKE TWO HOURS TO DO THE MATH >> HERE IS THE MATH >> CAN I RESPOND — >> WHAT WILL — >> SENATOR SANDERS YOU ARE ALLOWED A QUICK RESPONSE >> MODERATOR, GUYS >> SENATOR SANDERS >> MY TURN? >> THANK YOU YOU ARE ALLOWED TO RESPOND WHAT THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SAID IN ANALYZING HEALTH CARE COSTS, WHAT YALE STUDIES HAVE SAID IS THAT YOUR PROGRAM WOULD COST SOME $50 TRILLION OVER A TEN-YEAR PERIOD WE WOULD CONTINUE A PASS IN SOME CASES TEN TIMES MORE FOR THE SAME EXACT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS WHAT EVERY STUDY OUT THERE, CONSERVATIVE OR PROGRESSIVE SAYS, MEDICARE FOR ALL WILL SAVE MONEY OURS WILL COST 45 BILLION NOT 60 TRILLION >> SENATOR SANDERS, WE WOULD LIKE TO BRING MR. TOM STEYER IN >> THIS SHOWS A HUGE RISK FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WE ARE LOOKING AT A PARTY THAT HAS DECIDED WE ARE EITHER GOING TO SUPPORT A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST OR SOMEBODY WHO HAS A LONG HISTORY OF BEING A REPUBLICAN AND LET ME SAY THAT I GOT INTO THIS RACE BECAUSE I WANTED TO FIGHT FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE, FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND CLIMATE ADJUSTS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE I AM SCARED IF WE GO TO ONE OF THOSE EXTREMES, WE TAKE A TERRIBLE RISK OF REELECTING DONALD TRUMP LET ME SAY THIS, THAT IS A RISK THAT WILL HURT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT NONE OF US ON THIS STAGE SHOULD BE WILLING TO RISK >> THANK YOU MAYOR PETE >> BERNIE SANDERS SAID 40 TRILLION AND THEN 30, 17 AT SOME POINT SAID IT IS UNKNOWABLE TO EVEN SEE WHAT THE PRICE TAG WOULD BE I WILL TELL YOU WHAT IT ADDS UP TO, IT ADDS UP TO FOUR MORE YEARS OF DONALD TRUMP THE TIME HAS COME TO STOP ACTING LIKE THE PRESIDENCY IS THE ONLY OFFICE THAT MATTERS NOT ONLY IS THIS A WAY TO GET

DONALD TRUMP REELECTED, WE HAVE A HOUSE TO WORRY ABOUT, A SENATE SENATE TO WORRY ABOUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK WITH THE PEOPLE WHO TURNED THE HOUSE BLUE 40 DEMOCRATS WHO ARE RUNNING AWAY FROM YOUR PLATFORM AS FAST AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN I WANT TO SEND THOSE DEMOCRATS BACK TO THE UNITED STATES HOUSE >> THE ONLY WAY TO DO THIS IS SPEAK TWICE AS LONG AS YOU SHOULD HERE IS THE DEAL, A GUY FRIEND OF MINE, LOOK WHAT THEY HAVE DONE YOU TALK ABOUT CONCERNED ABOUT RACE, MY GOOD FRIEND, HE IN FACT BOUGHT A SYSTEM THAT WAS A PRIVATE PRISON SYSTEM AFTER HE KNEW THAT IN FACT WHAT HAPPENED WAS THEY HOG TIED YOUNG MEN IN PRISON HERE IN THIS STATE THEY IN FACT MADE SURE THAT — IN GEORGIA THEY DID NOT HAVE HEALTH CARE FOR THE PEOPLE THAT WERE BEING HELD AFTER HE KNEW THAT HE BOUGHT IT AND THEN HE SAID HE WAS PROUD OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENT BERNIE IN FACT HASN’T PASSED MUCH OF ANYTHING THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS — >> I GET TO ANSWER THAT — >> LOOK, THE FACT IS — I AM NOT OUT OF TIME I AM GOING TO TALK HERE IS THE DEAL, FACT OF THE MATTER IS, LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE WE HAVE TO WIN THE SENATE BACK AND BY THE WAY, I WENT IN TO ALL THE RACE THAT GOT 41 NEW DEMOCRATS, THE MAJORITY ARE SUPPORTING ME FOR PRESIDENT >> MR. VICE PRESIDENT I HAVE TO ALLOW — MR. MAYOR, YOU ARE ALLOWED TO RESPOND >> I INVESTIGATED AND I SOLD IT >> OKAY >> YOU KNEW WHEN YOU BOUGHT — >> IN FACT, SINCE THEN I WORKED TO TEND USE OF PRIVATE PRISONS, I STARTED A BANK TO SUPPORT BLACK OWNERSHIP OF BUSINESSES, WOMEN OWNERSHIP OF BUSINESSES AND LATINO OWNERS OF BUSINESSES BOSS THIS FINANCIAL SERVICE INDUSTRY IS PREJUDICE YOU KNOW I AM WRITE PUT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG BLACK AND LATINO — >> NOT TRUE >> THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON HERE I HAVE WORKED FOR RACIAL JUSTICE COMPLETELY AND THAT IS AN ABSOLUTE UNFAIR STATEMENT >> ALL I KNOW — >> JOHNNY COME LATELY >> IF WE SPEND THE NEXT FOUR MONTHS TEARING OUR PARTY APART WE WILL WATCH DONALD TRUMP SPEND THE NEXT FOUR YEARS TEARING OUR COUNTRY APART SO MY ARGUMENT HERE IS THAT WE NEED TO GET BACK TO WHAT’S HAPPENING RIGHT HERE WE HAVE A CLEAR CHOICE OF WHO WILL LEAD THIS PARTY AND I AM THE ONLY ONE IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DEBATE WHEN ASKED IF WE HAD A PROBLEM WITH A SOCIALSH LEADING THE TICKET THAT RAISED MY HAND I LIKE BERNIE WE CAME IN TOGETHER TO THE SENATE BUT I DON’T THINK THIS IS THE BEST PERSON TO LEAD THE TICKET IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT GETTING THINGS DONE AND MAKE A COMPARISON, LAST CONGRESS I WAS THE MOST EFFECTIVE DEMOCRAT IN THE U.S. SENATE BERNIE AND ELIZABETH WERE IN THE BOTTOM HALF IT IS WHO GETS THINGS DONE ESPECIALLY WITH THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN COMMUNITY, THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF BROKEN PROMISES AND HAVING SOMEONE THAT KEEPS THEIR PROMISES AND FOLLOWS THROUGH AND WILL GET THINGS DONE MATTERS >> MAYOR BLOOMBERG >> THEY TALK ABOUT 40 DEMOCRATS, 21 WITH PEOPLE THAT I SPENT $100 MILLION TO HELP ELECT ALL OF THE NEW DEMOCRATS THAT CAME IN, PUT NANCY PELOSI IN CHARGE, AND GAVE THE CONGRESS THE ABILITY TO CONTROL THIS PRESIDENT, I GOT THEM NUMBER TWO, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT MONEY, PUT THIS IN PERSPECTIVE THE FEDERAL BUDGET IS $4.5 TRILLION A YEAR WE GET 3.5 TRILLION IN REVENUE WE LOSE A TRILLION A YEAR THE DEBT IS 20 TRILLION- DOLLARS WE CANNOT AFFORD SOME OF THE STUFF PEOPLE TALK ABOUT LET ME FINISH, IF YOU KEEP ON GOING WE WILL ELECT BERNIE, BERNIE WILL LOSE TO DONALD TRUMP AND DONALD TRUMP AND THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE AND STATE

HOUSES WILL ALL GO RED AND THEN APPOINTING JUDGES >> THANK YOU SENATOR SANDERS A QUICK RESPONSE >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH MAYOR BLOOMBERG HAS A SOLID AND STRONG AND ENTHUSIASTIC BASE OF SUPPORT PROBLEM IS, THEY ARE ALL BILLIONAIRES IF YOU LOOK — ON THE OTHER HAND OF THE LAST 50 POLLS NATIONALLY, I BEAT DONALD TRUMP 47 OF THE 50 TIMES IF YOU LOOK AT BATTLEGROUND STATES LIKE MICHIGAN, WHISK, PENNSYLVANIA — >> THE POLLS AREN’T THE ELECTION >> IF YOU WANT TO BEAT TRUMP, YOU NEED A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT OF BLACK AND WHITE AND LATINO AND NATIVE AMERICAN AND ASIAN PEOPLE STANDING UP AND FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE — >> ANYBODY IN THIS ROOM IMAGINE MODERATE REPUBLICANS GOING OVER AND VOTING FOR HIM? >> ABSOLUTELY >> THANK YOU >> THAT IS THE PROBLEM AND THAT IS THAT A PROGRESSIVE AGENDA IS POPULAR AND FOR EVERYONE ON THIS STAGE WE TALK ABOUT HOW TO BUILD A FUTURE THAT IS WHAT MATTERS PEOPLE TELL ME ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING REAL HELP ON HEALTH CARE I HAVE A WAY TO PAY FOR HEALTH CARE THAT DOESN’T RAISE TAXES ON MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES WE NEED TO SPEAK TO THE FUTURE WE CAN BUILD TOGETHER HOW ABOUT A WEALTH TAX IN AMERICA? A 2-CENT TAX, WE HAVE A CHANCE TO INVEST IN UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE, TO REALLY EVEL THE PLAYING FIELD PUT $50 BILLION IN TO BLACK COLLEGELES CANCELING STUDENT LOAN DEBT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT OUR ASPIRATIONS, OUR HOPES THIS IS A MOMENT TO CHOOSE HOPE OVER FEAR >> SENATOR THANK YOU >> THIS IS OUR MOMENT >> WE HAVE TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK WHEN WE COME BACK THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CONTINUES RIGHT AFTER THIS ONLY ON SEEKS >> I’M GAYLE KING WITH NORAH

O’DONNELL JOINING US NOW IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA ARE C >>> JOINING US NOW ARE OUR CBS COLLEAGUES WE WILL BEGIN WITH YOU VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN ACROSS THE STREET AS YOU MENTIONED AT THE TOP OF THE DEBATE IS A THEATER WHERE NINE PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND KILL WE ALL REMEMBER THAT DAY IN 2015 AND EVERYDAY IN OUR COUNTRY OVER 100 PEOPLE DIE FROM GUN VIOLENCE YOU HAVE PLANS I KNOW TO ADDRESS THE GUN CRISIS BUT CONGRESS HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO PASS A MAJOR GUN LEGISLATION IN A QUARTER OF A CENTURY IN THE 25 YEARS, WE HAVE HAD COLUMBINE, NEW TOWN, PARKLAND, LAS VEGAS WE COULD GO ON AND ON WHY SHOULD ANYONE HAVE FAITH THAT YOU ARE THE WORN WHO CAN GET THIS DONE? >> I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO EVER GOT IT DONE I BEAT THE NRA TWICE I GOT ASSAULT WEAPONS BANNED MAGAZINES, I GOT THEM ELIMINATED EXCEPT WE HAD AN ELECTION IN FLORIDA AND IT WAS NOT REAUTHORIZED IN ADDITION TO THAT, I PASSED THE BRADY BILL WITH WAITING PERIOD BUT OTHERS HAVE ALSO GAVE INTO THE GUN MANUFACTURERS, ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY IMAGINE IF I SAID WE GIVE IMMUNITY TO DRUG COMPANIES, TOBACCO COMPANIES 150MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE 2007 WHEN BERNIE VOLTED TO EXEMPT THE GUN MANUFACTURERS FROM LIABILITY MORE THAN ALL THE WARS INCLUDING VIETNAM CARNAGE ON OUR STREET IF I AM ELECTED, I AM COMING FOR YOU AND GUN MANUFACTURERS I WILL TAKE YOU ON AND BEAT YOU I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS DONE IT >> WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO GET SOMETHING DONE I HAVE BEEN IN THE SENATE I HAVE SEEN GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION INTRODUCED AND IT DOESN’T PASS BECAUSE OF THE FILIBUSTER UNDERSTAND THIS, THE FILL BUSTER IS GIVING A VETO A THE GUN INDUSTRY, TO THE OIL INDUSTRY IT WILL GIVE A VETO ON IMMIGRATION UNTIL WE ARE WILLING TO DIG IN AND SAY IF MITCH MCCONNELL IS GOING TO DO TO THE NEXT DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT WHAT HE DID TO PRESIDENT OBAMA, AND THAT TRIED TO BLOCK EVERY SINGLE THING HE DOES, THAT WE ARE WILLING TO ROLL BACK THE FILIBUSTER, GO WITH THE MAJORITY VOTE AND DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE — >> UNDERSTAND THIS, MANY PEOPLE ON THIS STAGE DO NOT SUPPORT ROLLING BACK THE FILIBUSTER UNTIL WE ARE READY TO DO THAT WE — >> I WANT TO ALLOW SENATOR SANDERS TO RESPOND YOU HAVE GONE AFTER THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY, TAKEN ON PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AND BIG TECH WHY DID YOU VOTE TO GIVE GUN MANUFACTURERS A PASS? >> YOU KNOW, JOE VOTED FOR TERRIBLE TRADE AGREEMENTS — NO, NO, NO, NO, NO JOE VOTED FOR THE WAR IN IRAQ I HAVE CAST THOUSANDS OF VOTES INCLUDING BAD VOTES THAT WAS A BAD VOTE

I HAVE TODAY A D MINUS VOTING RECORD FROM THE NRA 30 YEARS AGO I LIKELY LOSS A RACE BECAUSE 30 YEARS AGO I OPPOSED, I SUPPORTED A BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS 30 YEARS AGO RIGHT NOW MY VIEW IS WE NEED TO EXPAND BACKGROUND CHECKS AND DO WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, NOT WHAT THE NRA WANTS >> TIME OUT >> THANK YOU I HAVE A SIX MILLION PERSON ORGANIZATION WE HAVE PUT BACKGROUND CHECKS IN 20 STATES YOU CAN DO IT IT IS CONGRESS THAT CAN’T DO IT I DON’T KNOW WHY WE THINK THEY WILL DO IT THE VICE PRESIDENT SUPPORTED THE NRA AND SENATOR SANDERS SUPPORTED THE NRA WE CAN DO THIS WE HAVE TO STOP TALKING ABOUT IT — >> THE WAY WE DO IT IS HAVING SOMEONE LEADING THE TICKET FROM A PART OF THE COUNTRY WHERE WE NEED THE VOTE I HAVE SUPPORTED THE ASSAULT WEAPON BAN I AM THE AUTHOR OF THE BILL TO CLOSE THE BOYFRIEND LOOPHOLE THAT SAYS DOMESTIC ABUSERS CAN’T GET AN AK-47 >> I WROTE THAT BILL >> I WROTE THAT BILL >> TOOK OUT OF THE HANDS — >> WE WILL HAVE A FACT CHECK MY GOODNESS >> THE ONLY THING THAT WASN’T COVERED — YOU TRIED TO GET IT COVERED AND MITCH MCCONNELL IS HOLDING UP ON HIS DESK RIGHT NOW AND WE WILL — >> OKAY SO IF I COULD FINISH I HAVE THE BILL ANYONE CAN CHECK IT OUT, TO CLOSE THE BOYFRIEND LOOPHOLE AND THE CHARLESTON LOOPHOLE, UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS WE HAVE TO WIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY WHILE EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT WINNING RURAL AREAS, SUBURBAN AREASIC I AM THE ONLY ONE WITH THE RECEIPTS THAT WHILE BEING FOR THE ASSAULT WEAPON BAN WON IN REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS OVER AND OVER AGAIN SO HAVING SOMEONE THAT CAN LEAD THE TICKET, BRING PEOPLE WITH HER IS THE WAY YOU GET GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION COMING FROM A PROUD HUNTING STATE AND STILL BEING ABLE TO PASS THIS LEGISLATION IS THE KEY >> THANK YOU MAYOR — >> I AM ON BOARD WITH THE PART OF SENDING UP SOMEONE FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY THE FILIBUSTER, THIS IS NOT SOME LONG AGO BAD VOTE THAT BERNIE SANDERS TOOK THIS IS A CURRENT BAD POSITION THAT BERNIE SANDERS HOLDS WE ARE IN THE STATE THAT — BLOCKED CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION REPEATEDLY NO LESS A SENATE TRADITIONAL FIGURE THAN HARRY REED CALLED FOR IT TO GO OTHERWISE WASHINGTON WILL NOT DELIVER I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL WHEN THE COLUMBINE SHOOTING HAPPENED AND THEN A SECOND SCHOOL SHOOTING GENERATION HAS BEEN PRODUCED SHAME ON US IF WE ALLOW THERE TO BE A THIRD AND IN TERMS OF MAKING THE CASE, IT WOULDN’T BE A BOD IDEA FOR SOMEONE TO ILLUSTRATE WHILE THE KIND OF WEAPONRY, ANYTHING LIKE WHAT I TRAINED ON TO SERVE IN A WAR ZONE HAS NO BUSINESS BEING SOLD ANYWHERE NEAR AN AMERICAN SCHOOL OR CHURCH OR NEIGHBORHOOD >> ALL RIGHT SENATOR SANDERS >> SUPPORTED A BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS MICHAEL BLOOMBERG SUPPORTED AN ACTION, MOMS DESERVE ACTION CONGRATULATIONS IT IS MY VIEW THAT THE TIME IS NOW, JOE MADE THIS POINT, LOOK, AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE NEED TO RALLY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS, BECAUSE OF ALL THESE HORRIFIC MASS SHOOTINGS, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WE MUST BE AGGRESSIVE ON GUN SAFETY NOT BE DICTATED TO BY THE NRA AND I AM PROUD THAT I HAVE A D MINUS VOTING RECORD FROM THE NRA IF ELECTED PRESIDENT IT WILL GET WORSE THAN THAT

>> LOOK, IT ISN’T A QUESTION OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DECIDING THAT WE HAVE TOO MUCH GUN VIOLENCE EVERYONE IN AMERICA KNOWS WE HAVE TOO MUCH GUN VIOLENCE THE PROBLEM IS CORPORATIONS BOUGHT WASHINGTON, D.C. THE GUN ERS OWN90% OF AMERICANS WANT MANDATORY BOUND CHECKS WE CAN’T GET IT THROUGH THE SENATE HOW DO WE CHANGE THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES IN A MATERIAL WAY TWO THINGS, THAT IS WHY I AM FOR TERM LIMITS OF 12 YEARS FOR EVERY CONGRESS PERSON AND SENATOR GET RID OF MITCH MCCONNELL AND LINDSEY GRAHAM AND TED CRUZ SENATOR SANDERS IS RIGHT, WE NEED A HUGE VICTORY ACROSS THE BOARD I BUILT ONE OF THE BIGGEST GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES >> YOUR TIME IS UP >> TELL THE TRUTH — >> YOUR TIME IS UP >> SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS SCORE IN THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE NATIONAL ASSESSMENT BLACK STUDENTS CONSISTENTLY SCORE WORSE THAN WHITE STUDENTS MAYOR BLOOMBERG, A KEY ELEMENT OF YOUR RESPONSE TO FAILING SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK CITY WAS A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS AS PRESIDENT, WOULD YOU PURSUE THAT SAME STRATEGY AND SEEK TO EXPAND CHARTER SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE? >> I AM NOT SURE THEY ARE APPROPRIATE EVERY PLACE I CAN TELL YOU IN NEW YORK THEY PROVIDED PARENTS WITH AN ALTERNATIVE THE CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE MIXED WIN THE NON-PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS THEY HELPED EACH OTHER WHEN I CAME INTO OFFICE ZERO NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS WERE IN THE TOP 25 OF THE STATE WHEN I LEFT, 23 OUT OF 25 WERE FROM NEW YORK CITY WE HAVE CUT THE GAP BETWEEN THE RICH AND THE POOR WE MADE AN ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE IN THE OPTIONS THAT PARENTS HAVE I RAISED TEACHER SALARIES BY 43% PUT $5 BILLION TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM I VALUE EDUCATION IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO SOLVE THE POVERTY PROBLEM IS TO GET PEOPLE A GOOD EDUCATION AND RATHER THAN JUST TALK ABOUT IT, WE ACTUALLY DID IT >> SENATOR WARREN >> SO THIS IS ONE THING WHERE A PRESIDENT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE ALL BY HERSELF I WILL START WITH MY SECRETARY OF EDUCATION MY SECRETARY OF EDUCATION WILL BE SOMEONE WHO TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOL MY SECRETARY OF EDUCATION WILL BE SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES IN PUBLIC EDUCATION AND MY SECRETARY OF EDUCATION WILL BELIEVE THAT PUBLIC DOLLARS SHOULD STAY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ONE MORE THING, MY SECRETARY OF EDUCATION WILL BELIEVE THAT IT IS TIME TO GET RID OF HIGH STAKES TESTING WE BUILD A FUTURE BY INVESTING IN OUR CHILDREN I HAVE A PLAN TO PUT NEW PUBLIC DOLLARS INTO YOUR SCHOOL EDUCATION IS NOT FREE WE MUST INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN >> OUR CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT CHANGING AMERICAN PRIORITIES INSTEAD OF GIVING TAX BREAKS TO BILLIONAIRES, WE WILL HAVE HIGH QUALITY, UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE FOR EVERY FAMILY IN THIS COUNTRY ZERO TO FOUR ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT YEARS OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT TRIPLE FUNDING FOR TITLE ONE SCHOOLS BECAUSE KIDS’ EDUCATION SHOULD NOT DEPEND UPON THE ZIP CODE IN WHICH THEY LIVE WE WILL MAKE PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TUITION FREE THROUGH A TAX ON WALL STREET SPECULATION AND WE WILL MOVE TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT NO TEACHER IN AMERICA EARNS LESS THAN $60,000 A YEAR WE WANT GREAT TEACHERS >> THE BEST THING THAT WE CAN DO TO SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION IS TO SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATORS I AM BIAS BECAUSE I AM MARID TO ONE I GET AN EDUCATION ABOUT EDUCATION EVERY DAY I COME HOME I HAVE SEEN HOW TEACHERS ARE EXPECTED TO BIP INTO THEIR OWN POCKETS TO FURNACE THEIR OWN CLASSROOMS HANDLING THE MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES THE STUDENTS ARE HAVING THEY ARE EXPECTING TEACHERS TO TRANSFORM THEMSELVES INTO ARMED GUARDS WE HAVE TO SHOW WITH COMPENSATION AND SUPPORT FOR THE PROFESSION OVERALL OUR REGARD FOR THOSE WHO ARE EDUCATING OUR KIDS THAT MEANS A SECRETARY OF

EDUCATION THAT WILL SUPPORT TEACHERS I AM PROSING AN — >> ONE WAY WE CAN SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS — >> GOOD EVENING GOOD EVENING >> PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE BEING CRUSHED BY — >> SENATOR WARREN — >> THAT IS WHAT MY PLAN — >> I WANT TO PUT A QUESTION FROM TWITTER TO YOU, HOW WILL YOUR POLICIES ADDRESS AND ENSURE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND EDUCATION AEQUITY FOR MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS? >> THANK YOU THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES WE TALKED ABOUT HOUSING AND I PUT FORWARD A POLICY IN MY JOB AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND SENATE, ONE WAY WE CAN MAKE SURE KIDS GET A GOOD START IS IF THEY HAVE A STABLE PLACE TO LIVE THE WAY YOU DO THAT IS FIRST OF ALL TAKING CARE OF THE SECTION 8 BACK LOG THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WAITING AND I HAVE FOUND A WAY TO PAY FOR THIS AND A WAY TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE GET OFF THAT LIST AND GET INTO HOUSING YOU CREATED INCENTIVES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO BE BUILT AND THIRD TO HELP PEOPLE PAY FOR IT I WANT TO MAKE CLEAR, GIVEN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE RURAL POPULATION AS WELL AS URBAN, THIS ISN’T JUST AN URBAN PROBLEM IT IS ALSO A RURAL PROBLEM WHERE WE HAVE HOUSING DESERTS AND PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE THEIR BUSINESSES LOCATED THERE BUT THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO GET HOUSING FOR ME, IT IS BUILDING A COALITION AND THE WAY YOU DO IT IS BY BUILDING A COALITION BETWEEN URB RURAL TO PASS AFFORDABLE HOUSING — >> HOLD ON ONE SECOND >> DO WE JUST SPEAK UP WHEN WE WANT TO? >> IT IS IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THE ROLES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PLAYED FOR DECADES AND DECADES IN DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVING AN OPPORTUNITY BUY HOMES THAT IS RED LINING WHILE MAYOR BLOOMBERG WAS BLAMING THE HOUSING CRASH OF 2008 ON AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND ON LATINOS, IN FACT, I WAS OUT THERE FIGHTING FOR A CONSUMER AGENCY TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE NEVER GET CHEATED AGAIN ON THEIR MORTGAGES WE HAVE A — I HAVE A HOUSING PLAN AND WHAT — >> THANK YOU THANK YOU MAYOR BLOOMBERG, I WANT TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO RESPOND SHE CALLED YOU A LIAR AND A RACIST BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT RED LINE >> SHE SAID I AM SORRY BUT INFINITELY SHE IS MISINFORMED YOU CAN LOOK AT THE RECORD I FOUGHT AGAINST IT BEFORE 2008 THE CRISIS DURING 2008 AND AFTER THAT RED LINING IS NOT THE PROBLEM WITH THE MORTGAGE MARKET BUT IT WAS A PROBLEM FOR THE COMMUNITIES WHERE IT WAS DONE AND WE STOPPED THAT LET ME SAY SINCE I HAVE THE FLOOR FOR A SECOND, I AM SURPRISED MY FELLOW CONTESTANTS UP HERE I GUESS WOULD BE THE RIGHT WORD FOR IT, GIVEN NOBODY PAYS ATTENTION TO THE CLOCK, I AM SURPRISE THEY SHOWED UP, SINCE I BEAT THEM LAST WEEK I THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE A LITTLE BIT AFRAID TO DO THAT >> LET ME JUST SAY, TALKING ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING, I LISTEN TO THEM, THEY ARE IN CONGRESS AND SAY CAN’T GET IT DONE BUT IF YOU CHANGE THE PRESIDENT THEY WOULD NO, YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE AND THEN YOU CAN GET IT DONE I GOT IT DONE IN NEW YORK CITY I GOT THE SENATE TO VOTE FOR GAY MARRIAGE YOU CAN WORK ACROSS THE I’LL >> VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, BLACK MEN 73 CENTS FOR EVERY DOLLAR EARNED BY WHITE MEN FIVE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE INCARCERATED CONDITIONS THAT >>> YEARS OF INEQUITIES? >> TWO WAKES MY ENTIRE LIFE I’VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY FIRST THING I DID AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, EXTENDED THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT FOR 25 YEARS AND I’VE BEEN DEEPLY INVOLVED MY FIRST THING I DID AS A COUNCIL MAN WAS DOING AWAY WITH RED-LINING DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT

IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS AND BLACK ENTREPRENEURS ARE AS SUCCESSFUL AS ANY OTHER GROUP IN THE CANNOT COUNTRY I PROVIDE FOR THE OPPORTUNITY OF FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS TO HAVE A $15,000 TAX CREDIT THIRDLY, I GO AFTER THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN GENTRIFICATION THEY’RE BEING BOUGHT OUT YOU CANNOT FIND A PLACE TO LIVE AND THIRDLY, I MAKE SURE THAT WITH REGARD TO HOUSING, WE ALLOW PEOPLE — LOOK, RIGHT NOW IF YOU LIVE IN A BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD AND HAVE THE SAME HOUSE AS THE GUY ACROSS THE STREET IN A WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD, YOUR HOUSE IS VALUED SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN THE WHITE >> THANK YOU, VICE PRESIDENT >> I NOTE HOW YOU CUT ME OFF ALL THE TIME, BUT I’M NOT GOING TO BE QUIET ANYMORE >> MR. STEYER >> WE’RE TALKING ABOUT EDUCATION, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HOUSING WE’RE TALKING ABOUT LOANS I STARTED A BANK TO BASICALLY CORRECT THE INJUSTICE IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY TO MAKE LOANS TO BLACK-OWNED, LATINO-OWNED AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES BUT MORE THAN THAT, I BELIEVE I’M THE ONLY PERSON ON THIS STAGE WHO BELIEVES IN REPARATIONS FOR SLAVERY SOMETHING HAPPENED, WE SHOULD HAVE A FORMAL COMMISSION ON RACE TO RETELL THE STORY OF THE LAST 400-PLUS YEARS IN AMERICA OF AFRICAN AMERICANS, OF SYSTEMATIC LEGAL INJUSTICE DISCRIMINATION AND CRUELTY, BUT ALSO OF 400-PLUS YEARS OF CONTRIBUTION IN TERMS OF BUILDING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND LEADING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU, BILL SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, NEXT QUESTION NEW TOPIC SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, I’D LIKE TO CHANGE TOPICS AND ASK YOU, RURAL AREAS HAVE POPULATIONS WHO ARE OLDER, SICKER, AND POORER THAN NON-RURAL COMMUNITIES AND THEY HAVE TO TRAVEL FARTHER TO GET MEDICAL HELP WHEN THEY NEED IT EXPANDING COVERAGE IS GOING TO BE USELESS IF THERE ARE NO PROVIDERS TO GO TO SO HOW WOULD YOU ENSURE THERE IS AVAILABLE HEALTHCARE IN RURAL AREAS? >> PEOPLE AREN’T ALWAYS AWARE I KNOW YOU ARE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, ABOUT HOW MUCH POVERTY THERE IS, PARTICULARLY CHILD POVERTY IN RURAL AREAS SO THE ANSWER IS ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL AND ONE OF THE WAYS YOU DO THIS, RIGHT NOW WE HAVE SOMETHING CALLED CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS SO THEY’RE DESIGNATED FOR RURAL AREAS AND ACTUALLY I AM LEADING THE LEAD DEMOCRAT ON A BILL TO EXTEND THAT, TO HAVE OTHER TYPES OF HOSPITALS LIKE EMERGENCY ROOMS IN RURAL AREAS BE COVERED THE OTHER ISSUE IS WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH PERSONNEL THAT’S WHERE WE GET TO THIS EDUCATION PLAN AND I DON’T AGREE WITH SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES HERE ABOUT PUTTING HARD-EARNED TAXPAYER MONEY INTO RICH KIDS GOING TO COLLEGE WHEN I THANK WE NEED TO DO IS LOOK AT WHAT OUR NEEDS ARE IN OUR ECONOMY WE’RE GOING TO HAVE OVER 100,000 OPENINGS FOR NURSING ASSISTANTS WE’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE A SHORTAGE OF SPORTS MARKETING DEGREES SO PUTTING INCENTIVES IN PLACE WITH HOW WE DO LOAN PAY BACK, MAKING ONE AND TWO-YEAR DEGREES FREE AND MAKING LOAN PAY BACK FINAL THING IS COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM I HAVE PASSED A BILL THAT ALLOWS DOCTORS WHO STUDY IN OUR MEDICAL SCHOOLS TO STAY AND WORK IN RURAL AREAS >> MAYOR BUTTIGIEG, THE FLOOR IS YOURS >> WHEN I WAS BORN, THERE WAS NO DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE EXPECTANCY, IF YOU’RE BORN IN A RURAL AREA OR A CITY NOW THE GAP IS THE BIGGEST IT’S BEEN IN A CENTURY WE’RE SEEING HOSPITAL CLOSURES RIGHT AND LEFT AND WE’RE SEEING THEM IN PARTICULAR IN STATES WHERE MEDICAID WAS NOT EXPANDED, SOMETHING THAT IS HURTING BLACK AND POOR WHITE FAMILIES AND IS LARGELY THE RESULT OF RACIAL VOTER SUPPRESSION ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE GOING TO BE HARDER TO DEAL WITH AS LONG AS BLACK VOICES ARE SYSTEMATICALLY EXCLUDED FROM POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, WHICH IS HAPPENING ON EVERYTHING FROM THE PURGING OF VOTER ROLES TO THE CLOSING OF VOTING LOCATIONS THAT HARMS EVERYBODY >> YOU’RE OUT OF TIME, SIR THANK YOU, MAYOR

THANK YOU, MAYOR >> PART OF THE CORE OF IT IS A 21ST CENTURY VOTING RIGHTS ACT >> SENATOR SANDERS >> VERY PROUD WORKING WITH CONGRESSMAN JIM KLEIBURN THAT WE INCREASED FUNDING FOR THE COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM BY $11 BILLION AS PART OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, WHICH NOW PROVIDES FOR 9 MILLION AMERICANS ACCESS TO PRIMARY HEALTHCARE, DENTAL CARE, MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING AND LOW-COST PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN THAT BILL WE ALSO PUT $2 BILLION INTO A PROGRAM, WHICH WOULD PROVIDE DEBT FORGIVENESS FOR DOCTORS, NURSES, DENTISTS WE HAVE A MAJOR DENTAL AFFORDABLE CRISIS IN THIS COUNTRY TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PRACTICING IN UNDERSERVED AREAS THE ADVANTAGE 6 A MEDICARE FOR ALL HEALTHCARE PROGRAM, BECAUSE IT’S NOT DRIVEN BY PROFITS — >> YOU’RE OUT OF TIME >> — WE WILL HAVE HEALTHCARE FOR ALL PEOPLE IN ALL PARTS OF THIS COUNTRY >> IN ORDER FOR ANY OF THAT TO HAPPEN IT HAS TO PASS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A PROGRAM — >> I’M SORRY, WE’RE GOING GO TO MAYOR BLOOMBERG AS MAYOR OF NEW YORK, YOU DECLARED WAR ON OBESITY YOU BANNED TRANS FATS FROM RESTAURANTS IF YOU BECOME PRESIDENT, WOULD YOU PUSH THOSE POLICIES ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL AS WELL? >> I THINK WHAT’S RIGHT FOR NEW YORK CITY ISN’T RIGHT FOR ALL THE OTHER CITIES, OTHERWISE YOU’D HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD COWBOY IN EVERY CITY I DO THINK IT’S GOOD TO HAVE GOOD SCIENCE AND EXPLAIN TO PEOPLE WHAT SCIENCE SAYS HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES AND EXTEND THEIR LIVES WE ARE A COUNTRY WHERE THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE OBESE WE DID BAN SMOKE NOTHING NEW YORK CITY IN PUBLIC PLACES AND IT HAS SPREAD ACROSS AMERICA, ACROSS EUROPE, ACROSS LATIN AMERICA, EVEN INTO PLACES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE FAR EAST IT HAS SAVED AN ENORMOUS NUMBER OF LIVES IF YOU HAVE GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH, YOU CAN DO THINGS YOU READ ABOUT THE VIRUS WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING HERE IS THE PRESIDENT FIRED THE PANDEMIC SPECIALISTS IN THIS COUNTRY TWO YEARS AGO THERE’S NOBODY HERE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE HELL WE SHOULD BE DOING HE’S DEFUNDED CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SO WE DON’T HAVE THE ORGANIZATION WE NEED THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS THING AS YOU SEE, THE STOCK MARKET IS FALLING APART BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE VERY WORRIED AND THEY SHOULD BE >> WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT IN OUR NEXT SEGMENT ARE NEW YORKERS LIVING LONGER BECAUSE OF YOUR POLICY? >> THERE’S NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT BEFORE I LEFT, LIFE EXACTANCEY IN THE CITY HAD GROWN BY THREE YEARS SUCH THAT IT WAS THREE YEAR GREATER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE >> VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN >> LOOK, ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO DO, WE HAVE A THING IN THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT CALLED DARPA SPECIAL OPERATIONS THING THEY CAME UP WITH THE INTERNET, THE WHOLE IDEA OF STEALTH TECHNOLOGY I’M GOING TO DO THE SAME THING AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH WE’RE GOING TO FOCUS AT LEAST $50 BILLION OVER THE FIRST 5 YEARS ON FOCUSING ON OBESITY, DIABETES, ALZHEIMER’S AND CANCER WE’RE GOING TO MAKE THAT INVESTMENT BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE IS WILLING TO MAKE THAT INVESTMENT WE CAN FIND CURES IF WE MAKE THE INVESTMENT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SUPPORT IT EVEN REPUBLICANS WILL SUPPORT IT WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON EXTENDING LIFE, SAVING LIFE AND PUTTING THEM IN A POSITION TO LIVE LONGER AND MORE SECURELY >> THANK YOU SENATOR KLOBUCHAR SENATOR SANDERS WANTS TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA ON DAY ONE OF HIS PRESIDENCY AND IS PROMISING TO EXPUNGE THE RECORD OF ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION AS A FORMER PROSECUTOR, IS THAT A REALISTIC PROMISE? >> WELL, IT IS REALIST TO WANT TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA, I WANT TO DO THAT TOO AND I ALSO THINK YOU NEED TO LOOK BACK AND AT PEOPLE’S RECORDS AND YOU MAYBE CAN’T DO IT ON DAY ONE, AS HE SAID I THINK YOU WANT TO HAVE A PROCESS THAT YOU GO THROUGH BECAUSE THERE’S TOO MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVE THINGS ON THEIR RECORDS THAT HAVE STOPPED THEM FROM GETTING JOBS I THINK A LOT OF WHAT WE ALSO NEED TO DO IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE DO THIS, THAT WE HAVE MONEY FOR TREATMENT AND IT’S NOT NECESSARILY BECAUSE OF MARIJUANA, IT’S BECAUSE OF THINGS LIKE OPIOIDS AND THE LIKE AND THAT’S WHY ONE OF THE FIRST PLANS I PUT OUT WAS FOR TREATMENT BECAUSE IF YOU WANT TO MAKE THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WORK, YOU DON’T WANT TO HAVE REPEAT CUSTOMERS AND YOU WANT TO HELP

PEOPLE TO GET OFF OF DRUGS THE WAY YOU DO THAT IS WITH DRUG COURTS THE WAY YOU DO THAT, BY THE WAY, IS WITH MY PROPOSAL FOR A CLEMENCY BOARD IN THE WHITE HOUSE SO YOU DON’T HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT GIVES PARDONS TO HIS BUDDIES AND WHITE COLLAR OFFENDERS, BUT THAT INSTEAD YOU HAVE A SET PROCESS THAT YOU USE THAT’S FAIR AND IS OUTSIDE OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND WHILE GETTING THEIR ADVICE >> THANK YOU, SENATOR KLOBUCHAR >> MAY I RESPOND TO THAT? >> I’D LIKE TO GET YOUR RESPONSE TO THIS YOU HAVE CALLED MARIJUANA ANOTHER ADDICTIVE DRUG THAT WE’VE NEVER DONE RESEARCH ON >> FIRST THING YOU DO, IS WE SHOULD NOT MAKE THIS A CRIMINAL THING IF YOU HAVE A SMALL AMOUNT FOR DEALERS YES, BUT FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON NO AND YOU SHOULD EXPUNGE THE RECORDS OF THOSE THAT GOT CAUGHT UP IN THIS BEFORE NUMBER THREE, YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO THE SCIENTISTS AND THE DOCTORS THEY SAY GO VERY SLOWLY THEY HAVEN’T DONE ENOUGH RESEARCH AND THE EVIDENCE SO FAR IS WORRY SOME BEFORE WE GET ALL OUR KIDS, PARTICULARLY KIDS IN THEIR LATE TEENS, BOYS MORE THAN GIRLS, WHERE THIS MAY BE DAMAGING THEIR BRAINS UNTIL WE KNOW THE SCIENCE, IT’S NONSENSICAL TO PUSH AHEAD SOME STATES HAVE IT, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT AWAY DECRIMINALIZE THE POSSESSION >> SENATOR SANDERS, YOU WERE NAME-CHECKED >> YOU’RE RIGHT WE HAVE A CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM TODAY THAT IS NOT ONLY BROKEN, IT IS RACIST, GOT MORE PEOPLE IN JAIL THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH, INCLUDING CHINA ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THAT IS A HORRIFIC WAR ON DRUGS SO I DO BELIEVE THAT ON DAY ONE, WE WILL CHANGE THE FEDERAL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT, WHICH IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT NOW EQUATES HEROIN WITH MARIJUANA THAT’S INSANE WE’RE GOING TO TAKE MARIJUANA OUT OF THAT AND EFFECTIVELY LEGALIZE MARIJUANA IN EVERY STATE IN THE COUNTRY WHAT WE ARE ALSO GOING TO DO IS MOVE TO EXPUNGE THE RECORDS OF THOSE PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND I’LL TELL YOU WHAT ELSE WE’RE GOING TO DO WE’RE GOING TO PROVIDE HELP TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN, LATINO, NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY TO START BUSINESSES TO SELL LEGAL MARIJUANA RATHER THAN LET A FEW CORPORATIONS CONTROL THE LEGALIZED MARIJUANA MARKET >> ALL RIGHT, SENATOR SANDERS, THANK YOU WE’VE PASSED THE HALFWAY MARK >> I WROTE THE BILL THAT SET UP DRUG COURTS >> THANK YOU, VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU >> THE DEBATE WILL CONTINUE RIGHT AFTER THE BREAK BREAK ( APPLAUSE ) ( APPLAUSE )

>> O’Donnell: WELCOME BACK >>> WELCOME BACK THE CBS NEWS DEMOCRATIC DEBATE EACH OF YOU IS CAMPAIGNING FOR THE ROLE AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF WHERE YOU WILL COMMAND 1.3 MILLION U.S. TROOPS AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING AMERICA’S NATIONAL SECURITY THERE ARE ALSO 53,000 HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA YOU SAID, SENATOR WARREN, YOU SAID YOU WANTED TO BRING HOME ALL TROOPS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND THEN YOU WALKED THAT BACK TO SAY YOU WANT TO BRING HOME COMBAT TROOPS >> I DO >> HOW DOES THAT PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL SECURITY? >> LOOK, A PRESIDENT’S FIRST JOB IS TO KEEP AMERICA SAFE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THAT IS TO HAVE A STRONG MILITARY ALL THREE OF MY BROTHERS SERVED IN THE MILITARY AND I UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH THE MILITARY SACRIFICES, HOW MUCH THEIR FAMILIES SACRIFICE AND HOW MUCH THEY ARE WILLING TO PUT ON THE LINE THAT MEANS THAT WE HAVE A SACRED RESPONSIBILITY TO THEM AND THAT IS NOT TO USE OUR MILITARY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS THAT CANNOT BE SOLVED MILITARILY WE ARE NOT WINNING IN AFGHANISTAN WE ARE NOT WINNING IN THE MIDDLE EAST WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS WE NEED TO USE ALL OUR TOOLS IN OUR TOOL BOX WE NEED A STRONG MILITARY WE ALSO NEED A STRONG STATE DEPARTMENT THOSE ARE OUR EYES AND EARS ON THE GROUND THEY ARE OUR FRONT LINES IN DIPLOMACY WE NEED A STRONG ECONOMY AND TO WORK WORLDWIDE ON THAT ECONOMY AND WE NEED STRONG ALLIANCES WE NEED TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR FRIENDS AND BETWEEN DICTATORS WHO WOULD DO US HARM AND WE NEED TO BE NICER TO OUR FRIENDS THAN DICTATORS WE NEED NOT TO CUT AND RUN ON OUR ALLIES WE NEED AN APPROACH THAT KEEPS US SAFE BY USING ALL OF THE TOOLS IN A MEASURED WAY >> MAYOR BLOOMBERG, VOTERS HAVE NOT HEARD MUCH ABOUT YOUR FOREIGN POLICIES VIEWS >> YOU WANT TO CUT IT BACK AS MUCH AS YOU CAN I THINK IF WE LEARNED SOMETHING FROM 9/11, PEOPLE PLAN THINGS OVERSEAS AND EXECUTE THEM HERE

WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO STOP TERRORISM THERE’S NO GUARANTEES THAT YOU’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO IT, BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE TROOPS IN PLACES WHERE TERRORISTS CONGREGATE AND TO NOT DO SO IS IRRESPONSIBLE WE SHOULD GO TO WAR ONLY AS A LAST RESORT BUT THIS IS A DANGEROUS WORLD IF WE HAVEN’T LEARNED THAT AFTER 9/11, I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO TEACH US WHAT TO DO WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING AND I THINK THE BUDGET THAT WE — THINGS THAT I’VE SEEN RECENTLY CONVINCED ME THAT THE MILITARY TODAY IS BETTER PREPARED THAN THEY’VE BEEN IN AN AWFUL LONG TIME AND THE MONEYS THEY ARE SPENDING ON THE WAR OF WEAPONS WE NEED FOR THE NEXT WAR AND NOT FOR THE LAST, A COMMON MISTAKE THEY’RE NOT MAKING NOW, THEY’RE DOING A GOOD JOB >> MAYOR BUTTIGIEG, CAN YOU WEIGH IN ON THIS? >> THE FIRST TIME I SET FOOT ON SOUTH CAROLINA, IT WAS STEPPING OFF THE BUS THAT BROUGHT ME TO COMBAT TRAINING NEAR FORT JACKSON THAT WAS TO GET READY TO GO TO AFGHANISTAN WHERE I SAW THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT KEPT ME SAFE JUST AS SURE AS MY BODY ARMOR WAS THE FACT THAT THE FLAG ON MY SHOULDER REPRESENTED A COUNTRY THAT WAS KNOWN TO KEEP ITS WORD OUR ALLIES AND ADVERSARIES KNEW IT THE PRESIDENT HAS TORN THAT SHOW SHREDS THE FIRST THING WE HAVE TO DO IS RESTORE THE CREDIBILITY OF THE UNITED STATES [CHEERS & APPLAUSE] >> SECOND THING WE GOTTA DO IS MAKE SURE THAT WE NOT ONLY HAVE THE INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITIES AND I GUESS I DISAGREE WITH THE MAYOR I DON’T THINK WE NEED TO HAVE GROUND TROOPS ANYWHERE TERRORISTS CAN GATHER BECAUSE TERRORISTS CAN GATHER ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WE DO NEED INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITIES, BUT WHAT GOOD IS THAT IF YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO WON’T LISTEN TO THEM SOME OF THE BIGGEST THINGS WE FACE ARE ISSUES LIKE GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY AND THE CORONAVIRUS THIS RELY ON THE ABILITY TO LISTEN TO SCIENTISTS AND COORDINATE WITH AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT THIS HAD THE HAS ALIENATED BECAUSE HIS — >> I KNOW IT GOES FAST, BUT A MINUTE 15 IS REALLY A LONG TIME WE ASK RESPECTFULLY IF YOU ALL WOULD PLEASE TRY TO KEEP TO THE TIME >> GOOD IDEA >> SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, TODAY AS WE WERE COMING OVER HERE — I PROMISE, MR. VICE PRESIDENT, WE ARE GOING TO GET TO YOU TODAY >> YOU KEEP PROMISING ME THAT, BUT YOU HAVEN’T DONE IT >> SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, THERE WAS BREAKING NEWS FROM THE CDC ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS SO FAR THERE HAVE BEEN 2700 DEATHS GLOBALLY AND SO FAR IN THIS COUNTRY, THERE HAVE BEEN NO DEATHS, BUT THE CDC SAYS THIS: IT’S NOT A MATTER OF IF THE VIRUS WILL SPREAD HERE, BUT WHEN THE QUESTION TO YOU IS THIS: WOULD YOU CLOSE THE BORDER TO AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE CORONAVIRUS IN ORDER TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK HERE IN THIS COUNTRY? >> WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE TREATMENT FOR THOSE AMERICANS AND THAT THEY ARE IN A QUARANTINE SITUATION WE DON’T WANT TO EXPOSE PEOPLE, BUT WE WANT TO GIVE THEM HELP AND I WOULD AGREE WHEN MAYOR BLOOMBERG SAID THAT THIS PRESIDENT HAS NOT INVESTED LIKE HE SHOULD HAVE IN HIS BUDGET, HE TRIED TO CUT BACK ON THE CDC, HE TRIED TO CUT BACK ON THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION THAT WOULD COORDINATE WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD HE HASN’T YET REALLY ADDRESSED THE NATION ON THIS TOPIC I WOULD DO ALL OF THAT I WANT TO TAKE THIS OUT OF POLITICS RIGHT NOW AND TALK TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BECAUSE THIS IS SO SERIOUS I’M NOT GOING TO GIVE MY WEBSITE RIGHT NOW, I’M GOING TO GIVE THE CDC’S WEBSITE, WHICH IS CDC.GOV SO PEOPLE KEEP CHECKING IN AND FOLLOW THE RULES BECAUSE MANY DOCTORS ARE SAYING IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE WE’RE GOING TO START SEEING THIS HERE AND I THINK THE ANSWERS AS PRESIDENT, WHAT WOULD I DO? I WOULD BETTER COORDINATE THROUGHOUT MY PRESIDENCY TO BE READY FOR THE NEXT PANDEMIC AND PREPARE FOR THIS ONE I WOULD HAVE BETTER RELATIONS WITH OUR ALLIES AND I WOULD SUPPORT — I KNOW THE VACCINE IS OUT THERE IN THE HEAD OF SOME KID IN SCHOOL AND IT’S INVESTING IN EDUCATION SO WE ARE READY TO LEAD AGAIN IN THE WORLD >> THANK YOU MR.VICE PRESIDENT, WE REACHED A TURNING POINTED IT WITH THE CDC WARNING SCHOOLS THAT THEY MISSED PREPARE, THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE TO CLOSE MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP ASSOCIATION SAYING WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MEDICAL MASKS IF NECESSARY WHAT WOULD YOU DO? >> WHAT WE DID WITH EBOLA, I WAS PART OF MAKING SURE THAT PANDEMIC DID NOT GET TO THE UNITED STATES, SAVED MILLIONS OF LIVES WHAT WE DID, WE SET UP, I HELPED SET UP, THAT OFFICE IN THE PRESIDENCY, IN THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE ON DISEASES THAT ARE PANDEMIC DISEASES WE INCREASED THE BUDGET OF THE CDC WE INCREASED THE N.I.H BUDGET WE SHOULD — OUR PRESIDENT TODAY, AND HE’S WIPED ALL THAT OUT WE DID IT, WE STOP TODAY

THE SECOND THING I POINT OUT TO YOU IS WHAT I WOULD DO IMMEDIATELY IS RESTORE THE FUNDING HE CUT THE FUNDING FOR CDC HE TRIED TO CUT THE FUNDING FOR N.I.H HE CUT THE FUNDING FOR THE ENTIRE EFFORT HERE’S THE DEAL I WOULD BE ON THE PHONE WITH CHINA MAKING IT CLEAR WE ARE GOING TO NEED TO BE IN YOUR COUNTRY YOU HAVE TO BE OPEN YOU HAVE TO BE CLEAR WE HAVE TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON WE HAVE TO BE THERE WITH YOU AND INSIST ON IT AND INSIST, INSIST, INSIST I COULD GET THAT DONE NO ONE UP HERE HAS DEALT INTERNATIONALLY WITH THESE WORLD LEADERS I’M THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS SENATOR SANDERS >> IN THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY, WE HAVE A SELF DESCRIBED GREAT GENIUS SELF-DESCRIBED AND THIS GREAT GENIUS HAS TOLD US THAT THIS CORONAVIRUS IS GOING TO END IN TWO MONTHS APRIL IS THE MAGICAL DAY THAT THIS GREAT SCIENTIST WE HAVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE HAS DETERMINED — I WISH I WAS KIDDING, THAT IS WHAT HE SAID WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO? WHETHER OR NOT THE ISSUE IS CLIMATE CHANGE, WHICH IS CLEARLY A GLOBAL CRISIS REQUIRING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, OR INFECTIOUS DISEASES LIKE CORONAVIRUS REQUIRING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, WE HAVE TO WORK AND EXPAND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE CDC, THE N.I.H., OUR INFECTIOUS DEPARTMENTS ARE FULLY FUNDED >> THANK YOU >> THIS IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM >> MAYOR BLOOMBERG, YOU’VE SAID THE PRESIDENT OF CHINA IS NOT A DICTATOR AND HE IS RESPONSIVE TO HIS CONSTITUENTS AND THE U.S. MUST COOPERATE WITH BEIJING HOW FAR DOES THAT GO? WOULD YOU ALLOW CHINESE FIRMS TO BUILD CRITICAL U.S INFRASTRUCTURE? >> NO, I WOULD NOT AND I THINK THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAS NOT BEEN OPEN FREEDOM OF THE PRESS DOES NOT EXIST THERE WE SHOULD MAKE A FUSS, WHICH WE’VE BEEN DOING, I SUPPOSE WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH CHINA IF WE’RE EVER GOING TO SOLVE THE CLIMATE CRISIS WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THEM BECAUSE OUR ECONOMIES ARE LINKED WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SELL OR BUY THE PRODUCTS THAT WE NEED AND IN TERMS OF WHETHER HE’S A DICTATOR, HE DOES SERVE AT THE BEHEST OF THE — THEIR GROUP OF PEOPLE THERE’S NO QUESTION HE HAS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF POWER BUT HE DOES PLAY TO HIS CONSTITUENCY YOU CAN NEGOTIATE WITH HIM THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO MAKE IT SEEM IT’S IN HIS INTEREST AND HIS PEOPLE’S INTEREST TO DO WHAT WE WANT TO DO, FOLLOW THE RULES, PARTICULARLY NO STEALING OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, FOLLOW THE RULES IN TERMS OF THE TRADE AGREEMENTS WE HAVE ARE RECIPROCAL AND GO EQUALLY IN BOTH DIRECTIONS >> THANK YOU VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, SAME QUESTION TO YOU WOULD YOU ALLOW CHINESE FIRMS TO BUILD CRITICAL U.S INFRASTRUCTURE? >>> NO, I WOULD NOT THIS IS A GUY WHO HAS — DOESN’T HAVE A DEMOCRATIC WITH A SMALL D, BONE IN HIS BODY THIS IS A GUY WHO IS A THUG WHO HAS A MILLION PEOPLE IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS THIS IS A GUY YOU SEE WHAT’S HATCHING RIGHT NOW IN HONG KONG AND THIS IS A GUY I WAS ABLE TO CONVINCE SHOULD JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT AT THE PARIS AGREEMENT BECAUSE THEY NEED TO BE INVOLVED YOU CAN COOPERATE AND YOU CAN ALSO DICTATE EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE WHEN IN FACT THEY SAID THEY’RE GOING TO SET UP A NO- FLY ZONE HE SAID WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ME TO DO WHEN I WAS OVER THERE? I SAID WE’RE GOING TO FLY RIGHT THROUGH IT THEY MUST PLAY BY THE RULES >> THANK YOU SENATOR WARREN, SAME QUESTION >> WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TRUST OUR PRESIDENT BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF DECISIONS A PRESIDENT MAKES THAT YOU JUST CAN’T FOLLOW EVERY PART OF THAT AND THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE NEED TO SEE ANY CANDIDATE’S TAXES WE KNOW MAYOR BLOOMBERG HAS BEEN DOING BUSINESS WITH CHINA FOR A LONG TIME AND HE IS THE ONLY ONE ON THIS STAGE WHO HAS NOT RELEASED HIS TAXES HE PLANS TO RELEASE THEM AFTER SUPER TUESDAY IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO SAY JUST TRUST ME ON THIS WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO SAID HE WAS GOING TO RELEASE HIS TAXES AFTER THE ELECTION >> WAS THAT A YES OR NO? >> NO, I WOULD NOT >> MAYOR BLOOMBERG, WOULD YOU LIKE TO RESPOND IN >> I GOT INTO THIS RACE ONLY 10 OR 12 WEEKS AGO

WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON OUR TAX RETURNS PROBABLY HAVE ANOTHER COUPLE WEEKS LEFT TO GO WE’VE BEEN DOING IT AS FAST AS WE CAN WHEN I WAS MAYOR IN NEW YORK, WE HAD OUR TAX RETURNS OUT 12 YEARS IN A ROW AND WE WILL DO THAT IN THE WHITE HOUSE >> ACTUALLY — >> ACTUALLY — >> CAN I — >> I’VE RELEASED MY TAX RETURNS THAT WAS EASY TO DO I AT SOME POINT SAY SOMETHING ABOUT FOREIGN POLICY >> HOW MANY YEARS? >> 10 YEARS I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT FOREIGN POLICY IF YOU LOOK AT THE BIGGEST THREATS TO THE UNITED STATES WE’RE TALKING RIGHT NOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS THAT CANNOT BE SOLVED WITNESS THE UNITED STATES WE’RE TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE WHERE WE NEED U.S LEADERSHIP FOR COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD IN FACT, MR. TRUMP’S POLICY OF US GOING IT ALONE, OF AMERICA FIRST, OF HAVING NO VALUES, NO ALLIES AND NO STRATEGIES IS DISASTROUS FOR US THE BIGGEST THREAT TO AMERICA RIGHT NOW IS CLIMATE AND IT’S TIME FOR US TO DEAL WITH IT THAT WAY EVERY SINGLE POLICY ISSUE IS ABOUT AMERICAN LEADERSHIP AND COALITION >> SENATOR SANDERS — >> CAN I SAY ONE WORD — >> IT’S IN THE SAME THEME, SIR YOU’VE PRAISED THE CHINESE COMMUNIST FOR BRINGING THE MOST PEOPLE OUT OF POVERTY THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY CAN AMERICANS TRUST THAT A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST PRESIDENT WILL NOT GIVE AUTHORITARIANS A FREE PASS? >> I HAVE OPPOSED AUTHORITARIANISM ALL OVER THE WORLD MAYOR BLOOMBERG SAID THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS RESPONSIVE TO THE BUREAU BUT WHO IS THE BUREAU RESPONSIBLE TO? YOU HAVE A REAL DICTATORSHIP THERE? OF COURSE YOU HAVE A DICTATORSHIP IN CUBA CUBA MADE PROGRESS ON EDUCATION YES, I THINK — >> BOO! >> REALLY? REALLY? WHAT BARACK OBAMA SAID IS THEY MADE GREAT PROGRESS ON EDUCATION >> WHAT YOU WERE DOING IS MAKING EXCUSES >> THAT WAS BARACK OBAMA OCCASIONALLY IT MIGHT BE GOOD IDEA TO BE HONEST ABOUT AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND THAT INCLUDES THE FACT THAT AMERICA HAS OVERTHROWN GOVERNMENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD, IN CHILE, IN GUATEMALA, IN IRAN, AND WHEN DICTATORSHIPS, WHETHER IT IS THE CHINESE OR THE CUBANS, DO SOMETHING GOOD, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRADE LOVE LETTERS WITH THEM >> THIS IS 2020 >> MR. VICE PRESIDENT >> BARACK OBAMA WAS ABROAD, HE WAS IN A TOWN MEETING HE DID NOT IN ANY WAY SUGGEST THERE WAS ANYTHING POSITIVE ABOUT THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT HE ACKNOWLEDGED THEY DID INCREASE LIFE EXPECTANCY, BUT HE WENT ON AND CONDEMNED THE DICTATORSHIP HE ALSO MADE SURE TO MAKE IT CLEAR — AND BY THE WAY, I CALLED TO MAKE SURE I WAS — I NEVER SAY MY PRIVATE CONVERSATION, BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS HE DID NOT, HAS NEVER EMBRACED AN AUTHORITARIAN REGIME AND DOESN’T NOW HE– >> THAT IS UNTRUE, CATEGORICALLY UNTRUE >> WHAT DID YOU TELL THEM? >> I HAVE CONDEMNED CONDEMNED AUTHORITARIANISM THAT’S DIFFERENT THAN SAYING THE GOVERNMENTS OCCASIONALLY DO THING THAT IS ARE GOOD >> MARGARET, DID I — >> THE ONLY WAY — >> AS THE PERSON — >> YOU CAN DO THIS IS TO ACTUALLY WIN THE PRESIDENCY AND I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO A SCENARIO WHERE IT COMES DOWN TO DONALD TRUMP WITH HIS NOSTALGIA FOR THE SOCIAL ORDER OF THE 1950S AND BERNIE SANDERS WITH THE NOSTALGIA FOR THE POLITICS OF THE 1960S THIS IS NOT ABOUT WHAT COUPS WERE HAPPENING IN THE 1970S OR 80S THIS IS ABOUT THE FUTURE THIS IS ABOUT 2020 WE ARE NOT GOING TO SURVIVE OR SUCCEED AND WE’RE CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO WIN BY RELIVING THE COLD WAR AND WE’RE NOT GOING TO WIN THESE CRITICAL HOUSE AND SENATE RACES IF PEOPLE IN THE RACES HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHY THE NOMINEE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS TELLING PEOPLE TO LOOK AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE CASTRO REGIME W’VE GOTTA BE A LOT SMARTER ABOUT THIS AND LOOK TO THE FUTURE >> SENATOR SANDERS, YOUR RESPONSE >> LET US BE CLEAR

DO WE THINK HEALTHCARE FOR ALL IS SOME KIND OF RADICAL COMMUNIST IDEA? >> LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT >> DO WE THINK RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE TO THE LIVING WAGE — >> IF YOU’RE GOING TO ASK A RHETORICAL QUESTION — >> — ON BILLIONAIRES IS A RADICAL IDEA >> LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT PLAN >> IS A RADICAL IDEA >> THE THINGS YOU JUST NAMED ARE THINGS — THE THINGS YOU JUST NAMED ARE A — >>ONE AT A TIME >> THE WAY YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT DOING IT — >> THAT’S WHY I’M BEATING TRUMP IN VIRTUAL EVERY POLL >> WE GOTTA OPEN THIS UP UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE — >> SENATE KLOBUCHAR — >> DONALD TRUMP — BERNIE, BERNIE, DONALD TRUMP’S WORST NIGHTMARE IS HAVING SOMEONE THAT THE PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE HAVE SOMEONE TO VOTE FOR I WAS GOING TO COMMENT ON CUBA POLICY BECAUSE I LEAD THE BILL TO LIFT THE EMBARGO I WENT WITH BARACK OBAMA WHEN HE WENT TO CUBA AND I’VE SEEN FIRST HAND HOW THE CUBAN PEOPLE ARE WAY IN FRONT OF THEIR LEADERS THEY LIKE AMERICA THEY WANT TO BE ENTREPRENEURS THE WAY WE EMBRACE THEM AND NOT THE SOCIALIST REGIME IS BY OPENING UP CUBA AND START DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM TO GET AT WHAT WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT, I THINK WE HAVE A HUGE CHOICE SUPER TUESDAY STATES, ONE THIRD OF AMERICA WILL VOTE DO YOU WANT TO HAVE SOMEONE IN CHARGE OF THAT TICKET — >> THANK YOU, SENATOR >> CAN I FINISH? >> WELL, YOU’RE OUT OF TIME >> WHO WANTS TO PUT FORWARD $60 BILLION IN SPENDING, THREE TIMES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY? FOLK WE DO I THINK WE CAN GET THOSE THINGS DONE WITHOUT HAVING SOMEONE SO ALIENATING >> YOU HAVE TO ALLOW THE SENATOR TO RESPOND >> CAN I RESPOND — >> AMY USED THE WORD ALIENATING HEY, AMY >> YES >> IT’S A MATTER OF FACT BUT POINT IS, THE POINT IS THE WAY WE ARE GOING TO BEAT TRUMP, WHICH IS WHAT EVERYBODY UP HERE WANTS, IS WE NEED A CAMPAIGN OF ENERGY AND EXCITEMENT WE NEED TO HAVE THE LARGEST VOTER TURN OUT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES WE NEED TO BRING WORKING PEOPLE BACK INTO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WE NEED TO GET YOUNG PEOPLE VOTING IN A WAY THEY HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE THAT IS WHAT OUR CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT >> BILL WHITAKER HAS THE FLOOR >> VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, THE COMMITO INTELLIGENCE REPORT CONCLUDED RUSSIA INTERFERED IN OUR LAST ELECTION AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION FAILED TO RESPOND FORCEFULLY U.S. ADMINISTRATION SAYS RUSSIA IS AT IT AGAIN IF IT IS PROVEN THAT RUSSIA HAS INTERFERED IN THE 2020 ELECTIONS, WOULD YOU AS PRESIDENT LAUNCH A RETALIATORY CYBER ATTACK? >> I WOULD MAKE THEM PAY FOR IT AND I’D MAKE THEM PAY FOR IT ECONOMICALLY THEY ARE ENGAGED NOW, AS I SPEAK, IN INTERFERING IN OUR ELECTIONS THEY WERE ENGAGED AND WHEN IN FACT WE WERE — THE LAST ELECTION IN 2016 AGAINST HILLARY THEY WERE THERE’S NO QUESTION THIS MAN STOOD BEFORE THE WHOLE WORLD, TURNED TO THE RUSSIAN LEADER AND SAID WHY IN GOD’S NAME WOULD THIS MAN EVER INTERFERE IN OUR ELECTIONS? GIVE ME A BREAK 17 INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES SAID HE DID WHEN WE GOT THE INFORMATION, WE WENT TO THE COMMIT NETHE SENATE THAT’S RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING THESE ISSUES AND DEALING WITH THEM WE WENT TO MITCH MCCONNELL AND SAID JOIN US AND POINT OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE HE SAID NO, WE WANT NO PART OF IT WE DIDN’T HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION AT THAT TIME, UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION WAS OVER SO THE IDEA THE BIPARTISAN COMMITTEE SAID WE COULD HAVE DONE MORE, THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT’S TRUE, BUT WE DIDN’T HAVE THE INFORMATION UNTIL THE END WE SHOULD BE IMPOSING SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA NOW FOR THEIR INTERFERENCE >> MR. STEYER >> LOOK, 21ST CENTURY WARFARE IS CYBER WARFARE WHAT WE’RE HAVING IS AN ATTACK BY A HOSTILE FOREIGN POWER ON OUR DEMOCRACY RIGHT NOW THE QUESTION YOU HAVE TO ASK IS WHERE IS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF >> WE DON’T HAVE ONE >> THIS ISN’T NEWS WHAT VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN SAID IS TRUE HE DID STAND NEXT TO VLADIMIR PUTIN THERE WAS A HOSTILE FOREIGN ATTACK ON OUR ELECTION LAST TIME AND THE PRESIDENT SIDED WITH THE HOSTILE FOREIGN POWER THAT’S WHY I STARTED NEED TO IMPEACH THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO WE HAVE TO OPPOSE A PRESIDENT WHO SIDES WITH A HOSTILE FOREIGN POWER THAT COMMITS CYBER WARFARE AGAINST THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THAT’S WHERE WE ARE

WHERE ARE ALL THESE PATRIOTIC REPUBLICANS WHO WAVE THE FLAG, BUT WHEN WE’RE ACTUALLY UNDER ATTACK, THEY SIDE WITH OUR ENEMIES? IT’S OUTRAGES THAT’S WHY HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IMPEACHED THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG HERE WE’RE UNDER ATTACK AND THEY’RE NOT DOING A DARN THING ABOUT IT >> SENATOR SANDERS I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU, SIR YOU’RE THE FRONT-RUNNER IN THIS RACE, YOU’RE ON THE BALLOT IN SOUTH CAROLINA IF ELECTED, YOU WOULD BE AMERICA’S FIRST JEWISH PRESIDENT YOU RECENTLY CALLED A WELL- KNOWN ISRAELI LOBBY A PLATFORM FOR, QUOTE, — WOULD YOU MOVE THE U.S. EMBASSY BACK TO TEL AVIV? >> IT’S SOMETHING WE WOULD TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION BUT HERE IS THE POINT I AM VERY PROUD OF BEING JEWISH I ACTUALL LIVED IN ISRAEL FOR SOME MONTHS BUT WHAT I HAPPEN TO BELIEVE IS THAT RIGHT NOW SADLY, TRAGICALLY IN ISRAEL, YOU HAVE REACTIONARY RACIST WHO IS NOW RUNNING THAT COUNTRY AND I HAPPEN TO BELIEVE — I HAPPEN TO BELIEVE THAT WHAT OUR FOREIGN POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST SHOULD BE ABOUT IS ABSOLUTELY PROTECTING THE INDEPENDENCE AND SECURITY OF ISRAEL BUT YOU CANNOT IGNORE THE SUFFERING OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE WE HAVE GOT TO HAVE A POLICY THAT REACHES OUT TO THE PALESTINIANS AND THE AMERICANS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THAT WILL COME IN THE CONTEXT OF BRINGING NATIONS TODAY IN THE MIDDLE EAST >> MAYOR BLOOMBERG, WOULD YOU LIKE TO WEIGH IN ON THAT? >> THE BATTLE’S BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME IN THE MIDDLE EAST THE JEWS IN ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS, IT’S ONLY GONE ON 40 OR 50 YEARS NUMBER ONE, YOU CANNOT MOVE THE EMBASSY BACK WE SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT GETTING SOMETHING FROM THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT, BUT IT WAS DONE THE ONLY SOLUTION HERE IS A TWO- STATE SOLUTION THE PALESTINIANS HAVE TO BE ACCOMMODATED YOU HAVE TWO GROUPS OF PEOPLE, BOTH OF WHOM THINK GOD GAVE THEM THE SAME PIECE OF LAND THE SOLUTION IS TO SPLIT IT UP, GET THEM TO PUSH BACK THE EXTRAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL WHERE THEY’VE BUILT THESE NEW COMMUNITIES, WHICH THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE THAT — >> MAYOR BLOOMBERG, THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> I THINK WE HAVE STOP START WITH THE VALUES AND WHAT HAS TO BE PROTECTED HERE ISRAELIS HAVE A RIGHT TO SECURITY AND THE PALESTINIANS HAVE A RIGHT TO BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND TO HAVE SELF DETERMINATION THAT IS A TWO-STATE SOLUTION BUT IT’S NOT UP TO US TO DETERMINE WHAT THE TERMS OF A TWO-STATE SOLUTION ARE WE WANT TO BE A GOOD ALLY TO EVERYONE IN THE REGION THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS TO ENCOURAGE THE PARTIES TO GET TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE THEMSELVES DONALD TRUMP’S BIG MISTAKE IS HE KEEPS PUTTING A THUMB ON THE SCALE ON JUST ONE SIDE AND THAT MOVES THE PARTIES FURTHER AWAY FROM WORKING OUT THEIR OWN SOLUTION HERE WE NEED TO BE AN ALLY BY SUPPORTING THEM TO COME TO NEGOTIATE TO FIND — >> JUST ON THE QUESTION OF THE EMBASSY >> IT IS NOT OURS TO DO >> WOULD YOU MOVE IT BACK? >> IT IS NOT OURS TO DO WE SHOULD LET THE PARTIES DETERMINE THE CAPITALS THEMSELVES >> I WANT TO TURN NOW TO THE ISSUE OF NORTH KOREA BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ENGAGED IN DIRECT DIPLOMACY, MEETING DIRECTLY WITH KIM JONG-UN SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, WOULD YOU MEET WITH THE NORTH KOREAN LEADER? >> I WOULD, BUT NOT IN THE WAY THIS PRESIDENT HAS DONE IT HE LITERALLY THINKS HE CAN GO OVER AND BRING A HOT DISH TO THE DICTATOR NEXT DOOR AND HE THINKS EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE FINE HE HAS NOT DONE IT WITH OUR ALLIES HE HAS HASTILY CALLED SUMMITS AND RUN OFF AS YOU SEE, NORTH KOREA IS EMBOLDENED, THEY’RE LAUNCHING MISSILES THEY PROMISED A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE THAT THANKFULLY NEVER HAPPENE AND HE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO ADVANCE THE BALL AT ALL I WOULD WORK WITH OUR ALLIES IT HAS BEEN POINTED OUT THIS IS WHAT THIS PRESIDENT FAILS AT ALL THE TIME WE SHOULD BE NEGOTIATING OURSELVES BACK INTO THE IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT WE SHOULD BE WORKING WITH RUSSIA NOT ONLY TO STAND UP FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR ELECTIONS AND CALL VLADIMIR PUTIN OUT FOR

WHAT HE IS, THE RUTHLESS DICTATOR THAT TAKES DOWN PLANES, THAT POISONS DISSIDENTS, BUT ALSO AT THE SAME TIME, WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE WE SHOULD BE RENEGOTIATING THE OTHER ARMS NEGOTIATIONS THAT SHOULD HAPPEN THIS PRESIDENT LIKES TO DO TWEETS AT 4:00 A.M IN HIS BATH ROBE AND DOESN’T ACHIEVE THE RESULTS WE NEED I WOULD MEET WITH HIM >> SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, THANK YOU MR.VICE PRESIDENT, HOW WOULD YOU DEAL WITH NORTH KOREA? >> YOU DON’T NEGOTIATE WITH A DICTATOR GIVE HIM LEGITIMACY, WITHOUT ANY NOTION, WHETHER HE IS GOING TO DO ANYTHING AT ALL YOU DON’T DO THAT LOOK WHAT HAPPENED HE GAVE THIS DICTATOR, HE’S A THUG, LEGIST MAYS WEAKENED THE SANCTIONS AROUND THE WORLD AGAINST HOLDING — COMMITTING PEOPLE NOT TO TRADE OIL, PARTS THEY CAN DEAL WITH PROVIDING MISSILE TECHNOLOGY AND WHAT’S HAPPENED? IT’S BEEN WEAKENED I WOULD BE IN BEIJING I WOULD BE CALLING AND SPEAKING TO PING I WOULD BE REASSIGNING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA AND I WOULD MAKE IT CLEAR TO CHINA WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO MOVE CLOSER TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN IN FACT PREVENT CHINA, PREVENT NORTH KOREA FROM — >> OKAY >> WHY AM I STOPPING? NO ONE ELSE STOPS? >> OKAY, SIR >> CATHOLIC SCHOOL TRAINING >> [CHEERS & APPLAUSE] >> VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, YOU’RE A GENTLEMAN GOOD HOME TRAINING >> YEAH, GENTLEMAN DON’T GET VERY WELL TREATED UP HERE >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, NORA THIS IS A QUESTION FOR MAYOR BUTTIGIEG AS YOU KNOW, VIEWERS AND VOTERS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THIS THROUGH TWITTER A 63? SYRIA IS FACING AN UNPRECEDENTED HUMANITARIAN CRISIS THE SYRIAN REGIME AND RUSSIA ARE TARGETING SCHOOLS, BAKERIES AND HOSPITALS WHAT WOULD YOU DO AS PRESIDENT TO PUSH BACK REGIME AND RUSSIAN FORCES AND STOP THE KILLING OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS? >> FIRST OF ALL, I STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF IDLIB WHO ARE BEING TARGETED IN A BRUTAL FASHION BY A DICTATORSHIP THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN SO BRUTAL FOR SO MANY YEARS THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WE HAVE GOT TO CHANGE THE BALANCE OF POWER IN THE REGION THE PRESIDENT HAS BASICALLY VANISHED FROM THE STAGE WHEN IT COMES TO EVEN PLAYING A ROLE IN THE FUTURE THERE TURKEY, RUSSIA, IRAN ALL HAVE SO MUCH MORE OF A SAY THAN WE DO WE DON’T HAVE TO BE INVADING COUNTRIES TO BE MAKING A DIFFERENCE, WORKING WITH OUR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS IN ORDER TO DELIVER PEACE AND SUPPORT THOSE WHO ARE STANDING UP FOR SELF DETERMINATION NOW, I WANT TO COME BACK TO SOMETHING, I PROMISE IT RELATES TO INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SENATOR SANDERS ASKED WHETHER HEALTHCARE FOR EVERYBODY IS A RADICAL IDEA AND IT’S NOT, WHICH IS WHY I’M FOR IT WHAT IS A RADICAL IDEA IS COMPLETELY ELIMINATING ALL PRIVATE INSURANCE HOW YOU KNOW IT IS IS THAT NO INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRY HAS GONE THAT FAR HE AND I BOTH LIKE TO TALK ABOUT DENMARK, FOR EXAMPLE EVEN IN DENMARK, THEY HAVE NOT ABOLISHED THE POSSIBILITY OF PRIVATE INSURANCE THIS IS AN IDEA OF WHAT GOES FURTHER IN DENMARK AS A COUNTRY, LET ALONE WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IN DENMARK, SOUTH CAROLINA >> WHAT WOULD SENATOR WARREN DO TO STOP THE MASS MURDER >> I’M SORRY? >> SAME QUESTION WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO STOP THE MASS MURDER IN SYRIA? >> I THINK WHAT WE’VE GOT TO DO IS WE HAVE TO PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN RELIEF BUT THIS IS NOT A MOMENT FOR MILITARY INTERVENTION WE HAVE GOT TO USE OUR MILITARY ONLY WHEN WE SEE A MILITARY PROBLEM THAT CAN BE SOLVED MILITARILY WE CANNOT SEND OUR MILITARY IN UNLESS WE HAVE A PLAN TO GET THEM OUT FOR ME, THIS IS ABOUT WORKING WITH OUR ALLIES IT IS ABOUT STANDING WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE UNDER ENORMOUS PRESSURE RIGHT NOW THIS IS RECOGNIZING WHAT DONALD TRUMP HAS PUT US IN IN A TERRIBLE BOX AROUND THE WORLD, BUT THE SOLUTION IS NOT TO USE OUR MILITARY THE SOLUTION IS TO USE THE OTHER TOOLS HERE >> THANK YOU SENATOR >> WE TALK A LOT ABOUT YOUR POLICIES DURING THIS DEBATE NOW WE’D LIKE TO GET A LITTLE MORE PERSONAL WE’RE GOING TO ASK YOU WHEN WE COME BACK FROM THE BREAK ABOUT THE WORDS YOU LIVE BY WE’RE GOING TO GIVE YOU A COUPLE MINUTES TO GATHER YOUR THOUGHTS WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK ( APPLAUSE )

>> WELCOME BACK TO CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA THIS IS TH >>> WELCOME BACK TO CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA THIS IS THE FINAL SEGMENT OF THE FINAL DEBATE BEFORE THE FIRST IN THE SOUTH PRIMARY ON SATURDAY AND THE SUPER TUESDAY ONE WEEK FROM TODAY >> ONE FINAL QUESTION, CANDIDATES FIRST, I’D LIKE YOU EACH TO TELL US THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT YOU THAT’S NUMBER ONE NUMBER TWO, THE SOUTH CAROLINA MOTTO IS THIS: WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE SO OUTSIDE OF POLITICS, WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL MOTTO, PERSONAL BELIEF, FAVORITE QUOTE THAT REPRESENTS YOU? MR.STEY ER >> THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT ME IS THAT SOMEHOW I’M DEFINED BY BUSINESS SUCCESS AND MONEY >> AND YOUR MOTTO? >>> MY MOTTO, EVERY DAY I WRITE A CROSS ON MY HAND TOW REMIND MYSELF TO TELL THE TRUTH AND DO WHAT’S RIGHT NO MATTER WHAT >> THANK YOU SENATOR KLOBUCHAR >> I’D SAY THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION IS THAT I’M BORING BECAUSE I’M NOT THEN, I WOULD SAY THAT MY MOTTO IS THE WORDS OF ONE OF MY POLITICAL MENTORS, PAUL WELLSTONE, WHO SADLY IS NO LONGER WITH US HE SAID POLITICS IS ABOUT IMPROVING PEOPLE’S LIVES THAT’S BEEN MY LIFE, FROM WHEN MY GRANDPA WAS A MINER IN THE UNIONS, POLITICS MADE THOSE MINES SAFER WHEN MY DAD NEEDED TREATMENT, IT WAS THERE FOR HIM AND WHEN MY MOM GOT DIVORCED AND DIDN’T HAVE A JOB AND WENT BACK TO TEACHING THAT AND GIFT OF PUBLIC SERVICE GOT HER THROUGH AND THEN WHEN OUR DAUGHTER WAS BORN — >> WHAT WAS YOUR MOTTO? I’M SORRY >> I THOUGHT WE HAD A MINUTE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION >> WHAT WAS YOUR MOTTO? >> MY MOTTO IS THAT POLITICS IS ABOUT IMPROVING PEOPLE’S LIVES >> GOT IT VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN >> IT’S A PRETTY GOOD ONE >> VERY GOOD ONE >> KNOCKED DOWN, GET UP AND EVERYONE’S ENTITLED TO BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY ALSO THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE REPRESENTED NO ONE’S BETTER THAN ME AND I’M NO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE THE FACT IS WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING, I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING SURE THERE’S A BLACK WOMAN ON THE SUPREME COURT TO MAKE SURE THAT IN FACT — NOT A JOKE NOT A JOKE I PUSH VERY HARD FOR THAT MY MOTHER’S MOTTO WAS, SHE SAID YOU’RE DEFINED BY YOUR COURAGE, YOU’RE REDEEMED BY YOUR LOYALTY >> WHAT’S THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT YOU, SIR? >> I HAVE MORE HAIR THAN I THINK I DO >> THERE’S A WAY TO FIX THAT SENATOR SANDERS >> MISCONCEPTION >> YES >> SIS CONCEPTION, AND YOU’RE HEARING IT HERE TONIGHT IS THE IDEAS I’M TALKING ABOUT ARE RADICAL THEY’RE NOT IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER, THEY EXIST IN COUNTRIES ALL OVER THE WORLD HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT WE HAVE THE NECESSITY, THE MORAL IMPERATIVE TO ADDRESS THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE OTHER COUNTRIES ARE DOING THAT WE DON’T NEED MORE PEOPLE IN JAIL, DISPROPORTIONATELY AFRICAN AMERICAN, THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH NOT A RADICAL IDEA THE MOTTO, THE SAYING THAT MOVES ME THE MOST IS FROM NELSON MANDELA AND MANDELA SAID EVERYTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT HAPPENS AND THAT MEANS IF WE HAVE THE GUTS TO STAND UP TO POWERFUL SPECIAL INTERESTS, WE’RE DOING PHENOMENONALLY WELL IF WE CAN BRING WORKING PEOPLE TOGETHER, BLACK PEOPLE HAVE STA LIVING >> I SUPPOSE ONE MISCONCEPTION IS AN ELITE VERY MUCH IN FACT, I EAT ALL THE TIME I GET TEASED ABOUT THIS I NEVER WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON A STAGE LIKE THIS AND THE MISCONCEPTION IS THAT I THOUGHT I SHOULD BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES NO, I GOT INTO THIS BECAUSE I AM A FIGHTER MY MODEL TIES INDIRECTLY TO THIS MATTHEW 25 AND THAT IS AS MUCH AS YOU’VE DONE IT INTO ONE OF THESE TO DIE BETTER AND YOU’VE DONE IT TO ME FOR ME THIS IS ABOUT HOW WE TREAT OTHER PEOPLE AND HOW WE LIFT THEM UP THAT IS WHY AM IN THIS FIGHT AND WHY I AM RUNNING TO BE PRESIDENT AND IT IS WHY I WILL BE AN EFFECTIVE PRESIDENT >> THANK YOU SENATOR NOW BUTTIGIEG

>> I THINK THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION IS THAT I’M NOT PASSIONATE I GET THAT I’M KIND OF LEVEL, SOME SAY UNFLAPPABLE I DON’T THINK YOU WANT A PRESIDENT WHO IS FLAP ABOUT WHAT IS PRECISELY BECAUSE I’M SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THE THINGS GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY THAT I CONSIDER IMPORTANT TO APPROACH ALL OF THAT WITH DISCIPLINE AND MY DISCIPLINES ARE GUIDED BY THE MODEL THAT YOU LIVE BY MANY WHICH COME FROM SCRIPTURE, AND JUST TO BE CLEAR I WOULD NEVER IMPOSE MY INTERPRETATION OF RELIGION ON ANYBODY I SEEK TO LIVE BY THE TEACHINGS THAT SAY IF HE WOULD BE A LEADER YOU MUST FIRST BE A SERVANT AND OF COURSE TO TEACH AND NOT UNIQUE TO THE CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS BUT A BIG PART OF IT THAT HOPE THAT WE ARE TO TREAT OTHERS AS WE WANT TO BE TREATED AND WHAT I THINK OF RACIAL ECONOMIC INJUSTICE TO OUR CLIMATE CHANGE, TO THE HILL TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY, I SEEK FOR THOSE TEACHINGS TO ORDER MY STEPS AS I GO THROUGH THIS CAMPAIGN AND THROUGH LIFE >> MAYOR BLOOMBERG >> MISCONCEPTION THAT I’M SIX FEET TALL AND QUOTE I’VE TRAINED FOR THIS JOB FOR A LONG TIME AND WHEN I GET IT I’M GOING TO DO SOMETHING RATHER THAN JUST TALK ABOUT IT >> THANK YOU CANDIDATES THANK YOU VERY MUCH THAT CONCLUDES OUR THE BABY WE HAVE TIME FOR ONE MORE BREAK TIME FLIES WHEN YOU HAVING FUN YOU ARE WATCHING THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE RIGHT HERE ON CBSN >> THANK YOU THAT CONCLUDES OUR DEBATE WE WANT THANK YOU THAT CONCLUDES OUR DEBATE WE WANT TO THINK THE CANDIDATES, MODERATORS AND HE WATCHING AT HOME AND A REMINDER THE PRIMARY HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA IS THIS SATURDAY THE NEXT TUESDAY OF COURSE, SUPER TUESDAY CBS NEWS WE HAVE THE SPECIAL COVERAGE IN OUR COVERAGE OF TONIGHT’S DEBATE WILL CONTINUE FROM A MOMENT FROM THE SPIN ROOM HERE ON CBSN OUR STREAMING ROOM SERVICE CBSN THERE WILL BE MORE ABOUT A DEBATE ON YOUR LOCAL NEWS ON THE CBS STATION AND FIRST FINGER TOMORROW ON CBS THIS MORNING >> I’M GETTING ON A PLANE ARE

NOT GOING TO NEW YORK I’LL BE THERE >> FROM ALL OF US HERE AT CBS NEWS, I’M NORAH O’DONNELL, GOOD NIGHT >> >> IMAGINE SPENDING THE BETTER PAR OF 202 IMAGINE SPENDING THE BETTER PART OF THE 2020 WITH BERNIE úS >> I THINK I WOULD MAKE A BETTER PRESIDENT AND RAINY >> I’VE BEEN HEARING MY NAME MENTIONED A LITTLE BIT TONIGHT I WONDER WHY I’LL TELL YOU WHAT THE RUSSIANS ON HELPING YOU GET ELECTED SO YOU LOOK LIKE HIM >> VERY ME I WAS TALKING ABOUT — >> HERE IS THE DEAL >> THIS CONVERSATION SHOWS A HUGE RISK >> AT LEAST I DON’T HAVE A BOSS WHO SAID TO ME KILL IT >> NEVER SAID THAT >> IF WE SPENT THE NEXT FOUR MONTHS TEARING OUR PARTY APART WE’RE GOING TO WATCH DONALD TRUMP SPEND THE NEXT FOUR YEARS TEARING OUR COUNTRY APART >> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE TENTH DEMOGRAPHIC DEBATE I’M ELAINE QUIJANO LIVE IN CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA TONIGHT WE ARE CASTING ON CBS AND ARE 24 HOURS STREAMING NEWS NETWORK CBSN OVER THE NEXT HOUR WE WILL HEAR DIRECTLY FROM THE CANDIDATES WHO TOOK PART IN TONIGHT’S EVENT, OUR TEAM IS HERE IN THE SPIN ROOM READY TO MEET THE CANDIDATES AS THEY MAKE THEIR WAY OUT OF THE DEBATE HALL AND OUR PANEL OF JOURNALISTS AND ANALYSTS WILL BE HERE TO GET TO THE SUBSTANCE OF WHAT A DEMOCRATIC HOPEFUL SAID ANTJUAN SEAWRIGHT IS A CBS NEWS SHUDDER JUST, CAITLIN HUEY- BURNS THE CBS POLITICAL REPORTER AND ED O’KEEFE A CBS NEWS POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT, PLUS CBS NEWS CHIEF WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT MAJOR GARRETT WILDERNESS IN A FEW MINUTES WITHIN SIGHT FROM HIS PERSPECTIVE IN THE DEBATE HALL TONIGHT 70 CANDIDATES MID STAGE THERE EVERY ONE OF THEM HAD SOMETHING TO GAIN AND PERHAPS MORE TO LOSE LET’S START WITH OUR PANEL AND TO GET SOME INITIAL TAKEAWAYS TONIGHT STARTING WITH YOU HEAD >> ELAINE, GREAT TO BE WITH YOU CERTAINLY BEGAN FEISTY BUT ULTIMATELY ENDED INFORMATIVE WHAT YOU SAW THERE AT THE BEGINNING AS UNWIELDY AS AGGRESSIVE AS IT WAS WAS A FAN OF DESPERATION FOR A LOT OF THESE CANDIDATES WHO UNDERSTAND IT AND THAT WAS A LAST OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK OUT NOT ONLY TO VOTERS HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA BUT IN THOSE 14 STATES THAT VOTE NEXT WEEK ON SUPER TUESDAY

PLACES LIKE CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, MINNESOTA, COLORADO, VIRGINIA, VERMONT HUGE NUMBER OF DELEGATES AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK THAT WAS ESSENTIALLY TWO FIGHTS UNDERWAY TONIGHT JOE BIDEN TRYING TO MAKE HIS LEAD HERE AND SAVE OFF BERNIE SANDERS WHO ARE INCHING UP ON HIM AND EVERYONE ELSE TRYING TO BREAKTHROUGH IN ALL OF THOSE OTHER STATES AND TRYING TO STOP THE RISE OF MIKE BLOOMBERG WHO’S BEEN SPENDING MILLIONS OF HIS OWN DOLLARS, FEELS LIKE BILLIONS, MILLIONS OF HIS OWN NOSE ON ADVERTISING ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> CAITLIN >> THEY DID FEEL LIKE ALL THOSE CANDIDATES HAD SOMETHING TO LOSE AT THIS POINT BECAUSE WE’RE JUST A WEEK AWAY FROM SUPER TUESDAY WHERE THE BULK OF THE DELEGATES WILL BE AT STAGE THE BIGGEST QUESTION I HAD GOING INTO THIS DEBATE TONIGHT WAS CLEAR THESE CANDIDATES DO ANYTHING TO BLOCK MOMENTUM COMING FROM BERNIE SANDERS? WE SAW HIM COMING OFF A BIG WIN IN NEVADA HE WON NEW HAMPSHIRE HE HAS CONSIDERED A FRONT RUNNER IN THIS PRIMARY PROCESS YOU SAW THE ATTACKS AGAINST HIM EARLIER ON IN THIS DEBATE ESPECIALLY FROM JOE BIDEN AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, BUT I THINK BERNIE SANDERS SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD HIS CAMPAIGN, NOT TAKING AS MANY CUTS AS HE MIGHT HAVE >> ANTJUAN, QUICKLY >> YOU CAN FEEL THE GRAVITY AND THE EXPECTATION IN TONIGHT’S DEBATE AND IT WAS BIGGER THAN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS WAS ABOUT THE NEXT PHASE AND THE NEXT LEG OF THIS RACE I THOUGHT THERE WERE MANY CANDIDATES WHO HAD SOMETHING TO PROVE AND THOSE WHO HAD SOMETHING TO PROVE DEFINITELY PROVED WHAT THEY NEEDED TO ED O’KEEFE THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS WE KNEW BERNIE SANDERS WAS GOING TO BE GROUND ZERO FOR EVERYONE ON THAT THE BASE STATION INCLUDING MICHAEL BLOOMBERG THAT DID NOT FALL SHORT AND WE KNEW THERE WERE HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT TO PERFORM WELL AND IT WAS A HOMECOMING FOR JOE BIDEN I THINK YOU DID EVERYTHING HE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO TONIGHT >> THANK YOU ALL WE’LL HAVE MORE WITH OUR PANEL IN JUST A MOMENT FIRST, LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE BIGGEST MOMENTS OF THE NIGHT >> OF THE LAST 50 POLLS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE NATIONALLY, I BEAT TRUMP 47 OF THOSE 50 TIMES EVERY STUDY OUT, THEIR CONSERVATIVE OR PROGRESSIVE, SAYS MEDICARE FOR ALL WILL SAVE MONEY >> OURS WILL COST OF ALL 45 BILLION, NOT 60 TRILLION >> BERNIE I WAS TALKING ABOUT — >> WE ARE LOOKING AT A PARTY THAT IS DECIDED THAT WE’RE EITHER GOING TO SUPPORT SOMEONE WHO IS A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST OR SOMEBODY WHO HAS A LONG HISTORY OF BEING A REPUBLICAN >> NINE PEOPLE SHOT DEAD BY A WHITE SUPREMACIST BERNIE VOTED FIVE TIMES AGAINST THE BRADY BILL I’M NOT SAYING HE’S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NINE DEATHS BUT THAT MEN WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET THAT WEAPON WITH THE WAITING PERIOD — I SUGGEST UNTIL YOU ARE CLEARED >> THE MAYOR EVEN SAID THEY DISPROPORTIONATELY STOPPED WHITE PEOPLE TOO OFTEN AND MINORITIES TOO LITTLE THERE IS SEVEN WHITE PEOPLE ON THE STAGE TALKING ABOUT RACIAL JUSTICE >> AT LEAST I DIDN’T HAVE A BOSS WHO SAID TO ME KILL IT, THE WAY MARIA BLOOMBERG — >> NEVER SAID THAT >> THE WAY HE HAS SAID TO ONE OF HIS PREGNANT EMPLOYEES >> NOBODY ACCUSED ME OF MAKING A COMMENTS OR TWO AND WHAT SENATOR DID SUGGEST WAS THAT WE RELEASE THESE WOMEN FROM THE NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT I DID THAT TWO DAYS LATER THE TIME HAS COME FOR US TO STOP ACTING LIKE THE PRESIDENCY IS THE ONLY OFFICE THAT MATTERS NOT ONLY IS THIS REALLY GOOD DONALD TRUMP REELECTED, WE HAVE A HOUSE TO WORRY ABOUT WE HAVE A SENSE TO WORRY ABOUT >> JOINING OUR PANEL SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR AND MINNESOTA, THANKS FOR BEING WITH US >> THANK YOU ENJOY THE DEBATE >> I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHERE YOU STAND RIGHT NOW IN OUR LATEST CBS NEWS BATTLEGROUND TRACKER FOUNDRY PULLING IN A SINGLE DIGITS WITH AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTERS HOW ARE YOU FEELING COMING OFF A DEBATE STAGE NOW? >> GOOD I HAVE TO EARN THT SUPPORT, I KNOW THAT, AND I THINK I’VE MADE SOME PRETTY POINTED COMMENTS ABOUT MY PLANS THAT THIS MEANS NOT JUST INVESTING IN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND IMPROVING OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, BUT IS ALSO ABOUT MAKING SURE PEOPLE CAN BOTH AND I AM TO LATER IN THE U.S SENATE WHEN IT COMES TO THE BILL TO STOP VOTING APPROACHES, TO STOP THE GERRYMANDERING, TO MAKE SURE KIDS CAN BE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED TO VOTE WHEN THEY TURN 18 I THOUGHT TO COMMEND CBS, IT WAS LESS OF A SLUGFEST THAN LAST TIME >> YOU DID >> I DID (LAUGHS) >> IT’S ALL RELATIVE, ISN’T IT? BUT I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ANSWER SOME KEY QUESTIONS AS THE OTHERS ARMED RULE HEALTH CARE AND ON EDUCATION IN THE LIKE AND I THINK THAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THERE ARE TONS OF PEOPLE WATCHING THESE DEBATES THAT HAVE NOT TUNED UNTIL NOW. ,,,, THOSE THAT ARE UNFAMILIAR,

REMIND US WHAT THAT IS, AND WHY YOU ARE PUSHING FOR IT? >> IT’S A BILL THAT I HAVE AUTHOR THAT BASICALLY SAYS PEOPLE WHO ARE CONVICTED ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO OUT AND GET AN AK-47 OR ANY GONE THERE IS A HIGH RATE OF HOMICIDE FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF DOMESTIC ABUSE THAT IS MY BILL IT PASSED IN THE HOUSE IT PASSED IN THE HOUSE SITTING ON MITCH MCCONNELL’S DESK I THINK WHAT HE WAS REFERRING TO WAS THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT HE WAS THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR OF THAT, BUT I THINK THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION I DON’T KNOW WHY HE CHOSE TO ENGAGE IN THAT FIGHT, BUT SUCH IS LIFE I THOUGHT THE BIGGER POINT WAS MINE IF WE KEEP FIGHTING LIKE THIS AS A PARTY FOR THE NEXT FOUR MONTHS AND TEARING EACH OTHER APART, WE ARE GOING TO SEE FOUR MORE YEARS OF DONALD TRUMP TEARING OUR COUNTRY APART TODAY, I PICKED A FIGHT WITH BERNIE BECAUSE I THOUGHT WE NEED TO MAKE THAT CLEAR AND HOW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND OUR PARTY UNDERSTAND WHO THEY WOULD BE PUTTING AT THE TOP OF THE TICKET IF THEY CHOSE BERNIE SANDERS OVER ME BUT FOR THE MOST PART, I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD FOCUS ON SUBSTANCE INSTEAD OF FIGHTING WITH EVERYONE ELSE >> SENATOR, YOU’VE BEEN CAMPAIGNING AS SOMEONE WHO CAN WIN BACK THE HEARTLAND, WIN BACK THOSE TRUMP VOTERS BUT THINK ABOUT BERNIE SANDERS AT THE TOP OF THE TICKET, AS YOU JUST MENTIONED HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU? ONE TO TEN ABOUT HIM BEING THE NOMINEE IN STATES LIKE YOURS OR IN CONGRESSIONAL DOWN BALLOT RACES? >> I AM VERY CONCERNED I FIRST POINT OUT, IN MY OWN STATE I BEAT DONALD TRUMP BY 17 POINTS IN THE POLL ABOUT A MONTH AND A HALF AGO IN PENNSYLVANIA, WHICH WE LOST IN 2016, I BEAT DONALD TRUMP BY SEVEN POINTS I THINK THE VICE PRESIDENT BEATS HIM BY EIGHT WHEN YOU START LOOKING AT THAT, I THINK YOU’VE GOT TO REALLY LOOK NOT JUST THOSE INDIVIDUAL STATES, BUT THE INDIVIDUAL CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS BECAUSE THOSE CANDIDATES ARE NOT ON MEDICARE FOR ALL, THOSE PEOPLE THAT JUST WON A TIGHT RACE THEY ARE IN THE KINDS OF DISTRICTS I WIN ROUTINELY, RURAL, SUBURBAN, REPUBLICAN DISTRICTS I’M THE ONLY ONE UP THERE, DESPITEALL OF THE TOP, THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT THIS, FACT SHACK IT, THAT HAS LED THE TICKET, THAT HAS WON IN THOSE AREAS OVER AND OVER AGAIN >> 61% OF THE PEOPLE WHO CAST THEIR VOTE WILL BE AFRICAN AMERICAN 55% WOMEN THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME IN THIS PROCESS WE WILL SEE THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL CONSTITUENCIES IN THIS PARTY AND COUNTRY DEMONSTRATE THROUGH THIS VOTING PROCESS HOW DO YOU INTEND TO PUT TOGETHER THE RED COALITION TO NOT ONLY TAKE BACK THE WHITE HOUSE BUT TO BRING THIS PARTY TOGETHER TO WIN UP AND DOWN THE BALLOT? >> WE DO IT BY FOCUSING ON ECONOMIC PROSPERITY AND SHARED PROSPERITY FOR EVERYONE YOU DO IT BY ACKNOWLEDGING AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN HAVE BEEN CARRYING THE VOTES FOR THIS PARTY AND THEY NEED SOME FRIENDS MAKING THE CASE TO BRING IN THOSE RURAL AND SUBURBAN VOTERS THIS IS AN ECONOMIC CHECK ON THIS PRESIDENT, BUT IT IS ALSO A PATRIOTISM CHECK IT IS A DECENCY CHECK >> SENATOR, REAL QUICK WHEN YOU WIN YOUR HOME STATE OF MINNESOTA ON TWO PAIRS SUPER TUESDAY? >> I AM AHEAD IN TWO RECENT POLLS IT IS ONE OF THE FEW SUPER TUESDAY STATES WHERE THERE IS SOMEONE WHO IS CLEARLY AHEAD OF HIM I HOPE AFTER THIS DEBATE THAT WILL CHANGE AS PEOPLE SEE HOW STRONG WE ARE I HAVE STAFF IN EVERY ONE OF THE 14 STATES AND WE WILL GO OUT THERE AND MAKE MY CASE THAT IF YOU ARE TIRED OF THE NOISE AND NONSENSE AND EXTREMES IN OUR POLITICS, YOU HAVE A HOME WITH ME >> SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, THANKS FOR YOUR TIME >> LET’S GO BACK INTO THE DEBATE HALL RIGHT NOW WHERE CHIEF WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT MAJOR GARRETT IS STANDING BY WITH FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN MAJOR? WELCOME BACK TO THE MAIN STAGE I KNOW YOU’RE TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT THE SHRINKING POLL GAP HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA WHAT I WANT TO ASK YOU, IS DID YOU TURN THAT AROUND TONIGHT? DID YOU CLEANSE YOUR VICTORY? >> THE LAST POLL I SAW WAS THE NBC POLL SHOWING ME UP 15 POINTS THAT’S LESS THAN I WAS UP BEFORE I AM NOT VERY GOOD AT PONTIFICATING >> YOU HAVE A GREAT GET INSTINCT, MISTER VICE PRESIDENT YOU NEEDED A BIG NIGHT TONIGHT YOU KNOW A LOT WAS RIDING ON THIS PERFORMANCE HOW TO GO? >> THAT’S FOR VOTERS TO DECIDE I SAID WHAT I HAD TO SAY WHEN I GOT A CHANCE TO SAY SOMETHING IT’S ALL ABOUT WHETHER WE WILL GIVE PEOPLE AND EVEN SHOT THE IDEA THAT PROGRESSIVE IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR AND NOT A REVOLUTION, THE IDEA OF A REVOLUTION IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN PEOPLE WANT PROGRESS THEY WANT TO BUILD ON WHAT WE HAVE, NOT GO BACK, BUT BUILD ON WHAT WE HAVE WE SHOULD HAVE A HEALTH CARE POLICY THAT COVERS PEOPLE WE WILL GET IT DONE >> IS THE VERY NOTION OF REVOLUTIONARY POLITICS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY DISQUALIFYING? >> IT’S WORTH COMPETING ABOUT THE FACT, IS THE IDEA THAT BERNIE IS GOING TO BRING OUT

MORE PEOPLE THEM BARACK AND I BROUGHT OUT IN 2012, OR 2008 IS JUST NOT LIKELY LOOK AT WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR YOU HAVE GOT TO BE ABLE TO GO OUT AND GET MAINSTREAM DEMOCRATS AND YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO GO OUT AND GET INDEPENDENTS AND SOME REPUBLICANS TO VOTE TO BRING THIS COUNTRY TOGETHER YOU DO THAT BY TALKING SENSIBLY ABOUT WHAT IS IT STAKE I THINK WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT NOW IS SPENDING 60 BILLION DOLLARS IT’S JUST NOT REAL >> THE NUMBER WE END OTHER RAISED WITH 60 TRILLION DOLLARS >> I MEANT TO SAY TRILLION FREUD IAN SLIP IT IS JUST KIND OF BIZARRE >> ONE MORE POLITICAL QUESTION IF YOU DO NOT WIN SOUTH CAROLINA, COULD JOE BIDEN, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, CARRY ON IN THIS CAMPAIGN WITH ANY HOPE? >> I AM GOING TO WIN SOUTH CAROLINA >> BY HOW MUCH? >> I DON’T KNOW >> DOES IT MATTER? >> IT’S JUST IMPORTANT THAT I WIN ONE POINT IS ENOUGH I THINK I WILL WIN BY A LOT MORE THAN THAT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY KNOWS ME THEY HAVE KNOWN ME FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS I HAVE KEPT MY WORD I’VE DONE EVERYTHING I’VE SAID THEY KNOW WHO I AM AND I’M NOT A JOHNNY-COME-LATELY TO THIS AND YET, IN THE FIRST THREE CONTEST WHERE YOU COMPETE AGAINST THIS ENTIRE FIELD, YOU UNDERPERFORMED >> I HAVE NOT UNDERPERFORMED, LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY THE FIRST THREE CONTESTS WERE NOT CONTESTS THAT REPRESENTED WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE >> NOT DIVERSE ENOUGH? >> NOT DIVERSE AND OFF NO DEMOCRAT HAS EVER WON WITHOUT OVERWHELMING BLACK SUPPORT IT’S NOT POSSIBLE TO WIN AND AT THE SAME TIME, GET UP, GET WORKING CLASS, HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATED FOLKS VOTING FOR YOU THAT IS THE BASE OF MY SUPPORT MY WHOLE CAREER THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS BARACK PICKED ME TO BE ON THE TICKET WITH HIM THAT’S WHY WE DID SO WELL IN PENNSYLVANIA AND OTHER STATES AND ALL THOSE STATES, BERNIE TALKS ABOUT LEADING I AM BEATING THEM ALL IN EACH OF THOSE STATES >> YOU RAISED COMMENTS THAT SENATOR SANDERS HAS MADE ABOUT EITHER ISRAEL OR A VERY WELL- KNOWN LOBBY FOR ISRAEL, ABOUT CUBA, ABOUT NICARAGUA, SOME OF HIS, WHAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE IMPLIED IS IN UNVETTED PAST OR ANY OF THOSE THINGS EIGHT, DISQUALIFYING OR SECOND QUESTION, DO PEOPLE KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT SENATOR SANDERS AND HIS RHETORIC AND RECORD? >> THEY DO NOT YOU HAVE CHECKED EVERY VOTE I’VE EVER HAD FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS NOT YOU PERSONALLY LITERALLY NOT FIGURATIVELY EVERY MAJOR VOTE I’VE EVER TAKEN IN THE LAST 40 YEARS AND I’M STILL STANDING IN NATIONAL POLLS SO, THE POINT — >> IT’S YOUR ASSESSMENT THAT SENATOR SANDERS HAS NOT RECEIVED ENOUGH SCRUTINY? >> NO ONE KNOWS HE VOTED AGAINST THE BRADY BILL FIVE TIMES NO ONE KNOWS HE SUPPORTED THE GUN LOBBY >> MISTER VICE PRESIDENT, HARD ROUTE MEANS I HAVE TO GO ELAINE, BACK TO YOU >> MAJOR, THANK YOU WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK MUCH MORE COMING UP FROM CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS IS JOINING US WE WILL GET HIS TAKE ON TONIGHT’S DEBATE AND, FOR THOSE OF YOU WATCHING ON YOUR LOCAL CBS STATION, DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE CBS NEWS APP IT LETS YOU STREAM OUR 24 HOUR STREAMING NEWS NETWORK, CBSN, INCLUDING OUR EXTENDED COVERAGE COMING UP IN THE NEXT HOUR WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS WHATEVER

OTHER MAJOR COUNTRY ON EARTH DOES, GUARANTEE HEALTH CARE TO ALL PEOPLE WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS OF THE SEVEN AND A HALF PERCENT TAX ON EMPLOYERS I WILL SAVE THEM SUBSTANTIAL SUMS OF MONEY >> THAT WAS OF COURSE VERMONT UNDER BERNIE SANDERS WHO JOINS US NOW ON SET HERE IN THE SPIN ROOM THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US >> LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THAT GUY THAT GUY IS A FRONT RUNNER >> HOW DID THAT FEEL? DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU SUCCESSFULLY CONVINCED PEOPLE WHO ARE SKEPTICAL OF MANY THINGS ABOUT YOUR CAMPAIGN, PARTICULARLY HOW YOU’RE GOING TO PAY? >> THE TRUTH IS NOTHING I AM SAYING IS RADICAL I LIVE 50 MILES AWAY FROM THE CANADIAN BORDER — THE MANAGED TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE TO EVERY MEN, WOMEN AND CHILD SPENDING HALF AS MUCH AS WE DO BOTTOM LINE IS DO WE HAVE THE GUTS TO TAKE ON THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY, THAT CHARGES AS THE HIGHEST PRO TYSON A ROAD FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS? WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO TAKE ON THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY, COMBINED THEY MAKE 100 MILLION — THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT NOBODY CAN DEFEND THE SEASON WHICH IS SO WASTEFUL, SO EXPENSIVE IN LEAVES 87 MILLION PEOPLE UNINSURED AROUND >> CAN I ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT FORMER CUBAN LEADER FIDEL CASTRO YOU’VE GOT A CHANCE TO DISCUSS THE SUBSTANCE, WE MAY ASK YOU ABOUT THE RAW POLITICS WE ARE THERE ARE AT LEAST TWO SOUTH DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN WHO HAVE EXPRESSED GRAVE CONCERN ABOUT WHAT HE SAID AND THEY ARE CONCERNED THAT THEY COULD SUFFER IF THEY HAVE TO SHARE A TICKET WITH SOMEONE WHO IS SYMPATHETIC TO SOME OF THE CASTRO LEGACY >> TWO RESPONSES, NUMBER ONE TRUTH IS TRUTH IF SOMEBODY IN SAUDI ARABIA OR ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TEACHES ILLITERATE PEOPLE TO READ, IT’S NOT A BAD THING BARACK OBAMA MADE THE POINT THAT CUBA HAD MADE GOOD PROGRESS IN HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION IT’S AN OUT-STORY KOREAN COUNTRY I HAVE TO CONDEMN AUTHORITARIAN WEATHERS ON THE LEFT, RIGHT, OR ALL OVER THE WORLD >> SECOND POINT IS THE WAY WE ARE GOING TO WIN IN FLORIDA AND IN EVERY OTHER STATE IN THIS COUNTRY, AND THE REASON I THINK I AM HEAD OF TRUMP IN THE LAST 47 OUT OF 50 NATIONAL POLLS AHEAD OF HIM IN WISCONSIN, PENNSYLVANIA, AND MICHIGAN, IS THE GROWTH TO HAVE THE LARGEST VOTER TURNOUT IN THE COUNTRY AS TO ALL THE WAY YOU DO IT IS BY TALKING TO THE ISSUES THAT THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT HAS LONGER GUARD TRUTH IS WE HAVE — WEALTH AND INEQUALITY TRUTH IS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE NOT SEEN A REAL WAGE INCREASE IN 45 YEARS >> OKAY ON THIS ISSUE OF THE POTENTIAL POLITICAL VALUE — CONGRESSWOMAN SAID COME DOWN TO MIAMI AND MEET WITH THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY HIS REGIME WOULD YOU BE WILLING? >> I’D GO ALL OVER THE COUNTRY CUBA IS A DICTATORSHIP I HAVE SAID THAT 8 MILLION TIMES, BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN TO SAY, AS OBAMA POINTED OUT, THAT UNDER A DICTATORSHIP YOU CAN TEACH PEOPLE TO READ AND WRITE AND BRIGHT HEALTH CARE TO ALL PEOPLE I FIND IT VERY INTERESTING THAT I SAW BARBARA COMEY HAD TO SAY >> YOU’RE LIVING IN POVERTY I AGREE WITH THAT OBAMA SAID, IT’S NO PROBLEM I SAID, IT’S OH MY GOD THE WORLD IS FALLING APART >> THAT WAS A SOCIALIST REGIME, YOU CAN UNDERSTAND MISPERCEPTIONS? >> THOSE ARE POLITICAL ATTACKS IT’S NOT MISPERCEPTIONS THE VIEWS THAT I BELIEVE IN, WHETHER IT’S HEALTH CARE FOR ALL, HAVING A TAX STRUCTURE WE HAVE AN INSANE SITUATION WHERE AMAZON OWNED BY THE WEALTHIEST GUY IN AMERICA LAST

YEAR AFTER MAKING 11 BEING IMPROVIDENT AND NICKEL IN TAXES THINKS THAT MAKES SENSE THAT WE GET TAX BREAKS TO MILLIONAIRES AND YOU HAVE 500,000 PEOPLE SITTING ON A STREET AND 45 MILLION PEOPLE INCIDENT THAT? WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE PRIORITY THE ONLY WAY IS BY TAKING ON THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SPECIAL INTEREST IN THIS COUNTRY THAT’S WHAT MY CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT >> SENATOR, THERE’S BEEN SO MUCH OF THESE DISCUSSIONS AROUND HOW YOU’D PAY FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL BUT HOW WOULD YOU PASS IT IF YOU LOOK AT THE DISTANCE COMING FROM ARRIVALS ON THE STAGE THERE ISN’T A LOT OF SUPPORT FOR THEM AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE CRITICISM HE RECEIVED FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO PASS ENOUGH LEGISLATION IN CONGRESS, HOW WOULD YOU DO IT? >> HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE? I’VE PASSED MOST OF VITAMIN AGITATION AMONG HISTORY WE BROUGHT 11 BILLION DOLLARS MORE — 9 MILLION PEOPLE NOW HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE PREVIOUSLY NOT PAST THE FIRST TIME IN YEMEN I REJECT CATEGORICALLY THAT WE DON’T HAVE A STRONG RECORD >> ALL RIGHT BERNIE SANDERS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US >> MY PLEASURE >> COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK, SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN JOINS US ON SET AND HER PANEL WILL BE BACK TO BACK DOWN MORE HIGHLIGHTS IN CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA STAY WITH US HOW ABOUT A WEALTH TAX IN

AMERICA, BECAUSE WITH THE TWO CENTS TAX ON THE TOP ONE TENTH OF ONE PERSON WE HAVE A CHANCE TO ADVANCE AND UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE FOR EVERY ONE OF OUR BABIES TO REALLY LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD >> 50 BILLION DOLLARS INTO A STORE IN BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES >> THAT WAS MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN WHO JOINS US NOW ON SET HERE IN THE SPIN ROOM SENATOR, THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME I AM DELIGHTED TO BE HERE >> THE STAKES WERE INCREDIBLY HIGH FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES ONSTAGE, INCLUDING YOURSELF HOW ARE YOU FEELING AFTER YOUR PERFORMANCE? >> I FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT I HAD A CHANCE TO GET OUT THERE AND TALK ABOUT MY VALUES AND ALSO ABOUT WHAT I THINK I WOULD MAKE THE BEST NOMINEE FOR THE DEMOCRATS AND THE BEST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AFTER ALL THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT >> SENATOR THERE IS A GRAVEYARD CONCERN ABOUT POSSIBLE DOWN BALLOT CARNAGE IF WE NOMINATED THE WRONG PERSON IN THIS PART THE NUMBER ONE RULE I LEARNED IN POLITICS YOU CANNOT GOVERN IF YOU DO NOT WIN YOU HAVE PLANS YOU’RE VERY PROUD OF THAT, SO HOW WILL YOUR PLANS BE IMPLEMENTED IF WE DO NOT WIN? >> THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT WE DO HAVE TO WIN BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK WE’RE SEEING? THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS A PROGRESSIVE PARTY, AND A PROGRESSIVE IDEAS ARE POPULAR YOU JUST RUN AT THE TOP HERE, THE WHOLE NOTION OF WHAT WE CAN DO, PROGRESSIVE, A TWO-CENT TAX ON JUST A TINY HANDFUL OF FOLKS AT THE VERY TOP AND ALL OF A SUDDEN WE HAVE MONEY TO INVEST IN AN ENTIRE GENERATION WE’VE GOT MONEY TO INVEST IN OUR BABIES, IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WE’VE GOT MONEY TO INVEST IN OUR HBCUS WE’VE GOT MONEY TO MAKE TECHNICALS TOOLS INTO YOUR COLLAGEN FOR YOUR COLLEGE TUITION FREE WE’VE GOT MY KNEES TO CARE THE STUDENT LOAN THAT — TO ME IS ABOUT VALUES LET ME TALK ABOUT THIS BECAUSE HERE IS THE THING, DEMOCRATS REALLY LIKE THAT, BUT SO DO INDEPENDENCE AND REPUBLICANS AND MATURITY OR REPUBLICANS KNOW IT’S TIME FOR A TWO-CENT WEALTH TAX THEY SEE IT AS THEY’VE BEEN GETTING THE SHORT END OF THE STICK AND THAT’S TRUE FOR THE MAIN PART I’M PUTTING FORWARD THE CORRUPTION PLAN, GOOD FOR DEMOCRATS AND THE MAJORITY OF REPUBLICANS MY PLAN TO INCREASE SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS BY 200 DOLLARS A MONTH BY INCREASING TAXES ON THE TOP 2%, DEMOCRATS LIKE IT, REPUBLICANS LIKE IT, THAT’S HOW WE GET ELECTED DOWN BALLOT IT’S HOW WE GOVEN WE START WITH THE THINGS TO GET PROGRESSIVE THINGS THAT MOST OF AMERICA ACTUALLY WANTS TO SEE >> SENATOR, JUST A WEEK FROM SUPER TUESDAY I KNOW YOU’RE COUNTING THE DAYS YOUR HOME STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS WILL BE ONE OF THOSE DAYS MAKING UP ITS MIND WHERE THE BULK OF THE DELICATE SIDED FROM NOW CAN YOU GUARANTEE YOU WILL WIN YOUR HOME STATE? >> LOOK, I’M OUT HERE MAKING MY CASE TO EVERYBODY ALL ACROSS THE NATION AND I’M SO DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO THE PEOPLE IN MY HOME STATE WHO HELPING ME BE AND INCOME BITTER REPUBLICAN BACK IN 2012 YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER AND HAVE BEEN IN POLITICS BEFORE THEN, AND WHEN I GOT IN THAT RACE I WAS DOWN 17 POINTS BUT A LOT OF GOOD FOLKS IN MASSACHUSETTS SAID YOU GET THAT ON POINT, YOU TAKE ON THIS RACE TO A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT WAS NOT WINNABLE BY A DEMOCRAT AND WILL COME HELP YOU, AND RIGHT UP TO ELECTION DAY IT WAS — PEOPLE WINTER WAS GOING TO WORK AND I BEAT THAT GUY BY SEVEN AND A HALF POINTS THAT WHAT THE PEOPLE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS — >> IS THAT A YES? >> I’M TALKING TO EVERYBODY >> SENATOR YOU’VE HEARD THE METAPHOR THAT THERE IS THIS PROGRESSIVE LANE AND WIDE ENOUGH FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES IT APPEARS SENATOR SANDERS IS AHEAD OF YOU ON THAT HOW DO YOU REVERSE THAT TREND AND IS THAT LANE ONLY WIDE ENOUGH FOR ONE? >> I JUST THINK LAST A LONG WAY TO LOOK AT IT PROGRESSIVE IDEAS ARE POPULAR

NOT JUST AMONG DEMOCRATS BUT ALSO AMONG REPUBLICANS >> IT MATTERS WHO THE VOTE GETTER IS RIGHT NOW IT SENATOR SANDERS >> THE POINT I’M MAKING IS I THINK I’M THE PERSON WHO IS THE BEST NOMINEE FOR THE DEMOCRATS AND WILL ALSO MAKE THE BEST PRESIDENT AND I’LL TELL YOU WHY, IT’S NOT ONLY THAT I HAVE UNSHAKABLE VALUES, IT’S THAT I HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF GETTING THINGS DONE BECAUSE I LOOK AT IT THIS WAY, PROGRESSIVES ARE GOING TO GET EXACTLY ONE CHANCE TO MAKE TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE AND THAT MEANS WE BETTER HAVE A LEADER WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS HOW TO GET IN THE FIGHT AND OUT — HOW TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN THAT’S SOMETHING I HAVE DONE I’VE BUILT A CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU, I’VE FOUGHT BANKS, BUILT COALITION AND I DONE IN MY TIME HANDED TO CAPE ONTO IT >> BASED ON THE RESULTS SO FAR DO NEED TO ADJUST YOUR CAMPAIGN STRATEGY? >> THIS IS WHO I AM I’M NOT SOMEBODY WHOSE CAMPAIGN IS SHAPED BY A BUNCH OF CONSULTANTS I’M NOT SOMEBODY WHO COMES TO THIS AND SAID TO PEOPLE TELL ME THE WAY YOU CAN MAKE ME WIN ON THE FIGHT FOR WORKING FAMILIES, THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE, THE FIGHT FOR RACIAL JUSTICE, FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE, FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, THIS HAS BEEN MY FIGHT FOR MY WHOLE LIFE I WAS A TEACHER, I WAS A RESEARCHER, I WAS STUDYING WHAT HAPPENED TO WORKING FAMILIES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY AND I REALLY GOT INTO POLITICS BECAUSE IT WAS ANOTHER TOOL TO BE ABLE TO FIGHT FOR THOSE FAMILIES I’M STANDING THAT FIGHT >> SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME >> THANK YOU >> AND BACK WITH ME NOW OUR PANEL OF MAJOR GARRETT, GHISLAINE HUEY-BURNS AND ANTJUAN SEAWRIGHT AS YOU JUST SAW MAJOR LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM THE CANDIDATES JUST NOW STARTING WITH SENATOR WARREN I MEAN, SHE IS SOMEONE WHO ENTERED INTO THIS DEBATE HALL VERY MUCH TRYING TO GET THAT MOMENTUM PERHAPS THAT HAS ELUDED HER >> SURE ONSTAGE TONIGHT YOU SAW SEVERAL CANDIDATES TRYING TO GALVANIZE, MAYBE FOR THE FIRST TIME OR WE GALVANIZE SOMETHING THEY ONCE HAD I WOULD PUT VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN IN THE WEEK ALVIN EYES, PETE BUTTIGIEG HENRY GALVANIZE HUNDRED LOOKED IMPRESSIVE IN IOWA BENIGN YOU HAMPSHIRE VERY MUCH NOT IN NEVADA HE IS LOOKING FOR A RESTART, EVERY BOOTHS HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, SAYING WITH AMY KLOBUCHAR, AND TO A LESSER DEGREE MIKE BLOOMBERG NOT HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA BUT INTRODUCING HIMSELF IN A BETTER WAY THAT HE DID THE FIRST TIME FOR SUPER TUESDAY ALL OF THAT WAS NOT ONLY A STEAK BUT PART OF THE UNDERLYING MOTIVATION AND THE REPORT AS WE GET TO WATCH AND SEE HOW THE VOTERS INTERPRETED WHAT THEY SAW AND WHAT THEY SAW WAS A GOOD DEAL OF SUBSTANCE, WE TRY TO DO THAT THAT WAS A GOAL OF THE QUESTIONERS, MYSELF INCLUDED, LET’S GET TO SOME SUBSTANCE AND I THINK WE ACCOMPLISHED PART OF THAT >> MAJOR, SOME CANDIDATES CAME INTO TONIGHT’S DEBATE LOOKING FORWARD TO BE APOLITICAL FILLING STATION AS WE STAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA ELAINE, PHILIP AND GET THE NECESSARY FUMES TO GO THE REST OF THE WAY EVEN TO GET THROUGH SATURDAY I’M NOT SURE THAT MISSION WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY EVERYONE BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME OF THAT DEBATE STAGE THAT REALLY GOT LOST IN THE NOISE AND DID NOT COME THROUGH INDEX PART >> EVERYBODY TONIGHT ON STAGE IT LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE KIND OF CAMPAIGNING THIS WAS A LAST EFFORT SUPER TUESDAY’S A WEEK AWAY THAT’S WHERE ALL THE BOX OF DELEGATES WILL BE DECIDED YOU’VE HEARD FROM ELIZABETH WARREN JUST NOW SHE REALLY WANTS AFTER MICHAEL BLOOMBERG THAT MAKES ME WONDER EIGHTIES CANDIDATES FEEL LIKE BLOOMBERG HAS A SHOT EVEN AFTER SOME POINT DEBATE PERFORMANCES >> YOU CAN’T IGNORE THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES HE’S PORT AND SO FAR MORE THAN 400 MILLION ANY FINANCIAL RESOURCES HE CAN PERPETUALLY CALL UPON AS ANTJUAN KNOWS BETTER THAN I DO BECAUSE HE’S ACTUALLY INVOLVED IN POLITICS I’M JUST AN OBSERVER YOU DON’T STOP A CAMPAIGN BECAUSE YOU GIVE UP HOPE, WE STOP THE CAMPAIGN BECAUSE YOU RUN OUT OF MONEY AND THE PEOPLE WHO ONCE WROTE CHECKS FOR YOU TO CONTRIBUTE TO YOU STOP BELIEVING, AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA BUT ONE OF THOSE WAYS TASTERS WILL PEOPLE KEEP BELIEVING OR STOP BELIEVING >> MAJOR KEEP IN MIND THERE ARE CANDIDATES ON THE DEBATE STAGE I HAVE ZERO DOLLARS AND SUPER TUESDAY STATES WHILE CALIFORNIA’S EARLY VOTING, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TEXAS AND I THINK MINNESOTA, THAT COULD BE PROBLEMATIC IF THE NECESSARY MONEY AND MOMENTUM DOES NOT TRANSFER FROM THE — STATE >> THE FACT YOU ARE MEASURING TO DISTANCE BETWEEN THOSE STATES, THE SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY AND SUPER TO THE YOU CAN MEASURE IN HOURS >> IT IS LITERALLY A GAME OF INCHES EVERY PLACE YOU, EVERY PLAYER YOU HAVE WHO ENDORSES WITH YOU ALL MATTERS UNDERGROUND SCHEMER THING >> THAT’S WHY THIS QUESTION OF MOMENTUM LIVES LARGE OVER NOT ONLY WHERE IT SENATOR SANDERS FINDS HIMSELF, WHERE HE’S HEADING AND PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM GETTING

>> STILL TO COME WILL HAVE MUCH MORE FROM CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA AFTER A BREAK OUR PANEL OF EXPERTS WILL BE BACK TO BREAK DOWN MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM TONIGHT WE NEED TO HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE TO DONALD TRUMP I AM TALKING ABOUT DOUBLING THE MINIMUM WAGE, CUTTING TAXES BY 10% FOR EVERYBODY WHO MAKES LESS THAN 250,000 DOLLARS, AND CREATING OVER FOUR AND A HALF BILLION GOOD PAYING UNION JOBS >> THAT’S TOM STEYER, WHO JOINS US NOW ON SAID HERE IN THE SPIN ROOM THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING WITH US >> NICE TO BE WITH YOU >> OUR LATEST CBS NEWS BATTLEGROUND TRACKER FOUND YOU IN THIRD PLACE HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA I WONDER WHAT YOUR THOUGHT IS, AFTER HIS PERFORMANCE TONIGHT, DO YOU THINK YOU MADE ENOUGH OF A CONNECTION AND WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR YOU? >> I THINK THAT THE PRESS WANTS TO BELIEVE THAT THIS RACE IS DOWN TO BERNIE SANDERS, A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST, AND MIKE BLOOMBERG, SOMEONE WHO HAS HAD A CAREER AS A REPUBLICAN POLITICIAN WHAT I WAS TRYING TO SAY TONIGHT, AND I BELIEVE I BROKE THROUGH ON IT, IS THE IDEA THAT ACTUALLY, WE NEED TO PULL THIS PARTY TOGETHER ANY ONE OF THOSE IS A VERY RISKY CHOICE THAT DOES INCREASE THE PROBABILITY THAT WE REELECT ARNOLD TRUMP SOMEONE WHO HAS WORKED FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND RACIAL JUSTICE AND CLIMATE JUSTICE FOR WELL OVER A DECADE, I AM SCARED FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES IF WE REALLY INCREASE THE CHANCE THAT TRUMP GETS REELECTED THAT WOULD BE A TERRIBLE OUTCOME AND DEMOCRATS NEED TO COME TOGETHER BUT HIND SOMEBODY WHO CAN PULL THIS PARTY TOGETHER, WHO UNDERSTANDS JOB CREATION AND GROWTH, WHICH I, DO BECAUSE OF MY BUSINESS, BUT ALSO UNDERSTANDS JUSTICE, AND I DO >> YOU MENTIONED THE PRESS LET’S TALK ABOUT THE PRESS FOR A SECOND PART OF THE NARRATIVE IS THAT BLOOMBERG CAN STAY AROUND AS LONG AS HE WANTS TO CAN YOU STAY AROUND FOR AS LONG AS YOU WANT TO? WILL YOU STAY AROUND IN THIS RACE? YOU DO HAVE FINANCIAL RESOURCES YOU CAN CALL UPON TO STAY IN THIS RACE FOR A LONG TIME WILL YOU BE IN IT FOR AS LONG AS BLOOMBERG? >> YOU’RE RIGHT I CAN STAY AROUND AS LONG AS I WANT TO I WANT TO BE ABLE TO SHOW THAT I CAN ATTRACT THAT DIVERSE DEMOCRATIC COALITION THAT WE NEED TO PULL TOGETHER IN NOVEMBER 2020

I’M SOMEONE WHO HAS BUILT A BIG GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY FOR YEARS ON ISSUES I’VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR RACIAL JUSTICE I BUILT A BANK AROUND RACIAL JUSTICE I WANT TO BE ABLE TO SHOW THAT I CAN STAY IN AS LONG AS I WANT >> 15% HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA IT LOOKS LIKE HE WILL HIT THAT IN ORDER TO GET DELEGATES IN THIS RACE, THAT’S HOW IT WORKS YOU’LL PROBABLY GET THAT HERE WHERE ELSE WILL YOU DO IT? CALIFORNIA? >> I DON’T WANT TO DO JUST THAT I WANT TO DO BETTER THAN THAT AND SOUTH CAROLINA AND SHOW THAT I AM THE PERSON WHO CAN DO THAT AND THEN I WANT TO TAKE IT FROM HERE AND DO IT IN ALL THE OTHER SUPER TUESDAY STATES THIS IS WHAT A PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS WHAT A PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT WHO UNDERSTANDS GROWTH AND JOB CREATION LOOKS LIKE THIS IS HOW WE ACTUALLY BEAT DONALD TRUMP IN NOVEMBER THAT IS THE GOAL AND I BELIEVE WE HAVE TO GET BEHIND SOMEONE WHO CAN DO THAT AND I’M TRYING TO SHOW THAT IT’S ME >> CAITLIN? >> WE HAVE SEEN IN OUR CBS NEWS BATTLEGROUND TRACKER POLL THAT JOE BIDEN HAS LOST SOME SUPPORT AMONG BLACK VOTERS WELL YOU HAVE GAINED SUPPORT WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA TO MAKE UP SOME GROUND? >> I AM TALKING EXPLICITLY ABOUT RACE AND I TRIED TO SAY TONIGHT THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL RACIAL SUBTEXT TO EVERY POLICY AREA IN THE UNITED STATES WE HAVE NOT BEEN HONEST ABOUT IT WE HAVE NOT BEEN WILLING TO DEAL WITH IT HONESTLY I AM TRYING TO DO THAT THAT’S WHY I TALK ABOUT REPARATIONS THAT IS THE TRUTH SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENED AND WE HAVE NEVER RESOLVED IT WE’VE NEVER TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENED, AND WE HAVE TO DO IT TOGETHER INCLUDING ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO AMERICA, BUILDING AMERICA, AND LEADING AMERICA MORALLY, SO THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY FIGURE OUT THE BEST WAY TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE SO THAT WE CAN MOVE ON FOR EVERYBODY >> ON THAT ISSUE, REPARATIONS SOME PEOPLE TALK ABOUT A COMMISSION TO STUDY AT YOU WANT TO GO FARTHER THAN THAT, MORE RAPIDLY IS THAT RIGHT? >> A COMMISSION TO STUDY IS A COMMISSION TO DELAY I AM TALKING ABOUT SOLUTIONS ORIENTED GROUPS STARTING ON DAY ONE TO DECIDE NOT WHETHER TO DO IT BUT HOW BEST TO DO IT I THINK WOULD BE INAPPROPRIATE FOR ME TO DICTATE THE BEST WAY TO DO IT THE ONE THING I HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT VERY SPECIFICALLY IS 125 BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IT’S A PERFECT EXAMPLE — >> YOU REGARD THAT IS A DOWN PAYMENT? >> I DO THAT IS 30 TIMES, IN AN AVERAGE YEAR, 30 TIMES WHAT THEY ARE GETTING NOW IN THE HIGHEST, YEAR IT’S 100 TIMES WHAT THEY’D BE GETTING NOW I AM TALKING ABOUT REVIVING A SYSTEM THAT HAS WORKED, THAT HAS A GREAT HISTORICAL REASON, BLACK KIDS COULD NOT GO TO THE MAIN LINE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, AND WE COULD REJUVENATE AND REVITALIZE THAT SYSTEM IN PLACE BETTER THAN IT’S EVER BEEN AS A WAY OF, YOU ARE RIGHT, MAKING A DOWN PAYMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT KIDS GET A CHANCE TO GO AS FAR AS THEY CAN IN TERMS OF EDUCATION >> TOM STEYER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US LET’S CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION HERE WITH THE PANELISTS MAJOR GARRETT, LET ME START WITH YOU THIS QUESTION OF REPARATIONS AND SPECIFICITY, THIS IS ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS AND HOW DOES ONE BEGIN THIS PAINFUL CALCULATION? HOW IS THAT DETERMINED? IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT QUESTION >> IT WAS NOT SO LONG AGO THAT THE DEBATE STAGE WAS MUCH LARGER AND WOMEN A MARIANNE WILLIAMSON WAS ON THE STAGE WHETHER YOU LIKE HER NOT, SHE SAID SOMETHING THAT I FOUND TO BE DEEPLY PROFOUND IT IS ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WEIGHT OF AN AMERICA SAYING, THIS WAS AN INJUSTICE OF MASSIVE PROPORTION AND THE PROCESS OF APOLOGIZING AND RECOGNIZING IT HAS A PSYCHIC WEIGHT, ALMOST EQUIVALENT TO THE DOLLAR AMOUNT THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT GAINED A LOT OF ATTENTION FOR HER AND THAT CONVERSATION IT IS PART IN PARCEL OF THAT ENTIRE PROCESS WHEN TOM STEYER SAYS A COMMISSION MEANS PUSHING IT OFF, YOU DON’T NEED A COMMISSION TO APOLOGIZE YOU DON’T NEED A NATIONAL MOVEMENT IN CONGRESS TO APOLOGIZE BUT IT DOES BECOME FAR MORE DIFFICULT, NOT ONLY POLITICALLY BUT PRACTICALLY, SOME OF THE MECHANISM WAYS OF DETERMINING WHAT IS THE DOLLAR AMOUNT? WHO QUALIFIES? AND WHAT IS THE YEAR BY YEAR BASIS OF THAT? BUT THE APOLOGY ITSELF HAS ITS OWN WEIGHT >> ANTJUAN, LET ME ASK YOU HOW RESIDENT IS THIS ISSUE OF REPARATIONS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTERS? >> MY GRANDPARENTS WERE SHARECROPPERS THEY COULD NOT READ OR WRITE THEY DID NOT HAVE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT MOST COMMUNITIES HAVE WHO DID NOT LOOK LIKE MINE I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR AMOUNT ON THE EXPERIENCES, THE LIFE EXPERIENCES THAT MY SHARECROPPERS GRANDPARENTS AND SWANSON, SOUTH CAROLINA WENT THROUGH HERE’S WHAT I DO KNOW FOR EVERY AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY LIKE MINE, THEY WANT A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE

NEXT GENERATION THE BEST WE CAN ANSWER THE CALL, OR ANSWER THE QUESTION IS TO ASSURE A POLICY AGENDA THAT SPEAKS TO THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF COMMUNITIES THAT LOOK LIKE MIND SO THAT THEY ARE NO LONGER GENERATIONALLY STRUGGLING THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO WITH THIS PARTY THIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS A CHALLENGE AND ALL THE GEISHA NEED TO MAKE FUTURE GENERATIONS BETTER THAN PREVIOUS GENERATIONS >> THE FACT THAT THIS CONVERSATION IS HAPPENING AT ALL IN A STATE WHERE 60% OF THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTORATE FOUR YEARS AGO’S AFRICAN AMERICAN IS A SIGN OR HELPS EXPLAIN WHY TOM STEYER IS IN THIRD PLACE HE HAS SPARKED THIS CONVERSATION HE HAS CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF BLACK VOTERS IN THE STATE, AND IT HAS HELPED HIM OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS, WHEN NO ONE ELSE WAS LOOKING, HE WAS HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA BUILDING SUPPORT TO THE POINT NOW WHERE JOE BIDEN HAD TO GO OUT OF HIS WAY TONIGHT TO TRY AND CALL HIM OUT ON A FEW THINGS AND TRY AND PLUMMET HIS MOMENTUM >> WHEN YOU HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH VOTERS, IS TOM STEYER COMING OUT? WHAT ARE THEIR IMPRESSIONS? >> HE HAS SPENT A LOT OF MONEY, ESPECIALLY HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA >> DO YOU THINK? (LAUGHS) >> HIS NAME IS ALL OVER THE AIRWAVES VOTERS SEE ADS FOR HIM WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT WAS ALSO THE GROUND GAME THAT HE HAS BUILT UP HERE HE HAS SPENT A LOT OF TIME HERE, AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE HAVE SEEN HIM OR HEARD ABOUT HIM IT IS NOT JUST THE ADS ANTJUAN, WE’VE BEEN TALKING A LOT OVER THE COURSE OF THIS CAMPAIGN ABOUT THE GENERATIONAL DIVIDES IN A STATE LIKE SOUTH CAROLINA YOU ARE STARTING TO SEE SOME OF BIDEN SUPPORT FRACTURE A LITTLE BIT THERE WHAT ARE SOME OF THOSE GENERATIONAL DIVIDES? IS THAT SOMETHING THAT SPEAKS — >> I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S, GENERATIONAL BUT I THINK IT IS THE EBBS AND FLOWS TOM STEYER IS SMART I KNOW THAT, BECAUSE HE IS DOING A HOT STYLE OF CAMPAIGNING IN A STATE LIKE SOUTH CAROLINA THAT MATTERS FOR STATES THAT FOLLOW >> MAJOR GARRETT, CAITLIN HUEY- BURNS, ED O’KEEFE, ANTJUAN SEAWRIGHT, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH COVERAGE WILL CONTINUE ON OUR 24 HOUR STREAMING NETWORK, CBSN YOU CAN WATCH IT AT CBSNEWS.COM OR DOWNLOAD THE CBS NEWS APP WE WILL HAVE RESULTS FROM OUR INSTANT POLL TO GET A LOOK AT HOW VOTERS REACTED TO THIS LATEST DEBATE THERE WILL BE MORE FROM SOUTH CAROLINA ON YOUR LATE LOCAL NEWS ON THIS CBS STATION AND BE SURE TO STAY TUNED FOR A SPECIAL LIVE EDITION OF THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT FROM ALL OF US AT CBS NEWS, GOODNIGHT FROM CHARLESTON GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO

SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE TENTH DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE I’M ELAINE QUIJANO SEVEN DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS TOOK TO STAGE TUESDAY NIGHT WITH JUST DAYS UNTIL THE SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY AND A WEEK UNTIL THE SUPER TUESDAY CONTEST SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS ENTERED THE DEBATE OFF A WIN HE SAYS HE IS A FRONT RUNNER AND FACED A BARRAGE OF ATTACKS FROM THE BEGINNING THAT INCLUDED CRITICISM OVER HIS RECORD ON, GUNS ELECTABILITY AND RUSSIA IS TRYING TO ASSESS HIS CAMPAIGN FORMER MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG WAS ON THE DEBATE STAGE FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS CYCLE HE ONCE AGAIN FACED CRITICISM AND QUESTION FROM ELIZABETH WARREN SHE PRESSED BLOOMBERG OVERCOME AND SUMMITS FEMALE EMPLOYEES AND WHETHER DEMOCRATIC VOTERS CAN TRUST HIM FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS HOPING FOR A STRONG FINISH IN SOUTH CAROLINA HE SAID HE’S GOING TO WIN SATURDAY’S PRIMARY IN A STATE HAS BEEN CALLED HIS FIRE WALL THERE WERE ALSO FAMILIAR DISCUSSIONS OVER HEALTH CARE, THE ECONOMY, FOREIGN POLICY AND WHO THE BEST PERSON IS TO TAKE ON PRESIDENT TRUMP IN NOVEMBER HERE ARE SOME OF THE NIGHT’S KEY MOMENTS >> OF THE LAST 50 POLLS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE NATIONALLY, I BEAT TRUMP 47 OF THOSE 50 TIMES EVERY STUDY OUT THERE CONSERVATIVE OR PROGRESSIVE SAYS MEDICARE FOR ALL WILL SAVE MONEY >> WILL COST ABOUT 45 BILLION, NOT 60 TRILLION >> I WAS TALKING ABOUT — >> WE ARE LOOKING AT A PARTY THAT HAS DECIDED THAT WHERE EITHER GOING TO SUPPORT SOMEONE WHO IS A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST OR SOMEBODY WHO HAS A LONG HISTORY OF BEING A REPUBLICAN >> NINE PEOPLE SHOT DEAD BY WHITE SUPREMACISTS BERNIE VOTED FIVE TIME AGAINST THE BRADY AND I’M NOT SAYING HE’S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NINE THAT’S BUT THAT MAN WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET — I SUGGEST UNTIL YOU ARE CLEAR >> THE MAYOR EVEN SAID THEY DISPROPORTIONATELY STOPPED WHITE PEOPLE TOO OFTEN AND MINORITIES TOO LITTLE THERE ARE SEVERAL PEOPLE ON THE STAGE TALKING ABOUT RACIAL JUSTICE >> AT LEAST I DIDN’T HAVE A BOSS WHO SAID TO ME KILL IT THE WAY MAYOR BLOOMBERG HAS SAID TO ONE OF HIS PREGNANT EMPLOYEES >> NOBODY ACCUSES ME OF MAKING A COMMENTS OR TWO AND WHAT THE SENATOR DID SUGGEST WAS THAT WE RELEASED THESE WOMEN FROM A NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT I DID THAT TWO DAYS LATER THE TIME HAS COME FOR US TO STOP ACTING LIKE THE PRESIDENCY IS THE ONLY OFFICE THAT MATTERS NOT ONLY IS THIS A WAY TO GET DONALD TRUMP REELECTED, WE HAVE A HOUSE TO WORRY ABOUT WE HAVE IT’S AND IT’S TO WORRY ABOUT >> JOINING ME NOW IS OUR PANEL OF MAJOR GARRETT, ANTJUAN SEAWRIGHT AND ED O’KEEFE MAJOR A CBS NEWS CHIEF WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT, ANTJUAN IS A CBSN POLITICAL REPORTER AND THEN ORNITHOLOGIST AND ED O’KEEFE TO CBS NEWS POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT ED WERE ALSO JOINED BY FORMER SOUTH BEND INDIANA MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG MARY THANKS FOR BEING WITH US >> I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR SUPPORT AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTERS IN THE STATE WHERE WE KNOW IT IS SUCH A CRITICAL PART OF THE DEMOCRATIC ELECTORATE A RECENT CBS NEWS BATTLEGROUND TRACKER REPORT SHOWS YOU LAG BEHIND JOE BIDEN, TOM STEYER, BERNIE SANDERS WHEN IT COMES TO THAT DO YOU THINK THAT YOUR PERFORMANCE HERE AND THE TINY HAVE LEFT UNTIL SATURDAY’S PRIMARY IS ENOUGH TO MAKE UP GROUND WITH THOSE VOTERS

>> I’M HUMBLED BY THE CHALLENGE OF ASKING FOR A VOTE ESPECIALLY FROM BLACK VOTERS AND BLACK WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN THE BACKBONE OF THIS PARTY AND HAVE FELT TAKEN FOR GRANTED AGAIN AND AGAIN BY PAUL SEE THOSE ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE HAD DECADES TO GET KNOWN OR BILLING TO MAKE UP FOR NOT HAVING THOSE DECADES I HAVE EITHER THOSE THINGS I HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE VISION FOR SUPPORTING BLACK AMERICA THE FREDERICK THAT WAS PLANNED IT’S ON OUR WEBSITE AND WE MORE POINT WHAT I HAVE A DETERMINATION TO THE VOICES OF THOSE LIVED EXPERIENCES I CAN ONLY UNDERSTAND BY SEEKING AND GATHER THOSE VOICES AS I WAS IN MY WHITE HOUSE OF HOW WE SHOULD THE POLICIES I RECOGNIZE I HAVE TO EARN THAT VOTE AND I’M LEADING THE DAYS AHEAD AS SO MANY VOTERS LOOK AT THEIR OPTIONS IT’S A GREAT CHANCE TO CONNECT BLACK AMERICANS NO CANDIDATE HAVE WON DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE WITHOUT STRONG SUPPORT ARE AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTERS THIS PROCESS WILL BE SET ON SATURDAY, AND AGAIN ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK BLACK AND BROWN VOTERS WILL HAVE A LOUD SAY SO HOW DO YOU INTEND TO PUT TOGETHER THE COALITION THAT’S GOING TO TAKE TO WIN NOT ONLY THE NOMINATION BUT THIS COUNTRY BACK ON TRACK AND WIN THE WHITE HOUSE >> IT’S WITH THE MESSAGE OF ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND DELIVERING HEALTH ACREAGE — WE SEEN HOW THE RACISM WE’VE EXPERIENCED IN THIS COUNTRY, THAT BLACK AMERICANS HAVE EXPERIENCED AND HAS BEEN TOLERATED FOR FAR TOO LONG IS AFFECTING EVERYTHING TO ACCESS TO THE VOTE ITSELF, TO HOUSING, AND I WAS HUMBLED BY THE AWARENESS OF THE WHITE FOLKS OUT THERE TALKING ABOUT RACIAL JUSTICE THE BEST THING I THINK WE CAN DO IS TRY TO MAKE SURE THESE VOICES WHO HAVE HAD THE LIVED EXPERIENCE ARE LIFTED UP AND WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY AS WE GO INTO THESE STATES UP AHEAD — THE BIGGEST BLACK FOLIATE SOUTH CAROLINA, AND THE STATES TO COME TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE CONVERSATION SO THE VOTERS CAN HEAR FROM US DIRECTLY BUT ALSO WE CAN HEAR FROM VOTERS ABOUT WHAT’S ON THEIR MINDS AND WHAT THEY EXPECT OF US, WHAT WE MUST DELIVER AND IN ORDER TO DELIVER WE HAVE TO WIN ONE OTHER THING I HEAR CONSISTENTLY FROM BLACK AND BROWN VOTERS WHO ARE FEELING THE PAIN OF LIVING UNDER DONALD TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION MORE THAN ANYONE, IS WE MUST WIN WE SAW TONIGHT TWO DIFFERET VERSIONS OF HOW TO DO IT SENATOR SANDERS >> MISTER MAYOR I TALK TO VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AFTER THE BREAK AND HE SAID SENATOR SANDERS REMAINS AN UNVETTED FRONT RUNNER THAT HIS RECORD AND HIS RHETORIC, SOME OF IT SOMEWHAT OLD IS STILL RELEVANT AND IN SOME CASES DISQUALIFY INC DO YOU AGREE HE’S ON VETTED AND SOME OF HIS POSITIONS ARE DISQUALIFYING? >> WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT IT AND SEEING SOME PEOPLE I KNOW IN THE AUDIENCE WHO HAVE HELPED TURNED RED DISTRICT, LIKE JOE CUNNINGHAM RIGHT HERE IN CHARLESTON WHO WAS ABLE TO SUCCEED AS A DEMOCRAT I DON’T WANT HIM TO BE CAUGHT IN NOVEMBER AS HE’S TRYING TO DEFEND THE CRITICAL HOUSING AND EXPLAIN WHY THIS PARTY PUT FORWARD BERNIE SANDERS ONLY COULD’VE NOMINATED A DEMOCRAT I DO THINK THESE STATEMENTS AND THESE POSITIONS ARE GOING TO BE DIFFICULT NOT ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE — AND SENATE SEATS FOR EXAMPLE I DON’T WANT ANYONE RUNNING FOR OFFICE DOWN-TICKET TO HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHY WE’VE GOT A NOMINEE INTO ANOTHER SANDERS WHO IS INVITING PEOPLE TO LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE CASTRO REGIME I ALSO THINK THERE IS THIS NEXT CHAPTER FOR THE PAST THAT I KEEP HEARING WHAT I’M HEARING FROM SEATOR SANDERS IS THE NOSTALGIA FOR THE REVOLUTIONS OF THE SIXTIES I AM WORRIED ABOUT 20 TWENTIES WE HAVE TO MOVE FORWARD EVERY WON’T BE ABLE TO PUT — URN TO PAGE FOUR REALLY GETTING VOTES FROM THE 90S >> REAL QUICK MARIE BUTTIGIEG, BEFORE THE YOUR CAMPAIGN RELEASED A MEMO OUTLINING EXACTLY HOW YOU ARE HOPING TO STOP SENATOR SANDERS ON SUPER TUESDAY IT SAYS IN PART OF THE GOAL IS TO MINIMIZE HIS MARGINS AND RACK UP THE LIKENS INTO MARCH 10TH AND SEVEN CONTEST YOU’RE LOOKING INTO DEEP IN MARCH IT’S SPECIFICALLY SAYS YOU HAVE A PATHWAY IN THE NOMINATION IF SANDERS IS LEAGUE CAN GET WITHIN 20 DELEGATES OF HIM WHERE AND HOW WILL YOU DO THAT? >> IT BEGINS WITH DOING WELL HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA SUPER TUESDAY IS AHEAD BUT AS YOU SAID WE’RE LOOKING BEYOND SUPER TUESDAY WE CANNOT ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE IN A POSITION WHERE THE ONLY PERSON LEFT STANDING IS SENATOR SANDERS WHO MOST DEMOCRATS DON’T WANT MOST DEMOCRATS HAVE VOTED FOR SOMEBODY OTHER THAN BERNIE SANDERS THAT’S LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE BUT HAVE GOT THE MOST DELEGATES OF ANYBODY AND BERNIE SANDERS SO IF YOU FOR SOMEBODY ELSE AND BERNIE SANDERS I’M INVITING INTO MY CAMPAIGN >> YOU STOPPED IN COLORADO AND VIRGINIA ON YOUR WAY HERE >> PHENOMENAL ENERGY IN COLORADO AND VIRGINIA AND UTAH

WE’LL CONTINUE CAMPAIGNING ACROSS THE MAP TO MAKE SURE WE EARN THAT SUCCESS THAT STATES THAT HAVE — >> HAS A TAKE TO MENTION THE WEBSITE AS YOU ENTER THIS WE HAVE THE MONEY NEEDED TO DO THAT? SOME MIGHT SAY DON’T DO IT DONE IT ENOUGH (INAUDIBLE) >> YOU CAN’T SAY THAT AND NOT LET IT SAY IT >> I APPRECIATED THE CHANCE TO CLEAR SOMETHING UP THAT WAS IN POINT TONIGHT BECAUSE I THINK SENATOR SANDERS HAD PEOPLE BELIEVING THAT A HANDFUL OF WEALTHY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF MY CAMPAIGN WHEN THE REFERS AS HERE IN COLORADO IS TRUE >> HERE IN CHARLESTON ALTHOUGH IN COLORADO TWO AFTER THE NUMBERS THERE BUT CHARLESTON AREA ALONE OVER 2000 DONORS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED MORE THAN ALL OF THE 50 YEAR OR SO PEOPLE SINGLED OUT THIS IS A CAMPAIGN FUELED BY GRASSROOT FUND-RAISING HOW ELSE THAT THE MAYOR FROM SOUTH BEND INDIANA? NINE EXACTLY FUND-RAISING POWERHOUSE HOW DOES SOMEBODY IN THAT POSITION — BECAUSE WE HAVE THE RIGHT MESSAGE ABOUT HOW TO MOVE THE COUNTRY FORWARD, HOW TO PREPARE FOR THREATS WILL FACE IN THE FUTURE FROM ELECTION SECURITY, CLIMATE SECURITY, GLOBAL SECURITY AND ISSUES THAT THE CORONAVIRUS AND DO IT IN A WAY THAT WILL BRING TOGETHER A DIVIDED COUNTRY THAT IS SICK OF THE CHAOS, AND READY FOR SOMETHING >> SAY IT THE WEBSITE >> IF YOU’RE A BILLIONAIRE TO 1000 OR MORE BECAUSE WE NEED ALL THE HELP IF WE BILLIONAIRE TAXES WILL GO UP AT THE END OF THE DAY THIS IS ABOUT MAKING SURE WE DEFEAT DONALD TRUMP PUTTING TOGETHER THE MAJORITY THAT CAN DO THAT AND DO IT WITH THE BIG ENOUGH MARGIN THAT WE’RE STANDING TRAPPED IN THE HISTORY BOOKS TWO AND FOUR THAT’S HAPPEN YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CAMPING THAT IS ABOUT INCLUSION AND CALLING FELL DEMOCRATS CALLING INDEPENDENCE AND SOME OF THE REPUBLICANS AND SAYING WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER THAT’S WHAT MY CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT AND HOW WILL WIN >> FORMER SOUTH BEND INDIANA MAYOR, PETE BUTTIGIEG THANK YOU FOR JOINING US LET’S CONTINUE OUR CONVERSATION WITH OUR PANEL ANTJUAN LET START WITH YOU BECAUSE THIS QUESTION OF BEING CONVERSANT ON ISSUES OF RACIAL JUSTICE YOU LAUGHTER MOMENTS AGO WHEN THE MAYOR SAID REPEATED THE LINE ABOUT BEING VERY CONSCIOUS OF THE FACT THAT HE WAS AMONG SEVEN CAUCASIAN PEOPLE ON THAT STAGE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DISCUSSIONS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE NOW WE JUST TALKED ABOUT REPARATIONS WERE TOM STEYER IS THAT SOMETHING THAT VOTERS HERE TAKE PARTICULAR NOTICE OF? SOMEONE’S ABILITY TO BE CONVERSANT ON THESE ISSUES? >> ABSOLUTELY THE ONE THING VOTERS HAVE MADE CLEAR THROUGH THIS PROCESS IS YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LOOK LIKE ME IN ORDER TO STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT ABOUT MY ISSUES, HOWEVER IF I DO TRUST YOU I EXPECT FOR YOU TO SPEAK FROM A PLACE THAT I WOULD LIKE YOU TO SPEAK FROM ON THE ISSUES THAT MATTER TO ME I THINK THAT’S BEEN DEMONSTRATED AND I THINK TO SEVERAL CANDIDATES TO ENJOY A COALITION OF SUPPORT THAT INCLUDES AFRICAN AMERICANS BEING OF THE NERVOUS CENTER, HOWEVER I DO NOT THINK WE CAN ONLY SIT IN THIS MOMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF THEIR PRIMARY ELECTION AND FORGET ABOUT THE SAME PEOPLE IN THE ISSUES IN THE GENERAL ELECTION AND THAT’S BEEN PART OF THE CRITICISM ABOUT THIS PARTY WE TAKE TURN COMMUNITIES FOR GRANTED AND I DON’T THINK WE CAN AFFORD TO DO THAT BECAUSE DO NOT HAVE CANDIDATES OF COLOR IN THE RACE >> LET’S BRING INTO THIS CONGRESSMAN OUR CBS NEWS DIRECTOR OF ELECTIONS ANTHONY SALVANTO ANTHONY YOU ARE HARD AT WORK DRINK TO DO WITH THIS INSTANT POLL WHAT DID YOU FIND? >> HOT OFF THE PRESSES OR AT LEAST YOU PRINTER BACK IN THE ú WE DID WAS WE TALKED TO AN AUDIENCE OF DEBATE WATCHERS ACROSS THE NATION AND THE FIRST TEAM WE ASKED THEM WAS WHO IMPRESSED YOU AND TELL US EVERYBODY AND IT WAS BERNIE SANDERS ON TOP A LITTLE BIT HE’S A 45% AND JOE BIDEN JUST BACK AT HIM AND ELIZABETH WARREN LOOKING OVER HERE IS ED SAW SHARE THIS IT’S UP ON THE SCREEN ELIZABETH WARREN AND MAYOR BUTTIGIEG JUST BACK AT THEM SO TIGHTLY BUNCHED MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AND TOM STEYER LOWER DOWN THERE THAT’S A REMINISCENT OF THE DEBATE LAST TIME TO SOW ORDER COMING IN SEEMS LIKE IT STAYS ABOUT EVEN THE OTHER THING TO NOTE IS WE ASK PEOPLE CAN THE CANDIDATES SPEND MORE TIME DRAWING DISTINCTIONS WHERE WE SAID CRITICIZING EACH OTHER OR MAKING THE CASE FOR THEMSELVES AND LOOK AT THAT LOPSIDED NUMBER CREATE TO SIZING EACH OTHER AND FOR EVERYBODY WHO WATCHED THIS THAT WAS A HALLMARK OF THE FIRST PART OF THIS >> JUST SO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND A BIT OF THE METHODOLOGY, HOW MANY PEOPLE DID YOU TALK TO AND FROM ALL DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY? >> 1500 PEOPLE WHO TOOK THIS

AND A KNEW IT WAS COMING SO WE KNEW THEY KNEW WE WERE GOING TO PAINT THEM OR AFTER THE DEBATE SO THEY WATCHED IT AND THEY TOOK THE SURVEY VERY QUICKLY AFTER IT TOOK ABOUT 20 25 MINUTES AFTERWARDS YOU’VE GOT THE DATA BACK >> AND A MARGIN OF ERROR 2.2% WHICH IS PERFECTLY WITHIN LINE OF A WELL DONE AT LARGE INCOMPREHENSION SERVER >> WE HAD 10,000 INTERVIEWS IN A NATIONAL SURVEY AND THEN FROM THAT WE DREW DOWN FROM THE DATE WATCHES AND ON TO THIS WHAT I WANT TO SHARE AS WELL THOUGH IS WE ASK PEOPLE AND THESE ARE DEMOCRATS WATCHING THIS DEBATE MAKE DEMOCRATS IDEA AND PLATFORM MORE CLEAR? A MAJORITY SAID YES 52% MORE CLEAR PART OF THAT IS WRONG DISTINCTION BETWEEN EACH OTHER ONLY 14% SAYING LESS CLEAR AND THE THIRD SAYING NO EFFECT PEOPLE DID SEEM LIKE THEY FELT LIKE THEY’VE GOT SOME CLARITY OUT OF THIS TO PAY >> THAT’S BECAUSE THIS DEBATE IS THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL PERHAPS TO THE STATE BECAUSE OF THE CONSTITUENCIES THAT WILL BE BIRTH FROM THIS DEBATE I THINK PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR THIS DEBATE TO BRING SOME CLARITY BECAUSE OF WHAT I CALL A CAMPAIGN RESET >> I’LL ADD THIS IN TERMS OF WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE LOOKING FOR WE GAVE PEOPLE A LIST THAT WE PUT TOGETHER DURING THE DAY WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF THE NIGHT AND THE THING THAT THAT WAS AMY KLOBUCHAR SAYING THAT IF DEMOCRATS TEAR EACH OTHER APART DEMOCRATS WILL WIN, SO THERE IS STILL DISSES ARE OUT THERE AMONG DEMOCRATS FOR SOME KIND OF UNITY, BUT AS WE ALL KNOW PEOPLE YEARN FOR PEACE BUT WATCH WAR >> THAT’S GOOD NATURE >> ANTJUAN IS A MAJOR ISN’T >> THE PHILOSOPHY OF MAJOR GARRETT >> THAT’S IN POLITICS MY-ISH — IT MIGHT NOT BE SURE WITH THE REST OF MY BUT IT IS IN POLITICS >> WHAT DO THE REST OF THE THINGS TELL US WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE OTHER MOMENTS RIGHT? THESE ARE TO BE EXPECTED BASED ON CONVERSATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS I HAD BEEN TAKING PLACE THIS ISSUE I’M CURIOUS ABOUT BILLIONAIRES AND THE BENEFITS THAT THEY HAVE RECEIVED UNDER THE CURRENT ECONOMIC SYSTEM FOR PEOPLE HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA WHERE I WAS LOOKING AT SOME OF THE POLLING DATA AND THEY TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ECONOMY AND THE JOBS THOSE ARE SUCH CRITICAL ISSUES AS WE DISCUSSED MANY TIMES DOES THAT RESONATE? >> WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THERE ARE PEOPLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE PLACES ACROSS THE SOUTH WHO DO NOT FEEL THIS GREAT BENEFITS MAJOR GARRETT, THAT DONALD TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TALK ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO THIS ECONOMY FORGET ABOUT TRYING TO MAKE ENDS MEET THERE ARE PEOPLE PUTTING TWO ENDS TOGETHER HOPING THEY WILL MEET IN PLACES LIKE SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE STATES THAT FOLLOWED SOUTH CAROLINA THAT’S TRUE AND THAT’S PART OF THE REASON WE SEE THIS GREAT BIG UPRISING OF GRAVITY AND INTENSITY AND ACTIVATION AMONG ACTIVISTS TO GO TO THE POOL AND HAVE REPRESENTED FOOTBALL PEOPLE WHO CAN UNDERSTAND AND COMMUNICATED ISSUES ANTHONY WAS KIND ENOUGH TO HAND THE NUMBERS >> I AM TEASING I MEMORIZED THEM ALREADY >> IN THE GRAPHICS IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS SIX AND SEVEN THIS IS INTERESTING TONIGHT WHO MADE THE BEST CASE THAT COULD DEFEAT DONALD TRUMP? 26% BERNIE SANDERS, 21% JOE BIDEN, BUT IN THIRD 14% NONE OF THEM AND THEN QUESTION SEVEN, HOW DOES THIS DEBATE MAKE FOR THE PUPS THE GROUP OF DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE FROM? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY, 47% NERVOUS, 42% OPTIMISTIC, 25% EXPIRE, EXCITED, PESSIMISTIC 16, I SPY 13% THAT SHOWS YOU THERE IS SOME REAL CONCERNS ABOUT THIS IT >> REALLY SEEM EXCEPT SOME PEOPLE GET REALLY NERVOUS, SOME ARE OPTIMISTIC AND THEY HAD A LOT TO DO — >> I KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BECAUSE BEFORE I WAS IN TELEVISION I WAS A REPORTER AND WANTING TO LEARN ABOUT TELEVISION IS WHEN THE GRAPHICS DEPARTMENT IS ALREADY JUST CALL THEM OUT WHAT HAPPENS IS THEY TELL YOU ALL THE GRAPHIC THAT ALREADY >> HASHTAG BEHIND THE SCENES >> GOOD INFORMATION THOUGH >> GO AHEAD CAN I AM THE ONE THING ABOUT THIS THAT HAS REALLY BLOWN APART A THEORY I HAD? THE FACT THAT PEOPLE SAY BERNIE SANDERS IS BETTER SUITED TO TAKE ON DONALD TRUMP AFTER THIS DEBATE WHEN I STILL BELIEVE THIS IN MY HEART AND SAID, MAYBE ANTHONY’S DATA IS WRONG SOMEWHERE, BUT THE FACT THAT BERNIE SANDERS IS A PROGRESSIVE THE SOUTH CAN BE A MORE SOUTH CENTRIST PART FOR VOTERS THAT THREW ME OFF ON YOUR DATA >> THIS IS LIKE THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> WE ALSO ASK IF BERNIE SANDERS DID A GOOD OR BAD JOB

DEFENDING HIMSELF FROM THE ATTACKS LIKE IN HIS WAY WHICH WERE HIS PAST STANCES ON COUNTRIES AND MAJORITIES THAT HE DID A GOOD JOB AT THAT THE BIG TAKEAWAY HERE IS FOLKS WHO CAME INTO THIS SUPPORTING BERNIE SANDERS SAW ENOUGH TO KEEP THEM IN THAT CAMP THIS DOES NOT SHAKE THINGS UP >> ONE THAT’S OBSERVATION I’LL MAKE ABOUT THIS BECAUSE I SEE SOME SIMILARITIES BETWEEN WHAT I OBSERVED IN 2016 WHICH IS AN OUTSIDER CANDIDATE WHO HAS A HISTORY OF CONSISTENCY MOBILIZING A POPULIST BASE WITHIN THE PARTY AND A SERIES OF OTHER PEOPLE SAYING KNOW THAT PERSON CAN POSSIBLY LEAVE THE PARTY THAT IS A DIFFUSE MESSAGE THAT DIVIDES THOSE CONSTITUENCIES WITHIN THE PARTY THAT ACTUALLY BELIEVES THAT ALLOWING THE POPULIST THE REVOLUTIONARY IN THE PHYSIOLOGY OF BERNIE SANDERS OR WAITED TEAR DOWN FOR EULOGY OF DONALD TRUMP TO SAY I’M HERE, I’M CERTAIN AND I’M PASSIONATE HIGH PERCENTAGE IS NOT BY MAJORITY BUT BY SIGNIFICANT CONTINUING TO KNOCK THAT FIELD DOWN AND MOVE TOWARD NOMINATION I’M NOT SAYING IT’S OVER BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION BUT I DO SEE SOME MODEST PARALLELS BETWEEN WHAT I OBSERVED IN 2016 AND WHAT I AM BEGINNING TO SEE PLAY OUT NOW >> BECAUSE THERE IS A CONTINUING ARGUMENTS AND IT WAS IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND NOW UNDER DEMOCRATIC PARTY, OVER WHAT IT TAKES TO BE ELECTABLE WHICH IS WHAT WE’VE ALL THROWN AROUND AND SOME PEOPLE SAY TAKES A MODERATE, IT TAKES A CENTRIST, AND OTHERS SAY THERE ARE NO MORE CENTRISTS AND THERE AREN’T MANY SWING VOTERS AND IT TAKES PASSION AND MOBILIZATION OF THE BASE THAT’S FIGHT THE FINDS THE CANDIDATE >> ELECTABILITY VERY MUCH IS IN THE AIR OF THE BEHOLDER YOU HAVE MUCH MORE TO TALK ABOUT CLEARLY FRENCH CARL, FROM CHARLESTON CAROLINA AFTER THE BREAK

YOU’RE STREAMING CBSN WELCOME BACK TO CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA RIGHT NOW I AM JOINED BY LYNDA TRAN, LESLIE SANCHEZ, MOLLY HOOPER AND CAITLIN HUEY-BURNS LINDA IS A CBSN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR AND DEMOCRATIC SIDE ADJUST LESLIE IS ALSO CBS NEWS POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR AND A BROKEN TRY TO JUST MOLLY IS A CBSN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR AND CAITLIN IS A CBSN POLITICAL REPORTER WELCOME TO ALL OF YOU I WANT TO START BY GETTING ALL OF YOUR REACTIONS FROM TONIGHT’S DEBATE AND CAITLIN THE START WITH YOU >> WE WERE SAYING BEFORE IT FELT LIKE ON AT THE BAIT STAGE EVERYBODY HAD SOMETHING TO PROVE AND A LITTLE LOVE — LEFT TO LOSE THEY WERE COMPETING AS IF THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN THEIR LAST CHANCE ON THE DEBATE STAGE SUPER TUESDAY’S A WEEK WE AS WE’VE BEEN SAYING ALL DAY TWO QUESTIONS I HAD GOING INTO THIS WERE FIRST, CAN THESE CANDIDATES — ANYMORE AND SOMEBODY THAT IS HAS AFTER COMING OFF THAT BIG WIN IN NEVADA AND THAT ONE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE I DON’T THINK THEY STARTED HIS MOMENTUM I THINK THEY SPENT TIME GOING AFTER EACH OTHER BUT I DON’T THINK THEY PREVENTED HIM FROM CONTINUING TO ON THE BIG QUESTION I HAD WAS JOE BIDEN HOW HE WOULD DO WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH HE HAS AT STAKE HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND I THINK HE HAD A GOOD NIGHT HE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT HE NEEDED TO DO HE AND STUDDED HIMSELF — IT IN TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO DO NO HARM HE ACCOMPLISHED THAT AS WELL SINCE STAKES ARE SO HIGH FOR HIM >> WHAT DID YOU SEE TONIGHT? >> AFTER THE DEBATE I TALKED TO SOME OF THE BLACK CAUCUS MEMBERS WHO WERE HERE AND THE PEOPLE AROUND OUR POLITICAL TEAM AND THEY FELT JOE BIDEN HAD A PRETTY GOOD 98 HE CAME OUT AND HAD A MESSAGE TO DELIVER ESPECIALLY TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN THIS STATE AND HE DELIVERED IT OFF THE BAT HE WAS THE FIRST CANDIDATE WHO MENTIONED THE FACT WE WERE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE MANUAL CHURCH WHERE THE SHOOTING WAS THE CHARLESTON SHOOTING AND JOE BIDEN WAS THE FIRST TO MENTION THAT AND THAT RESONATED WITH THE AUDIENCE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS MEMBERS WHO REPRESENT A BROADER SQUAT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTERS IN THIS COUNTRY >> LESLIE >> BERNIE HAD A GOOD NIGHT DESPITE THE FACT THERE WERE ATTACKS MADE AT HIM HE STILL GOT A PASS IN TERMS OF SUBSTANTIALLY DEFENDING WHY HE THINKS HIS POLICIES WILL BE A BETTER CHOICE VERSUS THE ALTERNATIVE IN TERMS OF BLUNTING THE BERNIE MOMENTUM THE SOCIALIST INSURGENCY WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY DID NOT SEE THAT HAPPENING KLOBUCHAR HAD A GOOD NIGHT I DON’T KNOW THAT GETS HER ANYWHERE THE THIRD THING I WAS LOOKING AT IS DID THE RUPTURE CONTINUE DID THEY CONTINUE TO REPORT PART THE FABRIC OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY? AND THEY DID THAT WAS THE SURPRISING PART YOU WOULD’VE THOUGHT THEY HAD THE VOTE AS WE NEED TO THINK AHEAD WE’RE ALL GONNA HAVE TO COME TOGETHER SOON BUT THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN AND IT’S GOING TO LEAVE AN IMPACT WE JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT YET >> LINDA >> I SAID EARLIER MY I WAS ON JOE BIDEN AND I THINK HE HAD A SOLID IF NOT HIS STRONGEST NIGHT THAT HE’S HAD IN THE ENTIRE DEBATE SERIES AND THAT IS BUILDING ON LAST WEEK’S VERY SOLID I THOUGHT THAT THE — DEBATE PERFORMANCE FOR HIM HE FELT AT HOME AND KNEW HE WAS IN SOUTH CAROLINA HE WAS MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE WE’VE SEEN HIM BEFORE AND CLEARLY GOT IN THE GUIDANCE AND COACHING NEED TO GO ON OFFENSE YOU NEED TO BE TAKING THINGS WHEN — WHERE YOU WANTED TO GO AND THAT WAS A LOT OF PROGRESS FOR HIM I ALSO BELIEVE THAT BECAUSE WE ARE WHERE WE ARE AND BECAUSE THEY PUT SO MUCH EFFORT INTO THE STATE THAT THESE DEBATE PERFORMANCES AS WE’VE SEEN RECENTLY HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE AND THAT COULD BE THE ULTIMATE DEFINING FACTOR FOR HIM >> SO WITHIN THE FIRST 15 MINUTES OF THE DEBATE WE SURPRISING — NOT SURPRISINGLY SAW ATTACKS AGAINST SENATOR SANDERS GOING AFTER HIM ON A VARIETY OF TOPICS HOW MUCH CONCERN IS THERE WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT HE COULD BECOME THE NOMINEE? >> I THINK IT DEPENDS ON WHO YOU’RE TALKING TO OF COURSE THOSE WHO ARE DEMOCRATS SUPPORTING HIM ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT WHERE HE IS AT THIS MOMENT BUT IF YOU

TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE WOULD QUALIFY AS MORE ESTABLISHMENT DEMOCRATS I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF PRETTY WIDESPREAD CONCERN ABOUT WHAT THE DOWN BALLOT IMPACT COULD BE IF WE HAD BERNIE SANDERS AS THE NOMINEE FOR A WHOLE HOST OF DIFFERENT REASONS, NOT THE LEAST OF WHICH I HIS VIEWPOINT TENDS TO BE FURTHER TO THE LEFT THEN CANDIDATES WHO ARE GOING TO TRY TO WIN A SECOND DETERMINE SWING DISTRICTS THAT THEY BARELY WON IN 2018 ON A MUCH MORE KIND OF MODERATE AND HEALTH CARE BASED PLATFORM, BUT NOT MEDICARE FOR ALL HEALTH CARE BUILDING ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE — >> THAT WAS KIND OF FUNNY BECAUSE ONE POINT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG DID MAKE OR ATTEMPTED TO MAKE WAS THE REASONS WHY DEMOCRATS WERE ABLE TO RETAKE CONTROL OF THE HOUSE IS BECAUSE HE INVESTED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO THOSE 21 DISTRICTS NOW 40 TOTAL 21 DISTRICTS WHERE TRUMP WON THOSE WERE THE MAJORITY MAKERS AND HE ALMOST CAUGHT HIMSELF HE WAS ABOUT TO SAY I BOUGHT — AND HE HAS A STOP (LAUGHS) YOU CAN HEAR WHOLE GASP DID HE? HE DID BUT YEAH THAT’S WHAT MIKE BLOOMBERG A FORMER REPUBLICAN CAME IN AND HELP DEMOCRATS WIN BACK CONTROL OF THE HOUSE AND I THINK THERE IS SOME CONFLICT AGAIN GOING BACK TO CAPITOL HILL WHICH IS — MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO WERE IN FACT HELPED BY MICHAEL BLOOMBERG MAY BE WHY THEY AREN’T COMING OUT STRONGLY AGAINST HIM OR MAYBE CONSIDERING INTERESTING HIM BECAUSE OF THAT >> IT WAS INTERESTING MY GLOOM BURGLARS LEE BROUGHT UP THE CORONAVIRUS AND THE ADMINISTRATION SPECIFICALLY’S ACTIONS IN THE WAKE OF IT AND HE PIVOTED QUICKLY TO THAT ATTACK TO WHICH THE PRESIDENT ACTUALLY RESPONDED, AND I HAVE THE TWEET, BUT DEFENDING WHAT HIS ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE WITH RESPECT TO THE CDC IN THE WAKE OF THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK HOW VULNERABLE IS THE PRESIDENT ON THAT ISSUE OF THE HANDLING OF IT OR IS IT A CASE WHERE AS TERRI SULLIVAN SAID EARLIER THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COME OCTOBER WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN A FACTOR FOR THOSE VOTERS? >> IT’S HARD TO SAY WITH THE VIRUS WE MAY STILL BE TALKING ABOUT IT UNFORTUNATELY WITH RESPECT TO THAT PEOPLE AREN’T GOING TO CONNECT THE DOTS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS OR HASN’T BEEN RESPONSIVE BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH PUBLICITY AROUND THE GENESIS OF THIS AND HOW IT STARTED IN CHINA AND HOW IT’S MOVED THIS WAY SO ANYTHING IN BOTH IN THE PRESIDENT TO SAY I’VE BEEN TAKING A STRONG STANCE AGAINST THAT WE’VE BEEN WORKING HARD TO PROTECT OUR WOMEN AND ARMED FORCES WHO ARE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE IN PROTECTING OUR BORDERS I THINK IF ANYTHING HE’LL GET HIGH MARKS I THINK YOU JUST HIT ON THE QUESTION TO WATCH, THE ECONOMIC IMPACT WE’RE SEEING THE DOWNTURN OF WALL STREET JUST THE FIGHT IN THE KIND OF RESPONSE TO THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC IMPACT IT WILL HAVE SHOULD THAT PLANE EFFORTS IN IMPACT IN OCTOBER THEN YOU ARE LOOKING AT THAT OCTOBER THAT COULD BE A PROBLEM FOR THE PRESIDENT, BUT THE PRESIDENT AS OF NOW HAS THE HIGHEST APPROVAL ON THE ECONOMY THAT ANYONE HAS HAD IN THE LAST TWO DECADES SO HE IS RIDING ON THAT FOR HIS REELECTION >> CAITLIN I WONDER IN YOUR CONVERSATION WITH VOTERS MATCHES HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA BUT ELSEWHERE, THE ECONOMY IS AN ISSUE, HOW MUCH TO PEOPLE SORT OF BRING THAT UP WITH RESPECT TO THEIR OWN PERSONAL SITUATIONS AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY FEEL THEY ARE IN FACT BETTER OFF UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION? >> I THINK IT’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FOR DEMOCRATS AND THEY HAVE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE ECONOMY LOOKS GOOD ON PAPER, BUT WHEN YOU HEAR THEM CAMPAIGNING AND HEAR VOTERS TALK ABOUT IT THEY ARE STILL VERY MUCH CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR OWN PERSONAL BOTTOM LINES AND THAT’S WHY HEALTH CARE IS SUCH A BIG ISSUE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL BECAUSE OVER AND OVER AGAIN VOTERS TALK ABOUT THE COST OF HEALTH CARE, THE COST OF THEIR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, OF THEIR PREMIUMS, THIS IS SOMETHING VERY TANGIBLE FOR THEM IN TERMS OF THEIR OWN ECONOMIC BOTTOM LINES THEY ALSO TALK ABOUT WAGES, OPPORTUNITY, DISCRETIONARY AND COME AND THIS IS WHERE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO MAKE GAME THAT THIS ECONOMY LOOKS GOOD UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ON PEOPLE WHEN YOU TALK TO PEOPLE IN MIDDLE CLASS IT DOESN’T FIT THE PICTURE TRUMP IS TRYING TO PAINT IT DOES PRESENT A SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE FOR DEMOCRATS BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT WON ON THE ECONOMY EVEN AS HE RUNS A LOT ON CULTURAL SOCIAL ISSUES AS WELL THE ECONOMY IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT REPUBLICANS I THINK WHO ARE NOT ENTIRELY ENAMORED BY HIM WILL STILL POINT TO AS A REASON FOR COALESCING AROUND HIM AND IN THESE KIND OF ELECTION IT CONSOLIDATES WITH THE MATTERS >> THE TREND, AS HE SANCHEZ, MOLLY HOOPER AND KEVIN HUEY- BURNS THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> WE HAVE MUCH MORE FROM CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA AFTER A BREAK STAY WITH US HERE STREAMING CBSN WELCOME BACK

WE SPOKE WITH MOST CANDIDATES ONSTAGE IN CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA HERE ARE THEIR REMARKS >> JOINING OUR PANEL NOW SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR OF MINNESOTA THANKS FOR BEING WITH US >> THANK YOU ENJOY THE DEBATE >> I WANT TO TALK FIRST OF ALL WHERE YOU STAND RIGHT NOW IN OUR LATEST CBS NEWS BATTLEGROUND TRACKER FOUND THAT YOU’RE PULLING HIS ANKLE DIGITAL AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTERS HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA HOW ARE YOU FEELING COMING OFF THE DEBATE STAGE NOW? >> I HAVE TO EARN THAT SUPPORT I FEEL GOOD AND I THINK I MADE SOME PRETTY POINTED COMMENTS ABOUT MY PLANS THAT THIS MEANS NOT JUST INVESTING IN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND IMPROVING OUR

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