Sen. Bernie Sanders Faces Criticism For Deceptive Obama Quotes In Campaign Ad


WELCOME TO “THE LATE SHOW.” I’M YOUR HOST, STEPHEN COLBERT.( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
IT IS FRIDAY! THE FRIDAY AUDIENCE. THE FRIDAY EXCITEMENT. THE FRIDAY ELECTRICITY. YOU CANNOT FAKE THAT! IT HAS BEEN A HUGE WEEK IN THE
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY. THERE WERE SOME BIG PRESIDENTIAL
DROP-OUTS THIS WEEK, INCLUDING FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR MICHAEL
BLOOMBERG, SEEN HERE HUNTING DOWN THE STAFFER WHO TOLD HIM
HE’D LOOK MORE RELATABLE IN THAT SHIRT.( LAUGHTER )
BLOOMBERG SPENT A LOT OF MONEY FOR VERY FEW VOTES, BUT HE DID
LEAVE A STRONG IMPRESSION ON ONE VITAL NON-VOTING DEMOGRAPHIC:
KIDS WHO SAW HIS ADS ON YOUTUBE. ONE 13-YEAR-OLD INTERVIEWED BY
REPORTERS ESTIMATES HE HAS SEEN “AT LEAST HUNDREDS” OF
BLOOMBERG’S ADS WHILE WATCHING GAMING TUTORIALS. THAT’S RIGHT: MICHAEL BLOOMBERG
PUT ADS ON GAMING TUTORIALS. HIS TIPS: COLLECT AND SPEND
BILLIONS OF COINS, THEN IMMEDIATELY DIE ON THE FIRST
LEVEL.( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE )
AND IT MADE AN IMPRESSION. I’LL GET THROUGH IT. AND BLOOMBERG’S ADS WORKED. ONE EIGHT-YEAR-OLD’S MOM SAID
“HER SON WAS INSPIRED BY BLOOMBERG. ALL OF A SUDDEN, HE WAS VERY
PASSIONATE ABOUT IT. MIKE’S GOING TO DO ALL THESE
THINGS. HE’S NOT GOING TO BUILD THE
WALL.” AND AFTER SUPER TUESDAY, THERE
ARE A LOT OF THINGS MIKE’S NOT GOING TO DO. BUT ONE PERSON STILL ABLE TO DO
SOME THINGS IS BERNIE SANDERS. UP UNTIL NOW, SANDERS HAS BEEN
THE ONLY CANDIDATE WHO HAS NOT RELEASED AN OBAMA AD. BUT AFTER HIS LESS-THAN-SUPER
TUESDAY, BERNIE SANDERS DECIDED TO EMBRACE THE FORMER PRESIDENT.>>BERNIE IS SOMEONE WHO HAS THE
VIRTUE OF SAYING EXACTLY WHAT HE BELIEVES– GREAT AUTHENTICITY,
GREAT PASSION– AND IS FEARLESS. BERNIE SERVED ON THE VETERAN’S
COMMITTEE AND GOT BILLS DONE. I THINK PEOPLE ARE READY FOR A
CALL TO ACTION. THEY WANT HONEST LEADERSHIP
WHO CARES ABOUT THEM. THEY WANT SOMEBODY WHO’S GOING
TO FIGHT FOR THEM! AND THEY WILL FIND IT IN BERNIE. THAT’S WHY I FEEL THE BERN!>>I’M BERNIE SANDERS, AND I
APPROVE THIS MESSAGE.>>Stephen: WOW. HE IS STRAIGHT UP STEALING
BIDEN’S WHOLE IDENTITY.( LAUGHTER )
WHAT’S NEXT?( AS BERNIE )
“I’M BERNIE SANDERS, AND I HAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE. NO MORE MALARKEY. I WAS ARRESTED ON THE WAY TO SEE
NELSON MANDELA, AND I ONCE FOUGHT A MARGINALIZED AFRICAN
AMERICAN CHILD NAMED CORN POP. COME ON! HORSEFEATHERS! CRACKERJACK! THIS IS WHAT YOU RUBES LIKE,
RIGHT? COME ON!”
NOW, HERE’S THE RUB: BERNIE CHERRY-PICKED HIS QUOTES FOR
THAT AD, AND MANY OF THEM OMIT IMPORTANT CONTEXT. FOR EXAMPLE, THE “FEEL THE BERN”
QUOTE CAME FROM A SPEECH IN WHICH OBAMA WAS ENDORSING
HILLARY CLINTON. BERNIE’S FACED A LOT OF
CRITICISM FOR THIS AD, BUT HE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE BACKING DOWN. TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT HE JUST
RELEASED JUST TODAY.>>TONIGHT I’D LIKE TO TALK
ABOUT MY BROTHER, BERNIE SANDERS, A.K.A., MY BEST FRIEND. THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY MAN. HE’S REVOLUTIONIZING BASKETBALL. BERNIE SANDERS KILLED OSAMA BIN
LADEN. ♪ I… SO IN LOVE WHERE YOU ♪
BERNIE SANDERS. BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT.( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: THAT COULD HELP. THAT COULD HELP. THAT COULD PUSH HIM OVER THE
TOP. THIS WEEK, WE FOUND OUT THAT
TRUMP’S GETTING HIS OWN POP-UP ADS IN THE SKY, BECAUSE
THE PRESIDENT’S REELECTION CAMPAIGN IS PLANNING TO FLY A
BLIMP ABOVE SWING STATES. WOW. A GIANT, SLOW-MOVING, DISASTER
WAITING TO HAPPEN IS GETTING HIS OWN BLIMP!( LAUGHTER )
OF COURSE, HE MIGHT–( APPLAUSE )
HE MIGHT… OF COURSE, HE MIGHT BE USING THE
BLIMP JUST TO FLY AWAY FROM US DISEASE-RIDDLED HUMANS, BECAUSE
WE’RE ALL WORRIED ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS. THERE’S A LOT OF ANXIETY. AND I’LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT
IN TONIGHT’S “GOIN’ VIRAL.”>>I’M DATING THE
MUCINEX GUY.>>Stephen: WE’RE SLOWLY
LEARNING MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS THING. FOR INSTANCE, CHINESE SCIENTISTS
HAVE IDENTIFIED TWO STRAINS OF THE CORONAVIRUS: ORIGINAL AND
EXTRA CRISPY. ONE OF THE BIG PIECES OF ADVICE
TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS IS DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE. BUT FOR ONE PUBLIC HEALTH
OFFICIAL IN CALIFORNIA, THAT WAS EASIER SAID THAN DONE.>>TODAY START WORKING ON NOT
TOUCHING YOUR FACE BECAUSE ONE MAIN WAY VIRUSES SPREAD IS WHEN
YOU TOUCH YOUR OWN MOUTH, NOSE, ORIZE.( LAUGHTER )
( LAUGHTER ).
>>Stephen: YES– YES, PLEASE
DON’T TOUCH YOUR… MOUTH… NOSE… OR EYES. MY COLLEAGUE, DR. ROBINSON, CAN
EXPLAIN FURTHER.( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
THE CORONAVIRUS IS ALSO HAVING A HUGE EFFECT ON EDUCATION. INCLUDING IN THE U.S. THERE ARE NOW SCHOOL CLOSURES IN
22 COUNTRIES ON THREE CONTINENTS, ADDING UP TO 290.5
MILLION STUDENTS WORLDWIDE. SO MANY SCHOOLS ARE OFFERING
ONLINE CLASSES, INCLUDING ONLINE PHYSICAL EDUCATION, WHERE
STUDENTS FOLLOW ALONG AS AN INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATES PUSH-UPS
ONSCREEN. AND TO GET THE FULL GYM CLASS
EXPERIENCE, THEY ALSO SEND BULLIES TO YOUR HOUSE TO THROW
BALLED-UP WET PAPER TOWELS AT YOU WHILE YOU TRY TO PEE.( LAUGHTER )
BUT NOT EVERYONE’S ACING TELE-SCHOOL. AROUND THE WORLD, GRANDPARENTS
ARE PITCHING IN FOR CHILDCARE. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING THE
KIDS WITH THE ONLINE CLASSES, THE GRANDPARENTS DO NOT ALWAYS
KNOW THE TECHNOLOGY.( AS GRANDPARENT )
“LET’S SEE HERE. IT SAYS HERE TO ‘USE THE
ONE-TIME PASSCODE TO ACCESS THE LEARNING PORTAL.’
OKAY. HUH. YOU KNOW WHAT, PUMPKIN? HOW ABOUT WE DO SOMETHING WE
BOTH LIKE: TAKING OUR PUDDING CUPS OUTSIDE AND YELLING AT THE
BIRDS. DAMN BLUE JAYS!'”
HERE IN THE U.S., THE MAJORITY OF THE CASES SEEM TO BE CENTERED
AROUND SEATTLE. I GUESS IT WAS A BAD TIME FOR
STARBUCKS TO TEST-MARKET THEIR NEW COFFEE TROUGH.( LAUGHTER )
DELICIOUS, DELICIOUS, DEEPS HOT. DESPITE THIS RISK, THE
ORGANIZERS OF NEXT WEEKEND’S “EMERALD CITY COMICON” IN
SEATTLE SAY IT WILL GO ON AS SCHEDULED. BRINGING THOUSANDS OF NERDS
TOGETHER IN THE MIDDLE OF A VIRAL OUTBREAK? FORGET “DR. WHO.” I WANNA KNOW DR. WHY?( LAUGHTER )
COMICON’S NOT THE ONLY VENUE YOU CAN STILL ATTEND DURING THE
OUTBREAK, BECAUSE ACCORDING TO A MEDICAL EXPERT, COMPARED TO
OTHER COMMUNAL AREAS, “THE GYM IS NOT RISKIER.” COOL! I CAN’T WAIT TO DEFINITELY
CONTINUE GOING TO THE GYM TO PUMP MY IRONS AND SQUAT MY
THRUSTS. I LOVE THE GRUNTING AND THE
SMELLS.( LAUGHTER )
COME ON, HEALTH EXPERTS! STOP TELLING US TO AVOID FUN
PLACES LIKE CONCERTS AND SPORTING EVENTS BUT SAYING,
“GYM’S ALL CLEAR!” NEXT THEY’RE GOING TO SAY, “STAY
AWAY FROM PIZZA, BUT FEEL FREE TO SWING BY THE BROCCOLI STORE.”( LAUGHTER )
NOW SOME BUSINESSES– NO ONE ASKED FOR THIS.( APPLAUSE )
I’M GLAD YOU’RE ENJOYING THIS. I’M SO GLAD, MAKES ME HAPPY,
SMILING LITTLE BOY OVER THERE. SOME BUSINESSES ARE BEING EXTRA
CAREFUL, PARTICULARLY TECH COMPANIES. TWITTER HAS TOLD ALL OF ITS
EMPLOYEES TO WORK AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS. YES, IMPORTANT– TWITTER DOES
NOT WANT TO CREATE A HARMFUL, TOXIC ENVIRONMENT… IN REAL LIFE. EVEN TINDER IS TRYING TO HELP
FIGHT CORONAVIRUS. THE DATING APP NOW HAS A POPUP
WARNING ABOUT THE DANGERS OF THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS AND
POTENTIALLY DEADLY DISEASE. I BELIEVE WE HAVE A SCREENSHOT
OF THAT WARNING. “COVID-19 IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS. PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS
THOROUGHLY BEFORE YOU AND A STRANGER SMASH IN THIS
P.F. CHANG’S BATHROOM.”( LAUGHTER )
LETTUCE WRAP, BABY.>>Jon: EWWWW! EWWWW! NOE.>>Stephen: P.F. CHANG? I LIKE P.F. CHANG. AMAZON IS ALSO TAKING
PRECAUTIONS. THEY’VE TOLD THEIR SEATTLE
EMPLOYEES TO WORK FROM HOME ALL MONTH. AND IF YOU WORK ON AMAZON PRIME,
YOU GET SENT HOME THE NEXT DAY. AND THERE’S ONE AMAZON EMPLOYEE
WHO CAN’T SELF-QUARANTINE, AND SHE’S STARTING TO GET ANXIOUS
ABOUT THE VIRUS.>>ALEXA, HOW TALL IS MOUNT
EVEREST?>>WHO CARES? I’LL NEVER SEE EVEREST BECAUSE
YOUR FILTHY CHILDREN WILL GIVE ME CORONAVIRUS.( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: WE’VE GOT A GREAT SHOW FOR YOU TONIGHT. NEIL deGRASSE TYSON IS HERE. STICK AROUND.

100 comments

  1. It would just be a screaming match between Trump and Sanders…I dislike Trump as much as the next person, but how is constantly screaming your point at everyone going to work in the long run?…When the most important issue answered by voters is they want Trump out and NOT the issues…That's sad! We can't vote based on the fact Trump is a horrible human being and only like the person who screams the loudest about that…We need to vote based on diplomatic policies, not enraged ones…If we even want to move forward into the future and heal from Trump and bring the world Trump devided so severely by Trump back together…We need to look past our anger of Trump and see that the world and our future going ahead is what's most important…Once we get Trump out, he will be gone…So screaming about how horrible he is isn't going to solve how we can heal together, diplomatically, as a nation from all the destruction and devide Trump has done.

    The good candidates dropped out already,, sad to say!! 😔…I did vote, but I had to really rethink the matter. There is more than just who's going to be the possible President and other issues and votes matter as well on the ballot…Just my opinions on the matter! ✌️🤘🖖🙏🏽

  2. Anybody want this HUGE crusty bloody snot covered booger I just sneezed into my mac & cheese? Corona & cheese!

  3. If Obama said those things about Bernie Sanders even if they were 12 years ago and during obama as a senator does that change anything. We all know that Bernie hasn't changed , an endorsement 20 years ago about his stance would be the same as his stances hasn't changed. And yes the feel the Bern quotes from a Hillary rally but it was trying to motivate unification of the party and motivate Bern supporters to do their part to defeat trump and how as that changed. If you take all the contexts of each of the lines it only supports why Bernie is the best candidate

  4. Voting stations at every elementary school. Extended hours. Canada does it… UK, Australia, many democratic countries do it this way. Walk over and vote, no line.

  5. These were things OBAMA SAID ABOUT BERNIE- how is that deceptive?
    Is colbert gonna stan Biden now? Wow. Disappointing dude.

  6. Im a god dam conservative voter myself, and im honestly so ashamed of my country….Bernie Sanders is by far the one and only candidate we genuinely need. My people i love you and i love my country we genuinely cant fck this up, no more being played by super bog news whether it's cnn, MSNBC, fox, no more getting played like stupid asses. We have the chance to get a man who has fought for everysingle things we've needed for so long, that weve all vented to our friends and family saying how we're sick of the rape job coming outta Washington DC we all know theyre all bought and paid for by special interests and lobbyists and the only one that isnt is Bernie Sanders. We all know he is the only one we can trust no matter what, we all know he does as he says, we all know he hasnt lied in almost 40 dam years. We all know he had almost 40years of experience, if anyone knows how to emd our national debt, end the pure greed led rape of us working class. His plans have been prooven by his enemies to actually work and actually save us billions in only a couple years, the plans are already been explained how he will pay for it and god dammit my people we need them, we need to catch up to the rest of the world finally we are falling behind in everything, all but the richest of our people this is bullshit

  7. Bernie is being mistakenly criticized for something that other candidates did? Fuck this I'm voting for Bernie. How are they trying to push a narrative that falls apart if you spend 5 minutes looking into it?

  8. Looks like Colbert's excited about the prospect of four more years of Trump. Not surprising since his former boss admitted on tape that Trump was bad for America but good for us(CBS).

  9. Normally I'd dismiss this as unfair to Bernie, but I do agree it was an unfortunate thing for him to do. I'm just glad that Bernie ran the ad by Obama before airing it, and actually only edited out a few word here and there. Bernie's run such an honest and impassioned campaign so far, so if right now he feels he needs to connect with Biden supporters and show himself measured up against their criteria, then I think this is a fair way to go about it.

  10. 2:49
    Yes, the speech was a hillary endorsement speech, but if you've seen the video itself, and if you didnt do your own cherry picking, you'd see that he WAS talking about BERNIE in the middle of that SPEECH. He was praising BERNIE. it wasnt "taken out of context" in the ad, you idiot.

    Here's the actual video. Like this so it makes its way to the top and so people arent misinformed. What a sly move on Stephen's part:
    https://youtu.be/pNkZ_To-_IQ

  11. You lying Dog Faced Pony Solider!!! Bernie did no such thing… what the ad actually said was.. Obama and and Bern .uh well.. U KNOW THE THING!

  12. Sometimes I really can't tell what's real and what is a joke, I had to pause to see the coffee troth to analyze it 🤦🏻‍♂️ no life?

  13. Finally! Colbert is slamming Bernie Sanders, the evil man trying to take this from poor Joe Biden.

  14. Stephen, grow a spine and stand up to CBS. You know full well bernie cleared that ad through Obama before airing it, and yet you allow your editors and corporate stooges to manufacture controversy when none exists?

    You're better than this.

  15. As depressing as this election has been, seeing what colossal assholes Bernie's supporters are means that, at the bare minimum, I'll be able to wring some joy in watching them insist that Bernie just won the Presidency while he's announcing he's exiting the race.

  16. Steven this is the first time I have to dispute what you said. The clip with Obama support for Bernie 2016 campaign is real! He just replayed it. Anything wrong with that? Who is stealing whose identity? Joe Biden has been touting his accomplishment with the former president but were those really his achievements? He voted for NAFTA, which both Bernie and Trump denounced. His son got the fat paycheck from the Ukrainian gas corporation from 2014 until 2019 when Biden announced his run for presidency. In fact, Biden is capitalising on the residual influence and reputation of the former president , he has no vision for anything new!

  17. Maybe if Bernie starts stealing Biden's lines, then Biden will get confused and start pushing for progressive policy and start rejecting billionaire contributions.

  18. I like Bernie using the establishments words against them. It’s smart. It plays to his consistency that virtually everyone in congress has once said something good about Bernie

  19. No need to edit Biden, "We hold these truths to be self evident, huh…. You know…. Huh… The thing you know." Are you freaking kidding me? He forgot the part "all men are created equal" part?

  20. Funny how other campaigns have done this EXACT thing youre accusing Bernie of, and when he finally does the same thing with actual true references he gets grief from Steven's sponsors for it? Just TODAY Biden (In full dementia ramble) called himself the "Obiden-Bama" Candidate …. Bitch please.

  21. I used to come to channels like Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel to get unbiased comedic news… but I feel they disproportionately attack Bernie, just like all the mainstream media. Which is stating to become a big turn off.

  22. I believe that Sanders/Obama footage outside the WH was from the time he summoned Bernie to encourage him to step down and endorse Hillary. Ironic it's being disingenuously used as an Obama endorsement.

  23. These comments are appalling. What you are doing is exactly why we are going to have four more years of Trump. All this shows is failure of the Democratic party to control themselves, and at least Republicans speak of defeating democrats, their platform consistent to democrats are from hell. We are acting more like we hate each other than who we are supposedly trying to defeat.

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  25. You can't lie to us… We're on the internet.
    A simple search clarifies things. That's why we support Bernie

  26. Colbert. You used to be rather pragmatic in your political approach. Now you sound aimless and kind of stupid to be honest.

  27. Nothing about how biden can't even put a sentence together? Interesting Colbert. I'm done watching you. That was comedy gold and you didn't even cover it.

  28. Voting for anyone but Bernie is foolish at this point. Biden's record speaks volumes for how he would be as a President, and we don't need a Democrat in office who is essentially a Republican bent on cutting entitlements and uninterested in the turmoil the common people are suffering from. We need medicare for all, we need college reform, and we need it NOW. Not in 4 more years, not "when the time is right." The time is now.

  29. Democrats doing anti Burnie campaign again… they forgot already what happened last time? Using delegates to kill popular votes made impression to the nation that politician doesn't care what people wants. Politicians should work for people. Bernie is so consistent, it's been for over 30 years, that is why other candidate cannot debate. Ignore what Bernie said for over 30 years and trying to implant wrong impression is very dirty. When Biden lost horribly, he changes health care plan to win and U.S.A media never mentioned such a big and important change. I accepted exception. I am not in U.S and not American, but as the person who live in the country has universal health care, if Biden is the kind of person who accept exception about health care he cannot accomplish to create fair and good healthcare system in U.S. for sure. Hope U.S make right decision this time because U.S is still powerful county in the world. Leading by Trump is not good for my country, too.

  30. Remember when we all thought this guy was there to speak truth to power? Stephen Colbert is a DNC/MIC stooge maquerading as a comedian. We see you guy. Why dont you follow Chris Matthews out the door.

  31. So they can pick apart Bernie’s Obama add. But Bloomberg dam near said Obama endorsed him. What a piece of garbage these MSM networks are. Yuck

  32. Sanders is the only candidate who people actually love. They’re going with Biden because they’re desperate to beat Trump, but he’ll lose. Bernie is authentic, kind, and is fighting to improve the lives of the poor and middle class. Biden has an awful voting record, tried many times to cut social security, has ZERO policies to offer, and can’t even remember where he is, who’s his wife or sister, or what position he’s running for.

    Joe is a bland gaff machine, and Bernie has spent decades fighting for us. It’s not even close, if you bother to look into their records for a minute.

    #Bernie2020 🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥

  33. Dear Stephen Colbert
    Please leave Bernie Sanders alone and don't get involved in the petty slander corporate media loves
    Thank you

  34. Doesn't that kid know if you use Ublock Origin you no longer see youtube ads… I would never watch videos if I had to deal with that shit.

  35. What Obama said about Bernie still stands today, he has not changed and/or conformed like so many do once they take office. So no matter how the media flips it, Obama’s words are still true today as they were back then!!

  36. Has anyone ever noticed how all of Trump's favorite cable hosts have slowly started getting more orange like him?

  37. COUNTLESS biden ads featuring Obama, BLOOMBERG puts out obama ads, mayo Pete has obama ads, meanwhile Obama endorses no one and media is SILENT. Bernie puts out Obama ad and MSM immediately uses it as anti-Bernie smear, SO TRANSPARENT …disappointed Colbert depicts it as legitimate coverage.

  38. Steve you walking a fine line between pleasing you're corporate masters and being very uncool, all you should do is tell the truth about bidens brain, that's funny enough but all Bernie deserves is love and support for the good fight he is waging.

  39. He's being kind of a dick to Bernie, like chill Stephen! Come on he's like your main guy! We should be promoting the not psychopathic candidate

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