On Monday’s Mark Levin Show, Anthony Fauci deserves criticism for spending more time on television than at his desk studying infectious diseases. Fauci is only in charge of infectious diseases, not all science and public health, yet many might think he did. Now, Fauci is taking credit for the decision to develop the coronavirus vaccine. The fact is that he simply was not the decision-maker here, it was Donald Trump that made these decisions and for him to suggest that it was his choice is a bald-faced lie. Then, immigration continues to plague the southern border and President Biden remains ineffective while deflecting the blame on Trump. Sen. Ted Cruz was blocked from providing oversight at border facilities by a highly trained activist preventing any reporting or photography. Later, on March 26, 2020, a brave whistleblower called into this program and broke the story of what Gov. Andrew Cuomo was doing by executive order to the senior citizens in nursing homes in New York State. The deadly decision was a fatal failure for approximately 15,000 elderly patients, even though only 6,500 patient deaths were reported by the Cuomo administration. Afterward, Sen. Ron Johnson calls in to discuss how the left is comparing ICE to the Ku Klux Klan. Johnson remarked that the media plastered emotional messaging about ‘kids in cages’ during Trump’s presidency but seem to give Biden a pass for doing much worse. Finally, Gov. Mike Dunleavy calls in to explain that Alaska is taking rightful ownership over navigable waters and other areas within Alaska that are currently federally controlled. He also announces that Alaska is considering becoming a sanctuary state because they will not help the federal government disarm Alaskans.
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Hour 1 Segment 1
Hope you had a great weekend. But here we go. I have to deal with this first, as you know, I’ve been extremely critical of Anthony Fauci. I was skeptical of them early on, but I was respectful. But now I think we see a man who truly is narcissistic and egomaniacal, a man who has been so wrong so often about this pandemic that it’s hard to keep count. A man who’s on TV, it would appear, for most of last year, rather than his desk studying the data. I don’t know how you do both. You know, I’ve told you just to write a book. I spent weekends and nights and early mornings. And that’s when a book, if you’re the infectious disease, are in effect. Shouldn’t you be at your desk handling calls, making calls, looking at the data, just studying this stuff over and over and over again? And Fauci. Did something that was really stunning. See, we have a Department of HHS. That’s the umbrella department that oversees the CDC, the NIH, the FDA and the NIH oversees the infectious disease operation that Fauci works. And so, just so you understand, while he heads infectious disease operations, he doesn’t head the science. And health. And medical operations of the nation. He simply does not he has a rather narrow lane. Decisions about funding pharmaceutical companies. Decisions about buying vaccines in advance, decisions about bringing in the United States military to help with distribution and coordination between various private sector corporations and so forth, Fauci makes none of those decisions zero. And the media almost intentionally. Want this ambiguity to persist. Because they know he’s a liberal, he’s been around Washington for 50 years and he’s obviously a source. And they wouldn’t put them on TV all the time if he wasn’t the perfect foil. And so where is he? He’s on CNN yesterday, he’s on CNN Sunday. And here in part is what happened, cut three go when I saw what happened in New York City. Refrigerated trucks are now being mobilized as makeshift morgues almost overrunning of our health care system. It was like, oh, my goodness. And that’s when it became very clear that the decision we made on January the 10th to go all out and develop a vaccine we had a number of vaccine candidates may have been the best decision that I’ve ever made with regard to an intervention as the director of the institute. What is he talking about? I happen to know some people who are in these meetings. There were in these meetings with the task force. And I also happen to know on too many occasions. Fauci was the naysayer. That Fauci was carrying the bureaucratic line. So this is really quite troubling to me. Thatcher wasn’t in charge of vaccine production. He wasn’t in charge of deciding what companies the government should back. He wasn’t a coordinator with these companies. Obviously, he kept track of what was going on. But he wasn’t a principled decision maker. The Food and Drug Administration, the Center for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, the Department of HHS, these are big bureaucracies with tens of thousands of people. Too many of our fellow Americans believe that she’s in charge. Thatcher was not in charge. Donald Trump is in charge. And it was Donald Trump. Who made the changes in the approach when it came to these vaccines, how do we know that? Because he was open about it with Operation Warp Speed, he brought an outsider in to oversee it, not Fauci. So now she’s taking credit that he made the decision on January 10th to go all out to develop a vaccine that is a bald faced lie that is so dishonest. It is a bald faced lie. And then you have Joe Biden, who takes credit for the vaccines. And now we’re on track to have 200 million people vaccinated. In his first 100 days. Those vaccines were produced. They were bought for developed and produced under the Trump administration. In fact, they have paid for 800 million vaccination shots. With seven different companies. And as it became clear. That certain companies actually had vaccines that would. That would do the trick and vaccines that were ready to go, they ordered more vaccines from those companies, but Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson. And as I pointed out last week at some length on Live in TV and on my Fox show and here behind the microphone. When they left office, the Trump administration. Had ordered enough vaccines. To vaccinate 550 million people. Fauci had nothing to do with that decision, it was Donald Trump who made the decision early on that we have to defeat this, that we have to have a war against this this virus. It was Donald Trump who was at loggerheads with the FDA telling them to hurry, hurry, hurry. While it was Biden and Kamala Harris and their ilk on the sidelines, shooting spitballs, telling to follow the signs, follow the science. It’s one thing to follow the science. It’s another thing to follow the entrenched bureaucracy. And I dare say a Donald Trump listen to Fauci enough, we still wouldn’t have vaccines. The Trump presidency is the only presidency I’ve ever seen with a president doesn’t actually get credit for the things he’s done. It’s an amazing thing to watch. I mean. If anybody deserves credit for this, it’s the men and women who develop these vaccines, but it’s the president of the United States who made it possible he subsidized and capitalized these pharmaceutical companies to come up with vaccines by the billions and billions of dollars. We have never ordered vaccines that haven’t even been invented yet and paid for them in advance. That’s exactly what Trump that because he has a businessman’s mind. And he also knew we have to be able to transport these vaccines. So that entire system had to be developed by the Trump team. And then people needed actually receive their shots. And the good admiral who was involved in that whole process on the radio with me last week, I believe it was, he pointed out they had tens of thousands of locations already. Lined up. Including drug stores and so forth, already lined up to give the vaccinations. And that by the end of May, early June, the Biden administration really didn’t have to do anything and they really haven’t done very much, quite frankly. And Fauci makes a comment by this like this, and of course, you hear the music and CNN’s promoting it. And that’s when it became very clear that the decision we made on Jan that tend to go all out and develop a vaccine may have been the best decision that I’ve ever made with regard to an intervention is the director of the institute. I think this may need some attention. I really do. I think he needs some attention. And if, in fact, the best. Medical and scientific experts are in Washington, D.C., and they’re not, but if they are. He should take a little bit of time off and visit them, have an examination. One of the greatest hospitals on the face of the earth is just down the road, it’s called Johns Hopkins, maybe you should go over there for a little bit of a respite. Because this guy truly does have an appalling Pollyanna psychology. They go on national TV and say that it was the best decision he ever made. This is truly delusional. Mister, don’t wear a mask, mister, do wear a mask, mister, wear two masks. Mr. all over the map. Remember him, I played it the other day, wear goggles, goggles. Wear goggles. Goggles were double masks even after you’re vaccinated. Which, of course, defeats the purpose. And here he is again on Face the Nation. So he’s on CNN yesterday and he’s on Face the Nation yesterday. It’s like a bad rash, you can’t get rid of this guy. By Margaret Brennan, cut go. So if parents are vaccinated, they still do need to be concerned about their unvaccinated children playing together in groups. Sadly, they don’t. That’s the science that they don’t. Because the children how many more times do I have to say this, I only hear it from the experts over and over and over again, that children are the least likely to have a problem with it, the least likely to be the spreaders and all the rest of it. And she asks that this stupid question because she knows she’s a contrarian. Go ahead. Yeah, the children can clearly wind up getting infected when we talk about what you can do when you’re vaccinated, you can certainly have members of the family. If the adults are vaccinated and you’re in the home with your child, you don’t need to wear a mask and you can have physical contact. When the children go out into the community, you want them to continue to wear masks when they’re interacting with groups from multiple households. Why, well, they might pass the virus along, but we’ve already been told by other scientists, including at Johns Hopkins, including at Stanford, including at Oxford, including at Yale. I mean, real schools that they don’t. And way back in July, I think it was Mr. Producer, we had five of the top pediatricians in the country. Say that they would send their kids to public school back then. Maybe they had to wear masks, maybe they had to be six feet apart and so forth, but when children are playing with children, no, actually they don’t. That’s the science. I’ll be right back.
Hour 1 Segment 2
I understand, ladies and gentlemen, you know how she mentions January 10th when he made the decision to go full bore on the vaccine? It’s a flat out bald faced lie. He made no such decision. If I’m not mistaken, January 10th was the very day the president began asking about a China travel ban. Fauci was bitterly opposed to a travel ban. And he opposed it all the way until the president finally made his decision. He was the break on so many things, everything was too fast, too aggressive, too risky, too untested. Sound familiar? Sounds just like the media at the time. Now he pats himself on the back. You can see where a Fauci Biden team. What have resulted in a disaster, potentially millions of more Americans dead because they would not have pushed hard to get this. This vaccine situation across the finish line as quickly as President Trump clearly did, it’s really quite appalling. And now they want to have vaccination passports. Why not just see her scarlet letters on our forehead, Mr. Producer? Vaccination, passports, we don’t even require passports from people crawling across the border right now. No, no, no vaccination passports. Well, I can tell you right now the illegal aliens don’t have vaccinations and they’re coming into the country without passports, even without the virus that coming into the country without passports. So, again, it’s a method for tracking and keeping data on the American citizenry. It’s appalling. It’s appalling that every time we have an issue, whether it’s a pandemic or a shooting or so forth, our liberties are under attack, our liberties law abiding, taxpaying, productive citizens. We’re the ones who are attacked. Now, you say, Mark, what’s the problem, what do you mean, what’s the problem? And if you don’t have one of these passports, you can’t go on federal buildings, there’s a thousand things you can’t do. We’ve had pandemics in American history before. Frankly, as a percent of the student population, they’ve killed many more Americans, we didn’t have vaccination passports. Or anything of the sort. It’s a slippery slope with the left, ladies and gentlemen, they don’t just stop. It’s like gun control, we went through that data at great length the other day using the FBI statistics, informing ourselves and informing the mouthpieces on cable TV and radio who regurgitated exactly the same thing, the FBI statistics show. Very few people are murdered with rifles, let alone an hour 15. But they want to, quote unquote, outlaw them as assault weapons and then what, when they figure out that far more people. When we’re talking about. Firearms, far more people are killed with pistols, you will have already laid the groundwork for them to move on to pistols. It’s just appalling. Isn’t it amazing, though, that the people who are pushing hard for vaccination passports, Mr. Producer, reject the idea of a voter ID, we have to show your driver’s license in order to vote. Isn’t that interesting? No, it’s their typical hypocrisy. I’ll be right back.
Hour 1 Segment 3
As I as I do research all day long, all night long, all weekend long for something I’m writing, hopefully for you. I came across something I thought might interest you of, not concern you. And this is from last week, the chairman and CEO of Gallup. He said 42 million people want to migrate to the United States, 42 million. Here are the questions every leader should be able to answer regardless of their politics, he writes. His name is Jim Clifton. How many more people are coming to the southern border and what is the plan? There are 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Roughly 450 million adults live in the region. Gallup asked them if they would like to move to another country permanently if they could. A whopping 27 percent said yes. This means roughly 120 million would like to migrate somewhere. Gallup then asked them where they would like to move. Of those who want to leave their country permanently, 35 percent of the 120 million or 42 million said they want to leave for the United States. Forty two million, he says seekers of citizenship or asylum are watching to determine exactly when and how is the best time to make their move. In addition to finding a solution for the thousands of migrants currently at the border, let’s include the bigger, harder question. What about all those who would like to come? What is the message to them? What is the 10 year plan? 330 million U.S. citizens are wondering, Soror, 42 million Latin Americans. Well, Joe Biden has opened the door to millions of them. And if this pace continues, we’re going to have two million aliens in this country every year for four years or more. Something we have never seen in this country. Never. And what they’re saying is and even The Washington Post had to write a piece about this. Is that this is just the beginning. And you see, ladies and gentlemen, Joe Biden isn’t changing any of his policies. He refuses to Washington Post. The Biden administration’s attention along the Mexican border has been consumed by the past several weeks by the record numbers of migrant teenagers and children crossing into the United States without their parents at a rate that far exceeds the government’s ability to care for them. But as they raced to add shelter capacity for these miners. Shelter capacity, you see, ladies and gentlemen, they’re not deporting. Yes, a freeze on deporting for 100 days. They basically checked them and released them detention centres are reception centers. Many now are not receiving dates, times and documents to appear in administrative courts. For the refugee status hearings, they’re just being released. We have open borders. And Biden knew he couldn’t abolish ICE and the Border Patrol, so he did the second or next best thing. Cloward and Piven. They are overwhelmed. Half of them are not involved anymore in border security as they take care of these people. The more that’s heard south of the border that we’re building shelters that people are being released into the country, that children will not be returned to their parents south of the border, the more are coming, it’s incentivizing them. And as they raced to add Shalrie capacity for these miners, Department of Homeland Security officials. Are privately warning about what they see as the next phase of a migration surge that can be the largest in 20 years, driven by a much greater number of families, DHS expects roughly half a million to 800,000 migrants to arrive as part of a family group during the twenty twenty one fiscal year that ends in September. And that doesn’t count people coming as individuals, you see. The estimate is based on what has already been a vertiginous good word increase since President Biden took office on January 20 this month, the number of family members taken into Customs and Border Protection custody is on pace to reach 50,000, up from 7,000 in January. So you had 7,000 under Trump and now it’s at 50,000. The highest one month total, eighty eight thousand five hundred eighty seven, was recorded in May 2019 during a year when more than 500 25,000 migrants arrived. And that’s exactly why Trump put his foot down. And put an end to it. Hundreds of parents and children have been spending hours at an outdoor processing station next to the Rio Grande, some sleeping on the ground while they wait for agents to formally take them into custody. It is shocking to me that in the United States of America, we don’t have a press that is aggressive enough. To find out what’s going on in these detention facilities. What’s happened to their lawyers? What’s happened to litigation? This is a massive cover up like we’ve never seen before. Roy Villareal, who retired last year after 33 years in the Border Patrol, said roughly 40 percent of those taken in by Customs and Border Patrol custody now are children families, but they consume 60 to 70 percent of agent’s time, attention and paperwork. And so while agents are doing that, the borders are wide open. Biden knows this is happening. Biden is being briefed on this. And Biden is perfectly happy with it, just keep the press away, keep the American people as dumb as you possibly can and bring in as many immigrants, illegal immigrants as you possibly can because, you know, at some point there’ll be another wave of amnesty and another wave of amnesty and legalization and citizenship. This is another way to ensure the Democrat Party has permanent control. This isn’t a cynical view. This is reality. This is exactly what’s going on. The Biden administration has placed some families arriving in south Texas on flights to other sectors of the book, how many flights can you have that handles tens of thousands of people? Not enough. That’s quite clear. There’s been no formal announcement about expanded Mexican shelter capacity. However, and the extraordinary volume of people arriving to south Texas has often left agents to overwhelm, to complete the paperwork. Specifically. They want to turn Texas blue. They know exactly what they’re doing. And then it’s over. Republicans can’t win, they pushed through this one, she’s with the H1N1 bill. They change Florida excuse me, they change Texas and it’s over. We can’t win elections. Though family groups do not require the same intense level of care as unaccompanied minors, they often require short term shelter stays after they are freed as well as transportation at their destination in the United States. This amazing. By the Biden administration, expelling some families, it is allowing nearly all unaccompanied minors to stay. So some parents are choosing to send their sons and daughters across the border alone as more families are allowed to stay. More parents are expected to arrive with their children instead of splitting up. So there you have. And what they’re also not saying here is when children get to stay, they search out the parents south of the border and they bring them in. They’re not sending children back. What Trump did is he sent children back to their parents. They would try and locate their parents or relatives and send the children back. What Trump did is say you want to claim refugee status, which 90 percent do and 90 percent don’t get because they’re not refugees. They don’t qualify for asylum under federal law. He said, fine, you can do that in Mexico because he made an arrangement with the Mexican government. A truly remarkable arrangement with the Mexican government that was not working with us almost at all before. And the Mexican government agreed that all these people coming into Mexico, as well as their own citizens who wanted to come into the United States based on some refugee status, had to file their paperwork in Mexico. Biden gets rid of that on day one, Biden gets rid of the wall on day one. So there are massive gaps and people know where they are. But most of all. Biden is empowering. The genocidal. Domestic terrorism. Of these drug cartels in Mexico, he’s actually undermining the Mexican government, he’s enriching these cartels and these people are being abused, 30 percent of the women are sexually molested who come here. The children are being molested and otherwise abused. That’s what Biden has done. That’s why he doesn’t want the press to cover even the friendly press, even the Democrat Party press. That’s what Biden has done, and I’m going to tell you something, these Democrat representatives from these border areas, they are fuming. Biden never coordinated with them. And. In one case, they don’t return one of the congressman’s calls. This is a bipartisan thing. At least it is in south Texas, but not in Washington, D.C., where they’re utterly untouched. They’re utterly untouched. Shocking what’s going on here. It’s shocking how little control we have over this. I’ll be right back.
Hour 1 Segment 4
President of the United States has had about enough of Fauci and Berk’s, and so he has issued a statement which I want to read to you, that President Trump. He said based on their interviews, I felt it was time to speak up about Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx’s to self promoters trying to reinvent history to cover for their bad instincts and faulty recommendations, which I fortunately almost always overturned. They had bad policy decisions that would have left our country open to China and others close to reopening our economy and years away from an approved vaccine, putting millions of lives at risk. He’s exactly right. We developed American vaccines by an American president in record time, nine months, which is saving the entire world, we bought billions of dollars of these vaccines on a calculated bet that they would work perhaps the most important bet in the history of the world, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx moved far too slowly. And if it were up to them, we currently be locked in our basements. As our country suffered through a financial depression. Families and children in particular will be suffering the mental strains of this disaster like never before. In a fake interview last night on CNN, Dr. Fauci, who said he was an athlete in college but couldn’t throw a baseball even close to home plate, it was a roller tried to take credit for the vaccine when in fact, he said it would take three to five years and probably longer to have it approved. Dr. Fauci was incapable of pressing the FDA to move it through faster. I was the one to get it done. And even the fake news media knows and reports this. Dr. Fauci is also the king of flip flops and moving the goalposts to make himself look as good as possible. He fought me so hard because he wanted to keep our country open to countries like China. This is a fact. I happen to know this. I closed it against a strong recommendation which saved many lives. Dr. Fauci also said we didn’t need to wear masks, that a few months later he said we needed to wear masks. And now two or three of them, Fauci, spent us money on the Wunan Lab in China. And we now know how that worked out. Dr. Birx is a proven liar with very little credibility, left many of her recommendations reviewed as pseudoscience. And Dr. Fauci would always talk negatively about her and in fact, would ask not to be in the same room with her. The states who followed her lead, like California, had worse outcomes on covid and ruined the lives of countless children because they couldn’t go to school, ruin many businesses and an untold number of Americans who were killed by the lockdown’s themselves. Dr. Birx was a terrible medical adviser, which is why I seldom followed her advice. Her motto should be do as I say, not as I do. Who can forget when Dr. Birx gave a huge mandate to the people of our nation and not to travel? And they traveled a great distance to see your family for Thanksgiving, only to have them call the police and turn her in. She then, embarrassingly for herself, resigned. Finally, Dr. Birx says she can’t hear very well, but I can. There was no very difficult phone call other than Dr. Burke says, policies that would have led us directly to a covert cause, depression. She was a very negative voice who didn’t have the right answers. Time has proven me correct. I only kept Dr. Fauci and Dr. Bergesen because they worked for the U.S. government for so long. They’re like a bad habit. President Trump. I’ve heard from others. That Dr. Fauci was Go-slow, don’t be too aggressive, it’s too risky, it’s untested, and the idea that it was he who brought us the vaccine is just a flat out lie. And really, the media should stop promoting this guy. They won’t because he serves the purpose of the media, which promotes lies left and right. But it really is really is appalling what he has said. Now, as for this vaccine vaccination passports, I’m strongly against this. Look, folks, if everybody who wants a vaccination is going to have a vaccination, we’re going to have herd immunity. This is the science. This is what the men, the geniuses and the women at Stanford and other places have been telling us all along. Even without the vaccines, we eventually are going to have herd immunity. But with the vaccines. And the hurt and the immunity that that will take place as a result of people having gotten the virus. We’re going to be OK. We’re going to be OK if there’s a new strand, will deal with it. But we don’t have a massive new strain today, and so we’re Americans, we need to embrace our liberty, we need to embrace our country. People are trying to move us like sheep or cattle in one direction or another. And then they want to take credit for what the private sector creates or what the prior administration did. We don’t need abstract theories anymore, we have the case of Florida versus New York. We have the case of Texas versus California. We have a handle on what works and what doesn’t work, not perfect, but perfect enough. So we have the data. We have the data, the lockdown’s didn’t work, that’s what so many of the great experts had of so many of the great universities are telling us the lockdown’s didn’t work. Vaccines were the way to go. Stop punishing our children, who, quite frankly, are, when it comes to medicine, are largely unaffected by this virus as opposed to variants of the flu. We know all of us now. So now we’re going to have vaccination passports, really, what are the kind of passports are we’re going to have just think of what I’m saying, what they do to we, the people, the citizens of this country, who own this country, who own this government, who own the bureaucracy. Look how they play with us. Look what they do to us. Meanwhile, illegal foreigners coming into this country, coming into the United States of America, no masks, no tests, no passports, no vaccination. Passports, nothing. Zero. I’ll be right back.