Full Panel: Biden Faces Questions Over Age And Gaffes, But Do Democrats Care? | Meet The Press


>>>BACK NOW WITH THE PANEL.>>>BACK NOW WITH THE PANEL. FORMER HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF FORMER HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF JEH JOHNSON, DANIELLE PLETKA, JEH JOHNSON, DANIELLE PLETKA, NBC CHIEF FOREIGN AFFAIRS NBC CHIEF FOREIGN AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT ANDREA MITCHELL CORRESPONDENT ANDREA MITCHELL AND SENIOR WHITE HOUSE PRODUCER AND SENIOR WHITE HOUSE PRODUCER AND CURRENT CHIEF OF VICE NEWS, AND CURRENT CHIEF OF VICE NEWS, SHAWNA THOMAS. SHAWNA THOMAS. BEFORE WE GET TO POLITICS, BEFORE WE GET TO POLITICS, CONGRESS IS COMING BACK. CONGRESS IS COMING BACK. THE GUN ISSUE. THE GUN ISSUE. JEH JOHNSON, YOU’VE DEALT WITH JEH JOHNSON, YOU’VE DEALT WITH THE GUN ISSUE IN DIFFERENT WAYS THE GUN ISSUE IN DIFFERENT WAYS AS DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND AS DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, YOU KNOW THE POLITICS SECURITY, YOU KNOW THE POLITICS OF THIS TOWN. OF THIS TOWN. 51 PEOPLE DIED IN THE MONTH OF 51 PEOPLE DIED IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST. AUGUST. ON THE VERY LAST DAY OF THE ON THE VERY LAST DAY OF THE MONTH WE GET THAT REMINDER IN MONTH WE GET THAT REMINDER IN CASE ANYBODY WAS LETTING EL PASO CASE ANYBODY WAS LETTING EL PASO AND DAYTON FADE. AND DAYTON FADE.>>CHUCK, TO ME IT FEELS LIKE>>CHUCK, TO ME IT FEELS LIKE THIS TIME IT MIGHT BE DIFFERENT. THIS TIME IT MIGHT BE DIFFERENT. I FEEL AS THOUGH — MY SENSE IS I FEEL AS THOUGH — MY SENSE IS THAT PUBLIC OPINION AND THAT PUBLIC OPINION AND CONGRESSIONAL OPINION ARE MOVING CONGRESSIONAL OPINION ARE MOVING IN THE DIRECTION OF DOING SOME IN THE DIRECTION OF DOING SOME THINGS CONSISTENT WITH THE THINGS CONSISTENT WITH THE SECOND AMENDMENT. SECOND AMENDMENT. THIS IS A UNIQUELY AMERICAN THIS IS A UNIQUELY AMERICAN PROBLEM AND IT REQUIRES A PROBLEM AND IT REQUIRES A NATIONAL SOLUTION. NATIONAL SOLUTION. PARTICULARLY NOW THAT WE’RE BACK PARTICULARLY NOW THAT WE’RE BACK IN AN ELECTION CYCLE, IN AN ELECTION CYCLE, REPUBLICANS IT SEEMS TO ME ARE REPUBLICANS IT SEEMS TO ME ARE GOING TO WANT TO BE ABLE TO BE GOING TO WANT TO BE ABLE TO BE IN A POSITION TO SAY THEY HAVE IN A POSITION TO SAY THEY HAVE DONE SOMETHING ON THIS. DONE SOMETHING ON THIS. AND THE TIMING OF THIS LATEST AND THE TIMING OF THIS LATEST TRAGEDY, JUST AS CONGRESS IS TRAGEDY, JUST AS CONGRESS IS COMING BACK INTO TOWN, SUGGESTS COMING BACK INTO TOWN, SUGGESTS ALSO THERE WILL BE A CERTAIN ALSO THERE WILL BE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MOMENTUM THIS TIME. AMOUNT OF MOMENTUM THIS TIME. SO MY HOPE IS THAT WE’LL SO MY HOPE IS THAT WE’LL FINALLY, FINALLY GET SOMETHING FINALLY, FINALLY GET SOMETHING DONE ON THIS ISSUE. DONE ON THIS ISSUE.>>DANI, WHAT’S YOUR SENSE?>>DANI, WHAT’S YOUR SENSE?>>MY SENSE IS THAT’S A TRIUMPH>>MY SENSE IS THAT’S A TRIUMPH OF HOPE OVER EXPERIENCE. OF HOPE OVER EXPERIENCE. I THINK THAT ACTUALLY THE I THINK THAT ACTUALLY THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU SUGGEST IS OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU SUGGEST IS HAPPENING. HAPPENING. I THINK THAT THE MORE WE SEE I THINK THAT THE MORE WE SEE THIS, THE MORE CASUALTIES THERE THIS, THE MORE CASUALTIES THERE ARE, THE MORE GUN VIOLENCE THERE ARE, THE MORE GUN VIOLENCE THERE IS, THE MORE NUMB PEOPLE ARE AND IS, THE MORE NUMB PEOPLE ARE AND THE LESS RESPONSE WE’RE GOING TO THE LESS RESPONSE WE’RE GOING TO GET. GET. IT’S — TO ME IT’S LIKE IT’S — TO ME IT’S LIKE TERRORISM IN A WAY. TERRORISM IN A WAY. PEOPLE GET USED TO IT. PEOPLE GET USED TO IT. AND THAT’S WHAT YOU DON’T WANT. AND THAT’S WHAT YOU DON’T WANT. BUT I’M AFRAID THAT THAT’S BUT I’M AFRAID THAT THAT’S WHAT’S GOING TO DICTATE WHAT WHAT’S GOING TO DICTATE WHAT CONGRESS DOES. CONGRESS DOES.>>THE ONLY GLIMMER OF HOPE I>>THE ONLY GLIMMER OF HOPE I HAD THIS WEEK WAS TALKING TO HAD THIS WEEK WAS TALKING TO SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY FROM SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY FROM CONNECTICUT, NEWTOWN, AND OF CONNECTICUT, NEWTOWN, AND OF COURSE A REALLY IMPORTANT COURSE A REALLY IMPORTANT ADVOCATE. ADVOCATE. HE SAID HE’S BEEN MEETING HE SAID HE’S BEEN MEETING THROUGHOUT THIS RECESS SINCE EL THROUGHOUT THIS RECESS SINCE EL PASO AND DAYTON, OF COURSE, HE’S PASO AND DAYTON, OF COURSE, HE’S BEEN MEETING WITH WHITE HOUSE BEEN MEETING WITH WHITE HOUSE STAFF. STAFF. HE’S BEEN MEETING WITH TOP HE’S BEEN MEETING WITH TOP PEOPLE. PEOPLE. HE’S TALKED TO THE PRESIDENT HE’S TALKED TO THE PRESIDENT SEVERAL TIMES. SEVERAL TIMES. SO MAYBE THERE IS SOME GIVE SO MAYBE THERE IS SOME GIVE BECAUSE OF THE POLITICS OF IT, BECAUSE OF THE POLITICS OF IT, THE POLITICAL SEASON. THE POLITICAL SEASON. AND 90% APPROVAL IN MANY POLLS AND 90% APPROVAL IN MANY POLLS FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS, FOR FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS, FOR CLOSING THE GUN SHOW LOOPHOLES. CLOSING THE GUN SHOW LOOPHOLES. BUT AS GARRETT HAAKE OUR BUT AS GARRETT HAAKE OUR CORRESPONDENT IN ODESSA WAS CORRESPONDENT IN ODESSA WAS SAYING TODAY, TODAY, SEPTEMBER SAYING TODAY, TODAY, SEPTEMBER 1st, TEXAS LAWS ARE CHANGING SO 1st, TEXAS LAWS ARE CHANGING SO THAT YOU CAN BRING GUNS INTO THAT YOU CAN BRING GUNS INTO CHURCHES OR, YOU KNOW, THE OPEN CHURCHES OR, YOU KNOW, THE OPEN CARRY INTO SCHOOLS. CARRY INTO SCHOOLS. SO THERE ARE SO MANY — SO MANY SO THERE ARE SO MANY — SO MANY POLITICAL AND CULTURAL ARGUMENTS POLITICAL AND CULTURAL ARGUMENTS IN DANI’S FAVOR. IN DANI’S FAVOR.>>SHAWNA, YOU’RE A NATIVE>>SHAWNA, YOU’RE A NATIVE TEXAN. TEXAN. YOU’VE SEEN THIS. YOU’VE SEEN THIS. DO YOU BUY THE IDEA — TO ME IF DO YOU BUY THE IDEA — TO ME IF TEXAS CHANGES THE CONVERSATION, TEXAS CHANGES THE CONVERSATION, THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN AMERICA THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN AMERICA WILL. WILL.>>YES.>>YES. WE’RE SEEING SORT OF GOVERNOR WE’RE SEEING SORT OF GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT STRUGGLE WITH HOW DO GREG ABBOTT STRUGGLE WITH HOW DO YOU CHANGE THIS CONVERSATION OR YOU CHANGE THIS CONVERSATION OR HOW DO YOU MAKE THAT WORK. HOW DO YOU MAKE THAT WORK. BUT AS YOU SAID, LAWS WENT INTO BUT AS YOU SAID, LAWS WENT INTO EFFECT. EFFECT. THE SCHOOL ONE HAS TO DO WITH THE SCHOOL ONE HAS TO DO WITH GUNS BEING ABLE TO BE KEPT IN GUNS BEING ABLE TO BE KEPT IN YOUR CAR ON SCHOOL PROPERTY. YOUR CAR ON SCHOOL PROPERTY. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THE TEXAS THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE HAS ALREADY PASSED. LEGISLATURE HAS ALREADY PASSED. THAT IS GOING INTO EFFECT TODAY. THAT IS GOING INTO EFFECT TODAY. THAT IS INTERESTING. THAT IS INTERESTING. THE OTHER THING IS YOU SEE THE THE OTHER THING IS YOU SEE THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AS SOMETHING POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AS SOMETHING THAT MAY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO DO THAT MAY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO DO SOMETHING. SOMETHING. I SEE THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AS I SEE THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AS SOMETHING THAT WILL DISCOURAGE SOMETHING THAT WILL DISCOURAGE REPUBLICANS FROM DOING ANYTHING. REPUBLICANS FROM DOING ANYTHING. THAT BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH THAT BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH FOCUS ON THIS AND IT’S AN FOCUS ON THIS AND IT’S AN ELECTION CYCLE, THAT PEOPLE ARE ELECTION CYCLE, THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GET SCARED, THEY’RE GOING TO GET SCARED, THEY’RE GOING TO GO TO THEIR BASE. GOING TO GO TO THEIR BASE. I’M NOT SURE THAT MEANS I’M NOT SURE THAT MEANS SOMETHING IS ACTUALLY GOING TO SOMETHING IS ACTUALLY GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF HAPPEN IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS. MONTHS.>>TIMING IS EVERYTHING.>>TIMING IS EVERYTHING. THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN FLORIDA WAS ACTUALLY IN SESSION FLORIDA WAS ACTUALLY IN SESSION AFTER PARKLAND, WHICH IS WHY THE AFTER PARKLAND, WHICH IS WHY THE PRESSURE WAS ABLE TO HAPPEN. PRESSURE WAS ABLE TO HAPPEN. HAD IT NOT BEEN IN SESSION, WHO HAD IT NOT BEEN IN SESSION, WHO KNOWS WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED. KNOWS WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.>>AND THE KIDS WENT TO>>AND THE KIDS WENT TO TALLAHASSEE RIGHT AWAY. TALLAHASSEE RIGHT AWAY.>>YOU DON’T KNOW WITH THEM>>YOU DON’T KNOW WITH THEM COMING BACK IMMEDIATELY, DOES COMING BACK IMMEDIATELY, DOES THIS HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF THAT. THIS HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF THAT.>>IF WE SEE — IF WE SEE PEOPLE>>IF WE SEE — IF WE SEE PEOPLE MARCHING IN THE STREETS ISN’T MARCHING IN THE STREETS ISN’T WASHINGTON, D.C., WHEN THE WASHINGTON, D.C., WHEN THE SENATE IS BACK AND THE HOUSE IS SENATE IS BACK AND THE HOUSE IS BACK, MAYBE SOMETHING ON BACK, MAYBE SOMETHING ON RED-FLAG LAWS HAPPEN BUT I’M NOT RED-FLAG LAWS HAPPEN BUT I’M NOT SEEING ANYONE RALLY FOR THAT. SEEING ANYONE RALLY FOR THAT.>>>LET’S PIVOT TO JOE BIDEN.>>>LET’S PIVOT TO JOE BIDEN. GAFFES VERSUS LIES AND DO THE GAFFES VERSUS LIES AND DO THE GAFFES MATTER. GAFFES MATTER. “THE WASHINGTON POST” HAD “THE WASHINGTON POST” HAD DUELING COLUMNS. DUELING COLUMNS. I’VE GOT TO PUT THIS UP BECAUSE I’VE GOT TO PUT THIS UP BECAUSE DANA MILBANK ESSENTIALLY MAKING DANA MILBANK ESSENTIALLY MAKING THE CASE THAT THE GAFFES DO THE CASE THAT THE GAFFES DO BETTER. BETTER. JOE BIDEN ISN’T A GAFFE MACHINE, JOE BIDEN ISN’T A GAFFE MACHINE, HE’S ITS LAMBORGHINI OF GAFFES. HE’S ITS LAMBORGHINI OF GAFFES. PAUL WALDMAN SAYING LAY OFF OF PAUL WALDMAN SAYING LAY OFF OF JOE BIDEN’S GAFFES. JOE BIDEN’S GAFFES. BUT, YOU KNOW, ANDREA MITCHELL, BUT, YOU KNOW, ANDREA MITCHELL, PETER HAMBY AT “VANITY FAIR” PETER HAMBY AT “VANITY FAIR” WROTE WHY THESE GAFFES CAN BE WROTE WHY THESE GAFFES CAN BE DAMAGING. DAMAGING. FOR BIDEN BEING GAFFE-PRONE PUTS FOR BIDEN BEING GAFFE-PRONE PUTS HIM EXACTLY ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HIM EXACTLY ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE MEDIA’S INCENTIVE STRUCTURE THE MEDIA’S INCENTIVE STRUCTURE IN THE TWITTER AGE, EVEN WHEN IN THE TWITTER AGE, EVEN WHEN THERE ARE MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THERE ARE MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THINGS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD. THINGS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD. AND THAT’S JUST WHERE TRUMP AND THAT’S JUST WHERE TRUMP WANTS HIS STRONGEST RIVAL TO BE. WANTS HIS STRONGEST RIVAL TO BE. DO YOU BUY THAT? DO YOU BUY THAT?>>PART.>>PART. BUT WHAT THE BIDEN PEOPLE WILL BUT WHAT THE BIDEN PEOPLE WILL SAY, ARE SAYING, IS, LOOK, WHAT SAY, ARE SAYING, IS, LOOK, WHAT IS GETTING THROUGH TO THE PEOPLE IS GETTING THROUGH TO THE PEOPLE IS THAT THIS IS A GUY WHO CARES. IS THAT THIS IS A GUY WHO CARES. HE CARES ABOUT THAT SOLDIER WHO HE CARES ABOUT THAT SOLDIER WHO DIDN’T WANT TO TAKE THE MEDAL. DIDN’T WANT TO TAKE THE MEDAL. AND, YES, HE CONFLATED THREE AND, YES, HE CONFLATED THREE DIFFERENT STORIES AND “THE DIFFERENT STORIES AND “THE WASHINGTON POST” POINTED OUT HOW WASHINGTON POST” POINTED OUT HOW MANY WAYS HE GOT THINGS WRONG. MANY WAYS HE GOT THINGS WRONG. BUT THAT DOES NOT MATTER TO THE BUT THAT DOES NOT MATTER TO THE VOTERS. VOTERS. WE DON’T KNOW YET HOW THIS IS WE DON’T KNOW YET HOW THIS IS GOING TO PLAY. GOING TO PLAY. CERTAINLY THE POLLS SO FAR, AND CERTAINLY THE POLLS SO FAR, AND IT IS THE SUMMER AND PEOPLE ARE IT IS THE SUMMER AND PEOPLE ARE PERHAPS NOT PAYING ATTENTION, PERHAPS NOT PAYING ATTENTION, ARE NOT FOCUSING ON THESE THINGS ARE NOT FOCUSING ON THESE THINGS AS MUCH AS WE IN THE MEDIA OR AS MUCH AS WE IN THE MEDIA OR OTHER PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA MAY OTHER PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA MAY BE. BE. THE FACT IS THAT DONALD TRUMP AS THE FACT IS THAT DONALD TRUMP AS SOMEONE WHO MISSPEAKS SOMEONE WHO MISSPEAKS CONSTANTLY, DELIBERATELY, CONSTANTLY, DELIBERATELY, THROUGH LACK OF KNOWLEDGE, THROUGH LACK OF KNOWLEDGE, THROUGH LIES, OTHER KINDS OF THROUGH LIES, OTHER KINDS OF PROBLEMS, IS THE STANDARD THAT PROBLEMS, IS THE STANDARD THAT WHOEVER IS THE DEMOCRATIC WHOEVER IS THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE IS GOING TO RUN AGAINST. NOMINEE IS GOING TO RUN AGAINST. WHAT BIDEN HAS TO BE CONCERNED WHAT BIDEN HAS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT, OF COURSE, IS GETTING THE ABOUT, OF COURSE, IS GETTING THE NOMINATION. NOMINATION. AND, AGAIN, THE BIDEN FOLKS WILL AND, AGAIN, THE BIDEN FOLKS WILL SAY YOU’RE NOT LOOKING AT THESE SAY YOU’RE NOT LOOKING AT THESE OTHER CANDIDATES WHO ARE MAKING OTHER CANDIDATES WHO ARE MAKING MISTAKES ON THE TRAIL. MISTAKES ON THE TRAIL. WE SAY SHOW US WHERE THAT’S WE SAY SHOW US WHERE THAT’S HAPPENED. HAPPENED.>>THAT’S PROBABLY A FAIR POINT.>>THAT’S PROBABLY A FAIR POINT. JEH JOHNSON, THIS DOES SEEM TO JEH JOHNSON, THIS DOES SEEM TO BE A PROBLEM FOR BIDEN, MORE OF BE A PROBLEM FOR BIDEN, MORE OF A PRIMARY THAN A GENERAL. A PRIMARY THAN A GENERAL. TRUMP HAS A SHIELD ON THIS TRUMP HAS A SHIELD ON THIS STUFF. STUFF.>>I’D GIVE JOE A BREAK.>>I’D GIVE JOE A BREAK. JOE’S A STORY TELLER. JOE’S A STORY TELLER. HE MAKES HIS POINTS THROUGH HE MAKES HIS POINTS THROUGH ANECDOTES, THROUGH STORIES. ANECDOTES, THROUGH STORIES. HE’S PROBABLY THINKING LET’S NOT HE’S PROBABLY THINKING LET’S NOT GET THE SMALL DETAILS IN THE WAY GET THE SMALL DETAILS IN THE WAY OF A VERY POWERFUL STORY. OF A VERY POWERFUL STORY. AND SO I’D GIVE HIM A BREAK ON AND SO I’D GIVE HIM A BREAK ON THIS. THIS. AND APPARENTLY THE PERSON ON AND APPARENTLY THE PERSON ON WHOM HE PINNED THE MEDAL WHOM HE PINNED THE MEDAL ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HE ACTUALLY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HE ACTUALLY GOT THE MEDAL. GOT THE MEDAL.>>YES.>>YES.>>SO THE POINT HE’S TRYING TO>>SO THE POINT HE’S TRYING TO MAKE IS NOT SELF-AGGRANDIZEMENT MAKE IS NOT SELF-AGGRANDIZEMENT BUT TO DEMONSTRATE THE HEROISM BUT TO DEMONSTRATE THE HEROISM OF THE MEN AND WOMEN IN OUR U.S. OF THE MEN AND WOMEN IN OUR U.S. MILITARY, WHICH IS A TOTALLY MILITARY, WHICH IS A TOTALLY VALID POINT. VALID POINT. ANYBODY HERE REMEMBER MARTIN ANYBODY HERE REMEMBER MARTIN TREPTILE? TREPTILE? HE WAS REAGAN’S CLOSER IN HIS HE WAS REAGAN’S CLOSER IN HIS FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS, ONE OF FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS, ONE OF THE BEST INAUGURAL ADDRESSES IN THE BEST INAUGURAL ADDRESSES IN MODERN HISTORY. MODERN HISTORY. HE CLOSED WITH A WORLD WAR I HE CLOSED WITH A WORLD WAR I HERO, MARTIN TREPTILE. HERO, MARTIN TREPTILE. HE CONVEYED THE IMPRESSION THAT HE CONVEYED THE IMPRESSION THAT HE WAS BURIED AT ARLINGTON BUT HE WAS BURIED AT ARLINGTON BUT HE WAS ACTUALLY BURIED IN HE WAS ACTUALLY BURIED IN WISCONSIN. WISCONSIN. THE LARGER POINT STILL STANDS THE LARGER POINT STILL STANDS ABOUT AMERICAN HEROISM IN A TIME ABOUT AMERICAN HEROISM IN A TIME OF WAR. OF WAR. THIS KIND OF THING, PARTICULARLY THIS KIND OF THING, PARTICULARLY COMPARED TO THE CURRENT COMPARED TO THE CURRENT INCUMBENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, INCUMBENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, SHOULD NOT, YOU KNOW, BE A BIG SHOULD NOT, YOU KNOW, BE A BIG PROBLEM FOR HIM. PROBLEM FOR HIM.>>DANI, IT’S AN INTERESTING>>DANI, IT’S AN INTERESTING COMPARISON BECAUSE THERE’S A COMPARISON BECAUSE THERE’S A PART OF REAGAN THAT SEEMS MORE PART OF REAGAN THAT SEEMS MORE REAGANESQUE, OH, IT’S GRANDPA, REAGANESQUE, OH, IT’S GRANDPA, IT’S UNCLE JOE, OH, LET THE OLD IT’S UNCLE JOE, OH, LET THE OLD MAN DO IT. MAN DO IT.>>FIRST OF ALL, I THINK IT’S>>FIRST OF ALL, I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT ALL IMPORTANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT ALL OF US WHO HAVE KNOWN JOE BIDEN OF US WHO HAVE KNOWN JOE BIDEN FOR A REALLY LONG TIME KNOW THIS FOR A REALLY LONG TIME KNOW THIS IS NOT A PRODUCT OF OLD AGE. IS NOT A PRODUCT OF OLD AGE. THIS IS A JOE BIDEN HALLMARK. THIS IS A JOE BIDEN HALLMARK. THAT’S NUMBER ONE. THAT’S NUMBER ONE. NUMBER TWO, I DON’T AGREE THAT NUMBER TWO, I DON’T AGREE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS A SHIELD. DONALD TRUMP IS A SHIELD. THE PRESIDENT IS A LIAR AND I AM THE PRESIDENT IS A LIAR AND I AM TOO, WHO CARES. TOO, WHO CARES. DOES THAT FIT ON A BUMPER DOES THAT FIT ON A BUMPER STICKER? STICKER? IT DOESN’T WORK. IT DOESN’T WORK. I THINK PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR I THINK PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR RELIEF FROM DONALD TRUMP, NOT RELIEF FROM DONALD TRUMP, NOT SOMEBODY WHO IS SLIGHTLY BETTER SOMEBODY WHO IS SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN DONALD TRUMP. THAN DONALD TRUMP. I ALSO THINK THAT HIS AGE IS AN I ALSO THINK THAT HIS AGE IS AN ISSUE. ISSUE. NOT BECAUSE I HAVE ANY PREJUDICE NOT BECAUSE I HAVE ANY PREJUDICE AGAINST OLDER PEOPLE, GOD KNOWS AGAINST OLDER PEOPLE, GOD KNOWS AS I GET OLDER, BUT BECAUSE I AS I GET OLDER, BUT BECAUSE I THINK THAT THIS IS WHERE THE THINK THAT THIS IS WHERE THE ENERGY OF YOUNG PEOPLE IS GOING ENERGY OF YOUNG PEOPLE IS GOING TO MATTER. TO MATTER.>>SHAWNA, WHY DO YOU THINK THE>>SHAWNA, WHY DO YOU THINK THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS BEEN — DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS BEEN — THAT THE YOUNGEST SUPPORTERS THAT THE YOUNGEST SUPPORTERS SEEM TO GRAVITATE TO THE OLDEST SEEM TO GRAVITATE TO THE OLDEST CANDIDATES? CANDIDATES?>>I THINK IT’S BECAUSE, YOU>>I THINK IT’S BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, JULIAN CASTRO SAID IT. KNOW, JULIAN CASTRO SAID IT. HE TALKED ABOUT HOW DEMOCRATS HE TALKED ABOUT HOW DEMOCRATS HAVE TRIED TO NOMINATE RISKS. HAVE TRIED TO NOMINATE RISKS. HE MENTIONED JFK AND BARACK HE MENTIONED JFK AND BARACK OBAMA. OBAMA. BUT THAT MEANS THAT HE’S SAYING BUT THAT MEANS THAT HE’S SAYING HE HIMSELF IS A BIT OF A RISK. HE HIMSELF IS A BIT OF A RISK.>>I THOUGHT THAT WAS>>I THOUGHT THAT WAS INTERESTING TOO. INTERESTING TOO.>>WHICH IS INTERESTING.>>WHICH IS INTERESTING. AND THE THING YOU HEAR FROM AND THE THING YOU HEAR FROM PEOPLE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, PEOPLE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, ALL THEY WANT IS SOMEBODY WHO ALL THEY WANT IS SOMEBODY WHO CAN BEAT DONALD TRUMP. CAN BEAT DONALD TRUMP. THEY DON’T REALLY CARE IF THAT THEY DON’T REALLY CARE IF THAT PERSON IS YOUNG OR OLD YET. PERSON IS YOUNG OR OLD YET. NOW, THAT MAY ALL SHIFT AS WE NOW, THAT MAY ALL SHIFT AS WE SORT OF CONDENSE THE GROUP. SORT OF CONDENSE THE GROUP. BUT THAT IS WHAT THEY’RE BUT THAT IS WHAT THEY’RE HEARING. HEARING. I ALSO THINK WHEN IT COMES TO I ALSO THINK WHEN IT COMES TO JOE BIDEN, THE UNCLE JOE JOE BIDEN, THE UNCLE JOE SITUATION, IT’S INTERESTING SITUATION, IT’S INTERESTING BECAUSE WE ARE LIVING IN THE AGE BECAUSE WE ARE LIVING IN THE AGE OF DONALD TRUMP AND THAT CHANGES OF DONALD TRUMP AND THAT CHANGES HOW WE PERCEIVE AND COVER JOE HOW WE PERCEIVE AND COVER JOE BIDEN. BIDEN. BUT WE HAVE TO COVER IT WITH BUT WE HAVE TO COVER IT WITH CONTEXT. CONTEXT. THOSE ARE TWO DIFFERENT THOSE ARE TWO DIFFERENT SITUATIONS. SITUATIONS. WHEN TRUMP LIES, IT’S ABOUT WHEN TRUMP LIES, IT’S ABOUT GOOGLE AND GOOGLE CHANGING VOTES GOOGLE AND GOOGLE CHANGING VOTES AND MAKING YOU SCARED ABOUT AND MAKING YOU SCARED ABOUT THINGS. THINGS. WHEN JOE BIDEN LIES, IT’S ABOUT

72 thoughts on “Full Panel: Biden Faces Questions Over Age And Gaffes, But Do Democrats Care? | Meet The Press

  • Corporate hacks! Interestingly, little to no talk about Bernie Sanders. I guess the marching orders are to talk as little as possible about the Medicare-for-all-Candidate, when the show's main sponsor is Pfizer!

  • The media’s minimization of Joe Biden’s habitual stupidity, dishonesty and senility is ridiculous. Joe Biden made up stories about marching for civil rights, his staff kept reminding him that he didn’t march, AND HE KEPT TELLING THE STORY ANYWAY. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8xwq4k/biden-had-said-he-worked-the-coal-mines-was-shot-at-in-iraq-and-marched-in-the-civil-rights-movement-he-has-not-done-those-things

  • Danielle Pletka spreading the official Putin message of despair and hopelessness. Reject the Putin message, vote blue for a better America.

  • Wow. That panel is in denial about Biden. There is no question that Biden as President Pumpkin said 'has lost his fastball.' This gaffe prone candidate is much worse than the last version of a gaffe prone Biden. After he loses Both Iowa and New Hampshire Biden will struggle in Carolina as African-Americans take a serious look at Sanders and Warren. Then it's on to Nevada where Biden will have to pray for the union support that Hillary got.

  • I care. I rather not have a senile old man become president especially when he's exhibiting signs of dementia. And if Biden wins the nomination, I'm confident Trump will win reelection, which is a problem. Here in Detroit, no one likes Biden with his anti-marijuana history, his past support for the crime bill, his support for NAFTA, and his past support for segregation.

  • Any Democratic candidate is better than Trump. Especially the younger candidates. We need generational change. Let those who will be the most affected run this Nation. I really like Pete Buttigieg, because he was a service member, but even someone like Andrew Yang.

  • "Texas gun laws changing so you can brings guns into churches" ???? Wtf is the point of going to church if you have to carry a gun? What is the value of any religion where you can be in the "House of God" and worry about being shot down in there? Maybe just stop pretending anybody is listening to your prayers and just go to the gun range.

  • Reject Trump vote for Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders add more Democrats in us house in 2020 vote blue add 2 in us senate in maine colorado also in 2020.

  • Love how the left-wing media attacks Trump all the time for "lying," but excuse sleepy, creepy Joe for his lies. Too funny!

  • Biden couldn't even remember Obama's name in a speech a few weeks ago, for God's sake! He sputtered, then finally had to refer to him as his former "boss." SMH. He obviously has cognitive/dementia issues. Shows how narcissistic he is. He wants the presidency and he doesn't care if he risks losing to Trump. A huge risk.

  • #CreepyBiden doesn’t have a prayer in 2020. Also, coastal elites & their corporate overloaded will not word salad the country into a tyranny. There will be no more unconstitutional gun laws, no more infringements on the people’s natural rights. #Facts

  • 7:38 his base isn’t looking for a relief! So u saying it’s ok for the president of the United States to lie? But only if they r republican? Bs #fakepresident

  • What does Joe Biden stand for? Beating Trump? Great, he shares that with every other Democrat candidate. I want to know what he wants to do as president, not as a candidate.

  • The first duty of any government is to keep their citizens safe. Why does anyone other than in war need a weapon in war. it is shocking that one of the first things children learn at school is how to react to a shooter. This the only western country that has this problem and is obsessed with the right to bear arms. Surely the right to life is more important.

  • It feels like terrorism with Mitch McConnell as the lead terrorist. Who needs Russian interference when you have No-Lives-Matter-Mitch.

  • the full beard looks awful – like 99% of all short haired, glasses wearing , zz top beard having white guys in t-shirts and/or flanels. No wonder they aint getting laid.

  • Dems might be willing to vote for Senile Joe, but his Senility will be ample grounds to deny him from ever being sworn in 🙂

  • Trump will not approve of ANY legislation. Repeal the 2nd A. It would not make guns illegal, just seriously limit them. You can still have your squirrel rifle and shotgun.

  • You fools supporting Biden, that old senile coot, will get the president you deserve. Keep refusing to pull your heads out of your arses.

  • At this point, it's shameful ANYONE would defend Biden, and willingly allow him to continue by normalizing his recent "gaffes". It's obvious they're not just your average gaffes. He's clearly going through some kind of cognitive decline, and the evidence is overwhelming. It's not normal, and for anyone not to speak out about it, is not only dangerous for him, but for the country.

  • They are aiming for vice pres.
    Biden and the alt/chosen one.
    If Biden were to win the presidency I wouldn't give him 6 months before ……..

  • Biden voted to send that soldier to war. Bernie Sanders did not. Biden should have better class than to ride on the coat-tails of someone else's bravery when he is part of the cause. Biden is covered in blood.

  • If Democrats come in to the situation trying to us to do everything they want it won't happen. If we come up with a bipartisan bill that everyone can agree on Democrats gonna say we not signing the bill too get everything we cause we as Democrats know better than everybody else.

  • I’m not a Dem or Repub, and I don’t think Biden is up to the job. What comes out of Trump’s mouth and phone is a lot worse though.

  • Biden has trouble getting words out and can barely complete a thought. When will these corporate sychophants start talking about his cognitive decline? He's had 2 strokes that we know about.

  • Okay can everybody agree that there's no way 90% if people want to get rid of guns that's what they're saying and no background checks going to stop the crazy Fox we need to open up the asylums again

  • Yes, as the Democratic geriatric trio continues to manifest its impending doom for the party hopefully the Dems will be able to field someone who, at least, isn't going senile. Just pick one of the single-digits, at random. They'd be far better off than what's 'leading' now.

  • Why are there basically no requirements to be president? Why is there a minimum age but not a maximum age? So you could be a genius at politics at 29 years old and sharp as ever but you don't qualify but someone who's too old to even hold a driver's license and can barely speak at 70 80 or 90 years old qualifies? Okay

  • Nothing is going to happen on gun control unless the Senate is flipped and we dump all the longterm senators.. anyone who voted against, needs to be ousted!

  • Why should we lower the bar for Biden? He's a good guy and he cares..well good for him but it doesn't mean he should be President. Everyone give a look at Pete Buttigieg. He's competent..a war veteran..a Harvard graduate and a Rhodes Scholar.. and he's compassionate.. #PeteButtigieg4President

  • Establishment corporate hacks shilling for corrupt Biden and his dementia. Go figure. I hate trump but hate the dnc & media even more.

  • He'll be almost 78 years old if he's elected. Do people genuinely believe he can serve two terms at one of the most stressful jobs in the world? He's already displaying signs of dementia. You would have to be out of your mind to vote for him on that one issue alone. Then there's his atrocious political record 😱. I don't support segregationists and warmongers and would hope my fellow Democrats (at least the sane ones) wouldn't either. That's not what we stand for. And for me I have to look at 2024 too, not just 2020. If Biden were to hypothetically win in 2020 but not run in 2024 due to health issues or old age, it means republicans would have a better chance of winning in 2024 since they wouldn't be facing an incumbent president. Why not nominate a democrat who can win in 2020 and 2024?

  • The problem is when Trump lies people who like him say they don't care he's lying with a purpose and those who don't like him say he's a lier but he knows he's lying. In other words he does it on purpose. When Biden lies however people who like him and say don't care as well as those who don't like him both groups don't say oh he's lying on purpose but rather are thinking he's senile and he can't help it because his brain is no longer up to the job which is even worse than lying with intent when it comes to politics. That's the problem with Biden's gaffes.

  • Biden does not care… How did you come to that conclusion of him caring? I was all about Biden… You must not of listen to him imbedding himself into being heroic… We cannot lose these servicemen, but the VP can be eliminated.

  • Since when is the criteria for electability financial only. There is a tradition that has been establishe is that we the people get to choose the lesser of two evils as president. This is not what the founders envisioned. There are plenty of experienced and qualified candidates who can step forward. If we want to elect another disconnected person as leader then the position should only be ceremonial. Most people in their 70s have not been connected to current realities for years and offer a nice look backward ,but that is all. I think the age limit should be 59 for president,then one term only. Keep it current ,neither Trump nor Beiden have a clue on current realities worldwide,,We are simply wasting time on these people who haven't a single understanding on how the world has progressed.Things change quickly and we need someone who can react with other than out of date solutions. If we do not accept this then we run the possibility of being left far behind on the world stage..Geezers leading nations is foolishness,,they are simply too far behind to ever catch up..

  • Even if I would vote for Biden in the general election, I am not about to volunteer for him or try to convince anyone else to. I can't defend Biden in an argument against anyone who has google and I don't want that reputation in the event he gets elected.
    Its basically the same problem Clinton had. Of course Clinton wasn't running against a 4 year term of Trump, so the eventual nominee will have that advantage. But will just not being Trump be enough advantage to win the general election? That's all a Biden candidacy would have going for it.

  • Joe Biden campaign "Do you care? No! then vote Joe" lets not let another corporate shill that has promised the donor class nothing will change win just because of trump. He is Hillary 2.0 please don't screw this up.

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