Panel - Can Bernie Sanders Unify the Democratic Party?

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Wyclef Jean, Jordan Carlos and Franchesca Ramsey discuss Bernie Sanders's efforts to persuade his supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. (7:03)

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-Jordan Carlos.-(applause and cheering)

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Well, Michelle Obama's speech

-by far was the best speechlast night. -Yeah.

But Bernie Sanders' wasthe most important speech,

intended to unify the party,

but I thought it felt more likea breakup speech with his...

with his peeps, as they saidin the e-mails, right?

Um, right?

Um, how do you think he did?

Does the party feel united,or is there still a little...?

-It's gonna get united.-Uh-huh.

But, I mean, it was really hard.I mean, looking at it,

you know, it looked likeBernie was giving that speech,

-when you see the people crying.-Yeah.

Um, I was just like, man, weneed to legalize more weed, man.

(laughter, indistinct shouts)

-Agree. -Too emotionalright now, you know?

WILMORE: Yeah. They're in thethroes of the breakup, you know?

Yeah, yeah, you know,you make up to break up,

-Yeah. -and it's almost likeyou said, he was like, "Okay,

-"now I can no longerbe with you. -Yeah.

I want to turn you over now,"you know?

-(laughter)-Turn us over to who, man?

-Exactly. -You know?-CARLOS: "Go with her,"

that's... I mean,that's what he was trying to do.

I mean,it felt like, you know...

It was a classicbreakup speech, though.

He was like, "It's not... me,

it's... the political machine."

-You know? Um...-(laughter)

Which you hear a lot of.

You know, it was... it was sad.

I'm not convinced thatit did enough to unify things.

I think that there'sstill a wedge there.

Like, people were looking for,

like, breakup sexor something like that?

Yeah. Well, I mean, there arestages to a breakup, right?

-Right. -There's denialand anger and bargaining.

You know, they're like,you know, we saw a lot of that.

He was like, "You're gonnalike it over there with her."

And people were like,"No! No, Bernie!"

-You know?-I don't... I don't know

if it's gonna unify the party.

-I hope that it's going...-You don't think so?

I don't know.I feel like for the Democrats,

this feels kind of likegoing to the post office.

Like, you don'treally want to go,

but you-you really have toif you want to get those Zappos.

-And... -Yeah.-(laughter)

and so it's like, it's like,"Aah, this is really difficult."

And I hope that they get ittogether, because I'm scared.

-Uh-huh. -There's contention,there's contention right now.

I mean, that's what it is,and maybe that's

what a convention is--it's not a coronation.

You know what I mean?It's-it's, like, there's...

I mean, listen, I love Frozen as much as the next person,

-Right.-but it's not...


Oh, I guess... I guess Frozen is not a popular movie.


-Just not for a man in his 30s.-Yeah.

I have a kid!

I'm gonna... I'm not apologizingabout Frozen.

-WILMORE: Very fine movie.-Well, you know what, though?

-Uh-huh. -At the end of the day,he did endorse her,

and what I want allthe millennials to understand

-is he goes back to the senate,-Mm-hmm.

-and he really shaked upthe system. -Yeah.

And whether or nothe's gonna have power

when he gets back in the senateto really change things,

and I just want themto at least understand that.

So, you know, he's notdivorcing you all the way.

He shook up the platform.Is that what you're saying?

-Yeah. -Like, he definitelyinformed the platform.

He Uber'd it up.You know what I mean?

-(laughter)-You know what I mean?

Like cab dudes getting mad,like, "Yo, man."

-(laughter) -(bleep) Uber, man.You know what I mean?

You should stay with me, man.You know?

He disrupted the whole thing,is that what you're saying?

What did you thinkwhen Sarah Silverman, uh...

looked at the Bernie Brosand she said,

"You guys are being ridiculous"?

I thought... she handled themlike they were hecklers.

I mean, I thoughtthat was kind...

She handled themlike a comic would.

She was like,"All right, shut it down."

You know what I mean?And it... it worked,

but, um, I don' worked in the moment,

but that's not whatthose people are into.

You know what I'm saying? Like,they don't want to be told...

-they don't want to have...-JEAN: Can't we just grieve?!

-Yeah!-I think... I agree with her

that they were being ridiculous.

They even booed Bernie,you know?

It's, like, when the guyson the corner are like,

"Hey, queen,you got beautiful hair,"

and then when I don't respond,

they're like, "Nappy-headedbitch!" I'm like...

-(laughter) -"Is thathow you speak to your queen?"

-I know!-That's how I, like...

You were just the queen--what happened?

It's total betrayal.

-Uh-huh.-That's so funny.

Oh, my God. Now, this is...

uh, the DNC e-mail hackrevealed there are a lot of...

there were somequestionable things going on.

We talked about...we had Bernie on the show,

and I asked him about it,you know, months ago,

if he thoughtit was rigged against him,

and he thought so, but peoplego, "Aw, it's a conspiracy,

what are you talking about?"Can we show

a couple of them, Dre?

I mean, some of the thingsthat were said in it, um...

I mean, wanting to presentBernie as an atheist,

-or these types of things.-Yeah.

Uh, does the hack really hurtthe Democratic Party right now,

or do you think peopleare gonna forget about this?

This is how I look at it,man. Look, man,

the football's deflated, right?You feel me? So...

(panel laughs)

Wait, is-is thisa Patriots analogy right now?

You know, yeah, it is, man.Look, okay?

-Okay, we know. Let's...We slapped in the hands. -Right.

And let's keep it moving.

Because at the end of the day,it's Super Bowl time,

it's two's two teams, and you're gonna

have to go with one, you know?Was it wrong? Yes.

But... And we have to move onbecause we're on the brink

of an election and it's either

we're gonna chooseHillary Clinton--

you know what I mean--

or Spock.We have to figure it out.

-I think that it's...-So, in your football analogy,

there was a fightin practice and you're saying,

"Yo, (bleep),we got to play a game."

Yeah, that's what I'm saying.I'm like, yo, okay, I get it,

like, you know,it-it's not all gonna be good.

Politics is dirty. I mean,I ran for president of Haiti.

-Lord, this is light work here.-How did that go?

-CARLOS: Lord, Jesus. -I'm justsaying this is light work here,

you know what I mean?But all I could do, man, is...

I'm telling you this-- remember,I told you this on the show--

more e-mails are coming,but... so you can't

let that distract you.That's gonna come.

-You know what I'm saying?-Mm-hmm.

The Russians are doingthe Bogle dance. They're like,

(Russian accent):"More e-mail are come.

We are send more e-mailto Donald Trump."

-Wait... -I was gonnasay that-- that they're

doing the Bogle dance,but thank you, Wyclef.

-That... Yeah.-WILMORE: I know.

Is this all gonnabe forgotten soon, you think?

It's politics, right?We have to move forward.

-But... a vote is emotional.-Yeah.

And that's what peoplehave to understand.

And we're going to move forward.

It's g-it's gonna be dirty,politics is dirty.

We've seen dirty electionsbefore, we just ne...

we've never seen iton the reality show level,

-you know what I mean?-Right. -Yeah.

But definitely, we have tomove forward, but I really

want people to understandthis is probably

the most crucial election inthese United States of America.

It's... I reallywant the millenials

to definitely get that.

Okay, so, just get readyto get dirty.

-And like it, right?-Yeah, yeah.

Get ready to get dirty!


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