April 18, 2020


April 18, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee




President Trump played rope-a-dope with Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) by saying he had total authority over when states reopen for business. Since they’re forced as if by a witch’s curse to vehemently disagree with anything Trump says, they suddenly starting defending states’ rights and the 10th Amendment, two things that conservatives revere.

For years, liberals dismissed states’ rights as a dogwhistle for racism and the 10th Amendment as an obsolete footnote of the Constitution, and Trump forced them to defend those things by seemingly opposing them. Then he turned around and said the Governors would make those decisions after all.

So congratulations, liberals, you won! States’ rights and the 10th Amendment are once again established as the law of the land!

By this point, the anti-Trump media must feel like bulls that charged a red flag, only to find there was a brick wall behind it. The only difference is that after hitting the wall a few times, a bull is smart enough to learn to stop charging the red flag.

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Even though the “Huckabee” staff is still self-isolating, we continue to create new shows through the miracle of technology, and we have another amazing episode tonight on TBN! We’ll talk current events with Bill O’Reilly. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry will fill us in on his state’s coronavirus battle and his landmark Supreme Court case on abortion. Triple Oscar nominee Dianne Ladd will tell us about her great new movie, based on the true story of a Vietnam War hero. Fresh from “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” we have the astounding magic of Reza. And we’ll rock out with a visit from the Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent! All that plus commentary both serious and humorous, and a few more surprises.

So settle down a safe social distance from your TV and join us tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and the same times on Sunday, only on TBN. To find where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit and click on the “WATCH” menu at the top. You can also stream previous episodes, highlights and Internet-only “Digital Exclusives,” like extended interviews and extra performances by our musical and comedy guests. It’s all at


Here’s video of Friday’s full White House daily briefing on the coronavirus:

President Trump started by praising the heroism of our doctors and nurses. He said 3.5 million tests for the virus have been completed, and we now have fast, reliable new tests, giving us a more accurate view of the infection, hospitalization and death rates. He said cases are falling and 30% of the country has reported no new cases in the past seven days, so some states can start reopening sooner than others. Also, with what we now know, the resources we’ve created and stockpiled, and the guidelines that have worked, even if the virus returns in the fall, we will be able to deal with it.

Here’s a list of the states that will likely open up first, and the ways they’re planning to do it. Click to see if your state is on the list and when you’ll be able to get back to work.

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News You Can Use: Here are the latest FDA guidelines on how to avoid contracting the coronavirus while grocery shopping. While you know most of this (face masks, hand washing, etc.), the latest news is that it’s probably not necessary to wipe down food packaging. You can do it as an extra precaution if you like, but they say there is currently no evidence of the virus being transmitted by human or animal food or food packaging. More at the link.

1. U.S. # CONFIRMED CASES (As of 10:13 AM): 706,832   DEATHS: 37,084  RECOVERIES: 60,523(Reported recoveries)

Source:  Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

TESTS GIVEN:  3,574,392

Source: The Covid Tracking Project

2.  CDC RECOMMENDATIONS: How to protect yourself  |  What to do if you are sick



Weekend Food for Thought: Was the COVID-19 coronavirus created in a Chinese lab that it escaped rather than transmitted from bats to humans? One man is arguing that it clearly was. Detractors accuse him of being a conspiracy theorist, but considering that Dr. Luc Montagnier won the Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering HIV as the cause of AIDS, it might be worth hearing him out. He believes the virus was created not as a bioweapon but to research an AIDS cure, as its genome shows it contains sequences of HIV, which would have had to be inserted in a lab. He said Indian researchers reached the same conclusion, but were pressured into withdrawing their findings.

Dr. Montagnier says there’s a positive side to this, in that genetically-manipulated viruses don’t survive long. Also, he says the real conspiracy mongers are the people trying to silence anyone who questions China’s official story.

You can read more at the link and see if you agree. But if not, don’t try to claim that it’s because he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.


Surprising, controversial study about virus infection rates

We're not stupid: footnotes imply real goal of Russian "collusion"

More IG footnotes show the FBI was NOT "duped" by Russia

Readers offer more insight into hydroxychloroquine treatment

Fact-checking the WaPo "fact-checkers"

The Gov. answers reader letters on "politics" of hydroxychloroquine

Speaking of nasty bugs, how are things with the FBI?

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

"Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer."

Romans 12:12 (KJV)



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  • Lloyd Brown

    04/21/2020 05:23 PM

    In Colorado, we will have social distancing and face covering requirements by our governor until at least mid-May. I've ordered disposable masks from a California supplier that will arrive in 10 days. My wife has made two masks for us in the interim. A Facebook friend posted a picture of a compliant retail patron with a paper bag over his/her head and cut-outs for the eyes. I wish you could see it!

  • David Nielsen

    04/19/2020 09:59 AM

    Good morning Mike & Staff,
    This morning as I opened my browser, I saw that "dozens" of House Representatives have asked Pelosi and McCarthy to give millions and millions of dollars to the marijuana business, because "they are legitimate businesses" on Fox News site. Everyone of the Representatives was a DemmincRAT.
    It's very interesting that these the same ones trying to destroy Christianity.
    They are totally committed to destroying our Country.

  • Ted Bogart

    04/19/2020 09:09 AM

    I don't think the Democrats are aware of the irony of what just happened with state's rights!

  • Linda Olds

    04/19/2020 01:08 AM

    As soon as President Trump said that he was in charge of when America opens, Governor Cuomo became upset, said Trump thought he was king, etc.
    Then Trump continued putting out his opening plans, in cooperation with most Governors, and said that it was their responsibility to open their states, depending on the local circumstances.
    The next morning, Governor Cuomo was on TV having a tantrum, saying that states could not open without help from the federal government. As President Trump has already given the states everything they need, it was pretty amusing!

  • Stephen Russell

    04/18/2020 08:16 PM

    CA lockdown: dates 3-18 to 4-18 now.
    No testing occuring anyplace in my area
    Lots of walkers NO groups
    Everyone wearing masks.
    No big events planned.
    No timeline for ending lockdown

  • Stephen Russell

    04/18/2020 07:36 PM

    Why not host Covid 19 survivors , hospital workers, first responders on your show TBN?
    Make public & share with 700 Club CBN

  • Ken Strong

    04/18/2020 03:27 PM

    Mike, you inspired me to write a limerick this morning, so here goes:

    As America just hit its stride,
    The virus from Wuhan spread wide.
    Then China lied,
    So people died,
    And the whole world economy fried!

  • Ken Baxter

    04/18/2020 03:07 PM

    Wondering if you saw the story of the CA skate park filled with sand to keep people out?
    If I lived there, I would NOT be paying property tax to that local gov, I can tell you.
    Would be interested in your thoughts...
    God Bless,

  • Floyd A Unger

    04/18/2020 01:51 PM

    Well there was some good news in there.

  • Lisa Ford

    04/18/2020 01:45 PM

    Thank you for stating clearly, the President has the final say. That is what I thought. And yes, our wonderful President Trump has played the media very beautifully. And the dems too. They just showed themselves out to be such selfish people, who really do not care about, We the People. I loved the filmstrip to clarify everything with dates & who has been saying what. And the news media calling it propaganda. I call it their whoopin', and they truly need more whoopin's. I'm old school. Some children need a visit to the woodshed, cause nothing else sinks in.

  • joseph orsini PhD

    04/18/2020 01:44 PM

    DO NOT beat up on Biden - if he is weakened too much we will get MICHELLE OBAMA as the candidate, which will be a problem.

  • Ann McKee

    04/18/2020 01:28 PM

    Thank you for great information and encouragement. Will tune in to TBN tonight!! God bless us everyone!

  • Vaslav Nijinsky

    04/18/2020 01:12 PM

    POTUS engineered a psyop worthy of the great Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli himself. However with the usual useless idiots involved it's more akin to "shooting fish in a barrel."??

  • Debbie Schmidt

    04/18/2020 12:56 PM

    I love the rope-a-dope! I realized last night that it's better for Trump if the states take the "blame" for opening up, as the media will undoubtedly slam every attempt to save our economy!
    I am wondering when states will allow gatherings over 10 again, because that affects worship and church! We could have several smaller services once it hits 50 or less but how long do you think that will take? I still am MOST concerned about our freedoms and the Bill of Rights. And for future consideration - How can we change the Emergency Power given to governors so that they have accountability and the Emergency cannot last longer than a week, without getting approval from citizens, or some other measures? The liberals are obviously using the Emergency Powers for control and to negate our Constitution and Bill of Rights. We need to get on that asap!
    Thanks again for ALL you do!

  • Laurie Keiski

    04/18/2020 12:51 PM

    Mark Levin made an interesting point that POTUS has authority under the commerce clause and cited 2 Supreme Court decisions that support that argument. The point is who has authority to regulate intra state and inter state commerce.

  • Angela L Lawson

    04/18/2020 12:37 PM

    In my opinion, Our President "played" Democrat Governors, like a Stradivarius violin!