Matt Lauer Botches the Commander-In-Chief Forum: The Daily Show

Matt Lauer Botches the Commander-In-Chief Forum: The Daily Show


Let’s get-let’s get into
today’s big story. Uh, last night,
here in New York, NBC hosted a special
Commander-In-Chief Forum, which was momentous
for two reasons. One, it would give U.S. voters
a unique opportunity to see how each candidate
would run the biggest military in the history of mankind
and, secondly, because it was the first time Hillary Clinton
and Donald Trump were in the same venue. I mean, that’s if you don’t
count when they both went to Star Jones’ wedding,
you know, or-or if you don’t count
the-the, like, you know, when the… they
went to, uh, Melania’s thing or if you don’t count, uh, his visiting her
in the White House. I mean, if I didn’t
know any better, I’d say these two were friends. But last night,
but last night, they were back to playing enemies, and what
better place than a warship? ANNOUNCER:Live, from the
carrier
Intrepidin New York.-Here now is Matt Lauer.
-(applause)
LAUER:
Good evening, everyone.
The decisions the
commander-in-chief makes can have a profound and lasting
impact on all Americans. After a coin toss yesterday
won by Mr. Trump, he chose to go second,
so that means we begin tonight with the Democratic nominee
for president. I’m-I’m sorry.
Wait, they flipped a coin? You’d think for an event
so serious they wouldn’t use such
a basic decider, you know? And how did Hillary lose
a coin toss to Trump? You’d think it would be easier
to beat him at a coin toss, ’cause whenever someone
asks him, “Heads or tails,” he probably answers, “Titties!” I’m surprised… I’m surprised
after beating Hillary Donald Trump didn’t make more
of it, you know? He should’ve ma… I…
Like, that seems like the kind of thing Trump would do.
He’d be like, “You see, folks, “once again Hillary making
a bad decision, folks. “Making a…
They asked her which side, “and she chose the wrong side,
folks. I would go in there
and I would do it right.” Uh, now, now,
here’s a bit of trivia for you. Did you know
during World War II, on multiple occasions, kamikaze planes crashed
into theIntrepid?And last night, Matt Lauer
continued that tradition. Because I don’t know
what the (bleep) he was doing, and neither did he. Because with just 30 minutes
to ask Hillary about her national security
strategy, he spent one-third of that time
digging through her inbox. -Concerning your use
of your personal e-mail -Mm-hmm. and p… and server… Some of the e-mails you sent
and received happened while you were overseas… Were some of the e-mails sent
or received by you referring to our drone program? And you said you thought
your communications on that were fairly routine? You were communicating
on highly sensitive topics. Why wasn’t it more than
a mistake? Why wasn’t it disqualifying? Matt Lauer asked
so many questions about e-mail I felt like I was stuck in line
at the Genius Bar. It was just like… And don’t
get… and don’t get me wrong, it is important to question
Hillary about her e-mails. Uh, maybe if she did
more than one press conference every nine months,
this topic would have died down a long time ago.
Because that’s what Trump does. He’s mastered the Q&A game,
if you think about it. He talks to the press so much, they get tired
of challenging him. He basically does
press rope-a-dopes. That’s what he’s doing. But, you see, the problem
with spending so much time on Hillary’s e-mails last night was that when we finally got
to the military questions, this happened. How will you determine
when and where to deploy troops directly
into harm’s way, especially to combat ISIS? LAUER:
As briefly as you can. (laughter, groaning) “As briefly as you can”? Are you (bleep) me? This event wascalledthe Commander-in-Chief Forum. It’s the reason
we were watching. And now because Matt Lauer spent
so much time onhisquestions about e-mails, the actual questions
from the actual veterans about the actual
commander-in-chief-ing gets reduced to a speed date. And now because
you don’t have time, you don’t get to push back
on things like this. We are not putting ground troops
into Iraq ever again, and we’re not putting
ground troops into Syria. We’re going to defeat ISIS without committing
American ground troops. LAUER: Sir, thank you. Thank you
very much for your question. We’ll remember this, by the way.
We’ll remember this moment. Yeah. She’s like,
“We won’t send any ever again.” You didn’t even ask a follow-up?
She said “not ever.” Which everyone knows is
international politicianspeak for “we’ll talk about it later.” Genuinely, guys, Matt Lauer
and-and the NBC forum were not good last night. Because if he wasn’t good
with Hillary Clinton, he was terrible
when handling Trump. He just let Trump get away
with blatant lies. I was totally against
the war in Iraq from… You can look
atEsquiremagazine from ’04. You can look at before that. And I was against
the war in Iraq because I said it’s gonna totally destabilize
the Middle East, which it has. It has absolutely been
a disastrous war. And, by the way, perhaps almost as bad was
the way Barack Obama got out. That was a disaster. People talk about you
and commander-in-chief, and not just Secretary Clinton, but some of your Republican
opponents in the primary season, and they wonder
about your temperament. Did you not hear the answer
to the question? How did he just move on? First of all,
Trump’s answering the question like a toddler
being questioned by his parents. “And I didn’t see,
I didn’t say no. “And, uh, and, also, another… “And Barack– he was bad. “And also, I don’t go into… “And me, I would never… And-and-and, also,
it was… it was bad.” -(applause and cheering)
-But he lies. He blatantly lies,
and then Lauer just moves on. “All right, let’s move on
to the next ques…” I would love to date Matt Lauer,
I’ll tell you that. Yeah, because getting busted
would be impossible. It would be like,
“Who’s thirsty Lisa?” “Uh… my mom?” “All right, let’s move on
and talk about dinner. Let’s, uh…” And by the way, people, I don’t know how many times
we have to go over this, but real quick– Donald Trump
didn’t oppose the war in Iraq. When asked about it in 2002
onThe Howard Stern Show,he said he was for the war. The interview’s on line.
You can look it up. Secondly, Trump keeps referring to his 2004Esquiremagazine
interview as proof that, unlike Hillary,
he didn’t want to go into war. Only one problem.
Only one problem. Having an article would be proof unless that article
was published 16 months after the war started! It is afterwards. The war has already
been deemed a disaster, and now you’re like, “Yeah,
we shouldn’t have gone in.” Everyone knows
you shouldn’t have gone in. You can’t oppose the thing
after it’s already happened. That’s not how it works. The same way next year, a lot of people are going to be
against voting Trump in the 2016 elections. That’s what’s going to happen. -And I know, I know…
-(applause and cheering) I know… I know some people are saying,
“Well, what did you expect, man? “It was Matt Lauer, okay? “He’s just the host
of a morning show. He doesn’t know
how to push back.” But that’s why
this is so disappointing, because that’s not true. Matt Lauer
can take tough questions to very powerful people. And we’ve seen it before. I’m counting chairs here,
and I see four. Normally, we’re used to seeing
you guys with five, so let’s start with the obvious. Where is Zayn? Yeah, he’s got a tummy bug. When’s he gonna rejoin the band? LAUER:
Is it something more serious than just a minor illness? There have been rumors
of substance abuse. What’s going on? Goddamn! That’s journalism!
Look at that! (applause and cheering) He could have moved on
when Liam spun him that story. He could have moved on
when Liam was like, “Oh, oh, oh, it’s a… it’s
a tummy bug. It’s a tummy bug.” But Matt Lauerknew
Zayn’s tummy was fine! (laughter) And so he called out
One Direction in front of their fans, an army way stronger than Hillary and Trump
will ever possess! -(laughter)
-Come on, Matt Lauer. You didn’t flinch
in front of a bunch of rich, powerful children.

100 thoughts on “Matt Lauer Botches the Commander-In-Chief Forum: The Daily Show

  1. I want more of this videos of Trevor Noah… But the comedy central channel ain't working here in Kenya… 254…. Gaddamn it

  2. Matt Lauer is a douche bag. But so is this moron hosting the Daily Show who makes no effort to disguise his bias against Trump.

  3. The Daily Show used to be about a generally objective observation of how stupid politics (BOTH SIDES) and society are. Noah is SOOOOO biased towards Clinton and anti-Trump that I'm really getting tired of watching… I bet T.D.S. has been losing viewership for some time now. Here's an idea: GO BACK TO NO AGENDA !!! This shit is just BIG COMMERCIAL TIME FOR CLINTON… and that's not what this show was all about. Too bad. John Stewart, maybe make a call, and ask the producers, "What's up with that?"

  4. When I was like 8 I distinctly remember thinking to myself… well I'm only 8 and when I grow up and am around grownups things will be different. Boy was I wrong.

  5. An orange clown, a robot reporter, Miss Piggy, a woman bleeding out of her wherever, a graduate of Trump University, and Two Corinthians walk into a bar. Vladimir Putin says, "What? Is this a joke?!"

  6. I've watched this so many times because of the toddler thing. Especially when he's like "And Barack, he was bad, I would never-" XD

  7. America needs a strong woman just once. Its time for America to go home, with its dirty laundry and have a strong strict woman wash it and tell you not to get your clothes dirty again

  8. 20% of us population control more than 80 % of wealth. It make sense to rise tax on those 20% of population not on the other poor 80% of population because the other 80% of population will have only 20% of wealth !!!

    Trump want to cut tax on the people that control 80% of US wealth that will make Us in a huge debt like never seen before !!!

  9. Wow, as a non-American I now know the US nuclear response time and can tell everyone on social media! If HRC wins then there won't be much classified material after 4 years – the US won't need to be hiding much anymore! Hillary is good for transparency after all!

    Now wonder the rest of us know who really got those Wikileaks – the US intelligence community, I'm imagining what wouldn't be left of the US defense apparatus if Hillary boasted details once a month for four years! She can do it on her private server, unprotected BB, through the Clinton Foundation, paid speeches to rich people, or to any of her many many pay to play associates!

  10. Nice one, little good South Africain ass kisser you are. Betray all blacks in the USA, Who are you kidding with your biais stupid show. Vote for Hillary because she must think her followers are the stupidest people in America after all her lies. Am not american Trump is not perfect but shit after all Hillary did, she sold America out , started so many wars, killed so many americans for her personnel interest, got caught 2 million times and you morons still want her for President. No wonder we in Europe think americans are not so bright.

  11. you realise it's been shown that Clinton received the questions ahead of the interview with Lauer from Donna Brazile (cheating), then minutes before the interview, Lauer changed his questions and threw Clinton off (She is terrible when she goes off script) and she actually threw a glass at one of her team after the interview in rage and called for Lauer to be fired.
    She is evil and Colbert is complicit in this with this clickbait title – You should be ashamed

  12. And he still has a job… This is the high profile thing that when you fuck up you dont get any more chances…. but you do.

  13. it's a little easier to look 'competent' when your inside man (in this case brazile) has been feeding hillary the debate questions all along

  14. Listen to all of Hillary's bitches screaming, "Matt Lauer was paid!"

    No, you dumbfucks!

    Hillary arrived at this event, having received all the questions in advance, as she has at all of these fake debate events. Suddenly, Matt Lauer had a crisis of conscience, or a moment of boyish rebellion (maybe he watched All the President's Men the night before) and decided to introduce a question not cleared by her royal cuntness, that of her email scandal.

    Now, I'm sure that, like every left-wing channel of shit has been reporting, you dribbling fuckwitts think the question was unfair and irrelevant. However, the subject was the candidate's position on international security, so it's pretty damn fucking relevant that Hillary has two FBI cases against her concerning illegal handling of classified material.

    Backstage, after the show, Hillary went into a foul-mouthed tirade against everybody, threatening Matt's career, throwing water at her assistant and demanding to speak with the head of the network, until she was led away, like a dementia patient, by her body guards.

    The next day every cock-sucking anchor had been told to berate Lauer and the Hillary sheepoids just trotted along. You really are the saddest bunch; the media jerks off in a cup and you just drink it.

  15. I didn't think Trump did well either and Lauer totally nailed him on his lack of policy and overly confident self-promoting answers to issues where he has no experience. BUT I don't think Lauer unfairly picked on Clinton either. If you spent the time to watch the full length hearings on the email issue you would see that she has lied about MANY things and dismisses any real evidence when talking to Americans. This forum was for the C in C and national security is key! Everyone should be concerned about her lack of appropriate security, among othe things! The servicemen were asking questions important to them and I think this forum was the most appropriate for these questions! There is a clear double standard when it comes to her consequences for her actions versus a military persons; they would be prosecuted. These concerns are valid!

  16. Now that we know how the Clinton campaign was angry at Lauer and wanted him fired, so sad to see The Daily Show being a part of the mouthpiece. Shame on you Daily Show…this would never have happened under Stewart.

  17. How DARE Lauer question her about her blatant disregard for national security in the context of a discussion about national security?! It's an outrage!!!! Also, is this mutt supposed to be funny? To whom, fourth-graders?

  18. see how batshit crazy these liberal types are? they expect these newscasters to simply be pit bulls for their side. and if they arent…they are ridiculed as betraying the democratic party. oh…and these liberals seem to be quite handy with their fists and shaming when they find out someone isnt voting the way they think they should. you lost…stop being sooo butthurt. he is YOUR PRESIDENT NOW. reconcile yourselves to that or move to canada or go to a hot chocolate safe room you little children.

  19. It's funny to here "Donald Trump talks to the press non-stop." That's just not how it works anymore, so it's so surreal.

  20. Trever you are a true snow flake just like all the protesters against Trump go back to Africa. So he asked her about some of her scams and that bad the people need to know, if the questions were about Trump and his past you would help the cause.

  21. So one journalist who wasn't sucking on Shillary's pussy and wasn't asking softball questions, and the left has a hissy fit. I love it.

  22. "Next year, a lot of people are gonna be against voting for trump in the 2016 election"
    I hope he knows how right he was

  23. Knowing how he was later fired for inappropriate sexual behavior, it's easy to understand his sympathy for Trump

  24. I'm here from the future. My theory is Matt Lauer was too busy doing other things to prepare for this and do his fucking job.

  25. Of course, this Left-wing foreigner omits that HRC was exclusively fed the all questions for approval, ahead of time. Lauer is a patriot for running the end game around NBC and the DNC's collusion.

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