'We Keep You in Our Prayers': Glenn Speaks With Truck Driver Heading Into Irma's Path

Hurricane Irma evacuee, only known as Jamie, joined radio to share her compelling ordeal as she attempted to deliver aid to her fellow Floridians in a semi-truck.

Jamie, who postponed evacuating to deliver groceries to the stores that are out, will join the others in traffic who are evacuating the state only after she’s taken care of those who need to be fed.

“I’m hoping and praying that my kids are taking care of everything because I running on 14 hours a day and 10 hours of sleep, and doing it the next day,” said Jamie.

“We lost everything to the storm 11 years ago — we lost everything but my little family of four. And we can rebuild. Florida can rebuild, but we can’t replace the people.”

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PAT: So this is going to be another tough weekend with Irma barreling down. And to me, we need to -- we're naming these storms all wrong. Because Irma, doesn't that sound like a frightful, big, bad hurricane?

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: Harvey sounded like a big, bad hurricane. So instead, why don't we start naming them things like Blaine? Hurricane Blaine couldn't possibly develop into anything, could it? I mean, no self-respecting hurricane on earth could be named Blaine or Ambrose or Aubrey.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: It just can't happen. So we're going about this all wrong. But this has been really deja vu watching the evacuation in Florida because we did the same thing with Houston, just on less notice, in 2005. At the very end, they said, evacuate. And so 3.7 million people tried to do that at the same time.

GLENN: That seems like a really bad idea.

PAT: It's a really bad idea.

GLENN: Can I just put Jamie on real quick because she's on the road in Florida evacuating right now. Jamie, how long have you been sitting in traffic, and what does it look like?

CALLER: Hi, Mr. Beck, well, I'm not actually sitting in traffic yet. I'm going down to return later and sit in it. I'm on a truck, and I blame the roads for these -- for the stores that are out of stuff.

GLENN: Wow.

CALLER: So we've got -- you know, all your three main arteries are so clogged, and we're taking rigs down back streets and side streets.

GLENN: Holy cow. Jamie, I got to tell, we will keep you in our prayers. There is nothing -- you want to talk about a dangerous situation: Hey, be in a big tractor-trailer as those winds come. God bless you.

CALLER: We'll park them before. But we're the first lines going back in, as soon as it clears.

GLENN: Wow.

CALLER: I mean, I can't even go home to brace and secure. I'm hoping and praying that my kids are taking care of everything. Because I'm running, you know, on 14 hours a day and ten hours of sleep and doing it again the next day.

We lost everything to the storms 11 years ago. We lost everything, but my little family of four. And we can rebuild. We can rebuild. But we can't give life to people. (crying)

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GLENN: Jamie in Florida, in a tractor-trailer going to deliver aid and help. We keep you in our prayers.

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Pat, you sat in this. Or you actually didn't. Because I remember I called you and I said --

PAT: Yeah, we were talking about it on the air. You were telling me how stupid I was.

GLENN: Yeah, you got to get out.

STU: That's a nice relationship you guys have.

PAT: It is. It is. It's --

GLENN: Well, I only said he was stupid because I cared. You got to get out of there.

STU: Yeah, of course.

PAT: This was, what, two or three weeks after Katrina, so everybody was afraid that we were all going to die if we stayed. But we prayed about it pretty earnestly and decided we needed to stay, and so we did. And then I was really glad we did. Because, you know, everybody was stuck. One hundred people died, many of them of heatstroke. You remember that bus filled with senior citizens caught on fire. Twenty-four of them died.

GLENN: Jeez.

PAT: It was horrific. So hopefully this will go a lot better than Florida. I think they've given them a little more leeway and a little more time to get out.

GLENN: So you're sitting there -- after your experience, you're sitting there in Miami, Florida, and you know you got to get out. I mean, this is going to hit Miami. It's going to be bad.

PAT: Oh, you have to leave. You have to leave.

GLENN: So how do you do that, when, you know -- I'm going to be probably sitting on the highway.

PAT: Yeah, I mean, I don't know.

GLENN: Are they opening the other side? Are they opening the southbound lanes at all?

PAT: I would -- I would hope so. For northbound traffic, you mean? Yeah.

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. Take the freeway and open both sides.

STU: I'm sure they will.

This is the thing, you're at that point now where they're getting pretty good at forecasting these things, at least say four days in advance. You really -- once you see you're in the path of one of these things, you need to leave not one day early, but four days early or five days early. And, you know, about half of the time, you're just going to wind up being frustrated because you left for no reason. But these things can get real bad.

PAT: It's better than getting stuck in the gridlock. The Houston thing was the greatest gridlock in American history. So hopefully they can avoid that.

GLENN: Holy cow, I've been in New York with the president. Wow.

PAT: So -- but the other thing was, have you guys heard about the flooding in Asia? Have you guys talked about that at all?

GLENN: No. We just got to the fires of the east coast and the drought in the Midwest.

PAT: This is the weirdest thing: In India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, 40 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods.

GLENN: What!

STU: What!

PAT: Thirteen hundred people have died -- 1,300 people have died, up to 40 percent of them children. I saw nothing about this. We have some friends staying with us at the house this week. And -- and she said -- she said to me at the dinner table, "So what do you think -- I mean, the Houston thing is bad, but what do you think of the thing in Asia?" I'm like, "The thing in Asia. What thing in Asia?" She said, "Well, thousands of people have died in flooding."

GLENN: Fires or flood?

PAT: About the same time. Floods. Yeah. It's the monsoon rains.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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