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(somber music) – [Kamala] My career has
been about making decisions that impact people's lives. I've known throughout my career that when I make a decision, it will directly impact
a human being's life. – By the way, thanks
for agreeing to do this. I know we've got a lot going on. You've made a lot of tough
decisions in your life. I hope agreeing to be the
vice presidential candidate wasn't one of the toughest ones. – It wasn't tough at all, not at all. I'm just so looking forward to what we're going to be able to do. – Well, you and I are
going to have a lot to do, but I think we can do it. I talked to you about how
Barack and I worked it, and he asked me, is there
anything that I wanted, once I agreed to do it. And I said, yeah I do. I'd like to be able to be
the last person in the room in every important decision you make, and that's what I'd like you to do. I'd like you to be the
last, because I'm confident you will tell me the truth
about what you think, even if you disagree and I'm confident that your
judgment is really good. What are some of the toughest
decisions you've had to make? – Probably one of the toughest decisions is the decision that I
made to pull California out of the negotiations
with the five biggest banks of the United States around
the foreclosure crisis. – Well, I just walked out of the Oval and was heading down to the office and I got a call from Beau. He said, Dad, we're going
to go after the banks. And he mentioned you. – Yeah. – As you guys were partners, a much, much bigger decision for you, but how tough was that decision? – So your son, who took such pride in everything about you
and the relationship that the two of you had, he's the attorney general of Delaware, I'm the attorney general of California. During the foreclosure crisis, California often had seven of the top 10 cities in the nation hardest hit. – Yeah, I remember. – I felt compelled to take that decision and make that decision. And Beau said, Kamala,
I'm standing with you because it's the right thing. And, in Delaware, thank God, wasn't as impacted as some other states with the foreclosure crisis. But Beau said on principle, even though he would take political heat, even though he would have to spend significant political capital, he said, I'm standing with you. And I'll never forget that. We talked practically every day. – That's how I got to know you. – Yeah, I know. – You didn't know I got
to know you that way. I've heard you talk about
the way you were raised and your sister and how
you guys were together. – My mother, you know, would come home and she'd make dinner and
she's spend some time with us and then we'd go to bed, and she'd sit at that kitchen table figuring out how to make it all work. And so, when I talk about that thing that wakes us up in
the middle of the night and wakes up so many people
in the middle of the night, those are the issues that
we need to focus on, right? Which is the things that
cause people to lose sleep because they're worried
about how they're going to get through the end of the month and feed their kids and pay their rent. And that's what motivates me. You know, on the issue of home ownership, I was in high school when my mother was able to afford to buy our first home. I'll never forget it. We were so excited because
she was so excited. You know, we were renters,
we rented my entire, you know, up until that point. The issue of home ownership in America is so much bigger than
a financial investment. It really represents your hard work and the pride that you put into your work and the fact that you
worked hard to do this. It's your piece. – My dad came back to
Scranton after the war. At one point, I remember
he made what I call and a lot of parents have done it, the longest walk a parent can make up a short flight of stairs to say, Honey, we're not going to be able to go to that school next year. You can't play on that little league team. Dad doesn't have a job now. And I remembered that happening and we were going home and
living with my grandpop and my uncle in the home
that my mom was raised in. I thought about how much
pride it must've cost my dad to walk into my grandpop Finnegan's pantry and say, Ambrose,
can you take the kids and Jean, my mom, for a year, live here, and I promise I'll make it up? And we moved to a place
called Claymont, Delaware, but it took my dad, we moved
when I was in third grade, and it wasn't until seventh grade we were able to buy a home
in a new "development". – My mother passed away from cancer and my mother was the
most influential person, human being in my life. You know, when you're
going through an illness with someone you love so dearly, and you know, you're going
through taking them to chemo. And you're going through that process not knowing what the next
day or the next moment is going to hold. And on top of it, that
anybody in our country would also have to worry
about whether they might lose their house to pay
their medical bills, to take care of the person they love, is immoral and inhumane. – You know, you think
of all the people today who because of the negative way in which this president has
walked away with dealing with the COVID crisis. – [Kamala] Yeah. – COVID, he didn't cause, but my god, the way it's been responded to. – Yeah. – And I don't think he gets it, what that means to a parent. How can they maintain
their sense of dignity when they look at a
child who may have a need physically or otherwise, and know they can't figure
out how to deal with it. And he's in court trying to take away the one piece of insurance
that 20 million people got and 100 million people with
preexisting conditions have. We could be doing so
much more to make sure that you had the testing equipment, protective equipment
that the first responders and the nurses and the docs need to be able to take care of these people, the ability to test and trace. I mean, I just don't get how there's not just more significant understanding of the incredible pain that
is occurring in America and the economic chaos
that's caused from that. – You know, there's so
much about this pandemic that has accelerated what
was a problem before. People who were doing badly
before are doing worse now. People who, before the pandemic were hardworking, had a job, again, had dignity, are now,
because of this pandemic driving up or standing
in food lines for hours. And when you have a president
of the United States who is just dismissing
it like it's some thing he can just flick away
or magically wave a wand instead of stepping up to say my people are in crisis and I need to step up to take care of them. He doesn't have it in him. – We were already, I think,
in trouble before COVID. How many single parents out there even before the crisis, the
COVID crisis and economic crisis were trying to figure out how can I keep my job and take care of my child? – Yeah. – There should be automatic leave for people to be able to provide for the needs of their family. – That's right. – There should be childcare available and no one should have to pay more than a small percentage of their income to be able to get that childcare. The idea that you can't
get paid leave in America, it's just wrong. – And it's been highlighted
during this crisis. Is a mother or father
going to self-quarantine when they're not getting paid sick leave or paid family leave,
versus paying the rent or putting food on the table? – This administration made sure the Mar-a-Lago crowd went
to the head of the line. – Yeah. – You got 40% of the money
not going to small businesses. They've run out of that unemployment. You're fighting for it. The House has passed the legislation to make sure it goes forward. What are they thinking? – I believe they don't believe in the intelligence and the
ethics of the American people. People like to work. They want to work. They want to earn their living. And for them to suggest
that the American people instead want to game the system is an insult to the intelligence and the integrity of the American people. – You want to make this economy grow, you want to get it back, you
gotta give people a chance. – Right. What we have seen again is that this pandemic has highlighted the racial disparities
that existed before. African Americans before the pandemic, 20% more likely to have asthma, 40% more likely to have
high blood pressure. Black women three times
more likely to have lupus, which is an autoimmune disease. And we know that this virus, it preys on people with
preexisting conditions. And so we've seen Blacks and Latinos twice as likely to die from this virus. One of the great things
I love about our plan is that it takes into
account racial disparities. It acknowledges it so that we make sure that we're putting
resources in the communities that need them, and do it in a way that everyone comes out equal. – You're on the Judiciary Committee. When I got there as a young man I was put on Judiciary and
ended up being chairman of that committee for a long time. One of the things I was really proud of was the first time I was able to get the Voting Rights Act extended 25 years. We thought, boy we've made it. – Yeah. – Then along came that famous case, – Shelby V Holder. – Shelby V Holder. One of the things that
I'm worried about is there is a whole new effort
of Jim Crow out there. – Yes. – You have over, I think
it's over 33 states roughly that have passed laws,
something like 80-some laws that make it harder to vote. – In North Carolina, the
Court of Appeals said that law was designed
with "surgical precision", those were the words of the court, to prevent Black voters from voting. – There's still a significant effort in this administration
to make it more difficult for Americans to vote. When you and I get elected, God willing, we're going to push hard to make voting, Election Day, a national holiday so people don't have to take off work. – Absolutely! – There should be same-day registration. We're the greatest democracy in the world and voter turnout is being pushed by the other team to be lowered. What are they afraid of? I think they're afraid of
people showing up and voting. – I think they're afraid of the people, because when the people vote they vote in favor of things
like affordable child care and paid sick leave, they vote
in favor of working people, they vote in favor of the dignity of work. – With all that's going on, you have a pandemic, you
have an economic circumstance as bad as it was during the Depression, you've got a situation
where systemic racism has been stripped bare
for everyone to se it, and you've got a climate
crisis that is real and this president
pretends it doesn't exist. You look out there at this generation, from millennials down to Generation Z, they've been through hell. – Yeah. – [Joe] They had 9/11, then
they had The Great Recession. – That's right. – That we inherited in our administration. Now they have this and a lot
of their plans got put on hold. They're graduating from
school without graduations. They're not having their,
I know it sounds silly, but it matters, their proms,
their graduation ceremonies. But more importantly,
the jobs they thought they were going to go
to that they've spent all this time and money to get to. I mean, think of the people, all the debt that exists
that people borrowed to get to and through school. – That's right. – I don't think any
family that has an income less than $125000 should have to pay for a four-year public
state college education and or for community college. – You have that also
in our plan for HBCUs. – Yes well, we're going to give $70 billion to HBCUs for people. You went to one of the greatest. – I am a very proud graduate
of an HBCU, Howard University. But we have so many incredible HBCUs. One of the things about the plan also is it really is about supporting education after high school, and then the individual can decide what that education can be. And for some it'll be a four year college, for some it'll be a community college, for some it'll be – An apprentice program. – Right, and that's the great thing. It's about education after high school, and then all of those
tracks being available based on what a student wants
to do, but supporting that. – Right now, six out of 10 jobs in America require more than a high school degree. Jill has a great expression: any country that out-educates
us is going to out-compete us. – [Kamala] That's right. – This is about the future. This is the United States of America. Anytime we've ever set
our mind to something, we've never failed, as long
as we've done it together. – That's right. – And this constant effort to split us just seems to me to be
so counterproductive. – That's right. – Everybody thinks that
we've led the world because we're the most
powerful nation in the world. And that's true, we are. But we've not led by the
example of our power. It's been the power of our example. – Yes. – I really believe that the vast majority of the American people are truly decent. – Yes. – I think they're angry right now. I think they're fed up,
I think they're looking for some authenticity and some honesty. – We're better than this. – We are. I'm really excited you're
willing to do this with me. – I am very excited about it. We're going to get this done, Joe. – Yeah, I think we are. I think the country is. It's going to be hard, but I think they're going to be with us. – I do too. – Thanks.