Trump Campaign Selects White Nationalist as Delegate in California

After getting into hot water for not immediately denouncing former Grand Wizard of the KKK David Duke --- who endorsed Trump --- news outlets now report another link to white supremacists. The Trump campaign has chosen William Johnson --- a lawyer and white supremacist --- as one of its delegates in California.

CNN's Jake Tapper interviewed Johnson about what's being called a "database error" by the Trump campaign.

TAPPER: Do you believe that the white race or the European white race is the superior race, is that your view?

JOHNSON: I believe that western civilization is declining and dying out in every country around the world that see has traditionally been white," Johnson said. "And so I believe that we need to be aware of this precipitous decline in the white race. And I think it's good for people to be proud of your heritage, whatever heritage that might be. But particularly for white people because the whites now are so afraid to be proud of their heritage because they're called bad names if they are.

Thursday on The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn reviewed Johnson's carefully packaged comments and how they could easily resonate with people not knowing his background.

"Stu, forget what he is. Forget what you know about him. Do you believe the white race is a superior race?" Glenn asked.

"No," Stu said.

What about Pat and Jeffy?

"No," Pat said.

"I do not," Jeffy said.

Whew.

"Okay, Neither do I. None of us," Glenn said.

The problem is that Johnson's packaged comments sound rational to the average American, who is not racist.

"Forget what you know about him. Because what I'm doing is I'm putting you in the frame of mind of the average American who is only half listening. Who is only half listening. They see this supporter, it says 'Trump supporter, Trump delegate' and you're listening to him, and you kind of look up, you're in the airport or you're in the doctor's office or wherever CNN is running. You look up and you see this guy. And you hear him say what he just said," Glenn said.

Many Americans could get behind a statement like that.

But Johnson has other stated beliefs that were not part of the interview. For example, he's on record as saying America needs to cleanse itself of Negro blood, a statement that makes most Americans cringe.

"What is he, essentially lying? I mean, he's telling things he says are true, but he's whitewashing it for the media," Stu said.

Exactly.

"Yes, he's packaging it," Glenn said. "It's not that they hate people from other places, but they're proud of their own culture. And they're afraid to be proud of their white culture, right?"

That's why packaged statements like the one Johnson made to Jake Tapper resonate with reasonable, well-meaning Trump supporters.

"So here, he's talking about people. So race . . . he's showing himself as a racist. He's only looking at race. But here's the problem: It's not race that is the problem in America or anywhere else. It is the losing of the American or the western culture --- which has its problems --- but for the most part has been an incredible, the biggest blessing in the history of all mankind. And that's what people feel like they're losing," Glenn said.

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Featured Image: William Johnson, Courtesy of the Southern Poverty Law Center

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.

Here are just a few of their stories:

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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