Fourth night of the Democratic National Convention – 8/20 (FULL LIVE STREAM)

>> We are in the battle for the soul of this nation. Everything we care about, our economy, our health, our children, it is all on the line >> Donald Trump is reelected I believe he will fundamentally alter the character of this nation >> America is crying out for leadership. There is nothing we are unable to do. Nothing Wheeler tribe have we failed. We have to unify this country. We have to act as one America >>> Tonight’s the night Joe Biden has been repairing for his entire political life. Visited Obama awarded him the highest civilian honor. But now Joe Biden will make the case — The contrast between two men Joe Biden and Donald Trump and two very different visions of America’s future. With me to talk about tonight’s big states are my colleagues Ron in the Washington Post newsroom and James and will Delaware. Rhonda let’s talk about what Joe Biden and his supporters have to do tonight >> What tonight is all going to be about the culmination of his career. And the Democrats want to re-introduce him to America And also reinforced America that is a long career he has, as you just mentioned, he was in the Senate for about 36 years. In U.S. history he is one of the longest-serving senators. And they want to tout that that long career is exactly what America needs right now. So it will be a little biographical in nature We are going to see clips of his life, his personal life, his professional life. We are also going to see moments that immigrants really want to bring home to viewers about their party One of the things as voting rights. That is going to be a portion of the program dedicated to John Lewis. It is produced by the director who produced good trouble. In the to be a moment where Democrats want to bring home the importance of being active against any voter suppression and problems at the polls. There is also going to be a memorial to his son Beau Biden. That is a connection for Joe Biden to make as the healthcare president. That he understands what average Americans are going through when they experience health tragedies. Those are some of the cornerstones of tonight’s programming. Overall, it is about reintroducing Joe Biden to America >> Think so much Rhonda. James, this doesn’t happen in a vacuum The new cycle continues on and there has been a lot of news today separate from this convention. How does Joe Biden need to sort a breakthrough and get America’s attention? And does the other political news happening this week actually help them as well? >> Absolutely it helps. And you are right things don’t happen in a vacuum. This is not like the old days where everyone’s attention is on the convention The job numbers this morning came out and showed one point one of our Americans 1.1 million of our Americans apply for an appointment this week. This week alone they have been major layoffs from employers in North Carolina and Ohio and Michigan. And so those things affect people in a way that a lot of people are tuning in. Especially voters that the Biden campaign is trying to reach. There is a lot of anxiety in the country. But the big political story with the indictment of Steve Bannon who ran the Trump campaign in 2016 Was the president’s chief strategist for the first year and a half he was in the White House. He was indicted for allegedly siphoning money from a buildable wall charity he claims he wasn’t getting any money from. He was arrested on his yacht off the coast of Connecticut. And the Trump campaign predictably trying to distance themselves. That is part of the page. When Biden talks about restoring the soul of America, the Biden campaign put out a statement on the bed and new thing the country deserves better than this. And I think that has been one of the things this week. We will see him! On it They talked about immigration and gun control last night. But most of this convention has been about character. About Biden being a decent fundamentally good guy. And that is what a lot of the tributes to Mike to Bo are going to be about. That’s what Hunter and Naomi are going to talk about. That’s how they capitalize on the news environment >> We saw former President Barack Obama last night in a way that will really haven’t before Madison is a pointy way. He directly and emotionally attached the sitting president by name. Let’s listen >> Donald Trump has not grown into the job. Because he can’t And the consequences of that failure are severe. 170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs, gone. Those from the top

are taking more than ever. Our worst impulses unleashed. Our pride reputation around the world that he diminished. And our democratic institutions threatened like never before >> Rhonda let’s go to you and talk about what exactly the former president was trying to also convey in his message last night >> He was also trying to convey to the American people towards the Internet speech to make sure that you get out to vote. One of his statements that he made, he said to not let them take your power away So he again joined other voices yesterday. Saying that voter suppression is real. And I know from my conversation with Democrats on the Hill, voter suppression is one of the biggest issues and concerns they have right now. They said that is the biggest thing that stands in Joe Biden’s way. He is doing well and there are promising signs in his polling. But what really stands in the way is access to the polls. They want to see a high voter turnout. So that is something that President Obama wanted to convey in his speech beyond just being very frank about how he felt about John’s leadership. He also wanted to tell the country if you want to turn this around you must vote >> Let’s go to Hannah Jewell who spit this weekend in Delaware Watched the Democrat try to make these coverages special. What do they have planned for tonight? >> Tonight is actually really exciting. For me as a reporter Because there is happening right here in this working lot in front of the chase center where is where we heard Ali Harris speak last night. And tonight Joe Biden will make his address But also they have a movie driving happening behind me where there is a big screen set up. At a stage where Biden will perhaps come out and say hello to the supporters who have driven up in their cars. In this kind of a party atmosphere. His music, no sign of a balloon drop but we know there will be fireworks. And he is going to come out potentially and just wave Not make remarks but see people for the first time in the flesh Other than the reporters who are inside the convention center for his actual speech. I spoke to some of the people out there There is David who said he would to high school with Bo and Hunter Biden. In those the biters personally. And he is there with his family and they are having a wonderful time. He said he used to be a Republican but when you know the guy running for president you change the allegiance. Is a woman a Maureen, I asked her what are you going to do it Biden comes on stage. He said we are going to go crazy, absolutely insane So we have that to look forward to. And it seems like a kind of festive tailgating atmosphere Meanwhile outside of this secure area in my parking lot as I come to think of it, there are actually a lot of anti-Biden pro-truck protesters who have been removed from the area. At over 100 were out there earlier and I spent spoke to Janice who said she is terrified of Biden, of Marxism and of socialism in that order And Holly had her pro-truck five and she was telling me she’s a big supporter President Trump Doesn’t think that Biden is up to the job. However, she did say she brought up she would have a beer with Joe Biden should that circumstance arise. Earlier today, I also saw a plane flying around Wilmington with a banner that said Joe Biden is losing it , vote >> Reporter: 2020. Whoever was in that plane was flying it all over today through downtown Lymington Although Trump is in here but his presence is certainly felt We will be here all night to the bitter end. And we will see the celebration in person for the first time in this virtual convention. Back to you for now >> Let’s go to Robin, Washington Post fashion critic. The optics of this convention has been fascinating I want to talk to you about our nominees and about what we have been watching from them this week. Verse Robin, what is your take on how the Democrats have been maximizing or attempting to use and with this unusual written experience >> Watching it, I think it feels a lot more intimate than a typical convention. I think they are using the fact that they cannot have all this extra hoopla and pomp and extravaganza to really allow people to kinda remain close and personal with a lot of the speakers. We see them in their homes. In many cases, I think it’s sort of cuts directly to really what these conventions are supposed to be about. Which is the people >> It’s one thing to hear Hannah talk about the optics and how there may be attempt to show some sort of atmosphere. Last night when Senator Harris gave her speech, what was the environment in

which she delivered it? >> Again I felt like the environment was certainly stately. But it wasn’t overwhelming. It did not overwhelm her and it did not make you feel as though you were kind of just an extra in what is a large extravaganza I also thought that it was interesting that she was sort of trying to mesh these two very different kinds of goals. Which is to introduce herself and deliver something that was very intimate and personal. And also, essentially say this is why we are in this campaign. And what we are going to do and these are the warning bells that we are setting off >> When you talk about warning bell so I want to read the headline of your latest piece The warning for Kamala Harris Our house is on fire. How did you hear that the echoed in really somebodies because last night? As well in prior nights? >> I thought it was really sort of set from the moment the evening started with, Harris came out. And said people need to have a voting plan. I found that really striking. Because it immediately set up this idea that the voting plan almost sounded like an emergency plan. And speaker after speaker sort of underscored the fact that so many different Craddick democratic norms are under assault. There was a reference the climate change and how it is dangerous to the planet. And that racial justice protest again, underscoring smoldering anger that has really become quite of infernal. The idea that a house, a country,.democracy on fire was woven throughout the entire evening >> Let’s bring James into the conversation. James I want you to carry on this idea of the and what the Democrats are trying to hit repeatedly. What message they want people to come away with Kwik-E-Mart >> Robin is absolutely white right. My take is that it was sort of an inverse echo of American carnage. Our poll shows something like 90% of Americans are unhappy with the direction of the country. Only 13% of Americans feel like coronavirus out rate is under control. And it was about kind of the danger the country is in And it did at times feel like they were painting a portrait of a country that has become an apocalyptic held gate under Trump. Whether that is climate change, but also democratic institutions, the rule of law. Kind of the norms that President Obama talked about. And so I think every convention, every election , everyone says this is the most important election of our lifetime. That is not new. Even relatively non- important election as people say they appear but I think there is this desire to create a sense that this is a national emergency. To help ensure that people who stay home and 2016, feel like they have skin in the game. Maybe they don’t love Joe Biden but to try to amplify the antipathy toward Trump President Obama said at one point last night, the only way to fix these problems that you are upset about is to go vote We’ve read a lot of stories about protesters at some of the cities across the country say I don’t think there is any value in voting, that is why I am in the streets. That is something that the Obama world is nervous about. We also saw that will Hillary Clinton thing don’t make this another would a commercial election. Where after-the-fact, if you say only I had known Hillary Clinton said you can win by 3 million both and still lose the electoral college was also part of the same theme of trying to give people this sense of urgency. The importance that even if they feel like Biden is probably going to win, they need to go vote >> Rhonda, we have seen a mix of people who have represented the top jobs in government, like President Obama, Kamala Harris Husserl he hopes to hold that position. But we have also heard from what could be considered really regular Americans like Gabby Giffords who has been personally affected over the last decade or so. And had a message about what direction she wants to see the country go in Talk to us about some of the people who have stood out to you and some of those messages

that we have heard >> Last night also have a Gabby Giffords portion there was a woman, there was a pay signal with a woman who talked about how her son was shot and now suffers from lifelong injuries. She talked about how she cannot hug you right now because of COVID. But she really brought home that pain that come from gun violence. So I think what the Democrats have done last night when they did that, portion, and been nice before when they talked about healthcare, they are putting a face to the policy. They are not getting up there and taking off different policy points that many of us don’t understand or many Americans who don’t follow this don’t understand. You do understand when another American is telling you their story and how a situation of extent. So that has been something that I this convention has allowed for because it is virtual, these different segments where you are able to see real people discuss these issues that the Democrats want to say that Joe Biden can fix >> Robin, you read about — Was not an elevator operator Not by people who are paid a ton of money for the book deals Many of us have never heard of Jaclyn Britney. Tell us her story and why she said was so compelling >> She had one of those serendipitous encounters with Joe Biden. When he had come to the New York Times editorial board and they were going up in an elevator. As he took the opportunity to essentially say how much she admired him. And in that moment, he offered to take a selfie. The whole situation went viral. And what of the things that I doubt was the most compelling part of our introduction was when she simply said that Joe Biden has room in his heart for more than himself I thought that really summed up in a suit is what so many people had been trying to get across And it was, I think it was very effective because it was coming from someone who was not a family member, it wasn’t someone who had been paid. It wasn’t a pate operative, it was just someone who had a chance encounter and there is really nothing in it for her. I thought that really gave those words great power >> What is the role of the Obama’s right now router. We heard from Michelle Obama the first night of the convention. We certainly talked about already hearing from the former president last night. At this stage of their political life and there popular life, what role do they serve? >> Honestly, after hearing both of those speeches come on I can’t because I do not want to be at the dinner table because they are very stressed out right now. I think, for her certainly it was to get across this idea that this is not about politics This is not about Democratic Democrat versus Republican. It is about citizens and families in country. And the fact that she said you know me, you know I don’t like politics. Was a very important part of her speech With him, I actually felt that there was this moment towards the end of his speech which was beautifully delivered as you would expect based off of history. When, because there was not a crowd, because there was no one else in the room with him, you could hear this incredible fineness And you could hear this very heavy sigh. And it wasn’t a dramatic sigh. It really seemed like one in which he was policy to get his bearings. And I thought that was really illustrative of so much of what I have felt about the convention as it was unfolding. Was that there wasn’t a sense of anger as much as there was a sense of urgency and exasperation >> What will you be listening for tonight? >> I’m curious certainly to see if there is another part of Joe Biden that he is going to reveal. He has been around for such a long time. And I most people feel like they have a very good sense of who he is. I certainly will be curious to see if there is something new , some new facet that he will reveal. But also for me, I am

always looking for those moments when a gesture, a particular phrase, a look really reveal something that is deeper than just the words of the Teleprompter >> Thank you so much for joining us and I look to seeing what you write Not only after tonight but also next week as we head into the Republican convention Thanks so much >> Still tonight we will see Joe Biden accept the Democratic nomination. We will also see a performance by John legend, and common and Steph Curry will make a video endorsement to stay with us >> you are watching live coverage. The final night of the company to get started at 9:00 Eastern. Expected seekers speakers include Cory Booker and Tammy Duckworth Let’s go to Joyce who is live in front of the White House. Good evening Joyce. We have seen from President Trump this week , what has he been saying and doing essays reacted to the Democratic convention? >> Yesterday during the convention while Barack Obama and Kamala Harris were giving their speeches, Donald Trump was setting off a number of tweets. Today he was an old Forge Pennsylvania. A town just outside of Scranton Pennsylvania where Joe Biden is famously from. And he was giving a speech to a group of people and old Forge. And really reacting to Barack Obama speech last night. Here is a little bit of what he had to say >> I watched President Obama last night and I watched them talking about everything and I had to put it out. I said yeah but he divided the campaign and got caught That is about as bad a thing you can imagine. If that happened to another campaign on the other side they would’ve had 25 people in jail for many years already Is a disgrace >> Nonpresidential has repeated this claim numerous times without really giving evidence to back it up. Today was not a great day for President Trump and his allies. His former campaign advisor Steve Bannon was arrested on fraud charges The Department of Justice coming out with a press release today saying that Hanan and three others were involved in a campaign to fund rice for President Trump’s border wall I ended up raising about $25 million on a GoFundMe page. The prosecutors say better to about 1 million of that and also shared a couple hundred thousand with another campaign organizer To compound that, the president, being told by a federal judge that he needs to return, turn over his tax returns on his ongoing battle over his tax records Earlier today presidential speaking about that calling it a witch hunt >> Thank you so much Joyce. With me this evening James national reporter and Rhonda Coleman Let’s go back to James for some news coming out of the White House. In President

Trump’s orbit. The president trying to control the narrative by going close to where we all associate Joe Biden was in Pennsylvania. But that is certainly not what people are talking about today James. They are all talking about Steve Bannon. As the president tries to distance himself from Steve Bannon, how realistic is it for him to act like Steve Bannon is ancient history? >> It is really hard but it has become part of a pattern where it is almost, it is not a joke but it has become funny kind of light work to watch the president distance himself from Paul Manafort who ran his campaign and is now in prison Others like Michael Flynn who he said he hardly knew. And he kind of changed his tune a little bit. The president in many ways acts like he has Teflon around him. Because it happens so much So many of his former aides and advisors have faced criminal charges or flipped on him. Or written books about him. But I do think it creates this general atmosphere that kind of plays into this idea that as Obama said last night, President Obama said he is in over his head Michelle Obama made that same point. And it creates this idea that if you want a return to normalcy, then don’t vote for Trump again. I’m not sure that the people who are worked up about Steve Bannon’s indictment were going to vote for Trump anyway. But I do think it creates this broader feeling that there is something broken and dysfunctional about the Trump presidency >> Let’s go to Rhonda for where this puts things in terms of what the president and the Republicans need to do next week. We will see the traditional break between the two conventions but what are we watching for as we began to close up the books of this convention and look to the Republicans? >> I think one of the things we can watch for is what type of substance will they be able to point to in his administration. He is up against a man that has 36 years in the Senate. Served as the vice president and is an established candidate. How are the Republicans going to portray Trump? And how are they going to, if at all, address some of these problematic things that have surfaced today and through the week. I will add to what Joyce and James say. Also this evening some top national security officials from Republican administrations going back to Reagan, and then even in the Trump administration came out today and endorsed by them How are the Republicans going to handle all of that? What are the issues they are with the .2? There may be a few things they can highlight like trucks work with the second chance program Second chance act where that helped with inmates being released from prison Is that an issue they can talk about? I am not sure but we are going to have to see what type of substance they are going to bring throughout next week >> When we say we have to see, I mean a lot of journalists will be waiting to see what exactly the contours of next week’s visitation will be. Let’s bring Karen into the conversation Karen thank you for joining us I want you to weigh in before we turn our attention to Joe Biden Way in for us on this moment as we hit this ultimate light of the Democratic convention. And yet watch this news come out, the dramatic news involving Trump world >> I think if I can just add a point to what Rhonda was saying One thing I the Republicans really need to worry about or think about next week is told and also demonstrating that they are in touch with what is going on. The trauma that is going on in the lives of ordinary Americans. The danger here for them is to become like the 1992 convention was for the Republican Party which was all about anger and social issues. At a time when Americans were struggling through a recession. Just really made them look out of touch and did not help George H.W. Bush and all So I think the biggest thing for them is to somehow demonstrate that they get what Americans are going through at this moment President Trump gets what Americans are going through it this moment >> And that may be, I don’t think a lot of policy prescriptions are what is called for. I think it is vision that is really called for. And certainly it does not help to have all these things popping up

in the news around him >> Karen his a clip from , here is a speech. She used the coronavirus and one of the strongest contrast she tried to make between the president and the Democratic ticket. Let’s listen >> While this virus touches us all, we’ve got to be honest. It is not an equal opportunity offender. Max, Latinos and indigenous people are suffering and dying disproportionately And this is not a coincidence It is the affect of structural racism. Of inequities in education and technology, healthcare and housing. Job security and transportation. The injustice and reproductive and maternal healthcare. In the excessive use of force by police And in our broader criminal justice system. This virus it has no eyes. And yet it knows exactly how we see each other and how we treat each other. And let’s be clear, there is no vaccine for racism >>, Here speaking last night Karen what is your analysis of her performance last night? >> I think she, first of all she did something that I found, for my observation she was not able to do in her presidential campaign. She shared a lot about her own identity. Her own life And she also did a lot to make the case against Donald Trump But I think people, especially these kind of soft supporters who have given Joe Biden leave in the polls but could be persuaded to change their minds or may not show up at all, it is really going to be up to Joe Biden tonight, I think to show them that he has a vision for how you get out of this place that the country is in. And as Senator Harris was pointing out, yes, the coronavirus is the crisis that is right in front of our noses at this moment. But it really has illuminated a lot of things that have been kind of eating a way at the American identity. Eating away at the American ideal for a long time So people will be looking to him to sort of explain how he is going to come to grips with those things as well >> Karen is one of our guests also joining us this evening. My advisor, Rhonda Capitol Hill reporter Matt, this is a perfect segue to you who know so much about Joe Biden’s story. We actually just watched a clip of you a few moments ago So I would love to hear you pick up where Karen left off in terms of what Joe Biden needs to do tonight to make his case to the American people >> I there are a couple think they’re trying to do tonight One is continue to talk about Biden’s biography. We all think we sort of know him. He has been in public life for so long. But I think they feel like they have an opportunity to talk a little bit more about his family. We would hear from a lot of members of his family tonight. That will be quite interesting. And they really want to end it on a high note. Not necessarily emotionally but sort of a high note and a sense of unifying the party. And they sort of recognize the next 2 1/2 months is to be quite divisive for the country. So they are trying to rally everyone. You will see and hear from a lot from the Democratic primary rivals tonight. The climax is Biden’s speech. He has been working on that quite a bit. It is going to be a lengthy speech at the end And sort of a culminating moment of his entire career >> One of the goals the Democrats are trying to achieve is show a connection between Joe Biden’s biography and what he would do as president. Tonight we will hear more about his personal story, his personal tragedies and what empathy means in his stories. Let’s go to my colleague Hannah Jewell. Anna we also expect to hear Joe Biden talk about bullies That have prepared him to deal with Donald Trump. Tell us more Hannah >> Joe Biden has actually referred to Trump as a bully Using that word in the past. He told he called Trump the bully I knew my whole life and the bully

I always stood up to. Something we heard about and one of those preprepared videos. Of his sister, and his close friend and longtime campaign manager Not for this campaign but previous campaigns. It is a word that keeps coming up. So I expect we will hear about this again tonight. But last year my colleague spoke to Valerie Biden Owens also don’t out also known as Val, about bullies >> This is the campaign. He never ceases to amaze me. None of the campaigns were ever about Joe. And about his seeking power The campaigns were always about the other guy, the voter, the person who is looking at us. My father hated bullies. Joe hated bullies. And when you see something which needed fixing, you are being bullied by not just physical bullying. But economic bullying and social bullying Joe just was driven to step up to the plate. And to do something. Not as the fearless leader who is going to make everything in the world okay But what I saw him do was give other people courage. And give other people hope >> It is worth noting that Valerie Biden Owens is one of the many women’s and Job widens life who made it possible for him to have a political career after his first wife and baby daughter died in the tragic accident. It was Val and her husband at the time that moved in with into the house with Biden and helped raise his sons and really filled in that family that was left behind. The same could be said for his first and current wife. As he said in his memoir, referred to them as the women who made his career possible and brought into that point. We will see if he brings it up tonight or in fact call Donald Trump a bully on the stage. Where he will be inside our reporter Annie Linsky has been writing about how strange experience was for being one of the people in this in the convention hall. When we were watching at home you can hear the clapping. But for someone sitting in that home, it actually sort of was a weird eerie silence throughout. So the same is very different out here I have to say. There is music, people dancing. This is the closest thing I’ve been to to a party in quite some time. So I will be out there talking to people from a distance during the program And afterwards, I will tell you what I appeared back to you >> So much Hannah. A low bar for all of us to be that close to a party of elegance a party Melissa been anywhere for a long time Karen you cover so many commissions. And to hear Hannah get excited over potentially a couple of fireworks with people driving by is a very different experience last night as Kamala Harris gave her address we saw the vice presidential nominee as well as Joe Biden doing the familiar thing to the crowd, hey you looking around. But of course it was like a hall that only a handful of German this and it. What a different experience. How did you think Kamala Harris was able to use that venue and that moment to let people know who she was and not sort of get lost by that by that beholder try to make connections with the camera >> I had actually found that this experience, this version of the convention is easier to pay attention to what the speakers are actually saying when you don’t have a bunch of sort of raucous distracted people wandering around on the convention floor For instance I could not have imagined President Obama giving the speech that he gave last night to a full convention full of delegates. Certainly I could not have imagined the speech that Michelle Obama gave on Monday night to that as well. I think this format, as weird as it is at the end when you are waiving at empty spaces, I think the actual message that you are trying to deliver to this big audience across the country comes through much clearer than it does in a normal convention Of course, we are hearing that audiences are smaller. Maybe it will not have an impact. But to me, the delivery of the message has felt much more effective >> I want to bring James into this. Because James is something

that is not new but it is ever evolving is sharing videos and having these viral video moments. So even if people aren’t sitting through all four hours every night of all four guys, and they might be getting it through the social media feed >> Absolutely. And there is something for everyone in each of these to our programs. So you know I think that little video of the 11-year-old girl talking about her mom getting deported and her dad a decorated Marine. Ink that went viral today in the Latino community accomplishing what the Biden campaign wanted an amplifying beyond the people who watch programming from 9 to 11 last night. Same thing with the conversation about gun control in Gabby Giffords. Climate change I do thing kind of the way that they have some of the programming, which is kind of SL was kind of a rapid fire. It is hard to get up. You have to pay attention because it goes kind of fast. But it is designed to be very culpable. And so the numbers are definitely down some. Not as much as convention organizers say they expected But they are obviously a couple of viral moments. You know last night Kamala Harris used the Tamil word for auntie. And that went super viral light in them social media world. There is a lot of excitement she will be the first Indian American in the White House. I do think that is, obviously every cycle there are still viral moments if you had 20,000 people in the arena. But it is definitely, the program is designed to create more of those moments because of the unconventional convention >> Arrived on the other memorable moments about how she talked about her own story or perhaps how she talked about the president early in the White House >> Think she talked a lot about her multiculturalism She is married to a man of Jewish heritage. She talks about it at length. She did not shy away from it. She didn’t tap on any move on to other things. And I was thinking while I was watching that to President Obama’s first run for president when he was running against John McCain. His A’s and strategists felt that race should not be injected into the discussion They were very careful about the messaging on race. I was thinking about that and mousing Kamala Harris spent several minutes talking about race and how proud she is to be the person she is. I think that was a historic moment as well. It shows where we are as a country right now. That a candidate for vice president who has such a background can talk about it openly and it is seen as an asset and not something to try to strategize around >> There is a lot of appeal to a broad swath of America this week. Trying to show the diversity within the Democratic Party. What about the platform? What about the issues? Same diversity their question >> I think so. I think they have done a good job I guess talking about the plans for healthcare And they have shown many different people from different walks of life. When they discuss healthcare issues and police reform, you see people from all different walks of life. I think the Democrats have done an effective job showing how they are a party of inclusion. And that is going to be a contrast to what we see next week I mean it is factual that the Republican Party does not have the same type of support among the young and among people of color. So that is definitely going to be something different for next week as well >> Rhonda Coleman, let’s turn to Karen. To turn to bring her into this conversation. How much emphasis is there on the platform on the convention night? Of course platform is talked about and a lot of the meetings in daytime, the lift or the staid work of the committee. But usually part of the big speeches, the big moments? >> It is really not. Most people never learn what is in the platform. Very often the platform is usually a negotiation where you are throwing some bones to people who lost in the primaries. Disorder bring them along. Make them feel that they are included. The truth is that the candidate and the party can just ignore the platform. And they do. I mean, a lot of things that were in the Republican platform in 2016, Donald Trump completely ignored. So you do have this

whole process going into the convention. But I think once you are done with the convention, nobody ever like holes of the platform six months later and says wait you are violating article three section B. So it really doesn’t matter in the long run >> The oval office is far from the only office affecting voters lies. So let’s turn to Joyce Cove who is outside of the White House. Joyce what with this election me for races down the valley? >> In an election year like this, it only comes around once every 20 years when a presidential race coincides with congressional redistricting. And who draws those redistricting lines, in most cases in the state legislatures. When new lines are drawn and determines what congressional district you are in. And politically speaking, that district can look more red or more blue depending on which state lawmakers you are voting into office to make those decisions. The senses right now is something we are going through and apportionment happens after that. Which is when the surface is used to determine how many U.S. House seats every state will be getting. So this is usually consequential. And something that both Republican and Democratic operatives have been working tirelessly to pool. To pull one side to the other Looking to voters to not just go to the president next year but make the decision as to which lawmakers will be drawing these redistricting lines. They don’t change every year. They stay in place for the next 10 years, really being key to who gets political power for the next decade or so >> Think so much. He was saying the Chase Center where Joe Biden will be speaking later on this evening and the in seaplane a greatest hits real of the week so far. Of course it all begins tonight at 9:00 Eastern time And we can bring it all to you live and uninterrupted. There is a big night ahead. Among the speakers Cory Booker, my Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang and of course Joe Biden. Stay with us >>> welcome back to live coverage In just a few minutes, the final night of the Democratic National Convention will begin. Among the speakers we will hear from Atlanta Mayor Keisha left bottom. Someone who has come on the national scene more and more as our city has been dealing with coronavirus. We will also hear from another emerging leaders from the Democratic Party and Joe Biden. You can see outside of the Chase Center as well as highlights reel that the DNC has put together about this week. Let’s go back to my advisor who has been covering the Biden campaign What are the speechwriters doing? What is Joe Biden’s team doing to help him prepare for tonight? How do you give an address outside a convention center as we saw, here is due last night. To a pretty sparse crowd without those big moments of cheering and applause? >> I think if you are a Joe Biden speechwriter you a lot of times you are holding your breath. Biden is kind of notorious for going off script I think tonight they will be able to keep them a little bit more on the Teleprompter. And I spoke with one of the speechwriters about a week ago One of the things that was in their head is how to write a speech for this most unique of circumstances And one of the things they are talking about is you can’t really have applause lines Biden oftentimes fees of the crowd. In that sometimes draws them off script Is that he is sensing the crowd and wants to go in another direction. So he will tell a story and kind of go off the rails. And sometimes it is a better moment than his speechwriters scripted. But tonight there will be in applause. There are no applause lines. And they are sorta trying to have this mix of, like the sober mood of the country combined with sort of the sense of trying personally and politically for him. And the way that he works is with a large team of speechwriters He has one person tends to write things down. But he works with people who have been with him for decades. And his sister reviews them. So it is sort of a team effort to come up with a speech. He’s really editing it

right up until the moment, sometimes the words are coming out of his mouth. He’s kind of editing it going over it trying time and time again right before he takes the stage >> Reversing the preparations for this. You’ve got the DNC chair Tom Perez in the box as well as the outside of the Chase Center I want to talk to you more in a moment about what we can be expecting tonight. But first let’s speak with Hannah Jewell >> Reporter: I am so excited to be here with a member of the public. I’m talking to another human being and it is a reporter once in his life. Hopefully we can hear her over Tom Perez. But this is Lori and she has a story about how she first met Joe Biden >> I was 16. I was done at the Senate and I was singing with my high school. And Joe came up to me afterwards and said you seem like a Whippoorwill Very very nice and he is like a favorite son. We were also excited to meet him He had just lost his life and he had the two boys it was a long time ago. But around here he is the kind of guy that will come up. I saw him right after Trout won the election so he’ll come up with a high intake which is of. I’m just really excited to have them running >> Tell me why you decided to come here tonight to tailgate for Joe Biden? >> Oh my goodness I was invited and I was so excited. I’ve been watching the DNC the whole week I had wanted to be a delegate from Delaware. And I’m bursting to be here and be outside. I haven’t been around this many people for six months So it’s amazing >> Good thing we have her mask on. Do you think by the K-1? >> Oh God, I sure hope so. I think he can. If anybody can I think he’s the only person that can. Especially now that he has Kamala Harris as his running mate. That makes it an even better choice >> Would you like about Kamala Harris question >> I think she represents women We haven’t had a woman and a woman of color. And at this time I think it is really important that we have some women represented in different races represented and I also like the fact that she has such a history with the Department of Justice and the district attorney. I think she will help the justice problem that we have right now for black lines >> What are you going to do if and when Joe Biden comes on the stage behind us? >> Is going to honk my horn and scream >> Will you give us a preview of that? This is my entire social life Libby, I’m so thrilled. Back to you for now >> You certainly hurt a lot of audio out there because they are piping the settlement from convention center and also the dimension outside. We send a lot of interviews like that were this a normal typical convention and not this unconventional convention. It is very familiar To hear that. How do you translate that excitement to be to the average American viewer of this convention right now? >> I think that is a big challenge right now for the Democrats is to turn this convention into an organizing event. To , I do think there are people across the country that are watching this. And they need to somehow make a connection with him. Whether it’s how many times a night do you hear them repeat that number that you should text? Because they really want to use this event to form a connection that they can use to sort of keep people mobilized going white right into election day And the Kamala Harris, it has been much remarked upon how much money has been raised since she was named. But what was my aim My opinion more important with a number of very small first-time donors to this campaign Basically, you know you write a check for 20 or 30 or $40 And that means you are invested. You are connected to this campaign. And they need to make sure that they actually sort of sustain those connections and build on them I think >> Let’s go to James briefly for more on the question of the enthusiasm level among Democrats versus the enthusiasm levels among truck supporters >> The polls show that the Trump

supporters are more enthusiastic. With the Biden supporters are motivated by their dislike for Trump. I think part of this week is getting people excited about writing Maybe not as excited as the women handed to stop two. But the goal is to give people a reason to vote for Biden, not just against her >> Meant what should we be listening for tonight? Give us a sense of some of the things that we expect to hear Joe Biden. But then also the attitude. You gave us a preview a little while ago about how they have to really strike this balance between the variety but also enthusiasm. It is not an easy mark, especially in this really challenging time for the country. Voice I’m interested in Joe Biden at the culmination of tonight. We’ve had three days of hearing about him, his biography, what a decent man he is, I think tonight is the night that they need to sort of connect at to what he will do for voters. We have heard a little bit of policy both nights. But the question is sort of whether being decent is enough. And so I think what we can listen for is sort of how he will meet this moment in the country. And in his own life to address kind of the culmination of his career. But also charting how they view the next 2 1/2 or three months before election day. In sort of what vision they want to leave voters with. This is the last kind of big moment before the debates that they have kind of all the attention of the country. And before it turns to President Trump and the Republicans next week. So how do they close the deal after these first four nights of their chance to present their case? >> Wanda who will ship we be listening for watching for tonight? The 2020 candidates who ran against him in the primary season, they are going to come together and do a segment. And they are going to talk about how fit he is for this role. These were his former competitors That may also be a moment to watch Jerry the evening. Interest and on some of the comments that my colleagues just said, I think in Biden’s speech, the fact that it is going to be Teleprompter and not his standard folksy talk to people who are asking questions and engaging with him, I that could potentially work in his favor. He might appear presidential by giving a speech very straightforward speech. And I think that might also be something to look for >> Karen what will you be listening for? >> Building on everything Rhonda said. On top of that , one of the main attacks that we keep hearing from the Republicans, and specifically from trump, is that Biden has lost a step. He is not who he used to be. He would be the oldest president we have ever had by a pretty long shot. And we currently got the oldest president we’ve ever had. So I think that as much as anything, people are going to be watching to see how does this guy look? Does he look like he can handle the job physically? Mentally? For the next four years. And so he is going to be having to perform perfectly. Perform at his very best on so many levels. He is going to have to help the poetry He is going to have to have the pros and he is going to have to have a presence >> We have to we have about a minute left but I would love for you to talk about the Biden family and the importance of hearing from you tonight >> It is a family that has been forged together by so much sorrow. By so many things that would have just destroyed so many people. And I thought Jill Biden made, there was a lovely line in her speech about how Joe Biden could pull the country together like he pulled the family together. And so I that you are likely to hear that theme again. Because it is really a very moving one >> Final thoughts for visor. Let’s go to you Matt. This does seem to be, the Biden will like us to believe this is the moment for this man. In 22nd, is this just a moment for this person in their eyes? >> It is also the boat met moment that arrived at doorstep Whether he has been the Roman impasse campaigns but now they think he’s the right one Circumstances have aligned with

his experience and empathy kind of meeting a moment in the country. That they think especially for empathy and for somebody with experience >> Thanks to all of our colleagues for joining us. Stay with us for after tonight’s event with the Washington Post We will see you at 11:00. Thank you for watching >> America is an idea stronger than any Army. Bigger than any ocean more powerful than any dictator or tyrant. It gives hope In this nation we believe in honesty, decency, treating everyone with respect. Giving everyone a fair shot. Weaving nobody behind. Giving hate no safe harbor. Leaving by the power of our example, not by the example of our power. That allowed us to stand as a beacon to the world. Be part of something bigger than ourselves It’s a uniquely American code The most powerful idea in the history of the world. The American creed. We are all created equal. I think beats in the heart of the people of this country >> This time next year I hope the virus is and check, and the American spirit is unleashed and that we are not fearing but hoping again >> Unity in our country. This is what I hope to see next year >> We’ve chosen community over chaos. Chosen unity over division and we have chosen love or hate >> I believe that America will have faced its darkest moments and will have come out better >> America will be coming together. Not splintering apart >> No more no more pain The promise of America will be restored for all of us. And when I say all of us, >> I am confident that this time next year we will have a president who provides this country with real leadership, not just tweets >> This time next year I hope we are listening less to the Russians and more to Dr. Fauci >> There will be two Americans that I will be happy to say are unemployed. Mitch McConnell All Democrats will be proud of their president. Will be proud of their vice president >> And that our recovery is truly families up in communities at >> People believe they have a government that is working for them. That’s out there every day doing it’s best for them >> I want to be president of the United States. I want to look them in the eye and tell her >> this time next year I want a president who understands what military families me. Who cares about the rights and life of the people. Who care about our environment >> this time next year we will be able to look forward to the day when we can send our children to school without fear of gun violence >> This time next year I hope that this country realizes that we have in fact reclaimed the soul of America. This time next year I hope and pray that America will have restored democracy to the world That we can come together, one nation under God >> One nation under God Indivisible with liberty and justice for all >> This time next year I want to see Joe Biden in the Oval Office >> Hello America Andrew Yang You might know me as the guy

who ran for president talking about Matt and the future Unfortunately for all of us the future is now The pandemic has accelerated everything. If you are like me and my wife, you don’t know if your child’s school is going to reopen is. 72% of Americans believe that this is the worst time we have ever experienced And 42% of the jobs that have been lost, millions of jobs will never return. We are in a deep dark hole and we meet leaders who will help them dig out. I know many politicians promised and then failed to deliver. If you voted for truck or didn’t vote at all, I get it We despair that our government will ever rise to the challenges of our time. But we must give our country a chance to recover And recovery is only possible with a chance of leadership and new ideas In innovative policies that will get help into your hands in the midst of this crisis are now possible. But we need your help to turn the page for our country in 75 days. We are here tonight to celebrate Joe Biden’s nomination as a Democratic candidate for president. I have gotten to know both Joe and Kamala Harris over the past year. The way you get to know a person, when the cameras are off, the crowds are gone, just you and him. They are real people. They understand the problems we face. There are parents and patrons who want the best for us and our country. And if you give them the chance will fight for us and our families every single day. Our future is now and it is daunting. But I ask you tonight to join me to help Joanne, fight for the promise of America, turn the page for our country and lead us forward to a future we will actually be proud to lead to our children. And now I would like to turn it over to a great Democrat who will be with us throughout the evening. Between the two of us we have 11 Emmys, how is that for. One of my favorite actresses Julie Louis it Julia Louis-Dreyfus >> What did you think about, here is a speech last night? >> It was tremendous. I was so happy for her >> I know me too. She is fabulous. I cannot wait to see her debate our current Vice President. Is pronounced Potts I believe >> Not very American sounding >> That’s what people are saying strongly. Well thank you Andrew And please give my regards to the game >> I will, they are right in the next room. Have a great night Julia >> Good evening America and welcome to the fourth night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Uniting America Okay, these last few nights have been going so well, we decided to add a fifth night where we would just play Michelle Obama’s speech on a loop. I first met Joe Biden when I was doing my show veep. I played the vice president and he was vice president. And we hit it off immediately. Soon after, I was asked to be on the cover of a magazine. Member those? And I was so excited. What’s it going to be people or Vogue or Rolling Stone? Well it turns out it was for arise the official onboard magazine of Amtrak. Which nobody ever reads, even though it’s free. And the day it came out, my phone rang. And it was the vice president telling me he loves the cover and the whole article. In that it was one of the best issues of arrive he had ever read. And that is just one of the many reasons that I wanted to be here tonight for Joe. And to remind you that Joe Biden not only knows how to read, but also he reads everything. You know, I am no policy expert. And ice only don’t pretend to be one. I have a gut feeling about fairness and what is right. And that is why I am so excited that just in a little while, we are going to hear from Joe Biden about his plan for America Plans for a strong economy that helps working people and small businesses. Not just billionaires. And plans to raise the wages for the nurses and teachers and grocery workers that are getting us through this crisis, got level. So how can you help Joe? It’s super simple Vote! Right now you can text vote 230330 to learn about all of your voting options and make the best plan for how to voting your community. An easy way to remember 30330 is that as the year Donald Trump will finally release his tax returns. If we all vote, there is nothing , Facebook, Fox News and Vladimir Putin can do to stop

us. But first let’s reaffirm the all American values that our party and Joe Biden stand for >> I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all 7 oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light what so proudly we hail at the twilight’s last gleaming whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight or the ramparts we washed watched we’re so gallantly streaming and the rockets red glare the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there oh say does that star spangled Banner yet wave for the land of the free and the home of the brave >> good evening I’m Sister Simone Campbell executive director of network and leader of nuns on the bus. Tonight marks an important next chapter in our story and who we will become as a nation. So I speak with you with a sense of urgency and hope knowing the difficult work ahead and grounded in my faith. The very first paragraph of the Scripture that informs the three Abraham and traditions tells us the divine spirit breathed over the waters of chaos and brought forth a new creation. Encouraged by this promise that a new creation can come from chaos let us pray. Oh divine spirit. During the weeks and months ahead, stir our hearts and minds that we might work a vision that is worthy of you and your call to honor the dignity of all of your creation A vision of who we are as a people grounded in community and care for all. Especially the most marginalized. A vision that cares for our earth and heals the planet. A vision that ends structural racism, Bridger Creek bigotry and racism in our history. A vision that ensures hungry people are fed, children are nursed, immigrants are welcomed. Oh spirit, breathe in us and our leaders a new resolve That committed to this new American promise we will work together to build a national community grounded in healing Fearlessly based on truth and living out of a sense of shared responsibility. In the name of all that is holy, oh spirit bring out of this time of global and national chaos, new creation, a new community that can, with your help, realize this link promise that we are firm tonight. So with profound hope, that we the people say amen >> thank you Sister Simone People of faith have long led change abolition and women’s suffrage is to that label labor movement and the struggle for civil rights. Joe Biden will continue the progressive march towards justice. Inspired by the dignity of all people. Joe learned that from his parents The nuns and priests right here in Delaware who taught him and

inspired him him a passion for justice. I’m Senator Chris of Delaware. And I want to tell you about my friend Joe Biden. His faith is strong and it is personal and private. For Joe, faith is a prop or political tool. I have known Joe for about 30 years and I have seen his faith in action Joe knows the power of prayer And I have seen him in moments of joy and triumph and loss and despair. Turns to God for strength. Joe has comforted me in my toughest moments. As he has so many others. I will never forget how Joe took the time to offer me words of comfort as my father Leah hospice. Time and again I have seen them stop everything and listen, really listen. To someone who needs a shoulder to cry on or partner in prayer. That compassion and empathy he is part of his character. Her than anything, Joe is a man of faith and conscience He will be a president for Americans of all faiths. As well as people of conscience who practiced no particular faith Where we have a more just immigration policy and where we call out and confront the original sense of this nation The sins of slavery and racism Joe knows these are central issues in this election and for him they are rooted in faith Joe knows that his faith has sustained so many ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things. Nurses who brave infection, firefighters who run into burning buildings, teachers working overtime, especially now. They all deserve a servant leader who knows the dignity of work. Who sees them, respect them, fight for them. We need a president who brings people of all faiths together to tackle our challenges Rebuild our country and restore our humanity. Someone who knows we are called to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. Joe Biden will be the president. Joe has always known this race as a battle for the soul of our country and he is right. Joe believes that he believes in both the greatness and the goodness of this country. He believes in us. And in what we can do together >> My question is, what is your faith and how will you use your faith in making decisions for our nation? >> Reverend, I kind of know what it is like to lose family. And my heart goes out to you. You may remember after Barack and Michelle and I were there. I came back on that Sunday to regular service. Because I had just lost my son. And I wanted some hope. Because what you all day it was astounding. I don’t know if you all know this, all those who died were killed by this white supremacist, they forgave him. They forgave him The ultimate act of Christian charity, they forgave him. And you know Reverend, I am not prophesying, I am a practicing Catholic I went back to the church because I found particularly the black church, in this case and AME, it was not an Episcopal Church. I found that there is that famous phrase faith sees best in the dark. I find the one thing it gives me , and I’m not trying to proselytize I’m not trying to convince you to share my religious views. But for me it is important because it gives me some reason to have hope. And purpose >> Just remember, Joe Biden goes to church so regularly that he doesn’t even need tear gas and a bunch of federalized troop to help them get there. No one fought harder for your right to vote and John Lewis. Here to speak about him and his legacy, we have one of our great mayors, Atlanta’s Keisha Lance bottoms I know that you are recovering from coronavirus. How are you feeling? >> Well good evening. I feel really good, thank you for asking. My husband on the other hand is still having many other lingering side effects that people talk about. All in all my family is doing great >> I am glad to hear it. But I think a lot of Americans are going to be dealing with that for a long time. I wanted to ask you something. Is Atlanta ready for election day? >> Will be ready. And we are going to do everything we can to make sure boating goes smoothly. But we are encouraging people, if you

can vote early in your state to please do so Early vote during the early vote >> Perfect, excellent advice Over 40 states now allow some form of early voting. Okay, stay safe manner. And I turned it over to you >> Well thank you Julia. And good evening. I am Keisha Lance bottoms and mother of four. And the mayor of Atlanta Georgia Cradle of the civil rights movement. And like so many other cities, a place where the struggle for human dignity continues. I am proud to have grown up in the city. Educated in its public schools and blessed to have known our hometown heroes like Dr. Joseph Lowery, Dr. CT Vivian and our teacher our friend, our conscience, our Congressman, John Lewis. He walked gently amongst us. Not as a distant icon, but as a God-fearing man who did what he could to fulfill the as yet unfulfilled promise of America. People often think that they cannot make a difference. Like our civil rights icons. But every person in the movement matters. Those who made the sandwiches, slip the church floors, stuffed envelopes. They too changed America and so can we. The baton has now been passed to each of us. We have cried out for justice. We have gathered in our streets to demand change. And now, we must pass on the gift John Lewis sacrificed to give us. We must register, and we must devote. In his parting essay written to us, Congressman Lewis expressed his pride in the activism that has swept our country. And he reminded us that if we fail to exercise our right to vote, we can lose it. There are those who are disgracefully using this pandemic to spread this information and interfere with voting. Forcing many in 2020 to still risk their lives to exercise their sacred right to vote A right that has already been paid for with the blood, sweat, and tears and the lives of so many. So let us stand up for our children. Our children’s children. And for this great democracy that our ancestors were to build, and it’s about And let’s organize to get others to vote with us. You can help make this happen by texting vote to 30330 We know how important it is that we elect real leaders like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. People of honor and integrity who hold justice close to their hearts, and believe that the lives of my four black children matter. In the words of Audrey Lord, your salad will not protect you Congressman Lewis would not be silent and neither can we. We cannot wait for some other time, some other place some other heroes. We must be the heroes of our generation. Because we to our America. Our votes can be our voice >> Something deep down within me moving me that I can no longer be satisfied or go along with an evil system Life was extremely dangerous when we were growing up John Lewis had the respect of everybody. Because he was the one who demonstrated the most courage. He had been beaten and not down. John was focused on ending voter suppression. And it wasn’t that he was a great orator, it was that he was a great spirit. The power of spirituality and humility. And

the willingness to suffer rather to inflict suffering >> One of the things that John has told us is that you may have to sacrifice, but if you are sacrificing for calls, something bigger than you, and you really believe in it, then you will have people following you >> >> >> I think he is the singular figure that is trying to carry out the work of our nonviolent campaign into the halls of Congress. From day one, John Lewis was a role model for the members of Congress were that they were freshmen or here a long time. Because he brought with him a kind of heft, weightiness of purpose >> I got arrested a few times during the 60s. 40 times. And since I’ve been in Congress, another five times >> We must be consistent with the Indians we seek >> Someone who has navigated thorny issues a policy. Not by castigating alone, but also by encouraging people to be better than they think they can be >> Today we are considering a fair housing measure which not only protects the nation’s minorities, but it protects the needs of those with disabilities and families with children. How long do we have to wait before we ban assault weapons. We have another opportunity to bring more of our citizens into political participation. I have all my marching shoes. And I’m fired up. I’m ready to march >> All of these decades later while he and others of his generation achievements, we are still fighting against police brutality, and fighting for our voting rights. And so we best honor him by continuing to fight the good fight that he thought By staying in good trouble 7 together through the storm in the rain all the struggle and the pain together can’t you see we are the same our freedom can’t wait another day so togetherness fight fight for what’s right no matter how long >> we will create a beloved community. We will redeem the soul of America as a nation and as a people we will get there 7 climbed to the mountaintop one day we will be together 7one day when the glory comes it will be ours one day when the war is a one we will be sure we will be sure glory glory 7 7one day when the glory comes it will be ours it will be ours

oh, one day when the war is one we will be sure we will be sure ogle Ray glory glory now the war is not over victory isn’t one we will fight on and when it is all done we will cry glory glory we will cry glory glory glory >> one day when the glory comes it will be ours it will be ours one day when the war is one we will be sure we will be sure glory glory Blu-Ray glory 7 when it’s all said and we will cry glory a glory oh >> that was so beautiful John and comment. Joe Biden shared John Lewis is believed that every vote matters. Personally I plan to follow six cabinet members Vice President Pence and shop itself to vote by mail. To find out if you are registered text vote to 303 30. That would be the president’s golf score if he didn’t she. Okay I will admit there was a little nasty but we all know he’s a cheater. And I’m proud to be a nasty nasty woman You know when Donald Trump spoke at his inauguration about American carnage, assumed that was something he was against Not a campaign promise. What we need now is great leadership Someone experienced and hard-working and intelligent Someone who understands the soul of the American people >> I’m historian John Meacham In his final Sunday sermon, days before his death, Luther King Junior said we are tied together in a single garment of destiny This is the way God’s universe is made. This is the way it is structured. A single garment of destiny. We the people cannot escape that reality. Nor is Lincoln thought of can you and I escape history. And we should

not want to For many of us have been given much. Liberty, opportunity, assess the possible ability. The task of our time is to make sure those gifts are available not just of folks look like me but to all of us >> This is a great moment in America. A deadly virus is ravishing us. Our jobs are evaporating. Our faith in the things that bind us together is fraying , for our democracy is under assault for an incumbent more interested in himself than he is in the rest of us. Extremism, and David made nativism, isolationism and the lack of opportunity for working people are all preventing us from realizing our nation’s promise And so we must decide whether we will continue to be prisoners of the darkest of American forces Or will we free ourselves to write a bite it brighter better nobler story. That is the issue of this election. A choice that goes straight to the nature of the soul of America. Humankind has long viewed the soul as the vital center, the core, the essence of existence. The soul is what makes us is. It is finest hours America soul has been emanated by the position that all of us are created equal And the imperative to ensure that we are treated equally. Yet America is a mix of light and shadow. Selma install wild well in the American soul. Bustle have the impulses they gave us slavery, segregation and systemic discrimination. Often we prefer to hear the trumpets rather than face the tragedies But an honest accounting of who we have been can enable us to see who we should be. A country driven by the best horse of our soul, not by the worst. A country informed by reason and candor, not by ego and lies. A country that’s bighearted, not narrowminded The struggle to be who we are to be is difficult, demanding and ongoing. Justice can be elusive and change in America has been painful and provisional. The Civil War led to segregation New deal to write wing reaction Civil rights to white backlash. Yet history, which will surely be our judge, can also be our guide. From Harriet Tubman to Alice Paul to John Lewis. From the beaches of Normandy to the rending of the Iron Curtain. Our story has soared when we built ridges not walls. When we have lent a hand, not when we appointed fingers When we hoped not feared. If we live in hope, we open our souls to the power of love. We have been taught to love our neighbors as ourselves. As individuals and as a nation however, we fail at following the commandment more often that we succeed. But when we fail, we must try again and again and again. For only in trial is progress possible From Jamestown forward, our story has become fuller and fairer because the people who share a conviction that Dr. King articulated on that Sunday half a century ago. The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. Bending that arc requires all of us. It requires we the people. And it requires a president of the United States with empathy, grace, a big heart and an open mind. Joe Biden will be such a president. With our voices and our votes, but is now right the next chapter of the American story. One of hope, of love, of justice. If we do so, we might just save our country. And our souls >> Good evening I’m Congresswoman Deb Holland. I am grateful to be with you. Here on indigenous land. The promise of this country is older than our Constitution. Over 500 years ago, thousands of Indian tribes work vibrant democratic societies with rich cultures and traditions and communities that has sustained them for millennia on lands they loved and respected. My people, the Pueblo Indians migrated to the Rio Grande Valley in the late 1200s to escape dropped. We were led to the great River and its tributaries where we established an agricultural tradition that continues to this day. My people survived

centuries of slavery, genocide and brutal assimilation policies. But throughout our past, tribal nations have fought for and helped build this country There were those like my Laguna grandparents who worked on our country’s railroad. And those like my mother, a Navy veteran who served this country with honor. I stand here today a proud 35th generation New Mexican. And one of the first Native American woman ever elected to Congress. I am a symbol of our resilience. As the embodiment of America’s progress as a nation. I know we can’t take our democracy for granted Especially now as people are dying as our land is abused, as our Constitution is under attack. We must work for it by getting involved, by registering voters, by voting. Voting is sacred. My people know that We were not universally granted the right to vote until 1962 And that fundamental right is more important than ever Whether your ancestors have been here for hundreds of years, or you are a new citizen, know this. Whether we vote and how we vote will determine if our nation’s promise of social, racial and environmental justice outlast us Joe Biden and Kamala Harris respect our past and understand our present. They will see us through this crisis of leadership that is plaguing our country. And they will help us to build a better future. Thank you >> First year I voted was 1974 >> I have not missed a general or primary election in my 51 year voting history >> I don’t go to the polls anymore. The U.S. Postal Service does it for me >> And now we are seeing our current president sabotage our right to vote. Sabotaging democracy by trying to undo the postal system >> My father worked for the postal service for 30 years >> My mother worked for the local post office for 10 years The job enabled her to feed her family >> I am appalled at what the Republicans and the president are trying to do to subvert the vote >> Nothing and no one will stop me from voting the selection >> We need to keep our mail system. We need Joe Biden >> Where are they going? Where are these ballots going? Who is getting them? Who is not getting them? Will they be stolen from mailboxes? As they can put in by the mailman? Will they be taken from the mailman in the mail women? Will they be forged? Who is signing them? Who is signing them? Are they signed at the kitchen table and sent in? Will they be counterfeited by groups inside our nation? Will they be counterfeited maybe by the millions by foreign powers? >> Let me put this in my own words. I’ve heard Donald Trump say some pretty unhinged statements. I’ve heard them over and over and over again. But nothing is more dangerous to our democracy than his attacks on mail-in voting during a pandemic. Here is the truth Donald Trump doesn’t want any of us to vote because he knows he cannot win. Square. So whether you plan to vote by mail or in person wearing your mask, it is your vote and it is your right Don’t let Donald Trump take that away from you. For accurate up-to-date voting information that you can trust text to vote to 30330. One more time, text vote to 30330 >> I’m Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State >> I’m the Secretary of State of Michigan >> Voting is the oxygen amount of tamoxifen our tamoxifen. — — Secretaries of state are responsible for running fair accessible secure elections where every vote is counted and every voice is heard. We serve on the front lines defending our democracy against any and all attacks foreign and domestic >> Let’s talk about this election. Despite what he says,

Donald Trump cannot cancel it But he and Republicans are making it too hard for so many to cast their ballot. And now he is attacking vote by mail to distract and confuse voters >> Let’s be clear, there is absolutely zero difference between voting by mail and voting absentee. Millions of Americans have been voting SMT for decades. Donald Trump, his family, his staff, they all by mail. In fact, in states like Colorado, Utah and Oregon, voters have been voting for years by mail. Republicans and Democrats agree, it is safe >> But now, Trump has admitted he is trying to sabotage the post office to undermine voting by mail. And we are not going to let him do that. Our job is to make sure everyone can vote safely. Whether in person or by mail. And your job is to make sure you vote >> And there is more Once you have done that, talk to your friends and neighbors Spread the word, tell everyone you know to text about two text vote to 30330. If you plan on voting in home turn in your ballot early >> Don’t let anyone keep you from exercising your most sacred right. Make your plan to vote Grab your mask and head to the polls the first day they are open. Or request your ballot and send it in right away. And know this, election results may take a little longer this year. The Democrats will fight to make sure your ballot is counted >> Because at the end of the day, the biggest role in preserving our democracy is in ours. It is yours >> our family has a crazy history with America. It all starts with it being a beacon for immigrants. It is really cool being part Polish apart Puerto Rican and part black because I get , for me personally I get to be this melting pot of America >> If you are an immigrant and cover immigrant families, the Democrats brought you in. They are in danger of losing the meaning of this country >> Every generation before us has had to fight for what they believe in. It is just our turnout >> I am so proud when I saw the demonstrations that were going on across the country >> This election means a lot to be because I feel like our generation is so motivated right now to make a difference. A lot of changes that we have to make And I am counting on Joe Biden and I believe in him >> I’m here because a union job lifted my family out of poverty. And into the middle class. My grandfather left the Jim Crow South for Detroit Joined the UAW and got a job on the assembly lines during World War II. That union job enabled him to support his family, raise my mom, and sent her to Fisk University. That is the American dream. Together we work, together we rise Joe Biden and Kamala Harris know the dignity of all working Americans. They know the urgency and the demand of our dream. But working people are under attack The wealth gap rose our middle class shrinks and poverty persists. Last week Donald Trump said, and I quote, our economy is doing good. While 40 million Americans are at risk of losing their homes. 30 million aren’t getting enough to eat. And 5.4 million people have lost their healthcare because of this crisis. He has failed us. But still, I believe in the dream of our ancestors. Together with Joe and, in the White House, we will raise the minimum wage so no one who works a full-time job in America lives in poverty Together, we will fight for those to keep us healthy and safe. We will stand for those who cook and serve and clean. To plant and harvest. To pack and always those who deliver whose hands are thick with calluses like my granddad’s work. Who lifted me high, who held mine when I was a bully. If he was alive, Joe and Kamala, he would be so proud of you. And he would tell us, take another by the hand and another and let’s get to work. His dream ain’t free. You’ve got to work

for it To lift his generation up and out of the depression, let’s now work together and stand together. In America, together, we will rise >> Americans just want to live comfortable. I have a wife that works as well. We have a 17-year-old in the seven-year-old at home. We are still working thanks to our international executive board Getting with General Motors to make sure it is safe for us to return to work after eight weeks of being laid off. Now here we are full-blown >> I will tell you what. The future of autoworkers in America, and I really believe this, can be as bright as it was back in the late 40s and 50s Simple reason, it is an iconic industry. It is an American industry. We made it >> It’s been a very interesting 2020. I have been is of the 16 years and never experienced anything like COVID. We had to change how we do our day-to-day And now we’ve had a hurricane that came in two weeks ago. And we are right almost on the eye We were doing things we never thought we would be doing. Water risk use of masks on. Worrying about COVID It was interesting >> How is your family doing? >> I’m a single dad, I have an almost 5-year-old. And I’m very lucky that my parents are retired. My mom actually retired right after my daughter was born to help us. Is she was so looking forward to pre-K, going to the big school like she says Then unfortunately COVID came in and now it is all gloomy online schooling. Which I am fortunate I have my parents. But I do have a lot of guys that are double income families and they are just trying to figure out how they’re going to do it with their kids. What arrangements are they going to have to make much of school is going to be online >> It is two people in the household. I have a family of two. And we have grown up kids that are no longer in the household. But it takes two people to build. We have an ongoing goal of buying a house in the next five years. So hopefully we will save save save >> Everybody talks about the middle class. The fact is that the way middle-class generates wealth overwhelmingly is building up equity in their home. And that gets passed on from one generation to the next >> You know, the middle class is continuously taking hits. One of the reasons why we are on this call as we realize how important it is to have you in the White House. We need a comprehensive energy policy for renewable resources that we know you have one. And if we are going to build the middle class, it is about jobs >> The future really rests on investment. We are going to be investing $2 trillion in infrastructure. Ports, bridges, highways. Making sure we have access to do things that really make a difference. Like what you are doing in the solar facility outside Harrisburg., Scranton boy, Central Pennsylvania is okay but you know Northeast Keep the faith guys. Okay? >> I know it’s not typical for former Surgeon General to speak at a convention. Surgeons general are appointed by presidents. But our work isn’t about politics. Our highest duty is to the public. Our true guide is science, and our job is to speak the truth about public health. Even when it is controversial or perceived as political. So here is the truth Our nation absolutely has what it takes to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. Has claimed tens of thousands of our loved ones. We have the talent, resources and technology. What we are missing is leadership. We need a leader who works with states. To ensure that everyone who needs a test gets one. And gets results quickly. A leader who secures as safe effective vaccine and distributes a quickly and fairly. A leader who inspires us. To practice distancing and wearing masks Not as a political statement, but as a patriotic duty. A commitment we make to one another That is why I am here tonight Not because of politics or for party, but because I know Joe Biden can be that leader. I have worked with Joe Biden. I have seen who he is with no cameras around. How he sits with people in their pain. And holds them in

his heart. He pours over COVID briefings , asking smart questions, letting science guide his way Just as he did when managing the Ebola crisis. And six years ago, when Joe Biden met my family, many of them immigrants, to be in the nation’s capital, I saw Heidi Neil besides my grandmother’s wheelchair. Took her hands in his and said thank you for choosing us, the United States of America as the place to trust with your family Tonight, as a father, son and grandson, as a doctor who swore an oath , and as an American who is my country, I can tell you that Joe Biden is the man I trust. To look out for my family and the leader I know will heal this nation hi, I’m Senator Tammy Baldwin. When I was nine years old I got sick Really sick. I was hospitalized But since my grandparents were the one raising me, and our families help plan didn’t cover grandkids, they were forced to pay out of pocket for my three month hospital stay. I got better. But the insurance companies didn’t. They refused to cover me at any cost because I was marked child with a pre-existing condition. We all have stories like this Stories about a time when the system was rigged against us When we were counted out. Left out. Pushed out. Just think of what we have heard these past four days. Healthcare professionals who don’t have the protective gear they need. Young people whose asthma will get worse as our air quality does Workers who are afraid of losing their jobs. Each story begs the simple fundamental question. The question that gets to the heart of the choice in this election What kind of country do we want to be? Do we want to be a country where millionaires get to dodge taxes to more or one where working families get a break? Do we want to be a country where medical bills bury people in debt to Mark or one where healthcare is affordable for all. Or were to the thousands of people die from a virus. Or where the American dream lives. I think we know the answer to that fundamental question. Because most of us want the same things. Schools in our neighborhoods, racial justice, the freedom to love who we want, dignity in our work, and an economy where small businesses and working families thrive. And over the past month, we have added another to that list. And nation free from COVID That is why Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the only answer in this election. Trust me, they are. You see, there is another part of my story. The part where I ran for office. The part where I served in Congress. The part where I worked with Joe Biden and Barack Obama to make sure kids and grandkids if they are dependence, can stay on their parent’s health insurance until they are 26. We got that. And yes, it was a big if eating veal. That is the America I know. That is the America I love and that is that America we will be with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the White House. A nation that plans. A nation that builds. And they should that builds back. Say it with me there at home. A nation that builds better Here in Wisconsin, our state motto is just one word. Forward This November let’s move forward and never look back. Thank you >> No other nation can match us if we step up. If we leave by the power of our example not by the example of our power. Only thing that can tear a miracle part is America itself. And we cannot let that happen >> If you want to help Joe and, make sure that America stay strong, and Unida, please go to Joe Biden.com and contribute anything that you possibly can Tonight I couldn’t be prouder to be a loyal union member, a passionate climate activists and a patriotic Democrat. Or as Donald Trump will come in at two tomorrow With all due respect sir, it takes one to know one. And now I

would like to introduce you to a real American hero. World War II veteran Ed good >> I am Edward good. I maybe five years old. I’m a veteran of World War II and of Korea. When I wore a uniform I wear only two badges. My parachute wings in the combat infantry badge. I did make one combat jump over the Rhine in Germany. And I am proud of that. I have been a Republican since the 1960s. I am a member of the NRA and I voted for Trump I think Chuck has been the worst president we have ever had. So I will be glad to see him go. I think Joe Biden will be a great leader for the United States Like me, I say Joe Biden I think he cares about doing his proper duty for the United States. And if he is elected that is what he will do. 7 rise up >> This use election is very important. Probably the most important election we’ve had in years. Based on the vision of this country created by the current present, we need to put somebody else in the White House is going to bring us together Now let me just explain something. I have been a long-standing Republican for a long time. And I’m telling you, you got a vote for Joe Biden You have two. I don’t think we could deal with the type of person we have in the White House any longer. So it is up to you America and me because in this election, I’m voting for Joe. I’m absolutely sure he’s going to help us bring this country together once again >> My name is Lakisha Cole. I met my husband 20 years ago. We started dating while I was in college. Once I graduated from college we looked. Two weeks after that he deployed >> This is what I wanted to do You love this country, are you willing to do the hard work it takes to maintain it? >> What was supposed to be a six month deployment actually turned into 11 months There was nothing really to prepare me as a new military spouse on how to deal with the stress >> When people get married they expect to grow old with each other. With multiple combat tours there is no guarantee of any of those things >> Is a long laundry list of uncertainties that we have to juggle >> You know Joe has always cared about military families. They have been through so much When I went to a rack, one of the generals is that I want to share the story with you. In his daughter’s class, it was a Christmas program. And they were playing the of a Maria. And one of the little girls burst into tears. And the teacher ran over and said what’s the matter? And she said that is the song they played at my daddy’s funeral. He died in the war. The teacher had no idea that that little girl’s father had fought in the war and had died. And that night I said to my staff, I’m a teacher, we can do better. We’ve got to do better to help our military kids >> The Bidens have a track work record of helping military families. And we have seen it with the word they have. They were able to rally a country behind us >> Made a women we sent to war to defend our nation, cheer for them and their families while they are gone and care for them when they come home >> It was the very first time that I as a military spouse felt like someone was listening to this and someone here >> It is not just the service member who serves. The entire family serves as well. Joe said we have one sacred obligation to take care of our military members. During this pandemic for sure, so many veterans have lost their jobs. So many military spouses have lost their jobs. That is one of the things that will be a priority in a Biden administration. We will make sure that all America is have healthcare, employment

Things that families need to thrive >> When people so you who they are believe in the first time And we know exactly who Joe is He is the best candidate for America. Not just for our family but for all families >> good evening I’m Tammy Duckworth. When I first enlisted in the Army I was eager to serve my country. Anxious whether I would be able to earn my way into the ranks. But I earned my wings and later commanded my old air assault unit. Learning that serving and leaving in the military is both a privilege and a sacrifice. To be a commander you must always put your troops first. Because one day you may order them to sacrifice every week for our great nation To do that, leaders must command the troops respect and be worthy of their pledge to protect and defend our Constitution. No matter the cost. Military service doesn’t just take sacrifice from moving uniform It is required from the families also. Husband Brian was the one who rest to Walter Reed after I was wounded in Iraq. He was the one holding my hand, waiting for me to wake up. And when I finally did, he was my rock Getting me through those hours, weeks, months of unspeakable pain and an ending surgeries. He was my anger as I related to walk. Helping me through every step in every stumble. Our military spouses hold their families together, praying for their loved one safety wherever they are deployed and serving as caregivers to our disabled servicemembers. And then picking up the pieces and starting again whenever the next tour or the next war arises Joe Biden understands the sacrifices because he has the them himself. When his son Bo deployed to Iraq, his birder was also shouldered by his family Joe knows the fear military families live because he has felt dread of never knowing if your deployed love what is safe He understands there bravery because he has had to muster the same strength every hour of every day but was overseas. That is the kind of leader our servicemembers deserve. One who understands the risks they face and would actually protect them by doing his job as commander-in-chief. Instead, they have a coward in chief who will stand up to Vladimir Putin Read his daily intelligence briefings or even publicly admonish adversaries for reportedly putting bounties on our troops heads. As president, Joe Biden would never let tyrants manipulate him like a puppet. He would never pervert our military to stroke his own ego. He would never turn his back on our troops or threaten them against Americas peacefully exercising their constitutional rights. Joe Biden with stand up for what is right Stand tall for our troops and stand strong against our enemies. Because unlike true, Joe Biden has common decency. He has common sense. He can command both from experience and from strength. Donald Trump doesn’t deserve the coldness of commander in chief for another four minutes, let alone another four years. Our troops deserve better. Our country deserves better. If you agree text more to 303302 like Joe Biden. A leader who cares enough about America to lead. Claimant >> good evening. I’m Beau Biden And Joe Biden is my dad >> Some voices are never silenced. Some work never ceases to change lives. Some people never stop inspiring. Even after they are gone. Beau Biden was a husband, father, brother, son, soldier. Attorney General. He was given just 46 years on this >> He did and 46 years what most of us can do 146. Think of children who are safer because of low. Think about the day that dolls for parents who rest easier families who are freer because of him. Some folks may never know that their lives are better because of Beau Biden But that is okay. Certainly for him that was never the point of public service >> If you knew Bo, you knew he lived by the strictest code of honor, duty, service, country You never had to ask if he would do something the right way. He didn’t know any other way >>

Boded not cut corners. He turned down an appointment to be Delaware’s Attorney General so he can win it fair and square One the field was clear to run for the Senate, he chose to finish his job as AG instead After 9/11 he joined the National Guard because he felt it was his obligation. He did his duty to his country and deployed to Iraq >> Beau Biden served his country in battle. He prosecuted one of the worst child predators in American history. And even though he is no longer with us, every day he still inspires the next president of the United States >> It will be possible for me to be here this fall so I have something to ask of you. Be there for my dad. Like he was for me >> A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. And I was absolutely terrified One of the first people who called me was Joe. His real warmth and kindness on that call him a man I gotta say it made me cry. Our current president has made me cry two. But it never had anything to do with his warmth or kindness. Joe Biden’s empathy is genuine. You can feel it. That is why President Obama asked Jay to head up cancer moonshot. President Obama knows what we all know. Joe Biden understands suffering and loss and sacrifice. Mayor Pete Buttigieg also know something about sacrifice. He volunteered and was deployed to Afghanistan Then return to Indiana to become a highly effective public servant. Say hi to Mayor Pete >> Good evening. Bio Beau Biden lived a life of service. In office and in uniform. When you put your life on the line for this country, you do it, not because it is the country you live in but because it is a country you believe in. I believe in this country. Because America uniquely holds the promise of a place where everyone can belong. We know that for too many and for too long, that promise has been denied. But we also know America is at its best when we make the circle of belonging lighter Just over 10 years ago I joined the military where firing me because of who I am was possible. It was policy. Now and 2020, it is unlawful in America to fire someone because of who they are or who they love. The very ring on my finger, awaiting we celebrated here where I’m standing, reflects how this country can change. Love makes my marriage real. But political courage made it possible Including that of Joe Biden. Who step out ahead even of his party, when he said that marriage equality out to be the law of the land. There is a long way to go. But this much can change between 2010 and 2020, imagine what could change between now and 2030. Imagine what we could achieve, this coalition we are building, this very season, gathering progressive and moderates, independents and even what I like to call future former Republicans. Standing for an America where everyone belongs Joe Biden is right. This is a contest for the soul of the nation. And to me, that contest is not between good Americans and evil Americans. It is the struggle to call out what is good in every American It is up to us. Will America be a place where faith is about healing and not exclusion? Can we become a country that lives up to the truth that Black Lives Matter? Will we handle questions of science and medicine by turning to scientists and doctors? Will we see to it that no one who works full-time can live in poverty? I trust Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to guide us toward that her future Because I have seen up close their empathy and their capacity. Just as I have seen my federal fellow Americans include one another in new ways and do better by the promise of America. The day I was born the idea of an out candidate seeking any federal office at all is laughable. Yet earlier this

year, I campaigned for the presidency, often with my husband at my side, winning delegates to this very convention. Now I come to this convention probably supporting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Joining federal joining fellow Democrats who were squaring off a competition a few months ago. A number of us recently got together to talk about the Joe we know >> I’m Cory Booker welcome to everybody at home. I am very excited to present to you a group of people that ran in the 2020 democratic primary against Joe Biden >> You can think of it sort of like survivor on the interviews of all the people got voted off the island Bernie don’t you laugh because I have questions for you like why does my girlfriend like you more that she likes me? >> I’m curious because Senator Sanders and Senator clovers are, you actually served with Joe Biden in the Senate. I’m wondering if you have the memories of what he was like as a colleague of the city >> I remember one night when I was giving one of those floor speeches inquiry you know what this is like. No one was there No one was watching. I was all alone and I gave my speech with to a completely empty chamber And I walked out of there and I found a wonder my mom wasn’t watching this on C-SPAN? And at that moment the cell phone rang And I actually thought maybe my mom was watching it. And you know it was? It was Joe Biden And that kind of ghost not only his kindness calling me and being a mentor but it also goes to how much he cares about our government and what people are saying. And even when he is at home at night, he is watching Any tears >> Amy, we all want to know did your mother watch the speech? >> No >> You remember the steak Fry when we were waiting to go on? It worked out I was there the same time he was and he pulled me aside at one point he pointed at somebody we both knew who was working on my campaign. But he had known from before. And let me know that it was somebody who had gone through a family tragedy. Joseph found knew about. And just thought it was important for me to know that about someone who was working with me. Over time I realized that is basically who he is. But that always stuck with me >> Elizabeth do you have any remembers as well question mark >> I think the date I saw Joe the clearest was on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. And everyone of course was enormously honored to have the vice president here But at some point in that speech he shifted to the parent who had lost a child. To the man who had lost a wife. To someone who had experienced loss very personally. And he spoke to each of the families from the heart >> That’s phenomenal. I want to ask, what gets you excited about this idea of the inclusion of big ideas from all over the party into the future and the next administration? >> The magic of Joe Biden is that everything he does becomes the new reasonable. If he comes with an ambitious plan to address climate change, all of a sudden, everyone is going to follow his lead. You can see what Kamala also. He wants to build the best team. That is how we are going to rebuild his country. Wes is still optimistic about our country despite very dark days for a lot of our fellow Americans. In large part because of what young people are doing right now. After the murder of Ahmad Arbery and Breanna Taylor and George Floyd, young people by a large lead these protests And they did so in the absolute best traditions of this country The tradition of John Lewis. My optimism and my faith in this country is reflected in those young people. And the way that Joe and Kamala are listening to them and incorporating their ideas and the urgency . And the campaign they are running in the administration are going to leave >> Some people say they don’t know if they are going to vote or not are saying that from a point of privilege that a lot of Americans don’t have. There are so many things were lots of us who live life on the margins this election is going to decide. ABN is not life or death issue for you, but we are all in this together >> Cory, what I would say is that this is clearly the most important election in the modern history of this country. In Joe Biden, you have

a human being who is empathetic, who is honest, who is decent And at this particular moment in American history, my God, that is something that this country absolutely needs >> And all of us, whether you are progressive or whether you are moderates or conservatives, have got to come together to defeat this president >> Thanks for that Bernie. I want to thank you all for joining us for the segment. I mean this sincerely, it was an honor to run against you. And it is even a greater honor to stand with you. In support of Joe Biden in Kamala Harris >> Good evening. I’ve never been much for partisan politics. I supported Democrats, Republicans and independents. I’ve actually been a Democrat, Republican and independent It’s about people. And the two people running for president could not be more different One believes in fact, one does not. Will assist the experts, the other one thinks he knows everything. Looks forward and sees strength in America’s diversity. The other looks backwards and sees immigrants as enemies and white supremacists as allies. Here’s another difference. One has proven he knows how to handle a crisis by helping to leave the economic turnaround after the 2008 recession. While the other has not only failed to Lee, he has made the current crisis much worse. When confronted with the biggest calamity any president has faced in the modern era, Donald Trump spent a year downplaying the threat. Ignoring science and recommending quack cures which led lit COVID-19 spread faster than it should have. Leaving hundreds of thousands needlessly sick or dead. He has failed the American people catastrophically Four years ago I came before this very convention and said New Yorkers no icon will we see one But tonight, I’m not asking you to vote against Donald Trump because of the bad guys. I’m urging you to vote against him because he has done a bad job Today unemployment is at historic highs and small businesses are struggling just to survive. It didn’t have to be this way. Before I ran for mayor I spent 20 years running a business I started from scratch so I want to ask small business owners and their employees one question. And it is a question for everyone. Would you rehire or work for someone who ran your business into the ground? And who always does what’s best for him or her even when it hurts the company? And whose reckless decisions put you in danger. And spend more time tweeting there working. If the answer is no why would we ever rehired Donald Trump for another four years? Trump says we should vote for him because he’s a great businessman. Really? He drove his companies into bankruptcy six times Always leaving behind customers and contractors who were cheated and swindled and stopped doing business with him Will this time, all of us are paying the price. And we can’t let him get away with it again Donald says we should vote for him because the economy was great before the virus. Biden and Obama created more jobs over the last three years and the Trump administration did over there first three And economic growth was higher under Biden and Obama than under Trump. In fact, while Biden helped save 1 million auto industry jobs, Trump has lost 250,000 manufacturing jobs. So when Trump says he was to make America great again, he is making a pretty good case for Joe Biden. Look, our goal should not be to bring back the pandemic economy. It should be as Joe says to build it back better Chose economic plan will create clean energy jobs that help fight another crisis that Trump is ignoring. Climate change. And Joe will rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges. Something trunk Trump has been excessively talked about doing before the last 3 1/2 years he has not done anything. What a joke. And let me tell you little secret Donald Trump’s economic plan was to give a huge tax cut to guys like me who didn’t need it. And then lie about it to everyone else. Well Joe will rollback the tax cut that I got so we can fun things our whole country needs Like training for adults who have lost jobs. And making college more affordable. And investing in American research and development. So that the products of Tamir tomorrow or made today by American workers

Growing up I was taught to believe that America is the greatest country in the world Not because we won the second world war, but because of what we fought it. For freedom, democracy and equality. My favorite childhood book was called Johnny Tremain. About a Boston boy who joins the sons of liberty at the dawn of the American Revolution. At the end of the book Johnny’s stands on Lexington, and sees a nation that is green with spring dreaming of the future. That is the America I know and love. And that is the America we are in danger of losing under this president. So let’s put it into this whole sorry chapter in American history and elect leaders who will bring integrity and stability, sanity and confidence back to the White House. Joe and Kamala, go get them. For all of us Takes vote to 303 30 to learn more. 303 30 is actually not that hard to remember. Watch, person, woman, man, camera, TV, 303 30 Anyone can do it. I want to introduce you not to a young man who Vice President Biden met earlier this year in New Hampshire and help to find his voice. Say hello to Braden Harrington >> Hi my name is Braden Harrington and I’m 13 years old And without Joe Biden I wouldn’t be talking to you today. A few months ago I met them in New Hampshire. He told me that we were members of the same club We stutter. It was really amazing to hear that someone like me became vice president He told me about a book of poems by Gates he would read out loud to practice. He showed me how he marks his addresses to make them easier to say out loud. So I did the same thing today. And now I’m here talking to you today about the future. About our future. My family often says when the world feels better before talking about something normal like going to the movies We all want the world to feel better. We need the world to feel better. I’m just a regular kid. And in a short amount of time Joe Biden made moving forward more confident about something that has been bothering me my whole life. He cared. Imagine what he could do for all of us. Kids like me are counting on you to elect someone we can all look up to. Someone who cares. Someone who will make our country and the world feel better. Were counting on you to elect Joe Biden >> The first time I met Joe it was at my synagogue. I had to do a funeral service and a shiver and toward the end of the service the door opens up. A person who was much younger than the octogenarian Joe there walked in the room. It was our U.S. Senator Joe Biden. He was very respectful. Any state in the back as it was about irreverence. At the end I said Senator Biden why are you here? What he said it was just so lovely. He said this dear lady gave $18 to my campaign from the very first time I started in 1972. So he wanted to show his respect ice by saying thank you And that just blew me away >> he’s always eating ice cream Usually is like vanilla. With chocolate sprinkles The Breyers that has half chocolate and have vanilla

Eating them in the freezer so my grandma see it. He hides it Was everyday. If we don’t talk to him for like a day he will ask what is wrong. He always calls with the same energy. Even after he has tested 15 interviews in a row >> Hi pop I was just talking about you >> I don’t necessarily pick up everyday but I have a lot of voicemails. He will pick up our calls no matter where he is. He will be on stage giving a speech and we will call and he will be like what’s wrong? It’s a lot of time together We’ve grown up together. He has made sure that every single tradition, every holiday we are altogether I don’t think that there’s been any decision, no matter how big or small that we have a decided as a family >> He told us this election will be totally different from any other election ever. He was worried how it would affect his kids. Whether or not we wanted to go through another campaign and be scrutinized by the press There have been talks of a big meeting coming I came down from Penn and Maisie came up from DC and my cousins lived down the road. He thought we were calling a meeting to discuss whether or not we wanted him to but really we were calling him to be like it in that race >> We just knew he had to run And we weren’t going to take no as an answer >> At the end of the day I think we are all very happy we had that meeting >> When you get back give me a call and tell me how the whole thing went okay? >> We want to ensure that our kids live in a nation that is safe, happy, healthy and fair And so this election, we are voting for Joe Biden >> What does Japan mean? >> Mommy I kids be quiet >> I don’t want you to be quiet You deserve to speak and say whatever it is the comes to your mind. At this moment right now >> Every election is important This upcoming election is especially important. Because of the social injustices right now Racial inequality but also because we have children >> Excuse me mommy >> I need to go to the bathroom >> You want to go right now? >> Do you know where the president lives? >> In the White House, Washington, D.C >> Do you know what the president’s job is? >> To tell what happened to the world >> that’s a good one. Keep the environment safe >> That is correct >> If you could create the ideal person to lead this country, what characteristics with that person have? >> >> A very kind personality >> What would you like to see taken care of? >> I would like to see them taking care of the earth and the people >> So girls, it is 2020 and the election is coming up in November. Do you know who is running for president? >> Joe Biden >> exactly >> What would you say if you knew the Joe Biden was going to have a woman as his vice president? >> I’d be happy >> Why? >> Because there are not a lot of women being president and helping alongside the president >> How important do you think your faith is in the way that you live your life? >> Really big. Because I’m grateful for all the things I have. And I love my family >> And with that said everyone we really think you for listening to this very candid conversation. With our daughters. And we just want to encourage you to truly do your research. Think about your own home and what you would like to see projected out into the world in the right direction. Making sure that you vote this election for Biden

>> Whatever you do, please vote Every vote counts. Remember that >> Here is the big question. How much of your time and energy are you willing to devote to elect Joe Biden? Here is my answer, I’m going all in. Look, elections can break your heart But sometimes they can make you sing from the mountaintop. And this year we are going to say This year we are going to elect a president who is honest, experienced, and intelligent. A president who actually believes in the rule of law, who will restore dignity and normalcy to the White House and the soul of this nation. And boy won’t that be something. One of my favorite things Joe Biden says is that you can succeed in life without sacrificing your ideals. Your commitment to family. So who better to introduce our nominee Joe Biden than his children >> We want to tell you what kind of president hour Dan will be >> He will listen and be there when you need him. He will tell you the truth, even when you don’t want to hear it. Was he will never let you down. He will be rocksteady >> The stronger shoulder you can ever lean on. He will be with pride every time you succeed >> He will make your grandkids feel that what they have got to say matters >> He will treat everyone with respect, no matter who you are >> He will get up no matter how many times he’s been knocked down >> He will be the worst enemy anybody ever saw. Was he will be the best friend you ever had >> He will love you with all of his heart >> And if you give him your cell phone number he is to call you >> How do we know? >> Because he is been that way our whole lives. He has been a great father. And we think he will be a great president >> Bowl isn’t with us any longer >> But he is still very much alive in our hearts. And we can still hear his strong voice >> Just like it was yesterday >> Just like it was yesterday 2008 and 2012, he introduced our dad at those convictions >> And if he was here, we are pretty sure we would know what he would say >> So before we show you a film about our dad’s journey, we wanted to give you the last word >> In MOMA small public and private, he is the father I have always known. The grandfather my children love and adore. My father, my hero Joe Biden vice >> our lives have been turned upside down, shattered and shaken. But the American story has had moments like before. And he was there answering the call >> When we came to office 2009, we were going through what was then the worst financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression >> The economy was hemorrhaging hundreds of thousands of jobs a week. People were losing their homes to foreclosure The financial system was in tatters. Auto sales have dropped to near zero levels >> The auto companies faced bankruptcy. And many say let them fail. But Joe remembered his father and what it meant to lose a job >> The Finnigan’s and Biden’s Irish Catholic Joe was there first. And then his sister Valerie >> From the moment I opened my eyes, my big brother was there The thing that was most important was family and family and family. As the postwar faded, Joe’s father struggled to

find work in Scranton. But 140 miles so there was a job cleaning boilers in Wilmington >> There was a long stairway up to the second floor. Dan went up to Joey in our bedroom and said Joey you’ve got to be a big boy >> For the first time Joe saw the heavy burden on a father And it was a lesson he would never forget >>’s job is a lot more than the paycheck. It is about dignity >> The country was losing tens of thousands of jobs a day. And they needed three votes to pass the economic rescue package >> Joe Biden was handling the task of going to get those three Republican votes >> Joe returned to the place where he had been so effective Was passionate argument, sympathetic listening. A willingness to make adjustments in and accommodations to bring people on board >> Will the law finally passed, the president tapped his partner to run the program. Joe track every dollar. Calling mayors and governors >> Talking to them on the phone one on one. He gave all of them his cell phone >> And I watched him bring his heart to that job. It matters that you have in your mind the family that you are trying to reach. The neighborhood that you are trying to reach. The people whose lives are affected by what you do >> The skills that had made him so effective had not come easy When he entered school, there was a problem. Joe had a stunner >> And it is mortifying It allows the child to become an object of ridicule >> When his teacher mimicked him and Joe went home from school, his mother drove him back >> Did you say to my son Mr Biden >> My mother stood up. If you ever talk to my son like that again I will come back and not that bonnet off of your head Joey get back to class >> Joe resolved to overcome his stutter >> Some letters are harder than others. And I used to get up in my best in front of the mirror with a flashlight and practice She would make me look her in the IP look at me. Remember Joey, you are the smartest boy in that class. Nobody is better than you Joey. From having to deal with stuttering, he gave me insight into other people’s pain Other people suffering >> In 19, Joe sought out his summer job that few of his peers consider taking >> He was a lifeguard along with the black lifeguard. That’s when I first seen Joe. And we became friends >> It was one of the best things I’ve ever done because it gave me a sense that we really didn’t know one another >> After Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated, riots broke out in Wilmington. In the National Guard stayed for almost a year >> I quit the law firm and asked for a job to become a public defender. That’s was sort of got me involved in politics >> JK Boggs was a popular war hero in a solidly Republican state And few took Joe’s campaign seriously. In Delaware, the Democratic Party was nonfunctional. When it got time to put up a candidate, they did not want to touch it. This young upstart, Joe Biden who had a lot of ideas and no money, no influence. The parties and okay go ahead Biden give it a whirl >> We would have a coffee and come back and have five more coffees. He was very articulate on the issues. He brought people to say not just that I agree what you’re doing, what can I do to help? Delaware is the first state Biden is a Democrat who is 29 years of age >> But exhilaration soon turned tragedy >> It was clear he decided that I’m not going to be a senator If the boys the me too much >> I was prepared to walk away in 1973. Men like Ted Kennedy and Mike Mansfield and Hubert Humphrey and Fritz Hollings, they convinced me to stay. Just stay six months. Just stay six left >> He could not allow the suffering to debilitate him

Just like he can allow the stuttering to define him >> That is the backbone. There is something bigger than Joe suffering >> The Senate turned out to be a wonderful place for him. He had a real gift for bringing people together >> The three of them had a bond that was forged in sorrow and expanded into joy >> they had built this beautiful family. The circle of trust >> And then extra gift of Ashley >> Growing up it was full of adventure, left her >> We do everything as a family and we have always done everything as a family >> He was always a good loving father. I mean there’s nothing more important to Joe and his children >> It’s hard to explain how ever present he was in our lives >> You don’t have to guess what my dad believes The great benefit of being my father is that he doesn’t have to contort himself >> He had it all. And then he got sick >> The whole world tilted. And it felt like we were all falling off >> Once again Joe faced the unimaginable >> My mother she said bravery resides in every heart. And someday it will be summoned >> The way he survived losing my mom and my sister and then losing my brother, his understanding that he had had a purpose >> Every day I get up I asked myself I hope he’s proud of me Because that’s what makes me move on >> For this time in the Senate and in the White House, Joe always found a way forward Forging unlikely friendships and alliances. And the time after time, he made progress possible And always holding in his heart the struggle of his family. And every family. Always fighting to make his country hole >> It is a very rare quality to bring your empathy skills to the process of governing. Joe Biden never forgets that. That is the point of moving the wheels of government >> He will keep his word. He will reach out and hear what other people have to say >> To have somebody who believes in the best in us? Someone like Joe Biden with American idea That is the kind of person who I was. I want >> Good evening. Ella Baker, as I am of the civil rights movement left us with this wisdom. Give people life and they will find a way. Give people life. Those are words for our time. The current president has cloaked American darkness for much too long. Too much anger too much fear too much division. Here and now I give you my word. If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I will be an ally of light not the darkness. It is time for us, for we the people, to come together. And make no mistake, United we can and will overcome this season of darkness in America. So choose hope over fear. Fax over fiction. Fairness over privilege. I’m a proud Democrat And I will be proud to carry the banner of our party into the general election. So it is with great honor and humility I accept his nomination for president of the United States of America. But while I will be a Democratic candidate, I will be an American president I will work hard for those who didn’t support me. As hard for them as I did for those that did vote for me. That is the job of a president. To represent all of us. Not just our base or our party. This is not a partisan moment. This must be an American

moment The cause for hope and light and love. Hope for our future, like to see our way forward and love for one another. America isn’t just a collection of clashing interests of red states and blue states. We are so much bigger than that. We are so much better than that. Nearly a century ago, Franklin Roosevelt pledged the new deal in in time of massive unemployment, uncertainty and fear. Stricken by a disease, stricken by a virus , FDR insisted that he would recover and prevail. And he believed America could as well And he did and we can as well This campaign isn’t just about winning votes. It is about winning the heart, and yes the soul of America. Winning in for the generous among us. Not the selfish. Winning in four workers who keep this country going, not just the privileged few at the top. Winning for those communities who have known the injustice of the knee on the neck. For all the young people who have known only America being rising in inequity is freaking opportunity. They deserve the experience of America’s promise. They deserve to experience it in full. You know, no generation ever knows what history will ask of it. All we can ever know is whether we are ready when that moment arrives. And now history has delivered us to one of the most difficult moments America has ever faced. For historic crises all at the same time. A perfect storm. The worst pandemic in over 100 years the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the most compelling call for racial justice is the 60s, and the undeniable realities and the accelerating threats of climate change. The question for us is simple, are we ready? I believe we are. We must be. You know, all elections are important. We know in our bones as many have said America is at an inflection point. The time of real peril and also extraordinary possibilities. We can choose a path and become angrier , less hopeful, more divided, a path of shadow and suspicion. Or we can choose a different path, and together take this chance to heal, to reform, to unite. A path of hope and light. This is a life-changing election. This will determine what America is going to look like for a long time Character is on the ballot Compassion is on the ballot Decency, science, democracy, they are all on the ballot. Who we are as a nation, what we stand for. Most importantly who we want to be, that is all on the ballot. And the choice could not be more clear. No rhetoric is needed. Just justice president on the fact. 5 million Americans affected by COVID-19 More than 170,000 Americans have died. By far, the worst performance of any nation on earth. More than 50 million people have filed for unemployment this year. Or than 10 million people are going to lose their health insurance this year. Nearly one in six small businesses and closed this year And this president, if he is reelected, you know what will happen. Cases and deaths will remain far too high. More mom-and-pop businesses will close their doors at this time for good. Working families will struggle to get by. And yet the wealthiest 1% will get tens of billions of dollars in new tax breaks An assault on affordable care act will continue until it is destroyed. Taking insurance away from 20 million people Including more than 15 million people on Medicaid. Getting rid of the protections that President Obama worked so hard to get past. For people who have hundred million more people who have pre-existing conditions And speaking of President Obama, a man I was honored to serve alongside his eight years as vice president. Let me take this moment to say something we’ll say nearly enough. Thank you Mr President you were a great president. The president our children could and they look up to. Know what is going to say that about the current occupant

of the White House. We know about this president is that he has given four more years, he will be what he has been for the last four years. The president takes no responsibility. Refuses to leave. Blames others. Cozies up to dictators and fans the flames of hate and division. He will wake up every day believing the job is all about him. Never about you Is that the America you want? For you your family your children? I see a different America. One that is generous and strong. Selfless and humble It is in America we can rebuild together. As president, the first step I will take is to get control of the virus that has ruined so many lives Because understand something this president has it from the beginning, we will never get our economy back on track, we will never get our keys safely back in school, we would never have our lives back until we deal with this virus. The tragedy of where we are today is it didn’t have to be this bad. Just look around. It’s not as bad in Canada or Europe or Japan are almost anywhere else in the world. And the president keeps telling of the virus is going to disappear. He keeps waiting for a miracle. Well I have news for him. No miracle is coming We leave the world and confirmed cases and in death. Our economy is in tatters with black, Latino, Asian-American, Native American communities bearing the brunt of it. And after all this time the president still does not have a plan. I do. I’m your president on day one , we will implement a national strategy I’ve been laying out since March. We will develop and deploy rapid tests with results available immediately. We will make the medical supplies a protective equipment our country needs. We will make them here in America so we would never again be at the mercy of China or of the four countries in order to protect our own people. Make sure our schools have the resources they need to be open, safe and effective will put politics aside and take the muzzles of our expert so the public is the information they need and deserve The is true. They can handle it We will have a national mandate to wear a mask. Not as — We will do what we have done from the very beginning. Our current president has failed He’s failed to protect us he’s failed to protect America. In my fellow Americans, that is unforgivable. As president I will make you a promise. I will protect America, I will defend us from every attack seen and unseen. Always without exception every time look, understand Understand how hard it is to have any hope right now LIFE, LIBERTY, PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. MY DAD WAS AN HONORABLE DECENT MAN. HE GOT KNOCKED DOWN A FEW TIMES PRETTY

HARD. HE ALWAYS GOT BACK UP. HE WORKED HARD AND HE BUILT A GREAT MIDDLE CLASS LIFE FOR OUR FAMILY. HE USE TO SAY JOEY, I DON’T EXPECT THE GOVERNMENT TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS. HE’D SAY JOEY, A JOB IS ABOUT A LOT MORE THAN A PAY CHECK. IT’S ABOUT YOUR DIGNITY IT’S ABOUT RESPECT. IT’S ABOUT YOUR PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY IT’S ABOUT BEING ABLE TO LOOK YOUR KID IN THE EYE AND SAY HONEY, IT’S GOING TO BE OKAY AND MEAN IT. I’VE NEVER FORGOTTEN THOSE LESSONS. THAT’S WHY MY ECONOMIC PLAN IS ALL ABOUT JOBS, DIGNITY, RESPECT, AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER WE CAN AND WILL REBUILD OUR ECONOMY. WHEN WE DO, WE’LL NOT ONLY BUILD BACK, WE’LL BUILD BACK BETTER WITH MODERN ROADS, BRIDGES, HIGHWAYS, BROAD BAND, PORTS, AIRPORTS AS A NEW FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, WITH PIPES TO TRANSPORT CLEAN WATER TO EVERY COMMUNITY. WITH 5 MILLION NEW MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY JOBS SO THE FUTURE IS MADE IN AMERICA. OF THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THAT LOWERS PREMIUMS, DE7 DUCTABLES, DRUG PRICES, BY PITCHED BUILDING ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT HE’S TRYING TO RIP AWAY. EDUCATION TRAINS OUR PEOPLE FOR THE BEST JOBS OF THE 21st CENTURY. THERE’S NOT A SINGLE THING AMERICAN WORKERS CAN’T DO. WHERE COST DOESN’T PREVENT YOUNG PEOPLE FROM GOING TO COLLEGE AND STUDENT DEBT DOESN’T CRUSH THEM WHEN THEY GET OUT. FOR THE CHILD CARE AND ELDER CARE SYSTEM THAT MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR PARENTS TO GO TO WORK AND FOR ELDERLY TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES WITH DIGNITY. WITH AN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM THAT POWERS OUR ECONOMY AND REFLECTS OUR VALUES AND WITH NEWLY EMPOWERED LABOR UNION. THEY’RE THE ONES THAT BUILT THE MIDDLE CLASS WITH EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN, WITH RISING WAGES YOU CAN RAISE A CHILD ON, A FAMILY ON YES, WE’RE GOING TO DO MORE THAN PRAISE OUR ESSENTIAL WORKERS. WE’RE TIMELY GOING TO PAY THEM. WE CAN AND WE WILL DEAL WITH CLIMATE CHANGE IT’S NOT ONLY A CRISIS, IT’S AN ENORMOUS OPPORTUNITY. AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AMERICANS TO LEAD THE WORLD IN CLEAN ENERGY AND CREATE MILLIONS OF NEW GOOD PAYING JOBS IN THE PROCESS. WE CAN PAY FOR THESE INVEST PRESIDENTS BY ENDING LOOPHOLES, UNNECESSARY LOOPHOLES AND PRESIDENT’S $1.3 TRILLION TAX GIVE AWAY TO THE WEALTHIEST 1% AND BIGGEST MOST PROFITABLE CORPORATION SOME OF WHICH DO NOT PAY ANY TAX AT ALL. BECAUSE WE DON’T NEED A TAX CODE THAT REWARDS WEATHER MORE THAN WEALTH MORE THAN WORK. I’M NOT LOOKING TO PUNISH ANYONE. IT’S TIME BIGGEST CORPORATIONS IN THIS COUNTRY PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE. FOR OUR SENIORS IS, SOCIAL SECURITY IS A SACRED OBLIGATION, A SACRED PROMISE MADE THEY PAID FOR. THE CURRENT PRESIDENT IS THREATENING TO WREAK THAT PROMISE. HE’S PROPOSING TO ELIMINATE A TAX THAT PACE HALF THE SOCIAL SECURITY WITHOUT ANY WAY OF MAKING UP FOR THAT LOST REVENUE RESULTING IN CUTS. I WILL NOT LET THAT HAPPEN. IF I’M YOUR PRESIDENT, WE’RE GOING TO PROTECT SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE. YOU HAVE MY WORD. ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL VOICES WE HEAR IN THE COUNTRY TODAY IS FROM OUR YOUNG PEOPLE. THEY’RE SPEAKING TO INIQUITY AND INJUSTICE THAT’S GROWN UP IN AMERICA. ECONOMIC INJUSTICE, RACIAL INJUSTICE, ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE. I HEAR THEIR VOICES IF YOU LISTEN, YOU CAN HEAR THEM TOO. WHETHER THERE’S EXISTENTIAL THREAT POSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE, THE DAILY FEAR OF BEING GUNNED DOWN IN SCHOOLS, OR THE ABOUT TO GET STARTED ON YOUR FIRST JOB, IT WILL BE THE WORK OF THE NEXT PRESIDENT TO RESTORE THE PROMISE OF AMERICA TO EVERYONE. I’M NOT GOING TO HAVE TO DO IT ALONE BECAUSE I’LL HAVE A GREAT VICE PRESIDENT AT MY SIDE. SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS IS A POWERFUL VOICE FOR THIS NATION. HER STORY IS THE AMERICAN STORY. SHE KNOWS ABOUT THE OBSTACLES THROWN IN THE WAY OF SO MANY IN OUR COUNTRY. WOMEN, PLAQUE WOMEN, BLACK AMERICANS, SOUTH ASIAN AMERICANS, IMMIGRANTS, LEFT OUT AND LEFT

BEHIND. SHE’S OVERCOME EVERY OBSTACLE SHE’S EVER FACED NO ONE HAS BEEN TOUGHER ON BIG BANKS AND GUN LOBBY AND TOUGHER ON CALLING OUT ADMINISTRATION FOR EXTREMISM, FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE LAW, FAILURE TO SIMPLY TELL THE TRUTH. KAMALA AND I BOTH DRAW FROM OUR FAMILIES. THAT’S WHERE WE GET OUR STRENGTH. FOR KAMALA, DOUG AND THEIR FAMILIES. FOR ME IT’S JILL AND OURS. I’VE SAID MANY TIMES NO MAN DESERVES ONE GREAT LOVE IN HIS LIFE LET ALONE TWO. I’VE KNOWN TWO. AFTER LOSING MY FIRST WIFE IN THAT CAR ACCIDENT, JILL CAME INTO MY LIFE. SHE PUT OUR FAMILY BACK TOGETHER. SHE IS AN EDUCATOR, MOM, MILITARY MOM, UNSTOPPABLE FORCE. SHE PUTS HER MIND TO IT, JUST GET OUT OF THE WAY. SHE’S GOING TO GET IT DONE. SHE WAS A GREAT SECOND LADY AND I KNOW SHE’LL MAKE A GREAT FIRST LADY FOR THIS NATION SHE LOVES THIS NATION SO MUCH. HUNTER, ASHLEY, OUR GRANDCHILDREN WHICH, MY BROTHERS AND SISTER. THEY GIVE US COURAGE. WHILE HE’S NO LONGER WITH US, BEAU INSPIRES ME EVERYDAY. BEAU SERVED OUR NATION IN UNIFORM. A YEAR IN IRAQ AND DECORATED IRAQI WAR VETERAN. I TAKE VERY PERSONALLY THE PROFOUND RESPONSIBILITY OF SERVING THIS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. I’LL BE A PRESIDENT THAT WILL STAND WITH OUR ALLIES AND FRIENDS AND MAKE IT CLEAR TO OUR ADVERSARIES THE DAYS OF COZYING UP TO DICTATORS IS OVER. UNDER PRESIDENT BIDEN, AMERICA WILL NOT TURN A BLIND EYE TO RUSSIAN BOUNTIES ON HEADS OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS. NOR WILL I PUT UP WITH INTERFERENCE IN OUR SACRED EXERCISE, VOTING. I’LL START STAND FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY. I’LL WORK FOR A MORE SECURE, PEACEFUL, PROSPEROUS WORLD. HISTORY HAS THRUST ONE MORE URGENT TASK ON US. WILL WE BE THE GENERATION THAT FINALLY WAKES OUT THE RACISM FROM OUR NATIONAL CHARACTER? I BELIEVE WE’RE UP TO IT. I BELIEVE WE’RE READY. A WEEK AGO THURSDAY WAS THE THIRD EVENT IN CHARLOTTESVILLE. CLOSE YOUR EYES. REMEMBER WHAT YOU’RE SEEKING IN NEON NAZI, CLANSMAN, WHITE SUPREMACIST COMING OUT OF FIELD WITH IS LIGHTED TORCHES, VEINS BULGING, SPEWING ANTISEMITIC BILE. REMEMBER THOSE SPREADING HATE AND THOSE WITH THE COURAGE TO STAND AGAINST IT REMEMBER WHAT 2 PRESIDENT SAID WHEN ASKED? HE SAID THOSE ARE VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES THAT WAS A WAKE UP CALL FOR US AS A COUNTRY. FOR ME, A CALL TO ACTION. AT THAT MOMENT, I KNEW I’D HAVE TO RUN. MY FATHER TAUGHT US THAT SILENCE WAS COMPLICITY. I CAN NEVER REMIND SILENT OR COMPLICIT. I SAID WE’RE IN THE BATTLE AT SOUL OF THIS NATION AND WE ARE >> ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS I’VE HAD THIS ENTIRE CAMPAIGN WAS SOMEONE MUCH TOO YOUNG TO INVOLVEMENT I MET WITH 6-YEAR-OLD GEONA FLOYD, THE DAY BEFORE HER DADDY GEORGE FLOYD WAS LAID TO REST. SHE’S AN INCREDIBLY BRAVE LITTLE GIRL I’LL NEVER FORGET WHEN I KNOW LEANED DOWN TO SPEAK TO HER, SHE LOOKED IN MY EYES AND SAID, QUOTE, DADDY CHANGED THE WORLD. DADDY CHANGED THE WORLD HER WORDS BURROWED DEEP IN MY HEART. MAYBE GEORGE FLOYD’S MURDER WAS A BREAKING POINT MAYBE JOHN LEWIS’ PASSING INSPIRATION. HOW FAR IT COMES TO BE AND HOWEVER IT HAPPENED, AMERICA ISED IN JOHN’S WORDS TO LAY DOWN, QUOTE THE HEAVY BURDEN OF HATE AT LAST AND THE HARD WORK OF RUDY NOW,

OUR SYSTEMIC RACISM. OUR AMERICAN HISTORY TELLS US THAT IT’S BEEN IN OUR DARKEST MOMENTS WE MADE OUR GREAT ZEST PROGRESS. THAT WE FOUND THE LIGHT. THIS DARK WOMAN I BELIEVE WILL MAKE GREAT PROGRESS AGAIN. WE CAN FIND THE LIGHT ONCE MORE. YOU KNOW, MANY PEOPLE HAVE HEARD ME SAY. I ALWAYS BELIEVED YOU COULD DEFINE AMERICA IN ONE WORD, POSSIBILITIES. DEFINING FEATURE AMERICA, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. THAT IN AMERICA, EVERYONE AND I MEAN EVERYONE SHOULD BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO AS FAR AS THEIR DREAMS AND GOD GIVEN ABOUT WILL TAKE THEM. WE CAN NEVER LOSE THAT TIMES AS CHALLENGING AS THESE, I BELIEVE THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY FORWARD. UNITED AMERICA, UNITED IN OUR PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION. UNITED AND OUR DREAMS OF A BETTER FUTURE FOR US AND OUR CHILDREN. UNITED IN OUR DETERMINATION TO MAKE THE COMING YEARS BRIGHT. ARE YOU READY? I BELIEVE WE ARE. THIS IS A GREAT NATION WE’RE A GOOD AND DECENT PEOPLE FOR LORD’S SAKE, THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THERE’S NEVER BEEN ANYTHING WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH WHEN WE’VE DONE IT TOGETHER. THE IRISH POET ONCE WROTE, HISTORY SAYS DON’T HOPE ON THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE BUT THEN ONCE IN A LIFETIME, THE LONGED FOR TIDAL WAVE JUSTICE CAN RISE UP AND HOPE AND HISTORY RHYME THIS IS OUR MOMENT TO MAKE HOPE AND HISTORY RHYME WITH PASSION AND PURPOSE. LET US BEGIN, YOU AND I TOGETHER, ONE NATION UNDERGOD, UNITE OUR LOVE FOR AMERICA. UNITE OUR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER. FOR LOVE IS MORE POWERFUL THAN HATE. HOPE IS MORE POWERFUL THAN FEAR. LIGHT IS MORE POWERFUL THAN DARK. THIS IS OUR MOMENT. THIS IS OUR MISSION HISTORY MAY BE ABLE TO SAY THE END OF THIS CHAPTER OF AMERICAN DOCTORS BEGAN HERE TONIGHT AS LOVE AND HOPE AND LIGHT JOIN IN THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE NATION. THIS IS A BATTLE WE WILL WIN AND WILL DO IT TOGETHER I PROMISE YOU. THANK YOU. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD PROTECT OUR TROOPS. GOOD NIGHT >>> WITH THE PROMISE TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN

AMERICA, CHOOSE HOPE OVER FREE, FACTS OVER FICTION,

JOE BIDEN MAKES HIS CASE TO THE COUNTRY’S TOP JOB. HE STARTS A 75 DAY SPRINT TO ENCOURAGE AVERAGE AMERICANS TO VOTE. SO LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW HE DID TONIGHT IN HIS GOAL OF MOTIVATING HIS BASE AND INSPIRING NEW FANS. FIRST OFF, HANNAH JULE OUTSIDE THE CHASE CONVENTION CENTER WHERE WE’RE SEEING FIREWORKS GOING OFF, CARS HONKING AND PEOPLE CHEERS >> I DON’T KNOW HOW CLEAR IT WAS AT HOME IF YOU COULD SEE THE SPECK IS TACK ALREADY FIREWORKS DISPLAY. I MAY BE ONE OF A THOUSAND PEOPLE THAT EXPERIENCED THAT. I’M HERE WITH TWO FELLOW JOE BIDEN SUPPORTERS. WE HAD THE EXPERIENCE OF WATCHING THIS IN PERSON, SOME OF THE ONLY PEOPLE. IT WAS TRULY A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE FROM WHAT I SAW PEOPLE TWEETING ABOUT. HERE THERE WAS A LOT OF NOISE AND LAUGHTER FOR THE JOKES. I HAVE A FEELING IT WAS A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE AND FUNNY JOE BIDEN WAS JUST INSIDE AND DIDN’T GET THE HONKING AND ENERGY AND CHEERING FEEL LUCKY TO HAVE GOTTEN THIS PARTY FOR THE FIRST TIME EARLIER IN SIX MONTHS. TELL ME WHY YOU’RE HERE TONIGHT? I’M PART OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WE PUT THIS EVENT ON TONIGHT IT’S BEEN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING DEMOCRATS FROM ALL ACROSS THE STATE CAME OUT TO

SUPPORT JOE BIDEN, DELAWARE’S SON. HE CAME OUT TO WATCH THE FIREWORKS. THAT CAPPED OFF THE AMAZING NIGHT OF HIGH ENERGY THAT’S GOING TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE NATION >> WHAT’S YOUR REVIEW OF TONIGHT AND THE WHOLE DNC? I THINK TONIGHT HAS BEEN AMAZING. IT WAS GREAT BECAUSE HONESTLY THE FIREWORKS WERE A SURPRISE I LOVE FIREWORKS WHEN THEY’RE IN THE RIGHT CONTEXT HERE. IT WAS NICE AND CELEBRATORY. I THINK THE DNC’S PLATFORM IS YOU KNOW, IT’S GOING. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN GREAT. I’M GLAD THAT JOE BIDEN CAME TO DELAWARE AND THAT WE GOT TO SEE HIM AND THAT WE’RE NOT FORGOTTEN SO THAT’S NICE. IT FELT VERY PERSONAL WITH HIM COMING OUT WATCHING THE FIREWORKS WITH US >> WHAT DO YOU THINK IS MISSING FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM IS PERHAPS? I THINK OUR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IN TERMS OF RACIAL EQUITY AND IN TERM OF THE ENVIRONMENT. I THINK WE HAVE A LOT TO DO IN AMERICA, AND I WORK WITH AN ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS BLACK MOTHERS IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE. IT’S CALLED BLACK MOTHERS IN POWER. WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE HEALTH OF BLACK WOMEN GIVING BIRTH OR BLACK PEOPLE WHO ARE BIRTHING. I FEEL THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE RACIAL EQUALITIES IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. I DIDN’T SEE THAT ADDRESSED. I’D LIKE TO SEE WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT. WE ALL LIVE HERE ON THIS PLANET TOGETHER. I THINK THERE SHOULD BE ACTION >> I KNOW YOU’RE RUNNING FOR OFFICE AND ALSO YOU KNOW JOE BIDEN IN PERSON. TELL ME ABOUT. THAT HE’S BEEN A LONG TIME FAMILY FRIEND >> HE WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN SENATOR TO SERVE IN DELL D. HIS SON AND JOE BIDEN HAVE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE THEY WERE YOUNG IT’S BEEN AN AMAZING FAMILY CONNECTION THERE. I THINK THAT TRANSITIONED TWO GENERATIONS. I GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW BEAU BIDEN WHEN HE WAS WORKING DOWN AT LAKE HALL. THE IS RELATIONSHIP HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE AND SOMETHING SPECIAL TO ME >> YOUR FIRST DISTRICT IS CITY COUNCIL >> YES. I’M RUNNING ON A PLATFORM OF OPPORTUNITY, JUSTICE, INVESTMENT TO OUR COMMUNITIES NOT JUST OUR BIG DEVELOPMENTS OR CORPORATIONS OR DOWNTOWN. ACTUALLY LOOKING HOW WE CAN HELP OUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO BUILD THEM BACK UP. OUR MOST IMPORTANT INFRASTRUCTURE IS OUR YOUTH. THEY’RE AT THE CENTER OF GUN VIOLENCE NOW AND HOUSING CRISIS. HOW WE CAN LIFT OFF >> THANKS SO MUCH >> VERY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE. I CAN’T SPEAK TO THE EXPERIENCE AT HOME. HOPEFULLY YOU’LL HAVE OTHER EXPERTS TO HELP YOU OUT DISCUSSION THE NIGHT. I’M ENJOYING THE FIREWORKS, THE MEMORY FOR NOW. BACK TO YOU LIBBY >> THANKS SO MUCH HANNAH. WE GOT A GLIMPSE TOO. LET’S TALK HOW TONIGHT WENT AND HOW JOE BIDEN WENT WITH MY COLLEAGUE. CAPITOL HILL REPORTER AND JAMES IS HOMAN, NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER. LET’S MIX IT UP WITH YOU AND ALL THE THINGS YOU COVER. YOU COVER PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE WHITE HOUSE. YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING THIS CONVENTION. DID PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TEAM SET THE BAR TOO LOPE ON JOE BIDEN BY TRYING TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE HE COULDN’T STRING A SENTENCE TOGETHER, COULDN’T KEEP COHERENT THOUGHTS. WE DIDN’T SEE HIM STUMBLING AT ALL TONIGHT >> THAT’S RIGHT. THE BIDEN PERFORMANCE TONIGHT WAS NOTHING LIKE THE CHARACTER THAT TRUMP AND HIS CAMPAIGN TRAIN HAVE TRIED TO PAINT OF HIM AS THIS SORT OF OLD FOOL WHO CAN’T PUT A SPEECH TOGETHER THAT WAS A WELL EXECUTED, WELL PERFORMED, WELL ARGUED SPEECH BY BIDEN. WE’VE BEEN WATCHING BIDEN FOR DECADES IN NATIONAL POLITICS. I COVERED HIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE AS VICE PRESIDENT S. I DON’T THINK I’VE SEEN HIM DELIVER A SPEECH OR RISE TO A MOMENT THE WAY HE DID TONIGHT. THE CHALLENGE OF COURSE IS FOR HIM TO SUSTAIN THAT ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE ELECTION AND THROUGH THE THREE DEBATES HE’S EXPECTED TO HAVE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. IT BLEW A HOLE IN THE ARGUMENT AND CARICATURE TRUMP TRIED TO PAINT OF BIND >> LET’S GO TO WHAT STOOD OUT IN JOE BIDEN’S SPEECH. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE PERSONAL AS WELL AS THE POLITICAL AGENDA HE LAID FOR US >> WITH THE PERSONAL, HE’S ALWAYS ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THE TRAGEDIES HE’S EXPERIENCE MAKE THOSE SORT OF HIS PITCH TO AMERICANS HE KNOWS MANY STRUGGLES THAT ALL OF US EXPERIENCE. HE TOUCHED ON THAT. HE DID A LOT OF THE COMMON LAYING OUT THE PLATFORM AND WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO AS PRESIDENT. HE SAID ON DAY ONE, HE’S GOING TO HANDLE THE CORONAVIRUS. HE’LL MAKE A MASK MANDATE. HE TALKED ABOUT PROTECTING SO HE SHOULD AND MEDICARE. THE UNDERCURRENT IS THE ARGUMENT HE HAS A CHARACTER FOR PRESIDENT. WE HEARD IT ALL WEEK FOR HIS SURROGATES AND

OTHERS SAYING HE HAS THE CHARACTER TO BE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND IT’S IN STARK CONTRAST TO THE CURRENT PRESIDENT. I THINK THAT’S REALLY THE CASE THAT HE MADE THROUGHOUT THE SPEECH. ONE OF HIS LINES WAS THIS IS A LIFE CHANGING ELECTION. CHARACTER AND DECENCY IS ON THE BALLOT. THIS ELECTION WILL DETERMINE THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE FEW FUTURE. RHONDA, JOE BIDEN OPENED UP WITH A QUOTE FROM THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST. GIVE PEOPLE LIGHT AND THEY’LL FIND A WAY >> THAT’S RIGHT. YOU KNOW, THAT’S A VERY IS POIGNANT QUOTE HE’S SAYING THAT ABOUT HIMSELF HE HAS THE LEADERSHIP, THE 36 PLUS YEARS ON THE HILL. HE HAS EXPERIENCE OF BEING A VICE PRESIDENT. HE HAS THE CHOP SO TO SPEAK TO BE THE PRESIDENT AND PERSONAL CONNECTION AS WELL WE CAN BE LED OUT OF THE DARKNESS. HE SAID A LINE ABOUT THAT. THIS IS THE MOMENT WE CAN MAKE TODAY WE’RE LED OUT OF DARKNESS >> JAMES HOMAN, I’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR GRADE FOR THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AS HE TACKLED THIS SPEECH TONIGHT. WE’VE BEEN BUILDING UP TO THIS MOMENT. THAT’S HOW CONVENTIONS WORK. SO MUCH TO BE SAID ABOUT THE OTHER EVENTS AND SPEECHES. REALLY IT’S ULTIMATELY ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND WHAT IN THIS CASE HE’S ABLE TO DO >> YEAH, I THINK JOE BIDEN OFFERED REASSURANCE TONIGHT. BARACK OBAMA’S SPEECH LAST NIGHT WAS A WARNING. A LOT OF HIS SPEECHES WE’VE HEARD HAVE BEEN WARNINGS ABOUT OBVIOUSLY THAT BIDE SEASON WARNED ABOUT THE DANGER OF STAYING IN THE DARKNESS AND HAD THE LIGHT DARKNESS FRAME. THE WHOLE NIGHT FELT ROADWAY SURING VOTERS THIS GUY IS NOT — WE’RE GOING TO HEAR NEXT WEEK AT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION, HIJACKS HE’S NOT SOME ZEALOUS GUY. THAT’S THE WHOLE THEME TONIGHT ABOUT REASSURING PEOPLE HE’S JUST A FUNDAMENTALLY DECENT GUY WHETHER IT’S HELPING THE BRAIDEN IN IN IN WITH HIS STUTTER. THAT POWERFUL VIDEO OR THE WAY WHEN HIS FORMER OPPONENTS HAD THE KIND OF CONVERSATION IS. CORY BOOKER LIKE ACTING THE SURVIVORS, PEOPLE VOTED OFF THE ISLAND. PETE BUTTIGIEG SAID BIDEN POINTED OUT SOMEONE WORKING FOR HIM AND TOLD HIM ABOUT A FAMILY PROBLEM HE HAD. AMY KLOBUCHAR SAID BIDEN CALLED AFTER SHE GAVE A SPEECH HE CALLED AFTER SHE WAS IN THE AMTRAK MAGAZINE. SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE BUT ME HAS BIDEN’S CELL NUMBER. THEY WERE TRYING TO CONVEY THIS IS SOMEONE THAT’S ACCESSIBLE. A CAREER POLITICIAN AND THIS ISN’T A NEW THEME TONIGHT. WE SAW THE WOMAN THAT PUT HIS NAME INTO NOMINATION, JACQUELYN, ELEVATOR OPERATOR AT NEW YORK TIME SAID JOE TOOK ME INTO HIS HEART AND TOOK ME INTO THAT MEETING WITH THE EDITORIAL BOARD. BIDEN TIED A BOW AROUND IT. THAT’S THE BEST SPEECH I’VE EVER HEARD. HE HAD GIVEN MORE SPEECHES IN THE SENATE THAN YOU COULD REALLY COUNT AND SPEAKING TO AN EMPTY SENATE FLOOR IS GOOD PRACTICE SPEAKING TO A MOSTLY EMPTY CHASE CENTER >> THAT’S A GREAT POINT JAMES WE DID SEE A NUMBER FROM THE FORMER DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES THROUGHOUT TONIGHT’S PROGRAMMING AND THAT UNUSUAL ZOOM MEETING. WE’RE ALL SO USE TO BUT NONE LIKE THIS ONE THAT WE’VE ALL BEEN A PART OF. LET’S GO TO JOYCE WITH MANY CANDIDATES OVER THE PAST YEAR ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL JOYCE, WHAT DID YOU MAKE OF THE APPEARANCES FROM BIDE’S FORMER COMPETITORS? THE LAST TIME WE SAW A LOT OF THESE FORMER CANDIDATES ON A NATIONAL STAGE SO TO SPEAK WAS DURING THE EARLY PRIMARY PROCESS. WE REMEMBER THEM ON A DEBATE STAGE SPARRING WITH ONE ANOTHER AND TALK ABOUT ONE ANOTHER ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. TONIGHT WAS A MOMENT WE SAW SEVERAL OF HIS FORMER COMPETITORS COME TOGETHER AND SUPPORT BOTH JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET. SOME OF THOSE STORIES WE IN REGARD CORY BOOKER THAT TALKED ABOUT UNION JOBS. JOE BIDEN HAS CAME OUT AND SUPPORTED UNIONS AND DONE CAMPAIGN EVENTS AT UNIONS BOOKER TALKED ABOUT HIS GRANDFATHER WAS A MEMBER OF A UNION AND THAT SET HIM UP TO SEND COREY’S MOTHER TO SCHOOL. WE HEARD FROM MICHAEL BLOOMBERG THAT ATTACKED TRUMP’S RECORD AS A BUSINESSMAN AND DREW CONTRAST BETWEEN TRUMP AND BIDEN. WE HEARD FROM MAYOR BUTTIGIEG THAT TALKED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY, TALKING ABOUT HOW HE WAS STANDING IN HIS WEDDING VENUE. OF COURSE HE WAS THE

FIRST OPENLY GAY DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. NO OTHER MOMENT STOOD OUT MORE THAN THE ZOOM CALL YOU MENTIONED WHERE WE SAW SEVEN FORMER DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES HAVING A CONVERSATION. CORY BOOKER ASKING EACH WHAT THEIR FAVORITE MOMENT OF FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AND DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE JOE BIDEN HAS BEEN. TWO OF THOSE MOMENTS IT STOOD OUT TO ME WHEN AMY KLOBUCHAR TALKED ABOUT HOW HER FAVORITE MOMENT WAS THIS TIME SHE WAS SPEAKING ON THE SENATE FLOOR. THERE WAS NO ONE THERE. SHE WAS WONDERING WHO WAS LISTENING TO THIS SPEECH JOKING THAT HER MOTHER WAS THE ONLY ONE LISTENING. SHE GOT A CALL SHORTLY AFTER SHE HAD GIVEN THE SPEECH THINKING IT WAS HER MOM AND IT WAS JOE BIDEN. ANOTHER MOMENT THAT STOOD OUT TO ME WAS WHEN ELIZABETH WARREN WAS GIVING HER FAVORITE BIDEN MOMENT. SHE SAID THAT THE BOSTON BOMB MARATHON ANNIVERSARY ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY, JOE BIDEN CAME TO BOSTON IN HIS CAPACITY AS A VICE PRESIDENT AT THE TIME TALKING TO FAMILIES. SHE SAID THERE WAS A MOMENT SHE SAW BIDEN SHIFT TO BECOMING NOT A FORMAL SPEAKER BUT AN EM PATHETIC PERSON WHO WAS GRIEVING WITH THESE FAMILIES AS HE WAS TALKING TO THEM. IN TERMS OF MESSAGE OF UNITY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WAS TRYING TO S THIS WAS ONE OF THE STRONGEST POINTS THROUGHOUT THE CONVENTION WEEK IT WAS A VISUALLY EFFECTIVE MOMENT FOR THAT MESSAGE OF UNITY THEY’VE BEEN TRYING TO SEND >> THANKS SO MUCH. JAMES, BACK TO YOU ABOUT WHO WASN’T THERE TONIGHT. WE DIDN’T SEE CASTRO FOR EXAMPLE WHO WAS SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE HE’S A HISPANIC CANDIDATE. HE SERVED IN THE OBAMA BIDEN ADMINISTRATION. I NOTICED THAT CORE ADVERTISE RESPOND ON TWITTER. PEOPLE SAID SHE GOT A MINUTE AND A HALF TO PEOPLE ONLY TO NOMINATE BERNIE SANDERS SHE SAID IF I HAD A SECOND FOR EVERY TIME SOMEBODY PLAINED ABOUT THIS, I WOULD GIVE IT TO CASTRO. THIS IS MAKING WAVES. I’D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU. WHY NOT SEE MORE OF THE CANDIDATES AND ALSO WE ONCE AGAIN FROM A LOT OF MODERATES TONIGHT. MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, SOMEONE THAT VOTED FOR TRUMP AND NOW REGRET IT AND SUPPORTS JOY WE’RE HEARING THIS DRUM BEAT OF MODERATES AND LEANING EVEN TO THE RIGHT >> THERE’S A COUPLE THINGS GOING ON. ONE IS THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN PEOPLE THAT SUPPORT THE AOCs OF THE WORLD ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR BIDEN BECAUSE OF THEIR EMPATHY TOWARD TRUMP. THE SECOND THING SPECIFICALLY TO CASTRO, THERE’S A LOT OF BAD BLOOD THERE. WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT THE HARRIS MOMENT DURING THE DEBATES WHEN SHE ATTACKED HIM CASTRO IN A TACKY WAY FRANKLY BOTCHED AN ATTACK ON BIDEN’S MENTAL AQUEUETY AND TRIED TO MAKE HIM SEEM LIKE A DOTTER OLD FOOL. IT DIDN’T GO WELL, DIDN’T PLAY WELL IN THAT DEBATE. IT DEEPLY UPSET BIDEN. CASTRO ALSO WAIT QUITE A WHILE TO OFFER ENDORSEMENT. PEOPLE WOULD OFFER BIDEN AND PEOPLE IN BIDEN’S WORLD. THERE’S NO LOVE LOST THERE. YOU TALK TO BIDEN THERE WHICH I DID TODAY ABOUT THIS SNUB, WHAT THEY SAY IS CASTRO GOT NO SUPPORT FROM THE LATINO COMMUNITY WHEN HE WAS AN ACTIVE CANDIDATE. HE’S NOT THE AVATAR IT’S QUITE A CHANGE FROM EIGHT YEARS AGO WHEN CASTRO. SHE’S ON A FLIGHT TO ALASKA TO GO DO NATIONAL GUARD RELATED ACTIVITY. SHE PUT BERNIE SANDERS NAME AND NOMINATION FOUR YEARS AGO. HAD SOME FALLING, DIDN’T GET A LOT OF SUPPORT THIS YEAR. THERE WERE SEVERAL OTHERS THE LIST GOES ON AND ALL. I THINK TO THE CONCERN AOC RAISED, BERNIE SANDERS IN THE VIDEO IS SHE WAS TALK ABOUT SAID BIND A FUNDAMENTALLY DECENT GUY. GOD THAT’S WHAT WE NEED NOW. THAT’S WHAT THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN HOPES THE TAKE AWAY IS REGARDLESS. IT’S IMPORTANT SANDERS OFFERED THAT VALIDATION THAT ALSO DOES HELP SURE UP THE LEFT. BIDEN TOOK BERNIE SERIOUSLY WHEN NO ONE ELSE DID WHEN BERNIE FIRST GOT ELECTED TO THE SENATE S. BIDEN WAS KIND TO HIM. THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS HE DIDN’T STAY. IT WAS CLEAR HE LOST AND STEP ADD SIDE BECAUSE HE ADMIRES BIDEN >> THANKS SO. LIVE COVERAGE FROM THE IS WASHINGTON POST WILL BE

RIGHT BACK AFTER THIS SHORT BREAK >>> THIS IS LIVE COVERAGE. I’M JOINING YOU FROM THE WASHINGTON POST NEWSROOM. WITH ME, WHITE HOUSE BUREAU CHIEF, IS CAPITOL HILL REPORTER AND NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER JAMES HOMAN. SO, THE THEMES OF PURPOSES OF THIS WEEK, AS ALWAYS AT CONVENTIONS, HITTING DIFFERENT NOTES. SHOWING TWO CANDIDATES DRAWING CONTRAST WITH THE CURRENT PRESIDENT AND TRYING TO HIT ISSUES EARN MANIES ARE CONCERNED ABOUT NOW HOW DO YOU GRADE THE JOE BIDEN KAMALA HARRIS TO GIVE AMERICANS INSIGHT WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY’D BE LIKE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT >> THERE WAS A COUPLE THINGS GOING ON OVER THE COURSE OF FOUR DAYS. FIRST AND FOREMOST PRIORITY FOR THE DEMOCRAT WAS TO INTRODUCE BIDEN AND HARRIS IN A NEW, FRESH, EXCITING WAY. MOST AMERICANS KNOW BIND AS THE VICE PRESIDENT. THEY DIDN’T KNOW THE WHOLE STORY. THEY MAY NOT KNOW HE STRUGGLED WITH A SUBSTITUTER AND SPEECH IMPEDIMENT. THAT 13-YEAR-OLD HELPED CRYSTALLIZE THAT STORY. THEY MAY NOT KNOW THE FAMILY STORY, JILL BIDEN’S STORY. THERE’S A WAY TO INTRODUCE CANDIDATES. I THINK MORE IMPORTANTLY, THERE WAS A BUILDING EFFORT TO CREATE A PERMISSION STRUCTURE FOR ALL SORTS OF VOTERS THAT MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE ON BOARD WITH THE BIDEN CAM PAGE RIGHT NOW TO GET ON BOARD. TO BASICALLY MAKE THE ARGUMENT THAT TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY FAILED EVEN IF YOU VOTED FOR TRUMP FOUR YEARS AGO. IT’S OKAY TO HAVE REGRETS NOW AND OKAY TO JOIN US BEING THE DEMOCRATS GOING FORWARD INTO THE NOVEMBER ELECTION. THIRDLY, I WOULD SAY THERE WAS AN EFFORT TO REALLY STRESS WHAT THE DEMOCRATS SEE AS THE URGENCY OF THIS ELECTION. AS A REALL EXISTENTIAL MOMENT TO STRESS THIS IS NOT A MOMENT TO BE SEN KAL. THE DEMOCRACY OF THE COUNTRY IS AT STAKE. THAT’S WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP MADE IN HIS SPEECH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. WE HEARD FROM THE FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA MONDAY NIGHT. THE HOPE OF DEMOCRATIC OFFICIALS AND THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN IS THAT MESSAGE SITS WITH PEOPLE AND HOVERS OVER THEM THROUGH NOVEMBER SO THAT THEY VOTE EARLY AND MAKE SURE THEY’RE GETTING BALLOTS, SO THEY HAVE WHAT THEY NEED TO WAIT IN LINE FOR HOURS ON END ON ELECTION DAY IF THAT’S WHAT IT TAKES TO BE ABLE TO CAST THEIR BALLOTS AND HAVE THEIR VOICE BE HEARD >> THE JOURNALIST COVERED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION COVERED PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA CLOSELY. WHAT WERE THE OBSERVATIONS YOU HAD OF HIS SPEECH LAST NIGHT. WHAT TURNED OUT BEING DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU HEARD FROM TONE DELIVERY OR MESSAGE >> WE HAVE SEEN OBAMA DELIVER SO MANY SPEECHES BUT NOT ONE LIKE THE CONVENTION LAST NIGHT. WHAT STOOD OUT IS THERE WAS FEAR IN HIS VOICE AND WORDS. HE REALLY FELT AND HE COMMUNICATED LIKE. THIS COUNTRY IS ON THE DEMOCRACY. THIS IS NOT ABOUT SORT OF WHO’S HEALTH CARE PLAN DO YOU LIKE BETTER OR WHO’S GOING TO DO WHAT WITH TAX. IT’S NOT AN IDEALOGICAL DEBATE TO OBAMA THIS IS A DEBATE ABOUT WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY IS AMERICA GOING TO BE GOING FORWARD. HE TRIED TO MAKE THE ARGUMENT THAT FOUR YEARS INTO TRUMP IF YOU ELECT JOE BIDEN, YOU CAN START TO REVERSE THE DAMAGES THAT OBAMA BELIEVE HAVE BEEN MADE TO DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS IF YOU GIVE TRUMP ANOTHER FOUR YEARS AND HAVE EIGHT YEARS OF THIS PRESIDENCY S THIS COUNTRY IS NOT GOING TO LOOK THE SAME AT THE BACK END. IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO REVERSE THAT. IT WAS A VERY URGENT APPEAL FROM BARACK OBAMA THAT WE HAVE NOT HEARD BEFORE >> RHONDA, JOE BIDEN TALKED ABOUT FOUR CRISES AMERICA IS FACING TONIGHT AND TRIED TO LAY IT OUT IN CLEAR AND STARK TERMS AND OFFER WHAT HE CEASE AS SOLUTIONS >> THAT’S RIGHT. HE COVERED THE CORONAVIRUS. HE TALKED ABOUT HOW HE WILL DAY ONE HANDLE THAT VIRUS. HE TALKED ABOUT MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY, ALL THOSE THINGS THAT ARE KITCHEN TABLE ISSUES TO VOTERS. I THINK THE APPEAL TONIGHT WAS REALLY TO REACH VOTERS WHO MIGHT NOT KNOW JOE BIDEN RIGHT NOW OR MAY HAVE KNOWN HIM AS VICE

PRESIDENT HE LAID IT OUT TO WHERE THIS IS A GRIM PICTURE WOULD EVOLVE IF WE SEE ANOTHER FOUR YEARS OF DONALD TRUMP. THAT WAS REALLY THE CORE AND UNDERCURRENT OF HIS MESSAGE TONIGHT >> MUCH OF THESE CONVENTIONS HAVE BEEN A SCRAMBLE FOR BOTH PARTIES. THEY HAD TO SWITCH GEARS TO HOLD EVENTS AMID THE CORONAVIRUS. THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IS NEXT WEEK. NO SCHEDULE HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY RELEASED. LET’S GO TO JOYCE ABOUT WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT HOW THE RNC CONVENTION IS SHAPING UP >> THE SCHEDULE HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED. WE HAVEN’T GOTTEN A FULL LINE UP. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR. OBVIOUSLY PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL BE SPEAKING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN WHICH DID STIR A LOT OF CONTROVERSY WHEN HE ANNOUNCED THAT BECAUSE OF THE FEDERAL RESOURCES AND FEDERAL DOLLARS USED FOR A CAMPAIGN EVENT. NONETHELESS, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IS SPEAKING FROM FORT McHENRY IN BALTIMORE, FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP IS SET TO DELIVER HER ADDRESS FROM THE ROSE GARDEN. THE MELINS AUDITORIUM WILL BE THE HUB FOR OTHER SPEAKERS AS WELL IS WHAT WE’RE HEARING. MUCH OF THE EVENT IN CHARLOTTE IS UP IN THE AIR AS FAR AS WE KNOW. ON MONDAY, 336 DELEGATES, SO SIX DELEGATES FROM EVERY STATE AND TERRITORY IS EXPECTED TO ATTEND MONDAY’S PROCEEDINGS WHERE THEY’LL DO A ROLL CALL VOTE. WE’RE EXPECTING TRUMP’S FAMILY TO BE SPEAKING, OTHER PROMINENT REPUBLICANS. AT THIS POINT, WE DON’T HAVE A FULL SCHEDULE YET. THAT’S ALL WE KNOW UP TO THIS POINT >> WE’LL BE HERE LIVE TO COVER IT MONDAY NIGHT >> WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND REPUBLICANS THAT WANT TO SEE PRESIDENT TRUMP RE-ELECTED AND HOW THEY’RE TRYING TO VIEW NEXT WEEK, WHAT THEY NEED TO ACCOMPLISH >> WELL, THERE ARE A COUPLE THINGS THEY WANT TO ACCOMPLISHMENT THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO MAKE THE BEST CASE HE CAN FOR WHAT HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED IN OFFICE. WE’RE GOING TO HEAR HIM AND MANY OTHER SPEAKERS AT THE CONVENTION TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMY AND TALK ABOUT THE JOB GROWTH THAT EXISTED BEFORE THE PANDEMIC EARLIER THIS SPRING. REALLY MAKE THE PROMISE THAT THE PRESIDENT IS THE ONE WHO CAN GET THE ECONOMY BACK GOING. THAT’S THEIR MAIN IMPERATIVE HERE. WE’VE HEARD THESE AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. WE HEARD OFFICIALS TALKING THE LAST FEW DAYS ABOUT HOW THEY WANT TO SHOW CASE REAL AMERICANS AND MORE EVERYDAY FOLKS NOT CHECKING BOXES WHICH IS THE CRITICISM THEY’VE HAD FOR DEMOCRATS HAVING SO MANY DIFFERENT CONSTITUENCY LEADERS, COASTAL ELITES. THEY’RE GOING TO TRY TO SHOW CASE DIFFERENT PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY WHO HAVE BENEFITED IN SOME WAY FROM TRUMP’S POLICY. IT’S IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION HAS ALSO SHOW CASED AN EXTRAORDINARY NUMBER OF REAL SORT OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. THAT’S ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS ABOUT THIS CONVENTION IN THE VIRTUAL REALITY WAY. THERE’S SO MUCH MORE TIME TO ENTER DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE. YOU DON’T HAVE THE SORT OF FORMAL STRUCTURES ON STAGE. THE LAST THING WE SHOULD LOOK FOR FROM THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION NEXT WEEK IS A REAL INDICTMENT AGAINST THE CHARACTER AND POLICIES IS OF JOE BIDEN. I ASSUME WE’RE GOING TO HEAR SOME OF THE NASTIEST ATTACKS WE’VE HEARD SO FAR FROM THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AT BIDEN TO TRY TO CHIP AWAY AT WHAT HAS BEEN A VERY OTHERWISE POSITIVE IMPRESSION LEFT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION THIS WEEK >> SO FINALLY, WE’VE BEEN WATCHING THE TWEET THIS WEEK TWEET TONIGHT HIS CRITICISMS. WHAT WILL YOU BE WATCHING IN THE TRANSITION WEEKEND BETWEEN TRANSITION? I THINK WE’LL ALL WAKE UP TOMORROW MORNING TO SEE WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS TO SAY ABOUT SOME OF THE LINES FROM THE CONVENTION LAST NIGHT THERE WERE A NUMBER OF JABS AT HIM AND AN ASSAULT ON HIS PRESIDENCY DELIVERED BY JOE BIDEN, HIS OPPONENT NOW, HIS FORMER OPPONENT IN THE GENERAL ELECTION. WE’LL SEE HOW TRUMP HANDLES THAT. TRUMP WAS IN SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA EARLIER TODAY. THE HOMETOWN OF JOE BIDEN. REALLY LAID INTO BIDEN THERE IN PENNSYLVANIA. WE’RE SEEING THIS CAMPAIGN AND THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE TWO CANDIDATES INTENSIFY. I ASSUME WE WILL OVER THE WEEKEND HEADING INTO IS THE QUESTION >> PHILLIPS THANK YOU SO MUCH THANK YOU TO OUR GUESTS TONIGHT AND THROUGHOUT THIS WEEK DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IS NOW IN THE HISTORY BOOKS. OUR WASHINGTON POST TEAM WILL BE BACK NEXT WEEK WITH THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION. HIT SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE OR WASHINGTON POST HOME PAGE. YOU’LL SUPPORT THE JOURNALISM OF THE WASHINGTON POST AND BE PART OF OUR COVERAGE I’LL SEE YOU HERE NEXT WEEK ON MONDAY NIGHT 8:00 EASTERN TIME AS REPUBLICANS MAKE THEIR CASE FOR IS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RE-ELECTION. FROM ALL OF US

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