STUPID QUESTION

Here is video of President Trump’s full COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus task force press briefing from Monday…

Trump took a couple of days’ off from his briefings because he was fed up with dealing with hostile, accusatory and downright stupid questions from the media. But I’m glad to see the media didn’t let that time go to waste. New York Magazine’s Oliva Nuzzi obviously spent it working extra hard, trying to craft a question even stupider and more accusatory than last week's "injecting Lysol" idiocy:

"If an American President loses more Americans over the course of 6 weeks than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War, does he deserve to be re-elected?"

Trump kept his cool and gave a much better answer than the question deserved. David Marcus at the Federalist examined why it was such a ridiculous question, and how Trump might have answered it or how she might have expected him to answer it.

Personally, I might have pointed out that each year, over 38,000 Americans die in car accidents, which means that over Obama’s eight-year term, over 5 times as many Americans were slaughtered on the highways as died in Vietnam, and he did nothing to prevent it. I look forward to Ms Nuzzi’s article in New York Magazine calling for Obama to be brought up on war crimes charges because over 300,000 people died violently while he was in office.

(NOTE: The original version of this piece had an incorrect number of highway deaths because our source mistakenly quoted the global death number, not the US number. We corrected it and own up to the mistake because we’re not CNN.)

DEMOCRATS: CONTINUE TO DENY REALITY

There are times when I almost feel sorry for loyal Democrats. Over the past few years, in order to keep from being slandered and hounded by Twitter mobs, they’ve had to force themselves to live in a constant state of denial. And I don’t just mean pretending not to notice how badly their cherished leftist policies failed during the Obama Administration and everywhere else they've been tried.

Starting in 2016, to remain a Democrat in good standing, you had to deny that Donald Trump was really the President (or “my President”), that his negotiating tactics really had resulted in better trade deals for the US, that the tax cut benefited people other than the “super rich,” that the economy really was creating record numbers of jobs, and that pay for lower and middle class workers really was rising. It took a pandemic to derail that booming economy.

Just since January, Democrats have had to deny that Trump was right to block travel from China and Europe, that the pandemic was caused by China’s carelessness and lies, that it’s worth studying promising treatments like hydroxychoroquine and UV light even if Trump did say good things about them, and that globalism and open borders have proven to be disastrous ideas, even more dangerous than densely-populated urban living, mass transit and reusable grocery bags.

But the denial of reality shifted into hyperdrive this week. Democrats across the nation are refusing to listen to Americans as they demand to reopen their businesses, even when some of those on the verge of open revolt are other Democratic politicians

They accuse Republicans of being “science deniers,” yet they refuse to listen to doctors and researchers who say the data indicate that the coronavirus is far more widespread and less lethal than we originally thought, and that keeping society shut down is doing more harm than good. It’s even doing irreparable harm to the health care system (laying off doctors and shutting down hospitals) and causing deaths by preventing people from getting necessary medical care (here’s just one example…)

…all in the name of keeping hospitals free for the projected crush of COVID-19 patients that never materialized.

When two urgent care doctors in California discovered that the virus was far more widespread in their counties than previously believed, and that the real odds of dying from it were only 0.03%, they were denounced for no solid reasons and YouTube (a subsidiary of ultra-liberal Google) removed their video because it didn’t jibe with the World Health Organization – the same group that’s repeated patently bogus Chinese propaganda since the beginning.

And those aren’t the only doctors who are speaking up against the “shut down the world or we’ll all die” Democratic party line:

Some Democrats are even denying their own previous statements

And speaking of denying your own alleged principles, whatever happened to “Believe all women?” Two more women have come forward to verify that former Joe Biden staffer Tara Reade told them of her sexual assault allegation against Biden in the 1990s, and both women are Democrats.

Speaking of denial, one of the women who spoke up for Reade said, "I personally am a Democrat, a very strong Democrat. And I'm for Biden, regardless. But still I have to come out and say this." Remember the outrage from Democrats when Trump facetiously said he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and his supporters wouldn’t abandon him? Well, here’s someone corroborating an allegation of sexual assault of a friend against the presumptive Democratic nominee and adding, “I’m for Biden, regardless.” And she's actually serious.

Yet the Party and its PR flacks in the media are sticking their fingers in their ears and “la-la-la’ing” all the way to the election. The Washington Post even seems to think the only newsworthy part of this story is that “Trump allies” are “amplifying” Reade’s story by paying attention to her. Well, somebody should, don’t you think?

Move over, Cleopatra! We have millions of new contenders for the title “Queen of Denial.”

FAKE NEWS TUESDAY

Fake News Tuesday: No, it was not President Trump’s idea to put his name on the coronavirus relief checks that are being mailed to Americans who don't have direct deposit. That was Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s idea. And he says that despite rumors, it did not cause any delay in sending the checks.

REAL NEWS

However, here’s some real news: Chuck Schumer is pushing a bill to try to keep Trump’s name off the checks, and that actually would delay them being delivered to Americans who desperately need them. But I’m sure those people will appreciate that it’s much more important that they not see Trump’s name on a check for the ten seconds it will take them to endorse and deposit it than it is for them to get the money quickly so they can squander it on rent and food.

TOO FAR

A judge in Illinois has ruled that Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order exceeds his emergency powers and infringes on citizens’ Constitutional rights. Pritzker railed that the questioning of his authority on this is “insulting,” “dangerous” and will put people’s health at risk, and he vowed to appeal the ruling.

The irony is that the other major controversy Pritzker is facing is anger over his releasing prison inmates who might be at risk of contracting the coronavirus. So if you’re a convicted criminal, you have to be released to keep you healthy. But if you’re a law-abiding citizen, you have to be locked up to keep you healthy. Understand? If so, please explain it to me.

FYI: Gov. Pritzker probably won’t want to appeal his case to Attorney General Bill Barr, who just told federal prosecutors to report any excessively restrictive shutdown orders that violate Americans' civil rights…

SUPPLY CHAIN WOES

I don’t want to give you even more to worry about, but here’s another reason to end the lockdown and let Americans get back to work: because we’d all like to be able to eat in the future.

GONE

Latest on North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un: It’s still unclear whether he’s dead or just locked down due to the coronavirus, like everybody else.

RIP TROY SNEED

I am saddened to report that the coronavirus has taken another talented musician from us. Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed died Monday in Jacksonville, Florida, of complications from the virus. He was only 52.

Sneed started his career with the Georgia Mass Choir, which appeared in the film “The Preacher’s Wife” with Whitney Houston. He then formed Youth For Christ before launching a gospel record label with his wife Emily and releasing seven solo albums. His hits include “Work It Out” and “My Heart Says Yes.” Our deepest condolences and prayers for his wife and family. Here are some samples of the inspiring musical legacy he left us.

C-H-I-N-A

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was asked about attempts to hold China accountable for causing the worldwide deadly coronavirus pandemic, and he brushed that off as “a distraction.” He’s right: holding China to account might distract from all the medical care, quarantines and funerals we have to arrange all over the world BECAUSE OF CHINA!

THANKS AGAIN COLIN K.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the football league plans to reopen in a “safe and responsible” manner, but he declined to say whether that means playing games with no fans in the stands. If so, then I guess they owe Colin Kaepernick thanks for getting people used to empty stadiums before we even knew there was going to be a virus to avoid.

HUCK'S HERO

A big Huck’s Hero salute to New Jersey newspaper deliveryman Greg Daily. When an elderly customer asked if he could throw the paper closer to the garage, it made him think that if she couldn’t walk that 20 feet, how could she go out for groceries during the lockdown?

So he put a note inside every newspaper, offering his services to shop for and deliver groceries free of charge to his elderly customers. He’s now busy helping nearly 100 people, some of them not even on his paper route. One grateful 85-year-old widow called him “one of the finest people in the world.” Daily said the seniors appreciate the help so much, he’s decided to keep doing it even after the lockdown ends. He said, “There’s something about being able to do something really nice for people.”

There sure is! Our thanks to Greg Daily for reminding us all that “social distancing” doesn’t mean you can’t reach out to the people around you who really need your help.

And on that subject, here’s another story that could have gone a very different way, if it weren’t for the kindness and compassion of a grocery store owner in Ontario.

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  • suzanne gibbs

    04/30/2020 09:29 AM

    Dear Governor,
    I don't know where to start. I'm at the point where I want to drop out of humanity. I listen to the news and don't recognize the America I grew up in. Where is all this hate and discord coming from? When did it become a sin to express one's opinions? When did Governors have the right to keep us prisoners in our homes? I watched the Governor of Maine last night tell her people that she is going to keep them in lockdown for as long as she wants. And there are only 50 some-odd people in hospital beds. This power grab by Dems is scaring me. When did people WE elected become our enemies?How DARE the Dems decide not to return to Washinton? We pay them!! I'm too old to rise up and revolt. But I want to do SOMETHING! I want to drop out of Facebook, but tell me what alternative I have. Seriously! I'm at my wit's end! Thank God for you and a few others like you. Suzanne Gibbs

  • ALFRED NAGEL

    04/29/2020 08:40 PM

    I haven't heard anything about why China was making this virus. Did I miss something???? I can only think this was planned, and I'm not so sure this was an accident, but this virus was released on purpose. I read that China doesn't have the virus, people are not dying over there. Is that right??

  • Stephanie Staker

    04/29/2020 08:30 PM

    Governor, what you missed in this newsletter is that 70,000 people died a couple of years ago from the flu! We didn't lock down the nation either. We have to open the economy or the death toll will be even higher...not from Covid-19 but from suicides, spousal and child abuse, increasing alcoholism and drug addiction etc.

  • Linda D Radosevich

    04/29/2020 07:14 PM

    I LOVE your Huck's Heroes stories - they are so inspiring! The ones today show what Americans are capable of, the stuff we're made of! God bless them all, whether they make a Huck's Hero mention or not.

  • Linda Baese

    04/29/2020 07:03 PM

    I am so fed up with these democrats! While they wallow in their greed, Americans suffer! Please tell me why nothing happens to them?

  • Barbara Campbell

    04/29/2020 06:37 PM

    Love your editions every night and certainly will continue to share them! Thank you so much!

  • Jerry Korba

    04/29/2020 02:59 PM

    When States neglect their natural resources nature fights back in California the Governors neglected the natural forests and nature came back at the State in a roaring fire destroying all in its path> In New York the Governor neglected the States medical supplies and people lost their life and economic life and became the template of death corruption and pure disrespect for the taxpayer neglect uncaring voters have nobody but themselves to blame when stupid and uncaring who and what you vote for has a consequence California New York Virginia Michigan Washington Minneapolis all have heavy crosses to drag and the voters will hang on those crosses. Neglect: voters failed to clean the gutters and now they face corrupt dishonest stupid leaders that make life miserable. MAGA vote for a Conservative they fix and build better Life.

  • Carmen Price

    04/29/2020 02:19 PM

    Governor Huckabee
    You are asking for us to help grow your newsletter.
    I love reading it and send it on to my friends and other conservatives.
    Love to watch you play base! Your guests are always intriguing............
    Hugs
    Carmen Price
    Reno, NV

  • Floyd A Unger

    04/29/2020 01:53 PM

    Thank you

  • Lynda Smith

    04/29/2020 01:38 PM

    Governor Huckabee.. thank you so much for your honesty and “true grit” comments!!
    I so appreciate you and that you will NOT be intimidated by anyone!!
    I pray everyday for President Trump and believe he will win 2020 election! We desperately need more of Trump and his ideas, he has truly been put into office and will be kept there by the hand of God!! I feel the Demo- rats are snakes in the grass... trying to destroy Pres. Trump!!
    We keep praying!!

  • Helen H. Johnson

    04/29/2020 01:35 PM

    YOU are my HERO, YOU EXPLAIN IN PERFECT LANGUAGE JUST IS WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD, AND I HAVE TO ADMIT HERE, THAT YOUR COMMENTS ARE THE ONLY ONES I TRUST AND BELIEVE. THANK YOU, GOVERNOR.
    Helen Johnson

  • Mrs. Geraldine F Habitz

    04/29/2020 01:05 PM

    If I listened to everything the Liberals say, I'd go bonkers. I save my sanity by not listening to them. Even a 5-year-old recognizes the ridiculousness of their babble.

  • Jerry Korba

    04/29/2020 12:49 PM

    When people become outraged at China the people better step back and realize the lawmakers they elected brought you China they endorsed moving manufacturing to China they endorsed buying from China they endorsed ownership of media outlets in the United States the lawmakers self served themselves by taking money to allow this to take place. How does a shitfty propaganda outlets with about a hundred viewers stay in Business the same with the rest of MSM outlets; people of the US don't watch or believe in these outlets yet sponsors try and sell their products that no one really watches thru these outlets why haven't you heard from Durbin Blumenthal Fienstien Watters Harris Schiff and the rest of the goons they are hiding they are all a part of building China.

  • Floyd A Unger

    04/29/2020 12:41 PM

    Well glad that Trump got some really good work done at his last conference. And also very glad to see Schumer hard at work doing something really useful and productive during our pandemic. Add Nancy’s productivity with “mail in” and we’ve got a wonderful US Congress.

  • Wayne Hilchen

    04/29/2020 11:08 AM

    Americans should not be paying for debt states have incurred because of poor management. The president has said as much. But, McConnell is now weakening from his comment states could apply for bankruptcy. It's said lobbyists have gotten to him and he is weakening to allow another stimulus to address funding for states with debt. That should not be done. It is unfair for Americans to have to bail out poorly run states. Period.

  • rosemarie mckillop

    04/29/2020 10:55 AM

    My personal opinion: I think this whole pandemic has been planned for quite a long time. We kept reading that after 2020 the world will not be as we knew it. Who knew that and how did they know it??? This is part of the dems plan to take over everything. They've been too confident and bold in their corrupt actions. The "deep state" is alive and well and working hard behind the scenes to get what they want. My worst fear is they will get what they want. POWER.

  • Dusty Burton

    04/29/2020 09:59 AM

    With the millions of non existing voters on the roles across the country democrats would have a field day submitting ballots for dead people!! (Just like Chicago now)!

  • Jerry korba

    04/29/2020 09:13 AM

    The Democrats are addicted to stupid like most addictions you need to get to your lowest style of living before a change can happen you need to look at San Francisco and some districts in SF are so toxic that the Chinese flu is nothing compare to daily menu of the homeless a day contains drug use, public release of human waste, starvation, mental illness, lack of human cleaning, fights, people crawling thru their own feces, that is horrible enough a few blocks away Pelosi Feinstien Harris schiff Neusome most of the California officials don't care they have their power and their assets all the pleasures taxpayer money can buy so California live well take care of your criminals, illegals, your communist media but two things don't ask me to fund your wicked ways and don't ask me to feel sorry for you only you will know when you hit the bottom. The Oakland Raiders knew where are they now?

  • Kathy spradlin

    04/29/2020 08:59 AM

    We live in Illinois. Another democratic governor that is in Chicago not in Springfield where he should be, we are tired, frustrated, overtaxed. I'm sure we will be taxed because of this hoax and wanting to keep us shut down. I am not sure but I also read that Pritzker also released murders. He has overstepped his powers when we abide by the law but prisoners go free. Only with God's divine intervention will we be free from this.

  • WILLIAM GIAMPOLO

    04/29/2020 08:57 AM

    TALK ABOUT THE CATTLE THAT'S NOT BEING SHIPPED,THE CROPS NOT BEING SHIPPED THE MILK BEING SPILLED OUT,THE ELITE LEFT IS TRYING TO MAKE US NOT BE SELF DEPENDENT,NOT TO MENTION THE OIL INDUSTRY WHO IS LAYING OFF WORKERS AND SHUTTING DOWN OPERATIONS.
    WE NEED TO OPEN UP OUR COUNTRY NOW.

  • Pete Smith

    04/29/2020 08:53 AM

    Read you everyday. I need to know where the link to "1.25 million Americans die each year in car accidents" can be found. Keep up the good work you're doing. Thanks.

  • Emily Yeatts

    04/29/2020 08:34 AM

    Is the president aware of little man fauci ties to bill gates soros and scarf lady to bill gates Hilary one world order

  • Connie Gibson

    04/29/2020 08:22 AM

    So glad you can sift through the trash and explain

  • Barbara Adams

    04/29/2020 08:07 AM

    Do you think that locking us in with the TV news brainwashing 24/7 is another attempt to turn this nation into a socialist nation? The President has this well in hand following the Federalist guidelines of the states handling the crisis with his overwatch.

  • Veronica Parrino

    04/29/2020 07:01 AM

    I love your commentaries! I pray that you and your family stay well through these tough times! May God Bless.you all!