Democratic Presidential Debates 2019 Jun 27, 2019 6:00:23 GMT
Post by Admin on Jun 27, 2019 6:00:23 GMT
NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo host 2020 presidential candidates in two primary face-offs, Wednesday June 26th and Thursday June 27th, live from Miami. Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and José Diaz-Balart moderate. Pre-debate coverage starts at 8pmET.
Here are some key quotes from their final remarks:
Bill de Blasio: "It matters. It matters in this fight for the heart and soul for our party that we nominate a candidate who has seen the face of poverty and didn't just talk about it, but gave people $15 minimum wage."
Tim Ryan: "It's time for us to come together. I don't know how you feel but I am ready to play some offense."
Julián Castro: "If I am elected president, I will work hard every single day, so that you and you're family can get good health care, your child can get good education and that you can have good job opportunities, where you live in a big city or small town. And on Jan. 20, 2021, we'll say 'Adios' to Donald Trump."
Cory Booker: "Donald Trump wants us to fight him on his turf and his terms. We will beat him. I will beat him by calling this country to a sense of common purpose again."
Elizabeth Warren: "I am in this fight because I believe that we can make our government, we can make our economy, we can make our country work... And I promise you this, I will fight for you as hard as I fight for my own family."
Beto O'Rourke: "We need a movement like the one that we led in Texas. It renewed our democracy by bringing everyone in and writing nobody off. That's how we beat Donald Trump."
Amy Klobuchar: "I am someone that can win and beat Donald Trump."
Tulsi Gabbard: "As President, our White House, our White House will be a beacon of light, providing hope and opportunity, ushering a new century, where every single person will be able to get the health care they need, where we will have clean air to breathe and clean water to drink, where we will have good paying jobs and a new green economy."
Jay Inslee: "We can save ourselves. We can save our children. We can save our grandchildren and we can save literally the life on this planet. This is our moment."
John Delaney: "I just don't want to be your president. I want to be your president to do the job. This is not about me. This is about getting America working again."
Elizabeth Warren said the insurance industry last year “sucked $23 billion in profits out of the health care system.”
Facts first: It’s true. Insurance companies’ profits have been booming.
A study by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners shows the private insurance industry has seen “tremendous growth” raking in profits of $23.4 billion in 2018 compared to $16.1 billion the year before. That’s the highest profit amount in at least 10 years.
It also shows that those companies’ profit margin improved to 3.3% from 2.4% in 2017.
Elizabeth Warren said that "there's a $23 trillion market coming for green products."
Facts first: According to a World Bank estimate, that's correct.
Warren was referring to a report by the International Finance Corporation, a division of the World Bank Group, which found that commitments made by emerging economies under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement potentially will open up to $23 trillion in opportunities for investment in low-carbon technology and infrastructure.