FFive years ago Joe Biden Stephen Colbert did a solid By appearing as a guest in the first week of his new job Late ShowOnly a few months after the death of his son Poe – he offered his soul to the host about his agonizing decision to finally give up running for president in that session.
Now that it is Officially elected presidentBiden is back Late show Thursday evening with his wife, Jill Biden, in their first joint interview since the election. Or rather, Colbert came to them, and traveled to Wilmington, Delaware, for a suitably distant personal interview with the upcoming first couple.
After the conquest b The Colbert Report– A throwback style like the “Know the Best of Delaware” segment, the host began his interview with the President-elect with a story: “What will President Biden bring to the world?”
Faced with a “divided nation and a world in turmoil,” Biden said he plans to announce the “return of America” in terms of diplomacy and make this country more “united” rather than the “dirty, evil, personal, and centrist” politics of the Trump era.
When asked whether he considered it “personal” that many Republicans had not yet recognized his electoral victory, Biden said he understood that they were in a “difficult position.” Speaking specifically of Senator Lindsey Graham (a Republican from South Carolina), he added, “It was Lindsay’s personal disappointment that I was his personal friend,” before insisting that he was willing to work with Republican lawmakers once Trump finally left office. Month.
Biden even extended an olive branch of sorts to President Trump, saying, “What he did to get the vaccine moving was positive.” But he quickly added: “In general, he was a president who decided that the way to succeed is to divide us.”
In other regions, such as the COVID-19 crisis, Colbert paid his guest to explain how he plans to achieve his stated goal of 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days and what he plans to do to hold Russia accountable for attacking the US elections.
“This was a surprise!” She said, explaining that it was “really tone of voice” that surprised her. “One of the things I am most proud of is getting my PhD. I mean, I worked really hard for it.” When Colbert suggested that she took it as a compliment that all people could think of criticizing her, it was “Dr.” She laughed before her name and said, “Well, I’ll take it this way.”
Later on, the host also asked the president-elect how he handled the attacks on his son, Hunter Biden, which Hardly slowed down since the campaign ended And it will definitely remain a “club” against him once he becomes president.
“We have a lot of confidence in our son,” said Joe Biden. “I am not worried about any charges brought against him.” He described the attacks as a “sinister game,” but added: “This is what he is. He is an adult. He is the smartest man I know in terms of pure intellectual ability. And as long as he is good, we are good.”
“As a father, I understand that and I like it,” Colbert said. “But I mean, as far as your job as president is concerned, can you get across the aisle to people who are going to use this as an attack on you when this is a personal attack, because it’s about the family?”
Biden said that “if it were good for the country,” he would do whatever he needed, adding, “I really mean it.”
When Colbert said, “You’re better than me, I’m not sure I can do that,” Biden said, “Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t mean I’m not angry, is it?” It doesn’t mean I’m not angry and it doesn’t mean if I come back in days High school wouldn’t say “come here” and go on a tour.
Jill Biden added, “But you have to take the highway.”
Joe Biden added optimistically: “The American people, I think they can smell the fake, smell what is real and what is not true.” He made it clear that he was, in fact, “feeling bad” about Republicans attacking him because of his son as a way to show loyalty to Trump.
As Jill Biden emphasized, “the people we thought were our friends.”