September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020

On Wednesday’s Mark Levin Show, We have another pseudo-event. This time from a different anti-Trump author, Bob Woodward, accusing President Trump of downplaying the coronavirus to prevent panic amongst the people. These leftists and disgruntled former administration officials want to beat Trump and will use media to do it. Sadly, Woodward’s attack on the president is not surprising. This is the very same media that played down the virus and echoed Anthony Fauci’s claim that the virus was comparable to the seasonal flu. Then, Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a Norwegian. If not for the Wuhan China virus, Trump’s re-election would be a cakewalk. Yet some generals think that they, not the president, are the commander in chief. Later, do Hispanic lives matter to the democrats? A new Miami Herald poll shows Trump gaining traction as does the latest NBC poll. The truth is that Joe Biden did nothing for minority communities while he was VP or for 40 years before that. Afterward, Congressional candidate Alek Skarlatos, one of the hero’s that helped topple terrorists that attacked a train in France, is running for Congress in Oregon. He highlighted policy differences between him and Rep. Peter DeFazio.


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CBS News
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Washington Free Beacon
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Fox News
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Daily Beast
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The Blaze
President Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize; person behind nomination slams Obama

Business Insider
New polls show Joe Biden struggling to appeal to Latino voters in Florida, a boost to Donald Trump in the critical swing state

Miami Herald
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Real Clear Politics
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Rough transcript of Hour 1

Hour 1 Segment 1

Well, here we go again. Can you imagine? This is the fifth or sixth book come out the last several weeks about Trump being pushed by. Publishing houses Simon Schuster, which is owned by CBS, among others, and so forth, and every single one of them is an attack on Trump. Have you noticed this? Every single one of them gets big heading and front page Washington Post, New York Times, every single one of them is pushed by the reprobate. My Matt Drudge on his site. And this is Bob Woodward. He did interviews months ago, and yet the book is Time to come out on September 15. And the book was dropping. On Amazon, it was number nine. So they had to pump it up. Now, let me tell you how this works. The Washington Post has given certain snippets from the book that are intended to hide the book from the publisher. That information is given exclusively unquote to Matt Drudge. So Matt Drudge links to The Washington Post. This is how it works inside the Beltway and elsewhere. Now we have the Woodward book. And before that, we had Michael Cohen book. Oh, my God. And watch the shocking information that the president of the United States didn’t want the American people to be panicked. See, the first president who didn’t want the American people to be panicked. During these so-called Great Depression, FDR downplayed the Great Depression after he got in office. There’d been a run on the banks. The stock market had collapsed. He took steps, he believed to firm them up. He told the public not to fear. The only thing you have to fear is fear itself. While he was scared to death that the entire economy would crater. When the Japanese attacked usin Pearl Harbor and we got into World War Two, same thing. He didn’t want to panic the American people. In any respect? In other presidents have done the same thing. There’s no issue here, it’s not a big deal. But the media wants you to believe it’s a big deal. That’s why this is coming out now less than two months before the election. The media are trying to elect Joe Biden and defeat Donald Trump. That’s all you need to know. And then you have fools like a guy by the name, I think it’s Adam Blake. The media reporter, some such thing at The Washington Post and of course, he comes in and if you look at everyone of his columns, they attack Trump or they attack surrogates. Back Biden, back the Democrats on the Hill, he’s a fraud. But I want to remind you of what took place all those months ago. Woodward would never do a book on Biden. Did he do a book on Biden? Biden’s been in Washington 47 years. Did he go to Biden’s staffers and ex staffers to write a book, Rage on Biden? Not a word to write a book about Biden when he was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and what he did, the various nominees. No, of course not. The endless Biden lies. No. Biden the bigot? No, no, no. Nothing about any of that. No. Trump. So they go to disgruntled former members of the Trump administration. This guy, General Mattis. Is a saboteur. It’s always a Democrat. But he’s never been fired before. So he’s very angry. It’s like the former head of the DNI, Dan Coats, Dan Coats was fired because he was an incompetent. He’d been a United States senator. You may remember him. Says Putin must have something on Trump. But what did he have? Dan, Nothing. These people should never been in high office. They don’t have to be fired. But we never talk to anybody who Obama fired or Biden fired who are disgruntled. They just have dreamy administrations. Have you noticed everything flows perfectly? Never a problem. And so no books. But they’ve tried everything so far. There’s more to come. What word holds back until now? What world? You know, he’s gets The Washington Post and then all the other reporters pick it up because they like this stuff. Then he’s gonna be on 60 Minutes and they’ll keep pushing it. Reprobate Drudge, you’ll be out there, although I think he’s. He’s sinking like a rock. What word to appear on 60 Minutes? Former Intel chief Dan Coats believe Putin had something on Trump. Who cares what he believes? Who cares? Now, the actions the president took when it came to the virus. We’re very aggressive and he followed the science. So I want to. I want us to take a look at this briefly or maybe not so briefly. I want to remind you of what Anthony Fauci said in late January. January 21. January 26. Let’s go to cut 10. Go. Bottom line. We don’t have to worry about this one, right? Well, you know, obviously you need to take it seriously and do the kinds of things that the CDC and the Department of Homeland Security are doing. But this is not a major threat for the people in the United States. And this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about. Okay. And yet they hold Fauci up as the. As the king of science. That’s what he said. That’s the information the president was receiving from Anthony, found she. Five days later. He said the same thing. First timers, Newsmax, second time the Cats roundtable kind of let go. What do you tell the American people about what’s going on? Should they be scared? I don’t think so. The American people should not be worried or frightened by this. It’s a very, very low risk to the United States. It isn’t something that the American public needs to worry about or be frightened about, because we have ways of preparing, of screening, of people coming in and we have ways of responding like we did with this one case in Seattle, Washington, who had traveled to China and brought back the infection. Okay, that’s January 26 now. Interesting, a few days later, the president shut off travel to and from red China, overruling Fauci. Overruling foundry. But what about wearing masks? Where was the great vouch back then now this is March 8th. March 8th. On 60 Minutes. Cut 13. Go. Right now in the United States, people should not be walking around with masks. You’re sure of it because people are listening really closely to that right now. People should not be war. There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask when you’re in the middle of an outbreak. Wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet. But it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And often there are unintended consequences. People keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face. And can you get some schmutz sort of staying inside their horse? Of course. But when you think masks, you should think of healthcare providers needing them and people who are ill. So you heard him the end of January now. This is March 8. March 8th, when the pandemic is spreading. March 8th. Now our media from January 25 to March 4th. This is what the media had to say. Hat tip. Washington Free Beacon go in late February. President Trump again downplaying the Coronavirus by likening the illness to the seasonal flu. People are like, you know, I think I have flu. Could it be the corona virus? Overall, most people should not be terribly concerned about who doesn’t want to pay attention. Should they panic? No. Americans do not need to panic. What I would suggest, however, is that Americans take this as a wakeup call for seasonal flu. Flu is a much bigger deal. There’s an important context. We need to keep this in. And that is that the flu is more deadly. Maybe this is a good opportunity to remind people of that. Such a good reminder. And while there’s a lot of fear over this coronavirus, you know, the flu is already widespread in the U.S. and it really is much more deadly, is it not? A coronavirus is not going to cause a major in the United States. We’re gonna have 40 to 60 thousand deaths this year in the United States from influenza, and it’s preventable. And there are only 12 confirmed cases ofcoronavirus here in the states. The risk is low. The risk color for the flu is through the roof. Health warning from doctors why they say people should be more worried about the flu than the corona virus. Half of the people in America do not get a flu shot. And the flu right now is far deadlier. So if you’re freaked out at all about the corona virus, you should be more concerned about the flu. So you heard me and you heard the media. During the same period of time. By the time you heard the last commenter. Which was well into March, the president already shut down, had shut down, significantly traveled from China to and from in Europe. He was well on the way towards attacking the virus and then Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, on February 24th. 2020, February 24. 2020. Cut 9 go. It’s exciting to be here, especially at this time, to be able to be unified with our community. We want to be vigilant about what it might be on what is out there and other places. We want to be careful that how we deal with it. But we do want to say to people, come to Chinatown. Here we are again, careful, safe and come join us. Always the articular one. Now Antony Funnell John Fox News today with this worldwide report out there being pushed by the very same media that was telling you this is not a big deal. The very same media with the Russia hoax, that media that hate Trump and will do anything to take him out and elect Biden. John Roberts was a very good reporter at Fox. This is how it went. Just a few hours ago, cut 2 go. So did you get a sense that he was or wasn’t playing this down? No, no, no, I didn’t. I didn’t get any sense that he was distorting anything. I mean, in my discussions with him, they were always straightforward about the concerns that we had. We related that to him. And when he would go out and I’d hear him discussing the same sort of things, he would often say, we just got through with a briefing with the group from the task force and would talk about it. So, you know, it may have happened, but I I have not seen that kind of distortion. So he’s unaware of it. He didn’t see any distortion. Woodward has an audio in the Presley nine states said today, Yes, I didn’t want to create a panic in America. What Biden and the Democrats and the media are trying to take from that project, from that, is he failed to act. That’s simply not true. That’s simply not true. I interviewed Anthony Fauci on March 22nd on Life, Liberty and Levin. Here’s what he said. Cut 12, go. Have you ever seen this big of a coordinated response by an administration to such a threat? Health threat? Well, we’ve never had a threat like this. And the coordinated response has been there are a number of agencies to describe it. Impressive, I think is one of them. I mean, we’re talking about all. Hands on deck is that I I as one of many people on a team. I’m not the only person since the beginning that we even recognized what this was. I have been devoting almost full time on this, almost fulltime. I’m down at the White House virtually every day with the task force. I’m connected by phone throughout the day and into the night. When I say night, I’m talking 12 1 2in the morning. I’m not the only one. There’s a whole group of us that are doing that. It’s every single day. So I can’t imagine that that under any circumstances that anybody could be. Try doing more. Wow. Well, Joe Bidencan. Well, we only have a minute left in this segment, not enough time. But I’m not done with my interview offowl cheese. So you can see this is a completely non issue. It is an utterly bogus issue. I’ll be right back.

Hour 1 Segment 2

Two very short segments from enough time, but I will play the. The rest of the part of the interview that I want you to hear with Fauci, you can see what a fraud this whole thing is. And Bob Woodward in many ways is a fraud. And after I play that clip, after the bottom of the hour, I want to tell you more about Bob Woodward and how he conducts himself, why he’s loved at the Washington Compost and 60 Minutes while the reprobate Matt Drudge embraces him and anything else that moves or doesn’t move as long as he can trash Trump. He. And so I want to get into this a little bit. About how would work conduct himself now. People will say, now, wait a minute, we have audio. Isn’t it interesting? 24 hours ago, anonymous sources. Where the gold standard for the media. Now we have audio. Now that’s the gold standard. We have audio of what? Of what? The president saying he doesn’t want to panic the public. Isn’t that a responsible thing to do? No, he’s purposely killing people, says the idiot Biden. The mentally deranged, insane Joe Biden. What does that have to do with killing people? By the way, I still challenge these numbers the way they count the covert deaths. I’m not saying it’s not a deadly virus. Itis a deadly virus, particularly if you’re elderly, particularly if you have comorbidities. It is an add on, it is a it is a. It is part of it. I’ll be right back.

Hour 1 Segment 3

There is no bombshell here. There’s no bombshell here. There’s don’t cover up here. Who cares what Matus thinks? Madness has been wrong. Who cares what Dan Coats thinks? We’ve had Grenell and we have another DNI now. Who had been actually very supportive of the president’s position. You don’t hear them going on and on while a president must be bought up. Russians must have something on him. What we’re does is he goes to people. Who have grudges. And then they just unload and what but set up it’s not the first time, won’t be the last time. He’s got audio of the president or the president saying, well, what is the big deal? There is no big deal. No big deal whatsoever. The president followed the science. He followed the advice he was given he at his task force. He delegated authority to those who were organizing facts and information about a virus. We’ve never seen before. And what happens? The Bernie Sanders of the world, the Bidens of the world. They jump. So this must mean that Trump killed people. How sick is this? So my interview with how she lets go to cut twenty three, Mr. Producer, go there is this statement put out some in the press, some of the opposition party, the president that the president doesn’t follow, the science president following the science every single time that I am, I say every day. It’s like almost every day. It’s not like a once a month we’re in in the task force meeting. There are several of us, myself included. I’m not the only one that’s a scientist or a public health person. There are other people who have other responsibilities. So we get a good sampling of expertise that you need. And it’s led by the vice president. Secretary is always there as the secretary of HHS. And we talk about every aspect. And we make all of our decisions and recommendations that are based on the science. I have never in that room had a situation where I said scientifically, this is the right thing to do it. And they said, don’t do it or scientifically, this is the wrong thing to do. And they did it anyway. Then we get up and we present it to the president and he asks a lot of questions. That’s his nature. He’s constantly asking you question. And I never in the multiple times that I’ve done that, I said for scientific reasons, we really shouldn’t do this, that he hasn’t said let’s do it or when he’s decided not deciding. When he suggests why do we do this? And I say, no, that’s really not a good idea from a scientific standpoint. He has never overruled me. So why didn’t Aaron Blake of the Washington Compost include this audio, which is transcribed in his article today? Why didn’t he do that? Now, the science has been very confounding, as we know. They had models and then they had models. It models in the United States said models from all over the world. They had data, it was very confusing. As you can imagine, with a pandemic, the likes of which in modern times we’ve never seen, and a virus, the likes of which we’ve never seen. So the president is making decisions as best he can based on the science that’s presented to him. And sometimes these models have changed and the advice has changed. And we’ve been right here behind this microphone talking about it every time it took place. There’s nothing. Controversial about this, there’s no bombshells here. This has been the most transparent process that I can ever remember. Was the pursuit of a vaccine for HIV, was that transparent? No, it was not transparent. It was a disaster. The swine flu 2009 was not transparent, no, wasn’t transparent. Obama cut off testing, so it’s a pandemic. What else do we need to know? A disaster? And so they have tapes. While the tapes the tapes don’t tell us anything. Who cares? The president didn’t want to panic the public. Just like Bush, 33, didn’t want to panic the public. When the financial system was collapsing. FDR didn’t want to panic the public when the banking system was collapsing. And what we were attacked at Pearl Harbor. Why would you want to panic the public? It creates more problems. What it found, she said. Fauci said after the fact that he lied about the masks because he didn’t want to run on the masks. They needed mass for first responders. I don’t believe that. But that’s what he said. He didn’t want to panic. We saw what happened with toilet paper. We saw what happened with bottled water. We saw what happened with paper towels. We saw what happened. Hand sanitizer. You couldn’t get any. That’s what panic looks like. Wow. Trump must’ve killed people. Now listen to the idiots. Wow. This is a bombshell. And we have it on audio. Who cares if you have an audio or video? What’s the problem? Exactly. There isn’t one. Again, this is where Professor Boorstin called in 1961 a pseudo event. In other words. It’s not really news of any consequence doesn’t reallyinform the people, help the public to make decisions.It’s another controversy, quote unquote. It’s the fifth book. That tries to trash the president. And trash his wife. The Facebook. Right before an election. Now, what does that tell you? That’s the controversy. Is it not? You have an ex general by the name of Mattis who’s leaking to the media. He’s on and off the record. There’s your Benedict Arnold, isn’t that shocking? You have John Kelly doing the same thing. They’re both close friends. President fired their asses and now they’re angry. The same media that said he’s got too many generals around him. So now we’re supposed to believe Matus Y. Our Dan Coats was a back bencher when he was in the Senate. Good for absolutely nothing week as hell as the director of National Intelligence. He’s replaced now. He’s angry. So what? Who cares what coach thinks? Who cares what matters thinks? Trump has no moral compass, really. Now, Trump’s been president almost four years. Ladies and gentlemen, where’s he been? Reckless, exactly. Where’s he had, quote, no moral compass. Exactly. And look at these people. Here we are in the most important election in our lifetime and clearly one of the most important elections in American history. Whether we’re going to survive as a constitutional republic or not, whether we’re going to survive under our founding principles of private property rights and individualism or not. And you got this. The schlock, the schmuck Drudge pushing every tawdry, gossipy, nasty book he possibly can to try and destroy this presidency. Well, you know what? Unlike Drudge, I’ve kids and grandkids. And this country matters to me. This isn’t a joke. This isn’t about hits on your Web site. And I like what word is gonna make a fortune because he’ll sell it to the same clowns. Through 60 minutes and all the press, this isn’t a joke to us. There’s nothing here. Who cares? What is this high school? Bob Woodward runs around every disgruntled former employee, the president, United States, and gets a quote, wow, look at that. It’s really well researched and he has it on audiotape. It must be true. Anonymous for Anonymous. Well, we’ve checked the anonymous sources, they’re unimpeachable. They say media. For three damn years, who tried this country in the Russia hoax? Do had no problem with the FBI spying on the former president’s campaign? No problem. What lies to the FISA court? No problem with a phony dossier. No problem with criminalizing politics with Mueller. No problem with any of it. And they’re at it again. You see burning, riots, violence, people killed. They call it mostly peaceful. They don’t give a crap about this country. Bob Woodward can go to hell. One stupid ass book after another. Now, when you read this with our wonderful sponsor, has to say we’re going to takea break. And I want to tell you a little bit more about Bob Woodward. What a sleazeball he is. We’ll be right back.

Hour 1 Segment 4

Once again, thanks to you, patriots live in I saw we were number one overall audience on Sunday on our Fox program. No one, even though it was a rerun. On the interview of attorney general. Bill Barr. I want to thank you. I think that’s like five weeks in a row or whatever it is, because people like the format and like the way the questions are posed, they like to hear from the person that I’m questioning and we dig a little bit more deeply. We get into substance. It’s relevant to your lives and relevant to what’s going on in this country. President, do not minimize the corona virus. He did not want a public panic and they broke their asses to do everything they could to address it. I’ve played you my interview, a fallacy that ran in March. I played you what the scientist said early on when they downplayed it. When the media downplayed it. When Nancy Pelosi downplayed it. When Joe Biden wasn’t even focused on it. This is a non-issue. It’s a hit job. So what if they have audio? They have audio of nothing. Take audio of somebody eating dinner while we have our audio here. Oh, yeah. And then we have anonymous sources with the Atlantic and then we have a convicted lying felon with Michael Cohen and goes onand on and on. Michael Cohen. Michael, ever nasty? Their latest. Their latest Michael Abernathy type. Any port in a storm with the left. Any port in a storm? She says. I don’t think we were misled on anything. Incredible. Don’t buy this crap book. I know you own anyway. I know you won’t anyway. Well, what would you what did you mean by a panic? Well, I don’t know. You know, like we saw what happened, the toilet paper and mass, some paper towels and hand sanitizer. That kind of panic where people were very, very worried. There’s nothing misleading about it. Presidents are trying to manage and be statesmen and try to take care of a situation that’s taking place. And then Joe Biden’s out there. Truly like a dementia patient going loud and killed people. Yes, we did hear that quickly enough. He killed paperwork and turned a cow on front for him. Change it. Raise it. Lower it. Hey, I can’t read it. Shut up, you idiot. They wind you up and push you out and grab yourback. They find a body can ask any questions about China and Hunter Biden in the Ukraine. And Tara Reid, hurry up. Yank them back. Yank him back. What exactly what he did? Where what an actor earlier. Right after I had I carry my weight, I would have asked her out. Yeah, I really want her. These two clowns, Biden and Harris. The team of Biden and Harris, like Sacco and Vanzetti. The hell knows what they would have done. They don’t do anything. They literally don’t do anything. While we would have oh, shut up. What do you mean we would have? We’re better at this. We’re going out. The president keeps plugging along. He keeps doing things that are in the best interests of the American people and the media keep ignoring it. He added 20 names to his list of20 already put out 40 names. 40. A possible Supreme Court nominees 40, and he’s got one test for all of them. That they uphold the Constitution of the United States. Joe Biden won’t put out his list. You want to know why? Because people like me and you will analyze that list and then you’ll see. What a radical nutjob. He is or he is being controlled by. You’ll see that our court system will be utterly destroyed. So this is something they’re going to hide. Notice the media, don’t even ask him anyway. Joe, who would you put to the Supreme Court? Nothing. Now, he was out there today yelling. Like a mental patient that Trump had killed people. This house cycle is. Not Cuomo killed people, not Murphy, killed people, not Pritzker. Kill people, not Newsome, kill people. Not that the rioters kill people are anti foreign or are black. No, no, no, no. Trump killed people. These are loathsome people who make unconscionable statements. And then there’s the books. Oh, I forgot one another schmuck at The New York Times, Schmidt or whatever his name. Six of them out there right before the election. Six. All being pushed by the putz drudge. Or being pushed by the media. They don’t care who writes it. Michael Cohen, convicted felon, it’s OK. This is the this is the same media that was pushing a Stormy Daniels and have a nasty and a crackpot psychologist frame. Yeah. Doesn’t matter. What, by my way, have an audio mark and audio. So what? Having audio? All right, lots more. I’ll be right back.