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NEW FRONTIER THE FRONTIER OF THE 1960s >> NEITHER MOB VIOLENCE OR POLICE BRUTALITY HAVE ANY PLACE IN AMERICA >> I EXCEPT YOUR NOMINATION >> I STILL BELIEVE IN A PLACE OF HOPE >> BARACK KNOWS THE AMERICAN DREAM BECAUSE HE HAS LIVED IT >> %THE FIRST TIME THERE IS A WOMAN NOMINATED FOR PRESIDENT >> THE D DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION THAT MO WILL BE ENTIRELY VIRTUAL EVENT >> WE ARE IN THE BATTLEFIELD FOR THE SOUL OF THE NATION I WILL HAVE SENATOR HARRIS AT MY SIDE >> WELCOME TO NBC’S SPECIAL COVERAGE OF DETHE 2020 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION RIGHT NOW ONLY ON NBC NEWS I’M CHUCK TODD LESS THAN AN EM% HOUR AWAY FROM THE START OF THE FIRST EVER VIRTUAL CONVENTION AS DEMOCRATS BEGIN THE HISTORIC PROCESS OF OFFICIALLY NOMINATING JOE BIDEN AS THEIR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND KAMALA HEHARRIS AS THEIR VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TAKING PLACE TI AMID THE UPHEAVAL OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC THIS IS A CONVENTION THE LIKES OF WHICH WE HAVE NEVER SEEN IN AMERICAN POLITICS LET’S BE FRANK WE DON’T KNOW HOW EFFECTIVE THIS CONVENTION WILL BE AND GRAB YOUR ATTENTION AB BUT LET’S TAKE A LOOK IT COULD THE PRIMETIME CONVENTION WILL SHOWCASE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND HEADLINES INCLUDE SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS AND FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA AND BOTH SPOKE ON THE OPENING NIGHT OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION FOUR YEARS AGO JOE BIDEN SPEAKS TOMORROW AND KAMALA HARRIS WILL SHARE THE NEXT NIGHT WITH JOE BIDEN THERE WIARE ISSUES THAT THE DEMOCRATS WILL TRY TO ADDRESS WITH THE HE NUMEROUS CRISIS AND THE IDEOLOGICAL DIVISION IN THE PARTY AND THEY HOPE TO DO THAT AND WITHOUT LIVE DELEGATES AND PULL THAT OFF AS WE GEAR OFF THE BIGGEST QUESTION OVER THIS CONVENTION IS QUITE SIMPLY HOW IT WILL HAPPEN FOR THIS OPENING NIGHT THE DEMOCRATS . WILL FOCUS ON THE PANDEMIC THE ECONOMY AND RACIAL JUSTICE AND ONE MIGHT ARGUE WE WILL HEAR THOSE% TOPICS EVERY NIGHT THIS WEEK THE PARTY SAYS THEY WILL TRY TO PULL OFF LIVE AND PRERECORDED PRIMETIME WHILE NAVIGATING THOUSANDS OF FEET FROM OR %ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IN AN ATTEMPT TO CREATE SOME SPONTANEITY UNCONTESTED OM FORMAT ON A NATIONAL STAGE A LOT OF DEMOCRATS HOLDING THE COLLECTIVE BREATHS AND THIS WEEK AS THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN FIRST AND FOREMOST TRIES TO DO NO D HARM WITH WEEKS TO GO BEFORE THE FIRST VOTES TO GET A PREVIEW OF WHERE THE TICKET THINKS CK THINGS ARE LET’S GO TO WILMINGTON DELAWARE THE UNOFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THAT IS WHERE WE FIND KRISTEN WALKER MILWAUKEE IS THE HOST CITY BUT WILMINGTON HAS ALL OF THE BUACT , CHUCK, KAMALA HARRIS AND JOE BIDEN ARE GOING TO BE SPEAKING IN THIS G CONVENTION HALL BEHIND ME NOW YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE PACKED HOUSES BECAUSE IT IS COVID AND FOR THESE SPEECHES TO BE BROADCAST VIRTUALLY THE PARTY OAWILL CAPTURE THE SAME ENERGY BY HOLDING VIRTUAL WATCH PARTIES AND GETTING REALTIME REACTION CHUCK THEY WILL HOLD A RE ROLE CALL TOMORROW NIGHT YOUR RIGHT IN TERMS OF THE HIGH STAKES FOR THE TECHNOLOGY I HAVE BEEN SPEAKING TO OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN THE PLANNING ONE TELLING ME A SUCCESSFUL CONVENTION WILL MEAN THAT NO ONE’S SATELLITE WENT DOWN IN TERMS OF TONIGHT WHAT ARE WE EXPECTING TO WEAR FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA WILL DELIVER THE KEYNOTE OR%%ADDRESS AND MAKE THE CASE FOR JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS AND AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP SHE IS GOING TO CAST THIS AS A FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP BASED ON PRERECORDED REMARKS PART OF WHICH WILL RELEASE EARLIER THIS EVENING AND SHE IS GOING EDCO% TO ARGUE THAT SHE KNOWS FIRST HAND THAT JOE BIDEN WAS NDA GOOD VICE PRESIDENT AND HAS ALL OF THE TOOLS AND SKILLS IN ORDER TO BE A FIRM PRESIDENT IN THE AGE OF COVID CHUCK, WE EXPECT HER TO SPEAK PERSONALLY ABOUT JOE BIDEN AS WELL AS THE LESSONS HE HAS ENDURED

INCLUDING BEAU BIDEN AND THAT MAKES HIM SOMEONE THAT CAN UNDERSTAND THE STRUGGLE OF OTHERS THE REAL COUNTER POINT TO % PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN TRYING TO COUNTER THE PROGRAM AND HE HELD A CAMPAIGN EVENT AND ESSENTIALLY SAID D WHO WANT TO LOOK INTO MICHELLE OBAMA DELIVER A PRERECORDED ADDRESS THE ANSWER TO EC THAT IS IF YOU LOOK AT THE POLLS MICHELLE OBAMA IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR POLITICAL FIGURES IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY I HAVE HAD NT CONVERSATIONS WITH CAMPAIGN AND WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS THAT SAY SHE WHIS QUITE A POWERFUL FORCE YOU TALK ABOUT UNIFYING THE PARTY, SHE WILL WEET BE THERE TO TRY TO DO THAT AND ALSO TO REACH ACROSS THE AISLE TO REACH SOME OF THOSE E PEOPLE THAT VOTED FOR CANDIDATE TRUMP BACK IN 2016 AND TO HELP HER WITH THAT SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS WILL SEND A STRONG MESSAGE TO HIS PROGRESSIVE BASE M AND ENERGIZE BEHIND JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS AND YOU HAVE REPUBLICANS SPEAKING TONIGHT AS WELL INCLUDING OHIO GOVERNOR JOHN KAISCH AND THERE IS %N NO DOUBT FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA WILL UBBE THE CENTERPIECE OF THE FIRST NIGHT HERE, CHUCK >> NO DOUBT MICHELLE OBAMA K.I THINK WAS MORE REQUESTED THAN BARACK OBAMA DURING THE BIG MIDTERM ELECTIONS IN THE SUBURBAN DISTRICTS VERY QUICKLY WE KNOW THAT DONALD TRUMP S RB%I GOING TO SHOW UP EVERY NIGHT OF HIS S CONVENTION IN SOME FORM CONSIDERING THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT AND THEY COULD POP JOE BIDEN IN TIME THEY WANT SHOULD WE EXPECT TO SEE JOE BIDEN TONIGHT? >> WE COULD SEE JOE BIDEN GETTING INDICATIONS THAT SEE HIM SE IN SOME KIND OF TOWN HALL FORMAT AND ANOTHER ASPECT OF THE CONVENTION THAT WILL BE SO INCREDIBLY UNIQUE TYPICALLY YOU WOULD SEE THE CANDIDATE ON THE FINAL NIGHT, THE BIG REVEAL THAT’S NOT GOING TO BE THE CASE AGAIN OFFICIALS SAY THAT WE WILL LIKELY SEE JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE CONVENTION AND THAT IS ANOTHER WAY THAT THEY WILL TRY TO D DRUM UP AND % T TENERGIZ THEIR BASE NOT GOING TO HAVE A BALLOON DROP ICONIC MOMENT THAT PEOPLE LOOK FORWARD TO AND SO THE PARTIES REALLY TRY TO GET CREATIVE ABOUT WAYS IN WHICH TO ENERGIZE THE PARTY >> HERE AT NBC NEWS WE WILL HAVE A BALLOON DROP AT ANDREA’S STUDIO WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT BALLOON DROP AND WE WILL FIGURE IT OUT KRISTEN, GUTHANK YOU FOR GETTING US STARTED LIKE I SAID BEING IN WILMINGTON DELAWARE YOU ARE IN THE CENTER OF THE POLITICAL UNIVERSE RIGHT NOW IN AMERICAN POLITICS THANK YOU BEFORE ANY OF THE SPEECHES AND DIGITAL PAGEANTRY FROM THIS UNIQUE CONVENTION SEASON WHERE U DOES THIS RACE STAND? OUR POLL SHOWS PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH WHAT WE CALL A 50% NUMBER OF ALL OF THE NUMBERS BACKING THE NOMINEE JOE BIDEN OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP AND STICK WITH US ON THIS NUMBER WHEN IT COMES TO PEOPLINGS TOWARDS THE PRESIDENT 52% AND 44% S OF ALL VOTERS THAT HAVE A NEGATIVE VIEW THE JOB APPROVAL UNDER WATER 53% ANOTHER MAJORITY DISAPPROVE OF R THE PRESIDENT’S OVERALL JOB INCLUDING 4 7% THAT STRONGLY DISPROVE AND THE HANDLING OF THE CORONAVIRUS THE REASON WE ARE ALL OUT IN PERSON AND IN MILWAUKEE 58% OF THOSE WE SURVEYED DISAPPROVED OF PRESIDENT ED TRUMP’S HANDLING OF THE CORONAVIRUS ON THE ISSUES THE PRESIDENT DOES HOLD SOME ADVANTAGES OVER JOE BIDEN ON ISSUES LIKE THE ECONOMY AND CRIME, HE IS AHEAD ON MENTAL AND PHYSICAL FITNESS THEY ARE TIED, A TWO POINT DIFFERENCE WELL IN THEIR 70s FOR BOTH OF THEM YOU CAN HEAR THE THEMES IN EVERY SPEECH HE KNOWS THEY ARE TWO OF THREE ADVANTAGES AND WANTS TO BELIEVE THE FITNESS ISSUE AND THE ISSUES E WHERE BIDEN LEANS THE PRESIDENT ON RACE RELATIONS BRINGING THE COUNTRY TOGETHER AND HEALTH CARE CORONAVIRUS ISSUES AND STRONG LEADERSHIP BIG NUMBERS FOR BIDEN AHEAD OF THESE CONVENTION WEEKS AND DON’T EXPECT A BIG CONVENTION BOUNCE HE IS ALREADY CLOSE TO HIS FEELING JOINING ME NOW IS CASEY HUNT IS HERE MSNBC ANCHOR JOSHUA JOHNSON AND NARRA CANDICE THE REASON I LAID OUT THE POLLS THE ANE. WAY DID THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE — IT IS A UNIQUE CONVENTION AND I DO THINK THAT FOLKS NEED TO REALIZE THIS IS A CONVENTION IN SOME WAYS THAT JOE BIDEN DOES NOT — HE JUST NEEDS TO DO NO HARM IT IS DONALD TRUMP THAT HANEEDS A GOOD CONVENTION NEXT WEEK

SO IN THE DO NO HARM CATEGORY HOW DO YOU HAVE A DO NO HARM CONVENTION THAT ALSO EXCITES YOUR BASE? >> WELL, FIRST OF ALL, CHUCK, IDEALLY NONE OF THE ZOOMS CUT OUT AND THE FEEDS DON’T GO DOWN THAT IS NUMBER ONE AS SIMPLISTIC AS AT IT SOUNDS A LOT OF PLANNING YOU DON’T WANT TO END UP ON THE LATE NIGHT SHOWS INTE THE BIG PICTURE YOU ARE SEEING THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN SET THE STAGE TO TRY AND BE THAT 50% PLUS PARTY THEY HAVE INVITED REPUBLICANS IN JOHN KAISCH AND T % PROGRESSIVES IN BERNIE SANDERS HN TO KICK OFF THE NIGHT AND TAP IT WITH MICHELLE OBAMA ONE OF THE MORE UNIFYING AND POPULAR FIGURES IN THE BOARD WITH DEMOCRATS AND ALL AMERICANS AND I THINK THAT SETS UP KIND OF WHAT THEY ARE GOING FOR HERE THEY ARE TRYING TO SAY TO EVERYONE THAT WHAT MATTERS IS CHARACTER WHAT MATTERS HOW YOU LEAD THAN THE ISSUES THAT MAY DIVIDE THE PEOPLE FROM BERNIE SANDERS AND ISSUES LIKE SPENDING TO SAY WHAT IS GOING ON M IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS SO BAD THAT WE ALL CAN GET ON THE SAME PAGE AND ADDRESS IT AND I THINK THAT WE WILL LOOK TO THE TENOR OF THE SPEECHES TONIGHT AND SEE IF THAT MESSAGE DOES RESONATE FROM THOSE CORNERS AND PEOPLE DO SEEM TO BE GENEROUS AND WELCOMING PRESIDENT BIDEN HAS A GRACIOUS TONE TOWARDS HIS FORMER RIVAL AND PEOPLE IN THE OPPOSITE PARTY THAT HASN’T BEEN SOMETHING THAT AMERICANS SEEM TO REALLY WANT TO EMBRACE IN OUR HYPER PARTISAN POLITICS AND THAT ANWIDE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY IS READY FOR THAT AFTER SO MUCH AND TERRIBLE DIFFICULT MONTHS IN THIS PANDEMIC >> JOSHUA JOHNSON, THIS ISSUE OF UNITY IN SOME WAYS I WORRY ABOUT THE POLITICAL PRESS PR ROLLING THEIR EYES IN THE FACT THAT BERNIE SANDERS AND JOHN E KAISCH ARE SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF JOE BIDEN TONIGHT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT T.FOUR YEARS AGO KAISCH WAS LOOKING AND TRYING DESPERATELY TO WIN THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION IT WAS IN HIS HOME STATE OF CLEVELAND, OHIO HERE HE IS O NOW AT THE OPPOSITE PARTY’S CONVENTION AND I THINK SOMETIMES AGAIN I HAVE A FEELING THAT MIGHT BE A MORE IMPACTFUL NIGHT THAN WE POLITICAL REPORTERS COVER THIS WILL MEAN SOMETHING TO JUST AVERAGE AMERICANS I THINK >> I THINK IT IC WILL AND THIS IS THE NIGHT TO PAINT THE S 50 PLUS ONE PICTURE BECAUSE YOU ARE RIGHT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN POLITICOS ON THE AGENDA %IN ADDITION TO GOVERNOR KAISCH AND CHRISTINE ST TODD WHITMAN AND MEG WIDMAN KRISTEN WHATKEYSA WHOSE FATHER VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP AND HAVE SINCE DIED OF COVID-19 HER MESSAGE WILL BE AMONG THE MESSAGES FROM PEOPLE THAT FEEL BETRAYED OR LET DOWN OR MAYBE EMBARRASSED OF WHAT DONALD TRUMP HAS MEANT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY I E PUTHINK THAT TH DEMOCRATS REMEMBER THE LESSON OF 2016 SO TONIGHT CRIS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PAINT A PICTURE OF A BROAD COALITION OF PEOPLE WHO ARE UNITED BY THEIR DESIRE TO GET RID OF DONALD TRUMP OUR WALL STREET POLL SHOWS THAT PEOPLE THAT SUPPORT JOE T BIDEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUPPORT HIM NOT BECAUSE THEY LIKE HIM BUT BECAUSE THEY DISLIKE THE OTHER GUY AND TONIGHT, THY FEELS LIKE IT WILL BE THAT NIGHT FOR EVERYBODY THAT DISLIKES THE OTHER GUY SO WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE CRAZY ABOUT JOE BIDEN BY THE END OF THE WEEK IF THEY DO THEIR WORK CORRECTLY AND HIT THE 51 PLUS ONE MARK IT MAY NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE >> IT MAY NOT BUT I WOULD ARGUE THAT THEY WOULD LIKE MORE PEOPLE TO SAY I AM VOTING FOR JOE BIDEN I GET YOUR POINT I THINK TONIGHT IS WE KNOW YOU DON’T LIKE T Y DONALD TRUMP AND HERE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT DON’T LIKE HIM EITHER IT IS INTERESTING MARK MURRAY REMINDED ME THIS MORNING BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHO SPOKE FOUR YEARS AGO? BERNIE SANDERS AND MICHELLE OBAMA WOW FOR TWO NIGHTS THAT LOOK ALIKE OH MY O?RSCH GOODNESS A BIG DIFFERENCE FROM FOUR YEARS AGO THIS PARTY IS % UNITED IN A WAY THAT IT WAS NOT UNITED FOUR YEARS AGO >> EDYEAH BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP IS NOW OUR EVERY DAY NIGHT MARE DEMOCRATS EVERY DAY NIGHTMARE AND I THINK FOUR YEARS AGO HE WAS A POSSIBILITY AND A LOT OF DEMOCRATS THOUGHT HE WAS D NOT GOING TO WIN AND A LOT OF DEMOCRATS WOULD HAVE TAKEN IT FOR HAGRANTED THAT HILLARY CLINTON WOULD WIN PEOPLE N WERE ANXIOUS AND THE PRIMARY SETTLED QUICKLY IN PART I THINK BECAUSE PEOPLE WANTED TO

GET TO THE GENERAL ELECTION AND I THINK THAT HAS BEEN OPERATIONAL THROUGH THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS AND %%I GIVE A LOT OF CREDIT TO SENATOR SANDERS WHO WORKED HARD TO UNIFY THE PARTY THAT HAS SENT CONSISTENT MESSAGES TO HIS VOTERS FOR NOT JUST A WEEK BEFORE THE CONVENTION BUT MONTHS BEFORE THE CONVENTION THAT E HE IS SUPPORTING JOE BIDEN AND I EXPECT HIM TO ACTUALLY SPEAK PERSONALLY TONIGHT ABOUT PE JOE BIDEN AND WHAT KIND OF PRESIDENT HE WILL BE HE WILL TALK ABOUT I’M E.SURE PROGRESSIVE AGENDA THAT I THINK HE WILL ALSO MAKE A FERVENT CASE ON BEHALF OF JOE BIDEN >> CASEY, YOU HAVE BEEN DETECTING A LITTLE BIT OF I DON’T WANT TO CALL IT PROGRESSIVE OR UPSET, I WOULD SAY THEY ARE DISAPPOINTED THAT JOHN KAISCH SEEMS TO HAVE MORE SPEAKING TIME THAN OCASIO- CORTEZ >> OCASIO-CORTEZ SHE TWEETED ABOUT SOME OF % JOHN KAISCH’S SIGNIFICANT POLICY DIFFERENCES WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM MOST NOTABLY ON GN ABORTION RIGHTS WHICH OF COURSE NORMALLY WOULD HAVE DIVIDED JOHN KAISCH E FROM THE PARTY THAT HE IS JOINING THIS EVENING BUT I DO THINK THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSCORE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN RELATIVELY MUTED COMPARED TO WHAT HA% THEY COULD BE OR PERHAPS WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST IT SEEMS LIKE THE PUSH AND THE DRIVE AND FRANKLY EVERYONE IS PRETTY TIRED OF HOW NASTY EVERYTHING HAS BEEN FOR SO LONG PEOPLE ARE OVER IT AND THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAY OKAY YOU KNOW WHAT IT AYIS KIND OF PE BIZARRE THAT YOU ARE SHOWING UP % BUT PEOPLE LIKE YOU VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN AND WE WILL GO ALONG WIT AND I THINK IT SPEAKS TO THE NEAREST POINT THAT DONALD TRUMP IS SUCH A FORCE THAT GENERATES SUCH STRONG FEELINGS AND FRANKLY WHAT WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS IS DEMORALIZING FOR SO MANY FAMILIES WE ARE IN A AN DIFFERENT SPACE AND THAT MAKE MORE SPACE FOR A WIDER RANGE OF VIEWS >> SPEAKING OF THE VIRUS I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT PRESIDENT IN AN ATTEMPT TO CONTROL THE CONVENTION, BIDEN AND THE D NC DECIDED TO TROLL RIGHT BACK HERE IS TRUMP IN MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN AND A DNC AD PUSHING HIM BACK >> THAT IS WHAT THE TULSA DEPARTMENT SAID AFTER THERE WAS A RALLY IN THE CITY A RALLY THAT CONTRIBUTED TO RECORD HIGH COVID-19 NUMBERS IN TULSA TRUMP IS TURNING TO WISCONSIN THAT PUTS YOU AT RISK >> IT SEEMS LIKE % — I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT TRUMP CAMPAIGN IS HAPPY TO BE GN CAMPAIGNING AND THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO BE OUT THERE AND THE BIDEN %CAMPAIGN IS HAPPY TO BE DOING IT THIS WAY >> YEAH THINK THAT CONTRAST IS GOING TO BE CLEARER AND CLEARER AS WE EA GET CLOSER TO NOVEMBER THE PRESIDENT BEEN TRYING TO HIT JOE BIDEN FOR KIND OF HIDING AND NOT DOING REAL BIG PUBLIC EVENTS TO BE FAIR THERE ARE VE MEMBERS OF THE PRESS THAT WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE ACCESS TO MR. BIDEN RIGHT NOW HE SEEMS TO BE QUITE CONTENT SAYING NO THE NTPANDEMIC IN THE 70s AND I AM STAYING IN WILMINGTON AND YOU STAY ON THE ROAD THE CONTRAST WILL GET LARGER THE THEME %OF THE AD SPEAKS TO SOMETHING TO CASEY’S POINT ABOUT EVERYONE TIRED I FEEL WOULD BE TOER A THEME IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS THAT IS OUR MUTUALITY WE S HAVE THREE GIGANTIC ISSUES THAT AFFECT EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN ONE IS COVID-19 AND TWO IS RACIAL JUSTICE AND THREE IS POST OFFICE SO RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE EVERY VOTER OF EVERY STRIPE WORRIED ABOUT THE SAME THREE THINGS DONALD TRUMP’S GS MESSAGE HAS MOSTLY BEEN VOTE FOR ME OR S ELSE BAT THINGS WILL HAPPEN WE WILL HEAR A MESSAGE TONIGHT AND OVER THE NEXT FOUR NIGHTS ABOUT UNITY AND GETTING THE COUNTRY BACK TOGETHER AND FINDING WAYS TO WORK OUR WAY THROUGH OUR DIFFERENCES AND OUR PROBLEMS AND WITH THE BACKDROP OF THESE THREE PROBLEMS IT MIGHT DEPEND ON WHO CAN CONVINCE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE LOOK, WE KNOW YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN WE KNOW YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT ANY OF US COULD DIE OF COVID-19 ALL OF US NEED LAW ENFORCEMENT TO WORK AND WE WOULD ALL LIKE TO GET THE MAIL SOMETIME THIS YEAR SO LET’S JUST FIND THE PERSON THAT CAN FIX THIS >> I JUMP IN BEFORE — I WILL GIVE YOU 15 SECONDS BEFORE I JUMP TO BREAK >> THE I THING THAT IT IS NOT JUST THAT PEOPLE ARE TIRED I THINK DEMOCRATS ARE REALLY OPEN THEY ARE STRATEGICALLY THINKING WHO LYCAN BRING IN

INDEPENDENTS THEY THINK DONALD TRUMP WILL CHEAT AND YOU WIN TO NOT WIN BY A TS% LITTLE BUT A LOT AND THAT IS DRIVING THE EXPECTANT OF KAISCH AT A DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION AND SHOWS STRENGTH NOT A WEAKNESS >> CASEY AND JOSHUA AND NERRA STICK AROUND YOU WILL BE BACK A LOT MORE TO COME IN THIS HOUR HOW DO DEMOCRATS PLAN TO OPEN? PROGRESSIVES AND NEVER TRUMP REPUBLICANS DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN AND MEMORABLE IC MOMENTS FROM CRCR PAST CONVENTIONS BECAUSE I AM NOSTALGIC THAT IO SOME PEOPLE SAY IT IS BAD BUT I DON’T MIND NOSTALGIA HERE IS T SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS SPEAKING IN 2016 OFFERING HIS OLIVE BRANCH >> LET ME BE AS CLEAR AS I CAN BE THIS ELECTION IS NOT ABOUT AND HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON OR DONALD TRUMP OR BERNIE SANDERS OR ANY OTHER CANDIDATES WHO SOUGHT THE PRESIDENCY THIS ELECTION IS ES ABOUT AND MUST BE ABOUT THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE KIND OF FUTURE WE CREATE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN >> AMONG THE CHAOS AND OUR FOUNDING FATHERS TRYING TO TEACH OUR SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON’T RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY SO THAT IS ALL I WANT TO SEE >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS IS NOT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS, FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT BIG POLICY CHANGE AND POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED >> HEAR FROM SOMEONE THAT HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? THAT’S THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> REPORTING JOE ONLY ON MSNBC >> POST RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON’T I HAVE PONYTAILS LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS >> IT IS OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT AND NOT JUST FEEL LESS THAN THAT’S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A.M EASTERN >> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT THAT UNITES US >> THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAY IF THEY DON’T WORK THEY CAN’T FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL BUT NOT LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN’T BELONG TO THE FAINT HEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> DID YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISIS MAY DOVETAIL TO THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THE ONGOING PROTESTS? >> WELCOME BACK TO ELNBC WELCOME BACK TO NBC SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION RIGHT MO HERE ON NBC NEWS NOW TONIGHT’S SPEAKER SHOWS SP HOW WIDE THE

DEMOCRATS ARE ATTEMPTING TO PITCH THIS NG ELECTION WITH FORMER GOVERNOR JOHN KAISCH AND BERNIE SANDERS NEITHER AIBEARE TECHNICALLY MEMBERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BUT SPEAKING AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT Y TWO DIFFERENT GROUPS ON OPPOSITE END OF THE COALITION THAT JOE BIDEN IS HOPING TO BUILD TO WIN IN NOVEMBER MODERATE REPUBLICANS AND LEADING PROGRESSIVE WE TALKED TO JEFF VE WEBER IN A SECOND BUT FIRST WE WILL GO TO KENT COUNTY MICHIGAN WHERE THERE IS REPORTS ON THE EFFORTS TO RETURN A RED COUNTY BLUE TASHA >> WELL, TYCHUCK THE DEMOCRATS IN THIS COUNTY ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC TO PULL IT OFF IN 2020 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY AND IT DOES HELP THE LAST TIME IT HAPPENED THAT JOE BIDEN WAS ON THE TICKET IN 2008 WITH BARACK OBAMA THEY WILL HAVE TO CHIP AWAY AT THAT MODERATE REPUBLICAN VOTE HERE THAT IS SIGNIFICANT THE HOMETOWN OF GERALD FORD AND I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES VOTERS SAY THEY CONSIDER THEMSELVES JERRY FORD REPUBLICANS %LI AND THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR DEMOCRATS AND I THINK THERE ARE TEAMS WITH HAVING KAISCH SPEAK TONIGHT I THINK HE WILL HIT HOME FOR A LOT OF THE REPUBLICAN VOTERS THAT HAVE TH% TOLD ME THEY DON’T FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE A HOME IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ANYMORE THEY ARE LOOKING P TO MAYBE FIND A HOME WITH THE DEMOCRATS TAKE CYNTHIA TIMERMAN A VOTER I S.HAVE BEEN TALKING TO HERE AND ENSHE CONSIDERS HERSELF A LIFELONG CONSERVATIVE AND HE NOW A “REPULSED REPUBLICAN.” I MET HER AT A MEETING AT UL THE KENT COUNTY DEMOCRATS WHERE SHE WAS EXPLORING OPTIONS I EXASKED HER WHAT SHE IS LOOKING TO GET OUT OF THE CONVENTION AND TAKE %A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY >> YOU KNOW I’M NOT REALLY LOOKING FOR PARTICULARS ON ISSUES BECAUSE I R NO LONGER BELIEVE A POLITICIAN WHEN THEY TELL ME WHAT THEIR PRIORITY IS WHAT I AM TRULY LISTENING FOR IS HOW THEY ARE GOING TO R REACH ACROSS THE AISLE AND HOW THEY ARE GOING TO BRIDGE VERY OBVIOUS AND VERY STARK GAPS IN THE PRIORITIES IN THE WAY THAT WE ARE APPROACHING PROBLEM SOLVING IN THIS COUNTRY I’M G TIRED OF THE PROMISES I’M TIRED OF THE EXCUSE I WANT TO TESMANSHIP RETURN IN THE HALLS OF WASHINGTON D.C >> CHUCK, ADDING TO THAT OPTIMISM FOR DEMOCRATS IS WHAT HAPPENED IN 2018 WHERE THIS COUNTY DID SEE A SHIFT TO BLUE SEVERAL DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES WON THIS COUNTY INCLUDING DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR GRETCHEN WHITMER AND CYNTHIA DID ICIN VOTE FOR HER AND LIKELY ICICTO VOTE BLUE UP AND DOWN THE TICKET IN 2020, NOVEMBER OF 2020 CHUCK >> TASHA INVE 2BURN IN KENT COUNTY GRAND RAPIDS AND I WILL TELL YOU WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE SAY THEY ARE JERRY FORD REPUBLICAN IT MEANS ONE WORD JUMPS TO MINE I DECENCY AND THAT IS WHAT I HEARD FROM THAT VOTER THAT IS WHAT SHE WAS LOOKING FOR FASCINATING AND IN SOME WAYS THE REASON WHY GERALD FORD IS THE AVATAR FOR MITCHs JEFF WEAVER FORMER ADVISOR TO BERNIE SANDERS CAMPAIGN WHAT WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE BERNIE SANDERS CAN DO BEST FOR JOE BIDEN? >> THERE ARE A IEDOF FEW THINGS ONE OF WHICH IS SPEAK TO THE VERY BROAD COALITION OF SUPPORTING SENATOR SANDERS IO AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF ALL RACES THAT WAS HIS STRONG VOTE AMONG THE LATINO VOTERS AND STILL HAS A STRONG BASE AS YOU KNOW AMONG BLUE- COLLAR WORKERS IN THE COUNTRY AND UE HE WILL SPEAK TO THEM ABOUT THE DANGER OF TRUMP AND ALSO ABABOUT THE PATH THAT JOE BIDEN WILL HELP CHARTER THAT WILL UPLIFT WORKING FAMILIES OF ALL RACES IN THE COUNTRY AS YOU MOVE FORWARD >> WHAT DO YOU HAVEAR BERNIE SANDERS SHARING WITH JOHN KAISCH I TALKED WITH SENATOR SANDERS I DON’T SENSE HE IS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THAT BUT C AT THE SAME TIME YOU KNOW IT DOES FEEL AS IF HE IS GOING LIKE LOOK I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES AND THAT IS WHAT I WILL DO IS THAT A FAIR DESCRIPTION? >> IT IS ABSOLUTELY . IRIO COMMITTED THAT JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS GET ELECTED I THINK IT DEMOCRATS RITHE

EXTENT THAT JOE BIDEN AND HIS CAMPAIGN DESERVE A LOT OF S CREDIT IN TERMS OF WILLINGNESS TO REACH OUT TO PROGRESSIVES AND OTHERS WHAT WE USED TO CALL A POPULAR FRONT PEOPLE THAT R DON’T NECESSARILY AGREE ON EVERYTHING BUT SS ARE JOINED TOGETHER IN AN EFFORT TO DEFEAT A VERY DANGEROUS AND AUTHORITARIAN PRESIDENT IN THE PERSON OF DONALD % TRUMP I THINK IT IS A VERY GOOD SIGN OBVIOUSLY THERE WILL BE ISSUES OF GOVERNMENT ONCE JOE BIDEN IS ELECTED AND WE WOULD HOPE THAT OBVIOUSLY THE DEMOCRATS H AND INDEPENDENTS ARE GOVERNING AND WE ARE HAPPY TO G HAVE THEM IN THE FIGHT AGAINST DONALD TRUMP >> WHEN YOU LOOKED AT THE DEMOCRAT PLATFORM THERE WAS ONE REFERENCE TO MEDICARE WE KNOW PEOPLE LIKE IT S . AND THE ARE IN THE COALITION AND MAKING THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE STRONGER >> HOW WOULD NGYOU SAY THIS PLATFORM LOOKS TODAY? >> WHAT IS LTHAT? >> HOW WOULD YOU SAY THIS PLATFORM LOOKS TO PROGRESSIVES TODAY >> WELL THERE ISES A LOT ABOUT THE PLATFORM AND MORE PROGRESSIVE PLATFORM THAN WE HAD FOUR YEARS AGO THAT WAS THE MOST DEPRESSIVE PLATFORM TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AROUND WAGES AND A UNITIZATION AND IF YOU LOOK AROUND CHILD CARE AND AROUND PAID FAMILY LEAVE AND CLIMATE CHANGE A WHOLE HOST OF ISSUES HEAD AND SHOULDERS AGAINST WHAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE HELD BEFORE AND THE PARTY EVOLVES OVER OV TIME SENATOR SANDERS MOVING THIS PARTY IN A MORE PROGRESSIVE DIRECTION >> WHAT IS THE SS LITMUS TEST FOR YOU TO KNOW THAT THE PROMISES YOU ARE HEARING NOW AND REACHING ACROSS THE W WAY THAT THEY HAVE REACHED ACROSS TO YOUR CAMPAIGN QUITE A BIT WHAT IS YOUR AIT LITMUS TEST THAT THE PRESIDENT WILL MAKE YOU THINK AKTHIS WAS REAL? >> WELL, A COUPLE OF THINGS I THINK YOU KNOW HE IS GOING TO TO APPOINT PROGRESSIVES TO THE ADMINISTRATION AT VARIOUS LEVELS IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE PEOPLE INSIDE THE ADMINISTRATION THAT SHARE PROGRESSIVE VALUES AND BEYOND THAT WHAT PE COMES OUT OF HIS ADMINISTRATION AND THE PRIORITIES HAVE TO BE PRIORITIES THAT UPLIFT PEOPLE AND MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES HE WON’T BE EDABLE TO DO EVERYTHING HE WANTS BERNIE SANDERS COULD NOT . DO EVERYTHING HE WANTS BUT WHERE DO YOU PUT YOUR EMPHASIS ON PASSING LEGISLATION THAT HELPS WORKING PEOPLE IN MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES AND IF YOU ARE DOING ARE YOU G N DOING THE RIGHT THING >> WHAT IS GHYOUR BIGGEST CONCERN ABOUT BIDEN, ABOUT THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN NOT NECESSARILY WHERE THINGS STAND WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WORRY ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN? >> MY BIG WORRY IS THAT GETTING YOUR COMPETITORS AND G YESTERDAY IT SHOWED THE BATTLEGROUND STATE CLOSE TAND SHOWING IT FURTHER APART IN THE LAST TWO- CYCLES HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH BERNIE SANDERS AND CONCERNED THAT WE DO NOT IT GET IN A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE COMPLACENT WE HAVE TO LA DOUBLE DOWN AND WE CAN’T TAKE THIS ELECTION FOR GRANTED >> AYE THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP N % IS HELPING YOU OUT THE MORE HE TALKS ABOUT MAIL YIP VOTING AND THE POSTAL SERVICE I AM NOT BEING FACETIOUS I HAVE TO THINK IT MUST DEFEAT COMPLACENCY >> I THINK IT HELPS I THINK TRUMP EVERY DAY HELPS HE IS DOING — CAUSING HARM TO THE POSTAL SERVICE AND THE POSTAL SERVICE IN THIS ELECTION WILL S BE THE VOTING BOOTH AND THEY ARE DISMANTELING THE VOTING BOOTH OF MANY PEOPLE AND THIS IS ALL OVER, I’LL PREDICT IT RIGHT HERE, THEY WILL CRY WOLF ABOUT HOW THE ELECTION IS AND FRAUDULENT VOTES HO% WERE CAST EVEN THOUGH NO EVIDENCE AND PROBLEMS GETTING VOTES TO THE VOTING LOCATIONS ON TIME BECAUSE THE POSTAL SERVICE IS BEING DESTROYED BY THIS PRESIDENT >> JEFF WEAVER, WHO WAS BASICALLY THE CHIEF STRATEGIST FOR BERNIE SANDERS IN %THE LAST COUPLE OF CAMPAIGN CYCLES GOOD TO SEE YOU >> TAKE CARE ALWAYS A PLEASURE >> UP AHEAD ONE STATE SUIN PARTICULAR TO MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE THIS NOVEMBER HINT WE ARE NOT THERE TONIGHT AS WE GO TO BREAK THIS MOMENT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN 1984 WHEN NEW YORK GOVERNOR MARIO CUOMO ARGUED THAT RONALD REAGAN SHINING ON A HILL AND A FAIR BIT OF HITARNISH >> IN MANY WAYS WE ARE A SHINING CITY ON A HILL

AND THE HARD TRUTH IS THAT NOT EVERYONE IS SHARING IN THIS CITY’S SPLENDOR IN AND GLORY MR. PRESIDENT YOU OUGHT TO KNOW THAT THAT NATION IS A TALE OF TWO CITIES THAN IT IS A SHINING CITY ON A HILL >> AMONG THE CHAOS A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON’T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE >> THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANT TO SEE >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS IS NOT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> YOU NEED TO GO DEEP IN THE STORY >> WHAT BIG POLICY CHANGE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED >> HEAR FROM SOMEONE THAT HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? >> THAT IS THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> ONLY ON NBC NEWS >> POST RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS MOM TRYING TO RAISE HIS SON AND THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON’T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS IT IS OKAY TO FEEL DIFFERENT BUT NOT LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE COULD HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >> YOUR WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS 6:00 A.M EASTERN >> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL >> A GLOBAL FIGHT UNITES US >> THE PEOPLE IN MEXICO CITY SAY IF THEY DON’T WORK THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT BRINGING STUDENT BACK IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL AND DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN’T BELONG TO THE FAINT HEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEED TO BE FIXED AND WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE >> DID YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THEY MAY DOVETAIL IN THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION ON THE ONGOING PROTEST? >> WELCOME BACK PRESIDENT TRUMP IS IN ROUTE TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE AND DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IS ABOUT TO KICK OFF THEIR CONVENTION PRESIDENT TRUMP IN SEVERAL BATTLE GROUND STATES MILWAUKEE AS THE HOST CITY TO ENERGIZE VOTERS IN THE STATE OF SIPs BECAUSE IT WAS DONALD TRUMP THAT NEARLILY WON THE STATE IN 2016 WISCONSIN WITH MICHIGAN AND PENNSYLVANIA ARE SWING STATES THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE LOOKING TO FLIP BACK TO BLUE AS YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE NARROWLY FOR TRUMP IN 2016 AND NOW FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS UP BY AT LEAST SIX POINTS IN EACH OF THOSE STATES AND IT APPEARS MICHIGAN IS THE FURTHEST REACH FOR HIM IN MICHIGAN AND PENs STILL LOOK LIKE THEY ARE VERY MUCH IN PLAY WITH THE SCALED DOWN VERSION OF THEIR CONVENTION DEMOCRATS ARE HOPING TO STILL ENERGIZE PARTS OF WISCONSIN PARTICULARLY MILWAUKEE THAT COULD BE KEY IN DECIDING WHO CARRIES WISCONSIN GARRETTHAGUE IS ON THE GROUND DO THEY FEEL LIKE THEY ARE THE HOST CITY? >> THEY ARE PLAYING BIG LOCALLY WATCHING THE LOCAL NEWS LAST NIGHT THE FIRST 15 MINUTES THE LATE LOCAL NEWS ABOUT THE CONVENTION AND SOME OF IT IS THE CONVENTION THAT WASN’T

THE MISSING OUT ON THE LOCAL BUSINESS SPENDING AND THE DOLLARS THAT COME IN BUT THERE IS CERTAINLY A SENSE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND STILL A BIT OF THE PAYOFF GETTING ORGANIZED BRINGING STAFF IN HERE AND FOR TRYING TO MAKE THIS CITY FEEL SPECIAL FEEL LIKE IT IS A PART OF THE COALITION SO I GUESS PART OF TURNING THIS STATE BACK BLUE I THINK THE CONVENTION PLAYS LARGE FOR AN EVENT THAT IS NOT HAPPENING HERE >> ABOUT THE TICKET ITSELF, KAMALA HARRIS, IS THIS GOING TO BE — IS SHE GOING TO PROVIDE THE BOOST TO HELP GET THE VOTES OUT IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SORT OF ANALYSIS OF 2016 YOU CAN PINPOINT THE LOSS IN ONE COUNTY AND THAT’S MILWAUKEE >> I SPENT ALL DAY TALKING TO BLACK VOTERS IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY ABOUT THE RACE AND KAMALA HARRIS LOOMED LARGE FOR A NUMBER OF THEM OLDER VOTERS SEE HER AS PROMISE THE IDEA THAT BLACK VOTERS AND BLACK WOMEN WERE SO INSTRUMENTAL WITH JOE BIDEN BEING THE NOMINEE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THE SELECTION OF HARRIS YOU WILL BE LOYAL TO ME AND I WILL BE LOYAL TO YOU THERE IS THIS ELEMENT OF VOTERS FEELING LIKE SHE HEARS THIS MESSAGE AND REFLECTS POSITIVELY ON BIDEN AND MUST BE LISTENING TO THE VOTES OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES I WANT TO PLAY YOU SOUND FROM A WOMAN I INTERVIEWED WHEN SHE WATCHED KAMALA HARRIS WALK ACROSS THE STAGE SHE DECIDED TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE CAMPAIGN FROM A VOTER TO AN ACTIVIST TAKE A LISTEN >> I THINK HE IS DOING AMAZING THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE IN MILWAUKEE WE HAVE A HIGHER NORTH AMERICA RATE AMONGST AFRICAN- AMERICANS THAN AMONGST WHITES AND HE IS TALKING ABOUT CREATING AND BRINGING JOBS BACK TO THIS COUNTRY HE IS TALKING ABOUT AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE A HUGE ISSUE IN THIS COMMUNITY HE IS ALSO TAKING A LOOK AT WAY EDUCATION CAN BE IMPROVED AND FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO FOLKS YOU CAN SEE HOW ENVIRONMENT IS CHANGING AND HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS IMPACTING US >> EVERYBODY I TALKED TO IN POST PARTIES THINK THE STATE WILL BE CLOSE AND FOR THE DEMOCRATS ANY MOVEMENT ON THE MARGIN WHETHER THEY WILL BE ABLE TO BRING UP THE NUMBERS AS VOLUNTEERS AND ACTIVISTS AND ACTIVATE MORE OF THE COMMUNITY ALL OF THAT MOMENT COULD MATTER HERE >> IT ABSOLUTELY CAN WHEN YOU LOOK AT WISCONSIN IN THE LAST DECADE IT FEELS LIKE IT IS THE MOST ORGANIZED STATE IN THE COUNTRY EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW EVERYBODY WILL VOTE AND WHO SHOWS UP ON ANY GIVEN ELECTION DAY WHETHER ONE SIDE WINS BY TWO OR THE OTHER SIDE WINS BY TWO GARRETT HAGUE LET ME TURN TO PETER ISLAND AT THE WHITE HOUSE ON PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PETER FOUR YEARS AGO THIS WEEK DONALD TRUMP HAD FINISHED HIS CONVENTION AND BUSY THIS WEEK AT THE TIME HE CLAIMED HE WAS BEING FANTASTIC LOOKING FOR RUSSIAN HELP WITH THIS SO- CALLED EMAIL AND NOW TRYING TO CONTROL THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION ON A NUMBER OF FRONTS INCLUDING MAIL- IN BALLOTING AND WANTS TO SAVE THE POST OFFICE IS THE PRESIDENT STARTING TO HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART ON THIS POSTAL BUSINESS? >> WELL, I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO BE MORE SPECIFIC HOPING TO KIND OF CLEAN UP THE CONFUSION THAT IS CREATED BY HIS COMMENTS BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THEY HAVE BEEN RICED WITH FALSEHOODS THE PRESIDENT REPEATEDLY CLAIMLING THAT MAIL-IN BALLOT IS FRAUDULENT SO TONIGHT, CHUCK ONE OF THE THINGS THE PRESIDENT SAID DURING THE EVENTS HE HELD IN WISCONSIN AND MINNESOTA AS YOU NOTED IN YOUR CONVERSATION AND WITH GARRETT IN WISCONSIN HE IS TRYING TO CONTROL THE DEMOCRATS SAYING YOU GUYS ABANDONED THE CITY AND I WILL GO TO THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TODAY TODAY HE SAID SPECIFICALLY THE ONLY WAY WE LOSE THIS ELECTION IS IF IT IS RIGGED WHICH IS A TELLING STATEMENT IT IS AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT HE COULD LOSE THIS THING AND ALSO SORT OF A WARNING SHOT THAT IF HE DOES END UP LOSING HE MAY NOT ACCEPT THE RESULTS SO THIS WAS A SIGNIFICANT STATEMENT WE HEARD FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP ON THIS TOPIC ON THE ISSUE OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS TODAY WE HEARD THE PRESIDENT REPEATEDLY COMPLAINING AND

FRUSTRATED THAT THE HOUSE DEMOCRATS HAVE SCHEDULED THE HEARING WITH LEWIS DEJOY THE POSTMASTER GENERAL TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING MONDAY IS THE BEGINNING OF OUR CONVENTION AND I SEE WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO THE PRESIDENT RECOGNIZES THAT MAIL-IN BALLOTS HAVE YOU HEARD IN YOUR CONVERSATION EARLIER WITH JEFF WEAVER THEY ARE THE POLLING PLACE FOR 80 MILLION AMERICANS BY SOME ACCOUNTS EXPECTED TO VOTE THIS GO AROUND >> AND PETER, WE KNOW THIS IS ALL BECAUSE OF ONE ANECDOTAL STAT THAT HE DID BETTER ON ELECTION DAY VOTING AND DEMOCRATS ON THE MAIL-IN VOTING AND TAKING THAT ONE PIECE OF FACT AND TURNED IT INTO THIS DENIGRATING OF OUR ENTIRE ELECTORAL SYSTEM THAT IS A BIT OF AN EMERGENCY PETER ALEXANDER AT THE WHITE HOUSE THANK YOU WE WILL SPEAK TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION TOM PER EZ AS HE GETS READY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION ABOUT TO BEGIN IN 14 MINUTES WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK >>> YOU’RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVEY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A.M EASTERN >> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL >> IN MEXICO CITY THE PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON’T WORK THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS TEAM LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTERRENS HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL BUT JUST DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN’T BELONG TO THE FAINT HEARTED IT BE BELONGS TO THE BRAVE A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> DID YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THEY WILL DOVETAIL FOR THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION ON THE ONGOING PROTEST >> WELCOME BACK WE ARE MOMENTS AWAY FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION THIS IS LITERALLY SOMETHING THAT HAS NEVER BEEN TRIED BEFORE JOINING ME IS TOM PEREZ, THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CHAIRMAN MR. CHAIRMAN I KNOW MILWAUKEE WAS YOUR BABY HERE YOU FOUGHT HARD FOR MILWAUKEE UP AGAINST MY HOMETOWN OF MIAMI WE KNEW HOW MUCH THIS MANE TO YOU I KNOW YOU GOT FAMILY IN MILWAUKEE IT HAS GOT TO BE BITTERSWEET ON ONE HAND THE START OF A

CONVENTION BUT NOT IN MILWAUKEE IT IS NOT THE WAY YOU WANTED TO BE >> I AM IN MILWAUKEE AND IT IS NOT ABOUT TOM PER EZ’S FEELING BUT ABOUT MAKING SURE WE WIN THIS ELECTION AND PEOPLE THAT HAVE LOST LOVED ONES BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 AND PEOPLE THAT HAVE LOST JOBS AND ABOUT THIS PRESIDENT AND ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS GET TO THE WHITE HOUSE BECAUSE THIS DEMOCRACY IS ON FIRE AND A FIVE ALARM BLAZE AND I AM PROUD OF THE TICKET AND WHAT I WILL SEE STARTING IN TEN MINUTES IS OUR UNITY IN ACTION THE BIG TEN OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WE WELCOME ALL OF AMERICA YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A DEMOCRAT TO WATCH THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION WE WELCOME EVERYONE OUR VALUES ARE ON DISPLAY MILWAUKEE IS A GREAT HOST AND RESILIENT AND THE CHALLENGES THAT WE CONFRONTED HERE ARE CHALLENGES THAT EVERYONE IS CONFRONTING AND I’M PROUD OF HOW WE HAVE HANDLED IT WE HAVE FOLLOWED THE SCIENCE AND WE WILL HAVE UNCONVENTIONAL AND REMARKABLE FOUR NIGHTS >> I ASSUME THAT YOU ARE NERVOUS ABOUT SOMETHING WHAT ARE YOU NERVOUS ABOUT THAT YOU WILL SHARE? >> I AM NERVOUS ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HELPING RIGHT NOW I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE ABLE TO HELP THEM THIS PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO UNDERMINE OUR INSTITUTIONS OF DEMOCRACY WE WERE JUST REPORTING ON MORE OF THE ATTACKS ON BOTH BY MAIL AND EVEN THOUGH WE KNOW VOTE BY MAIL IS SAFE IT IS EASY THE PRESIDENT’S STATEMENTS ABOUT VOTE BY MAIL, WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR US, CHUCK IS AS THEY ARE MAKING OUR CASE IN OUR LITIGATION, WE HAVE A CASE HERE IN SINs AND IT IS THE DNC AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF WISCONSIN WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT JUDGE FOR THIS NOVEMBER ALLOWED ABSENTEE BALLOTS TO COUNT AS LONG AS THEY ARE POSTMARKED BY ELECTION DAY THAT IS NOT THE LAW BUT WHICH THE COURT GRANTED THAT RELIEF IN THE APRIL PRIMARY EVERY TIME THE PRESIDENT OPENS HIS MOUTH HE MAKES OUR CASE STRONGER BECAUSE HE IS CLEAR THAT THE POST OFFICE WILL NOT BE YOUR FRIEND SO WHEN YOU ASKED ME ABOUT WHAT I THINK ABOUT? I AM THINKING ABOUT HOW WE WIN IN NOVEMBER I THINK WE WILL HAVE A GREAT CONVENTION AN A TEAM OF PEOPLE AND IT WILL BE DIFFERENT AND YOU WILL HEAR FROM THE STARS OF THE PARTIES AND THE UNSUNG HEROES PEOPLE WHOSE NAMES YOU NEVER HEARD OF AND PEOPLE THAT HAVE INSPIRED YOU AND MAKING SURE THAT EVERYBODY CAN EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE WE OWE IT TO ELIJAH CUMMINGS AND JOHN LEWIS TO MAKE SURE THAT RIGHT TO VOTE THAT IS SO CRITICAL IS EXERCISED BY EVERYBODY >> DAVID FLUFF SAID TO ME THAT HE HOPES IN ADDITION TO USING THE CONVENTION TO CERTAINLY PRESENT A UNITED FRONT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND HAVE JOE BIDEN USE HIS SPEECH AS A WAY TO START MAKING PEOPLE VISUALIZE WHAT A PRESIDENT BIDEN WOULD LOOK LIKE ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS HE SAID HE HOPES YOU GUYS SPEND THE WEEKLY TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO PLAN FOR THEIR VOTE >> ABSOLUTELY AND HERE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE SAY WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT VOTING IS MAKE A PLAN AND STEP ONE IN MAKING A PLAN IS GO TO IOWAVOTE.COM DEEP MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE TYPE YOUR NAME AND ZIP CODE AND IT WILL GIVE YOU YOUR INFORMATION AND TELL YOU IF YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AND IF NOT IT WILL TELL YOU HOW TO DO IT MAKE A PLAN AND GO EARLY IF YOU CAN GET YOUR BALLOT ON SEPTEMBER 15th, THEN GET YOUR BALLOT THEN VOTING STARTS — VOTING END ON NOVEMBER 3rd, NOT STARTING THEN IN ARIZONA IT STARTS ON SEPTEMBER 14th AND WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE BEEN ORGANIZING EARLY AND MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND SO WHEN PEOPLE MAKE A PLAN AND WHEN THEY MAKE THE PLAN EARLY AND WHEN THEY GIVE THEMSELVES TIME TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE AND IF THEY WANT TO VOTE IN PERSON THEY SHOULD HAVE THAT CHOICE IF THEY WANT TO VOTE EARLY IN PERSON WE SHOULD MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF DAYS SO THAT WE CAN PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND NOT VERY LONG LINES IF THEY WANT TO VOTE BY MAIL LIKE DONALD TRUMP WE SHOULD MAKE SURE THEY CAN DO THAT WE HAVE THE MOST ROBUST VOTING OPERATION THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN BECAUSE THE CIRCUMSTANCES DEMAND IT AND THE ECO SYSTEM WE WILL FIGHT LIKE HELL SO EVERYONE THAT WANTS TO VOTE CAN EXERCISE THAT VOTE >> TOM PEREZ DOES THE DEMOCRATIC MAKE GOOD? >> THAT WILL BE TO MY SUCCESSOR I WON’T BE THE DNC CHAIR AS SOON AS MILWAUKEE IS A SPECTACULAR PARTNER AND THE STATE OF WISCONSIN AND

HONOR TO WORK WITH THEM AND CONTINUES TO BE THAT HONOR WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO AND STARTS IN TWO MINUTES >> TOM PEREZ YOU HAVE TO BE CHAIR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND A SHOW RUNNER AND ALL OF THESE OTHER THINGS SO I WILL LET YOU GO CHAIRMAN TOM PER EZ THANK YOU AS WE GET READY JOSHUA JOHNSON NERRA TANDEM AND CASEY THIS LOOK AGAIN THE LOGISTICS OF THIS MAY BE JUST AS INTRIGUING AS FIRST TO PEOPLE THEN THE SUBSTANCE BUT I HAVE A FEELING AS LONG AS THE LOGISTICS DON’T GET IN THE WAY, WE COULD HAVE A LOT MORE PEOPLE TURRING INTO THIS WHEN YOU LOOK AT INTEREST IN THE ELECTION AND OUR POLL THERE IS PREDICTIONS ALL OVER THE MAP ABOUT HOW MUCH THESE CONVENTIONS WILL GET I THINK IT WILL BE HIGHER THAN WHAT WE ARE THINKING >> AS YOU POINTED OUT, THESE NUMBERS ARE CLOSER TO WHERE PEOPLE ARE NORMALLY ENGAGED IN OCTOBER JUST WEEKS BEFORE THEY EXPECT TO GO TO THE POLLS AND THERE ARE A LOT OF REASONS FOR THAT SUDDENLY THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT AND WHO IS IN CHARGE IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES THAT THEY CAN SEE AND FEEL IT IS UNUSUAL AND VERY ACUTE NOW ALSO HAVING YOU ALL READY BINGED WATCH ALL OF YOUR SHOWS ON NETFLIX WHAT ARE PEOPLE DOING STUCK AT HOME? I MIGHT TURN IT HOME IF I DIDN’T DO IT IN THE COURSE OF MY JOB ANY WAY BUT I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF DYNAMICS THAT WILL MAKE THIS POTENTIALLY DIFFERENT AND YOU KNOW AS TELEVISION PROFESSIONAL THAT HALF THE BATTLE IN TERMS OF TV IS ELIMINATING DISTRACTIONS AND THAT IS WHAT THEY WILL HAVE TO BE GOING FOR HERE THE ONE QUESTION I DO HAVE IS THE SECURITY AND I TALKED TO TOM EARLIER AND HE WAS QUICK TO SAY YES, EXACTLY CYBER SECURITY QUICK TO SAY WE HAVE GOT THAT IT IS ALL GOOD AND AS WE KNOW THE PARTY COMMITTEE HAS BEEN TARGETS IN THE PAST SO JUST SOMETHING TO KEEP AN EYE ON >> JOSHUA WHAT IS THE SPEECH YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO TONIGHT THAT YOU HAVEN’T TALKED ABOUT? >> THE SPEECH I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IS MICHELLE OBAMA I AM NOT SURE WHY YOU WANT ME TO GET IN TROUBLE OTHER THAN SAYING MICHELLE OBAMA >> OTHER THAN MICHELLE OBAMA YOU DIDN’T GIVE ME THAT PROVISO >> I AM INTERESTED IN THE SPEECHES FROM THE REPUBLICANS THAT ARE AT THE CONVENTION I THINK THAT THE GOP AND THE CONVENTION OF 2016 TRIED TO DO A VERSION OF WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO DO TONIGHT WITH HAVING LIKE PETER TALE SPEAK AND MICHAEL BLOOMBURG AND PEOPLE THAT ARE MEMBERS OF THE GOP COALITION SAYING I’M FOR DONALD TRUMP TOO THAT WILL BE INTERESTING THE WAY THAT THEY PAINT THAT PICTURE TOM PER EZ HAS BEEN WORKING FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS TO PREP FOR THIS MOMENT IN TERMS OF DOING MORE COALITION BUILDING AND TO HAVE THE EVERY DAY ISSUE OF EVERY DAY AMERICANS MAKE THE HEADLINES IN TERMS OF THE DNC IS ABOUT AND THE LARGER COALITION THAT JOHN KAISCH AND BERNIE SANDERS TOGETHER IS FASCINATING IF YOU LOOK AT THE DRAFT OF THE PARTY PLATFORM SAYING THAT WE MUST GUARANTEE HEALTH CARE NOT AS A PRIVILEGE BUT A RIGHT FOR EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN THAT IS OUT OF BERNIE SANDERS MOUTH AND HIS INFLUENCE I AM INTERESTED TO SEE HOW YOU KNIT THE PEOPLE TOGETHER TO MAKE ONE COHESIVE MOMENT FOR JOE BIDEN I AM NOT SOLD IT WILL HAPPEN BUT IT MIGHT >> MAYOR CANNON WHAT IS TOMORROW’S HEADLINES IN YOUR PERFECT WORLD IF IT GOES WELL? >> WELL, I KNOW WHAT IT WILL BE IT WILL BE WHAT MICHELLE OBAMA SAYS IT COULD WELL BE THE ISSUES WHICH IS THAT DONALD TRUMP IS SO POLEAR RISING THAT HE HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER JOHN KAISCH AND BERNIE SANDERS AND THE JOINT POLITICAL PROCESS OF ELECTING JOE BIDEN AND I THINK THAT YOU WILL SEE REPUBLICANS THAT WILL MAKE THE LEADERSHIP CLAIM AND THE ARGUMENT THAT JOE BIDEN IS THE BEST LEADER >> WELL, WE WILL FIND OUT A REAL TEST FOR THE DNC IN A FEW SECONDS BECAUSE I’M SAYING GOODBYE OFFICIALLY THANK YOU ALL THANKS FOR BEING HERE THIS HOUR NIGHT ONE OF THE DNC IS SUPPOSED TO START IN TEN SECONDS SO WHEN IT DOES, I HERE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT AT 10:00 IF NOT, I WILL SEE YOU IN A FEW

MINUTES [ MUSIC ] >>> GOOD EVENING I’M EVA LONGORIA, WELCOME TO THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, UNITING AMERICA EVERY FOUR YEARS WE COME TOGETHER TO REAFFIRM OUR DEMOCRACY, THIS YEAR WE HAVE COME TO SAVE IT AND IT IS GOING TO TAKE ALL OF US TONIGHT WE STAND UNITED BY THE VALUES THAT WE CHERISH DECENCY, RESPECT, JUSTICE, AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO RISE UP WE ALWAYS HEAR THAT LINE ABOUT THIS BEING THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF OUR LIFETIME THIS YEAR IT REALLY IS THE PAST FEW MONTHS HAVE TESTED US ALL WE’VE LOST MORE THAN 170,000 FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS TO COVID-19 THIS STRATEGY IS COMPOUNDED THE LOSS OF JOBS AND INCOME IT IS NOT JUST THE PAST FEW MONTHS, THE PAST FOUR YEARS HAVE LEFT US AS A NATION DIMINISHED AND DIVIDED AND YET, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FEAR AND SORROW, AND UNCERTAIN, PEOPLE HAVE COME TOGETHER, BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THEY ARE BETTER THAN THIS WE CHOOSE TO ACT INSPIRED BY THREE SACRED WORDS THAT BREATHE LIFE INTO OUR NATION, WE THE PEOPLE MS MAC MS.% MAC , , , , [ MUSIC ] >>> WE THE PEOPLE >> WE THE PEOPLE >> WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES [ SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE ] IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION WE ESTABLISH JUSTICE >> PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE >> PROMOTE THE GENERAL FULL GENERAL WELFARE AND SECURE LIBERTY TO OURSELVES AND POSTERITY ESTABLISHED THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WE THE PEOPLE MS. MAC [ MUSIC ] I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL [ MUSIC ] L. % [ MUSIC ] , , [ SINGING ] % [ SINGING ] , , >>> OH SAY CAN YOU SEE BY THE DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAILED AT THE TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT OF THE RAMPARTS WE WATCHED WERE SO GALLANTLY STREAMING. AND THE ROCKETS RED GLARE, THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR GAVE PROOF

THROUGH THE NIGHT THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE OH SAY DOES THAT STAR-SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE OVER THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE? [ SINGING ] [ MUSIC ] >>> HELLO. LET US PRAY ALMIGHTY GOD, WE CONFESS THAT OUR NATION NEEDS YOU AND HAS ALWAYS NEEDED YOU WE PRAY FOR YOUR BLESSING UPON ALL OF US, REPUBLICANS, INDEPENDENTS AND DEMOCRATS AS WE STRIVE TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION, WE PRAY FOR YOUR STRENGTH, GUIDANCE AND WISDOM WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE ARE LIVING IN CHALLENGING TIMES THAT CALL US TO LIVE UP TO OUR NATIONAL CHARACTER AS WE LIVE IN CIVIL DISCORD AND ECONOMIC DISPARITY, MAY YOUR HAND LEAD US TO LOVE, JUSTICE, AND CIVILITY HELP US TO BE EVER MINDFUL OF THE MOST VULNERABLE, AND TO OUR VETERANS, FROM OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS TO OUR SCHOOL TEACHERS, GIVE US YOUR COMPASSION AND GRACE. THIS NATION FROM MIAMI TO MINNEAPOLIS, FROM PORTLAND TO EL PASO, WE ASK YOU TO SHEPHERD US TO A VISION THAT DOES JUSTICE I WALK HUMBLY BEFORE YOU, I PRAY THIS IN THE MATCHLESS NAME OF JESUS, AMEN >> WELCOME TO OUR CONVENTION ACROSS AMERICA WE HOPE TOGETHER AND ONE PLACE, INSTEAD WE FOUND A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE WAY TO COME TOGETHER AND SHARE OUR IDEAS AND TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY THAT IS THE KIND OF LEADERSHIP THAT WE NEED THAT IS THE KIND OF LEADERSHIP THAT JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS WILL BRING TO THE WHITE HOUSE WE WILL GATHER SAFELY FROM OUR HOMES TO LISTEN AND LEARN, TO BE INSPIRED TO ACT, AND TO BUILD A MORE PERFECT UNION I AM HONORED TO BE WITH YOU THIS EVENING I AM A NINTH GENERATION TEXAN, DAUGHTER OF A VETERAN AT A TEACHER, A MOTHER, A BOATER, A PATRIOT I SHARE JOE BIDEN’S BELIEF THAT THIS AMERICA IS ONE OF ORDINARY PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER TO DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS AT OUR BEST, THE COUNTRY REWARDS HARD WORK, CELEBRATES DIVERSITY, WE LIFT ONE ANOTHER UP TONIGHT WE WILL BEGIN WITH THE SIMPLE KINDNESS THAT WE HAVE BEEN EXTENDING TO EACH OTHER A LOT LATELY AND WE ARE GOING TO CHECK IN WITH FOLKS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND ASKED HOW ARE YOU DOING? MANY SMALL BUSINESSES EMPLOY HALF OF ALL US WORKERS SCOTT, YOU ARE A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER FROM PENNSYLVANIA SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN HIT HOW ARE YOU DOING? HOW ARE YOU MANAGING? >> IT HAS BEEN ROUGH THAT IS A NICE WAY TO SAY IT MY WIFE AND I BEGAN OUR BUSINESS 31 YEARS AGO OVER ALL THESE YEARS, WE HAVE RAISED SOME ADVERSITY AND CHALLENGES BUT NOTHING LIKE WE ARE TODAY WE HAVE LITERALLY HAD TO REINVENT OUR BUSINESS SEVERAL TIMES SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR JUST TO STAY AFLOAT AND WE HAVE SEEN OUR REVENUE GO OFF ABOUT 40% WE HAVE HALF OF THE EMPLOYEES THAT WE HAD BEFORE COVID-19 AND OUR CUSTOMERS ARE A LITTLE SCARED OUR EMPLOYEES ARE SOMETIMES AFRAID TO COME TO WORK BECAUSE OF COVID-19. TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, I AM FRUSTRATED I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW WE GOT HERE WE ARE THE GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD

AND IT SEEMS TO ME THAT MAYBE IF WE JUST CAME TOGETHER, ON THIS ONE ISSUE ALONE, MAYBE AS AMERICANS, BEING UNITED WE COULD OVERCOME IT >> THANK YOU, , FOR SHARING YOUR STORY I’M SURE THAT MANY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS FEEL THE SAME THAT YOU ARE RIGHT NOW WE WISH YOU THE BEST FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND YOUR FAMILY AND I WANT TO TURN TO MARLEY DIAZ, SHE IS A LITERARY ACTIVIST AND AUTHOR SHE IS THE FOUNDER OF THOUSAND BLACK GIRLS BOOK. SO MANY PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING WITH THE CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19 HOW ARE YOU DOING? >> I’M DOING ALL RIGHT, I’M DOING BETTER EVERY DAY I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE JUST A FEW WEEKS WITHOUT MY FRIENDS AND I WOULD STICK IT OUT NOW AS IT GOES LONGER, I WANT TO BE AN ACTIVIST AND INSTILL THE IMPORTANT MESSAGES, AND IT IS SO FUN GETTING TO INTERACT AND MEET NEW KIDS, AND COURAGE THE JOY THAT WE CAN FIND IN LEARNING IT IS ALWAYS SUPER FUN TO HAVE TEENAGERS LIKE MYSELF TALKING ABOUT SOCIALIST ISSUES AND JUSTICE THAT THEY CARE ABOUT A YEAR FROM NOW, WE CAN LOOK BACK AND BE SAFE, BE PROTECTED AND STILL HAVE A NEW POSSIBILITY FOR A NEW WORLD >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION I LOVE SEEING HOW BRAVE AND CREATIVE YOUR INDURATION IS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WORK AND RICK, YOU ARE A FARMER FROM PENNSYLVANIA, YOUR FARM HAS BEEN IN YOUR FAMILY FOR GENERATIONS WHAT ABOUT THE TRADE WARS AND THE PANDEMIC, WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR FAMILY’S LIFE WORK? >> FIRST OF ALL WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER CONDOLENCES, AND GETTING BACK TO THE BUSINESS SIDE OF IT, THE TRADE WAR WAS REALLY STRESSFUL AND TRULY DEVASTATING. AND COMPOUNDING THE EFFECT OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS , NO ONE COULD HAVE PREVENTED THAT IT IS A SHAME THAT OUR LEADERSHIP MISINFORMED PEOPLE ON WHAT WAS COMING DOWN THE ROAD MY BIGGEST CONCERN, IT MAY BE THE LAST ITERATION OF FARMING >> I DON’T HAVE THE ANSWERS AND PAST EXPERIENCE, IF SOMETHING DOESN’T WORK FOR YOU, IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE, THAT IS WHY I AM SUPPORTING JOE BIDEN THE WHOLE WAY >> RICK, I COULDN’T AGREE WITH YOU MORE WE NEED MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP TO SUPPORT FAMILY FARMS LIKE YOURSELVES LIKE YOURS. AND FINALLY, MICHELLE IS HERE FROM MY HOME STATE OF TEXAS A SCHOOL NURSE AND A MOTHER IN EL PASO HOW ARE YOU PREPARING FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR? >> WE HAVE ALREADY STARTED SCHOOL BUT IT IS CHALLENGING. WE START ONE DAY AND CHANGE THE NEXT IT IS KIND OF SAD TO NOT SEE THE KIDS COME BACK I KNOW THAT WILL CHANGE WE WILL HAVE TO ADAPT AND PERSEVERE I WANT TO KEEP MY KIDS SAFE BACK IN MARCH WE HAD BEEN AT HOME, AND THEY WERE CLEARLY OKAY BUT NOW THEY WANT TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND IT IS SCARY WITH THE RISE IN COVID-19 CASES I AM COMMITTED TO TAKING CARE OF MY FAMILY, MY STUDENTS, AND THE STAFF AT MY SCHOOL I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ALL READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL SAFE AND HEALTHY I AM OPTIMISTIC ABOUT MOVING FORWARD AND JOE BIDEN WILL BE THE ONE TO TAKE US THERE I WANT EVERYONE TO REMEMBER TO WASH THEIR HANDS AND WEAR MASKS, WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER >> THANK YOU, MICHELLE THERE IS NOTHING MORE DIFFICULT AS MOTHERS THAN TO SEE OUR CHILDREN SUFFER. THANK YOU FOR THE WORK THAT YOU DO AS A NURSE IT IS TRULY HEROIC. I THINK I HAVE ONE LAST QUESTION DO YOU BELIEVE THAT CHANGE IS COMING AND BETTER DAYS ARE AHEAD? >> YES >> YES >> THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SPEAK WITH US AND SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

YOU ARE THE WE AND WE THE PEOPLE YOU ARE WHO THIS CONVENTION IS ABOUT >> THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF- EVIDENT. EQUALITY, EQUITY, FAIRNESS AND DECENCY AMERICANS CAN LIVE UP TO THAT PROCESS THAT PROMISE. EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY PERSON SHOULD HAVE A CHANCE, NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE FROM THERE IS NOT A SINGLE THING THAT THEY CANNOT DO IF THEY WORK AT IT >> WE HOPE TO HAVE OUR CONVENTION IN THE CITY OF FESTIVALS THIS YEAR OF COURSE WE ARE NOT ABLE TO DO THAT WE WILL BE HEARING FROM SEVERAL LEADERS FROM WISCONSIN, STARTING WITH ONE MORE , , >> HI, I AM WHEN MORE IT IS MY HONOR TO REPRESENT MILWAUKEE IN CONGRESS AND TOOK OFF THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE TINGS TAKES ITS NAME FROM THE FIRST PEOPLE, INTERPRETED AS GOOD LAND AND GATHERING PLACE, THIS IS A CITY WHERE BLOOD WAS SHED FOR LABOR RIGHTS FUGITIVE SLAVES WERE FREED FROM PRISON WOMEN’S RIGHT TO VOTE WAS FIRST RATIFIED. TODAY WE GATHER VIRTUALLY AND UNIFIED IN SPIRIT, UNIFIED IN VALUE AND PURPOSE TO HEAL DIVISION AND TWO TOGETHER MOVE THE NATION CONFIDENT CONFIDENTLY INTO A PROSPEROUS FUTURE WHAT BETTER WAY TO GATHER, TO NOMINATE MY BELOVED FRIEND JOE BIDEN TO BE THE 46TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? WITH MY VIP VP NOMINEE, SISTER KAMALA HARRIS BY HIS SIDEKICK TONIGHT WE ARE GATHERED RECLAIM THE SOUL OF AMERICA IF YOU ARE READY TO COME TOGETHER, AMERICA, TEXT JOIN TO 303’S 30330 I LOVE YOU ALL, THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU , , [ MUSIC ] , ,

>>> WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA [ CHEERING ] THERE IS NOT A SINGLE THING THAT WE CANNOT DO IF WE JOIN TOGETHER THER. , , >> THE IDEA OF US CALLING US OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IT FEELS WRONG RIGHT NOW >> I CHALLENGE YOU TO THINK ABOUT WHAT MADE YOU VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 >> I REGISTERED AS A DEMOCRAT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I DO THAT BECAUSE I THINK THIS ELECTION IS EAGER THAN ANY POLITICAL PARTY. WE NEED MORE THAN ANYTHING A PROVEN LEADER DONALD TRUMP’S RHETORIC IS DIVISIVE, IT IS DANGEROUS, IT IS ALSO VERY DIFFICULT TO VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS NO PLATFORM RIGHT NOW JOE BIDEN HAS A VERY DETAILED PLAN UNITY, EDUCATION, RACIAL INEQUALITY, EVEN HEALTHCARE WE HAVE A CHANCE TO LOOK OURSELVES IN THE MIRROR AND VOTE FOR A PROVEN LEADER WITH A HISTORY OF CARING ABOUT OTHERS AND TRULY PUTTING ALL AMERICANS FIRST [ MUSIC ] >> THE NATION IS FACING A LOT RIGHT NOW. AND OVER THE NEXT FOUR NIGHTS WE ARE GOING TO COVER IT ALL AND WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT PANDEMIC, ECONOMIC RETURN, AND ONGOING SYSTEMIC RACIAL INJUSTICE WE ARE NOT JUST GOING TO FOCUS ON WHAT IS WRONG, WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT HAS MADE IT RIGHT WHEN PEACEFUL PROTESTERS WERE TEAR GAS ACROSS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, OUR NEXT SPEAKER STOOD UP AND STOOD STRONG AND STOOD UP IN THE BLACK LIVES MATTER PLAZA PLEASE WELCOME MURIEL BOWSER HELLO, I AM MURIEL BOWSER, MAYOR OF WASHINGTON DC THE STORY OF OUR NATION’S CAPITAL WAS A STORY OF RECKONING HERE DOCTOR KING SPOKE ON THE STEPS OF THE CAPITAL MILLIONS OF WOMEN AND MED MEN FLOODED THE STREETS FOR THE MARCH JUST WEEKS AGO, AMERICANS DONNED FACEMASKS AND SAFELY, PEACEFULLY PROTESTED THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD WHILE WE WERE PEACEFULLY PROTESTING, DONALD TRUMP WAS PLOTTING AND STOOD UPON WANT TO MOVE ONE OF THE MOST TREASURED HOUSES OF WORSHIP AND HELD A BIBLE FOR A PHOTO OP HE SENT TEAR GAS INTO THE AIR AND FEDERAL HELICOPTERS ASWELL I KNEW THAT IF HE DID THIS TO DC, HE WOULD DO IT TO YOUR CITY OR TOWN THAT IS WHEN I SAID ENOUGH FOR EVERY BLACK OR BROWN AMERICAN WHO HAS EXPERIENCED IN DEBT INJUSTICE, ENOUGH FOR ANY AMERICAN WHO BELIEVES IN THIS INJUSTICE. AND I HAVE A 2-YEAR- OLD DAUGHTER AND I WON’T HAVE HER GROW IN AMERICA WHERE SHE IS SCARED TO WALK TO THE STORE, AND AMERICA WHERE THE PRESIDENT LET FANS THE FLAMES OF RACISM I CREATED BLACK LIVES MATTER PLAZA BEHIND ME, TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND BY COMING TOGETHER TO ELECT JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS, WE WILL SAY NEXT, BECAUSE WE CAN’T JUST PAINT THOSE WORDS BEHIND ME WE CAN’T JUST SAY THOSE WORDS, WE HAVE TO LIVE THOSE WORDS WE HAVE TO UNDO THE LAWS AND SYSTEMS THAT HAVE CODIFIED RACISM FOR FAR TOO LONG AND EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US HAS TO CHALLENGE OUR OWN BIASES IF WE SEE SOMETHING, DO SOMETHING TOGETHER WE CAN TURN A RECKONING INTO THE IMAGINING OF A NATION. WHERE WE THE PEOPLE MEANS ALL THE PEOPLE THERE WERE A FEW PEOPLE WHO STOOD ON THESE BALCONIES,

THOUSANDS PEACEFULLY PROTESTED IN THE CITY AND MY SISTER, KAMALA HARRIS WAS ONE OF THE OTHERS WERE MEMBERS OF GEORGE FLOYD’S FAMILY, WHO I AM HONORED TO INTRODUCE NOW >> MY BROTHER GEORGE WAS SELFLESS HE ALWAYS MADE SACRIFICES FOR HIS FAMILY, HIS FRIENDS, AND EVEN COMPLETE STRANGERS GEORGE HAD A KINDRED SPIRIT THAT HAS SHOWN UP ON THE STREETS AROUND OUR NATION AND AROUND THE WORLD PEOPLE OF ALL RACES, AGES, GENDERS, BACKGROUNDS, PEACEFULLY PROTESTING IN THE NAME OF LOVE AND UNITY IT IS A FITTING LEGACY FOR OUR BROTHER BUT GEORGE ALIVE TODAY, BREONNA TAYLOR SHOULD BE ALIVE TODAY, AHMAUD ARBERY SHOULD BE ALIVE TODAY. STEFON CLARK, TATIANA JEFFERSON, SANDRA BLAND, THEY SHOULD ALL BE ALIVE TODAY IT IS UP TO US TO CARRY ON THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE OUR ACTIONS WILL LEAD OUR LEGACIES WE MUST ALWAYS FIND OURSELVES IN GOOD TROUBLE, FOR THE NAMES WE DO NOT KNOW AND THE FACES WE WILL NEVER SEE. THOSE WHO CANNOT MOURN, BECAUSE THEIR MURDERS DID NOT GO VIRAL PLEASE JOIN ME IN A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO HONOR GEORGE FLOYD AND THE MANY OTHER SOULS WE HAVE LOST TO HATE AND INJUSTICE WHEN THIS MOMENT ENDS, MAKE SURE WE NEVER STOP SAYING THEIR NAME SPIRIT , , [ MUSIC ] , ,

>>> LEON RIDGES, FEATURING HARASSMENT, A SONG WRITTEN AFTER GEORGE FLOYD’S MURDER HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES HOW WE THE PEOPLE TAKE THE PROTESTS AND TURN THEM TO PROGRESS? HOW DO WE TAKE THE CHANGES WE ARE SEEING IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF PEOPLE AND TRANSLATE IT INTO REAL AND LASTING CHANGE PEOPLE’S LIVES? WE NEED TO ADDRESS THE ECONOMIC INEQUALITIES THAT THE VIRUS IS EXPOSED AND WORSENED WE NEED TO FOLLOW THE TESTING AND HEALTHCARE DISPARITY THAT HAS LED TO PEOPLE OF COLOR DYING AT HIGHER RATES THAN OTHERS AND WE NEED TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO VOTE WE NEED COMMUNITY ACTION WE NEED CONGRESS TO HAVE POWER TO DO IT AND WE NEED A PRESIDENT THAT UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS IS THE MOMENT. THE MOMENT HAS COME FOR OUR NATION TO DEAL WITH SYSTEMIC RACISM AND TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE, TO DEAL WITH THE DENIAL OF THE PROMISE OF THIS NATION, SO MANY HAVE SAID FROM THE OUTSET OF THIS ELECTION THAT WE ARE IN A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THIS NATION WE ARE IN A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THIS NATION WE BELIEVE MAY BE MOST LADY, WHO WE WANT TO BE, IS ALL AT STAKE IS TRUER TODAY THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN IN AT LEAST IN MY LIFETIME THIS URGENCY, WE CAN FIND A PATH FORWARD >> HOW ARE YOU? THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND >> I DECIDED TO GET INTO ACTIVISM AT 15 IT WAS THE INTERSECTION OF KNOWING A PERPETRATOR AND THE VICTIM MY FRIEND WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN PHILADELPHIA AND IT MADE ME REALIZE I HAD A COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN TO OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE AND IN AMERICA IT IS OUR COLLECTIVE RESPONSE ABILITY TO ONE ANOTHER, TO REALIZE AND REALIZE THAT PEOPLE DOWN THE STREET, AROUND THE CORNER, ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WE ALL HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE SAFE AND HAVE ACCESS TO EDUCATION, AND IN ALL, THAT WE ARE FEEDING A WORLD IN WHICH DIFFERENCES ARE CELEBRATED AND PROTECTED UNDER THE LAW >> HOW ARE YOU PRIORITIZING THE MANY THINGS THAT YOU HAVE TO DO AS WE TRY TO TACKLE SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE CITY? >> IT IS ABOUT ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IF PEOPLE ARE LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY AND ARE GIVEN A CHANCE TO FILE STAKE IN THEIR OWN FUTURE, THAT GOES A LONG WAY WE ARE ALSO CHALLENGING ALL KINDS OF INSTITUTIONS, FROM CORPORATIONS TO COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS AND INKING ABOUT WHAT THEY CAN DO BETTER TO BRING AN END TO SYSTEMIC RACISM AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ALL LOOKING AT EQUALITY AND THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE THAT ADDITIONALLY DON’T HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE >> THE PRESIDENT IS TALKING ABOUT DEFUNDING THE POST OFFICE AND MAIL IN VOTING WHAT DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD BE DOING? >> FIRST OF ALL WE HAVE TO CHANGE PUBLIC SCORES AROUND VOTING. SHOULD BE SEEN AS A DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE, THE MOST PATRIOTIC THING THAT WE CAN DO AND BETHANY, HOW DO WE OPEN UP ACCESS TO VOTING? NOT ONLY SHOULD WE REAUTHORIZE THIS, VOTING MOST IMPORTANT SHOULD BE SEEN AS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT, A GUARANTEE, AND THAT ALL CITIZENS SHOULD BE INSURED THAT THEY CAN HAVE UNFETTERED ACCESS WITHOUT BEING SUPPRESSED >> WE CANNOT LOSE THIS MOMENT WE HAVE GOT TO HAVE ACTION AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL WE HAVE GOT TO HAVE CONGRESSIONAL ACTION WE CANNOT HAVE 18,000 AS OF DEPARTMENT STILL ALLOWING THE USE OF A KNEE ON A MAN’S NECK, A LOT OF US WERE SHOCKED

I THINK WHAT GIVES ME HOPE IS THAT POLICE OFFICERS HAVE SPOKEN OUT WE HAVE SOME NATIONAL STANDARDS AS IT RELATES TO THE USE OF FORCE, A NATIONAL DATABASE, THE ABOLISHMENT OF PROHIBITION, THE NATIONAL STANDARD OF CHOKE HOLDS, WE ACTUALLY USED THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND OTHERS TO MAKE POLICING GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL, WHICH IS WHAT EVERYONE WANTS, INCLUDING ALL OF THE GOOD COPS THAT ARE OUT THERE, >> MOST COPS ARE GOOD BUT THE BAD ONES HAVE TO BE IDENTIFIED AND PROSECUTED, AND KEPT OUT, PERIOD >> I’M SURE THE WORD THE WORDS OF GEORGE FLOYD SAYING I CAN’T BREATHE, THEY ARE NOT YOU SIX YEARS AGO, WHEN YOUR SON DIED, WE CAN’T LET THIS KEEP HAPPENING WHAT IS THE NEXT THING THAT WE HAVE TO DO? >> FIRST OF ALL, WHEN MY SON WAS MURDERED, THERE WAS A BIG UPRISING BUT THEN IT SETTLED DOWN. HAVE TO GO TO THE POLITICIANS WE HAVE TO HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE OTHERWISE THE BIG UPRISING IS NOT GOING TO MEAN A LOT I’M JUST ASKING THAT IF YOU BECOME THE PRESIDENT, THAT YOU MAKE SURE THAT WE GET NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAW, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO POLICE BRUTALITY THAT HAS BEEN AN AGE OLD PROBLEM >> I MAY BE KIDDING MYSELF BUT I THINK PEOPLE ARE READY, YOU’VE JUST GOT TO KEEP PUSHING YOU CAN’T LET UP THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING, THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT >> RACISM, STRUCTURALLY, INDIVIDUALLY, SYSTEMATICALLY, IT IS REAL >> MATTER WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE, YOU SHOULD NOT EVER BE FEARFUL OF YOUR LIFE DUE TO THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN CARE >> WHAT I WANT TO SEE IN THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS SOMEONE IS FAIR AND READY TO LEAD US THROUGH THIS REVOLUTION THAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW >> JOE BIDEN IS A UNIFIER AND HE WILL FIGHT FOR THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MEANT >> TEAR DOWN THE REMNANTS OF STRUCTURAL, SYSTEMATIC RACISM IN THIS COUNTRY >> SYSTEMIC JUSTICE, THINGS THAT OUR NATION HAS OVERLOOKED >> WE NEED TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION THAT HELPS WITH THIS FROM COAST-TO-COAST >> I HAVE A 10-YEAR-OLD SON I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS A WORLD THAT IS LEFT BETTER FOR HIM [ MUSIC ] [ MUSIC ] , , >> SIX MONTHS AGO, NOT FAR FROM HERE, JOE BIDEN WAS ENDORSED TO BE OUR 46TH RESIDENT IT WAS A DECISION THAT I MADE WITH MY FEET FIRMLY PLANTED IN THISCOMMUNITY, WHERE 80% OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY, THOSE WHO ARRIVED ON THESE CHORES AND BONDED. THIS COMMUNITY IS STILL HEALING FROM THE WOUNDS WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM WHITE SUPREMACISTS A WHITE SUPREMACIST MURDERED NINE BLACK PARISHIONERS AS THEY STUDY THE BIBLE TOGETHER. THIS PAIN IS BOTH OLD AND NEW. FROM THAT SOIL, WE HAVE ALWAYS FOUND A WAY TO GROW TOGETHER EARLIER THIS SUMMER, THE CITY OF CHARLESTON REMOVED A STATUE OF JOHN C CALHOUN, AND HONORED ADVOCATE OF SLAVERY AND CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY ON THE INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN- AMERICAN MUSEUM MUCH LIKE THIS COUNTRY AS A WHOLE, WE ARE STEPPING OUT FROM THE SHADOWS OF OUR PAST WE ARE BEGINNING TO LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR A MORE JUST FUTURE IT WILL NOT BE EASY WE CAN ONLY SUCCEED IF WE MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER. WE WILL NEED A PRESIDENT WHO SEES UNIFIED

PEOPLE UNIFYING PEOPLE AS A REQUIREMENT OF THE JOB A PRESIDENT WHO UNDERSTANDS THE TRUE MEANING OF COMMUNITY AND HAS THE ABILITY TO TRUST IN HUMILITY AND WITH SO MANYLOST IN THIS PANDEMIC, LOST JOBS, LOST LOVED ONES, LOST CONFIDENCE IN THE PRESIDENT TO KEEP US SAFE, WE NEED A PRESIDENT WHO UNDERSTANDS OUR LOSS AND WHAT IT TAKES TO BOUNCE BACK MORE IMPORTANT, THIS LOSS, THIS HARDSHIP, THE ABILITY TO TRANSLATE THAT PERSPECTIVE INTO POLICY AND SOLUTION. AND TO PRIORITIZE HARD-WORKING PEOPLE, OVER PUNISHING POLITICS OR PERSONAL GAIN. THAT IS WHY I STAND WITH JOE BIDEN, AND WHY HE WILL ALWAYS BE AN ADOPTED SON OF SOUTH CAROLINA JOE BIDEN IS A GOOD MAN AND LEADER MY HAVE SAID BEFORE AND WISH TO REITERATE TONIGHT THAT WE KNOW JOE, MORE IMPORTANTLY, JOE KNOWS US. I AM KEVIN. I DO A LOT IN LIFE AND I AMA TERRY MENTOR THAT IS HOW I SPEND THE MAJORITY OF MY TIME POST MARINE CORPS BUILDING MEMORIES LIKE THE ONES THAT WE BUILT TOGETHER IS THE SINGLE BEST THING THAT I DO WITH MY TIME. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE PART OF YOUR LIVES AND SHARING JOURNEY FOR THE PAST DECADE WE HAVE 500 KIDS, FAMILY MEMBERS, MENTORS ALL PACKED INTO THIS VERY LARGE BALLROOM ALL OF A SUDDEN THE BACK DOOR OPENS UP. AND IN WALKS JOE BIDEN HE SURPRISED US ALL AND I SPENT TIME AS A MARINE IN THE MARINE CORPS, I SPENT TIME STUDYING PSYCHOLOGY. HE WAS BEING REAL, YOU CANNOT FAKE THAT SMILE, HE WAS GENUINELY HAPPY TO SEE THESE KIDS AND SPEND TIME WITH THEM IT IS EASY TO LOSE FACE FAITH IN HUMANITY THERE IS A LOT OF POLARIZATION IT IS HARD TO ARTICULATE REAL CHARACTER WHEN YOU SEE IT SOUND POLICIES ARE GREAT, WE NEED THEM AS WELL HE HAS THOSE BUT IT IS ALMOST LIKE NONE OF THAT MATTERS IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE CHARACTER THIS IS A VERY UNPRECEDENTED AND CHALLENGING TIME THAT REQUIRES AN UNPRECEDENTED AND COURAGEOUS LEADER WE NEED SOMEONE TO DO THE COURAGE WE NEED SOMEONE WHO HAS THE COURAGE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT HE CARES ABOUT EVERYBODY ELSE BEFORE HIMSELF >> YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE JOE KNOWS? HE KNOWS ABOUT PANDEMICS IN 2014 HE HELPED STOP THE SPREAD OF EBOLA. AND HE BROUGHT THE WORLD TOGETHER TO HELP KEEP IT CONTAINED. VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND PRESIDENT OBAMA ASSEMBLED A PANDEMIC PLAYBOOK TO MAKE SURE AMERICA WAS PREPARED AND PROTECTED MENSTRUATION DISBANDED THE PANDEMIC RESPONSE TEAM THAT WAS GIVEN TO THEM AMERICANS HAVE DIED AND LOST THEIR LIVELIHOODS BECAUSE OF IT WE THE PEOPLE DESERVE A PRESIDENT WHO BELIEVES IN SCIENCE AND RECOGNIZES THE THREAT OF COVID-19 AND HAS A LAND TO GET US THROUGH IT THAT IS JOE BIDEN WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE ARE RESPONSIBLE LEADERS STEPPING UP ONE OF THEM PROVIDED CLEAR DIRECTION AND MEMORABLE POWER POINTS, NEW YORK’S GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO HELLO. TODAY IS MONDAY, DAY 170 NEW YORKERS WERE GROUND ZERO FOR THE VIRUS AND HAVE GONE FROM ONE OF THE HIGHEST INFECTION RATES IN THAT GLOBE TO ONE OF THE LOWEST WE CLIMBED AN IMPOSSIBLE MOUNTAIN AND RIGHT NOW WE ARE ON THE OTHER SIDE, WE DID IT WITH THE KINDNESS AND ASSISTANCE OF SO MANY NEW YORKERS WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO CAME TO OUR AID 30,000 AMERICANS ONTO YOUR TO COME HELP IN OUR HOUR OF NEED YOU GAVE US THE STRENGTH TO CARRY ON WE WENT THROUGH HELL, BUT WE HAVE LEARNED MUCH WE KNOW THAT OUR PROBLEMS GO BEYOND THE VIRUS COVID-19 IS THE SYMPTOM, NOT THE ILLNESS OUR NATION’S CRISIS IN MANY WAYS, IT IS JUST A METAPHOR THEY VIRUS ATTACKS WHEN THE BODY IS WEAK AND WHEN THE BODY CANNOT DEFEND ITSELF AMERICAN POLITICS HAVE BEEN WEAKENED AND DIVISIONS HAVE GROWN DEEPER ANTI-SEMITISM, ANTI-IMMIGRANT FERVOR, THE RACISM IN

CHARLOTTESVILLE, THE KKK DID NOT EVEN BOTHER TO WEAR THEIR HOODS IN MINNESOTA, THE LIFE WAS SQUEEZED FROM ESTHER GEORGE FLOYD. DONALD TRUMP DID NOT CREATE THE INITIAL DIVISION THE DIVISION CREATED TRUMP. HE ONLY MADE IT WORSE OUR COLLECTIVE STRENGTH IS EVAN EMPHASIZED GOVERNMENT OUR CURRENT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS DYSFUNCTIONAL AND INCOMPETENT HE COULD NOT FIGHT OFF THE VIRUS, IN FACT HE DID NOT EVEN SEE IT COMING THE EUROPEAN VIRUS-INFECTED THE NORTHEAST WHILE THE WHITE HOUSE WAS STILL EXCEEDED ON CHINA VIRUS HAD BEEN ATTACKING US FOR SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE THEY EVEN KNEW THAT IT WAS HERE WE SAW THE FAILURE OF A GOVERNMENT THAT TRIED TO DENY THE VIRUS AND TRY TO ORDER IT AND THEN THEY TRY TO POLITICIZE IT THE FIELD FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT WATCHED NEW YORK GET AMBUSHED BY THEIR NEGLIGENCE AND THEN WATCHED NEW YORK SUFFER AND ALL THROUGH IT, THEY LEARNED ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. SO TODAY, SIX MONTHS AFTER IT BEGAN, THE NATION IS STILL UNPREPARED WE NOW FACE A SECOND THREAT BUT THIS TIME NOT FROM MOTHER NATURE THIS IS A MAN-MADE THREAT BY OUR OWN SPIRIT WE NOW SEE THE VIRUS IS STARTING TO RICOCHET FROM ONE STATE TO ANOTHER ACROSS THE COUNTRY TODAY WE TRAIL THE WORLD IN DEFEATING COVID-19 WE HAVE OVER 5 MILLION CASES AND HOW VULNERABLE WE ARE WHEN WE ARE DIVIDED AND HOW MANY LIVES CAN BE LOST WHEN OUR GOVERNMENT IS INCOMPETENT WE HAVE LEARNED SOMETHING ELSE, MY FRIEND WE SAW THE NEGATIVE WE ALSO SAW THE POSITIVE THEY PROVED THAT AIRWAY FAILED WE PROVED THAT OUR WAY SUCCEEDED AMERICA CAN STILL RISE TO THE OCCASION, PUT OUR DIFFERENCES ASIDE, GOVERNMENTS CAN BUILD TRUTH AND TRUST. WECAN BE JUDGED BY CONTENT OF CHARACTER RATHER THAN COLOR OF SKIN WE CAN CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER AMERICANS CAN WORK TOGETHER AND FORGE COMMUNITY AND A COMPETENT GOVERNMENT OF COURSE WE WILL WEAR MASKS BECAUSE WE ARE SMART AND BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT YOU AND YOU CARE ABOUT ME OF COURSE WE WERE SOCIALLY DISTANT, BECAUSE STAYING AWAY SHOWS HOW CLOSE WE ACTUALLY OURS ARE HERE WE WILL DO TESTING AND TRACING AND WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO, TO MOBILIZE THIS BATTLE WE ARE AMERICA WE WIN WARS AND WE ARE THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON THE GLOBE AND THROUGH ALL OF THE PAIN AND TEARS, OUR WAY WORKED. AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL AND WE SHOWED THAT OUR VETERANS ARE STRONG AND AMERICANS COULD WOULD RISE TO THE CALL AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, EVEN IF IT IS A LONG DAY, LOVE WINS, AMERICAN EYES HAVE BEEN OPENED, WE HAVE SEEN IN THIS CRISIS THE TRUTH THAT GOVERNMENT MATTERS AND LEADERSHIP MATTERS AND IT DETERMINES WHETHER WE DRIVE AND GROW OR WHETHER WE LIVE AND DIE. NOW WE NEED A LEADER AS GOOD AS OUR PEOPLE, A LEADER WHO GIVES TO THE BEST IN US, NOT THE WORST A LEADER WHO CAN UNIFY, NOT DIVIDE, A LEADER WHO CAN BRING US TOGETHER AND NOT TEAR US DOWN I KNOW THAT MAN, I HAVE WORKED WITH THAT MAN. I SEE HIS TALENT, HIS STRENGTH, HIS PAIN, HIS HEART THAT MAN IS JOE BIDEN JOE BIDEN IS WHAT I CALL AMERICAN TOUGH, IN THE BEST WAY, TOUGH, SMART, UNITED, DISCIPLINED, AND LOVING JOE BIDEN CAN RESTORE THE SOUL OF AMERICA THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT OUR COUNTRY NEEDS TODAY THANK YOU >> AND NOW WE WILL HEAR FROM KRISTIN ORTIZ AT >> HELLO, I AM KRISTIN, I AM ONE OF THE MANY WHO HAS LOST A LOVED ONE TO COVID-19 MY DAD, MARK ANTHONY SHOULD BE HERE TODAY BUT HE IS NOT HE HAD FAITH IN DONALD TRUMP HE VOTED FOR HIM HE LISTENS TO HIM HE BELIEVED HIM AND HIS MOUTHPIECES WHEN THEY SAID THAT CORONAVIRUS WAS UNDER CONTROL AND GOING TO DISAPPEAR THAT IT WAS OKAY TO END SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND IF YOU HAD NO UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS, YOU WOULD PROBABLY BE FINE IN LATE MAY AFTER THE STAY-AT- HOME ORDER WAS LISTED, MY WHEN IT WAS LIFTED, MY DAD WENT TO A KARAOKE BAR HE WAS PUT ON A VENTILATOR

AFTER FIVE DAYS, HE DIED ALONE IN THE ICU, WITH A NURSE HOLDING HIS HAND MY DAD WAS A HEALTHY 65-YEAR- OLD ONLY PRE-EXISTING CONDITION WAS TRUSTING DONALD TRUMP. AND FOR THAT HE PAID WITH HIS LIFE I AM NOT ALONE. WHEN I TOLD MY STORY, A LOT OF PEOPLE REACHED OUT TO ME TO SHARE THEIR OWN PEER THEY ASKED ME TO HELP THEM TO KEEP THEIR COMMUNITIES SAFE, ESPECIALLY IMMUNITIES OF COLOR THEY HAVE BEEN DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED THEY ASKED ME, A NORMAL PERSON, TO HELP BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP WILL NOT THAT CORONAVIRUS HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT THERE ARE TWO AMERICAS, THE AMERICA THAT DONALD TRUMP LIVES IN, AND THE AMERICA THAT MY FATHER DIED IN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH DONALD TRUMP MAY NOT HAVE CAUSED THE CORONAVIRUS, BUT HIS DISHONESTY AND IRRESPONSIBLE ACTION MADE IT SO MUCH WORSE WE NEED A LEADER WHO HAS A NATIONAL, COORDINATED, DATA DRIVEN RESPONSE TO STOP THE PANDEMIC AND SAFELY REOPEN THE COUNTRY WE NEED A LEADER WHO WILL STEP IN ON DAY ONE AND DO HIS JOB, TO CARE. ONE OF THE LAST THINGS THAT MY FATHER SAID TO ME WAS THAT HE FELT THE TRADE BY THE LIKES OF DONALD TRUMP AND SO WHEN I CAST MY VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN, I WILL DO IT FOR MY DAD >> THANK YOU, KRISTIN, FOR SHARING YOUR STORY OUR NATION GRIEVES FOR YOUR FATHER AND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN LOST THIS VIRUS IT IS A TOLL THAT HAS NOT FULLY FALLEN ON ICE PEOPLE OF COLOR HAVE BEEN DYING AT GREATER RATES THAN WHITE AMERICANS WE NEED TO HONOR ALL THOSE WE’VE LOST BY GIVING JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT IN PLACE A REAL NATIONAL LAND THAT MAKE SURE THAT ACCESS TO A VACCINE WILL BE FAIR, AND TO TURN THE FULL POWER OF THE GOVERNMENT TOWARD MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE THE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, PEOPLE, CONTACT TRACERS, WE NEED TO STOP THIS RIGHT NOW, LET US HEAR FROM A CHAMPION FOR OUR FRONT-LINE WORKERS, ALSO HAPPENS TO BE ANNALYNNE IN, A WORLD CUP CHAMPION, AND RUBINO. MEGAN RUFFINO >> I AM HONORED TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION WITH FOUR OF OUR FRONT-LINE WORKERS HERE IN AMERICA, ABSOLUTELY >> CAN YOU TELL US HOW YOU ARE DOING THIS TIME? >> EARLY ON, WHEN THE GOVERNMENT WAS STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT PROPER CALLS TO PROTECT WORKERS IN THE FRONT- LINE, I HAD UNFORTUNATELY CONTACTED CONTRACTED COVID-19 AND WAS ISOLATED FOR OVER TWO WEEKS SELF ISOLATION WITH NO CONTACT I WAS WATCHING PEOPLE DIE ALONE, NO VISITORS WERE ALLOWED, EVERYONE WAS TOTALLY ISOLATED AND THAT WAS ME IN JUST A FEW WEEKS NOT KNOWING IF I WAS GOING TO MAKE IT, NOT KNOWING IF I WAS GOING TO BE ABLE TO SAY GOODBYE I SAW MOMS, DADS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, SONS AND DAUGHTERS DIE ALONE. MENTALLY, PHYSICAL, AND EMOTIONALLY, I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY OF US ARE GOING TO SURVIVE ANOTHER ROUND >> DOCTOR BRADLEY, WHAT EFFECT ARE YOU SEEING FROM THE ACTION OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION? >> I LEFT THE DEPARTMENT IN TEARS SO DID MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES PEOPLE WERE EXHAUSTED. AND WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT WINTER WITH INFLUENZA HOW IS OUR SYSTEM GOING TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE THIS? PEOPLE COME IN WITH BROKEN ARMS THEY COME IN WITH HEART ATTACKS, STROKES, APPENDICITIS WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE THERE >> WHAT ARE YOU SEEING ON THE FRONT LINES, THAT YOU KNEW WOULD NOT MAGICALLY DISAPPEAR? >> WE KNEW THAT THIS WAS NOT A HOAX, ABSOLUTELY ALL OF US KNEW FROM EXPERIENCE WE KNEW WHAT A PANDEMIC WOULD LOOK LIKE WE KNEW THAT NEEDED TO HAVE THE TOOLS, THE RESEARCH, THE PLANS IN PLACE BUT WE SAW THE LACK OF LEADERSHIP FROM THE ADMINISTRATION

WE HAVE TO ANSWER THOUSANDS OF CALLS FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK AND PEOPLE THAT ARE DYING >> MICHELLE, TELL US HOW IT HAS BEEN FOR YOU ON THE FRONT LINES OF THIS TELL US ABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC ROLE >> I HAVE BEEN ON THE FOREFRONT OF ADVOCATING THAT OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND PATIENT GET THE SUPPORT AND PDE THAT THEY NEED. I RESPONDED TO THE DISASTER IN HAITI WE WERE WORKING AT A HOSPITAL AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAD FEARED FOR MY LIFE WALKING INTO WORK IN MY OWN COUNTRY WE HAVE THE MONEY WE HAVE THE MEANS WE HAVE THE RESOURCES IN THIS COUNTRY WE ARE DEEPLY LACKING LEADERSHIP AND SOMEBODY WHO CARES TRUMP HAS MADE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR THAT HE DOES NOT WE NEED A PRESIDENT WHO CARES THAT IS JOE BIDEN >> I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE FOREVER INDEBTED TO YOU, YOUR WORK, YOUR SACRIFICE, AND YOU SHOWING UP EVERY DAY TO GIVE WHAT YOU HAVE AND THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE WORK THAT YOU DO ON THE FRONT LINES THERE IS NO WAY THAT WE CAN REPAY YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH , , >> MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AND VETERANS, SENIOR CITIZENS, THEY RELY ON THE POSTAL SYSTEM FOR PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CHAT >> WITH DONALD TRUMP, AND HIS INTENT TO UNDERMINE THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, WE ARE EXTREMELY CONCERNED >> THE ADMINISTRATION’S DECISION NOT TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY FUNDING >> I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ULTIMO MY WANT MYELOMA >>> I’M RUNNING TO REPRESENT MAIN IN THE U.S. SENATE EVERY DAY, I SEE THAT CARING AND RESILIENT SPIRITS THAT WILL GET US THROUGH THIS CRISIS AMERICANS ARE LOOKING OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER IT IS TIME THAT WE HAVE LEADERSHIP IN WASHINGTON THAT DID THE SAME WITH JOE BIDEN IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND A DEMOCRATIC SENATE, I KNOW THAT WE CAN ILL BACK OUR ECONOMY AND COMMUNITIES TO BE EVEN STRONGER TONIGHT I AM HERE TO WELCOME SOMEONE WHO HAS STRONG TIES TO THE STATE SHE IS REMINDING ALL OF US TO KEEP FIGHTING, WITH THE SONG THAT SHE IS PERFORMING, BACK IN MY BODY PLEASE HELP ME WELCOME AND INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US AND MY FAVORITE ARTIST, MAGGIE ROGERS [ MUSIC ] , , [ SINGING ] >> I WAS STOPPED IN LONDON WHEN I FELT IT COMING DOWN [ MUSIC ] [ MUSIC ] , , >>> A CONVENTION UNLIKE ANY WE HAVE EVER SEEN >> THIS IS A BATTLE FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA >> IN THE MIDST OF THE PANDEMIC, AMERICANS TAKE ON

DONALD TRUMP AND MAKE THEIR CASE FOR WINNING BACK THE WHITE HOUSE >> WE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY >> WE WILL HEAR FROM BARACK OBAMA, BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON, JOE BIDEN, AND THE CANDIDATES THEMSELVES >> WE HAD A CHANCE TO CHOOSE A BETTER FUTURE >> FROM NBC NEWS, THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION HERE ARE LESTER HOLT AND SAVANNA GUTHRIE >> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO NBC NEWS LIVE, COVERAGE OF THE NATIONAL CONVENTION. THE DEMOCRAT’S ARE UP FIRST AND THEY ARE GOING ALL VIRTUAL TONIGHT WE HAVE SEEN SPEAKERS SHARE REMARKS FROM REMOTE LOCATIONS, MANY OF THEM FROM THEIR OWN HOMES, MANY SPEECHES ARE COMING IN AS WELL, LIVE OR ON TAPE RIGHT NOW YOU ARE SEEING THAT FEED WE’VE SEEN MUSIC AND TRIBUTES, AND THAT SORT OF THING THAT WE WOULD SEE IT A REGULAR CONVENTION >> SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS WILL BE TAKING THE MICROPHONE IN JUST MOMENTS FROM NOW, AND THE HEADLINER OF THE EVENING, FIRM FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TAPED HER REMARKS BEFORE THE EVENTS TONIGHT WE WILL ALSO REVIEW SOME ANALYSIS ABOUT THIS INVENTION CONVENTION AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AHEAD OF THE CONVENTION THE FIRST LIVE SPEAKER IS MICHIGAN GOVERNOR GRETCHEN WITMER, SHE IS EXPECTED TO APPEAR ANY MOMENT NOW >> OVER THE COURSE OF THE NIGHT DEMOCRATS WILL ALSO TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE UNEMPLOYED, RACIAL INJUSTICE HAS RIPPED OUR COUNTRY, AND BEFORE GRETCHEN TAKES THE MICROPHONE, LET’S CHECK IN WITH CHUCK TODD CHUCK, WHAT SHOULD WE BE LISTENING TO AND LOOKING FOR THIS WEEK? >> LOOK, JOE BIDEN HAS A LEAD POWERED BY ANTI- TRUMP FOREVER THIS WEEK IT IS A CHANCE FOR JOE BIDEN, KAMALA HARRIS, AND PEOPLE CAN VOTE FOR THEIR AGENDA, THEY ARE HEARING A LOT OF ANTI- TRUMP FREDERICK, BUT WE WANT PEOPLE TO START LOOKING AT BEING FOR JOE BIDEN >> NOW WE WILL HEAR GRETCHEN ADDRESS THE CONVENTION LET’S WATCH >> HELLO, AMERICA I AM GOVERNOR GRETCHEN WITMER OR IS DONALD TRUMP CALLS ME, THAT WOMAN FROM MICHIGAN AUTOMOTIVE WORKERS IN THIS UNION AND ACROSS OUR STATE COULD HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS IF NOT FOR BARACK OBAMA AND JOE BIDEN IN 2009, THE OBAMA BIDEN ADMINISTRATION INHERITED THE WORST ECONOMIC CRISIS SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY WAS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE A MILLION JOBS WERE AT STAKE PRESIDENT OBAMA AND VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN DID NOT WASTE TIME BLAMING ANYONE OR SHIRKING RESPONSIBILITY THEY GOT TO WORK AND BROUGHT TOGETHER UNION MEMBERS, COMPANIES AND LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE AND THEY SAVED THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY JUST MONTHS AGO, AS THE NATION BEGAN BATTLING COVID-19, AUTOMOTIVE WORKERS STARTED TO SPRING INTO ACTION THEY STARTED MAKING PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR DOCTORS AND NURSES ON THE FRONT LINES PRESIDENT OBAMA AND VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN SAVED THEIR LIVELIHOODS. THESE WORKERS THEN DID THEIR PART TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES THAT IS THE STORY OF THIS RATE NATION ACTION BEGETS ACTION, PROGRESS BEGETS PROGRESS. WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER, WE CAN ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING DEMOCRACY IS A TEAM SPORT ESPECIALLY NOW IT IS CRUCIAL THAT WE RALLY TO FIGHT THIS VIRUS AND BUILD BACK BETTER. WE TOOK THIS PANDEMIC SERIOUSLY IN MICHIGAN WE LISTENED TO MEDICAL EXPERTS WITH TOO LITTLE HELP FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, WE EXECUTE OUR PLAN, WE SAVED THOUSANDS OF LIVES JUST IMAGINE IF WE HAD A NATIONAL STRATEGY SO EVERYONE WHO NEEDS A TEST WILL GET ONE FOR FREE SO EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO A VACCINE SO KIDS AND EDUCATORS HAVE THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED TO SAFELY GET BACK TO SCHOOL WITH JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS IN THE WHITE HOUSE, WE

WILL. THEY WILL LEAD BY EXAMPLE IT WILL BE SCIENCE, NOT POLITICS OR EGO THAT WILL DRIVE THEIR DECISIONS THE HELP OF OUR PEOPLE GOES HAND IN HAND WITH THE STRENGTH OF THE ECONOMY THEY KNOW THAT ACTION BEGETS ACTION OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, WE HAVE LEARNED WHAT IS ESSENTIAL RISING TO THE TENT CHALLENGE, NOT DENYING IT WE HAVE LEARNED WHO IS ESSENTIAL, NOT JUST THE WEALTHIEST AMONG US, NOT JUST A PRESIDENT THAT FIGHTS AMERICANS RATHER THAN FIGHTS THE VIRUS THAT IS KILLING US AND THE ECONOMY IT IS THE PEOPLE THAT PUT THEIR OWN HEALTH AT RISK TO CARE FOR THE REST OF US THEY ARE THE MVPS THE NURSES AND DOCTORS, UTILITY WORKERS AND TRUCK DRIVERS, GROCERY CLERKS, CHILDCARE WORKERS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS THE MAIL CARRIERS AND AUTOMOTIVE WORKERS SO MANY ESSENTIAL WORKERS HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES TO COVID-19 NEARLY 1000 HEALTHCARE WORKERS MORE THAN 170,000 PEOPLE ACROSS AMERICA, INCLUDING A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL NAMED SKYLER, FROM DETROIT HER MOM IS A POLICE OFFICER HER DAD IS A FIREFIGHTER GENERATION AFTER GENERATION, DEFINED BY WHAT WE DO, OR BY WHAT WE FAIL TO DO FOR SKYLER, FOR HER PARENTS, AND IN THE MEMORY OF ALL THOSE THAT WE HAVE LOST, LET US ACT LET US HEAL AS ONE NATION LET US FIND STRENGTH TO DO THE WORK >> GOVERNOR GRETCHEN WITMER IS THE FIRST SPEAKER OF THE HOUR SHE HAS RECEIVED A LOT OF ATTENTION FOR HER FAMILY HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC AND ALSO SOME CRITICISM JOINING OUR COVERAGE IS ANDREA MITCHELL. SHE DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE MICHIGAN EVEN THOUGH HER NAME APPEARED ON THE VP LIST >> JOE BIDEN REALLY LOVED HER, SHE HAS A GREAT FUTURE IN THE PARTY HE WAS EXCITED TO GO WITH HER AS A RUNNING MATE SHE HAS A LOT OF CREDIBILITY FOR THE WAY THAT SHE HANDLED THE PANDEMIC IN MICHIGAN THAT IS WHAT SHE WAS REALLY AIMING AT TODAY THAT AND ALSO, TRYING TO REACH OUT TO AUTOMOTIVE WORKERS AND THIS IS A CRITICAL STATE TO RECLAIM. THAT’S WHY SHE WAS GIVEN SUCH A GREAT PLATFORM TONIGHT AND MICHELLE OBAMA, SHE IS THE CENTRAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER TONIGHT AND WE WILL HEAR FROM THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR OF OHIO, JOHN KASICH THAT IS NEXT AND WE WILL KEEP AN EYE ON THAT FEED AND WE WANT TO TURN TO SENATOR KAREN MCCASKILL, AND THE EDITOR OF THE NATIONAL REVIEW, WHICH VALERIE. YOU ARE SET UP TO GO FIRST TONIGHT AND IT IS NO ACCIDENT THAT DEMOCRATS ARE LAUNCHING IN MICHIGAN WITH THE GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN, A MUST WIN STATE DEMOCRATS HAVE TO RECLAIM THE MIDWEST TERRITORY THAT YOU KNOW SO WELL OH >> I THINK YOU ARE GOING TO SEE PENNSYLVANIA, MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN, OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN THIS CONVENTION I AM STRUCK WITH HOW THIS CONVENTION IS DOMINATED BY WOMEN ANCHORED BY MICHELLE OBAMA, JOE BIDEN IS GETTING A HUGE LEAD AMONG WOMEN RIGHT NOW AND HE’S NOT A TO THE FACT THAT HIS PATH TO THE WHITE HOUSE IS PAVED WITH WOMEN’S VOTES >> I WANT TO GET YOUR THOUGHTS AS FAR AS THE PRODUCTION OF THIS NOBODY KNEW IN THE END WHAT A VIRTUAL CONTENTION COULD LOOK LIKE >> I THINK IT IS HARD THE SUBSTANCE, THE ENERGY, PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO BLOW THE ROOF OFF THE JOINT THE CROWD IS NOT GOING TO BE THERE IT WILL NOT BE THERE FOR DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS >> WILL BE VERY INTERESTING SPEAKING OF REPUBLICANS, WE ARE HEARING FROM THEM RIGHT NOW REPUBLICANS THAT SAY THAT THEY WILL VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN AND WE WILL ALSO HEAR FROM JOHN KASICH, WHO RAN AGAINST DONALD TRUMP HE HAS BEEN A FREQUENT CRITIC NOW HE IS MAKING A DIRECT APPEAL TO DISAFFECTED REPUBLICANS, SAYING IT IS TIME TO PUT COUNTRY OVER PARTY >> IT’S A CHOICE THAT WE MAKE AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS A NATION

ABOUT WHAT PATH WE WANT TO TAKE, AMERICA IS AT THE CROSSROADS TODAY. THE STAKES IN THIS ELECTION ARE GREATER THAN ANY IN MODERN TIMES MANY OF US HAVE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT THE CURRENT PATH THAT WE’VE BEEN FOLLOWING FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS DIVISION, FUNCTION FUNCTION, IRRESPONSIBLY AND GROWING VITRIOL BETWEEN OUR CITIZENS, TO FOLLOW THAT PATH WILL HAVE TERRIBLE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA BECAUSE WE ARE BEING TAKEN DOWN THE WRONG ROAD BY A PRESIDENT WHO HAS PITTED ONE AGAINST THE OTHER HE IS UNLIKE ALL OF THE BEST LEADERS BEFORE HIM WE HAVE SEEN THEM WORK TO UNITE US AND BRIDGE OUR DIFFERENCES AND LEAD US. I AM A LIFELONG REPUBLICAN, BUT THAT ATTACHMENT DOES NOT TAKE THE RESPONSE THE PLACE OF THE RESPONSE ABILITY TO MY COUNTRY THAT IS WHY I HAVE CHOSEN TO APPEAR AT THIS CONVENTION IN NORMAL TIMES SOME THING LIKE THIS WOULD DOUBLY NEVER HAPPEN, BUT THESE ARE NOT NORMAL TIMES I AM PROUD OF MY REPUBLICAN HERITAGE, THE PARTY OF LINCOLN REFLECTED FOUNDING PRINCIPLES OF UNITY AT HIGHER PURPOSE BUT WHAT I HAVE WITNESSED IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS BELIED THOSE PRINCIPLES MANY OF US CANNOT IMAGINE FOUR MORE YEARS GOING DOWN THIS PATH THAT IS WHY I AM ASKING YOU TO JOIN WITH ME IN CHOOSING A BETTER WAY FORWARD I BELIEVE THE BEST OF AMERICA LIES AHEAD BUT ONLY WHEN WE REDISCOVER OUR SHARED BELIEF IN A UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE, WHICH CAN BE RIGHT, HOPEFUL, AND INSPIRED IF WE CHOOSE TO MAKE IT SO I HAVE KNOWN JOE BIDEN FOR 30 YEARS I KNOW HIS STORY OF PROFOUND BRIEF THAT HAS SO DEEPLY AFFECTED HIS CHARACTER I KNOW THAT JOE IS A GOOD MAN, A MAN OF FAITH, A UNIFIER, SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF THE COMMON MAN AND WOMAN AND A MAN WHO CAN HELP US SEE THE HUMANITY IN EACH OTHER HE KNOWS THAT THE PATH LIES IN UNITY AND A COMMON PURPOSE FOR EVERYONE YES, THERE ARE AREAS JOE AND I ABSOLUTELY DISAGREE UPON THAT IS OKAY, THAT IS AMERICA WHATEVER OUR DIFFERENCES, WE RESPECT ONE ANOTHER AS HUMAN BEINGS EACH OF US IS SEARCHING FOR JUSTICE AND PURPOSE WE CAN ALL SEE WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE COUNTRY TODAY AND WE CAN ALL SEE ALL OF THE QUESTIONS THAT ARE FACING US NO ONE PERSON OR PARTY HAS ALL OF THE ANSWERS BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT WE CAN DO BETTER AND WHAT WE HAVE SEEN TODAY, FOR SURE I KNOW THAT JOE BIDEN, WITH HIS EXPERIENCE, WISDOM, DECENCY, HE CAN BRING US TOGETHER AND HELP US TO FIND THAT BETTER WAY I’M SURE THERE ARE REPUBLICANS AND INDEPENDENCE WHO COULD NOT IMAGINE CROSSING OVER TO SUPPORT A DEMOCRAT THEY FEAR THAT JOE MAY TURN A SHARP LEFT AND LEAVE THEM BEHIND I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT, BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN THE MEASURE OF A MAN THAT IS REASONABLE, RESPECTFUL, NO ONE PUSHES JOE AROUND, HE IS THE MAN FOR OUR TIME, AND TIMES HAVE CALLED FOR ALL OF US TO TAKE OFF OUR ARTISAN HATS AND INSTEAD LOOK TO OURSELVES AND OUR CHILDREN WHEN AMERICA, WE COULD DREAM A DREAM, WE COULD SEE THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN AS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WITH A SOUL THAT IS A BEACON OF FREEDOM TO THE ENTIRE WORLD >> FOR THE TIME BEING HE IS PUTTING HIS REPUBLICAN POLICIES ASIDE, HE HAS BEEN A FREQUENT AND LONG CRITIC OF DONALD TRUMP BUT SOME MAY HAVE TAKEN A DOUBLE TAKE >> THIS IS A NIGHT WHERE WE WILL SEE THE ENTIRE IDEOLOGICAL SPECTRUM OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WE HAVE SEEN REPUBLICANS, WE WILL ALSO HEAR FROM BERNIE SANDERS WHO REPRESENTS THE LEFT WING OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, ALL BASES ARE COVERED TONIGHT >> JARED HAS BEEN TALKING TO VOTERS IN MILWAUKEE ABOUT THE ECONOMY WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN HEARING? >> I WAS TALKING TO VOTERS TODAY, PRIMARILY AFRICAN- AMERICAN VOTERS I HEARD ABOUT THE LACK OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PREDATING THE PANDEMIC AND IS BEING EXACERBATED, SOME LOOKING TO SUPPORT HIM, HOPING HE WOULD BRING INDUSTRIAL JOBS BACK TO SOME OF THESE CITIES IN THE MIDWEST WHO WERE LEFT DISAPPOINTED AND THE KILLING OF GEORGE

FLOYD, AND THE MOVEMENTS THAT CAME OUT OF IT A LOT OF THOSE PARTICIPATE IN THOSE PROTESTS FIND THEIR VOICES FOR THE FIRST TIME, POLITICALLY, AND CHOOSE TO ENGAGE IN THIS MOMENT, AND REACHING OUT FOR MORE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND MANY WERE WILLING TO SIT ON THE SIDELINES >> WE THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE POSTING A FOUR DAY EVENT, IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR DEMOCRATS TO TRY TO MAKE A MOVE IN WISCONSIN, AS THE HOST HAD SAID THIS EVENING, THEY WANTED TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND HAVE A VIRTUAL CONVENTION >> NOW REPLICANTS AND DEMOCRATS ARE MEETING LARGELY VIRTUALLY NOW, LET’S GO TO JEFF BENNETT, WHO HAS BEEN REPORTING ON THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE CUTBACKS CUTBACKS IN SERVICE TO THE POST OFFICE AND THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST MAIL-IN VOTING WHAT CAN YOU TELL US, JEFF? >> IN THE FACE OF AN UNPRECEDENTED AND UNFOUNDED ATTACK ON THE SERVICE AND MAIL IN VOTING, TOP DEMOCRAT ARE FIGHTING BACK. SOME MEMBERS WERE SUMMONED BACK TO THE HILL, WHERE THEY WILL HAVE A RARE WEEKEND SATURDAY SESSION CHECK THEY WILL BE PROVIDING THE POSTAL SERVICE WITH A CASH INFUSION, AND THE NEW POSTMASTER GENERAL, LOUIS DEJOY, A REPUBLICAN MEGA DONOR PUT IN PLACE THESE CHANGES THAT ERODE MAIL DELIVERY POSTAL SERVICE HAS WARNED IN 46 STATES THAT MAIL-IN BALLOTS MAY NOT BE RECEIVED IN TIME AND ON OUR WEBSITE, MOST OF THE COUNTRY, YOU CAN VOTE ABSENTEE WITHOUT AN EXCUSE ANOTHER POINT THAT IS IMPORTANT, THERE IS SO MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THE POST OFFICE IS PREPARED TO DO, CAN THEY CAN CAN THEY HANDLE IT? ARE THEY UP TO THE JOB? POSTAL SERVICE AND POST OFFICE WORKERS SAY THEY ARE 100% UP TO THE JOB, THEY HAVE CAPACITY AND HANDLE BILLIONS OF GREETING CARDS, I’M TOLD THEY CAN HANDLE A FEW HUNDRED MILLION MAIL-IN BALLOTS IT NOT A QUESTION OF CAPACITY, >> CHUCK TODD HAS BEEN LOOKING AT HIS OWN MAP, STUDYING THE ELECTORAL LANDSCAPE >> TONIGHT YOU ARE GETTING AN EDUCATION ON WHAT MATTERS TONIGHT THERE ARE TWO GROUPS OF SWING STATES. AND IN THE NORTHERN TIER OF SWING STATES IT IS NOT AN ACCIDENT TONIGHT THE FIRST PERSON THAT WE HEARD FROM WAS THE GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN AND THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE TAKING PLACE IN WISCONSIN WHO IS THE FIRST REPUBLICAN THAT THEY GOT TO SWITCH OVER AND TALK? THE FORMER GOVERNOR OF OHIO YOU CAN SEE A PATTERN, PARTICULARLY TONIGHT, EVEN WITH MICHELLE OBAMA, WHO SPEAKS VERY WELL TO THE OBAMA TRUMP VOTERS OR BERNIE SANDERS WHO SPEAKS WELL TO WORKING CLASS WHITE VOTERS, THERE IS A TARGETING TONIGHT AND THE INDUSTRIAL MIDWEST, THEY WANT TO TALK TO THOSE VOTERS MORE THAN ANY AND TONIGHT IN PARTICULAR, I SEE A REALLY CONCENTRATED EFFORT ABOUT THOSE THREE STATES THAT WE LOST IN 2016 THAT HE DIDN’T THINK THEY WOULD LOSE, MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN, PENNSYLVANIA >> AND WE HAVE A ANOTHER WE HAVE ANOTHER MIDWESTERNER COMING IN >> THE MIDWEST IS WHERE THE ACTION IS IN TERMS OF THE BATTLEGROUND, FOR REPUBLICANS AS WELL THE MARQUEE EVENT ENDS IN A SPEECH FOR MICHELLE OBAMA AND JUDGING BY WHAT HAS BEEN RELEASED, WE ARE SEEING A SIDE OF MICHELLE OBAMA THAT WE HAVE NOT REALLY SEEN BEFORE >> THAT IS RIGHT, SUSANNA THIS WOULD BE CAST AS A REFERENDUM ON PRESIDENT TRUMP SHE WILL CHARACTERIZE THIS AS THE STATE OF LEADERSHIP ON THE ISSUE OF COVID-19 AND ON THE ISSUE OF THE ECONOMY, AS WELL AS RACE RELATIONS SHE IS GOING TO MAKE THE CASE FOR JOE BIDEN SHE WILL SAY THAT HE WAS A FANTASTIC VICE PRESIDENT, HE KNOWS WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK AND NATIONAL POLLS, JOE BIDEN IS LEADING PRESIDENT TRUMP GET HIGHER MARKS ON THAT CRITICAL ISSUE OF THE ECONOMY, NO MISTAKE THAT

THE FORMER FIRST LADY IS RAISING THAT ISSUE SHE HAS BEEN SPEAKING IN VERY PERSONAL TERMS SHE’S TRYING TO MAKE THE CASE THAT JOE BIDEN IS SOMEONE WHO KNOWS HOW TO LISTEN, HE HAS EXPERIENCED LOSS IN HIS OWN LIFE EARLIER TODAY PRESIDENT TRUMP TRIED TO ENGAGE IN POWER PROGRAMMING AND DISMISSED THE SPEECH AND SAID WHO WANTS TO HEAR A SPEECH BY THE FORMER FIRST LADY? THE REALITY IS, IF YOU LOOK AT THE POLLS, SHE IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR POLITICAL FIGURES IN THE COUNTRY AND I SPOKE WHITEHOUSE AND CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS THEY BELIEVE SHE HAS A VERY POWERFUL VOICE THEY ALSO BELIEVE SHE IS SOMEWHAT WHO HAS THE POTENTIAL TO UNIFY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND REACH ACROSS THE AISLE TO THOSE VOTERS >> WE EXPECT TO HEAR FROM AMY KLOBUCHAR, ONE OF THE MANY PRIMARY CONTENDERS IN THIS PRIMARY CAMPAIGN AND ACTRESS EVA LONGORIA WAS ON THE SCREEN, SHE WAS A MODERATOR FOR THE EVENTS TONIGHT AND THE PRESIDENT DID SOME OF HIS COUNTER PROGRAMMING THAT KRISTIN TALKED ABOUT, IN MINNESOTA >> WE SHOULD POINT OUT THAT IT IS A LITTLE BUSY ON THE UPPER RIGHT, THAT IS THE RUNNING FEET FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION. WE WILL GO TO AMY KLOBUCHAR, WHO IS NOW GIVING SOME REMARKS >> I BELIEVE THAT THE RIGHT TO VOTE IS FUNDAMENTAL AND THE POST OFFICE IS ESSENTIAL THE PRESIDENT MAY HATE THE POST OFFICE, BUT HE WILL STILL HAVE TO SEND THEM A CHANGE OF ADDRESS CARD COME JANUARY DONALD TRUMP JUST HAPPENS TO BE IN MY STATE TODAY TRYING TO DIVIDE PEOPLE INSTEAD OF RESPONDING TO THE ENDEMIC AND SIGNIFICANT NEEDS OF OUR ECONOMY DEMOCRATS, INDEPENDENTS, AND REPUBLIK AND HAVE HAD ENOUGH TONIGHT, IN CONTRAST, WE HAVE HEARD A LOT ABOUT HOW WE CAN UNITE AS AMERICANS, ABOUT OUR SHARED DREAMS, AND HOW WE CAN COME TOGETHER IN THE FACE OF A CRISIS I WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT THE IS NOT ABOUT SETTLING, IT IS ABOUT STRIVING FOR SOMETHING MORE IT IS ABOUT HOW WE GET STUFF DONE UNITY IS ABOUT REACHING OUT FOR A HIGHER PURPOSE, A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL OF US OUT OF MANY, ONE IT IS MORE THAN A MOTTO, IT IS THE NORTHSTAR FOR OUR DEMOCRACY NOW MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED A PRESIDENT WHO WILL UNITE THIS COUNTRY WE NEED A PRESIDENT WHO WILL NOT USE THE BIBLE AS A PROPHET, AND INSTEAD WILL HEED ITS WORDS, TO ACT JUSTLY. WE NEED A PRESIDENT FOR THE WORKERS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS THIS ADMINISTRATION IS SELLING AMERICAN WORKERS OUT, WHEN YOU NEED TO BUY AMERICAN FOR THE FARMERS, MANUFACTURERS, THE PEOPLE OF RURAL AMERICA, WHO ARE SICK SICK AND TIRED, WE NEED A PRESIDENT WHO WILL LOOK OUT FOR THE SENIORS LIKE MY DAD LOOKING THROUGH LAST WINDOWS, NOT KNOWING WHETHER OR NOT IT WILL BE THE LAST TIME THEY SEE THEM WE NEED A PRESIDENT FOR ALL OF AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS COUNTRY WE BELIEVE IN PEOPLE JOINING TOGETHER TO SOLVE PROBLEMS WE SEEK A COMMON GROUND TO REACH HIGHER GROUND, THAT HAS BEEN JOE BIDEN’S LIFE WORK HE IS A WORKING CLASS MAN, WHOSE OWN HARDSHIPS HAVE ONLY MADE HIM MORE DETERMINED TO LIFT UP THOSE WHO WERE LEFT OUT HE KNOWS RESILIENCE. JOE BIDEN IS A MAN OF DEEP EXPERIENCE BARACK OBAMA, MICHELLE’S HUSBAND , LEANED ON JOE FOR STRENGTH, DECENCY, AND YOU CAN AS WELL MOST CANDIDATES, WHEN THEY AND THEIR CAMPAIGN, THAT DAY IT IS A HARD ONE FOR ME IT WAS A DAY FULL OF GREAT JOY. TODAY I ENDED MY RESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN WAS ALSO THE DAY THAT I ENDORSED JOE BIDEN, WHO RAN FOR THE SAME REASONS I DID I ANNOUNCED MY CAMPAIGN IN THE MIDDLE OF A BLIZZARD ON THE BANKS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, TO CROSS THE DIVIDE AND BRING THIS NATION TOGETHER, TO SEE A PRESIDENT FOR ALL OF AMERICA AS I END THE DAY, I ENDORSED HIM IF YOU FEEL STUCK, TIRED OF THE NOISE AND NONSENSE, YOU HAVE A HOME WITH ME AND A HOME WITH JOE BIDEN. THAT IS WHY I WAS SO PROUD TO STAND WITH HIM THEN, AT ACROSS THIS GREAT COUNTRY

THAT IS WHY WE ARE ALL NOW STANDING UNITED BEHIND JOE BIDEN AND MY FRIEND KAMALA HARRIS OUR NATION’S MODEL MOTTO, AS YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE, IT IS ALSO THE STORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC OR MARY THANK YOU, AMERICA , [ MUSIC ] , , , >> >> WE ALL FEEL MOTIVATED >> I TO MYSELF WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO DO? >> YOU HAVE THE MOST INSTRUCTIVE, HATEFUL, RACIST PRESIDENT, WHO IS LITERALLY TEARING APART THE FABRIC OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA >> HE DESPERATELY IS FAILING AS A PRESIDENT AND FAILED AMERICA >> IT IS URGENT THAT WE HEAL THE DIVISION IN THIS NATION >> WE STILL ARE TAKING CONTROL OF OUR OWN FUTURE >> WE NEED TO PROVIDE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS A REAL PATH FORWARD >> A GREEN JOBS GRAHAM, RAISING MINIMUM WAGE LOWERING STUDENT LOAN HEALTH REPRODUCTIVE.JUSTICE, ECONOMIC JUSTICE, RACIAL JUSTICE THERE IS SO MUCH THAT A NEW PRESIDENT CAN DO TO BRING US TOGETHER >> STARTING A RESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IS DAUNTING YOU HAVE TO REACH HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF PEOPLE >> YOU HAVE INCREDIBLY LONG DAYS OFTEN CAPPED OFF BY THESE EVENING EVENTS THAT GO OFF FOR HOURS AND HOURS >> YOUR JOB AS A CANDIDATE IS TO BE TRUE TO YOURSELF AND WHY YOU RAN IN THE FIRST PLACE THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I REALLY ADMIRE ABOUT JOE BIDEN HE REALLY IS HIS OWN MAN, HE KNOWS WHO HE IS >> JOE BIDEN DEEPLY CARES ABOUT PEOPLE PEOPLE WHO ARE MARGINALIZED PEOPLE BEING LEFT BEHIND PEOPLE BEING IGNORED >> I OWE YOU EVERYTHING >> HE HAS HAD SOME HARD TIMES IN HIS LIFE HE HAD SOME LOSSES IN HIS LIFE I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE RELATE TO >> IT HAS BEEN CLOSE TO 15 YEARS, CANCER FREE >> I SAW THE FAMILY’S WHO WERE SO COMFORTED BY JOE BIDEN SOMEONE CARED FOR THEM SOMEONE COULD RELATE TO THEIR OWN PAIN WE NEED THAT IN THE WHITE HOUSE >> I REMEMBER STANDING SIDE-BY- SIDE ON THAT DEBATE STAYED WITH HIM. WE WERE HAVING A GO OF IT AND ON THE COMMERCIAL BREAK HE PUT HIS ARM AROUND ME AND STARTED TO TELL ME HOW GOOD MY IDEAS ARE THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, HE IS GIVING ME A PEP TALK AND TELLING ME HOW IMPORTANT IT IS, HOW REALLY IMPORTANT IT IS AND I AM ON THAT STAGE >> JOE WAS EXTRAORDINARILY GRACIOUS AND COMFORTING HE TOLD ME I SHOULD BE PROUD OF MYSELF HE SAID I DID MYSELF AND MY FAMILY A REAL SERVICE, AND MY COUNTRY A SERVICE >> IT IS NOT EASY TO UNITE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY >> JOE BIDEN HAS PULLED IT OFF >> HE WANTS TO GET THE BEST IDEAS ON THE TABLE SO WE CAN MOVE FORWARD IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE >> HE HAS INCLUDED THE BILL OF RIGHTS >> HE HAS UNIFIED OUR GROUP AROUND THE GREEN ENERGY STRATEGY >> HE IS A LEADER THAT BRINGS OTHER LEADERS >> HE’S GOING TO WALK INTO THE OVAL OFFICE AND FIND A WAY AROUND AND HE WILL HAVE ALREADY HONED THE INSTINCTS THAT HE NEEDS TO LEAD THROUGH THE CRISIS >> DONALD TRUMP DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHO WE ARE AS AMERICANS, HE REALLY DOESN’T THIS IS A GUY WHO BLAMES EVERYONE FOR EVERYTHING HE BLAMES THE CITY OF BALTIMORE HE BLAMES THE COUNTRY OF DENMARK HE BLAMES THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA FOR CUTTING HIM OUT OF THE CANADIAN VERSION OF HOME ALONE TOO, WHO DOES THAT? >> NO SIDELINES NO SITTING THIS ONE OUT NO HOPING THAT SOMEONE ELSE WILL COME IN AND SAVE THE DAY THERE IS NO CAVALRY, WE ARE THE CALVARY THE MOMENT HAS FOUND A PERSON >> JOE HAS MY VOTE BECAUSE HE WILL RING DECENCY AND DIGNITY BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE >> WE HAVE ONE SHOT TO MCDONALD TRUMP A ONE TERM PRESIDENT AND THAT SHOT IS RIGHT NOW >> THAT OF COURSE IS FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION THOSE ARE THE CANDIDATE WHO FACED OFF >> I REMEMBER THE FIRST DEBATE

DATE DEBATE IN MIAMI I REMEMBER THE NAMES AND FACES LAID OUT IN FRONT OF ME THERE WERE SO MANY >> IT IS HIS CONVENTION IT IS HIS PARTY IT IS HIS NIGHT AND WE WILL STILL HEAR FROM BERNIE SANDERS HE WAS NOT PART OF THAT VIDEO HE IS ABOUT TO HAVE HIS SAY WE WILL HAVE COVERAGE OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, NIGHT NUMBER ONE CONTINUES >>> WE DON’T RETALIATE WITH ANGER, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE >> THIS ISN’T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP, THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> GOING DEEP INTO THE STORY >> WHAT POLICY CHANGES NEED TO BE CONNECTED? >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? THAT IS THE STORY THAT AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> WE LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I THINK ABOUT YOU YOUR KIDS I REMEMBER US HER SAYING WHY DON’T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT IS OKAY THAT YOU ARE DIFFERENT, IT IS NOT OKAY TO THINK THAT YOU ARE LESS THAN >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW KOMO NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 A.M EASTERN >> A REAL CATASTROPHE IS HAPPENING IN ZILLAH BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THE SPEED THE PEOPLE THAT I SPOKE TO SAID IF THEY DON’T WORK, THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING THINGS BACK IN STAGES OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT JUST DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE [ MUSIC ] >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED [ MUSIC ] >> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED? WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER OR NOT THE PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND >> PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THE CRISIS MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF TRANSMISSION IN THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >> MORE AMERICANS WATCH NBC NEWS THAN ANY OTHER NEWS ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD , , >>> BEFORE THE BREAK WE SAW THAT VIDEO OF THE DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGERS AND THE MOMENT OF UNITY, WE DID NOT HEAR FROM BERNIE SANDERS WE ARE ABOUT TO HEAR FROM HIM IN A SPEECH P1 A QUARTER OF THE VOTES CAST IN THE PRIMARY AND SINCE THEN HE HAS ENDORSED JOE BIDEN IT WILL BE INTERESTING, HE REALLY EXPRESSED HIS DISAPPOINTMENT >> BERNIE SANDERS INCREDIBLY INFLUENTIAL AND HE HAD A HARVARD FRAUD HE HAD A HARD-FOUGHT PRIMARY TONIGHT WE EXPECT HIM TO STRIKE THE NOTE OF UNITY, EXPECTING A DIRECT APPEAL TO HIS SUPPORTERS HE WILL BE SPEAKING FROM HIS HOME STATE OF VERMONT IN WILMINGTON PEOPLE WILL BE LISTENING VERY CLOSELY TO HOW HE REACHES OUT TO PROGRESSIVES IN THE PARTY >> WE SEEN THE BIG DIFFERENCES THE PROGRESSIVE AND MODERATE WING OF THE PARTY THIS IS A NIGHT OF UNITY THE THEME IS WE THE PEOPLE WE WOULD EXPECT HIM TO OFFER A CALMER TONE AND LENT HIS VOICE TO THIS GROUP

>> GOOD EVENING OUR GREAT NATION IS NOW BEING IN AN UNPRECEDENTED MOMENT WE ARE FACING THE WORST PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS IN 100 YEARS AND THE WORST ECONOMIC COLLAPSE SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION WE HAVE BEEN CONFRONTING SYSTEMIC RACISM AND THE ENORMOUS THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THIS, WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO IS INCAPABLE OF ADDRESSING THESE CRISES, AND IS LEADING US DOWN THE PATH OF AUTHORITARIANISM THIS ELECTION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT IN THE MODERN HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY IN RESPONSE TO THE UNPRECEDENTED CRISES WE FACE, WE NEED AND WE NEED AN UNPRECEDENTED RESPONSE, A MOVEMENT LIKE NEVER BEFORE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE PREPARED TO STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY ANDDECENCY, AND AGAINST GREED, OLIGARCHY, AND BIGOTRY AND WE NEED JOE BIDEN AS OUR NEXT PRESIDENT. LET ME TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SAY A WORD TO THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED MY CAMPAIGN THIS YEAR AND IN 2015 MY FRIEND, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TRUST, SUPPORT, AND THE LOVE THAT YOU SHOWED JANE, ME, AND OUR FAMILY TOGETHER WE HAVE MOVED THIS COUNTRY IN A BOLD NEW DIRECTION SHOWING THAT ALL OF US, BLACK AND WHITE, LATINO, NATIVE AMERICAN, ASIAN AMERICAN, GAY AND STRAIGHT, NATIVE BORN AND IMMIGRANT, WE YEARN FOR A NATION USED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE, LOVE, AND COMPASSION OUR CAMPAIGN ENDED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO BUT OUR MOVEMENT CONTINUES, AND IS GETTING STRONGER EVERY DAY MANY OF THE IDEAS THAT WE FOUGHT FOR OUR JUST A FEW YEARS AGO IDEAS THAT WERE CONSIDERED RADICAL AND NOW OUR MAINSTREAM LET US BE CLEAR IF DONALD TRUMP IS REELECTED, ALL OF THE PROGRESS THAT WE’VE MADE WILL BE IN JEOPARDY AND MOST BASIC, THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT PRESERVING OUR DEMOCRACY. THE UNTHINKABLE HAS BECOME NORMAL HE HAS TRIED TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM VOTING, HE HAS UNDERMINED THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, HE HAS TO CLOSE HE HAS DEPLOYED THE MILITARY AND MILITARY AGENTS AGAINST PEACEFUL PROTESTERS HE HAS THREATENED TO DELAY THE ELECTION AND SUGGESTED THAT HE WILL NOT LEAVE OFFICE IF HE LOSES THIS IS NOT NORMAL AND WE MUST NEVER TREAT IT LIKE IT IS UNDER THIS MINISTRATION, AUTHORITARIANISM HAS TAKEN ROOT IN OUR COUNTRY. I AND MY FAMILY, AND MANY OF YOURS KNOW THE INSIDIOUS WAY AUTHORITARIANISM DESTROYS DEMOCRACY, DECENCY, AND HUMANITY AS LONG AS I AM HERE, I WILL WORK WITH PROGRESSIVES I WILL WORK WITH MODERATES AND WITH CONSERVATIVES, TO PRESERVE THIS NATION FROM A THREAT THAT SO MANY OF OUR HEROES FOUGHT AND DIED TO DEFEAT THIS PRESIDENT IS NOT JUST A THREAT TO OUR DEMOCRACY BY REJECTING SCIENCE, HE HAS PUT LIVES AND HEALTH IN JEOPARDY HE ATTACKED DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS TRYING TO PROTECT US FROM THE PANDEMIC, WHILE REFUSING TO TAKE STRONG ACTION TO PRODUCE MASKS, GOWNS AND GLOVES THAT OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS DESPERATELY NEED. WHILE ROME BURNS, TRUMP GULFS HIS ACTIONS RESULTED IN OVER 170,000 DEATHS AND A NATION STILL UNPREPARED TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE FURTHERMORE, HIS NEGLIGENCE HAS EXACERBATED THE ECONOMIC CRISIS THAT WE ARE NOW EXPERIENCING SINCE THIS PANDEMIC BEGAN OVER 30 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS, MANY HAVE LOST THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE MILLIONS OF WORKING FAMILIES ARE WONDERING HOW THEY WILL FEED THEIR KIDS. AND THEY ARE WORRIED THAT THEY WILL BE EVICTED FROM THEIR HOMES HOW HAS TRUMP RESPONDED? INSTEAD OF MAINTAINING THE $600 PER WEEK OF UNEMPLOYMENT SUPPLEMENTS THAT WORKERS WERE RECEIVING AND THE $1200 IN EMERGENCY CHECKS THAT MANY OF YOU HAVE RECEIVED, INSTEAD OF HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES, TRUMP

CONCOCTED EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT DO VIRTUALLY NOTHING TO ADDRESS THE CRISIS, WHILE THREATENING THE VERY FUTURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE DEAR BUT THE TRUTH IS, EVEN WITH THIS NEGLIGENT RESPONSE, TOO MANY HARD-WORKING FAMILIES HAVE BEEN CAUGHT ON AN ECONOMIC TREADMILL WITH NO HOPE OF EVER GETTING AHEAD TOGETHER, WE MUST BUILD A NATION THAT IS MORE EQUITABLE, MORE COMPASSIONATE, MORE INCLUSIVE I KNOW THAT JOE BIDEN WILL BEGIN THE FIGHT ON DAY ONE LET ME OFFER YOU A FEW EXAMPLES OF HOW JOE WILL MOVE US FORWARD JOE SUPPORTS RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $15 PER HOUR THIS WILL GIVE 40 MILLION WORKERS A PAY RAISE AND PUSH THE WAGE SCALE UP. JOE WILL ALSO MAKE IT EASIER FOR WORKERS TO JOIN UNIONS, CREATE PAID FAMILY LEAVE, FUND UNIVERSAL PRE-K, FOR THREE AND FOUR -YEAR-OLDS, AND MAKE CHILDCARE AFFORDABLE FOR MILLIONS OF FAMILIES JOE WILL REBUILD OUR CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE AND FIGHT THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE BY TRANSITIONINGUS TO 100% CLEAN ELECTRICITY OVER THE NEXT 15 YEARS THESE INITIATIVES WILL CREATE MILLIONS OF GOOD PAYING JOBS ALL ACROSS OUR COUNTRY AS YOU KNOW, WE ARE THE ONLY INDUSTRIALIZED NATION NOT TO GUARANTEE HEALTHCARE FOR ALL PEOPLE WHILE JOE AND I DISAGREE ON THE BEST PATH TO GET UNIVERSAL COVERAGE, HE HAS A PLAN THAT WILL GREATLY EXPAND HEALTHCARE AND CUT COSTS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS YOU WILL LOWER THE ELIGIBILITY AGE OF MEDICARE, DOWN TO 60 TO HELP REFORM THE BROKEN JUSTICE SYSTEM, AND PRIVATE PRISONS AND DETENTION CENTERS, AND THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE AND TO HEAL THE SOUL OF OUR NATION, JOE BIDEN WILL END THE HATE AND DIVISION THAT TRUMP HAS CREATED HE WILL STOP THE DEMONIZATION OF IMMIGRANTS AND THE CODDLING OF WHITE NATIONALISTS, THE RACIST DOG WHISTLING, THE BIGOTRY AND THE UGLY ATTACKS ON WOMEN. MY FRIENDS, I SAY TO YOU AND EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OTHER CANDIDATES IN THE PRIMARY, AND TO THOSE WHO MAY HAVE VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP IN THE LAST ELECTION, THE FUTURE OF OUR DEMOCRACY IS AT STAKE HERE THE FUTURE OF OUR ECONOMY IS AT STAKE THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANET IS AT STAKE WE MUST COME TOGETHER TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP AND TO ELECT JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS AS OUR NEXT RESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT MY FRIENDS, THE PRICE OF FAILURE IS JUST TOO GREAT TO IMAGINE.’S NEW 91 OF THE NATIONAL CONVENTION, A SEARING INDICTMENT OF DONALD TRUMP, AND A CALL FOR UNITY ACROSS THE IDEOLOGICAL SPECTRUM FOR DEMOCRATS. WE WILL HAVE A MOMENT TO PAUSE BEFORE THAT STARTS AND WE WILL HEAR FROM CORRESPONDENCE ANDREA MITCHELL WITH MORE ON WHAT WE ARE EXPECTING FROM THE FIRST LADY TONIGHT >> WE ARE EXPECTING TO HEAR FROM HER SHE’S GOING TO BE POLITICAL TONIGHT, TAKING DOWN TRUMP, AND ALSO TELLING THE COUNTRY AND DEMOCRATS THAT SHE KNOWS JOE BIDEN, SHE CAN VALIDATE AND ENDORSE HIM IN A VERY PERSONAL WAY THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT >> SHE WAS FAMOUS FOR THE LINE WHEN THEY GO LOW, WE GO HI, HOW SHALL HOW WILL SHE WORK WITH THOSE REMARKS? >> SHE SAID GOING HI MEANS GETTING INVOLVED CALLING THEM TO ACTION >> DO YOU THINK IT WAS DIFFICULT? >> I THINK SHE WAS IN THIS TO WIN AT SHE TALKED ABOUT VOTING RIGHTS AND GETTING PEOPLE OUT TO VOTE, SHE HAS BEEN VERY UPFRONT AND DEFENDING KAMALA HARRIS AGAINST RACIST ATTACKS IN THE LAST WEEK >> EVA LONGORIA IS THE CELEBRITY HOST TONIGHT, AND EVERY NIGHT THIS WEEK THAT SHE IS PREPARING THE INTRODUCTION FOR

MICHELLE OBAMA, AS ANDREA POINTED OUT, IS DRAMATICALLY POPULAR IN THIS PARTY AND A VOICE THAT PEOPLE OFTEN WANT TO HEAR WE WILL SEE WHAT SHE WILL BRING IN THIS NIGHT IN WHICH DEMOCRATS HAVE GONE WITH THE TITLE OF WE THE PEOPLE >> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE IT IS A HARD TIME AND EVERYONE IS FEELING IT IN DIFFERENT WAYS A LOT OF FOLKS ARE RELUCTANT TO TUNE IN TO A POLITICAL CONVENTION RIGHT NOW. I AM HERE TONIGHT BECAUSE I LOVE THIS COUNTRY WITH ALL MY HEART IT PAINS ME TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE HURTING, I’VE MET SO MANY OF YOU AND I’VE HEARD YOUR STORIES. THROUGH YOU I HAVE SEEN THIS COUNTRY’S PROMISE THANKS TO SO MANY WHO CAME BEFORE ME, THANKS TO THEIR TOIL AND SWEAT, AND BLOOD, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LIVE THAT PROMISE MYSELF THAT IS THE STORY OF AMERICA ALL THOSE FOLKS WHO SACRIFICED AND OVERCAME SO MUCH IN THEIR OWN TIMES BECAUSE THEY WANTED SOMETHING MORE THEY WANTED SOMETHING BETTER FOR THEIR KIDS THEY HAVE A LOT OF BEAUTY IN THAT STORY THERE IS A LOT OF PAIN ENDED AS WELL STRUGGLE, INJUSTICE, AND THERE IS WORK LEFT TO DO WHO WE CHOOSE AS OUR PRESIDENT IN THIS ELECTION WILL DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT WE HONOR THAT STRUGGLE AND CHIP AWAY AT THAT INJUSTICE. AND WHETHER OR NOT WE KEEP ALIVE THE VERY POSSIBILITY OF FINISHING THAT WORK. I AM ONE OF THE HANDFUL OF PEOPLE LIVING TODAY WHO HAVE SEEN FIRSTHAND THE IMMENSE WEIGHT AND AWESOME POWER OF THE PRESIDENCY LET ME ONCE AGAIN TELL YOU THIS THE JOB IS HARD IT REQUIRES CLEARHEADED JUDGMENT IT REQUIRES A MASTERY OF CONFLICT AND COMPETING ISSUES, A DEVOTION TO FACTS AND HISTORY, A MORAL COMPASS AND THE ABILITY TO LISTEN. AND IT REQUIRES A BELIEF, AND ABIDING BELIEF THAT EACH OF THE 330 MILLION LIVES IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE MEANING AND WORTH. A PRESIDENTS WORDS HAVE THE POWER TO MOVE MARKETS, STAR WARS, BROKER PEACE THEY CAN SUMMON A BETTER ANGEL, OR AWAKEN A WORSE INSTINCT. YOU CANNOT FAKE YOUR WAY THROUGH THIS JOB DEREK BEING PRESIDENT DOES NOT CHANGE WHO YOU ARE, IT REVEALS WHO YOU ARE. A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAN REVEAL WHO WE ARE AS WELL TOO MANY PEOPLE CHOSE TO BELIEVE THAT THEIR VOTES DIDN’T MATTER MAYBE THEY WERE FED UP MAYBE THEY THOUGHT THE OUTCOME WOULD NOT BE CLOSE MAY BE THE BARRIER FELT TOO STEEP. WHATEVER THE REASON, IN THE END, THOSE CHOICES SEND SOMEONE TO THE OVAL OFFICE WHO LOST THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE BY NEARLY 3 MILLION VOTES IN ONE OF THE STATES THAT DETERMINED THE OUTCOME, THE WINNING MARGIN AVERAGED OUT TO JUST TWO VOTES PER PRECINCT JUST TWO VOTES WE HAVE ALL BEEN LIVING WITH THE CONSEQUENCES WHEN MY HUSBAND LEFT OFFICE WITH JOE BIDEN AT HIS SIDE, HE HAD A RECORD RAKING STRETCH OF JOB CREATION WE SECURED THE RIGHT TO HEALTHCARE FOR 20 MILLION PEOPLE WE WERE RESPECTED AROUND THE WORLD AND WE WERE RALLYING OUR ALLIES TO CONFRONT CLIMATE CHANGE OUR LEADERS HAD WORKED HAND IN HAND WITH SCIENTISTS TO HELP PREVENT AN EBOLA OUTBREAK FROM COMING A GLOBAL CAP PANDEMIC FOUR YEARS LATER, THE STATE OF THIS NATION IS VERY DIFFERENT MORE THAN 150,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED OUR ECONOMY IS IN SHAMBLES BECAUSE OF A VIRUS THAT THIS PRESIDENT DOWNPLAYED FOR TOO LONG IT HAS LEFT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WITHOUT JOBS TOO MANY PEOPLE HAVE LOST HEALTHCARE TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING TO TAKE CARE OF BASIC NECESSITIES LIKE FOOD, RENT, TOO MANY COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN LEFT IN THE LURCH TO GRAPPLE WITH THE WHETHER AND HOW TO OPEN OUR SCHOOLS SAFELY INTERNATIONALLY WE HAVE TURNED OUR BACKS, NOT JUST ON AGREEMENTS FORGED BY MY HUSBAND

JACK BUT ON ALLIANCES CHAMPIONED BY RESIDENTS LIKE RONALD REAGAN AND DWIGHT EISENHOWER. HERE AT HOME, AS GEORGE FLOYD, BREONNA TAYLOR, AND A NEVER ENDING LIST OF INNOCENT PEOPLE OF COLOR CONTINUE TO BE MURDERED, STATING THE SIMPLE FACT THAT THERE IS STILL DERISION FROM THE NATION’S HIGHEST OFFICE BECAUSE WHENEVER WE LOOK TO THIS WHITE HOUSE FOR SOME LEADERSHIP OR CONSOLATION, OR ANY SEMBLANCE OF STEADINESS, WHAT WE GET INSTEAD IS CHAOS, DIVISION, AND A TOTAL AND UTTER LACK OF EMPATHY EMPATHY, THAT IS SOMETHING I’VE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT LATELY THE ABILITY TO WALK IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES THE RECOGNITION THAT SOMEONE ELSE’S EXPERIENCE HAS VALUE AS WELL MOST OF US PRACTICE THIS WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT IF WE SEE SOMEONE SUFFERING OR STRUGGLING, WE DON’T STAND IN JUDGMENT WE REACH OUT, BECAUSE THERE BEFORE THE GRACE OF GOD GO I, IT IS NOT A HARD CONCEPT TO GRASP IT IS WHAT WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN AND WE HAVE TRIED OUR BEST TO INSTILL IN OUR GIRLS A STRONG MORAL FOUNDATION TO CARRY FORWARD THE VALUES THAT OUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS POURED INTO US RIGHT NOW, KIDS IN THIS COUNTRY ARE SEEING WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE STOP REQUIRING EMPATHY OF ONE ANOTHER. THEY ARE LOOKING AROUND AND WONDERING IF WE HAVE BEEN LYING TO THEM ABOUT WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE TRULY VALUE THEY SEE PEOPLE SHOUTING IN TERTIARY STORES, UNWILLING TO WEAR A MASK TO KEEP US ALL SAFE THEY SEE PEOPLE CALLING THE POLICE ON FOLKS MINDING THEIR OWN BUSINESS, JUST BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN THEY SEE AN ENTITLEMENT THAT ONLY CERTAIN PEOPLE BELONG HERE WINNING IS GOOD, WINNING IS EVERYTHING, AS LONG AS YOU COME OUT ON TOP, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO EVERYONE ELSE THEY SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH LACK OF EMPATHY THEY SEE OUR LEADERS LABELING FELLOW CITIZENS AS ENEMIES OF THE STATE WHILE EMBOLDENING TORCH BEARING WHITES PREMISES THEY WATCH IN HORROR AS CHILDREN ARE TORN FROM FAMILIES AND THROWN INTO CAGES, PEPPER SPRAYED, AND RUBBER BULLETS ARE USED ON PEACEFUL PROTESTERS FOR A PHOTO OP SADLY, THIS IS THE AMERICA ON DISPLAY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION A NATION THAT IS UNDERPERFORMING NOT SIMPLY ON MATTERS OF POLICY, BUT ON MATTERS OF CHARACTER THAT IS NOT JUST DISAPPOINTING IT IS DOWNRIGHT INFURIATING BECAUSE I KNOW THE GOODNESS AND GRACE THAT IS OUT THERE IN HOUSEHOLDS AND NEIGHBORHOODS ALL ACROSS THIS NATION. AND I KNOW THAT REGARDLESS OF RACE, AGE, RELIGION, OR POLITICS, WHERE WE CLOSE OUT THE NOISE AND THE FEAR AND TRULY OPEN OUR HEARTS, WE KNOW THAT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY IS JUST NOT RIGHT THIS IS NOT WHO WE WANT TO BE SO WHAT DO WE DO NOW? WHAT IS OUR STRATEGY? OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME WHEN OTHERS ARE GOING SOLO, DOES GOING HI STILL REALLY WORK? MY ANSWER? GOING HI IS THE ONLY THING THAT WORKS WHEN WE GO THE, WHEN WE USE THE SAME TACTICS OF DEGRADING AND DEHUMANIZING OTHERS, WE JUST BECOME PART OF THE UGLY NOISE THAT IS DROWNING OUT EVERYTHING ELSE WE GREAT OURSELVES WE GRADE THE VERY CAUSES FOR WHICH WE FIGHT LET US BE CLEAR, GOING HI DOES NOT MEAN PUTTING ON A SMILE AND SAYING NICE THINGS WHEN CONFRONTED BY VICIOUSNESS AND CRUELTY GOING HI MEANS TAKING THE HARDER PATH IT MEANS SCRAPING AND CRAWLING OUR WAY TO THAT MOUNTAINTOP GOING HI MEANS STANDING FIERCE AGAINST HATRED WHILE REMEMBERING THAT WE ARE ONE NATION UNDER GOD

IF WE WOULD LIKE TO SURVIVE, WE HAVE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO LIVE TOGETHER AND WORK TOGETHER ACROSS OUR DIFFERENCES GOING HI MEANS UNLOCKING THE SHACKLES OF LIVES AND MISTRUST WITH THE ONLY THING THAT CAN TRULY SET US FREE THE COLD, HARD TRUTH. LET ME BE AS HONEST AND AS CLEAR AS I CAN POSSIBLY BE DONALD TRUMP IS THE WRONG PRESIDENT FOR OUR COUNTRY HE HAS HAD MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME TO PROVE THAT HE CAN DO THE JOB THAT HE IS CLEARLY OVER HIS HEAD HE CANNOT MEET THIS MOMENT HE SIMPLY CANNOT BE WHO WE WANT HIM TO BE FOR US IT IS WHAT IT IS UNDERSTAND THAT MY MESSAGE WILL NOT BE HEARD BY SOME. WE LIVE IN A NATION THAT IS DEEPLY DIVIDED I AM A BLACK WOMAN, SPEAKING AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION ENOUGH OF YOU KNOW ME BY NOW YOU KNOW THAT I TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT I AM FEELING YOU KNOW THAT I HATE POLITICS YOU ALSO KNOW THAT I CARE ABOUT THIS NATION. YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I CARE ABOUT ALL OF OUR CHILDREN SO IF YOU TAKE ONE THING FROM MY WORDS TONIGHT, IT IS THIS IF YOU THINK THINGS CANNOT POSSIBLY GET WORSE, TRUST ME THEY CAN AND THEY WILL, IF WE DON’T MAKE A CHANGE THIS ELECTION IF WE HAVE ANY HOPE OF ENDING THIS CHAOS, WE HAVE GOT TO VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN LIKE OUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT I KNOW JOE. HE IS A PROFOUNDLY DECENT MAN GUIDED BY FAITH. HE WAS A TERRIFIC VICE PRESIDENT HE KNOWS WHAT IT TAKES TO RESCUE AN ECONOMY BEATEN BACK, AND TO BEAT BACK THE PANDEMIC AND LEAD OUR COUNTRY. AND HE LISTENS HE WILL TELL THE TRUTH, HE WILL TRUST SCIENCE, HE WILL MAKE SMART PLANS, HE WILL MAN YOU WILL MANAGE A GOOD TEAM AND HE WILL GOVERN AS SOMEONE WHO HAS LIVED A LIFE THAT THE REST OF US CAN RECOGNIZE WHEN HE WAS A KID, JO’S FATHER LOST HIS JOB WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG SENATOR, JOE LOST HIS WIFE AND HIS BABY DAUGHTER WHEN HE WAS VICE PRESIDENT, HE LOST HIS BELOVED SON. JOE KNOWS THE ANGUISH OF SITTING AT A TABLE WITH AN CHAIR. IT IS WHY HE GIVES HIS TIME SO FREELY TO GREETING PARENTS JOE KNOWS WHAT IT IS LIFE LIKE TO STRUGGLE HE HAS GIVEN HIS PERSONAL PHONE NUMBER TWO KIDS OVERCOME OVERCOMING A STUTTER OF THEIR OWN HIS LIFE IS A TESTAMENT TO GETTING BACK UP HE IS GOING TO CHANNEL THE SAME GRID AND PASSION TO PICK US ALL UP AND HELP US HEAL, AND GUIDE US FORWARD JOE IS NOT PERFECT HE WOULD BE THE FIRST TO TELL YOU THAT BUT THERE IS NO PERFECT CANDIDATE, NO PERFECT PRESIDENT, AND HIS ABILITY TO LEARN AND GROW, WE FIND IN THAT THE KIND OF HUMILITY AND MATURITY THAT SO MANY OF US ARE YEARNING FOR RIGHT NOW JOE BIDEN HAS SERVED THIS NATION HIS ENTIRE LIFE WITHOUT EVER LOSING SIGHT OF WHO HE IS MORE THAN THAT, HE HAS NEVER LOST SIGHT OF WHO WE ARE. JOE BIDEN ONCE ALL OF OUR KIDS TO GO TO A GOOD SCHOOL AND SEE A DOCTOR WHEN THEY ARE SICK, LIVE ON A HEALTHY PLANET HE’S GOT PLANS TO MAKE ALL OF THAT HAPPEN % THAT HAPPEN. , , IF WE WANT A CHANCE TO PURSUE ANY OF THESE GOALS, ANY OF THESE MOST BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR A FUNCTIONING SOCIETY, WE HAVE TO VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN IN NUMBERS THAT CANNOT BE IGNORED BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, FOLKS WHO KNOW THEY CANNOT BE VICTORIOUS FAIR AND SQUARE AT THE BALLOT BOX ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO STOP US FROM VOTING

THEY ARE CLOSING VOTING PLACES IN MINORITY NEIGHBORHOODS, THEY ARE SENDING PEOPLE OUT TO INTIMIDATE VOTERS AND THEY ARE LYING ABOUT % THE SECURITY OF OUR PALLETS THESE TACTICS ARE NOT NEW. W THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO WITHHOLD OUR VOTES IN PROTEST OR PLAY GAMES WITH CANDIDATES WHO HAVE NO CHANCE OF WINNING WE HAVE %TO VOTE LIKE WE DID IN 2008 AND 2012. E WE HAVE TO SHOW UP WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF PASSION AND HOPE FOR JOE BIDEN WE HAVE TO VOTE EARLY, IN PERSON IF WE CAN, WE HAVE TO REQUEST IN MAIL BALLOTS RIGHT NOW, TONIGHT AND SEND THEM BACK IMMEDIATELY AND FOLLOW UP TO ENSURE THEY Y WERE RECEIVED AND MAKE SURE OUR FAMILIES DO THE SAME WE HAVE TO GRAB OUR COMFORTABLE SHOES, PUT ON A MASK, AND PACK FOOD BECAUSE WE HAVE TO BE WILLING TO STAND IN LINE ALL NIGHT IF WE HAVE TO WE HAVE ALREADY SACRIFICED SO MUCH THIS YEAR SO MANY OF YOU ARE ALREADY GOING THE EXTRA MILE EVEN WHEN YOU ARE EXHAUSTED, YOU ARE MUSTERING UP UNIMAGINABLE COURAGE TO PUT ON THE SCRUBS AND GIVE OUR LOVED ONES A FIGHTING CHANCE EVEN WHEN YOU ARE ANXIOUS, YOU ARE DELIVENG PACKAGES, STOCKING SHELVES AND DOING THE ESSENTIAL WORK SO ALL OF US CAN KEEP MOVING FORWARD EVEN WHEN IT ALL FEELS SO OVERWHELMING, WORKING PARENTS ARE SOMEHOW PIECING IT ALL TOGETHER WITHOUT CHILDCARE, TEACHERS ARE GETTING CREATIVE SO OUR KIDS CAN STILL LEARN AND GROW OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE DESPERATELY FIGHTING TO PURSUE THEIR DREAMS WHEN THE HORRORS OF SYSTEMIC RACISM SHOOK ROTHE COUNTRY AND OUR CONSCIENCE, MILLIONS OF AMERICANS OF EVERY AGE, NSAND BACKGROUND ROSE UP TO MARCH FOR EACH OTHER CRYING OUT FOR JUSTICE AND PROGRESS THIS IS WHO WE STILL ARE COMPASSIONATE RESILIENT DECENT PEOPLE WHOSE FORTUNES ARE BOUND WITH ONE ANOTHER IT IS WELL PAST TIME FOR OUR WE LEADERS TO ONCE AGAIN REFLECT OUR TRUTH SO IT IS UP TO US, TO ADD OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES TO THE COURSE OF HISTORY, ECHOING HEROES LIKE JOHN LEWIS WHO SAID WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT RIGHT, YOU MUST SAY SOMETHING YOU MUST DO SOMETHING THAT IS THE TRUEST FORM OF EMPATHY NOT JUST FEELING BUT DOING NOT JUST FOR OURSELVES OR OUR KIDS, BUT FOR EVERYONE FOR ALL OF OUR KIDS IF WE WANT TO KEEP THE POSSIBILITY OF PROGRESS ALIVE IN OUR TIME AND WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO LOOK OUR CHILDREN IN LE THE EYE AFTER R THIS SELECTION, WE HAVE GOT TO REASSERT OUR PLACE IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND WE UR%HAVE GOT TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO ELECT MY FRIEND JOE BIDEN AS THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE U.S THANK YOU ALL GOD BLESS >> MICHELLE OBAMA WITH A PASSIONATE ENDORSEMENT OF JOE BIDEN AND SHE WAS CRITICAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP AS WE THOUGHT, SHE SAID DONALD TRUMP IS THE WRONG LD PRESIDENT FOR THE COUNTRY BUT TO ME IT WAS A IMPERATIVE TO VOTE, YOU HAVE TO VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT >> IT WAS VERY PRACTICAL, YES A ENDORSEMENT ON JOE BIDEN BUT IT WAS PRACTICAL IN TERMS OF PRGETTING OUT TO VOTE TO IT TONIGHT, GET YOUR BALLOT AND SEND IT RIGHT BACK LET’S GO TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS FOR THE REPUBLICAN SIDE OF THINGS THIS ISSUE OF VOTING IN A PANDEMIC, HOW BIG OF A CONCERN IS IT? >> IT IS A BIG CONCERN AND SHE STATED CLEARLY THAT PEOPLE NEED TO BE AWARE OF SOME OF THE SHENANIGANS THAT ARE GOING ON WHEN SHE TOLD PEOPLE THEY MAY HAVE TO PACK A BREAKFAST AND DINNER AND WAIT % ALL DAY AND DO NOT LEAVE THE LINE, SHE IS SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO A LOT OF VOTERS LIKE EEL WHAT DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN DOING IS SENDING A SIGNAL THAT HE WANTS TO FIGURE

OUT WAYS FOR VOTES NOT TO COUNT SHE WAS POWERFUL AND I THINK SHE DID A GREAT JOB CONTRASTING THE CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY OF JOE BIDEN WITH THAT OF OFTHE CURRENT PRESIDENT >> SPEAK TO THIS IDEA OF GETTING OUT TO VOTE, HOW IMPORTANT IS IT? >> AS A MAJOR THEME OF TONIGHT AND MICHELLE’S SPEECH, IT GIVES IV ME NO PLEASURE TO SAY THIS BUT SHE HAS BECOME A FIRST-CLASS SPEAKER YOU HAVE SEEN HER GROWING IN THIS WAY IT WAS A EFFECTIVE PIECE OF RHETORIC I WILL SAY ECTHE EMOTION PUNCH WAS MORE ANTI- TRUMP THEN PRO BIDEN BOTH OF THE SPEECHES IN MY MIND REFLECTED THE CURRENT DYNAMIC OF THE RACE WHICH IS ALL WABOUT TRUMP, MORE REFERENDUM ON THE PRESIDENT THAN IT IS ABOUT THE BIDEN PER SE EVEN THOUGH THEY BOTH SAID NICE THINGS ABOUT JOE BIDEN, CLEARLY IT WAS CRAWL OVER BROKEN GLASS TO VOTE AGAINST TRUMP >> THERE IS ENTHUSIASM IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IT IS MORE FOR N CR UNSEATING PRESIDENT TRUMP THAN ELECTING JOE BIDEN BUT WHATEVER THE REASON THEY WANT PEOPLE AT THE POLLS AND THAT WAS THE E EMPHASIS OF THE SPEECH >> WE WILL BE BACK WITH SOME FINAL THOUGHTS AND A QUICK LOOK AHEAD AT THE REST OF THE WEEK WHEN WE CONTINUE IN JUST A MOMENT >>> IT IS SAID THERE’S NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT’S PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK >> LET’S GO! >> IT’S STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING IT’S TV, MOVIES, EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS, ORIGINAL CHARACTERS >> DUH >> IT’S SPORTS >> BREAKING NEWS >> DOCS, TOONS >> WAIT, THERE’S MORE! >> MORE? >> YES, YES, MORE >> TONS IT’S QUICK STUFF, BINGE STUFF, TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF IT’S TRENDING, MIND-BENDING IT’S LATE NIGHT, EARLY MORNING >> GOOD MORNING >> IT’S, “DID YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE?” IT’S FOR YOU, FOR “EW,” FOR “AWW.” IT’S CHRISLEY, PAWNEE, MONKEY, E.T >> OH? >> OH! >> AND IT’S FREE >> FREE >> FREE >> FREE >> FREE >> FREE! >> WHO’S WITH ME?>> THAT’S PEACOCK >> GUESS WHO >> THAT’S WHO >> ME? >> THAT’S WHAT THAT’S WHY >> COME ON >> BOOM MIC DROP >> YOU CAN’T NOT WATCH >>> WE’D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE’RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON’T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT’S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU’RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT’S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> MORE AMERICANS WATCH NBC NEWS NOW THAN ANY OTHER NEWS ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD , >>> WE NOW KNOW WHAT DAY UNCONVENTIONAL CONVENTION LOOKS LIKE TO MAKE THE FIRST EVER VIRTUAL CONVENTION, WE ARE ALLOWED TO SAY THIS THERE IS A LOT MORE TO COME THIS WEEK >> THAT CONCLUDES OUR COVERAGE FOR NOW OF NIGHT ONE OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, STILL TO COME, DOCTOR JILL BIDEN, AND HARRIS >> I WILL SEE YOU BRIGHT AND EARLY TOMORROW MORNING ON THE TODAY SHOW AND WE WILL BE BACK HERE TOMORROW NIGHT AT 10 PM EASTERN >>> THANK YOU FOR JOINING US EVERYONE, HAVE A GOOD NIGHT IGHT. ,