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North Korea Has Reopened a Hotline With South Korea. What Does It Mean?

North Korea startled the world today by restoring a telephone hotline with South Korea, an overture that lets the two countries speak directly for the first time in years.

On today’s show, Pat and Jeffy talked about President Donald Trump’s strong stance on North Korea, and a caller praised Trump’s foreign policy.

“Things seem to be maybe even improving,” Pat said. “All of a sudden, North Korea is making these gestures to South Korea.”

Learn more about North Korea’s latest move here.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

PAT: North Korea just reopened their border hotline with South Korea.

Does that mean something is working? Kind of seems like it.

JEFFY: It sure does.

PAT: Yeah, it's been tense over the last six or eight months. And everybody was wondering, was this the right thing to do? You just really ratcheted up the heat, but now it seems to have cooled off. Things seem to be maybe even improving somewhat.

All of a sudden, North Korea is making these gestures to South Korea. They're reopening the border with South Korea. They just did that today. They already tested it. It apparently works. It's open again. They've also extended an olive branch to the Olympic games that are going to be held in South Korea next month.

JEFFY: The winter Olympics happens next month, man.

PAT: Yeah. Yeah. So there was talk by Nikki Haley that we might not even go because the tensions were so high.

JEFFY: Yeah, because it would so dangerous.

PAT: That's down. That's over. We're definitely going. And North Korea has basically promised not to do anything.

JEFFY: You got to do it definitely had something to do with Trump's big stick, look, we're bigger, have a nice day.

PAT: Right. You know, and I said it's reminiscent of the my dog is bigger than your dog Ken-L Ration campaign.

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My button is bigger than your button. My button is bigger than yours.

JEFFY: That's classic.

PAT: Did it work? I kind of think it did. It kind of feels like it did.

JEFFY: It sure looks like it.

PAT: 888-727-BECK.

Let's go to Elizabeth. No, it's 888. Hey, Elizabeth, welcome.

CALLER: Hi, Pat and Jeffy, happy to talk to you.

PAT: You too.

CALLER: I just wanted to call because -- well, first of all, I really have to commend you and Jeffy on your attitude about Trump. I was a Never Trumper primary and also in the general election.

JEFFY: It was a tough time, man.

PAT: It was a tough time.

CALLER: It was. I mean, I started out just because the media and the people in Washington, I just started out feeling I had to defend him.

PAT: Yes.

JEFFY: Thank you.

CALLER: But there's one thing I have to disagree with you on.

PAT: Okay.

CALLER: I love the tweets. I absolutely love the tweets. I'm like a kid at Christmas waiting for Santa, what's he going to bring me this time?

PAT: Are you?

JEFFY: You're definitely not alone.

PAT: Well, Christmas comes every day for you then. Because those tweets are non-stop.

CALLER: It sure does.

JEFFY: I was concerned this morning. I was working -- filling in for Doc Thompson on the morning show, on TheBlaze Radio Network, and President Trump didn't tweet all morning.

CALLER: Oh, my gosh.

JEFFY: I thought he lost his phone. I thought we had to send help into the White House.

PAT: Fortunately --

JEFFY: He found it.

CALLER: I know it's like he's always pulling people's chains. He's got a quirky sense of mischief that comes through there. But, no, and don't get me wrong, I pray every single day for Donald Trump, for God to give him wisdom because sometimes the tweets go a little far.

But can you imagine if Solomon tweeted, you know, okay. You broads, stop squabbling, I've got a big sword. I mean, I don't know if he would do that.

PAT: I don't know either. There was a lot of wisdom there with that guy.

JEFFY: That's all.

CALLER: I'm so proud now to call him my president. I never thought I would be. And, of course, there's also -- we don't have to see Barack and Michelle in the White House all the time.

PAT: Thank heaven.

JEFFY: Amen.

CALLER: He gets a lot of points for that.

PAT: Yes, he does. Thanks a lot, Elizabeth, appreciate it.

JEFFY: That's for sure.

PAT: I mean, people do love it.

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INSANITY: High schooler ARRESTED after not wearing mask at school tells her story

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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Disclaimer: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-19 and/or COVID vaccine related questions & concerns.

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