Jon Stewart: Joe Biden, Humbled By Grief, May Be The Leader America Needs Right Now

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Published on June 25, 2020

Our old friend Jon Stewart weighs in on the choice America faces at the ballot box this November, pointing out that only one candidate possesses the humility necessary to lead this country out of this moment of great struggle and sadness. Jon’s new film “Irresistible” is out this Friday. #StephenAtHome #JonStewart #Irresistible

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40 comments

  • Jeff Martin 2 months ago

    This real conversation would never happen in a studio. Silver linings

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  • Democracy has fallen 2 months ago

    Was Joe really anyone’s guy? What a facade of choice we have. That has to change, but one thing at a time. Down-ballot change can happen now, focus on that and getting this hateful admin out.

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  • Mac Pylant 2 months ago

    Personally I like Donald ‘The Duck’ Trump

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  • Conan Inflable 2 months ago

    vote for the evil pumpkin or the old creepy hugger kids… tough choice

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  • Kevin Rodgers 2 months ago

    God damn John we need you now more than ever please come back in any capacity. I’d say you should be president but you’d disagree. Which just means you’re actually suited for the job. Come on you eloquent empathetic bastard help us out.

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  • c B 2 months ago

    How is it that Jon Stewart can say in 90 seconds what trumptard couldn’t say in 3.5 years.

    I agree on his assessment of Biden. Wasn’t really leaning toward him..but now I can see him being a more empathic leader. Joe Biden has had some personal tragedies. That defines a person. He doesn’t strike me as someone who is self absorbed or bitter with what what dealt him. While not perfect at least he tries. He even admitted he can and will make mistakes. That makes him human. Being able to admit mistakes and learn from them makes you a leader.

    Haven’t heard any of that from Trumptard.

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  • Connor Green 2 months ago

    Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert is the perfect combo right now.

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  • Britonbear 2 months ago

    Biden is way better than Trump but he’s a poor candidate.

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  • MISSYGful 2 months ago

    It’s never a waste of time to listen to Jon Stewart

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  • Murilo Melo 2 months ago

    Jon should be the DNC’s go-to guy for creating slogans. It IS enough already! But I do understand the 14% who are still undecided. Come November, my kind of people are the ones who will vote AGAINST Trump, not for Biden.

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  • Pudin Tain 2 months ago

    Sorry Jon, have always respected you, your insight and your opinions. I cannot agree, however, that there is anything good about Biden. He is not humble, he is arrogant without any reason to be. He is the one who bears the most responsibility for turning this country into a penal colony.

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  • john smith 2 months ago

    he is concerned with n NOT GOING TO JAIL. We can all die in that aim

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  • Michael Ataturk 2 months ago

    No we don’t need Biden……. we need the democratic party to choose an intelligent and strong leader like they used to do back in the 60s………. where’s the JFKs RFKs…. Trumans…..Carters out there??? Instead the best the DNC can do is Biden……?! Even a third term amendment with Obama running again would be a much BETTER option than Biden…….

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  • Eileen Tsiapanos 2 months ago

    Where is the Bible Belt on Chump’s immorality? His incompetence? His dishonesty? Check ur Bibles, and tell me why you’d vote for tRump again!

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  • Photofreak56 2 months ago

    Jon Stewart just summed up why I’m voting for Biden. I wish it was Sanders but fucking christ I can’t do 4 more years of this crap.

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  • Robert Nett 2 months ago

    It’s a big problem, if the only real thing going for the contender is that he’s NOT the president. And sorry to say so – the only point Biden makes constantly is ‘I can beat Trump’ – oh and that he was Obamas VP.
    I don’t know any of Bidens real policies, his values, what he is going FOR – that he is against Trump, that’s obvious and easy. But what will he do after he has slain the beast? But did you know, he was Obamas VP once?

    Just to be clear, I don’t say: Don’t vote for Biden – at this rate, one could vote for a moldy sponge and get a better president than Trump. The bar is not only low – it’s buried deep down in the earth. Between ‘better than Trump’ and ‘actually a decent president’ there’s a lot of room. Biden might be better than expected – or he might fall in this room.
    All I say – watch this guy carefully. Even if nothing else, with Biden you will have enough freedom to keep campaining, keep protesting and keep demanding a better president. You won’t have that freedom if Trump is re-elected.

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  • Pudin Tain 2 months ago

    Jon, thank you for trying to give us hope, even though it is unwarranted.

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  • Nelson Ortega 2 months ago

    I love Jon Stewart, but his trying to make the excuses as to why Joe Biden is a good choice for president is such Bullshit. There is no excuse for the DNC pushing Biden on us this way.

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  • Stephen Holder 2 months ago

    Humility and EMPATHY.

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  • Big Red 2 months ago

    this has to be the funniest thing stewart or colbert ever said, biden is the leader America needs right now.

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  • jennifer hahn frix 2 months ago

    strike out trump-

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  • Kevin Cruikshank 2 months ago

    We love Jon Stewart!

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  • Javier Arvelo-Cruz-Santana 2 months ago

    #Biden2020 … Enough, let’s pick a compassionate MAN to run our Republic!

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  • Vivek Kumar 2 months ago

    I don’t understand how these two are the best candidates your country can produce. I really liked andrew yang and tulsi gabbard.

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  • fatmn 2 months ago

    Trump won’t listen to us. At least Biden might.

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  • akeleven 2 months ago

    Disturbing that you don’t understand that humility and Humanity does not make a president that can get us through this time of disaster. Not when the man with the humanity and the humility is also senile and fading Into the Dark. You are counting on the Democrats propping him up to be humble. Not going to happen. You can have a democratic Administration that fails to deliver the change that people demand now.

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  • Ayushi Bhanja 2 months ago

    Every word that this lovely, lovely man says feels like a hug.

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  • sparkpenguin 2 months ago

    i know i’m just watching TV right now, and i know that capital protects itself at any cost, but hearing jon stewart endorse biden gave me flashbacks to hearing john oliver endorse hillary clinton. and i’ve been watching jon since he started on TDS over 20 years ago.
    ya just get the sinking feeling… everyone you look up to has a gun to their head, and it’s all fake. i’m sorry, for anyone who felt moved by this. jon is a great speaker. whatever the circumstance his words had effort behind them. but more than a “heartfelt argument for biden” this felt like a hostage situation. that’s what we’re in, and electoral politics won’t save us. they told us THAT 20y ago too when they stole an election in broad daylight and everyone shrugged. i’m always happy to see jon and stephen together, but i feel sick right now.

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  • Jacqueline Leubin 2 months ago

    I am still waiting for karma to hit Trump somehow…They say karma is a bitch…

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  • Tony Ballony 2 months ago

    MSM promoting dirty creepy biden, ORANGEMAN gonna win it all! MAGA

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  • Ian Jones 2 months ago

    Exactly this. He wasn’t my first, second or third choice either. But we could do a lot worse. I think he has the same problem Hillary Clinton has, that he doesn’t come across well on camera. Which shouldn’t be the basis for electic a leader in the first place, but that’s a whole other issue.
    He fumbles his words, he tells anecdotes he thinks will come across as “hip” but are just cringey as fuck…and yet every story I hear about him from other people who know him personally, and have known and/or worked with him for years, paint a picture of this humble, thoughtful guy.

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  • Khaled Jouma 2 months ago

    Please bring back the show with its music. You don’t have to wear suit everyday. We love you Jon.

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  • Stephen Harris 2 months ago

    Video evidence of joe biden bribing the Ukraine

    https://youtu.be/Ei6O14Td89g

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  • ABC 123 2 months ago

    To more fully appreciate Steven’s take on grief, check out his amazing interview with Anderson Cooper: 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB46h1koicQ&t=24s

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  • Odie00negative 2 months ago

    I hope that John is right because Biden is definitely better than our current commander ChinSplints because this country needs unification.

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  • Walt W 2 months ago

    The 14 percent are undecided because they realize that the greatest issue that America faces is economic inequality. Economic inequality has continued to increase over Bush, Obama and Trump. It will continue to increase with Biden. The sole purpose of the US presidency is to distract the focus away from this issue. If people continue to be preoccupied with this trivial bs, they will never realize that both the left and right are suffering from the same economic disparities. Banks, military industrial complex, pharmaceutical industry etc decide who will be president and dictate what the government does, not the American people.

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  • Chris S 2 months ago

    They didn’t bleep the grab ‘em by the 🐈

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  • Amy Slingsby 2 months ago

    Thank you for saying this, Jon. 🙏

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  • wetchickenproduction 2 months ago

    If anyone thinks Biden is going to win against Trump they are not only delusional but lacks intelligence. Trump will win landslide..you lot need to grow some brain!

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  • Old man 2 months ago

    Jon, You’re the kind of human that makes me think we might have a chance. I wish we had more like you.
    Thanks for helping me see potential in Joe. I hope he fulfills the best case scenario.
    Now, if we can convince the disgruntled, entitled, idealistic liberals that we MUST vote for Joe, like him or not. He’s the only exit strategy we have from the disaster now sitting in the white house.

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