Transcript for Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joins 2020 presidential field
Two-term Colorado governor John hickenlooper joined a growing democratic field this morning. I spoke to him this morning right after the release of this video announcement. I’m John hickenlooper. I’m running for president because we face a crisis of everything we stand for. Good morning. What is that crisis? It’s a crisis of division. Probably the worst period of division that we have had in this country since the civil war. Ultimately, I’m running for president because I believe not only that I can believe Donald Trump. But I can bring people together on the other side and actually get stuff done. That reminds me of president Obama when he was senator Obama in 004 saying there is no red America. There is no blue America. He wanted to heal the divisions as well. It didn’t defeat him. How can you solve the problem? M I went to the rural areas. I listened to ranchers worried about with they’re going to get water. I talked to people in small people worried about their job. I talked to women. Families, all over the state. About the cost of housing. How they can afford health care. These are the basic issues people care about. I think people feel no one in Washington has been addressing it. This will be a huge field. Two dozen, 0 candidates. The first challenge, how to you stand out? I talked to Jay inslee yesterday. What sets you apart? I think I’m the one candidate out there that has a very strong record of bringing people together and getting things done. We got the oil and gas industry to work with the environment community. We’re a purple state that got universal back ground checks. You say you’re a doer versus a dreamer. We need dreamers. I’m a dreamer. We need vision. As the CEO of a restaurant and a group of restaurants for 15 years. Major for eight years. A governor for eight years. One thing I have shown I can do again and again is that I can create teams of people to work together. Seems like a good day to come to “Good morning America.” You’re a hozier fan. So strange when I ran for re-election in 2014. We had a tough-fought victory. I took my son to Iceland. There in the airport is hozier. We had seen him days before. Couldn’t stay for the he’s already running. How is that going to be to differentiate yourself? That is the hardest job. The field is huge. Wide open. Battle of personalities, issues, temperament. You can watch the full interview where? On our website. We’ll be right back. She’s a superhero and an
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