ISPP 2015

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Al Franken on Trump, Health Care & Impeachment


VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>GOOD TO SEE YOU. BEFORE WE START.>>Jimmy: YES.>>THERE’S SOME YINACCURACIES I THE FRED WILLARD PIECE.>>Jimmy: OH, YOU MEAN HAL. WHAT ARE THE INACCURACIES?>>IT IS NOT HARVEST TIME.>>Jimmy: THAT’S RIGHT. IT’S FEBRUARY, I GUESS NOT.>>THERE’S THAT. ALSO, MINNESOTA HAS CAUCUSES.>>Jimmy: UH-HUH.>>AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE, WHO VOLUNTEER.>>Jimmy: RIGHT.>>THEY’RE GREAT. AND THEY’RE VERY CIVIC-MINDED. IT IT WASN’T THEIR FAULT.>>Jimmy: YOU’RE SAYING FRED WAS NOT THOSE THINGS, I MEAN, HAL?>>HE WAS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GOOD PEOPLE WHO DID THAT.>>Jimmy: IS IOWA REPRESENT ITREPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES? SHOULD THEY HAVE SO MUCH WEIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO CHOOSING THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE?>>NO. [ APPLAUSE ] BUT IT’S A RA DIGGS, AND IT GOT SCREWED UP.>>Jimmy: IS IT GOING TO HURT THE DEMOCRATS, THIS SNAFU OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT?>>NO. TRUMP CRITICIZED HEMTHEM FOR MAG THIS MISTAKE, THEY’RE INCOMPETENT. HIS HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT SEPARATED ALL THESE CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS.>>Jimmy: THAT’S WORSE.>>AND DIDN’T KEEP TRACK OF HEM.>>Jimmy: THAT’S MUCH WORSE, YES. SOME MIGHT SAY THINK INTENTIONALLY DIDN’T KEEP TRACK OF THEM. YOU WATCHED THE STATE OF THE UNION I ASSUME.>>YES.>>Jimmy: IS THIS SOMETHING YOU LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING?>>WELL, I LOOKED FORWARD TO SEEING IT MORE WHEN I WAS IN THE SENATE.>>Jimmy: HOW MANY TIMES WERE YOU THERE AT THE STATE OF THE UNION IN PERSON?>>SEVEN OR EIGHT. IT’S AN AMAZING THING. YOU’RE IN THAT HISTORIC CHAMBER. AND THE WHOLE ABOVE THE IS THERE, THE SENATE AND HOUSE, THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT AND THE SPEAKER, AND THE JOINT CHIEFS CHIEFS ARE THERE, THE SUPREME COURT, THE CABINET’S THERE. AND WHEN OBAMA WOULD DO IT, THERE WOULD BE THIS, I FEEL THIS KIND OF IMAGIMAJESTY, AND THEN FIRST TIME TRUMP DID IT, I WAS LIKE IN THE SECOND ROW IN THE MIDDLE. ON “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE,” WE USED TO DO SKETCHES ABOUT THE SAY THE OF THE UNION.>>Jimmy: RIGHT.>>AND I JUST WENT LIKE, I’M SEEING RESULT HEARTHERE AND I’M GOING LIKE, I DON’T REMEMBER THIS IN READ THROUGH. [ LAUGHTER ] TRUMP’S THE HOST, AND IT’S — >>Jimmy: IT’S WEIRD, LIKE VINCE McMAHON SHOULD BE POLLING HIM INT INTO THE ARENA.>>I HAD A LOT OF SURPRISES WATCHING IT.>>Jimmy: WHAT SURPRISES DID YOU HAVE?>>WELL, THE FIRST THING IS THAT DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: THAT IS WEIRD, YEAH.>>I KIND OF HAVE THAT EVERY DAY WHEN I WAKE UP. SO THAT WAS — >>Jimmy: SO WHEN YOU, YOU BECAME SENATOR OF MINNESOTA, AND THIS IS, EVERYBODY’S LIKE, WOW, THIS IS A BIG DEAL, ESPECIALLY IN THE COMEDY WORLD. AL FRANKEN IS A SENATOR.>>I BELIEVE I WAS THE ONLY COMEDIAN SENATOR.>>Jimmy: YES, THE ONLY PROFESSIONAL COMEDIAN.>>AND IF YOU LISTEN TO THE OTHER — YES.>>Jimmy: AND THEN I WOULD IMAGINE THAT MADE YOU FEEL PRETTY SPECIAL, WHICH IT SHOULD HAVE. AND THEN DONALD TRUMP COMES ALONG AND BECOMES PRESIDENT. THAT HAD TO JUST RUIN IT, RIGHT?>>IN MANY, MANY WAYS. [ LAUGHTER ] NO, I WAS SURPRISED, I PREDICTED THAT HE’D BE VERY, THAT HE WOULD TRY TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND BE MAGNANIMOUS.>>Jimmy: DID YOU THINK THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN?>>NO.>>Jimmy: I KIND OF THOUGHT WHEN HE GOT ELECTED, I CERTAINLY DIDN’T SUPPORT HIM OR VOTE FOR HIM, BUT I THOUGHT MAYBE HE’LL GO WITH THE FLOW AND TRY TO BE POPULAR AND DO SOME THINGS THAT AREN’T THIS HARD PARTY LINE. MAYBE HE’LL DO SOME THINGS DIFFERENTLY AND CROSS OVER.>>MAYBE HE’LL BE A PSYCHOPATHIC LIAR AND THAT KIND OF THING?>>Jimmy: NO. WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT PREEXISTING CONDITIONS, HE KNOWS THOSE ARE TRIGGER WORDS FOR PEOPLE. SO WHAT HE HASSA DONE, HE SAYS WILL PROTECT YOU, PROTECT YOU WITH YOUR PREEXISTING CONDITIONS, HE’S JUST LYING, RIGHT?>>YEAH. THIS IS A SUBJECT VERY CLOSE TO YOU.>>Jimmy: AND ITTO YOU. YOU HELPED WRITE THE BILL.>>I HELPED WRITE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: YEAH.>>AND HE, HE HAS INSTRUCTED THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO BE ON THIS LAWSUIT THAT’S GOING TO GO TO THE SUPREME COURT, THAT THE INTENTION OF IT IS TO GET RID OF THE ACA AND ALL OF ITS PROTECTIONS, AND WHAT HAPPENED WITH YOUR SON, AND YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE SENATE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] AND WHAT THE BILL THAT THEY WROTE WOULD NOT HAVE PROTECTED PEOPLE, NECESSARILY, WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS. IT DEPENDED ON THE STATE. AND, YOU KNOW, YOUR SON WASN’T RESPONSIBLE, YOU KNOW, HE DIDN’T SMOKE CIGARETTES IN THE WOMB.>>Jimmy: NOT CIGARETTES, NO. WE CAUGHT HIM WITH SOME OTHER STUFF.>>AND THE OTHER THING THAT THIS WILL DO IS GET, IT WILL RESTORE WHAT THE INSURANCE COMPANIES USED TO PUT ON ANNUAL CAPS, AND ALSO LIFETIME CAPS.>>Jimmy: AND LIFETIME CAPS.>>SO I’M SURE HIS CARE WILL COST INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF MONEY.>>Jimmy: YEAH.>>AND YOU WERE VERY RAW, BUT YOU TALK ABOUT PEOPLE WHO COULDN’T, WHO WEREN’T IN YOUR FINANCIAL POSITION, AND THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN TERRIBLE WHAT HE WANTED TO DO. AND THIS WILL BE TERRIBLE. AND THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT. THIS IS, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE HAVING A DEBATE ABOUT HOW TO GET THE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE. THAT’S A GOOD DEBATE. BUT REALLY, WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING IS COMPARE, TALK ABOUT WHAT TRUMP IS GOING TO DO AND WHAT TRUMP IS GOING TO DO IS HE IS TRYING TO REPEAL THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND THIS IS JUST GOING TO BE TERRIBLE FOR AMERICA AND FOR FAMILIES AND THAT’S, I BELIEVE THAT’S WHAT DEMOCRATS — >>Jimmy: SHOULD — >>– SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT, BECAUSE THE CANDIDATE THAT WE SHOULD MNOMINATE IS THE CANDIDAE THAT’S GOING TO TAKE IT TO DONALD TRUMP.>>Jimmy: AND WHO IS THAT CANDIDATE? [ APPLAUSE ]>>I THINK WHOEVER IT IS, IS THE PERSON THAT’S GOING TO MAKE THE CASE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP.>>Jimmy: MM-HM.>>IT’S GREAT TO DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF FROM THE OTHER CANDIDATES, BUT I WANT TO SEE IN THOSE DEBATES PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT DONALD TRUMP. AND ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND ABOUT ECONOMIC INEQUALITY AND ABOUT THIS TAX CUT THAT THEY HAD, WHICH WENT ALMOST ALL TO THE TOP AND WHICH BALLOONED THE DEFICIT.>>Jimmy: MM-HM.>>AND THAT’S WHO WE SHOULD BE NOMINATING. AND I DON’T KNOW WHO THAT IS, BUT I’M GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR THAT. I’M GOING TO BE LOOKING ON THAT DEBATE STAGE INSTEAD OF SAYING WELL, YOU, WE BASICALLY AGREE ON THINGS, BUT THIS IS WHAT I’M STAKING OUT, OR THIS IS WHY I SHOULD WIN. THE REASON, WHAT WE WANT IS THE PERSON WHO’S GOING TO GO TOE TO TOE WITH DONALD TRUMP AND BEAT HIM.>>Jimmy: LET’S FIGURE OUT WHO THAT PERSON IS OVER THE COMMERCIAL BREAK AND REVEAL IT WHEN WE COME BACK. AL FRANKEN IS HERE, WE’LL BE WE ARE BACK. PAUL REUBENS IS ON THE WAY. SENATOR AL FRANKEN IS WITH US. THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL ENDS TOMORROW. YOU WERE IN THE SENATE, YOU STILL KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE SENATE. HAVE YOU BEEN IN CONTACT WITH ANY OF THEM ABOUT, DURING THE TRIAL?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: AND?>>YOU KNOW, I AM A FORMER REPUBLICAN, A, COLLEAGUES WHO ARE REPUBLICANS STILL.>>Jimmy: YES.>>AND I HAVE BEEN TEXTING THEM. ONCE I TEXTED, YOU KNOW, IT THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE CHAMBER DURING THE WHOLE TRIAL. AND NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE A PHONE. AND I TEXTED ONE OF MY FORMER COLLEAGUES, AND HE TEXTED ME RIGHT BACK. AND HE SAID, I SAID, YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE A PHONE, WELL, I DO. I JUST SAID I COULD GET YOU JAIL TIME.>>Jimmy: IS THAT TRUE?>>YEAH, IT’S ACTUALLY PUNISHABLE BY PRISON.>>Jimmy: ISN’T THAT INTERESTING THAT PEOPLE CAN CHOOSE NOT TO TESTIFY IF THEY’RE SUBPOENAED, BUT IF YOU BRING A PHONE INTO THE CHAMBER YOU COULD GO TO PRISON. IT SEEMS BACKWARDS.>>IT’S VERY, VERY ODD. AND IT’S BEEN KIND OF — >>Jimmy: ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT NO ONE, MITT ROMNEY, OBVIOUSLY, BUT NO ONE — >>SUSAN COLLINS CALLED FOR WITNESSES.>>Jimmy: WITNESSES, YES.>>BUT LAMAR ALEXANDER SAID WE DON’T NEED WITNESSES, WE KNOW HE’S GUILTY, BUT IT’S NOT IMPEACHABLE. SO THAT’S THEIR STANCE NOW.>>Jimmy: YEAH.>>YOU KNOW, HE, YOU KNOW, WENT, BRIBED A FOREIGN LEADER.>>Jimmy: UH-HUH.>>TO HELP HIM, YOU KNOW, SMEAR A POSSIBLE OPPONENT.>>Jimmy: I DON’T KNOW. I THINK HE CARES ABOUT CORRUPTION IN THE UKRAINE. I THINK HE’S WORRIED THAT THERE MIGHT BE CORRUPTION IN THIS COUNTRY THAT HE NEVER HEARD OF.>>I ASKED MY DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES TO ASK THE LAWYERS A QUESTION, BECAUSE THEY WERE ASKING QUESTIONS, WHICH IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE, THIS IS TO ASK THE PRESIDENT’S LAWYERS, IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS EVER CARED ABOUT CORRUPTION, AND BY THAT, I MEAN BEING AGAINST IT. [ LAUGHTER ] [ APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: I THINK THEY ASKED THE FIRST PART OF THAT.>>THAT’S WHY THEY MISS ME.>>Jimmy: GUYS LIKE LINDSEY GRAHAM, LINDSEY GRAHAM, WHO, AT TIMES IT SEEMED HAD FLASHES OF A BACKBONE. WHAT’S GOING ON WITH A PERSON LIKE THAT? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA?>>I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS SOMETHING ON HIM. HE IS A COMPULSIVE SHOPLIFTER.>>Jimmy: LINDSEY GRAHAM, REALLY? WELL, IS THAT RIGHT? THIS IS A — >>I THINK THEY HAVE FOOTAGE OF HIM.>>Jimmy: SHOPLIFTING?>>CHINA, IN CHINA.>>Jimmy: WOW. HOW ABOUT THAT, THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING. FILLING HIS HUTCH. YEAH, IT IS DISAPPOINTING, THOUGH, ISN’T IT?>>IT REALLY IS. I LIKED LINDSEY UNTIL RECENTLY.>>Jimmy: A LOT OF PEOPLE SEEM TO BE SAYING THAT. THEY LIKED HIM UNTIL RECENTLY.>>YEAH. YEAH.>>Jimmy: WHAT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP? HAVE YOU MET DONALD TRUMP? DO YOU KNOW HIM AT ALL?>>I MET HIM, I DIDN’T REALLY MEET HIM. THIS IS, I LIVED IN MORNING FOR A LONG TIME, AS YOU KNOW.>>Jimmy: YEAH.>>AND I WOULD BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH HIM A LOT. BUT I JUST WOULD NEVER, I DIDN’T GO LIKE OH, HE’D BE AN INTERESTING GUY TO TALK TO. [ LAUGHTER ] SO I REMEMBER WHEN THE “SOPRANOS” WAS HUGE, AND IT WAS FOR A WHILE. AND THEY HAD A PREMIERE OF THE FIRST TWO SHOWS BACK TO BACK AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL AND FILLED THE PLACE WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE. AND DONALD TRUMP WAS SITTING RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. AND BEFORE THE LIGHTS WENT OUT, I JUST, I JUST, ON IMPULSE, I SAID VERY LOUDLY, THAT IS THE WORST COMBOVER I’VE EVER SEEN. [ LAUGHTER ] [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] AND I KIND OF DID A JACK BENNY THING. THAT IS THE WORST COMBOVER I’VE EVER SEEN, AND HE JUST KIND OF WENT, LIKE, AND HE SAW IT WAS ME, AND HE WENT, THIS ISN’T WORTH IT. [ LAUGHTER ] THAT’S IT.>>Jimmy: SO YOU PROBABLY WON’T GET A CABINET POSITION IS WHAT YOU’RE SAYING.>>NO, I, WELL, WE WERE THERE AT THE SAME TIME. I NEVER WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE. I WASN’T REALLY THAT INTERESTED.>>Jimmy: THIS PODCAST OF YOURS, WE TAPED A PODCAST TOGETHER LAST NIGHT.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: YOU HAVE A MIX OF PEOPLE FROM THE WORLDS OF POLITICS. WHO HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR GUESTS ON THE SHOW?>>WE HAVE GUESTS LIKE JEFFREY TOOBIN, CHRIS ROCK. MICHELLE OBAMA. NOT HER, BUT GUESTS LIKE HER. JO>>Jimmy: OH, LIKE HER.>>AND I’M ALSO TOURING. YOU CAN ASK ME ABOUT THAT.>>Jimmy: I DIDN’T KNOW THAT. WHERE ARE YOU GOING?>>I JUST, I’M THE ONLY, CURRENTLY, THE ONLY EX-SENATOR COMEDIAN ON TOUR.>>Jimmy: IS THAT RIGHT? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>SO I’M DOING THEATER. I’LL BE IN NEW HAVEN AND SOUTH ORANGE.>>Jimmy: WELL, THERE HE IS. FORMER SENATOR AL FRANKEN. FIND OUT MORE AT ALFRANKEN.COM.

100 thoughts on “Al Franken on Trump, Health Care & Impeachment

  1. Double Standards in America is so FCKD UP! WTF is the point of having laws if there not enforced? Or enforced on some and not all? Franklin is Super Star! And had one person run him through the mud, but there is line of people for that disrespectful piece in office.

  2. It's too weird. Someone should be marching into the white and arrest the resident and henchmen/women. It's Still NOT Normal. It's not Constitutionally Approved. It's illegal and weird.

  3. I once spoke directly to Al Franken & he didn’t want to talk to me. It was upstairs at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I wanted him to give an honest evaluation of C-Span. I was concerned that it harbored bias. Franken assured me that it didn’t. I said “Thank-you” & we went our separate ways.

  4. There he is. Old Noble Al. Who walked away from Senator NOT our of principle but rather he was bored. ALl white liberals are the same. Alec Baldwin huffs and puffs he gonna run..then see what a nightmare it would be and then shuffles back to whatever kiss a55 handout program he can tell everyone he is part of. Laughable.

  5. He was railroaded and we all know it! What bothers me is HOW DID WE LET IT HAPPEN? Democrats should get some balls and stand up for what is right!!!

  6. Al, you are so normal (believe me, that's a compliment!). If you won't run for president, then please get your senate seat back!

  7. I love Franken and he was a good congressman, but I couldn't be prouder the the Democrats got rid of him. Zero tolerance shows the difference in the level of hypocrisy between the two parties. I hope he continues to lend his voice.

  8. Goddamnit I miss Al Franken being in the Senate. But he betrayed the Democratic voters of Minnesota by voting for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primary even though the voters wanted Bernie Sanders by a two-to-one margin. Next he'll wait until Klobuchar withdraws and then decide Bloomberg is the most electable, thus giving us 4 more years of Trump. He seems out of touch with the vast electorate Bernie Sanders is connecting with so well.

  9. The democrats are a hot mess. And if you can't see that, your as ignorant as these two losers. And this guy was a comedy writer, and he's a past senator? He should not drink before he goes on a show as well!

  10. Just catching this interview now. Hands up for bringing Al Franken back and ousting Gillebrand for screwing up his life.

  11. Never hear him say anything funny. The worst so called comedian ever. If he slams a conservative and you are a lib, you may think it’s funny. But that is not what makes a real comedian. A real comedian is funny without feeding into someone’s political bias. The great comedians like Carson, Rickles, Leno, Jack Benny , Bob Hope, Carol Burnett, never politicized their comedy. Here the host tees up anti-Trump stuff for Franken to feed to their lib audience. Franken is terribly boring, not funny. Note here how he drones on about democrat policy-which is where he hides out because he has no talent for being funny.

  12. Al was the man
    He understood how the system was warped. He asked all the probing questions with the "i got ya moment. Just hate he tried to be funny in the wrong arena.

  13. Wish Former Senator Al Franken was still in the house of senate, his great, just for making a joke on a coworker was asked to step down, very sad he really is a great person, God Bless Mr Al Franken

  14. My job separate me from my children, where's your outrage?
    Oh, I guess someone has to pay for the people who broke into my country

  15. President Trump watches out for the USA. ↔PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST ENDED THE OBAMA'S VACATION SCAM!
    Ex-President Obama was going to stick us for $2.1 billion or so. Before Obama left office, he arranged with the State Department for a series of "official visits"
    to foreign countries spanning the next 20 years. Using funds from the Office of Presidential Visits and Vacations, Obama was planning to use what would have been $2.1 billion in free vacations for him and up to 24 members of his family plus staff and even a dog sitter until the year 2036. He would have, that is, until President Trump put a stop to it. Trump, who is always looking for ways to save money, was presented with a ledger that contained all of the Obama's travel plans and expenses. The ledger was found by one of the workers President Trump hired from outside the typical White House staff. President Trump immediately canceled the plans and recalled all Secret Service agents scheduled to protect the Obamas anywhere outside of the United States. The Obama's are also facing another new challenge at the hands of President Trump. They're going to have to repay the government $214 million for all of those vacations that weren't official state business.
    The bill, after some small allowances for days that were possibly work related, is for $214 million. Of the 692 days the Obama's spent on vacation, almost none included any work at all. They ate, slept, and golfed And, Michelle was given shopping allowances from the Office of Discretionary Gifting Funds, which is supposed to be used to buy presents for visiting dignitaries.
    Feel free to share this with everyone in your email list. Many Americans will appreciate to know this hidden facts.
    Yea, President Trump! We love what you do and for what you stand for!
    P.S. Michelle's mother, who took care of the granddaughters for all 8 years was GETTING PAID! And NOW she is getting a pension of $13,000 a month for the rest of her life. (chew on that; how much is your social security?)

  16. Agree 100%–whoever goes against Trump needs to point out every lie he's told the public with proof of him doing the opposite.

  17. I was pissed off for well over a week that he was railroaded out by his own party! They need Al Franken in Congress!

  18. The Frase they should use for what trump did at the border would be' Human Trafficking, sex trade, selling babies for supposed adoption. Those babies were sold & transferred across the US thousands of miles from their parents. They had it planned for year's. The GOP have no boundaries. Considering they've written the laws for everyone except them. They're exempt…

  19. Hated Al on Saturday Night Live but I've loved him ever since "Lies and the lying liars who tell them". Run for Senate again Al.

  20. Franken…..you just described Bernie Sanders…you SOB. You turned your back on him in 2016 and backed the corporate shill Hillary Clinton! I donated to you. You are so scared to speak up now. You make me sick now.

  21. WTF is funny about kids being taken from their parents? I got $2,000 that says 98% of those people that were deported had the kind of jobs bottom feeding Trumpies qualify for, except the deportees are more qualified/ hard working/ appreciative of the work.

  22. I like Al Franken! .. but I will say this in regards to his comment about not knowing who the candidate is to "bring it" to DT..

    F^$k that!!! We know who will bring it and who has decades of opposing the very things that DT wants to destroy and that's

    Bernie Sanders

  23. Labels split hairs and control the minds of the masses…Bernie is the only Presidential candidate that works for ALL the people…and has for 40 years. If you want to know who has your best interests look for the person who is most hated and feared by the 1%…they are now spending small fortunes to try and derail the movement.

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