Evening Edition - May 2

May 2, 2020 |

SNAKE OIL?!?

Say, remember that drug that President Trump recently said seems to be having good results on the coronavirus, and major media outlets attacked and mocked him as a “snake-oil salesman” peddling “false hope” in a drug that was unlikely to be available in the near future? No, the other drug. Well, Dr. Fauci said a clinical trial showed clear-cut positive effects that prove a drug can block this virus, and on Friday, the FDA approved it for emergency use.

Wait, I’m confused: who’s peddling snake oil again?...

"HUCKABEE" PREVIEW

Some states are starting to open up, but at “Huckabee” on TBN, we never shut down! And we have another great new show for you tonight! My guests will include Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, actor Dennis Quaid, best-selling author and pastor Ruth Graham, and Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, who will tell us about her new book on the gift of forgiveness. His previous scheduled appearance had to be postponed, but now, magician Reza of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” will magically appear with an astounding illusion. And we'll top it off with a visit and music from country superstar Lee Brice!

All that and more is coming 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 https://www.tbn.org/huckabee and click on the “WATCH” menu at the top. You can also stream previous episodes, highlights and Internet-only “Digital Exclusives,” like extended interviews, extra performances by our musical and comedy guests, and my extra "After the Show" commentaries like “Facts of the Matter” and the crazy news “In Case You Missed It.” It’s all at https://www.tbn.org/huckabee

TWO BRIEFINGS

Friday, President Trump held a special White House briefing to honor American citizens who are making a difference and doing heroic work in the midst of the fight against the coronavirus. You can see it here:

And new White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany held her first press conference. I think she did great, and if you don’t mind my saying so, she has a tough act to follow.

She also got high marks from some of her predecessors.

But she did get a taste of what’s to come from the respectful and unbiased lion’s den when an AP reporter asked her to “pledge never to lie to us from that podium.” I like one of the comments below the video: “I will pledge not to lie if you pledge not to ask stupid questions.”

Considering it’s the A.P., I might have said, “I’ll pledge not to lie if you’ll pledge to stop lying.”

NOTE TO JIMMY KIMMEL:  IT STARTED IN CHINA

I doubt this applies to anyone who reads my newsletter or website, but those who get their “news” from leftist late night comedians (I mean the actual comedians, not the ones on CNN and MSNBC) may be shocked to learn that China is responsible for the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus and for causing thousands of needless deaths by lying and covering up the truth. This will definitely come as a shock to Jimmy Kimmel’s viewers, since on Thursday, he mocked President Trump for talking about reports that the virus escaped from a lab in Wuhan, calling it a conspiracy theory that he “feeds the wingnuts” to try to blame this pandemic on China.

The next day, a secret dossier was leaked, compiled by the intelligence agencies of the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It details the many ways in which China covered up the truth while allowing the virus to spread, including censoring news and social media, destroying evidence in the lab, refusing to share samples with other nations, denying that it could be transmitted from person to person, and “silencing” doctors who tried to speak up. While there’s still disagreement on whether it escaped from the lab (Australian intelligence puts the odds at only 5%), Fox News cites multiple sources as saying that US intelligence officials are increasingly confident that it did.

I wrote yesterday about the Atlantic magazine article that claimed there’s too much “misinformation” on the Internet, so to protect society, we need to replace free speech with a Chinese-style system of government policing the Internet to insure that only “experts” get to speak. If China is their shining example of a government that protects the truth, and the WHO is their idea of trustworthy “experts,” then I think we’ve found the "wingnuts." They’re writing for the Atlantic magazine and hosting late night comedy shows.

GUILTY BY HIS OWN STANDARDS

Joe Biden’s adamant denial of former staffer Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegation may be enough for Democrats who are doing Olympic-level backflips to back away from their previous “believe all women” statements. And the press, naturally, is helping by trying to dig up any discrepancies in Reade’s story and to question her motives, something they never did with Kavanaugh’s accuser, who was declared to be one of the greatest heroines of the year.

But that hasn’t stopped the questions about whether Biden had minions remove papers from archives, or whether he’s trying to hide evidence, or even, according to Greg Gutfeld, whether he made a slip of the tongue that gave away more than he intended.

And of course, the Trump campaign already has an ad ready to point out his hypocrisy

As I have said consistently for years, whenever such old allegations are made against anyone, be it Kavanaugh, Trump or Biden, the accuser deserves a respectful hearing, but the accused deserves the presumption of innocence and due process to get to the truth. That was sometimes a very lonely position to stake out, although I do suddenly have a lot of Democrats keeping me company.

But let’s put aside the comparisons to Kavanaugh and Trump, because those are just examples of expected media/political bias and hypocrisy. Instead, I’d like to draw your attention to a very interesting article by Andrew Sullivan in New York Magazine. Sullivan is no Trump supporter (indeed, despite what he writes about Biden, he says he’ll still vote for him, just because he’s not Trump.) But he makes a strong case, one that I haven’t seen anyone else bring up, that putting aside Reade’s claim, by his own standards, Joe Biden is guilty of multiple sex crimes, many of which we can watch him commit on videotape.

That's because during the Obama Administration, Biden was instrumental in pushing the revamped guidelines for Title IX sexual discrimination and harassment on college campuses. Those were the draconian (many of us would say sexist and unconstitutional) rules that redefined sex crimes and stripped the accused (usually male students) of their basic rights to self-defense, finding them guilty until proven innocent – except they weren’t allowed to prove themselves innocent, since they couldn’t even see the evidence or question their accusers.

The definition of “sexual violence” was also expanded to include remarks about physical appearance and unwanted touching. How many times have we seen Joe do those very things to women - actions that, as Sullivan notes, would have destroyed the lives of male students under the rules Biden championed?

Fortunately, many of those rules have been rolled back (they had to be; too many colleges were losing expensive lawsuits by former male students.) Democrats naturally assailed the Trump Administration for doing it, accusing him of enabling sexual predators. But as Sullivan makes clear, if they really believe in those standards, then they are backing a Presidential candidate who is plainly guilty of multiple sex crimes under them, even aside from Ms. Reade’s accusation. This is yet another reason why I keep saying that if it weren’t for double standards, some of these people wouldn’t have any standards at all.

SOME FEEL-GOOD STORIES FOR YOUR SATURDAY

Some Feel-Good Stories For Your Saturday: The owner of a very special small business that was saved by a Paycheck Protection Program loan – along with the jobs of 120 developmentally disabled employees -- delivered a heartfelt thanks to President Trump and his daughter Ivanka.

A DeKalb, Georgia, woman who was working two jobs and lost them both because of the virus lockdown received a surprise from an anonymous Good Samaritan that restored her faith.

Finally, a reminder that “protecting” the elderly from the coronavirus has too often meant isolating them from society and their families. But see how one bride in Minnesota refused to let the “no visitors/stay in place” policy at a local senior facility keep her from sharing her wedding day with her grandmother.

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:32 (KJV)

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  • Clara Herrin

    05/27/2020 07:16 AM

    My reply to Archie Burdette...and anyone else reading this comment...The reason Trump has allowed Fauci to expound on this virus as much as he has is because when it comes time to fire him, the general public will fully understand why Trump did it. This is the way he has been slowly, but surely, exposing all Deep State operatives. It's a painfully slow, but effective, way to get most Americans to accept the methods necessary to Drain the Swamp. If he, Trump, had come into office and immediately begun to fire people that he KNEW were the enemy, there would have been a profound backlash; but this way, most people are anxious to hear his famous statement, "You're fired!!!"

  • J Howard Markley Jr

    05/06/2020 11:13 AM

    When speaking of those walking things that appear on television just to attack our President Trump, I suggest we refer to them as "hate-night" or "late hate-night" shows. Perhaps the "buffoonery hour" would do.
    Sure enjoy your daily letters full of wisdom and common sense in a world where those items are becoming more rare every day. Thank you!

  • Thomas Douglas Roper

    05/04/2020 01:32 PM

    We,know for a fact you'll never get a Congress to vote to limit their term in office. It's a shame we cannot put it on a ballot. I'm sure the American People would vote for it.

  • Rita Simpson

    05/04/2020 08:20 AM

    Helol Governor .....just want to say we love you!! Keep writing and keep putting things in perspective for your readers (with a twist of humor)! We miss seeing your fabulous daughter at the press conferences! GOD bless us all....????

  • Mona Kramer

    05/03/2020 09:34 PM

    I don't think telling businesses not open up all the way will not be necessary. Almost everyone I talk to are not going back to the restaurants, shopping for clothes, etc. etc. etc They are fearful from all the talk from Dr. Fauci they are going to slow walk their going back to normal. This is the 18th day that I do not like Dr. Fauci and did not trust his fear tactics.

    I love President Trump and will vote for him, but wish he had gone with his gut feeling and opened up sooner.

  • William Rohman

    05/03/2020 03:36 PM

    Why is it that we have a drug that has been in use safely since 1953 and has shown significant results in treating Covid19, yet the Medical Establishment is doing everything in their power to stop or limit its use??? Now, they have a drug that only shortens the recovery time by two to three days and the FDA rushed its approval and the whole Medical Establishment is praising it. Maybe it's because Big Pharma won't make a dime on the old generic drug and is spreading lies about imagined side effects and lack of proper testing to limit its use and they and will make billions from the manufacture of the new less effective new drug. Your thoughts please??

  • Bonnie Schrader

    05/03/2020 02:54 PM

    Read that drug Remdesivir is made by Gilead and has recently been suggested by Fauci as possible cure for Cironavirus19. China holds patent through agreement with Gilead's drug patent sharing branch, UNITAID who has an office in Wulhan. Main investors to UNITAID are George Soros, Bill and Melinda Gates,and WHO. UNITAID supported Hillary and Dr Fauci authorized millions be sent to Wulhan Institute of Viirioligy for the study of Corona virus. Can you find out if this is true??

  • Judy Gordon

    05/03/2020 02:43 PM

    I know I will have to answer to the Lord for my actions. Thank you Jesus I am not Jimmy Kimmel, etc.

  • Joyce Birch

    05/03/2020 02:33 PM

    Keep up with great reporting. Who else could do this, but a real Conversative, you.
    Wishing all the best to Lt. General Flynn, prayers for him & his family. May he be able to build his life & family back, but first he MUST BE PAID BACK EVERYTHING HE LOST in his fianances. I hope he is able to sue for this disgusting, false allegations. Thank God for Ms. Powers. Justice was definitely blinded in the case, I beleive in Roger Stones case. People must be held accountable.
    I pray every day for this virus to disappear. I've been hunker down as much as possible because I'm taking care of my 91 yr. old husband who does have several medical issues. I'm extremely careful. It is a stressful time for all of us. I'll probably will wearing masks, gloves, whatever it takes until the end of the year. I'm worried because we'll be entering the flu season too & as this COVID-19 is still around. I'm happy to hear there are some good results with some of the therapy for this virus. Our state won't open until May 20th. I do see some reckless people out in public who aren't protecting themselves. Sad!

  • Kay DeWitt

    05/03/2020 02:09 PM

    Upon just now reading these comments I saw where one of the last comments was authored by a gentleman by the name of Leonard DeWitt...which means, of course, that we both share the same last name...and it has been years since I have known OF anyone with this last.name so I just thought I'd mention it!

  • Marcia Wyatt

    05/03/2020 11:39 AM

    Anyone who has been around 50+ years or read any history knows this is not the first pandemic. Nor will it be the last. This is the first time people have been made to fear it like the grim reaper. Taking away the rights of Americans by fear mongers and control freaks is absolutely absurd. What happen to your Faith, when you know people can’t live forever. When it’s your time to go, God has designated it’s your time. No matter what we do it can’t be stopped. The body that God created for you has natural immunity to viruses. When you try to use man made drugs that the body doesn’t recognize you run a great risk of your natural fighting ability to quit working. If you are smart enough to do the math the numbers of people who were sick versus the population of the world is roughly 0.00008 percent. The US is roughly 0.0003 percent. Those are the facts. Other viruses over the centuries killed millions. Life went on, no one wore masks, hunkered down in their homes or were made to walk down store aisles in one direction. Stop this lunacy before it’s too late and we have lost what we have so many have fought and died for...our Freedom. Psalm 23.

  • Gail Denham

    05/03/2020 11:01 AM

    Thanks for your daily verse - and keep up the good reporting. I've yet to watch your TV show - will look for it.

  • JerryKorba

    05/03/2020 09:57 AM

    Does America have any one other than James Comey or Chris Wray to run the FBI is a person that is not connected to Low Life's like Wiseman that led the Russia Farce is Bill Barr the only decent person standing? Our Law enforcement system why does the FBI get the losers to head up the organization. Wray who has the look of a cat that eat the canary has ties to the Mueller investigation one of the most criminal acts in American history and he is heading the organization responsible for the criminal action people wonder why information is slow to come out? My hope is Wray is not not involved in the cover up.

  • Colleen

    05/03/2020 08:16 AM

    Sorry! I found the segment. She wasn't listed at the title or beging. Thank you again, Colleen

  • Colleen

    05/03/2020 08:11 AM

    I'm looking for your broadcast with Ruth Graham, Saturday evening. I came in on the last 5 minutes of it. Would like to watch the whole segment. Thank you, Colleen

  • Leonard DeWitt

    05/03/2020 08:10 AM

    Thank you Governor for the balanced way you present news and events. If it weren't for programs like yours and other conservative voices don't how we would ever get at the truth, and we know that "It is the truth that sets us free." Keep up the good work. You may be more effective than if you had been elected President. Blessings! Leonard W. DeWitt

  • wallace fulton

    05/02/2020 11:11 PM

    I still say and will always say that HUCKABEE should have been elected our leader when he ran for the office of President, he is one of the most honest persons we can ask for.

  • Evelyn McKean

    05/02/2020 10:49 PM

    I'm grateful for the truth given in your newsletter...thank you and keep it up!

  • Philip Marshall

    05/02/2020 10:45 PM

    The misconception of what the President says or doesn't say is clearly all Trumps fault. Why because he thinks that the reporters and the general public is as smart as he is and because he does not speak in full rambling sentences like usual political speak. He just says things and expects all ya all yo get it. Well most of us do and the MSM distorts it always. As usual me was spot on.

  • Linda Elliott

    05/02/2020 10:42 PM

    Once again, Mike, you have hit the nail on the head. I read your columns all the time and find them all very interesting.
    Let's see I believe you were possibly talking about Sarah Huckabee Sanders when you mentioned the new WH Correspondent. I sure to miss seeing Sarah in her role.
    Best wishes and God bless,

  • Archie Burdette

    05/02/2020 10:33 PM

    Is President Trump now a part of this world takeover and the submission of the citizens of America and all our Constitutional rights and freedoms. He's allowing it and also allowing the criminal Fauci, Bill Gate's puppet control this lock-down with mandatory vaccines coming containing RNA and DNA from aborted fetuses and other toxic substances. I can't believe what's happening. We're locked down in our houses, the trails and beaches are closed, etc., etc. We're losing everything we've worked for all our lives. The police are fining us for being outside. This is America?! I WAS a Trump supporter. Something is VERY, VERY wrong!!!!

  • Robin Rebhan

    05/02/2020 10:26 PM

    Sometimes it's tough to do the right thing. I believe we have to take the higher ground. In the case of Joe Biden I have to say the United States Constitution has to be our standard, a fair trial and not the press or a lynch mob or slander or double standard. And for us Christians of course the Word of God < by witnesses two or three will a matter be decided>.
    And then beat Joe at the polls fair and square based on reason, issues and debate!

  • David Colonna

    05/02/2020 10:10 PM

    What a blessing to always read news which is truthful and Mike all true Americans know for a fact your daughter Sarah always tried to provide the truth in the Whitehouse press briefings. We sure hope Joe Biden gets answered hard questions about the accusation and I truly think he is guilty, but will allow the truth whatever it is hopefully be provided through God's help.

  • James Hoppe

    05/02/2020 09:36 PM

    Two trillion was the bill that passed to HELP those in NEED! Then we find out
    the likes of Harvard, the Lakers etc etc have gotten MILLIONS! And...I now
    know two people whose relatives...DEAD TWO YEARS...received the $1200
    checks. Do you really believe that ONE TRILLION will get in the hands of those that need it??? Nancy's additions to the bill ...SELFISH motives...have just certified that vast fraud and waste will come of this program helping MOSTLY
    the wrong people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A SHAME and typical of government run handout
    programs!

  • Glenda Lagerstedt

    05/02/2020 09:23 PM

    I always feel great reassurance from reading your articles. It is particularly encouraging to see that there are indeed some big steps forward regarding proven treatment against this unseen enemy that has plagued (literally!) our world and our country . Keep up the good work!