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Interview: Oswaldo Diaz Interviews Joe Biden on Erazno y La Chokolata Radio Show - November 7, 2022

  • Joe Biden
    Person
  • Oswaldo Diaz
    Person
Positive

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:00:00-00:00:51 (51 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 1

Oswaldo Diaz

Positive
00:00:51-00:00:56 (5 sec)
Mr. President, good afternoon. How are you? 2

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:00:57-00:00:59 (2 sec)
Good afternoon. Thanks for having me on the show. 3

Oswaldo Diaz

Very Positive
00:01:00-00:01:11 (11 sec)
Good. Good. Mr. Biden, I know you're kind of sad because you like the Phillies, and they lost the -- the World Series. But, hey, it was a great World Series, don't you think? 4

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:01:11-00:01:38 (27 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 5

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:01:38-00:01:48 (10 sec)
I would have been even greater had the Phillies won, but yes. And, by the way, my wife's a Philly girl. She's a massive fan, and it's been an unhappy household for a couple of days. 6

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:01:48-00:01:53 (5 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 7

Oswaldo Diaz

Neutral
00:01:53-00:02:29 (36 sec)
Yeah. And, you know, we are in Los Angeles and we also saw the Philadelphia Union. They lost, again, to LAFC. [Radio Conversation in Spanish] And the final -- 8

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:02:29-00:02:31 (2 sec)
I know. don't rub it in, man. Don't rub it in. 9

Oswaldo Diaz

Leans Positive
00:02:37-00:02:40 (3 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] Yeah. And -- but what about the Eagles undefeated, Mr. Joe Biden? 10

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:02:40-00:02:48 (8 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 11

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:02:48-00:02:49 (1 sec)
Still, so far, so good, man. They're flying high. Those eagles. There's a song Fly, Eagles, Fly. 12

Oswaldo Diaz

Positive
00:02:54-00:02:55 (1 sec)
Nice. 13

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:02:55-00:02:56 (1 sec)
I think that's what they're doing. 14

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:02:57-00:03:02 (5 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 15

Oswaldo Diaz

Slightly Positive
00:03:02-00:03:13 (11 sec)
Yeah. And to finish with the sports, we're going to Qatar for the World Cup. We're going to be broadcasting from over there and how you see the -- the U.S. national team. 16

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:03:13-00:03:19 (6 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 17

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:03:19-00:03:48 (29 sec)
Well, you know, I'm always rooting for the U.S. national team. I -- and I took my family to the World Cup several years ago, and it was quite an event. We went down and we were in -- in South Africa for the finals. And, you know, it was -- we just had -- it was South Africa, and we're in Brazil in 2014. 2010, South Africa; '14 in Brazil. There's a lot of fun, but we've got some good teams. Argentina's got a good team. Spain has a good team. So, there's -- there's a lot of good teams, but I'm rooting for the United States. I'm hoping for them for a minor miracle. 18

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:03:58-00:04:07 (9 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 19

Oswaldo Diaz

Very Positive
00:04:07-00:05:09 (62 sec)
Nice. Yeah, I know you were in Brazil against Ghana in 2014, and it was a great game. So, we all like sports and everything, but there is a reality and a real life, you know, after these sports things. [Radio Conversation in Spanish] You know, I have family, and we like tacos. And I used to eat, like, 10 tacos every night. Now, I only eat, like, four because, you know, they're still high, high prices and the gas. 20

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:05:09-00:05:19 (10 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 21

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:05:19-00:05:23 (4 sec)
Is that you eat only for now because of your weight or because of the economy? 22

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:05:25-00:05:26 (1 sec)
Oh [Radio Conversation in Spanish] 23

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:05:27-00:05:55 (28 sec)
Hey, look, we've done a great deal. First of all, under my administration, now, unemployment rate for Latinos is a -- is nearly a record low, near record low, was -- it's 4.2%. It was 8.6% when I took office. And Latinos are creating business -- new businesses faster than any other demographic in the country. We made health care affordable. Latinos saw a 53% jump in enrollment rates after we lowered the health care insurance premiums, provided -- 24

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:05:55-00:06:13 (18 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 25

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:06:13-00:06:26 (13 sec)
[audio gap] billion dollars for Hispanic-serving institutions. We launched a whole government effort to increase by 50% the share of federal contracts going to minority-owned small businesses, which I promised. 26

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:06:26-00:06:36 (10 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 27

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:06:36-00:06:52 (16 sec)
And, you know, we also did a lot -- we've done a lot. Look, when you have roughly 25% to 26% of all the kids in grades -- kindergarten through 12 speak in Spanish, we better damn well pay attention. 28

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:06:52-00:07:04 (12 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 29

Joe Biden

Neutral
00:07:04-00:07:22 (18 sec)
The community is critically, critically important. And, you know, Latino families are -- you know, we've created 10 million jobs, and it's a record low unemployment. As I said, it's 8.6% when I took office. Now, it's 4.2%. It created a whole lot of real jobs. 30

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:07:23-00:07:35 (12 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 31

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:07:35-00:07:50 (15 sec)
With a Made with -- a Made in America slogan. We're -- look, we're driving down inflation and by making sure we take care of your prescription drugs for your moms and your dads and for -- for example, I don't know if you know anybody who has who -- 32

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:07:50-00:08:12 (22 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 33

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:08:12-00:08:15 (3 sec)
Who has diabetes and needs insulin. 34

Oswaldo Diaz

Very Positive
00:08:15-00:08:19 (4 sec)
Well, my mom -- my mom and my dad, they have diabetes, yeah. 35

Joe Biden

Leans Positive
00:08:19-00:08:31 (12 sec)
Well, guess what? Instead of them paying an average of 400 bucks a month a piece for their diabetes because of the law got passed, they're only going to have to pay a total of $35 a month. 36

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:08:31-00:08:39 (8 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 37

Joe Biden

Negative
00:08:39-00:08:50 (11 sec)
Thirty-five dollars because it only costs 10 bucks to make this and 15 bucks total to make it and package it. And they're charging between $400 or $600 for it, and it's just wrong. 38

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:08:50-00:08:58 (8 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 39

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:08:58-00:09:10 (12 sec)
We finally took on Big Pharma and we beat them, we beat them. Big Pharma is going to be able -- Medicare is going to have to -- are going to be able to negotiate drug prices, just like the Veterans Administration does. 40

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:09:10-00:09:30 (20 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 41

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:09:30-00:09:36 (6 sec)
And they cut prescription drug prices in half for veterans. And, you know, look, there's an awful lot going on. 42

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:09:36-00:09:41 (5 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 43

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:09:41-00:09:56 (15 sec)
Because, you know, think of the -- take -- take a look at my administration. I want to make sure it looks like America. There's a significant number of Latinos that are in my administration for the first time. And, you know, health insurance is up now. 44

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:09:56-00:10:08 (12 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 45

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:10:08-00:10:35 (27 sec)
Health insurance is up now. We got a whole lot of things. I think the future rests, in no small part, on how well the Latino community does. And it's about time we step up. And that's what I've been trying to do. And, by the way, one of the biggest things we've done is -- and our Republican friends keep trying to block it -- is that I've reduced cost of education -- student loans by $20,000 if you received a Pell Grant. 46

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:10:35-00:11:00 (25 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 47

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:11:00-00:11:18 (18 sec)
You're going to have over -- over 50% of the Latino student loan debt is going to be eliminated, eliminated by what I've done. And so, it means that 16 million Americans could be getting 10 grand or 20 grand in student loan debt wiped out. But as I said -- 48

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:11:18-00:11:28 (10 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 49

Joe Biden

Neutral
00:11:28-00:11:28 ( sec)
Republicans, if they take control of the Congress, are going to try to do away with it. We're going to get it done. We've got to pass. We have one more court challenge to take on. And when we eliminate the debt, people get breathing room. They need to pay their bills, make life a little easier, put a down payment on a home or a business. So, there's a lot -- there's a lot we're doing. 50

Oswaldo Diaz

Leans Positive
00:11:47-00:13:01 (74 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] You know what I mean, homie? Yeah, because, sometimes, it's hard to cross the border to Tijuana or Juarez. [Radio Conversation in Spanish] Citizens, they don't want a boat. What -- you have a message for them? [Radio Conversation in Spanish] Sometimes, we don't trust the government. [Radio Conversation in Spanish] 51

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:13:01-00:13:48 (47 sec)
No, I do. Look, everything that I just said that my administration has done to benefit the Latino population is at stake because the Republicans running this time want to do away with all of it. They want to do away with the prescription drug benefit. They want to do away with the health care benefit. They want to do away with all the things I mentioned, including student debt and life. And so, look, you know, you know well, in the United States, the future is in our hands. There's a large Latino population, and it should vote, vote, vote is interest. And if you have to wonder about where to vote tomorrow, go to, you know, iwillvote.com and find out where you can vote because there's no excuse when we don't vote. And, by the way, these guys, these Republicans, want to take away Social Security as well. 52

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:13:48-00:14:05 (17 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 53

Joe Biden

Leans Positive
00:14:05-00:14:52 (47 sec)
They've actually announced that's what they are going to do. They want to fundamentally cut Social Security and Medicare. And so, the point is that it makes a big, big difference whether you vote or not. 54

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:14:17-00:14:28 (11 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 55

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:14:28-00:14:37 (9 sec)
It really does. And, you know, as I said, look, the reason we're a strong country is we're all immigrants. That's the reason why we're a strong company -- country. 56

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:14:37-00:14:45 (8 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 57

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:14:45-00:14:57 (12 sec)
And, you know, you got guys like the senator from Florida, Rick Scott, who heads up the reelect Republican senators. He -- they put out their platform. Let me read a portion of it, "All federal legislation --" 58

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:14:45-00:15:05 (20 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 59

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:15:05-00:15:21 (16 sec)
All federal legislation sunsets in five years. If the law is worth keeping, Congress can pass it again, meaning if you don't pass it again, Medicare goes out of existence, Social Security goes out of existence. And there's never been such an onslaught on that. 60

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:15:21-00:15:55 (34 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 61

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:15:55-00:16:11 (16 sec)
So, these mega Republicans, these -- these guys, this is not your father's Republican Party. It's a different deal. And I really think that everybody, you know, in America, you have an obligation to -- and so many -- so many of my Latino friends have come from states -- 62

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:16:11-00:16:41 (30 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 63

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:16:41-00:16:48 (7 sec)
Where democracy -- where there's no democracy, where it's failed. And democracy is at risk here. We have to -- we have to get engaged. 64

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:16:48-00:16:52 (4 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 65

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:16:52-00:16:56 (4 sec)
Where democracy -- where there's no democracy, where it's failed. 66

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:16:56-00:16:58 (2 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 67

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:16:58-00:16:59 (1 sec)
Failed. 68

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:16:59-00:17:01 (2 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 69

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:17:01-00:17:02 (1 sec)
Failed. 70

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:17:02-00:17:08 (6 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 71

Joe Biden

Leans Positive
00:17:08-00:17:11 (3 sec)
And democracy is at risk here. We have to -- we have to get engaged. 72

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:17:11-00:17:14 (3 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 73

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:17:14-00:17:28 (14 sec)
We have to vote. We have to be involved. And, you know, I think that there's a lot more to do. But it's -- why it's important to vote is there's a lot of stake: Medicare, Social Security, lowering health care costs, protecting democracy. 74

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:17:28-00:17:33 (5 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 75

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:17:33-00:17:39 (6 sec)
And, you know, American prosperity is tied to the success of Latino families and communities. 76

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:17:39-00:17:44 (5 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 77

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:17:44-00:17:57 (13 sec)
And all these accomplishments we've made thus far for Latinos in the last three years around the ballot. And the Latino community is decisive to ensure we can build on that progress. So, please vote. Please vote. 78

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:17:57-00:18:01 (4 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 79

Oswaldo Diaz

Very Positive
00:18:01-00:18:33 (32 sec)
Yeah, we have so many professionals. We are a very hardworking community. [Radio Conversation in Spanish] And I hope I can see you in the Super Bowl, Eagles against [Radio Conversation in Spanish] the Green Bay Packers. 80

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:18:35-00:18:41 (6 sec)
Me too. I hope so, too. And thanks for having me on your show. I enjoyed. I hope you'll invite me again. Thank you. 81

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:18:44-00:18:46 (2 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] And wait for my luchador mask. 82

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:18:46-00:18:48 (2 sec)
All right. I'll be looking for it. 83

Oswaldo Diaz

Very Positive
00:18:49-00:18:50 (1 sec)
Have a great day. 84

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:18:50-00:18:52 (2 sec)
I'll be looking for it, man. Thank you. 85

Oswaldo Diaz

Somewhat Positive
00:18:52-00:18:53 (1 sec)
Thank you. Bye-bye. 86

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:18:53-00:18:54 (1 sec)
Bye. 87

Oswaldo Diaz

Unknown
00:18:54-00:19:00 (6 sec)
[Radio Conversation in Spanish] 88