Rubio's prediction for Syria and Russia just came true

Glenn played audio of "absolutely a home run" of a prediction Senator Marco Rubio made about Russia in the last debate.

"This is exactly what happened and is happening now in the Middle East with Russia," Glenn said.

Listen to the audio and get Glenn's reaction below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: I want to play something that Rubio said. Made a prediction about the -- in the debate, the last debate about Russia, that is absolutely a home run. This is exactly what happened and is happening now in the Middle East with Russia. Listen to this.

MARCO: Here's what you're going to see in the next few weeks. The Russians will begin to fly combat missions in that region, not just targeting ISIS, but in order to prop up Assad. He will also then turn to other countries in the region and say, "America is no longer a reliable ally, Egypt. America is no longer a reliable ally, Saudi Arabia. Begin to rely on us."

What he is doing is he is trying to replace us as the single most important powerbroker in the Middle East, and this president is allowing it. That is what's happening in the Middle East. That's what's happening with Russia.

VOICE: Thank you, Senator Rubio.

GLENN: Thank you, Senator Rubio. Everybody forget what he just said.

(laughter)

PAT: That's what it sounds like.

GLENN: That's as good as what Romney said about Russia.

PAT: Yeah. And he was told that the '80s were calling and they wanted their policy back.

GLENN: Yeah, and he was exactly right then. Now here is Rubio saying the same thing. I don't know. Does Rubio have the same advisers that Romney had on foreign policy? Possible.

STU: Yeah, there's some -- there are some people who say there's some closer ties there.

PAT: Uh-huh.

STU: There's supposedly a big fight going on now that's brewing between Rubio and Bush. That's the new --

PAT: And they were good friends.

STU: They were. They were good friends at one point. But now apparently that's gone now to the rivalry station.

GLENN: Why? What's happened?

STU: I mean, they're competing against each other. But I think now they're starting to outwardly criticize one other, which was not something they were doing earlier.

PAT: Yeah, but you're destined to do that.

GLENN: You're running against him. It doesn't mean you hate him.

STU: Right. I guess there's certain --

PAT: Hard feelings now.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: I think there's hard feelings on the part of Jeb because Rubio once said he wouldn't run against him -- or he alluded to that, that he wasn't going to run against him because they were friends and whatever and now he's in it. And so, you know, there might be some hard feelings there. But I'm sorry, Jeb, you suck. And so you need to be run against.

GLENN: No, I don't like this whole -- I don't like this whole friendship thing on --

PAT: Yeah, the phony friendship.

GLENN: Yeah, the phony friendship. Look, you guys can be friends. But that doesn't mean I have to support you and I have to not say that you're wrong on things. You know, I don't -- I shouldn't -- I shouldn't be -- I shouldn't need friendship to stop me from being unfair to you. You know what I mean?

STU: Right.

GLENN: So I don't have to be your friend to not be unfair.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: I should never be unfair. But I'm going to say, "Look, he's my friend and I like him, but he's wrong on this, sorry."

STU: Yeah, and I know it's against standard groupthink, but sadly we don't live in a country where I can prevent people from being friends. Sadly. But I will be honest, I'd prefer if they weren't. Because when you have friends, you do things for them to help them that aren't necessarily the best thing for the country. And that's what keeps happening with policy after policy. These guys are like, "I'll bend a little bit to you because we went out and had drinks last night." It's the exact thing Rand Paul was praising and beating up Ted Cruz about. That's what I like about Ted Cruz. I don't want those things to go on.

PAT: You brought up Orrin Hatch on your Facebook page, Glenn. And that's such a great example of this because of his friendship with Ted Kennedy which I think ruined Orrin Hatch in the Senate. He campaigned as a guy who was going to stop the policies of people like -- and named him by name -- Ted Kennedy. Then all of a sudden they're doing backyard barbecues together.

GLENN: Literally.

PAT: And they're head over heels in love for years. I mean, I don't mind if you're friends, but how can you be when the guy is the polar opposite of everything you believe supposedly?

STU: I don't mind you being acquaintances. Friends -- if you're close friends, it winds up -- it causes issues with these guys. They can't handle it. Obviously.

Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks during a Americans for Peace, Prosperity, and Security national security forum event at the Cedar Rapids Public Library on October 2, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Rubio answered questions from moderator Jeanne Meserve about national security issues ranging from Russia and ISIS to cyber security and China. (Photo by David Greedy/Getty Images)

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

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After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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