And from the time I got involved, I started dealing with that. Red lining, banks, making sure we are in a position where -- look, you talk about education. Biden also used his time to answer a previously asked question about Venezuela. Because here's the deal.
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The deal is that we've got this a little backwards. By the way, in Venezuela, we should be allowing people to come here from Venezuela. I know Maduro. I've confronted Maduro. Number two, you talk about the need to do something in Latin America," Biden said. Elizabeth Warren chimed in on the debate over public education, touting her background as a public school teacher. Elizabeth Warren: "I think I'm the only person on this stage who has been a public school teacher. And let's be clear in all the ways we talk about this, money for public schools should stay in public schools.
Not go anywhere else. I've already made my commitment. I believe in public education. And in order to strengthen it, some things are very complex, for preparing for a future where knowledge is at your fingertips, but we got to teach more to do with critical thinking and social and emotional learning," Buttigieg said. Respect teachers the way we do soldiers and pay them more the way we do doctors," he argued.
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Andrew Yang, one of the most vocal proponents for charter schools, said on his support, "I am pro-good school. I've got a kid, one of my little boys just started public school last week, and I was not there because I was running for president. He then paused for a second, before adding, "We need to pay teachers more, because the data clearly shows that a good teacher is worth his or her weight in gold.
The discussion on climate change continued with Senators Warren on Harris, who each cast the issue as one of the utmost importance. It is the threat to every living thing on this planet and we are running out of time," Warren said. Harris went after congressional Republicans over the issue, saying that their inaction shows a "lack of courage. Amy Klobuchar leaned into her Midwestern roots to outline her approach to tackling the climate crisis, "I think having someone leading the ticket from the midwest will allow us to talk about this in a different way and get it done.
On day two, I will bring back the clean power rules that president Obama had worked on. Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke, responding to a question on climate change , said action on the issue is crucial "regardless of political consequences.
Former Vice President Biden, who has taken criticism recently for his record on foreign policy, and his vote in favor of the Iraq War, defended his record, and said he was wrong to say he opposed the war immediately after it started. I said, from that point on. What I was arguing against in the beginning, once he started to put the troops in, was that in fact we were doing it the wrong way, there was no plan," Biden said.
He later leaned on the trust President Obama put in him to ensure an effective end to U. He turned, he said, Joe will organize this, get the troops home.. Navy veteran and the only candidate on stage Thursday with military experience, advocated for a drawdown of the War in Afghanistan. And so when I am president, an authorization for the use of military force will have a built in three-year sunset," Buttigieg said. Elizabeth Warren responded, "What we're doing right now in Afghanistan is not helping the safety and security of the United States, it is not helping the safety and security of the world, it is not helping the safety and security of Afghanistan.
We can not ask our military to keep solving problems that cannot be solved militarily. During a follow up, Warren invoked her trip to Afghanistan with the late Sen. John McCain, to elevate her foreign policy credentials. Show me what winning looks like And the reason no one can describe it is because the problems in Afghanistan are not problems that can be solved by a military. Hitting President Trump over his aggressive trade policies, including slapping tariffs on Canadian goods, Booker gave a shoutout to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
I'm the only person on this stage that finds Trudeau's hair very menacing, but they are not a national security threat," the famously bald Booker said. This is a president that has a better relationship with dictators like Duterte and Putin than he does with Merkel and Macron," Booker said, invoking President Trump's foreign policy strategy, which Democrats charge is too cozy with authoritarian regimes. Elizabeth Warren. Amid the debate on trade, he said, "I think Elizabeth -- Senator Warren is correct, at the table has to be labor, and at the table have to be environmentalists.
The fact of the matter is, China, the problem isn't the trade deficit, the problem is they're stealing our intellectual property. Kamala Harris, who was asked how her trade policy would differ than former President Obama's, said, "When we look at this issue, my trade policy, under a Harris administration, is always going to be about saying, we need to export American products, not American jobs. And to do that, we have to have a meaningful trade policy.
I'm not a protectionist Democrat. Look, we need to sell our stuff. And that means we need to sell it to people overseas. As she has done several times throughout the debate, Harris then hit at President Trump, asserting in jest, "But the bottom line is this, Donald Trump in office on trade policy, you know, he reminds me of that guy in "The Wizard of Oz," you know, when you pull back the curtain, it's a really small dude? As she directed her criticism at President Trump, the frequent target of attacks Thursday night, Minnesota Amy Klobuchar said, "What [Trump] has done here, has assessed these tariffs on our allies, he's put us in the middle of the trade war and treating our farmers and workers like poker chips in one of his bankrupt casinos.
Both Yang and Buttigieg criticized President Trump's strategy in dealing with China , and the South Bend Mayor calling him an "empty chair" on the global stage. You know, when I first got into this race, I remember president Trump scoffed and said he'd like to see me make a deal with Xi Jinping. I'd like to see him making a deal with XI Jinping. Is it just me or was that supposed to happen in like April? Pete Buttigieg on trade: "When I first got into this race, I remember President Trump scoffed and said he'd like to see me making a deal with Xi Jinping.
The only people, though, who actually buy into this president's hateful rhetoric around immigrants are people who don't know any," Buttigieg said. He also said as president he will get comprehensive immigration reform done. But we cannot allow this continue to be the same debate with the same arguments and the same clever lines often among the same people since the last real reform happened in the s," he warned.
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang invokes his ancestry when talking about legal immigration, "My father grew up on a peanut farm in Asia with no floor and now his son is running for president. That is the immigration story. Yang continued: "We have to say to the American people, immigrants are positive for our economic and social dynamism, and I would return immigration to the total it was in the Obama administration.
He also took aim at the current president, telling the crowd: "I am the opposite of Donald Trump in many ways.
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He says, 'build a wall. After Biden defended the Obama administration's record on immigration , Castro criticized the former Vice President for invoking his former boss only when it's convenient. Good, bad and indifferent. That's where I stand. I did not say I did not stand with him," Biden said in defense. When tasked with defending former President Barack Obama's record on deportations, former Vice President Joe Biden said, "What Latinos should look at, comparing this president to the president we have is outrageous, number one.
We didn't lock people up in cages. We didn't separate families. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, former Rep. Elizabeth Warren pivoted from mass shootings to talk about the gun violence epidemic happening everyday in the country.
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We have a gun violence problem in this country," she said before reiterating her support for eliminating the filibuster to take action on gun reform. Until we attack the systemic problems, we can't get gun reform in this country. Booker pushed an urgent response to the recent mass shootings, saying that action cannot only come after those tragic events, but also in response to violence in the communities like his Booker resides in Newark, New Jersey. But this is -- what I'm sorry about, I'm sorry that it had to take issues coming to my neighborhood or personally affecting Beto to suddenly make us demand change," Booker said.
This is not a side issue to me.
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When asked if he would implement mandatory buybacks for assault-style weapons , former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke says, "I am, if it's a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield. O'Rourke grew more passionate, as he continued: "So many other people were shot by that AR in Odessa, there weren't enough ambulances to get to them in time. Hell yes, we're going to take away your AR, your AK We're not going to allow it to be used against a fellow American anymore.
Harris, as multiple candidates on stage have already done, invoked former President Barack Obama and his signature campaign slogan when discussing her ability to carry out gun control via executive order. The way that I think about this is, I've seen more autopsy photographs than I care to tell you. I have attended more police officer funerals than I care to tell you. I have hugged more mothers of homicide victims than I care to tell you," Harris said.
You know, people asked me in El Paso, they said, you know, because I have a long-standing record on this issue," Harris said. Biden continued: "The way he handled what happened in his hometown is meaningful. To look into the eyes of those people, to see those kids, to understand those parents, you understand the heartache.
But this is the problem. This is the problem. When Minnesota Sen.