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Jimmy Kimmel Pitches New Campaign Slogans to Cory Booker


♪ ♪>>Jimmy: HOW YOU DOIN’? EVERYTHING ALL RIGHT? DID CORY THE SENATOR MEET CHANCE THE RAPPER?>>WE HAD A CONNECTION. I FEEL LIKE I KNOW HIM ALREADY. I’VE LISTENED TO HIS ALBUM, SO, SO MUCH.>>Jimmy: YOU ARE NOT A PRETEND FAN.>>”COLORING BOOK” BECAME AN ALBUM FOR THE CAMPAIGN. HE’S GOT A SOULFULNESS ABOUT HIM, A MAN OF DEEP FAITH. THAT SPEAKS TO ME. THE SONG “BLESSINGS”, I MUST HAVE PLAYED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.>>Jimmy: WHAT’S THE FIRST CONCERT YOU EVER WENT TO?>>WITH OR WITHOUT MY PARENTS? WITHOUT MY PARENTS, THE FIRST CONCERT I ASKED PERMISSION FOR WAS TO SEE LIONEL RICHIE.>>Jimmy: HOW OLD WERE YOU. >>I WAS A SOPHOMORE IN HIGH SCHOOL.>>Jimmy: I WAS A SOPHOMORE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND I WENT WITH MY MOTHER BECAUSE SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO WOULD GO WITH ME.>>I’M SORRY. THERE’S THERAPY FOR THAT. BUT MY PARENTS WERE REALLY INTERESTED IN EXPOSING ME AS MUCH AS I COULD GROWING UP TO THE BEST OF BLACK CULTURE AND I STILL REMEMBER SEEING “THE WIZ” FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT BLEW ME AWAY. SONGS ARE STILL A PART OF THE SOUND TRACK OF MY LIFE. BUT MY PARENTS ALSO TOOK MAY E SEE THINGS IN RETROSPECT PROBABLY — >>Jimmy: LIKE WHAT?>>RICHARD PRYOR.>>Jimmy: WHEN IS THIS?>>THE EARLY ’80s.>>Jimmy: YOU WENT TO A RICHARD PRYOR, LIKE A REAL SHOW.>>MY FATHER WAS A TRAIL BLAZER. BOTH MY PARENTS WERE, MY FATHER WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN HIRED BY IBM IN THE ENTIRE WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA AS A SALESMAN. I WOULD SEE HIM COME HOME AT NIGHT FROM WORK AND JUST NEED TO UNWIND. SO HE WOULD PUT ON JAZZ, HE WOULD PUT ON GOSPEL, BUT HE’D ALSO PLAY GREAT COMEDIANS, RED FOX AND RICHARD PRYOR.>>Jimmy: THOSE RED FOX ALBUMS ARE ABSOLUTELY FILTHY. AND WOULD YOU LISTEN TO THAT.>>THEY HAD A WAY OF TALKING ABOUT RACE, ABOUT REALITY AND HUMOR CAN HEAL. IT CAN CHALLENGE YOU. IT CAN TAKE THINGS AND TURN THEM UPSIDE DOWN AND EXPOSE NEW PERSPECTIVES AND UNDERSTANDING. SO MY BROTHER AND I USED TO SNEAK INTO THE CORNER AND LISTEN TO THE ALBUM, NOT LETTING MY DAD KNOW WE WERE LISTENING.>>Jimmy: AT THE DEBATE THE OTHER NIGHT YOU SAID DANG-NABBIT TWICE, AND APPARENTLY, RICHARD PRYOR DIDN’T SINK IN. EVEN JOE BIDEN, WE’RE LIKE THIS GUY’S OLD.>>I WAS LIKE THE OPPOSITE OF MY FATHER. MY FATHER LOVED TO DRINK AND PARTY AND WAS, AND I WAS THIS BORING, STRAIGHT-LACED SORT OF.>>Jimmy: YOU REBELLED.>>I REBELLED IN THE OPPOSITE OF MY DAD. AS A FOOTBALL PLAYER, I WAS A HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICAN FOOTBALL PLAYER. THE OLDER I GET THE BETTER I WAS OF COURSE. I WOULD GET TEASED BY MY TEAMMATES THAT I WOULD KNOCK THE SNOT OUT OF SOMEBODY AND BETWEEN THE WHISTLES I WOULD HELP THEM UP.>>Jimmy: THAT WAS NICE.>>I WAS TAUGHT, YOU PLAY HARD, BUT YOU NEVER LOSE THAT SPIRIT OF KINDNESS.>>Jimmy: CONCUSSIONS, OKAY, PROFANITIES NOT.>>BY THE RULES.>>Jimmy: SPEAKING OF THE RULES AND KNOCKING THE SNOT OUT OF PEOPLE. THE DEBATE THE OTHER NIGHT. I THINK WAS A GOOD DEBATE. I THINK PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT REAL THINGS.>>I THINK ABC DID A PHENOMENAL JOB. THEY DIDN’T GET A LOT OF CREDIT FOR HOW THEY HANDLED IT. THEY TRIED TO EXPLORE IDEAS.>>Jimmy: I WAS CURIOUS AND WONDERING THIS WHEN I WAS WATCHING. WHAT GOES ON DURING THE COMMERCIAL BREAKS? DO YOU GUYS TALK TO EACH OTHER? IS EVERYONE RACING TO THE BATHROOM? WHAT HAPPENS?>>I FOR THE FIRST FINTIME HAD RACE TO THE BATHROOM. I KNOCKED CASTRO OVER.>>Jimmy: AND THEN WILL YOU BE UP AT THE URINAL WITH LIKE, NEXT TO BETO OR SOMETHING?>>WELL, FIRST OF ALL, WHEN BERNIE GOES TO THE BATHROOM, NOBODY GOES. [ LAUGHTER ]>>CORY, WAIT YOUR TURN!>>Jimmy: AND THEN, IS IT, DO YOU TALK AFTERWARDS? IS THERE A DISCUSSION HOW IT WENT?>>I WISH AMERICA COULD SEE THAT. WE, ALL OF US DEMOCRATS KNOW THAT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN US ARE SMALL COMPARED TO THE GULF BETWEEN US AND THE PERSON THAT’S NOTICE WHITE IN THE WHITE HOUSE. THERE’S A COLLEGIATELY. AND THOSE ON THE STAGE, KAMALA, CASTRO’S A DEAR FRIEND. DIFFERENCES MATTER IN THIS DEBATE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE ALL FEEL THAT THIS IS A MORAL MOMENT IN OUR COUNTRY.>>Jimmy: ARE FEELINGS EVER HURT AFTERWARDS? AFTER A DEBATE? YOU GET THE SENSE? ESPECIALLY BETWEEN PEOPLE WHO ARE COLLEAGUES?>>YOU HAVE TO ASK OTHER PEOPLE, FOR ME, NOT AT ALL. HONESTLY, YOU’RE, I CAME UP THROUGH THE TOUGHEST POLITICS YOU CAN IMAGINE. IT WAS A, I’D BEAT A POLITICAL MACHINE.>>Jimmy: NEW JERSEY.>>NEW JERSEY. MACHINE POLITICS. THE DOCUMENTARY I MENTIONED CALLED “STREET FIGHT” WHICH CAPTURED THE THUGGERY, THE VIOLENCE. I HAD TIRES ON MY CAR SLASHED. WINDOWS SMASHED. MY PHONES WERE TAPPED AT ONE POINT. I CAME UP WHERE IT WAS DANGEROUS, PHYSICALLY.>>Jimmy: YOU LIVE IN A HUMBLE NEIGHBORHOOD, CURRENTLY. IN NEWARK.>>I AM WHERE I AM TODAY, BECAUSE AFTER MY PARENTS IN 1969, LITERALLY BEING DENIED THE ABILITY TO BUY A HOUSE IN THE COMMUNITY I GREW UP IN, WE HAD TO GET A WHITE COUPLE TO POSE AS US. I WAS RAISED BY THESE PARENTS WHO WERE UNFLINCHING, UNGIVI UNEQUIVOCAL ABOUT TALKING ABOUT THE RACE AND WHITENESS. THEY ALWAYS SHOWED THAT THIS IS NOT WHAT DEFINES US. WHAT DEFINES US IS NOT HATE AND BIGOTRY, IT’S HOW WE CHOOSE TO RESPOND TO IT. MY PARENTS RAISED ME TO BE SOMEONE WHO RECOGNIZES THAT EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE WAS PAID FOR BY FOLKS WHO SERVES, WHO SACRIFICED, WHO WERE THERE. AND THAT SHOULD BE YOUR CAREER. SO THE FIRST CHANCE I GOT IN LAW SCHOOL, I SAID I’M GOING TO FIND THE TOUGHEST NEIGHBORHOOD I CAN FIND IN NEW JERSEY AND BEGIN AS A TENANTS RIGHTS ORGANIZER.>>Jimmy: IS IT TRUE THAT THE PRIMARY REASON YOU’RE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IS TO GIVE YOU AN EXCUSE TO MOVE OUT OF NEWARK? [ LAUGHTER ]>>NOW I FEEL LIKE KNOCKIN’ THE SNOT OUT OF YOU, BECAUSE. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: PLEASE DON’T.>>I HAVE, I HAVE AN INCREDIBLE CITY. AND WE ARE, WE HAVE THIS DEFIANCE ABOUT US, A DEFIANT LOVE FOR OUR COMMUNITY. WE’RE SHOWING AMERICA, NOW WE HAVE THE NUMBER ONE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN AMERICA, HIGH-POVERTY, HIGH PERFORMANCE, SHOWING THIS COUNTRY, NO MATTER WHAT ZIP CODE YOU’RE BORN INTO, EVERY KID IF THEY HAVE A GREAT PUBLIC SCHOOL CAN THRIVE. WE TOOK A CITY THAT FOR 60 YEARS WAS LOSING ITS TAX BASE AND TURNED IT AROUND. NOT ONLY THE FIRST TIME IN 60 YEARS, WE’RE GROWING IN POPULATION. MORE PEOPLE ARE MOVING BACK. WE’RE SETTING EXAMPLES, LEFT AND RIGHT. AND PART OF THE REASON I GOT PROPELLED TO THE SENATE IS NEW JERSIANS RECOGNIZED, LOOK AT NEWARK, IT’S BECOMING AN ENGINE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY. I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. I’M PROUD TO BE THE ONLY ONE IN THE SENATE THAT LIVES IN A BLACK AND BROWN, LOW-INCOME COMMUNITY, BELOW THE POVERTY LINE. WE’VE DONE THINGS TOGETHER, CREATED SUPER MARKETS IN FOOD DESERTS. NEW HOUSES, NEW SCHOOLS. THERE’S NO PLACE IN AMERICA WHERE THE AMERICAN DREAM CAN’T THRIVE. AND I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, YEAH, TEMPORARILY, I’LL GO TO LIVE IN PUBLIC HOUSING IN D.C.>>Jimmy: AND THEN YOU’LL GO BACK.>>THEN I’LL GO BACK TO MY COMMUNITY.>>Jimmy: I WANT TO HELP YOU OUT. BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE I HAVE A GIFT, AND THAT GIFT IS CATCHPHRASES, SO I’VE COME UP WITH SOME MERCHANDISE FOR YOU.>>I’M AFRAID.>>Jimmy: DON’T BE AFRAID.>>MY STAFF HAS ALREADY PUT VOTE DAG-NABBIT.>>Jimmy: WHAT ABOUT NO GUTS, NO CORY. KEEP CALM AND COREY ON. THIS IS GOOD FOR LAWNS. FINDING CORY. [ APPLAUSE ] DON’T BE A DORI, VOTE FOR CORY.>>THAT ONE, THAT ONE.>>Jimmy: OOH, THIS IS A GOOD ONE. CORY, CORY, HALLELUJAH.>>I LIKE THAT.>>Jimmy: YOU KNOW, A GUY YOUR AGE, I THINK YOU’RE REALLY GOING TO LIKE THIS. THE NEVER ENDING CORY.>>YEAH, THAT ONE.>>Jimmy: TUESDAYS WITH CORY. OOH, CORY BOOKER. HE WON’T SPEND HIS WHOLE PRESIDENCY TWEETING LIES FROM THE TOILET. AND FINALLY, THIS IS THE ONE I THINK REALLY, THIS IS THE ONE I THINK YOU SHOULD GO WITH. GOOD ENOUGH FOR ROSARIO DAWSON, GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>OH, YEAH.>>Jimmy: SENATOR CORY BOOKER, EVERYONE.

82 thoughts on “Jimmy Kimmel Pitches New Campaign Slogans to Cory Booker

  1. I am so excited for the day when Cory Booker is sworn into President Andrew Yang's cabinet as Undersecretary of Who Really Cares What.

  2. Corey Booker thinks Betsy Devos gives kids great choice and the government needs to take money from public sector and give to charter schools. Also Corey wants to protect drug corporations from american people, therefore, he is against drug importation.

  3. COREY BOOKER LMFAO. Democrats are such clowns. Can't wait until Trump destroys the nominee (biden, sorry liberals the establishment already picked him just like they did with hillary!)

  4. Vice president booker has a nicr ring to it maybe he can hook up with soon to be democratic nominre elizabeth warren on her ticket they can win the nation

  5. Cory Booker was a horrible mayor of Newark. He is a good talking media whore! He will never become president, this is a media stunt for attention.

  6. Wonderful move Kimmel, a candidate who advocates socialism, infanticide, confiscation of private property. Try and find a punchline in that Jimmy!

  7. Where is Tulsi Gabbard! A serving Major in the army? Where is Bernie Sanders! A man with the highest level of integrity in the US senate who has had the same progressive policies for over 40 years!

  8. I'm from Newark …cory is not a bad dude
    … but he didnt mention Newark is going through a water led crisis… gotta mention it on such a large platform

  9. I like Cory and there are so many Corys out there including my two sons, but the media and the Orange man in the WH will go out of their way to find folks who are unfortunately not like Cory. Yep, Corys and Obamas and many others scare the Orange man and his Trumpanzees to death. Put some of those no-teeth, skinny, uneducated fools in the media, let America and the world see who is following the American dream of betterment and those who just exist in a foggy, doped up trailer trash maze wearing red caps!!!!!

  10. Watching Senator Booker and other Democrats, I shake my head that a n y o n e would prefer trump, Jordan, Gaetz, McConnell, Lindsay, Collins and all the other GOP…how can they not see the difference?

  11. Come on!!! “Cory in the House!” A literal TV show that would be real if he’s elected! Lol “I’m your man”’

  12. What's the first concert you went to?
    Only a politician makes this a complicated question.

    Imagine if he's asked about actual complex issues…

  13. He seemed like he was sitting at an interview the way he answered those questions. I'm sure he's a likable deep guy in private, but he came across a bit shallow in his attempts to pander.

  14. Every half black half white person always try to overcompensate their heritage by trying to be extra into black culture. Not only do I find it disrespectful to the other side of your heritage but also it shows insecurity. As if they're proving everyone "look how black I am"

  15. this was a dagnab delight! Booker is awesome . just watched that documentary about him called Street Fight (its on youtube for free) and am blown away by him. seriously reccommend people watch it if they are curious about who he is as a leader and person.

  16. Personally, I think that whoever wins the nomination (hoping for Sanders or Warren) should involve a lot of the people they've been sharing the debate stage with to be involved in their administration.

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