You're making me famous with my granddaughters, you guys. I -- I -- This is -- this is wild. This is unbelievable for all of us. So, thank you for being here. It's such an honor. Thank you. Oh, no, it's an honor to be on. I mean, what -- what you guys did to lift people's spirits is important. Well, thanks. Well -- It's been a tough time. And -- and we're surprised that just our -- our silly little chitchats are -- are making people grin. But I guess we'll just -- we'll keep at it because a smile is always worth this -- Yeah. Especially nowadays. And we -- we often have a lot of -- you know, we started by getting a lot of our friends on here and people who are performers and people who are -- and so, Sean won't be able to ask his normal question: Do you have any great theater? I got a lot of great theater. Oh, right. Right. Well, I know Trump. That's the best theater ever. A lot of theater. Hey -- [Inaudible] Before we start -- I don't have a question. I just want to say a thank you for something, and I have to read a quote that you -- you said almost 10 years ago. And now that you're sitting in front of me, and it's such an honor, and I'm shaking a little bit, but you said -- A lot of that is sugar. Oh, sugar I ate earlier. I -- you said, I think Will and Grace did more to educate the American public more than almost anything anybody has done so far. And as much as [Inaudible] And by the way, you did. Thank you. And I was sitting on the couch. I nearly fell out of my -- my seat. And it -- it just meant so much to me and a million other people -- millions of other people that you recognized us and spoke up for us. So, thank you. I have no question. I just wanted to say thank you. No, no. I don't think it was a quote. But look, I -- but it's the truth. You know, people are afraid of what they don't know. Yeah. And they're -- they're frightened of it. And they had images that every gay person in the world or lesbian was an extremist on everything. I mean, it's -- Right. Right. But it's like -- We're just as boring as everybody else. Well, that's true -- Yeah. By the way. Look at his zipped-up cardigan there. Often more -- often more -- often far more boring. No, no, but -- but think -- think about it. You know, the first -- you made it clear that a gay person's interest and -- and life is not any fundamentally different. Yeah. I mean, they have the same fears, concerns, ambitions, likes. I mean -- Yeah, I know. It's normal. Yeah. And thank you for giving us the right -- the same rights as everybody else. Speaking of Sean -- Yeah. You -- you clearly -- you've stated your love for Will and Grace. Now, that makes me think, what other television shows are you able to watch now that you've got a fairly busy job? Is there any TV time for you? Yeah. Yeah, well, the honest-to-God truth is it's a joke among my granddaughters who -- very little. When I have time on television, what I tend to do is I tend to -- You watch the news? Watch sports or watch the news. And by the way, I don't work harder. A lot of people work a hell a lot harder than I do. I don't know about that. But -- but there's just not that many hours. Do you know what I mean? Yeah. But I -- I wanted to like -- because we -- we -- we're not bright enough to ask you really smart questions. I'm really -- Oh, come on. I'm really -- I'm -- I'm such a big fan of you as -- as just -- obviously, we've never met before, although I did shake your hand on a school trip in the ninth grade in Delaware, and you were very nice. But I want to know -- Expand on that. I want to know -- How have you been since? You were so sweet to our class. But, like, what time does the day wrap up for you? What -- what -- what -- you go you upstairs -- You want to know bedtime. Well, I want to know what goes on when -- Well, my staff is laughing. They're behind you. When -- but when you go upstairs, you're not lounging around in that. Is there a transition into -- I'm asking because I'm projecting because I get in my PJs as soon as I get home. You get into the PJs. You let them know what you want for dinner, and then you start watching TV with Jill. Is that what -- what -- what happens? Now, that's one of the things Jill and I are working out. And I mean this sincerely. Yeah. Jill, because she teaches full time -- Yeah. Is in bed by 9:30, and -- and I used to go to bed 9:30, 10 o'clock, and we talk before we go to sleep. I mean, we -- we spend time together. Yeah. But now, I don't get back to my -- even in the White House, I don't get from the Oval Office into my -- in the residence -- Yeah. Until usually around 7 o'clock. Yeah. Yeah. We have dinner. And then I have -- and I'm not -- not a complaint. I give my word, but I have a briefing book that is probably 200 pages. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, a big binder like that. Yeah. Mine has two pages and -- Yeah, and they're all deals. No, but -- but worst part, you guys got to memorize your lines. But all kidding aside, so I -- I usually get in bed around 11 o'clock. Oh, wow. Jill gets up at 6:30 and goes -- works out. I get up at 8 o'clock and work out. Yeah. But wait, I want to know -- I want to know, though. When -- when you -- is there a time that when you're exercising with Jill -- is there a time where you guys can go away -- Yeah. And shut it off and just be like -- Yes. Yeah, because -- Well, we -- we just have to do it because she's worked so long as well. So, we just set time, and I tell Annie, who runs the show for me and my -- and my chief of staff, I'm not doing anything. And so, Jill and I -- but it's -- they're -- they're getting further apart. I mean, in the sense. But usually, we try to do that. We go to Camp David or -- or go back to our house in Delaware, which is secluded enough off the road, that we just, you know, and -- And can you really not think about work and you really kind of calm down or is it always there? Well, yeah. No. Well, there's certain things that -- I mean, like with the war in Ukraine, there's a lot of really -- Yeah. You got to stay available. Sure. But no, I'm always available, but I -- Do they try to protect -- obviously, weekends are not off, but you get to go to church on Sundays or you get a little sports time? Well, here's what I do. My -- my -- my worst part is I -- they -- they kid me and everybody kids me. I'm -- I'm one of those practicing Catholics. My mother come down from heaven if I didn't. Yeah. But I go to -- I go to -- I don't want to tell everybody because I'll be there. But I -- I go to 5 o'clock mass in my local church. Yeah. Or I go to -- in Washington, I go over to Georgetown to the [Inaudible] Yeah. And I go to -- there's a 5:00 -- well, there's a 4:30 mass, and I go to mass on Saturday. And then Sunday, I -- we just try to -- try to do nothing. Yeah. Yeah, that's great. I mean, that's pretty good. I think you have to. You watch a football game or something like that, perhaps. Yeah. Yeah? Yeah. What's your No. 1 sport if you had to rank them that you like to watch? Well, my No. 1 sport is football. Yeah. But it's changed so much. I -- I was a relatively good ballplayer and -- What position? A high scorer. I was a flanker back, a halfback. Really. And -- I like flanks, too. And -- yeah. I'm just saying. Don't pay any attention -- You're just saying word association. Yeah, I'm just [Inaudible] But it's a sport that I -- that I watch probably more than any other [Inaudible] You're not -- you're not a terrible golfer. Now -- I -- I looked up your index. I used to be pretty good. I haven't played golf on three -- Your current index is a 6 7, I believe, which puts you at about a 12, a handicap. What is the best part of your golf game: off the tee, chipping, putting? Off the tee. Off the tee. Yeah, of course, it is. Do you hit it far? Well, yeah. Three years ago, I did. I haven't played much. Yeah. We added up, they figured out that I try to -- when I -- when I'm home in Delaware, it was a place I can go where I can play -- it's a -- it's a private club. It's called Fieldstone. But I -- I play -- all of this is golf, and I get in. I've -- I've not played 18 holes lately. I've nine holes and -- I'm with you on that. We play a lot. Jason and I play a lot of golf, and it's [Inaudible] Will, big things. He thinks golf should be 12 holes. I think it should be 12 holes. I think it should be six and six. I think that'd be perfect. By the way, there's a lot of national debate about that. Is there really? Yeah, there is about [Inaudible] Do you want to appoint me the golf czar? Just because he's [Inaudible] At 12 usually. It falls apart on the 12th fall, and he just starts whining. I'm 52, and I'm tired. And I like to spend time with my kids. You work on your game. By the way, that's my best recreation, my granddaughters. Yeah. They're crazy about me. I don't blame them. [Crosstalk] I know you think I'm kidding. [Crosstalk] Every single day, I contact every one of my grandchildren. That's amazing. All right. You got to pick one of these three things as the coolest thing about -- about being the man. Is it the White House, is it Air Force One, or is it the Beast? Which -- you can only -- you can only -- You don't mean Marshawn Lynch? I do not. I'm talking about the car. OK. Which -- which -- which is -- which -- which -- Air Force One. It's Air Force One. It's got to be Air Force One. Yeah, it's got to be, right? Well, the good news is the plane never leaves until I get there now. You know. Do you always get the seat you want? Do you always get the seat you want or is there sometimes there's someone in it and you got to go to the back? I would love to see the inside of Air Force One. Sean, I'll take you through it. I would -- You guys -- I would go crazy. God, they were dripping, we're begging for an invite. No, I'm -- No, I'm serious. Happy to share [Inaudible] Sean, you're only -- you only -- I thought you were going to say I'd love to do a Will and Grace reunion on Air Force One. And we will be right back. [Commercial break] All right. Back to the show. OK. So, people in this country never before has it felt like -- and I looked back -- you know, I spent a little bit of time looking back over the way that people spoke and politicians spoke and etc., especially in the 20th century. And a lot of the same verbiage was used to scare people, to make -- put people -- to divide people. Right. Right. And it was you -- and -- and people say, well, no, this is new. Historically, that has been something. But never before has it seemed like common ground was so far off in the distance. And I'm trying to understand why because we all share -- I had an experience recently where I spent some time with somebody and I didn't find out until later that their perspective on the world was very different from mine. But when I -- he and I were speaking and hanging out one on one, we got along very fine, and I thought, wow, isn't that funny? Yeah. If I didn't know anything about his politics, he and I got along great. What is it we can do to try to get that back? Because I -- I think that that's something you talk about a lot. Well, I do. Look, guys, I had no intention to run for president again. For real. Yeah. Or running for office. I was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, enjoying it, and put together an institute up there. And -- and when those folks came out of the fields, literally carrying torches down in Charlottesville, and the last guy said, "There are good people on both sides," and that young woman was killed, I realized that -- that we are at an inflection point in history. And it occurs every three, five, seven generations that what happens in the near term, in this case, the next two to three, five years, the last several years, is going to determine what it looks like for the next several generations. And -- and -- and the context was my -- my son had just died. And so, we have a tradition in our family. Anyone in the family, any kid can ask for a family meeting. This is dead serious. I'm not joking about this, as well as my -- my dad's family when I was growing up. And so, I got a call from my oldest granddaughter and saying, "Pop, we want to have a family meeting." She was a freshman -- either a senior at Penn or a freshman at Columbia Law. And then my other granddaughter, Finnegan Biden. She's a brilliant kid. She's a wonderful kid. She's my secret weapon. She was, I think, a sophomore at Penn. And anyway -- A couple of dummies, huh? Well, I -- no, I don't mean that. I meant they were close to me [Inaudible] from my house. Gotcha. And -- and then I had another granddaughter who was a senior in high school and then a granddaughter who was a sophomore in high school and a -- and a grandson who was, I'm thinking, seventh or eighth grade. And they came in, and they sat down, and they said, "Pop, you really should run." And I didn't want to run because I knew it was going to be ugly. And keep in mind, just like your -- your children in the show business, what with you in show business, they get used to the barbs, they get used to the accolades. Yeah. And so, they've been their whole life, either I've been a vice president or a senator and their dad or uncle had been attorney general and so on. And so, they said, "You got to run, Pop." Pop -- they call me pop. They said, "Pop, Uncle Beau wants you to run. Daddy wants you to run." Etc. And I said, "Well, it's going to be not -- it's not going to be very nice, honey." Yeah. And my little guy, little Hunter, he's now 16 years old. Wonderful kid. He took out his cellphone. He said, "Here's a picture, Pop. We know." And he showed me a picture. My wife hates me telling this story, but it's true. And it was a picture was me walking out of the -- out of the cathedral with my hand on my son's flag-draped coffin, the military escort, and my arm around him like I used to hold his dad to just reassure. We're walking out. And the caption at the bottom said that Biden molests another child. And they said, "We know it's going to be tough." But here's the point about your question. I think the biggest thing that's changed is technology. There are no editors anymore. Right. And so, you know, I -- you know, there's a lot been written, and I started to write a book about it, but I don't, obviously, have the time to do it now, that if you go all the way back to Gutenberg and the printing press, it changed the nature of the world and how nations got along. These guys have never read a book, so just keep going. No -- no. Well, I know. But look -- look, I'm -- I'm getting the television. But think about how things have changed. In every new technological change, it changed the way we interface with one another. Yeah. Whether it was the telegraph or the radio and then television. Right. Right. But now, the internet, for the first time, there's no editors. Right. Yes. There's no editors at all. Right. And so, how does somebody know what is true? The difference. Yeah. And the difference between -- you know, I think that you should do an executive order where you could do, you can post on the internet, on social media, but you have to have your -- your name, your address, and your phone number. And then we'll see if people change their tone [Inaudible] You know, there -- isn't there any way for the FCC or someone to -- to put a rating system or the equivalent of saying this is just opinion, this is actually fact? Oh, you've wanted this for a long time? Just like you should be able to have to hit a certain threshold. You can't just -- everything can't look the same. It should have a little qualifier. Twitter does it or did it with the -- with the last guy's tweets. I mean, we -- we live in an age where people decided to start politicizing science and medicine that -- that it's so absurd. And you go -- you know, I'm originally Canadian, and -- and I go back to Canada. I'm -- I am American now, sir, but -- Oh, if I defect, I'm going to Canada. Yeah, well, listen, and you can stay with my folks. I'll drive you. Jim and Alex will take you any day. But -- but that idea that, like, how -- it's absurd. How are we politicizing this stuff that we used to take as fact? Well, look, that's -- that's true. And -- and if you notice, the generic polling about the American public, they're 40, 50, 60 percent are worried about the survival of democracy. Yeah. Yeah. But it's not just here. It's all around the world -- Yeah. Yeah. This notion of can -- you know, democracy, can it be sustained? But I'm optimistic, and I really am. I love that. No, but I -- I genuinely am because this younger generation, the ones you speak to up to -- I say up to 30 when I talk about the younger generation. Yeah. No, I'm not being facetious. I'm being deadly earnest. Is the best educated, the most open, the least prejudiced, the most giving generation in American history. Yeah. And -- and we're going to break through this. We really, truly are. And you think about the things that how ugly things have gotten. But think about how much we've gotten done. I mean, did -- you know, when I ran, I said I was running for three reasons: to restore the soul of America; to rebuild the middle class, and because when the economy is built from the middle out, the poor do have a road up and the wealthy still do very well; and to -- and to unite the country. The third part's being the hardest because I went through my career as being the guy who got a lot done with Democrats and Republicans for all those years I was in the Senate. Hell, I was there for 36 [Inaudible] You started when you -- you were 29 when you became a senator. Yeah. And -- and I -- and what's got me involved was the -- I came from a state, to its great shame, was segregated by law. And -- and we have the eighth largest Black population in America. And I was really moved by the Civil Rights Movement as a kid. And I remember, we moved down from Scranton, Pennsylvania when coal died. My dad was not a coal miner, but he was a salesperson. And we moved back to this little town called Claymont, Delaware, and it used to be a big steel town. And we lived in what became projects, but at the time, they were apartment complexes that were modest compared to where we had lived. And I went to a little Catholic school called Holy Rosary, and it was across the street from the -- the fire station there. And I remember, my mom used to drive us up to school, I was in third grade, and drop us in the parking lot to go into school. And I see this bus go by all the time with only, then we -- we referred to as colored, but Black children in it. Yeah. I didn't understand it. Right. Because I didn't know it. There were hardly any Black people in -- in Scranton. And what was that all about? And said, well, they're not allowed to go to school, honey. They're not allowed to go to the public schools here. And then I ended up being the only white employee in the east side of Wilmington, which is 98% African American. I was a lifeguard there. Then I got involved, and -- and that's what got me engaged. So, that was -- that was very inspiring for you, just -- Well -- well, it was. But I also was very angry. I mean, it made me angry. And like -- like a lot of folks of my generation, and I never -- I love reading how I knew I was going to run for president and I knew I was going to be, and so I wasn't even hell -- I wasn't even old enough. I mean, I'll never forget. I was -- I got really involved trying to bring the Democratic Party in Delaware into the mainstream of Northeastern Democrats. It was more a Southern Democratic Party. Yeah. Yeah. You know, southern part of my state, the Delmarva Peninsula, talk -- gets like this. A lot of -- it's just very southern. For real. It's right at the Mason-Dixon line, right? Yeah. Like, actually, it goes north-south. Most people don't realize that, but yes, it is. And the end -- the end result of all that was that I got involved. I -- I was a young lawyer. I went to law school, and I went to work for a guy who was a local. He was a state rep. He was a great trial lawyer. And -- and one thing led to another. And they tried to reform the Democratic Party to make it more -- I mean, the Republican Party was more liberal than the Democratic Party at the time. It was the Rockefeller Republicans. Anyway, to make a long story not quite so long and boring, I was asked to help put together a group of young people to get someone to run for the United States Senate. And I kept working on it. And I went to an off-year convention in Dover, you know, the Democratic convention. And I was -- it was between the evening -- the afternoon and evening session. And I was in a motel -- small motel down there, shaving. And I was in the bathroom, and I had a towel on and shaving cream. And they're just banging the door. And I opened the door and there's four leading Democrats, two of which I never met before, two former governors and a state chairman and a head of the Supreme Court who had retired and a family with more senators than any family in American history, the tunnels. And -- and I was -- I thought it was the guys I drove -- drove down with. I was 27 -- 28 years old. And they said, "We got to talk to you, Joe." We just had a dinner together. And I said, "OK, gentlemen." I walked in and quickly got in the bathroom thinking there was a towel. [Inaudible] I wiped the shaving cream off my face, came out. You know, those desks that are nailed to the wall, headboard is nailed, and I'm leaning against the desk, and they said, "Joe, we were thinking, you should run for the Senate." I said, "Oh." I said no -- I said -- You said, "Can I get dressed?" No, no. No, I'm serious. It's a true story. And the chief justice -- the former justice said -- I said, "I'm not old enough, sir." He said, "You obviously didn't do well in constitutional law, Joe." Said, "You don't have to be 30 to get elected. You had to be 30 to be sworn in." Yeah. And I remember going home, and I don't know if you guys ever did this, but I had a great professor in -- in college. No, they never did. No, no. No. But, I mean, there was a guy that -- I wasn't a good student either if you're implying they weren't. No, no, no. No, they weren't students at all. But -- But -- but here's the point, I -- I'm riding home, and I stopped at the University of Delaware the next day. I had a professor named David Ingersoll. He was my political philosophy professor. And I said -- I said, "They just asked me. This is crazy." And he looked at me and said, "Joe, remember what Plato said?" And I'm thinking, what the hell did Plato say? And he said, to paraphrase, the penalty good people pay for not being involved in politics is being governed by people worse than themselves. Yeah. And it was the middle of Vietnam War, and a lot of other things going on. One thing led to another. That's the penalty for not voting. Yeah. I used to play with Plato as a kid. Yeah. You know. See, I told you. By the way, I wasn't a good student either. This is just an inside joke to -- to torture them. Mr. President, so your ability to, as you -- as you always have, across the aisle and -- and broker these -- these great agreements, if -- if a somebody who was -- what do you say, you were 29 at the time, 29 now coming into politics with how dynamic this political culture is and the necessity, the -- the vital that we -- we come across the aisle to -- to one another, what would you suggest to them? What -- what's the -- what's the secret sauce to be able to do that? How do you identify things that both sides could get excited about? You know, because I got elected so young, everybody thought there had to be some secret sauce I had. I -- you know, there must have been something. And so, I've had -- just about everybody has ever sought the office of the Senate or governor, a young person in the last 40 years of the country say, you know, what -- what is it? And I say the same thing in the media from the bottom of my heart. I said, figure out what are you willing to lose over. Yeah. Or don't get involved because if you don't know what you're willing to lose over and have something that important to you, don't get engaged, don't get involved running because you can make a lot of money and do a lot better doing other things than being in politics. And so, one of the things that does is that -- you know, there's a joke among my colleagues when I said it, no one ever doubts I mean what I say. The problem is I sometimes say all that I mean. We'll be right back. [Commercial break] And now, back to the show. Mr. President, we -- this is, you know, we're -- we're -- we're not qualified or smart enough to ask you great questions. So, what we'd like to do -- I -- I would love to know just some of the just the simple sort of human stuff. I want to know, to the extent you're comfortable telling us, like -- just like the dumb stuff in your life. You want to know his personal stuff? His personal stuff? Yeah. He's a person. What -- what time do you get up most mornings? And do you use an alarm clock? I -- I get a staff call. I have an alarm, but they -- they don't trust that. So, I mean, my -- my routine is there's a great guy who used to be a physical therapist at the -- at the White House. Now, he comes in, and I -- What do you mean he comes in? He comes in and he gently rocks you? [Inaudible] Yeah, I -- he rocks me. I tell you what, he works me. When I go up, there's a gym upstairs. Well, he [Inaudible] And so, I -- 8 o'clock -- I'm up at 7:00 -- 7:15. I go up and work out from 8:00 until quarter to 9:00. And what are we doing up there? We -- we blast him back and buys on Tuesdays and Thursdays or -- Yes, as a matter of fact. Wow. I love it. You look like you're in great shape. Yeah. Well, I feel good. I feel good. I -- the thing I learned, the difference in age, if I let it go for a week, I'd feel it. I know. Is there -- is there -- Again, he's looking at you, Sean. Go ahead. Wait. No, I used to be able to go for a week and nothing would change. And I was like -- No, it's true, though. It's true. No, I'm serious. Believe me, we're all over 50, and we know -- we talk about it all the time how much harder it is getting on top of it. What's your -- what's your kryptonite? If something's in front of you, it's going to get eaten. What it is? I know what it is. Is it sugar? Is it French fries? Oh, I know. Hang on, hang on. I know what it is. It's the same thing I like. It's ice cream. And I'm -- and Sean and I -- Chocolate chip. Oh, boy. That's what I wanted to ask. [Crosstalk] Wait. Ice cream [Inaudible] I was dull as hell. I'm known for my Ray-Ban sunglasses and chocolate chip ice cream. That's a hell of a -- I wanted to -- so -- so I wanted to also say that the Ray-Bans -- Yeah. I mean, the -- this is the greatest look of a president. All president -- You're the coolest guy in the world. Yeah, of course, you wear Ray-Bans. Yes, you are. Oh, by the way, all those years -- when I ran for the first time for the Senate, I had -- I had been up to that point, even though I was a practicing lawyer, in order to get free rent, there was a country swimming club that had 17 acres, a little tiny house on it -- Yeah. And they let us live in the house as long as I would hire all the pool people, right? Sure. But all -- from the time I was 16 years old as a lifeguard, I -- it's all I ever did. So, the headline was, you don't want this guy. The only job he's ever had is a lifeguard. By the way, I'm like, yeah, he's like, ripped and tan and wearing sunglasses. I'm serious. [Inaudible] By the way, the guy before you, he -- he didn't even need sunglasses. He would just look at an eclipse. I want to know -- I want -- first of all -- I want -- first of all, there's no reason coconut should ever be an ice cream. I just wanted to say that. I like coconut. Yeah, I like coconut, too. I dare you. Coconut and custard pie. Well, coconut -- pie is fine, but not an ice cream. I can't do the ice cream. I'm a simple plain. More for us. Anyway, here's the thing. I'm chocolate. I want to know about suits. How many suits? Yeah. Because you only need -- Yeah, yeah, I had the same question. Right? You only have -- like, you only need, like, two or three. Nobody's -- Who's picking -- who's picking the suit in the morning? Yeah. And like -- Me. Really? So, you got a big closet. How many do you have? Yeah. No, I have -- I guess I have a -- I have -- Less than 100 or more than 100? I have probably less than 15 -- Less than 15. But more than -- more than 14. But a lot of ties. A lot of ties. A lot of ties. You can get sassy with the ties. Do you choose tie, too? Yeah. Yeah? Yeah. No, Jill doesn't -- does Jill ever give you the hairy eyeball, like, no, what, please. What are you doing with that thing? Well -- well, she is if -- if I'm not -- I'm sure -- or you must mean Mrs. Biden. Well [Inaudible] Oh, Jill's -- no, Jill is fine. The first lady, first lady. The first lady. Jill -- Jill is fine. Joe is fine. All kidding aside. No, no. [Inaudible] No, no. And -- but it's a -- she is -- gets very upset if I have not fully shaven or all this -- this excessive amount of hair I have. You know what I mean? What do you do with it? I know I -- I think we suffer from the same problem. Now, wait. Just, you know, I want to get back to -- just one second. Ice cream? Back to ice cream? No. No, you -- you've obviously accomplished so many -- so many amazing things in your presidency so far, one of which is the Inflation Reduction Act, which I was excited about because of global warming, because I hate the heat. I'm -- I want the temperatures to go down. When it's hot, I get irritable. What's that got to do with inflation? Oh my God. No, it's inside the Inflation Reduction Act, is the global -- right, it's the global warming thing. I'll [Inaudible] But -- but is there -- is -- is the ship sailed on fixing this climate thing, like, oh, is there anything we can do? Oh, you mean, should we just give up? No. You're asking the president -- No, I meant like what -- is there -- is there any hope? Is there any hope? There's a lot of hope. OK, good. There's a lot of hope because two things. For example, I'm out here -- With you on the wheel there's hope. Well, I'm out here today with Congresswoman Bass -- Karen Bass -- Yeah. And I go over. They have a rapid transit system here that needs a lot of work. Yeah. Well, we're going to spend $9 billion making a change. But here's the deal. It's estimated to take 124,000 tons out of the air. Let me back up. If people have a chance to get on a track train. Yeah. And can make it quicker than they can drive in the car, they -- they take the train. [Inaudible] any traffic. And -- and I'm a big train guy, and I -- we've gotten billions of dollars more from -- we're spending more in Amtrak than Amtrak initially was spent, and it's all just getting underway. But it's fundamental changes that are going to be taking place. Yeah. And -- And it really does work, too. I -- I noticed during COVID when everyone was having to stay inside here in LA -- Oh, yeah. The -- the skies were -- in -- in a week, they were crystal clear. It really does work. No, I thought you were going to say I noticed, too, that the roads were really empty, and I could just bomb around. No, but they were. The air out here, as you know, historically -- Oh, I know. And this is going to be -- it's going to be a game-changer. It's going to take -- Yeah, I'm so excited about it. And by the way, in addition to the $368 billion for climate in that bill, we also have over $1.2 trillion that we got passed in the -- in the act having to do with dealing with the infrastructure. Right, yeah. We -- we used to rank No. 1 in the world in infrastructure. We're No. 13, for God's sake. Yeah, of course. We used to -- I mean -- And this is a lot of jobs. This is a -- A lot of jobs. Literally, we've created more jobs in the first 18 months than any president in history, 700,000 manufacturing jobs. Where the hell does it say America can't be the manufacturing capital of the world? Yeah, everyone says manufacturing is gone now, and all that [Inaudible] No. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Yeah, and it is -- it is a little shocking that how much of that has been lost, and it is -- does fill me with hope with the idea that we can get manufacturing back. Well, you know why it got lost? We used to spend 2 percent of our GDP on research and development as a nation. We're down to 0.7 percent. China's -- other countries are passing us by. But now, we're going back to -- look, my major goal in terms of the economy was to change the dynamic of trickle-down economy to building from the middle out, bottom up, and doing it that way. Right. Yeah. And I know I get criticized and understandably for being "the most pro-union president in history." Well, the reason for that is these union folks, everybody thinks you show up on a job and you can be a technician. Guess what? You take four or five years, like going back to college. It's like going to school. They're the best in the world. They're the best in the world. And they're -- ultimately, it's cheaper for us. So, there's a lot we're doing. And for example, we -- we're going to invest literally several hundred billion dollars in building chips or computers. We invented them. We invented them. Yeah, that's really exciting. Yeah. Yeah, it's so important. Yeah. So, anyway -- Trickle-down economics, I want to, like, go find a billionaire and give him 10 grand because I know it'll get to the little guy. With the -- with the -- I've got I got a fairly adult question here. So, I've written it out. I apologize for reading. Oh. Well, we'll judge if it's adult. With the -- with the midterms on our doorstep, OK, two-thirds of the seats that are up for grabs in the midterms are trending to be won by admitted election deniers. And then that means that elections and consequently democracy as a form of government will most likely be done away with or could be seriously threatened. This is what they're -- they're saying that their plan is once -- once elected. So, doesn't that current real forecast, even declaration, justify some kind of emergency alert that asks for maximum attention and participation from every single voter in America? No advocation for Republican or Democrat, just a request to vote in this midterm election. Could I ask you to commit to consider over the next few days using your unique power as president to utilize the emergency alert system? For -- for the listener, this is the system that's in place to alert citizens of -- of impending danger. Yes, it's usually for the weather or killers or -- or kidnapping or whatever. But I don't think it's an exaggeration to categorize this as a light crisis, an existential threat. Just ask the families of the COVID victims what danger is if -- with poor leadership; or the citizens of Russia or Ukraine, what happens when the electoral process is merely a facade? So, our TV and radio outlets are required to deliver presidential alerts. And all this would be to simply to air once a night leading up to Election Day on every TV, satellite, and cable channel a quick 10-second card that just simply says, "Please vote on November 8th." That's all. That is a great idea. Is there any way you can consider -- Wow. Great idea. And also, the -- officially, with the president, the longest Bateman question ever to simultaneously -- and it's a great idea, Mr. President. No, but I -- but I understand. I understand. By the way -- by the way, the point you're making is the point. Just to get -- People have to vote. Yeah. But look, you saw -- I mean, the best example is the Supreme Court in the Dobbs decision -- Yeah. Said -- there's a line from one of the justices saying women have a right to vote. We'll see -- but basically, we'll see if they do. Yeah. You saw what happened in Tennessee. Women showed up and vote. Women are out-registering men for the first time significantly for this new election. Yeah. And that was immediate, wasn't it? I mean, that -- Oh, that -- that was immediate. And so, my generic point is, I think people, particularly younger people, that's where I'm spending most of my time trying to focus on, people under 30. They, in fact, understand that vote matters. Right. They sure do. What I worry about -- I worry about the states that have the election deniers in them making it harder practically for them to vote. Right. That's what I worry about, the Supreme Court decisions on voting that are coming down -- that are going to be coming down. And so -- but vote, vote, vote. That's been my -- I end all my speeches, everything I talk about. For me to do what you're suggesting, my -- I imagine it would end up being a gigantic fight, whether I was using an emergency system designed to save "lives" for political purposes. It's not. No, it's not. It's not, but you are saving lives. It's not for Republican or Democrat. It's just participate in the American process of voting. Just a quick a 10-second. Well, guess what? Well, it's great. But guess what? The whole idea is the other team doesn't want people to vote. They don't want open voting. They don't want to be able to mail-in ballots. They don't want -- But they get to do what the president says, at least until while you're still president. You could put that little card up there, get everybody voting, and save our elections. Well, we're praying to try to put that card. It'd make a great movie. We need to thank you, Actor Jason Bateman. Hey, can I just say -- I'm serious, Jason. You're right. No, he's a great -- by the way, it's a great idea. And I really like that. I think that that's pretty awesome, and it would be a good use of it. But I think you're right. It would be hijacked, if you will, by -- by people who would think you're politicizing -- Well, they you should do it one -- you know, they're in charge, too. I mean, it's just voting. I just want to say, Mr. President, what's crazy for us is we started this podcast in the middle of COVID when everybody else was locked down and we were, too. And for us, it was a way to connect. We've been friends for 20 years. I get to do it with these two guys that I love a lot and who are my -- my best friends. And we -- we just started. We didn't know where we were going. It gives us a lot of joy to know that it gave people -- that it uplifted people and made people feel more confident or made people feel more positive in a -- in a tough time. You gave them hope. Look, guys, two things are going to go down in history. Number one, more than a million people died. A million people died. And the estimates are those million people had nine close related people, whether their family or otherwise. The psychological impact on the nation has been profound. Absolutely profound. And the other thing is, the whole idea that we're moving -- think about this, graduating from -- when you graduated from high school, you had -- you had your prom, you had, you know, the -- the graduation ceremonies you had. What do these kids have? The kids are graduating. What are the things that they, in fact, missed that are consequential? That junior prom, that senior prom, that graduation ceremony. They -- all -- all those parties, all -- I mean, it's like -- and it's like the difference. Everybody asked me what was the most exciting thing when you got elected and so on. You know, I was really honored to be -- I mean, it's the greatest honor in the world. OK? But there was no celebration about it. Yeah, you were having to do rallies with cars honking. No, no, but -- but -- but I mean it. And that's not who we are. Right. And the other thing people have to remember, our strength lies in our incredible diversity. Yeah. It's incredible. Absolutely. Incredible. Absolutely. And other nations are realizing that that's why they want to invest here. That's why they want to get engaged here. Or come here for education. Exactly right. And so, there's so much. And by the way, I'm convinced, we're going to be able to do a hell of a lot. I love that. Me, too. And I got to tell you, during a time -- I can speak for me, during a time that felt really hopeless and dark and it felt like a number of years where the -- the sort of the sentiment of the nation was quite dark, Mr. President, you brought a lot of light. So, you did bring a lot of hope to a lot of people. Absolutely in this -- And we fed on that -- Common sense. And common sense. And -- and I thank you so much for that. Yup. I -- I think that you -- you were able to light it towards your [Inaudible] Well, the biggest thing I'll say is one more thing. One of the things is that people understand that I understand loss. Yes. And I -- I think it's so important that people understand that from that loss, it's never -- the pain never goes away, but you can do incredible things. The person you lost never leaves your heart. I don't know how many times I ask myself, "What would Beau do?" I'm not joking. And so, you just -- there's so -- people are genuinely empathetic if you give them a shot. And I think just reaching out to people. Not me president, but just reaching out to people matters. Yeah. Think of the number of people who are down and out, wonder where in the hell am I going to go. Well -- What happens? Your -- your empathy is -- is genuine, it's sincere, it's infectious. And it's a pleasure to be led by you. Yes. Well, you guys are giving me more credit [Inaudible] And thank you for the -- thank you for the hope that you -- you give to everybody. I really do. I am optimistic. I truly am. I'm with you. You know, I -- I will leave you, and we -- we take -- you know, we say this to everybody. We have taken up too much of your time. I have a friend of mine who always says, if you're feeling down, call five people and tell them how much you love them. Yeah. And you know what? It works. It does work. Yeah. It does work. So, give me your number. Yeah. If we can get your cellphone. It'll just be a text. I promise. It won't be -- Mr. President, thank you so much. Thank you so much. Thank you, sir, very much. Thank you, guys. No, I really -- I enjoyed it. Thank you. Invite me back. We will. You got it.