Sep
03
‘The Five’ on Biden being pressed on past controversies


♪ ♪>>Dana: HELLO EVERYONE, I AM DANA PERINO, 5:00 IN NEW YORK CITY, THIS IS “THE FIVE” .” THE BATTLE FOR 2020 GETTING UP NOW THAT JOE BIDEN HAS OFFICIALLY ENTERED THE RACE. PRESIDENT TRUMP GOING ON THE ATTACK AGAINST THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AND DEMOCRATIC FRONT RUNNER.>>HE IS NOT THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT BULB IN THE GROUP, HE IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH PRESIDENT GEE, THAT’S A DIFFERENT LEVEL OF ENERGY AND FRANKLY, INTELLIGENCE.>>I CAN’T BELIEVE IT, I AM A YOUNG, VIBRANT MAN. I LOOK AT JOE, I DON’T KNOW ABOUT HIM. I DON’T KNOW.>>Dana: BIDEN RETURNING FIRE TODAY ON “THE VIEW.”>>THE BEST WAY TO JUDGE ME IS WATCH, C. I HAVE THE ENERGY AND THE CAPACITY. THIS IS SHOW ME BUSINESS.>>SO YOU AREN’T SLEEPY JOE?>>THAT IS THE FIRST TIME I’VE EVER BEEN REFERENCED THAT WAY BY ANYONE ELSE.>>Dana: HE WAS ALSO ASKED ABOUT CONTROVERSIES THAT COULD HURT HIM IN THE PRIMARIES INCLUDING ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLATING PERSONAL SPACE AND HIS TREATMENT OF ANITA HILL.>>ARE YOU PREPARED TO APOLOGIZE TO THOSE WOMEN?>>I AM REALLY SORRY IF WHAT I DID, IF, IN FACT, THEY TOOK IT A DIFFERENT WAY. SORRY I INVADED YOUR SPACE, I AM SORRY THIS HAPPENED.>>YOU REACHED OUT TO ANITA HILL AND EXPRESSED SOME REGRET TO HER ABOUT THE WAY YOU BEHAVED BACK IN 1991.>>IN TERMS OF — IF YOU GO BACK AND LOOK AT WHAT I SAID AND DIDN’T SAY, I DON’T THINK I TREATED HER BADLY. SPEAK TO THE PRESENT IS NOT WAITING WASTING ANY TIME, HE IS JUST GOI WASTING ANY TIME, HE IS JUST GOG TO GO FOR IT RIGHT AWAY.>>Jesse: THE SLEEPY THING DEFINITELY STICKS, I DIDN’T REALIZE HOW SLEEPY HE WAS UNTIL HE ANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT HIM BEING SLEEPY. THERE IS GOING TO BE AN ISSUE FOR JOE AND I DON’T THINK HE WILL HAVE THE TEMPERAMENT OR THE PALLET TO HANDLE IT. HE’S NOT USED TO BEING THE FRONT RUNNER OR USED TO BEING ATTACKED FROM THE LEFT AND HE’S NOT USED TO TOUGH QUESTIONS FROM THE MEDIA. HE IS PRIVILEGED, WHITE, STRAIGHT, CHRISTIAN MALE IN THIS PRIMARY, THERE’S GOING TO BE MOMENTS EITHER IN THE DEBATE OR ON THE TRAIL WHERE HE IS GOING TO GET ATTACKED AND HE IS GOING TO SNAP AND HE’S GOING TO LOSE BECAUSE HE IS FRUSTRATED AND DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE HIMSELF. THOSE WILL BE THE DEFINING MOMENTS WHEN PEOPLE ATTACK HIM. THE OTHER PROBLEM IS MEDIA, BARACK OBAMA HAD 100% MEDIA SUPPORT. BIDEN IS NOT GOING TO HAVE THAT. YOU’VE SEEN NOW, “THE DAILY BEAST” WHICH IS A TRADITIONAL PARTISAN ATTACK RAGGED, THEY HAVE A STORY SAYING OUT THIS WAS A BUMBLING AND STUMBLING INTERVIEW. HE NEEDS TO CONSOLIDATE MEDIA SUPPORT BECAUSE RIGHT NOW HIS OPPONENTS ARE DUMPING ALL THE TRADITIONAL MEDIA PLACEMENTS, THESE ONLINE PUBLICATIONS, THEY DON’T LIKE HIM ANYWAY BECAUSE HE’S TOO MODERATE AND CABLE NEWS I BELIEVE EVERYBODY KNOWS ON CABLE THAT JOE BIDEN IS AN OVERRATED CANDIDATE THAN THEY ARE GOING TO BUILD THEM UP AND TEAR HIM DOWN AND YOU JUST WATCH.>>Dana: LET ME PLAY THIS FOR YOU, TALK ABOUT WHAT JESSIE SAID AND ALSO HOWARD DEAN’S POINT.>>THIS PARTY HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY 35-YEAR-OLDS, THE PEOPLE WHO WON THE RACES ARE 35 YEARS OLD AND THEY ARE MOSTLY CENTRISTS. THEY GET ALL THE PRESS. THERE IS 37 PEOPLE THAT COME FROM ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, KANSAS. THAT’S WHERE WE PICKED UP THE SEATS.>>I DON’T KNOW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THERE. IT WAS LIKE HE WAS MAD THAT THEY WERE YOUNG. I JUST REALIZED, HE SCRAMBLED MY BRAIN. THE PROBLEM WITH JOE BIDEN IS THAT HE’S BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG, LONG TIME AND THERE IS NO DEFINING POSITIVE ACHIEVEMENT HE CAN .2. HE IS LIKE THAT CHARACTER ON TV SHOW THAT’S THERE ALL THE TIME, GUNTHER ON FRIENDS, THE PARIS STEP. HE’S IN EVERY SINGLE EPISODE BUT THERE’S NO IMPACT. HE IS THE GUENTHER CANDIDATE, HE IS LIKE YOUR TONSILS. IF THEY’RE NOT THERE YOU’RE NOT GOING TO MISS YOUR TONSILS, DANA. THIS IS A BATTLE BETWEEN PHYSICAL EVIDENCE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECT. TRUMP OFFERS THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF ACHIEVEMENT, JOBS, GREAT ECONOMY, GDP, STRONGER MILITARY. BIDEN OFFERS THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STRATEGY. TRUMP MAKES YOU FEEL BAD. BUT THE PROBLEM IS IT WON’T WORK BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIKE TRUMP TO VOTE FOR HIM, YOU DON’T. WE’VE GONE PAST THE IDEA OF PERSONALITY AND WE ARE NOW LOOKING AT THE PRACTICAL ELEMENTS OF AN ADMINISTRATION AND IT’S REALLY AN AWESOME TIME IN HISTORY TO HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO LIKES TO PARTICIPATE LIKE AMERICA’S HECKLER. YOU’RE JUST GOING TO GO ON FOR TWO YEARS, TRUMP IS GOING TO BE AMERICA’S HECKLER AND IT’S GOING TO BE KIND OF FUN.>>Dana: WE LISTEN TO ANOTHER PIECE TO WHAT GREG WAS JUST SAYING, JOE BIDEN ABOUT AMERICANS COMING BACK.>>AMERICA IS COMING BACK LIKE WE USED TO BE. ETHICAL, TELLING THE TRUTH, MOVING IT AWAY. ALL THOSE GOOD THINGS.>>Dana: IS THAT THE RATIONALE FOR HIS PRESIDENCY, THAT HE IS GOING TO BRING US BACK TO ALL THE THINGS WE JUST SAID, IS THAT THE GOAL?>>Juan: HE WANTS TO GET US BACK AWAY FROM WHAT GEORGE CONNOLLY HAS NOW CALLED “DERANGED DONALD.” HE’S GOING TO BRING US BACK TO CIVILITY, HONEST KINDS OF CONVERSATIONS, NOT RACIAL DIVISION, NOT BULLYING PEOPLE. YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK YOU ARE MISSING HERE, THE BIG NEWS OF THE DAY IS JOE BIDEN RAISING $6.3 MILLION IN 24 HOURS WHICH WAY EXCEEDS MY EXPECTATIONS, I DIDN’T THINK HE WAS CAPABLE OF IT BECAUSE A LOT OF IT CAME FROM SMALL DONORS WHO FUELED BERNIE SANDERS AND I HAD THE IMPRESSION THAT JOE BIDEN IS — HAS NEVER BEEN A GREAT FUND-RAISER, WOULD BE ABLE TO GO AT IT IN THIS WAY. HE DID. DONALD TRUMP GOING AT HIM AS SLEEPY OR TIRED OR DUMB, IT’S JUST NOT TRUE. HE IS INTELLIGENT — LET ME FINISH. HE IS AN INTELLIGENT MAN. I THINK MOST AMERICANS KNOW THAT AND WHEN YOU SEE HIM ON “THE VIEW” TODAY, HE’S TALKING ABOUT HIS SON AND WHEN HE STARTS TO CRY IN FRONT OF A MOSTLY FEMALE AUDIENCE, HE COMES ACROSS AS GENUINE, AUTHENTIC, CONNECTING WITH WOMEN IN A WAY DONALD TRUMP COULDN’T DREAM OF. I KNOW JOE BIDEN, I’VE DEALT WITH HIM. JOE BIDEN WAS IN THE SENATE. SIX TIMES SENT TO THE SENATE BY THE CITIZENS OF DELAWARE, HE WAS NOT ONLY THE GUY WHO WAS THERE AHEAD OF JUDICIARY BUT FOR MANY OTHERS BUT REMEMBER –>>Greg: HE WAS GREAT WITH ANITA HILL, YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE WOMEN PART.>>Juan: PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE, I KNOW IN YOUR PARTISAN WORLD THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE, HE IS THE MOST ESTEEMED SENATOR OF HIS TIME.>>Dana: CAN I GET EMILY IN? THE OTHER PEOPLE THAT INITIALLY CAME OUT — A LITTLE BIT OF A BROADSIDE AGAINST BIDEN WAS BERNIE SANDERS AND ELIZABETH WARREN. BERNIE SANDERS ATTACKING HIM FOR HAVING A HIGH ROLLING FUND-RAISER LAST NIGHT IN PHILADELPHIA AND WAR — IT WAS KIND OF AN ARCANE ISSUE, SHE’S NEVER REALLY LIKED HIM.>>Emily: IT MAKES SENSE TO ME THAT THEY CAME OUT SWINGING RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONES THAT HAVE THE MOST TO LOSE. IF ANYONE THEY WILL LOSE THEIR SUPPORTERS TO BIDEN. AS THE ATTACKS INCREASE, I FEEL LIKE IN TERMS OF THE PRESIDENT’S ATTACK, AND TO SPEAK TO YOUR POINT, EVERYBODY’S POINT, IT MAKES ME THINK OF — TRUMP IS OUR SHARK IN THE WATER AND REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH MONEY BIDEN RAISES HE IS SIMILAR TO A JET IN THAT HE RAISED A TON OF MONEY TO AND ULTIMATELY IT DOESN’T MATTER AND TRUMP SMELLS THAT GERIATRIC FIELD AND HE’S GOING AFTER HIM BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO BE EASY TO PICK OFF AND HE WOULD LOVE TO RUN AGAINST HIM IN 2020 BUT IT’S EASY TO PICK OFF NOW. HE IS 30 YEARS OF NOTHING AND I THINK THE ARGUMENT OF NAME RECOGNITION THERE’S ALSO A LOT OF NAME FATIGUE AND YOU CAN SEE IN THE MEDIA COVERAGE, THERE IS SOME REPORTS THE MEDIA WAS GLOWING REPORTS OF HIM AND “THE VIEW” VIEWERS LOVE HIM. I AM ON THE OTHER FLIP SIDE WHERE THIS ENTIRE THING IS TOTALLY LAUGHABLE.>>Juan: WHAT I THOUGHT, I THINK IT WORKED FOR HIM JUST LIKE YESTERDAY WITH THE ROLLOUT, I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE SAID HEY, WHY DID HE FOCUSED SO HEAVILY ON CHARLOTTESVILLE? TODAY, DONALD TRUMP IS BACK ON WHAT HE SAID ABOUT CHARLOTTESVILLE — WOW.>>Jesse: BIDEN QUOTED THOMAS JEFFERSON, A SLAVEHOLDER.>>Juan: ROBERT E. LEE WAS A