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tv   Campaign 2020 Joe Biden Speaks to Voters in St. Louis  CSPAN  March 9, 2020 10:02am-10:33am EDT

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or listen from wherever you are on the free c-span radio app -- or listen from wherever you are on the free c-span radio app. joe biden and bernie sanders were on the campaign trail over the weekend. the former vice president was in st. louis. and it senator sanders was in michigan. we will show their rallies, coming up. first on capitol hill, the house is back in session today. later today, they will work on two measures dealing with north korea. also today, a briefing on the coronavirus from the national league of cities at 2:45 p.m. eastern. thetor sanders is back on campaign trail today, holding a get out the vote rally in st. louis. we will have that at noon eastern time on c-span2. you can stream the rally live online at or listen with the free radio app. after winning delegates from 10 states on super tuesday, the former vice president spoke in st. louis ahead of the state's
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primary. missouri is one of six states holding primaries tomorrow. ♪ >> please welcome president of the st. louis board of alderman, lewis read. -- reed. [applause] ♪ mr. reed: i do not know about you, by am excited -- but i am excited. are you excited? [cheers]
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do not know if you know it, but fighting joe biden is in town today. trumpow what, donald wants to make america great again. but i truly believe he wants to make america great again. so here is what we will do. --will help joe budden make we will help him make america great again by sending joe biden to the white house. we will help them make america great again because we will give him more time to hang out on the golf course. we are going to help him make america great again by electing people, not unifies someone that divides people. that is what this party stands for. we understand it better than all what it means and what the power we unlock when we unite. i think that he is on his way. we are going to make some noise.
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let's make some noise st. louis. , here he comes. [applause] let's make some noise for the next president of the united states, joe biden. ♪ let's make some noise for the next president of the united states, joe biden. ♪
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we were having a conversation before you came and here is what we are going to do. the magaing to turn hat from red to blue. we are going to elect joe biden as the president of the united states. that is how we are going to make america great again. by sending you to the white house, joe. please join me in welcoming obama's ambassador to ireland, mr. o'malley himself. come up, mr. ambassador. let's give him a big round of applause. [applause] mr. o'malley: what a beautiful st. louis day. [cheers] what a great day to begin our
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st. patrick's day celebrations. we only start a week early, mr. vice president. i want to begin by welcoming each and every one of you to this very important event to kick off the vote, to get out the vote for vice resident joe biden. there are many of you who came biden from the very beginning. and there are many of you who have come here from mayor pete. yes, all right. and people who have come from senatorwarren and from klobuchar and a senator harris and mayor bloomberg. you are all welcome here. there is a place for you in this campaign. we need your energy. we need your dedication, we need your skill.
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and yes, we need your money. there is a place for everyone in this campaign. we are reaching out to all corners of the democratic party. all corners of the democratic party. we are looking out for all independents, and we are looking out for those people used to belong that used to be called the republican party before it was hijacked by donald trump. we want these people and we need these people. and you are all welcome here. i had the pleasure of working with vice president biden when i was the ambassador to ireland. we had the chance to work in both d.c. and dublin on matters of international trade, terrorism, and immigration. because of that, i got to know the vice president on a personal
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and professional level. and i am here to tell you, to testify to you this morning in st. louis on this beautiful day about the character of the man named joe biden. [applause] we had the opportunity to host the vice president and his family in dublin and we spent a week doing irish tourism and i can tell you the person i knew before and the person that you know from television and from rallies like this is exactly the same person upfront and close. there is absolutely no public joe biden or private joe biden. there is just the joe biden that you know and it is a privilege to be able to introduce to you someone that you already know. what you see is what you get.
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vice president biden wears his large and warm heart on his sleeve. [applause] what you see is what you get and what you get is exactly what our great country needs after three and a half years of coercion, corruption and chaos of the reality show conman donald trump. let me ask you a couple of questions, would you like to see biden administration where science is accepted? are you real happy with the stable genius for taking care of the coronavirus? would you like to see a biden administration where trump is -- truth is the rule? would you like to see a government that you can believe and believe in? finally, would you like to see a
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government that you can actually respect? well, that is what you would see it with president joe biden and that is exactly what you will get with president joe biden. our candidate has a history of both progress and of getting things done -- the assault weapons ban, the violence against women's act and god bless him, the affordable care act, obamacare. [applause] joe biden is concerned about what concerns us -- education, teacher, and i believe he would retire betsy devos. [applause] fair housing and he can also retire ben carson.
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he would rebuild the entire top echelon of the environmental protection agency and protect our environment. fairness and immigration. he can disassemble the cages. efficient and affordable transportation. he can retire elaine chao. that is mitch mcconnell's wife. closing the wealth gap, workers rights, equality in our justice system, sending bill barr back to the private sector. [applause] sending bill barr back to the private sector and rescuing the united states department of justice from a system where if you happen to know the president or contribute enough money to the president for if you can get yourself on fox news enough, he will interfere with your
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criminal case and you don't have to go to jail for the crimes you committed. but most importantly, health care. vice president biden would expand on obamacare that we have all come to know and love. so that is what you see and that is what you would get. a government not governed under the rules of division, suspicion, and even hatred. there is an irish proverb, compassion is the basis of all morality and joe biden is a compassionate and a moral man. and that is what you and this country are craving for now as we suffer through the trump chaos. if not before, you could feel this craving in the last few days as voters in state after state have spoken out and coalesced behind our guide, joe
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biden. [applause] even donald trump figured it oug against joe biden was the worst thing that could happen to him and he got impeached for trying to prevent it. -- i know and i testified that what you see is what you will get and what you will get is a better, safer america. while serving as an ambassador, i learned firsthand that everyone on this planet understands that the united states of america is the greatest country on earth. that is not just because of our wealth or because of our military might it is because of , our creativity and ingenuity and our energy and compassion. we are the world leaders. all of civilization looks to us to lead them to a better life but donald trump is tearing us
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accepted american custom after another, one relished american tradition after another, and one american law after another. [booing] [chanting] >> dump trump. dump trump. dump trump. >> let's go joe. >> amen. >> let's go joe. >> amen. >> let's go joe. let's go joe. mr. o'malley: trump is tearing down our democracy. autocrats are attracted to him
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and he is the kind of person is -- who is attracted to them. trump has given international oxygen to almost all antidemocratic forces at work in the world. it has been written that the united states cannot survive as an island of democracy in a sea of autocracy. the presidency is leading us to that perilous position right now. however, the moment that the associated press wire goes out over the oceans, the world will know when they announce that joseph biden has been elected our 46th president of the united states. [applause] they will know that world order can again be established. our friends will know that we are now back in business. our foes will know they are not back in business. [applause] the confusion about the two, who
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are our friends and foes over the last four years will end. vice president biden as president will rebuild alliances and recapture what has been ceded to our enemies and as a result, the united states and the world will be a safer place. joe biden will recapture, rekindle, and refurbish the very soul of our country and that is our greatness, not bluster, not stupid tweets, not third-grade nicknames, not lies. constant harmful, hateful lies. joe biden has not forgotten where he came from and knows where he is going. guided by american principles that will make us proud again of our president. so the ask today is not that you just go to the polls and vote for vice president biden on tuesday, march 10 -- the ask is
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that you bring bring two family members, three neighbors, four friends. we need missouri to continue the cascade around joe biden that we have seen in recent days. what you see is what you get . before accepting vice presidency, joe biden received a promise from president obama that he would be the last person in the room whenever a big decision was to be made. president obama would listen to all of the advisors and read all of the briefing books and when everyone left the room and it was decision time, they were together. they formed a true partnership in governing our country. on his final day in office, president obama stated that the wisest political decision he had ever made in his life was in selecting joe biden to be his vice president. [applause]
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so tested, trusted, practical, proven, please give a thunderous st. louis welcome -- [applause] ok. and a thunderous st. patrick's day welcome to my friend, more importantly to your friend and, most importantly, to the next president of the united states, joe biden. ♪ louis.en: hello, st.
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mr. ambassador, thank you. thank you for everything you have done to support this campaign and the welcome you have always been willing to give me, whether in ireland or st. louis. louis reed,- darlene green, comptroller. >> let's go joe. let's go joe. let's go joe. mr. biden: the whole family and dozens of local officials from st. louis and all around the state. acu, thethe firefighters. by the way, i have to admit the main reason i came is i got to meet lou brock, the hall of famer.
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i tell you, he is something else. incredible integrity. i want to share my condolences with all of you over the passing of a longtime alderman sam , moore. he was a st. louis institution. his long career of service and left a mark on this community and i know he will be very much missed. what a difference a week makes. this time last week i was in south carolina. the press and the pundits declared biden's campaign is dead. though south carolina had something to say about that, and that came super tuesday. today we need the delegates in and inead in delegates the national boot. -- vote.
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i always ponder over the incredible enthusiasm and energy this candidacy has produced. we are the campaign that will have a record turnout. [applause] last week, voter turnout in the state of virginia was up 70%. [applause] in texas, up 40%. we won. north carolina, 16%. 155,000 more people cast votes in the south carolina primary than four years ago. folks they are all part of a , movement, a movement that has a backbone, the backbone of the democratic party that will defeat donald trump. to all those who have been knocked down, counted out, left behind, let me say to you -- this is your campaign. [applause] join us.
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go to joe sign up. we need you we want you, and , there is a place in our campaign for you. >> we need joe biden. biden: if you want a nominee to beat donald trump, keep the house of representatives, win back the united states senate, join us. by the way, to all of the folks, what a gigantic difference it has made. we are going to unite this party and unite this country. folks who want a lifelong democrat, a proud democrat, an obama democrat, join us. if you want a nominee who will bring the party together, who will run with a positive,
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progressive vision for the future, not turn this campaign into a campaign of negative attacks, because that will only reelect donald trump if we go that route. if you want that, join us. we are putting on the coalition for successful president in our lifetime, barack obama. [applause] i promise you we are going to bring together every ethnicity, gender, democrats, republicans, of every stripe. alks, i believe we have moment where we can only defeat donald trump, but have an opportunity if you think big enough and bold enough to build the future of this nation one it deserves. making health care affordable to every american. lowering drug prices. protecting rural hospitals. we can do this by building on obamacare, not finding --
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tearing it down, but investing millions to find cures for cancer and diabetes. that is my passion. standing up and beating the nra and gun manufacturers. [applause] i have done it before and with your help i will do it again. and leading the world to take on the existential crisis of our time -- climate change. i helped put together the paris accord. we will rejoin that. the idea that this guy walks in and says i am out, we are 50% of the world's problem. 85% is the rest of the world. and when he walked away what did , he say to the rest of the world? don't worry, don't worry. and then they all started to back down. folks i will rejoin that , agreement. [applause] the quality of your public education should not depend on your zip code.
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i will triple money for low income districts, providing raises for teachers so they stay. school not daycare for three to five years old increasing the prospects of success. free community college for jobs in the 21st century. [applause] and something i know something about, preparing and reducing student debt and wiping out to -- up to $50,000 if you are engaged in public service. and restore the leadership on the world stage. folks, this president has embraced autocrats and dictators like putin and kim jong-un, but i tell you what, i spent my whole life and met every major foreign leader in the last 40 years. i promise you, i will repair our alliances and make it clear to our allies that we can be trusted again.
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i will not treat nato like it is a protection racket. i will build on the economy that rewards work, not just wealth. wall street didn't build this country, you did, my dad did. he used to say jobs are about a lot more than a paycheck. it is about your dignity, respect, decency. that is why i am a democrat in the first place. this is not an election just for the soul of the democratic party but it is a battle for america's soul. that means uniting america, not sowing more division and anger. it means not only fighting but healing the country. i have been saying that for the last five months. finally people are coming around. i really mean this, think about it we must beat donald trump in , the republican party, but we cannot become like trump.
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presidents have to fight, but they also have to forgive and they have to join people together. folks, we have to heal the divisions in our democracy. our children are literally watching. the world is watching. future generations will look back on this moment to know if we saved our democracy. [chanting] my wife got to meet some of the people at the last rally. it is time for me to get back out and fight for the proposition that we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal.
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we have our certain inalienable rights. we never fully lived up to that assertion. but we have never walked away from them like this president has. look these guys are doing , exactly what trump does, so don't pay attention to them. ok? the days of donald trump's divisiveness are certain to be over. we are brave, resilient people. we can believe again. we are better than this moment and better than this president, so get out and take back your country. we are the united states of america and there is nothing beyond our capability if we do it together. god bless you all, and may god protect our troops. thank you, thank you, thank you. thank you. thank you. ♪
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♪ bring me a higher love bring me a higher love, oh bring me a higher love where's that higher love i keep thinking of?
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that love, that love bring me higher love, love that love, that love bring me higher love, oh that love, that love bring me higher love, love that love, that love bring me a higher love that love, that love bring me higher love, love that love, that love bring me higher love, oh ♪ ♪
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♪ it comes out to be a campaign in which we have one candidate standing up for the working class and the middle class, we are going to win that election. >> for those who have been knocked down, counted out, left behind, this is your campaign. announcer: the presidential primaries and caucuses continue on tuesday for six states, including idaho, michigan, mississippi, missouri, north dakota and washington. watch our campaign 2020 coverage of the candidates. c-span,evening, live on
10:33 am, or listen from wherever you are on the free c-span radio app. ♪ democratic presidential candidate senator will holdders held -- a rally in st. louis today. we will have live coverage at noon. you can also watch online at or use our free c-span radio app. he was in grand rapids, michigan , yesterday, joined by jesse jackson who endorsed him earlier in the day. ♪ >> please welcome to the stage rigell.enator don


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