The Fourth 2019 Democratic Debate: Key Moments | NYT News

The Fourth 2019 Democratic Debate: Key Moments | NYT News


“This is the CNN/New York Times
Democratic presidential debate.” “Sometimes there
are issues that are bigger than politics. And I think that’s the case
with this impeachment inquiry.” “In my judgment,
Trump is the most corrupt president in the
history of this country.” “He has committed
crimes in plain sight. And on this issue
with Ukraine, he has been selling
out our democracy.” “I want to give a reality check
here to Elizabeth, because no one on this stage
wants to protect billionaires. Not even the billionaire
wants to protect billionaires. We just have
different approaches. Your idea is not
the only idea.” “You have not
specified how you’re going to pay for the
most expensive plan, ‘Medicare for all.’ Will you raise taxes
on the middle class?” “I have made clear what
my principles are here. And that is: Costs will
go up for the wealthy and for big corporations. And for hard-working
middle-class families, costs will go down.” “A yes-or-no question that
didn’t get a yes-or-no answer.” “Senator Warren, I just want to say that I was
surprised to hear that you did not agree with me that on
this subject of what should be the rules around
corporate responsibility for these big tech companies, when I called on Twitter to
suspend Donald Trump’s account that you did not agree. And I would urge you
to join me.” “Sometimes I think that
Senator Warren is more focused on being punitive or pitting
some part of the country against the other.” “I’m really shocked
at the notion that anyone thinks
I’m punitive. Look, I don’t have a
beef with billionaires. We need a wealth tax in
order to make investments in the next generation.” “If it’s not O.K. for
a president’s family to be involved in
foreign businesses, why was it O.K. for your son
when you were vice president?” “Look, my son did
nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong. Rudy Giuliani, the president
and his thugs have already proven that they,
in fact, are flat lying.” “What has happened
in Syria is yet again Donald Trump
selling folks out. And that’s why dude gotta go. And when I am
commander in chief, we will stop this madness.” “Donald Trump has the blood
of the Kurds on his hand. But so do many of the
politicians in our country from both parties who have
supported this ongoing regime-change war in Syria
that started in 2011.” “I think that is dead wrong. The slaughter
going on in Syria is not a consequence
of American presence. It’s a consequence of a
withdrawal and a betrayal. And when I was
deployed, I knew one of the things
keeping me safe was the fact that the
flag on my shoulder represented a country
known to keep its word.” “Think about how absurd it is
that this president is caging kids on the border and effectively letting
ISIS prisoners run free.” “We have ISIS —
it’s going to come here. They are going
to, in fact, damage the United States of America. That’s why we got involved
in the first place.” “Protect small business
and protect consumers.” “They don’t know how this
is going to affect their jobs.” “This is a disease of
capitalism run amok.” “Have a 15-member court.” “Police violence is
also gun violence.” “Women are the majority of the
population in this country. People need to keep their
hands off of women’s bodies and let women
make the decisions about their own lives.” “Thank you, senator.” “I’m going to say something
that is probably going to offend some people here, but I’m the only one on
this stage who’s gotten anything really big done.” “But you know what
you also got done? And I say this
as a good friend. You got the disastrous
war in Iraq done. You got a bankruptcy bill,
which is hurting middle-class families
all over this country. You got trade agreements like
Nafta, P.N.T.R. with China done, which have cost us
4 million jobs.” “So you started this
question with how you got something done. You know, following the
financial crash of 2008, I had an idea for
a consumer agency.” “And I went on the floor
and got you votes. I got votes for that bill. I convinced people
to vote for it. So let’s get those things
straight, too.” “Senator Warren,
do you want to respond?” “I am deeply grateful
to President Obama, who fought so hard to
make sure that agency was passed into law.” “You did a hell of a job
in your job.” “Thank you.” “Now to the issue of
candidates and their health.” “I’m feeling great,
but I would like to respond
to that question.” “Well, I want to —— I want to start by saying ——” “And Senator Sanders is in
favor of medical marijuana. I want to make sure
that’s clear as well.” “I do. I’m not on it tonight.”

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