'Finally aware of the gravity': Obama FEMA chief blasts Trump  coronavirus response — but here's how Obama admin handled swine flu outbreak


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Former FEMA chief of staff under President Barack Obama, Michael Coen, has joined the left and mainstream media in criticizing the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, suggesting the threat to the U.S. has not been taken seriously.

"To me this is another indication that the president and the White House are finally aware of the gravity of the situation," Coen said of President Donald Trump's expected emergency declaration on Monday. "They need to consider all tools available to them and have contingencies for action."

But contrary to the liberal narrative, the White House unveiled an urgent $2.5 billion plan to address the "situation" on Feb. 24, well before a single U.S death was reported. Also, President Trump declared a public health emergency by Jan. 31 and imposed travel restrictions from China, for which he was called racist, xenophobic and a fearmonger. The U.S. has also expanded travel restrictions from Iran, and parts of Italy and South Korea.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere compared the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak to the Obama administration's response to the H1N1 (or swine flu) outbreak that caused 12,469 deaths and infected nearly 61 million people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Glenn also gave a rundown of the latest coronavirus numbers as of Tuesday morning:

Daily Stats as of 6:30 a.m. ET
  • Total confirmed cases 92,275 (up from 89,842 Monday)
  • Total confirmed dead 3,130 (up from 3,069 Monday)
  • 77 countries have confirmed cases (up from 70 Monday)
  • 18% of active cases are considered serious (requiring Hospitalization) including 5% that require ICU treatment
  • U.S. has 103 confirmed cases, and now 6 deaths (all in Washington state)
  • CDC website no longer directly reporting total number of U.S. citizens tested since regional hospitals can now directly test

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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