Presidential Candidate Julián Castro on Trump’s State of the Union, Health Care & Immigration
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Presidential Candidate Julián Castro on Trump’s State of the Union, Health Care & Immigration


VERY GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE. DID YOU WATCH THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS?>>I DID.>>WHAT DID YOU MAKE OF IT?>>YOU KNOW WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO, RIGHT? WE’VE HEARD ALL THIS BEFORE.>>I DON’T THINK ANY OF US HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO.>>SPEECHES FOR TRUMP ARE ALL THE SAME. HE SAYS PRETTY WORDS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING AT 5:00 A.M. HE’S GOING TO TWEET OUT A STORM ABOUT SOMEBODY BEING AN IDIOT, OR — WHATEVER HE’S GOING TO TWEET OUT. THE PROBLEM WITH THIS PRESIDENT IS THAT WE CAN’T TRUST HIS WORDS ANY MORE BECAUSE HIS ACTIONS JUST DON’T MATCH THOSE. SO HE SAID A LOT OF STUFF TODAY. WE’LL SEE HOW IT GOES.>>THERE WAS STUFF IN THE SPEECH THAT YOU RESPONDED POSITIVELY TO. THERE WAS ALSO A LOT OF PRETTY CRAZY SOUNDING STUFF. THERE’S A LOT OF TALK. IT ALMOST SOUNDED LIKE SOMEBODY READING A SYNOPSIS OF “GAME OF THRONES” AT ONE POINT.>>WELL, HE’S FOCUSED ON UNITY. IF HE WANTS TO UNIFY PEOPLE, THE FIRST THING HE SHOULD DO IS UNITE THOSE PARENTS WHO HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THEIR CHILDREN AT THE BORDER. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>HE TALKED A LOT ABOUT HOW MUCH HE CARES ABOUT CHILDREN AND THEIR LIVES, AND YET, YES, WE DO HAVE THAT ISSUE THAT IS UNRESOLVED.>>WELL, THERE’S 7 MILLION PEOPLE, FOR INSTANCE, THAT HAVE LOST HEALTH CARE COVERAGE DURING THIS ADMINISTRATION.>>YES.>>IF HE WANTS TO MAKE AN INVESTMENT, INSTEAD OF PUTTING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN A WALL, HE SHOULD PUT BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TOWARDS MEDICARE FOR ALL. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN DO TO GET ON THE RIGHT TRACK.>>OR THE VETERANS THAT HE SPEAKS A LOT ABOUT WANTING TO HELP AND IMPROVE THE V.A. AND THAT WOULD BE ANOTHER GREAT PLACE TO PUT THAT MONEY. YOU SUPPORT MEDICARE FOR ALL?>>I DO.>>WOULD THIS BE A SITUATION WHERE THAT WOULD BE IT, LIKE ELIZABETH WARREN TALKED ABOUT MEDICARE FOR ALL. THAT WOULD BE IT. YOU COULDN’T HAVE SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE OR YOUR OWN INSURANCE. AND YOUR PLAN WOULD, ONE, BE ABLE TO HAVE THEIR OWN PRIVATE INSURANCE?>>AS YOU KNOW, JIMMY, COUNTRIES THAT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR EVERYONE DO IT IN DIFFERENT WAYS. I THINK WE CAN GET TO A POINT WHERE IF PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE A SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN, THEY CAN DO THAT. BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE FIRST AND FOREMOST THAT ANYBODY IN THIS COUNTRY THAT WANTS — THAT NEEDS HEALTH CARE CAN GET IT. I DON’T BELIEVE FUNDAMENTALLY THAT THE PROFIT MOTIVE SHOULD DRIVE WHETHER SOMEBODY ET CETGET HEALTH CARE OR NOT. THAT’S MY CONCERN.>>HAVE YOU BEEN TO MANY STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESSES YOURSELF?>>YES, I SERVED AS SECRETARY FOR OBAMA.>>YOUR JOB, BEN CARSON NOW HAS YOUR OLD JOB.>>I SAW HIM TONIGHT, YEAH, HE WAS THERE.>>HE WAS AWAKE AND EVERYTHING. I WAS PROUD OF HIM. HE STAYED AWAKE THROUGH THE WHOLE THING. IS THAT AN UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION TO BE IN WHERE HALF THE CROWD IS APPLAUDING AND HALF IS SITTING THERE — >>FIRST, IT’S NOT UNCOMFORTABLE IF YOU HAVE A SUPERSTAR PRESIDENT LIKE OBAMA DELIVERING THE SPEECH. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>AND YOU SAY — >>WE KNEW WALKING INTO THE ROOM THAT HE WAS WELL PREPARED, THAT HE WAS GOING TO DELIVER AN INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH. SURE, IT’S A LITTLE BIT WEIRD THAT YOU HAVE FOLKS THAT SIT ON THEIR HANDS AT SOME POINTS AND EVERYBODY ELSE IS CLAPPING. THE OTHER THING THAT’S WEIRD — I BECAME A CABINET MEMBER AT 39. I THINK I WAS ONE OF THE YOUNGEST PEOPLE IN THE ROOM. EVERYBODY THERE LOOKS OLE. YOU FEEL OUT OF STEP WITH THE ROOM. THERE ARE ALSO A FEW MOMENTS OVER THE YEARS WHERE PEOPLE WERE PRETTY DISRESPECTFUL TO THE PRESIDENT. YOU REMEMBER THE GUY THAT STOOD UP AND SAID YOU LIE?>>WHERE WAS HE TONIGHT SAYING YOU LIE, WHAT WAS HIS NAME?>>JOE WILSON IN NORTH CAROLINA. HE CHOSE THE WRONG PRESIDENT.>>IF HE’S THAT ANGRY ABOUT LYING, HE MUST HAVE HAD HIS HEAD SPINNING TONIGHT. [ LAUGHTER ]>>I DO AGREE THIS IS A NIGHT WHERE, AS AMERICANS, MORE PEOPLE TUNE IN THAN ANY OTHER NIGHT.>>YES.>>AND THAT WE ALL HOPE THAT THE COUNTRY CAN BE MORE UNITED, AND THAT WE CAN FIND A SENSE OF COMMON PURPOSE, A SENSE OF COMMON IDENTITY BECAUSE I THINK THAT’S WHAT’S BEEN MISSING. AND FOR ME, THAT PURPOSE STARTS WITH THE IDEA THAT EVERYBODY COUNTS IN THIS COUNTRY. WHETHER WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THOSE KIDS AT THE BORDER OR TODAY TRAYVON MARTIN WOULD HAVE BEEN 24 YEARS OLD. WE THINK ABOUT THE WAY THE PEOPLE WAS OF THE COLOR OF THEIR KIN OR BACKGROUND ARE TREAT ED IN THIS COUNTRY, WHETHER IT’S WITH EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, JOBS, NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, WHERE YOU COME FROM, YOU’RE TREATED THE SAME WAY IN THIS COUNTRY?>>DO YOU THINK THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO GENUINELY BELIEVE EVERYONE IS TREATED THE SAME WAY? THAT SEEMS TO BE THE CASE. PEOPLE DISREGARD THAT THERE IS ANY DIFFERENCE IN THE WAY PEOPLE ARE TREATED IF THEY’RE A DIFFERENT RACE OR RELIGION OR THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.>>I THINK PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT. I DON’T THINK THAT’S THE CASE. WE’VE MADE PROGRESS OVER THE LAST DECADES, BUT WE STILL HAVE PROGRESS TO MAKE. ONE THING THIS PRESIDENT HAS DONE IS TAKEN US BACKWARD. THAT ENNINCIDENT IN CHARLOTTESVI AND HOW HE ADDRESSED IT. AND SCAPEGOATING.>>HE DOES SEEM RATHER INTENT ON PICKING — OF COURSE, WHEN YOU HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE — SOME OF THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE BAD PEOPLE. BUT HE DOES SEEM TO WANT TO POINT THAT OUT. IT’S ALMOST LIKE HE’S ROOTING FOR THEM.>>THE NEXT PRESIDENT NEEDS TO BE SOMEBODY THAT IS TRYING TO UNITE THE COUNTRY.>>LET ME FIND OUT IF YOU’RE QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT. ARE YOU READY? [ LAUGHTER ]>>I CAN TELL YOU NOW THE ANSWER IS YES.>>HAVE YOU EVER BANKRUPTED A CASINO?>>I HAVE NOT. I’VE GONE TO A CASINO.>>HAVE YOU EVER STARED DIRECTLY INTO AN ECLIPSE?>>NO. [ LAUGHTER ]>>HAVE YOU — THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ONE. HAVE YOU EVER ASKED AN ADULT FILM STAR TO SPANK YOU WITH A MAGAZINE? [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>I KNOW I HAVE NOT DONE THAT ONE.>>HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE THE WORD CHINA? I JUST GAVE THE ANSWER AWAY.>>>WHAT DOES KFC STAND FOR?>>KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN.>>WELL, YOU GOT A FEW OF THEM. THERE YOU GO, YOU GOT A FEW OF THEM.>>I’M OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER THAT. I’M OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER.>>THANK YOU FOR COMING. THIS EXPERIENCE IS A POSITIVE ONE FOR YOU AND EVERYONE. IS IT POSSIBLE YOU MIGHT WANT TO BE VICE-PRESIDENT IF THE PRESIDENT THING DOESN’T WORKOUT?>>NO, I’VE BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT LAST TIME.>>THAT WAS JOE BIDEN. THAT WAS A DIFFERENT GUY. [ LAUGHTER ]>>YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT.

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17 thoughts on “Presidential Candidate Julián Castro on Trump’s State of the Union, Health Care & Immigration

  1. Julian Castro was a great Mayor for San Antonio. Really wished he was the Governor of Texas so he can make a bigger impact but running for President I'm all in. Castro2020

  2. We wouldnt have to pay for a giant wall if people would stop supporting illegal immigrants. His isnt against LEGAL immigration. He's against ILLEGAL immigration.

  3. Being from San Antonio you know the twins worked really hard to be here. I met his brother once for winning a congressional app challenge such a honor. I also know that their mom is very local lady and is super sweet.

  4. If this guy ever hits the Presidency which I doubt but let's he does in his fantasy or hypothetically speaking. That means the cooks are gonna be frying frijoles and carne azada all day at La Casa Blanca. Also he's going to let lunch trucks to park along 1600 Philadelphia ave. to served tacos all day long to remind him he's in Mexico. Also when he receives heads of States, he'll do it with Mariachis & margaritas. Yeeeeeehaaaaaaa. And everybody will be singing: Con tus huaraches y sombrero, ya no tengo mas dinero!! Con tus huaraches y sombreroooooooooo!!

  5. Someone must tell Castro he will never be President, BECAUSE HE LOOKS & FEELS SOO DAMN SMUG RIGHT NOW. The resulting cloud of SMUG building-up around him risks raising global temps

  6. Under Castro at HUD, he did noting. Ben Carson is changing the 40 year old computer system at HUD and much more.
    Castro did noting. What a joke. All talk and no results in Washington. A former Democrat.

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