March 17, 2016 - Food Deserts & Hillary Clinton Faces Sexism

  • 03/17/2016

Rapper 2 Chainz breaks down what the GOP could face with a brokered convention, and Mike Yard, Robin Thede and Joanna Coles discuss the sexism targeted at Hillary Clinton.


-(whooping, applause continue)-Thank you very much!

Thank you! Man, what a crowd!

-(whooping, whistling, applause)-Oh! Thank you so much. Please.

-(audience chanting "Larry!")-Please have a seat. Please.

Thank you. Thank you very much.Thank you very much.

I like each night, it sort ofgoes, "Larry, Larry..."

It just kind of disappearsin the night.

Welcome to The Nightly Show. I'm Larry Wilmore.

By the way, editor in chiefof Cosmo Joanna Coles,

joins us tonight, you guys.

-(cheering, applause)-Very excited about that.

I'm very excited about that.

Well. Now, the latest newsin the circus

that is the Republicannomination for president,

uh, is that theremay not be a clear winner

and this fight may goall the way to the convention.

NEWSMAN: Trump has not yet sealed

the Republican nomination, raising the specter

of a brokered convention.

...brokered convention.

NEWSWOMAN: ...brokered convention.

...brokered convention.

...brokered convention...

...brokered convention, yes.

Not to be confusedwith a broker convention.

-(laughter)-Uh, right.

When a bunch of real estateagents go buck wild

at a Duluth DoubleTree.


Do not get that confused,you guys.

But what isa brokered convention?

Well, here's rapper 2 Chainzto help us understand

in another installmentof 2 Chainz Explainz.

♪ 2 Chainz

♪ Explainz.

(cheering, applause)

Hi. I'm 2 Chainz.


And a brokered conventiongoes down

when no single candidatehas the 1,237 delegates

needed to winthe Republican nomination.

Now, if this happens,the convention goes ham.


They release all the delegates,and they make you vote again.

They don't care who youvoted for the first time around.

Now, that's gangsterright there.


If the delegates vote againand no one gets that top spot,

they just keep votingand voting and voting

until they reach1,237 delegates.

And even though a brokeredconvention hasn't happened

in 64 years, if it ever happens,

it's gonna be a hot mess.

So, in 1924, delegatesat the Democratic convention

had to vote 103 timesbefore they picked the nominee.

103 times!

Ain't nobody got time for that!



So, you know me.

I got a thug life, one wife,

a mistress and a girlfriend.




This has been 2 Chainz Explainz,you guys!

♪ 2 Chainz

♪ Explainz.

Okay. Now for our top story.

In DC yesterday,all eyes turned

to the highest courtin the land.

And I'm not talking about thedaytime judge show Rasta Court.

You're free to go, man! Shabba!

(reggae beat playing)

I know, technically, that isthe highest court, you're right.

-(laughter)-You guys are right.

You know, in 15 years,I've never seen anyone punished

on that show.I don't know what it is.

No, the high courtI'm talking about,

the U.S. Supreme Court.

Now, despite Republican threatsto block anyone he chose,

Obama nominated a replacement

for the allegedly non-murderedJustice Antonin Scalia.

Today I am nominating ChiefJudge Merrick Brian Garland

to join the Supreme Court.

Wait, hold on.Did he say Merrick Garland?

Okay, don't get me wrong,Merrick Garland's

a good name for a judge,but it's a great name

for so many other things.

-(laughter)-Doesn't it? Like, for instance,

Merrick Garland, a sexy Bayouvampire in an Anne Rice novel.

-(laughter)-Mm, mm. Right?

Or... or how aboutMerrick Garland,

an old country estateoutside of Atlanta

that was probably builtby slaves.

-(laughter)-Or Merrick Garland,

an evil oil tycoon froman '80s primetime soap opera.


What's that, Ghost Scalia?The kind of evil oil tycoon

who would smother a SupremeCourt justice with a pillow

at a Texas ranch?


Justice Scalia, yoursleep number is... eternity!

-(horror movie music plays)-(evil chuckling)


-(whooping)-(speaking indistinctly)

I don't know why we'restaying on that story.

Um, excuse me,one of America's finest justices

doesn't deserve justice?

Mm-mm. Now, Merrick Garland isan eminently qualified justice,

so qualified that last weekRepublican senator, Orin Hatch,

held Garland upas an ideal bipartisan choice,

calling the justice"a fine man,"

before adding that Obamaprobably wouldn't pick him

because he's too moderate.

And back in 2010, Hatch calledGarland a "consensus nominee."

Well, GOP,Obama picked a moderate.

So does that meanSenate Majority Leader

and old-age Mutant Ninja TurtleMitch McConnell

-(laughter)-will, uh... will, uh,

relent in his blockadeagainst an Obama nominee?

No. No, it does not.

NEWSMAN: According to his spokesperson,

McConnell called Garland todayto let him know, quote...

Called him?

McConnell broke up with himover the phone?


Uh, uh-huh, Mrs. Garland, uh...


Uh, yeah, is Merrick home?

Mm. Hey, Merrick. This is Mitch.How's it going, man?

Yeah. Yeah, me, too, me, too.

Look, um, I don't thinkI'll be able to see ya. Uh...

Well, no, I just got outof a long relationship

with another justice, you know.

Yeah, I do thinkit was murder. Yeah.

-(laughter) -No,they never found the pillow.

No, they never...

Look, Merrick,no, it's not you, no.

It's-it's me.

Yeah, I'm just kind ofa petty asshole. Got to go.

(whooping, applause, whistling)

Yeah, that's kind of what I got.I don't know.

(sighs) Okay, Congress, canI talk to you guys for a minute?

Look... right now, both sidesare in a stupid political fight

over one of the most importantpositions in all the land.

Yeah, the Democrats started itwith the Bork nomination,

Biden said some bull (bleep)20 years ago,

the Republicans held Obama's

circuit court nominationshostage forever--

probably becausehe tried to block Alito,

who, by the way,still made it onto the court--

but it doesn't matter.

Both sides are actinglike children.

You know what?Can we stop this,

and you just doyour (bleep) job?


I mean, think about it.

Why do you think the approvalrating for congress is at 13%?

It's because of crap like this.

It's true.

I mean, Subway Jared

has a higherapproval rating than that.

Google it, it's true.

No, it's not.I just made it up.

Look... I'll tell you what.Okay, I'll tell you what,

you guys are supposed to bethe leaders of America.

We're supposedto follow you, right?

You're not doing your job?Okay.

I'm not gonna do my job,all right?

-MAN: Aw...-No, no, no, no.

I'm just gonna sit hereand I'm not gonna do my job.


-Not gonna do my job...(muttering) -(laughing)

If you guys laugh,technically, I'm doing my job.

(audience chuckles, stops)

Thank you.

(audience chuckles)



Okay, how doesthe candy come down?

DRE:Hey, Larry.

Uh... Uh, what's up, Dre?

Uh, Larry, the brassat Comedy Central called.

They saidyou have to do your job.

What? Wait, Dre,are you sure about that?


So you're saying I'm heldto a higher degree

-of accountabilitythan congress? -Afraid so.

All right.We'll be right back.

-♪ -(cheering, applause)

Thank you.Welcome back.

Now, there's a major crisisin America, uh,

that doesn'tget a lot of attention.

REPORTER: Some 23 1/2 million Americans nationwide,

including 6 1/2 million children,

currently living in food deserts.

Okay, so whatis a food desert, really?

For more, we turn to ourresident food snob

Jordan Carlos,or, as I like to call him,

-Foody McHipsterton.(laughs)

-(cheering, applause)-Thank you, Larry.

Yes... yes, yes,apparently a food desert

is not whatI originally thought--

an extra dry white wineserved with a melba toast.

Yes, there's practicallya food desert in my mouth.

You really are a FoodyMcHipsterton, aren't you?

-Yes, yes. -Okay, Jordan, so,what exactly is a food desert?

-What is that?-Great question.

I went to find out for myself.Welcome to my journey.

Ceviche de mango?

When'd you guys get this in?

I'm Jordan Carlos, Nightly Show contributor

and arbiter of good taste.

I live in Brooklyn, where the finer things in life

are only a step away.

Food, to me, isn't just nourishment,

it's a way of life.

So when I heard about

a so-called "food desert",

I knew I had to find outmore about it.

A food desert is a neighborhood

where people havevery little access

to a supermarketor a large grocery store.

You're saying a large numberof people in America

don't live near a grocery store?

80% of those food desertsare in city areas,

where people livefurther than one mile

from a grocery store

that sells fresh fruitsand vegetables.

It's-it's the age-old question:

if the grocery storewon't come to you,

why don't you justhop in your Prius and go to...

I'm sorry, is theresomething funny about this...

Okay, yeah, you know,food deserts

are not in, you know,neighborhoods

where people has... have Priusesor Mercedes or even...

-Okay, Volvos.-Volvos or even...

-Fine, Foresters.-Okay.

These are neighborhoods whichare primarily low-income people.

These people...You know, the desert people

that you were saying...

This is not a real desert.This is really a metaphor, okay?

You need to goto Camden, New Jersey.

I challenge youto find an heirloom tomato.

-Challenge accepted.-Okay, deal.

Where's my Prius?

I accepted Ester's challengeand set off to Camden

to find that heirloom tomato.

Where your organic section?

Do you have any,uh, farm-to-table

or free-range eggs?Anything like that?

Where would that area be?

Anyway, I guessI'll keep poking around.

FUCHS: People thought that poor people

didn't want to eat healthy foods and it turns out

that's actually not true, it's just not there.

CARLOS: Maybe this is a little desertesque.

Has it been a mile yet?

Damn it, I forgot my fit bit.

Sugary cereal, sugary sugar. Where's the food?

Mm. Mm.

Uh, hey, I-I was noticingthere's, like,

a lot of sugary snacks here.

I-I'm lookingfor the organic food.

No, no organic, j-just regular.

But why don't youhave organic food?

Convenience store mean closer,

it don't mean thatyou have everything.

CARLOS: Why is cake mix more convenient than fresh produce?

FUCHS (echoing): I challenge you

to find an heirloom tomato

in Camden, New Jersey.

These doughnuts are processed--they're all processed!

This cheeseis neither locally sourced

nor are these cherries(bleep) in season!

It's non... It's-it's madewith robot parts.

I-I don't know what this is.


FUCHS: You know what these kinds of diets produce for people?

You have high rates of diabetes

and high rates of obesity,

because you have to fill yourself up with cheap stuff

and all of that is empty calories and fattening.


FUCHS (echoing): So where's the tomato now?

Oh! Oh.


(Fuchs laughing)



Just one pieceof sustainable something!

In the United States,

we have 13.6 million people

-living in food deserts. -(gasps)

(sobbing hysterically)


Oh! Shoot.



I'm fine!

CARLOS: Ester challenged me to walk a mile

in someone else's shoes, but I had to walk five times that far

just to get fresh produce.

I prize you above all else.

I put you inside me.

Mmm, mmm.

Oh, God, yes.

But enough talk.

Time to lie in glory with my heirloom goddess.

Mmm, mmm!



Oh, my God.(coughs)

You're closing up soon?

Yeah. Got it. I'm just gonna...

I'm just getting the one.

Thank you, Jordan!

To learn more about food desertsand how you can help,

check out Hunger Free Americafor research, donation,

and volunteer opportunities,or look up

your local anti-hunger groupsonline.

-We'll be right back.-(cheering and applause)

Welcome back!I'm here with my panel.

First up, Nightly Show Contributor Mike Yard.

(cheering and applause)

And Nightly Show ContributorRobin Thede.

(cheering and applause)

And she's the editor-in-chiefof Cosmopolitan, Joanna Coles.

-(cheering and applause)-Yeah.

And for everyone at home,join our conversation right now

on Twitter, @NightlyShow,using the hashtag, #Tonightly.

Okay, so earlier this week...I remember watching this, too.

I was like... (cringes)After Hillary's big primary win,

um, Morning Joe's Joe Scarborough tweeted,

"Smile.You just had a big night."

Right? Okay.

A lot of people, especially women, weren't too happy,

and he was bombarded with, like, a slew of responses,

including this Daily News headline calling him out

-as sexist, right? -Right.

Okay, so my question is, why do you think

-this struck such a chord?-Well, it's really

the oldest form of streetharassment there is for women,

right?Any woman in this audience,

any woman watching this show,knows what it's like

walking past a construction site

and you start gettingthe shouts. And it's kind of,

"Cheer up, love!Come on, it's not that bad.

-Give us a smile!" And I feellike Joe Scarborough, -Right.

whose show I loveand I've been lucky enough

to go on many times, butthis was not his finest moment.

-And I have seen him in pajamas.-Right.

-I know this was nothis finest moment. -Oh!

I think that... And-and,you know, here's the thing,

what do we want from Hillary?We don't want a smiler in chief.

-We want a president. We wantsomeone -Right. -Correct.

-that will make decisions.-Yes. Right.

Yeah. It's like... No one'sgonna tell Bernie to smile.

That would be frightening.Like, no one wants to see...

-I love Bernie,but, like, no one... -Well...

Well, I don't know.Look, I-I feel like if he...

It's like if somebody told JoeScarborough, like, "Be smart!

-You're on the news."Like, he has every right -Yeah.

-to not be smart, you know?-Yeah.

Did it strike you in any way,Mike?

YARD:You know what?

For me, and we got to keep it100 on this show.

WILMORE: Keep it...No, keep it 100. Absolutely.

That's what we do on this show.As a man who never felt...

COLES: I think 120 on this one,though. An always honest answer.

I always go... I always go 100.I never... Whatever.

At the risk of being publicenemy number one on Twitter.

WILMORE:Just speak your mind, man.

-Speak your mind.-I don't get this one.

I don't get this one,because to tell you the truth,

if I watched that,and she wasn't smiling,

I probably would have thoughtthe same thing.

I wouldn't have tweeted it,but I would have thought,

"(Bleep), you're almostpresident! (Bleep) be happy!"

Right? Because,let me tell you something.

If I'm a stone's throw awayfrom the presidency,

I'm break dancing.You hear me?

-WILMORE: Right.-I'm coming in... I'm coming in

with a barrel roll,I'm high fiving people

with my feet, Larry.That's how excited

-I would be.-COLES: But I see...

But my advice would beto not throw that stone

if you're that closeto the presidency.

-Yeah, yeah, and I'm gladyou didn't tweet. -Yes.

But I also think thatthere's a serious point here,

which is that actuallyTuesday night was really

Hillary actually...the sort of official idea

she's gonna get the nomination,right? -THEDE: Right.

WILMORE: Sure. She's steppinginto inevitability right now.

-Right. Absolutely.-WILMORE: Right.

And so, her moment and whatshe was doing, I think...

-WILMORE: Mm-Hmm.-...was taking it seriously,

because it is reallya serious election.

-Yeah. -And I thinkthat was the moment.

She didn't want to smileand make light of it.

This is a serious moment.She'd won every single state.

-WILMORE: Mm-hmm.-Bernie was nowhere to be seen.

And she was moving it forward,

and you saw her giving,basically,

-what was a general electionspeech. -THEDE: Yeah.

WILMORE: It's usually calledpresidential.

It's normally calledpresidential.

-Yes, that's what it's normallycalled. Yeah. -(applause)

-If it's a man that does it,it's presidential. -Right.

Right, and I do think...I do think...

-Why...? Go ahead. Sure.-I will just say.

There are no role modelsfor Hillary here.

-She cannot do anything right.-WILMORE: Mm-hmm. -THEDE: Right.

And no woman has troddenthis path before.

-No one has been in the WhiteHouse as the wife... -Right.

...then being senator,then being secretary of state...

WILMORE:It's an interesting road.

...and is still calledinexperienced.

And what you want is herexperience in that job.

-(applause & cheering) -WILMORE:Absolutely. I don't get

the whole shouting thing, too,where they keep saying

that they want Hillaryto stop shouting.

-YARD: Now there you got me.-I don't understand it.

There I'm with you.I am with you on that one.

I don't get it! You're speakingto 10,000 people or something.

But Trump shouts like frickin'Mussolini at every event.

-THEDE: Right. -COLES: Right.-(applause and cheering)

You know, Bernie shouts.

-All of them shout.-Bernie shouts.

-But Bernie shouts 'cause hecan't hear himself. -Oh. -Okay.

-Got it. Got it. -So Bernie'sreally shouting, I think.

-Yeah, you said it.-I think Bernie's shouting.

-So wrong.-But-but...

No one ever tells the queento smile.

No one ever toldMargaret Thatcher to smile.

-WILMORE: Right. -In fact,no one wanted her to smile.

They just wanted herto do the job.

-And the sort of weird thing...-WILMORE: She was the Iron Lady.

-She was the Iron Lady. -Right.-And people were terrified

of her, and there's a strangething in America where

people want to sort of hang outwith the president.

-WILMORE: Yes! Yes!-You remember

people would saywith George Bush,

"He's the guy I wantto have a beer with."

And you're like,"Dude, I've got news for you.

He's the president, he's nevergonna have a beer with you."

-Never gonna happen, right?-WILMORE: And, also...

-Why do you want to like them?-Yes.

-You just have them doa good job. -THEDE: Yeah.

Joanna, if I'm having a beerwith him,

guaranteed, he's notthe designated driver, right?

-(laughter)-Guaranteed. With Bush.

YARD: I don't want to havea beer with the president.

I want you to be doing your joball the time.

Exactly right. Exactly.

-Stop drinking and do your job.-(laughter)

-WILMORE: Right.-COLES: Maybe drink more

-and do your job.If you're Donald Trump. -Yeah.

Whatever helps youdo the job, though.

If Trump gets nominated,we're gonna have to say...

-We're all gonna be drinking.-"Stop drinking."

-COLES: We're all gonna bedrinking. Yeah. -Exactly.

We're all gonna be drinking.

WILMORE: Let me justask you this question.

I know we're running outof time, but, um, at...

I mean, as editor-in-chief,I mean, you face,

I'm sure, many obstaclesin the workplace.

Um, are there anyparticular problems

that a woman who leads faces?

Well, the really interestingthing is

that all the research shows,all the research shows

that success in a womanequals unlikability,

and that's just a real problemfor our culture at large.

And if you havea male politician,

and he goes backto his constituents and says,

"This is what I've done.I've passed this bill,

I've done this, I've done this,"people are thrilled.

If a female politicians goesback and tells her constituents,

"This is what I've done,I've got this bill passed,

I've made this progress,"people think she's bragging.

-WILMORE: Mm-hmm. -And it's sucha big cultural leap

for women still.

And you see it reflectedin the numbers.

You know, 20 senate seatsare held by women.

-18% of seats in Congress.-WILMORE: Mm-hmm.

Three percentof Fortune 500 companies.

And you just think,when are we gonna get a break?

When are we goingto be able to embrace power,

and people be okay...?Well, people?

Men be okay with it.And women, too, actually.

-Right. -Women, too.-(cheers and applause)

-Well, an example.-YARD: I don't know these men.

I don't know these menyou talk about.

I don't know these men that youtalk about. I'm sorry. I just...

I cannot... I don't knowthese guys that are threatened

by a woman with a good job.Maybe that is true.

-I'm not woman, I've never beena woman. -WILMORE: Mm-hmm.

COLES: Are you sure?Are you sure?

But, for me,I'm only attracted to women

that are way more powerfulthan me.

-WILMORE: I'll tell you what.-So I understand that.

-WILMORE: Yes. I will...-I don't get that.

I will introduce you

to the United States of Americaat some point.

-(laughter)-We'll be right back!

-YARD: I can have a differentopinion. -(cheers and applause)

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