Saturday, August 24, 2019

The 11th Hour With Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
MSNBC—Thursday, August 29nd, 2019

Brian Williams: “Welcome everyone to The 11th Hour with Brian Williams. We’re going to do something a bit different tonight. Former vice president and current front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, Joe Biden, is in studio with us tonight. Mr. Biden has kindly—and courageously-- consented to be interviewed on a full range of subjects. A pleasure to have you with us tonight, sir!”

Biden: “My pleasure, Brian. That’s the truth. And it is a fact.”

Williams: “What are your thoughts on the recent horrific mass shootings and on gun violence in general, sir?”

Biden: “Well, as you know, those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president, when other elected officials were basically cowering, not wanting to see them. Let’s face it, they did not want to face it on camera, ha, ha. So, I haven’t run from the issue.”

Williams: “Indeed. Where were you during the horrific mass shootings earlier this month?”

Biden: “The infamous tragedies in Houston and Michigan. So sad! I was actually in Houston when that mass murder took place. I just wish I would have been in that Wal-Mart. Maybe I could have saved some of the lives that Trump—and guns-- took.”

Williams: “I know what it’s like to be in harm’s way. You’ll recall that I was in a helicopter that was shot down over Iraq in 2003.”

Biden: “Yes, I remember it well. I was vice president at the time.”

Williams: “Sir, you were a Senator from Delaware from 1973 until 1999. What was your proudest achievement during that long, tumultuous time?”

Biden: “Well, Brian, I helped Al Gore invent the internet—I think we called it the ‘inter-web’ back then—and I was instrumental in helping end the Cold War. That’s something I take great pride in.”

Williams: “Understandably so, sir. Understandably so. I too take pride in the small role I played in helping to end the Cold War.”

Biden: “And what was that role, Brian?”

Williams: “It’s not common knowledge, for whatever reason, but I wrote President Reagan’s ‘Brandenburg Gate’ speech.”

Biden: “Wow. If I recall correctly, I was vice president at the time.”

Williams: “Here’s something that may stun the audience. Do you remember when you told me I was too young to be on Apollo 11? Fortunately, I was determined to go to the moon and Aldrin and Armstrong were cool about it.”

Biden: “That rings a bell. I think I was vice president at the time…”


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