Evening Edition - May 30

May 30, 2020 |

WHO NEWS

Friday, President Trump announced that because the World Health Organization aided and abetted China’s malfeasance in covering up and lying about the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus – or as he called it, no doubt to make liberal talking heads explode, the “Wuhan virus” – allowing it to spread worldwide, and because the WHO refused to implement the reforms that he required of them, the United States is severing its relationship with the WHO.

The WHO currently gets $450 million a year from the US, compared to $50 million from China. Trump said that those US funds will be “redirected to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs.”

Critics immediately accused Trump of cutting off funding for urgent global public health needs, committing the same logical fallacy that pro-abortion advocates do when they claim that cutting funding to Planned Parenthood means cutting funding for women’s health care, when the funding could go to many other clinics that provide many more women’s health services, just not abortion. In both cases, the US is giving hundreds of millions of dollars not directly to improve health or fight disease, but to large organizations with political agendas that incidentally perform those functions (the WHO also promoted abortion as an “essential service” during the pandemic.)

For those who think this is all about Trump’s anger or ego, here’s an article from 2017, from a publication that obviously leans left and supports the WHO, but it still details a number of problems and controversies relating to the agency.

Rep. Steve Scalise made a good point when he asked why we should pay hundreds of millions of dollars for something that repeats Chinese communist propaganda and lies to us? I feel the same way when I pay my cable bundle bill and know that it includes CNN and MSNBC.

MINNESOTA

As protests, fiery riots and looting spread to other cities (In Washington, the White House had to be locked down by security) and continue to burn in Minneapolis (not helped by the Mayor’s refusal to stand up to rioters), we’re learning more about the incident that set it all off: the shocking videotaped death of George Floyd while police officer Derek Chavin held his knee on Floyd’s neck. Friday, Chavin was charged with manslaughter and third degree murder, and the officers who were with him might also face charges.

Floyd’s family has hired renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden to conduct a second autopsy after the official autopsy found no evidence that he’d died of strangulation. The official report ruled that he likely died due to the combined effects of being restrained, potential intoxicants in his system and underlying health issues such as heart disease or asthma. His family says his incidental health issues are irrelevant since he was walking and breathing before the cop put his knee on Floyd’s neck for seven minutes.

Another surprise twist: it turns out that Chauvin and Floyd knew each other. They’d worked at the same nightclub for years; Chauvin outside working security when he was off-duty, and Floyd inside working as a bouncer. It has no bearing on the horrific nature of the crime, but it might hint at some hidden motivation beyond abusive police-suspect interaction.

Meanwhile, those who claim the rioting, burning and looting is being done in Floyd’s name as some sort of retaliation or mob justice are just making excuses for their own criminality. Floyd's girlfriend Courteney Ross told the local newspaper, “Waking up this morning to see Minneapolis on fire would be something that would devastate Floyd. He loved the city. He came here [from Houston] and stayed here for the people and the opportunities. Floyd was a gentle giant. He was about love and about peace."

In a similar vein, don’t buy the claim that the rioters, arsonists and looters are interested in racial justice. They’re interested in destruction and theft, and they don’t care who they hurt. Like the black retired firefighter who put years of work and his life savings into his dream of owning a sports bar, only to see it destroyed by the rioters.

Perhaps the best commentary that anyone has made on this tragic, destructive and divisive response to George Floyd's senseless death came from former NFL coach Tony Dungy. He called for an end to the violence and urged protesters to be peaceful, not to destroy the neighborhoods of the very people they claim to be championing and not to “fall into the trap of prejudging every police officer we see.” But he also invoked the spirit of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., calling on churches and people of faith to stand up against injustice and be on the forefront of meaningful dialogue and meaningful change.

Dungy wrote, “We have to be willing to speak the truth in love, but we have to recognize that we are not fighting against other people. We are fighting against Satan and his kingdom of spiritual darkness.”

Amen to that. You can read his full commentary at the link.

SATURDAY SCAPEGOAT NEWS

Saturday Scapegoat News: After allowing riots, arson and looting to go on for days, ordering police to stand down and letting a police station and over 170 businesses be gutted, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey struck back at President Trump for calling him “very weak.” Frey said, “Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions. Weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis.” I’ll bet Trump was quaking in his boots at that not-at-all-weak rebuttal.

Speaking of defining weakness as pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis, CNN blamed the arrest of one of their reporters by Minneapolis Police on “Trump’s America.” As I mentioned yesterday, the Governor and Attorney General of Minnesota are both hard left Democrats, as is the former community organizer mayor of Minneapolis, plus the entire city council, the county attorney, police chief and every other official with any power. In fact, Minneapolis hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1973. That was 47 years ago. In 2016, Hennepin County (Minneapolis) voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by 63-28%.

The mayor is correct: pointing your finger at Trump voters for what happened in Minneapolis is really weak.

INSTAGRAM BLOCKS REPUBLICAN SENATOR

I’m beginning to suspect that some of these social media companies secretly want President Trump to take away their lawsuit immunity. Why else would Instagram censor posts from a Republican Senator about her children’s book on the history of the women’s suffrage movement because it “might influence elections”? I hope this news does influence the next election.

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  • Allison Boyle Runkles

    06/01/2020 04:37 PM

    I left the following words of response on a tweet to a woman claiming that people have tried everything to protest things like what happened to this Gentle Giant. I responded with something our previous pastor often told the congregation:
    “It is never right, to do wrong, to do right!”
    I added that to those claiming this violence is meant to honor him while innocent people, cops, business owners etc., are on the receiving side of hate, are only DECEIVING THEMSELVES.
    I suggested sending money (maybe some of their stimulus $$?) in a compassionate card to his family would actually have a positive impact for those grieving.

  • Carmine Fea

    06/01/2020 02:58 AM

    The death of George Floyd by one mentally deranged cop and three co-conspirators is tragic. That makes four possible murderers and not a country of racist murderers.

    Get a good look at the looting, burning, destruction, and devastation liberal mayors and governors are causing our country. Use the vote to get them out of office.

    A CNN host intentionally, falsely misquoted President Trump to make him appear a racist and lead his African American leader guest to criticize the President and incite the anger of African Americans and destruction and chaos. The CNN racism at this time may be a crime.

  • Gail Hudler

    05/31/2020 11:50 PM

    There is much more at work in this rioting than meets the eye. Since the pandemic is dying down the left needs something else on which to focus so that we will not be looking at President Trump and the up-coming election. Here in Oklahoma City most of the peaceful protestors went home this evening by curfew, but the agitators did not leave. We need to pray for our country and for our President more than ever. We also need to keep our eyes on what is REALLY going on in our country, not what the media wants us to see.

  • Shauna dickerson

    05/31/2020 09:39 PM

    I find it interesting to watch the rioters protest, with face masks on. In a way, it's kind of amusing and silly. What are they thinking?

  • Dorothy Soileau

    05/31/2020 08:10 PM

    Thanks for the heads up about the children’s book coming out soon...Camilla Can Vote...about the passage of the 19th Amendment for Women’s Suffrage! Just preordered it for my granddaughter! Keep posting about it! Thanks for your great contribution to the truth of our history!

  • Joyce Birch

    05/31/2020 06:42 PM

    Tony Dungy said it all. I think George Floyd's family could of come out to make a statement when the lawless became out of control. I understand their grieving & to see the video of their loved one die, but they are hell bent to make sure all the cops involved are charged first. All they had to say is thank you for your support at this time, but let's protest in an orderly fashion & let the justice system do their job. It might of helped???? Even though the President called to give his condolences to the family, the brother of George didn't believe it was sincere (in so many words).
    Also, have you noticed at least I haven't seen any Democrats on TV making any comments about the rioting & cities being destroyed? May be on the leftist media stations!

  • Linda Wolfe

    05/31/2020 05:30 PM

    Those 3 cops who stood around and did absolutely nothing to stop the dirty cop from murdering a young man are just as guilty and should be tried for murder. The 3 of them could have easily prevented the murder.
    People of color need to realize that the dirty cop does not represent most white Americans. Evil comes in all colors, so does stupid. My heart goes out to the young man's family.

  • Gregory Russell

    05/31/2020 04:48 PM

    Look, it`s a no brainer that the cop in Minnesota murdered George Floyd, period. Never should have happened, didn`t need to happen, and people of ALL colors and races ought to be angry over this abuse of authority by police. But now, conversely, I`m amazed, and left asking: why are police allowing these rioters and looters to run the streets in cities all across America, where they`re burning police vehicles, looting, and in general, commandeering our streets, while law-abiding innocents must cower in their homes, behind locked doors? Do this many mayors and governors not have the understanding of what to do, or the stomach to do it? These animals have to be dealt with, and if it takes law enforcement firing live rounds to put a stop to it all, then DO IT! This anarchy is unacceptable, and the legitimacy the protesters had when they protested peacefully is all but gone.

  • Elizabeth Houghton

    05/31/2020 04:45 PM

    Thank so much for your graphics and scripture citations! I love them.

  • Joyce Birch

    05/31/2020 04:19 PM

    The death of George Floyd has caused a racist / police revolution country-wide, but has extended to Europe! I'm so lost for words.
    Currently watching Fox News & watching all the police cars getting destroyed in Philadelphia!! Shame, shame!! Is there anything besides the National Guards to handle these situations? I can't believe my eyes. Who's going to re-build these communities? Who's going to bring trust back? How many police will retire after all of this?
    Someone on TV mentioned these were not outside rioters!! He must of been of leftist or a member.

  • Dusty

    05/31/2020 04:00 PM

    SAD! For this man and one policeman who was so out of control and stupid. Today on many of the liberal news like Meed The Press and George like you believe that every policeman in this country hates blacks and would kill all if they could. All now racist and pick only and stop only blacks. Say experts come to Atlanta and see our Crime rate and tell us who or what is committing the crime? I want my police and no way would I have their jobs? We can now judge everyone by these few bad ones. Now this is taken and used for the terrorist types who feel they can do whatever burn down your black business and loot millions of dollars that most would go to jail? WHY have the local politicians allowed this? The real protesters are upset knowing these others are not part of what they are trying to say? Can someone in the know explain how it is okay when so many blacks kill each other like Chicago and no one riots? What and why per a white mainly? Know whites kill each other and no one riots . White cops have shot whites and no one riots? Like to know what is the difference. We are to let those who rob, car jackings we have at gas stations here even one a black woman Dr in her Mercedes? Home invasions and people killed. Our malls and an Asian killed at Lenox tourist here from Tenn. guess by who. So just want to know what is the true story. Not that how this is horrible only and it is and this guy will suffer. The others why they did not stop him but not prison but for sure fired . What these people are doing in these cities you go to prison. Tells me that now I see time to get my own gun to carry permit and I have never fired one in 77 years. Who is here to protect me now per the police have their hands tied . Mayor of DC if true said the other night not his police job to protect the President is this true or fake? Guess who pays for all of this you and I. Be paying in more ways then on when no longer protected. Disgusting.

  • Keith Flagg

    05/31/2020 03:52 PM

    We as Americans need to Humble ourselves Seek God and turn from our wicked ways so we can have our land healed and be at peace. WE NEED TO STAND BY OUR PRESEIDENT AND VOTE AND PRAY FOR HIM HE NEEDS IT. AND AS REPUBLICANS STAND FOR RIGHT STANDING AND LET GOD DIRECT OUR PATHS AND ALL BAC(BORN AGAIN CHRISTIANS)

  • Thomas Odom

    05/31/2020 03:35 PM

    Governor, it is hard for me to understand why these instigators that always are able to turn a group of people that are assembled and voicing their opinion into a destructive mob. You would think that there would be enough to nip this violent and destructive rhetoric in the bud. If their original intentions were as they say peaceful and they wish to have their voice heard then stop it before it starts.
    Buy sadly it has always been this way even when MLK was holding his "peaceful" gatherings.
    These "peaceful assemblies" is the platform for their destructive and some time deadly actions.
    What happened to this man should not have happened. Every officer there was a participant and should be charged. They are just as guilty as they had their knee on his neck, by them being there and doing nothing to stop it.

  • Linda Keen

    05/31/2020 03:16 PM

    These people that are burning, stealing and destroying property are Criminals and should be treated as criminals. This destruction should have been stopped the first night by the ones in charge in Minnesota. They should have called for help and got all of these people off the street. It is a shame that they just set there and let it go on and now it has spread to other cities. We must take a stand against evil and that is what this is. This is not racist. This is a war between good and evil. I think most of these people were paid by an organization or people to do as much damage as possible. Satan is getting his laughs right now because all of these people are in the palm of his hands and they belong to him. They will spend their eternity with him in Hell on Judgment Day. We must put a stop to this evil because children have been taught by these schools and colleges that there is no God. We need GOD back in our daily lives and teach the children better from birth but when the parents don't know right from wrong, how can they teach their children right from wrong? When they want to pass laws to let a child choose whether they are a boy or girl when God has already made that decision, there is something wrong with the lawmakers. When a law says it is ok to kill a baby, when they are a gift from God, something is wrong with the lawmakers and the ones that goes by these laws. The lawmakers will be Judged as well as the doctors, nurses and parents. That is why the song There's a Great Day Coming has a verse that says There is a Sad Day Coming. It will be the saddest Day for all that do not know Jesus.

  • Thomas Douglas Roper

    05/31/2020 02:43 PM

    There's a saying. When you point a finger at someone there's four pointing back to yourself.

  • Norma Blatz

    05/31/2020 02:28 PM

    That cop should have been charged with murder 1 immediately and the other 3 should be accessories instead of firing them and waiting days to come up with a weak charge of manslaughter/murder 3 and no charges for the other 3 cops andthe autopsy has to be a fraud. I will never be able to unsee what those videos show.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    05/31/2020 01:57 PM

    I'm with the Floyd family - he was fine before being " taken into custody ". Shot / killed while trying to escape, or " Ley Fuga " en espanol, is not bueno; more characteristic of banana republics...but looters and arsonists should be shot on sight. Why the cops are letting armed thugs off chartered buses with Molotov cocktails and brass knuckles is way beyond me ;-}

  • Wanda Loyd

    05/31/2020 01:50 PM

    The elected leaders of Minneapolis and/or Minnesota could have prevented most of the destruction by taking firm action immediately. Instead they waited, allowed many of the protesters to show up on network tv news, and took no action. It wasn’t anyone’s responsibility except the city or state leaders’.

  • Norma Shaeffer

    05/31/2020 01:43 PM

    In the article about the looting and rioting and absolute destruction of Minneapolis, there was no mention of professional protesters that do this very thing. George Soros???

    We need to be aware that these people are hired and well-cared for as they protest. Please do investigate who these people were or are and who is paying them to create chaos. Thanks, norma

  • Lewis Blinn

    05/31/2020 01:32 PM

    The police officer who knelt on the man’s neck and killed him is a contemptible degenerate who used extremely poor judgement. The people who looted and burned are of the same caliber.

  • Sandra Meistrell

    05/31/2020 01:11 PM

    Thank you Mike for your sensible stance and adding Dungy's message. Some cops need refresher on humane restraint, some citizens need to respect laws and law enforcement to work together to forge solutions to keep peace and promote character and conduct. Everyone needs to make best choices. Jesus died for our sins. Sometimes we need to Repent, Refresh, Renew Purpose and Prosper in Better Ways:)

  • Vickie Birkheimer

    05/31/2020 12:33 PM

    Just a short note to say I fully support Donald Trump - he has my vote!
    Also, after seeing the full video of George Floyds murder, I believe that the FOUR officers attending to his demise should be charged with his murder and imprisoned, not just Chavin, due to the fact that any ONE of them could have prevented Floyd’s death and allowed him his right of due process. God help us in this horrific time! We need YOU!!!

  • Darlene F. Donston

    05/31/2020 10:50 AM

    I posted on AOL yesterday that I was wondering who is organizing this in all Cities because they have to have a lot of money behind them to do this and do it so fast. These people do not even care who George Floyd is! They are there only for PARTY TIME and to destroy our Cities! I am sure these are the people that are not working and do not want to work, so they are getting paid to do this. Well, anyway after I posted about who the Organizer's were, AOL deleted my post! SO MUCH FOR CONSERVATIVES! I am also waiting for FB to throw me in Jail again as it has been almost a year since the last time. But a few weeks ago, I got knocked off for 1 day. I really do hate this so-called Social Media, but I have lots of Cousins and other relatives and people from my home town that I stay connected to on here and they go back to the 40's and 50's, or I would be out of there! Our Country is so messed up and it is time to bring out the big guns and show these Punks and Snowflakes who is THE BOSS! On Fox and Friends this morning before signing off it showed London have riots for Floyd!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY??? My husband thinks China is involved in this stuff along with the Globalists in our Country!

  • Mrs. Geraldine F Habitz

    05/31/2020 10:48 AM

    The entry of "paid rioting squads" couldn't wait for an official investigation and autopsy, they took advantage of the incident, stirred up the emotions of people, bussed in paid instigators, burned the city, and made America look like an invasion of a Roman army against peasant tribes. Let's get to the bottom of these paid rioters and put them out of business. We know who pays them!!!

  • Patricia Frances Adams

    05/31/2020 10:47 AM

    For some reason and repeatedly it appears that your daily newsletter is being blocked....do find one here and there in my junk mail!