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President Trump deploys the feds to quash violence in America's major cities as Democrats protest. Joe Biden says Trump is the first racist president ever and left his child parents for wanting to educate their kids during a pandemic. I'm Ben Shapiro. This is The Bench Pirro Show.
Ben Shapiro show is sponsored by Express VPN, Protect Your Online Privacy Today and Express VPN dot com slash. Ben. Well, there are two different narratives that are emerging in the United States. I'm not talking about just ideological narratives emerging in the United States. I mean, two actual views of the facts. One happens to be factual. The other is the view that you are getting from the media. And I say this advisedly because I'm not one of those people who goes around saying the media are the enemy of the people.
I don't like that sort of phraseology, but I have never seen the media gaslight quite as hard as they have for the past four months in this country. It's just it's beyond insane. Now, the media has all always driven perverse narratives on the basis of no fact. And they do this on a fair on a fairly regular basis, but they still have some tenuous grasp of reality. It is rare to see the fact so blatantly staring you in the face and the media telling you that what you are seeing is not real.
The media telling you who you gonna believe, us or your own eyes. Over the past several months, we have heard from the media that Andrew Cuomo is an incredible governor of New York as tens of thousands of people died. We have heard from the media that violent looting and rioting was not happening, that these were, quote unquote, mostly peaceful protests, and that the protesters and the riders and looters were completely separate. But if you say rioting and looting are bad, you're actually attacking the protesters.
We have heard the media claim that things are fantastic in Seattle's chapter. Has we heard that it was paradoxical. It was wonderful out there. How dare you try to shut down this street fair? We have heard that enormous protest of literally millions of people in the streets in the middle of a pandemic was not a public health threat. Directly after hearing that anti lockdown protests where a public health threat. I mean, I've really never seen anything like it.
The media over the past several months and again, they've botched stories before. They sort of done this on an individual level. They did it with Cavanough, for example, with Covington Catholic kids. But the extraordinary extent to which nearly every story that is being reported right now is not in any way reflective of the underlying facts. It's pure experience. Hannity. The most obvious example of this is what is happening in Portland right now. So in Portland, things are really bad.
They are now in day 56 of rolling, rioting and rioting is what is happening in Portland. OK. It is not a peaceful place. It is not a wonderful place. You can look at the footage. Can you link the Portland unrest footage? Clip five and you can see what exactly is going on up front. People are firing fireworks. Tear gas has been deployed. Protesters are breaking down barriers. They're approaching the cops wearing bicycle helmets and and tear gas masks.
And they're using umbrellas and wood barriers to shield themselves from from the cops that people can't see them. They're vandalizing the federal courthouse. Does this look like a peaceful protest to you? This was like a riot because that's what it is. It is a riot. Just gotta get some more on the back of the crowd. Holding up a group of balloons does not mean that this is happy. Happy new time. And if you can see the footage, what you would see is graffiti all over the place.
You can see that that the federal building has been completely defaced. And people have been injured in Portland as well. Overnight, Portland rioters set fire to the courthouse as well. It was another thing they did. There is footage of them doing so. The Portland riders, the police yesterday. Right. The police were run by Mayor Ted Wheeler over the police. There's footage of them warning the crowd that they're going to have to use tear gas if they don't disperse.
And this is being portrayed as like a big nothing. This is on nuts. OK, this is purely purely nuts. It's so bad that you end up with these two minute tapes, struggle sessions. So I will say this is part of this I enjoy is the politicians who are allowing this stuff to go on then being torn up by the protesters. I really am enjoying this. So this happened in Seattle where Mayor Jenny Durkin basically allowed Chope Chaz to go on for weeks at a time and people were getting shot there.
And say it's no big deal to street there, guys. And then they went to her house and then you're like, shut this thing down right now. It was pretty great when the mayor of Minneapolis, who'd allowed half his city to be burned down, went and did penance in front of protesters and was screamed at for not being warm enough toward defunding the police. And so they had like a full on struggle session, like they were gonna hang a sign around his neck and the whole thing over in the center of Minneapolis.
That was fun. Well, yesterday, Mayor Ted Wheeler decided that he was up for his two minutes hate on Oregon Public Broadcasting. So the mayor shows up in downtown Portland with the private protesters and the riders and he proceeds to be called a fascist, which is just spectacular stuff. It truly is. It is great stuff. More of this, please. It turns out to meditate is eminently watchable. Here's Mayor Ted Wheeler being ripped up and down by the protesters.
He is allowing to terrify and terrorize the city. Tom Wheeler. They're calling Ted Wheeler a fascist. I'm pretty sure that shutting down the entire city of Portland because you just feel like burning crap because you're a terrible person. That's a little more fascist than Ted Wheeler allowing you to do it. Although he is actual I mean, he's an enabler here. He's the Vichy France here. I mean, this is it's pretty incredible. But Ted Wheeler is the bad guy.
Remember, the revolution always hits its own first. That's the way this works. Revolutions rarely take on the strongest folks. Instead, they really like taking on the weakest. And Ted Wheeler is the weakest. The mayor of Minneapolis was the weakest. Jenny Durkin was the weakest. OK, so all this stuff is going on right there, burning down portions of Portland and they are screaming at the mayor that he's a fascist while he forces the police to stand there and do nothing.
And then we're being told by the media that literally nothing is happening. Everything is good there. This is all peaceful and wonderful. Nothing bad is happening. A congressperson from Portland seems Ed Blumenauer. He actually testified in the well of the house yesterday. It's bizarro world looking, dude. This guy, Earl Blumenauer, who looks like, as one of my producers said yesterday, a refugee from a Pee wee Herman outtake. He's standing there with his with his large purple polka dotted bow tie and a lapel pin of a green bicycle.
I kid you not like some people wear lapel pins of the American flag because they pledge allegiance to the American flag. Earl Blumenauer pledges allegiance to a bicycle. He looks like Bill Nye, the science guy, on a bad acid trip. Anyway, Earl Blumenauer announced yesterday there is no cars in Portland. Poof, it's gone. It never really happened. This is gas lighting. OK. We've seen the footage. I just showed you the footage. Here's where everything's fine, guys.
Why are you making a big deal out of this? Just as the train burned down the courthouse. Whatever. That's just Portlands. A kooky place, man. All we do there is we play hippie guitar and we have vinyl records and we burn things. I mean, come on, it's Portland. Portland, Oregon is not out of control.
To be sure, there are some people who have strong feelings and there are some who have done things that are inappropriate and unlawful.
But that is the challenge of our local officials and our state officials to manage it, not having somebody unwelcome, uninvited and unprepared, coming in to take this difficult situation and make it worse.
It's it's all fake, guys. And you know how it's fake. You know, it's fake. It's trumps bad. Right. This is the basic narrative being driven by the Democrats and by the left. Don't believe your lying eyes, believe us. And the reason that you should believe us is because Trump is bad. That's the entire case. You shouldn't believe the evidence in front of you. You shouldn't believe the footage. You shouldn't believe the pure obvious fact that are right in front of your eyes, because many of the people showing you those facts don't think Trump is the worst person in the world.
And we do think Trump is the worst person in the world. So if you believe Trump is the worst person in the world, you will believe us when we say that the protesters and looters and rioters in Portland are entirely peaceful. And the Media Minute, this crap, they mimic it up and down. It's truly amazing. It's truly amazing. We'll get to more of this in just one take. And first, let us talk about the fact that you don't really want to go into an auto parts store right now.
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Well, not funny. Yeah, they don't do it anymore. Well, now, Tim Dickinson has a piece called From the Administration that brought you kids in cages. It's teargassed moms. That's it. They are they're all just mothers. They're just mothers. They're kind, wonderful mothers. And we know they're mothers because they say so. And here's how Rolling Stone reports what's happening in Portland right now as nightly protests have dominated downtown Portland for nearly two months, both local officials and the Trump administration have attempted to cast the largely peaceful demonstrators as ruffians with suspect political values hell bent on destruction.
Well, first of all, this phrase largely peaceful, mostly peaceful. As I've said before, this is just the most glorious phrase ever. It's just fantastic because most of human history, like by days counted, most of human history has been peaceful. Sure, there have been, you know, these periods where hundreds of millions people die. But aside from that, it's mostly peaceful, like Johnny Depp and Amber heard their marriage. It seems mostly peaceful, like for most hours of the day, she wasn't crapping in his bed.
He wasn't tossing bottles enter. I mean, there were the occasions where she was crapping his bed and he was tossing bottles at her. But, you know, like as a percentage of actual time, it wasn't like seventy five percent of time. It's like 10 percent of the time. It was a mostly successful, mostly peaceful marriage, mostly peaceful protesters. Again, this is language that would never, ever, ever be used if they disagreed with the message of the protesters when it was the Tea Party.
They claim that the Tea Party were a bunch of racist terrorists. They could not come up with any evidence of racism at a Tea Party protest or violence. The Tea Party protests, the Tea Partiers were picking up their own garbage and throwing it in the garbage can. And they're like, these guys are out of control. They're out of control. Example today, Dave Weigel of The Washington Post. So Weigel, he he put out a tweet saying it was like ten minutes ago that open carry protesters without mass rally to state capitals and mostly Democratic governors just let them do it until they went away.
He said this in response to somebody saying, why the hell are Democratic politicians allowing these riots to go on? Yes, because open carry protesters without masks are not the same as people trying to burn down the courthouse. I mean, can anyone provide evidence of the open carry protesters trying to occupy entire swaths of cities and bar the police and vandalizing entire downtown areas? Because I'm old enough to remember when we shut down the entire damned county of Los Angeles for a week on end at 6:00 p.m. so rioters and looters could run roughshod Melrose Boulevard.
I'm old enough to remember that because I am more than four weeks old. My baby is old enough to remember it. And she was born at the beginning, a march. This is it. If you feel like you're going crazy right now, you're not. The media have gone crazy. You are the only sane one. You are the only sane one. This is nuts. OK. But it's not relegated only to the coverage of Portland. Bill de Blasio is out there claiming that the spike in murder rates are not his fault in his city.
Ready to tell just everything's fine, guys. He painted something on the street, guys. He painted black lives matter in giant yellow letters on the street. Problem solved. What's to blame for the spike in murder rates? Bill de Blasio crapping all over the police each and every day. Is that Bill de Blasio defending entire new classes of cadets, which is what happened in New York City? It is not Bill de Blasio getting rid of the plainclothes unit.
It's not Bill de Blasio basically encouraging cops to leave the force. Bill de Blasio says it is is to blame for the spiking murder rate. It's covered, which is weird because the murder rates were not spiking at the beginning of Koban, like at all. The murder rates started to spike as soon as he started giving leeway to the rioters and looters and cutting the cops. That's when the murder rates started to spike. Here is giant weirdo groundhog murderer, Frankenstein's monster, Bill de Blasio talking about how all this murder stuff.
You know, you're worried about getting rid of the cops. It's in your imagination. It's Colvard. That is the problem. It's COVA. That's the problem.
We've had a very tough few months, no doubt. And it is directly related to the corona virus, the dislocation it's caused in our society, the fact our court system is not functioning yet. So many factors that have been absolutely abara for just the last four or five months. But we will be it back because we've done that for a quarter century in this city. And, Joe, the key point is we will do it. We, the people of New York City, we need the people's involvement to make the city safer.
The NYPD and if we ever need any assistance, that's what localities do when they feel they need assistance, then wait for that request from a locality that knows what's right for its people.
So, again, you are just you're hearing from people who are attempting to lie to you and gaslight you. So violence has increased in in cities around the United States. And so President Trump finally said enough is enough. And he deployed the DHS Department of Homeland Security to protect federal property. OK. There is statutory authority for the president to deploy force to Portland to protect federal property. Furthermore, there are federal laws on the books. Federal agents exist in every major city in the United States.
They're there largely to enforce laws that have been passed and that are on the books about gang violence. Not every crime that happens is, in fact a federal crime. And somebody murders somebody in a city that's not a federal crime. It's a state crime. The feds don't really have jurisdiction there. What the feds do have jurisdiction is there are a lot of laws on the books that talk about gang activity. Specifically, the feds very often help local law enforcement investigating gang activity that involves, for example, criminal conspiracy violations.
And that is where the feds come in. And there are federal investigators on the ground. Fact you've seen them in virtually every TV show, every TV show, there's some sort of murder. And suddenly the feds were there. And the feds have been in cities for a very long time. But apparently President Trump staffing up in these areas to try and lower the murder rate in these areas where the mayors refused to actually do anything to protect their own citizenry.
It's very, very, very bad. We're gonna get to President Trump finally implementing some level of law and order and Democrats taking the other side, which in a normal time would be just political death for them. But they are counting on American hatred of Trump so strongly. They are counting on the media hatred of Trump so strongly that they are hoping that you will ignore the evidence of major cities collapsing right in front of your eyes and be angry at Trump for trying to fix the problem.
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Now, again, he is using laws that already exist. He's not passing new laws. He is not moving above and beyond the law. And the laws he's been using in Portland are about protecting federal property under federal law. The DHS is emboldened, empowered to protect federal property. And, yes, they can arrest people who are not directly next to the federal property. So they suspect that there is someone trying to burn down the courthouse and four blocks away is the person they are allowed to go arrest that person.
Then there are federal laws on the books with regard to, for example, cracking down on gang activity. He's been on the books for a very, very long time. Trump said, listen, I'm tired of this. I'm tired of watching our major cities burn. I'm tired of watching 15 people shot every other day in Chicago. I'm sending the feds. Today, I am announcing that the Department of Justice will immediately surge federal law enforcement to the city of Chicago.
The FBI, ATF, DEA, U.S. Marshals Service and Homeland Security will together be sending hundreds of skilled law enforcement officers to Chicago to help drive down violent crime. And murderers and violent criminals are breaking a wide range of federal laws. We have that. It's as wide as it can be. We will find them, arrest them and prosecute them. They will be in jail for many years to come.
That is a good thing if you're a law abiding citizen of these cities. I do not know why you would be upset about this. I really don't. If you are wildly exceeding federal authority, tell be one thing he is not. William Barr made this clear. The attorney general, he said what we're talking about, normal operations to fight crime. Right. These have long been under federal purview to pretend that they are not. If you don't like it, change the law.
But the executive branch does have the power to enforce the law.
We started using our strong federal laws that permit us to target those who use guns to kill others and those that are involved in gang activity.
Our approach was to set up a. violent crime task forces in the cities to enforce federal law. It's important to stress that the operations we're talking about are the standard anti crime fighting activities we have been carrying out around the country for decades.
He says we'll be adding federal agents to already existing task forces. These are street agents and investigators will be working to solve murders and take down violent gangs. He says this is different than the operations and tactical teams we use to defend against riots and my violence. He's pointing out these are two different laws that are being invoked. He says we'll continue to confront my violence, but the operations we're talking about today are very different. They are classic crime fighting.
So the administration has named this operation legend not like let's just be a legend and do it. No, it's it's named after an actual four year old boy whose name is Legend Taliaferro, who shot and killed while he slept in Kansas City shortly before July 4th weekend. Legend's family came to the actual unveiling of this policy. They were joined by the family of Jack Vigil, a 55 year old grandmother and daycare worker from Albuquerque who was murdered in her driveway during an attempted carjacking.
He pointed out that they were also recognizing the tragic murder of a 14 year old in Vornado Jones Junior in Chicago was playing basketball in a park when he was senselessly killed by gunshots that wounded four and killed three others. He says to carry out operation legend, federal law enforcement agencies will be committing additional resources to these cities, including resources from the FBI, the DEA, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. U.S. Marshals and the Department of Homeland Security.
Just today, we've sent over 200 federal agents to the Kansas City. They unveiled this thing early, earlier this month. They're just wrapping it up now. We are directing a comparable amount to augment Chicago's existing violent crime, isn't it? Initiatives. We're providing more than 35 agents to Albuquerque. They're also providing financial assistance to state and local law enforcement in these particular areas. They've made three point five million dollars in federal funding available to the city of Chicago to compensate local law enforcement for overtime equipment and other expenses.
Because this is not a violation of law, nor is it really an extension of anything that the federal government has not done before. The media, however, are treating this as absolute. This is fascism. Trump Fascism was trending yesterday on Twitter. So it's not fascism when you take over an entire American city and threaten to burn everything to the ground and then scream at your mayor when he comes to talk to you about stopping it. That's not fascism.
Fascism is when the federal government uses existing authority to shut down writing, looting and murdering in cities. Apparently, the media are just wonderful at this. So the media literally asked Trump if the reason he's doing this is to distract from Colbert. That's not what you're seeing on the streets is not happening. Poof, it's gone. And the only reason Trump would do this is to distract from Colbert, by the way, which would be the most idiotic strategy ever.
Is anyone distracted from Colbert? Who do you know who's distracted from Colbert right now? Here's President Trump answering this question.
When you look at Chicago and you look at the job, mayor like to send me a letter yesterday. And I think in their own way, they want us to go. And there'll be a time when they're going to want us to go in full blast. But right now, we're sending extra people to help. We're arresting a lot of people that have been very bad as far as the Corona virus, as you say. I think we've done some amazing things, and I think you'll probably see that if you compare our statistics to other countries.
And the question itself is, is idiotic. OK, just a second one. Get to the left's response to President Trump sending in the feds to help local law enforcement to enforce federal law already on the books. Suffice it to say, they are perfectly willing to allow people to run roughshod through their city so long as it means owning the cons and owning the cars by burning down your own cities is definitely a take. But that's what we're seeing right now.
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He actually said I would sue to stop Trump from intervening in our violent crime problem. We must we must allow the violent crime to continue.
This president blusters and bluffs and says he's going to do things that they never materialize on a regular basis. So first, we should not overrate his statements. They are so often not true. Second, if he tried to do it, it would only create more problems. It would backfire, wouldn't make us safer, and we would immediately take action in court to stop it. From my point of view, this would be yet another example of illegal and unconstitutional actions by the president.
And we have often had to confront him in court and we usually win.
So he is going to sue Trump to stop him from actually implementing the law. Meanwhile, Lori Lightfoot, who's an awful, awful mayor of Chicago and who has basically been allowing shooting to take place in her city willynilly, she said yesterday the real reason that Trump is doing this is because he's targeting women, which is a hell of a take. He's sending federal troops and they're not really troops. He's getting federal law enforcement to Portland, which is run by a white man.
He's talking about sending federal law enforcement to places like Kansas City. I'm not aware that the mayor of Kansas City is one. Maybe maybe they did. I'm pretty sure that that is not that. That is not the reason why the president of the United States is sending somebody. The mayor of Kansas City is man and Quintin Lucas, a black man. So she says this is really about Trump targeting women. So apparently the fact that she's a garbage mayor in her city is turning into a hellhole.
Trump is only sending the feds because he doesn't like women or some such. This is so tiresome. It's so tiresome. What do you think people in Chicago are getting shot at every week and have to say about their idiot mayor who thinks the reason the feds are coming in is because Trump is mean to ladies?
The president has been on a campaign now for some time against Democratic mayors across the country, whether it's me, whether it's Keisha, Lance Bottoms in Atlanta, whether it's Mirro Bouser in Washington, D.C., whether it's Jenny Durkan in Seattle to see a common theme here. The president is trying to divert attention from his failed leadership on Colvert 19.
OK. Really? That's what's going on here and again, I love that she specifically picks out only the cities where there's female leadership. She ignores the fact that Trump hates Bill de Blasio. She ignores the fact that Trump really doesn't like Ted Wheeler. And there are a lot of people Trump doesn't like the ladies. But this is what what's sort of what what a cheap trick. Meanwhile, Jay Johnson, the former homeland security secretary, his provocative is provocative to send federal agents in cities to, you know, protect federal property.
Provocative. Yeah, we should do exactly what what Jay Johnson did when he was the when he was the Department of Homeland Security head. We should let Ferguson burn to the ground. Good. Good idea. Jay. A surge like this would probably be unnecessarily provocative and actually make matters worse. The militaristic presence on the streets of the United States in our cities during moments of high tension can actually make matters worse and be provocative. There is legislation working its way through to limit the sale of Defense Department equipment to civilian law enforcement in our cities because it is provocative.
You see those images of people who used to work for me in camouflage who look like the military. And it's provocative.
He keeps saying provocative, provocative heed the people who are apparently being provoked. We're trying to burn down the courthouse five seconds ago. I feel like they're already provoked. It's like the dumb ass argument they constantly hear from folks on the international left where, you know, like the Israelis responding to Hamas bombing pizzerias. It's provocative. How dare they? I'm pretty sure these folks were already provoked there in the streets trying to burn down the damn courthouse. Know Michael Chertoff, who's the head of Homeland Security under under President Bush.
He said, well, maybe they're exceeding their authority. He said it's possible that exceeding their authority. Well, I mean, maybe it's not the same as they are. And why don't you explain how they're exceeding their authority? You can protect federal property, but that doesn't mean it's an unlimited license to roam around the streets and pick up people based on some suspicion that maybe you're involved, they're going to be involved in something. Roving around on the street and stopping people and taking them down strike me as going beyond that authority.
And that's wholly apart from the Fourth Amendment issue, because whatever isn't statutory. So, no. We still have a.
OK. Yes. And the Fourth Amendment has not been violated here. You are allowed to arrest people for committing felonies in public places that warrant. It is a that is a Supreme Court established doctrine. That is a fact. And by the way, here is what the law says. Word for word, 40 U.S. Code, Section 13, 15, law enforcement authority of Secretary of Homeland Security for protection of public property. The secretary may designate employees of the Department Department of Homeland Security, including employees transferred to the Department of the Office of the Federal Protective Services of the General Services Administration pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as officers and agents for duty in connection with the protection of property owned or occupied by the federal government and persons on the property, including duty in areas outside the property.
To the extent necessary to protect the property and persons on the property. Well, engaged in the performance of official duties and Officer Asian's designated under the subsection may enforce federal laws and regulations for the protection of persons and property, carry firearms, make arrest without a warrant for any offense against the United States, committed in the presence of an officer or agent or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States. If the officer or agent has reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing a felony, I'm reading the black letter law.
That is the actual law. So give me that. The agents in Portland are violating the law. I just read you the law. The law says they are doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing. So this thing about tyranny isn't about fascism. It's about. Don't believe your own eyes. Don't believe that the cities are burning and that President Trump is doing something about it because that might be a narrative in favor of President Trump. They say you end up with idiotic articles like this one from The New York Times.
Republicans pounce. Haven't seen pounce. This is what they're constantly doing over The New York Times when Democrats do something dumb. Story stories never Democrats do something dumb. The story is always the Republican response to the Democrats doing something dumb. So the Democrats have decided to let their cities burn and turn into chaotic hellholes. And the response of the media is, look at these evil right wing media folks talking about it. Headline from The New York Times. Right wing media stars amplified Trump's Law and order campaign message.
First of all, how in what way is that news? And that that headline is right wingers are right wing. I'm confused. How is that news sub headline? Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other conservative pundits have seized on the Portland protests as a pro Trump rally and cry so much pouncing, so much seizing. Unbelievable. Right wing outlets and conservative media stars have seized on the weeks long protests in Portland as a rallying cry for law and order, instructing their followers to fear for their safety and blaming Democratic leaders for failing to restore peace.
Man, the gaslighting is so strong, instructing their followers to fear for their safety. Let me tell you something. I don't think you have to tell people to fear for their safety. I think people fear for their safety when they feel unsafe. You know, it made me feel unsafe in the city of Los Angeles when they shut down the entire damned county for a week to let marauders break into the footlocker down the street. That made me feel a little unsafe.
I didn't need Rush to tell me to feel unsafe.
You idiots. It's just it's incredible, the gaslighting is beyond the pale, beyond the pale. Speaking of which, you want to talk about media bias. Best example, media bias. Remember that time when The New York Times ousted the editor of the op ed page because they ran an editorial from Tom Cotton, an op ed by Tom Cotton. They ran a piece of full blown Chinese propaganda today in The New York Times by a guy who works for the Chinese government.
The title of the piece was My Relatives in Wolfhound Survive, my uncle in New York did not because China is better than New York. OK. It's just a full piece of full probably. Where are the protests over The New York Times op ed page? Where are they? Then you're the new editor of The New York Times op ed page. Why isn't that person being called to account for printing Chinese propaganda? This guy's a propagandist on behalf of a regime that is currently shipping wiggers into concentration camps to be sterilized.
And that's OK. That's fine, according to members of The New York Times WOAK staff. Just a second. I'm gonna move on to Joe Biden and Covais because Joe Biden, I got to say this. This presidential battle. It's not really a battle of wits. I would say that a lot of unarmed people in this in this battle of wits burning. Get to this in just one second. First. Summer is a time to get things done.
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And the president, when he gives speeches off teleprompter, does a good job of explicating that. Is Mount Rushmore speech I thought was terrific and I said so. The president also has a bad habit of going off the cuff about weird stuff that allows the media to focus in on it. So, Teddy, today the president did another interview where he decided to do like a five minute riff on how tough the cognitive test he took was that he aced.
And so he just kept saying over and over the five words that he was supposed to memorize. It was it was not a great clip. Not not an ideal clip show.
They say, could you repeat that? So I said, yeah. So it's person. Woman, man. Camera, TV, 10 minutes, 15, 20 minutes later. So the first question, not the first, but the tenth question. Give us that again. Can you do that again? And you go person, woman, man, camera, TV. If you get it in order, you get extra points. They should. Nobody gets it in order.
It's actually not that easy. But for me it was easy.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden continues to be senile. So as I've said before, any presidential debate here will be Chewbacca versus the Swedish chef from the Muppets.
That's that's what this will sound a big W. It's about barbecue, not barbecue. It'll be just phenomenal. And the one side you have, Captain. I passed a cognitive test that pretty much everybody who's not he now needs to pass. And on the other side, you have Joe. I once got in a fight with a guy named Corne Pop Biden yesterday, Joe Biden suggested that Trump was the first racist president ever. Which. OK, first of all, Trump isn't racist.
Second of all. If Joe Biden thinks that Trump, even if you thought Trump was a racist, if you think he was the first racist president ever. That's a hell of a tie. That's a hot take. Coming out there one hundred miles per hour from Joe Biden. Here's Joe Biden coming out hot as his as his four head begins to collapse into his into his nasal cavity. Here is here's Joe Biden. No sitting president has ever done this.
Never. Never. Never. No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president. We have racist and they've existed and they've tried to get elected. President is the first one that has. Is he, though? We just. I've got some questions. We had like. Of the I mean, if we're going to talk about, you know, people who thought that black folks were inferior, every president in the early republic was, in fact, a slaveholder, with the exception of John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
I believe every single one up to the end of the Andrew Jackson tenure was a slave holder. So that seems like maybe maybe not. Maybe Trump's not the first rate, but would. First of all, I don't understand how Joe Biden could possibly miss the fact that Woodrow Wilson was a brutal racist, considering that when Woodrow Wilson was a child, you massage Joe Biden's leg here. That's how old Joe Biden is. This is just pure crazy from Joe Biden.
But Joe Biden is pure crazy at this point. We got a senile old man hiding in his basement, and then we got President Trump, the most volatile candidate in the history of the American republic. Things are going great here, guys. Things are things are just excellent on every level. Here's the thing. Here's the thing. There are underlying principles at stake here. And that's what's easy to miss, because presidential politics is so much a game of personality and so little about the actual policies represented by the candidates.
I talk about this and how to destroy America in three easy steps a little bit. I point out that the various views of President Trump are based on a misunderstanding of how people see Trump on the right. The way that most conservatives see Trump is not as the God's and beautiful man. Incredible at everything that people on the right don't see Trump. Trump sees Trump. People on the right largely. And I think almost entirely see Trump as a as a vessel, a very, very flawed vessel for stopping the onrushing power of the of the radical left.
I see Trump as a bulwark. I they see Trump as they see him as a as a a person holding his finger in the dike to prevent what is inevitably going to come if Joe Biden is elected president. And they're not wrong to see it this way. Bernie Sanders came out yesterday. He said that Biden will be the most progressive president since FDR. He's bought into our entire agenda. Is what Trump is trying to tell people. Now, the problem is that because Trump is not a laser focused campaigner, because he sort of grabs everything in the in the pantry and just throws it at people because the president is the guy you wouldn't want to fight in high school.
It wasn't exactly a he wasn't exactly a methodical fighter, but he was a guy who might just randomly turn around and pick up a desk and hurl it at you. But because he's like that, he's not methodical enough to make the case that Joe Biden is basically a weak, a weak kneed character. He's going to get shoved around by Bernie Sanders, which is the reality. Bernie knows the score here. Here's Bernie explaining that basically Biden is going to be Bernie with a Biden mask on.
The reason I say that, I think that Biden has a chance to be the most progressive president since FDR is. That is exactly what Joe Biden said to me. And I think he has said that publicly. He understands the severity of this moment. We have tens of millions of people who have lost their jobs, lost their health care, people who are hungry. Today, we have an educational system which is lacking for lower income and working class kids.
Climate change is out there. Joe understands this is an existential threat to the planet.
Now, that's the case that Trump is going to have to make, is that Bernie is actually the spokesperson for the Joe Biden campaign. That's going to be easier once Biden picks a V.P. right now. Biden has been able to skate on the fact that people largely perceive him as non-threatening. But the fact is, there are some larger principles at stake in this election. I think people feel that inevitably it's just that there are two very cracked glasses who are going up against each other right now.
On all of this now, there's an easy way for Republicans to blow this thing before it even begins. And that is the aid that has been put out there, this kind of firehose that's been turned on the American public since we've all been forced into lockdown over and over and over that firehose of aid, which in many ways was good. Right? It was necessary. It was necessary because as I said, that is not a Keynesian stimulus program when somebody drives a F 150 truck through the front wall of your home.
They owe you a reparation for that, right? They owe you damages for that. The federal and state governments have basically destroyed every business in the United States or leased a huge percentage of businesses in the United States. The very least they can do is at least fill in the gap for the moment. Well, the crisis has not abated. We are still seeing most businesses shut down across the United States and the businesses they can run are being forced to run at half capacity.
So the idea of extending aid beyond August one makes a lot of sense. Republicans are busy fighting over this thing, which makes no sense to me. It is political malpractice, according to The Washington Post. Senate Republicans struggle to finalize a one trillion dollar rhinovirus relief bill on Wednesday, confronting internal divisions and continued White House demands for a payroll tax cut. Most lawmakers oppose. Now, I don't know why you would oppose the payroll tax cut. I really don't.
Apparently that a lot of Republicans who are concerned that people that the Democrats are gonna say they're raiding Social Security or something like that. That's insanity. No one cares about that right now. Seriously, no one cares about that right now. People want to make sure they have the money to pay the bills for the next few weeks at the very, very least. Nobody just pass a bill, include the payroll tax cut. Most Americans want the money back in their pocket, by the way.
I'm never expecting to see my Social Security money. I'm thirty six years old. I'm never gonna see it. It's gone. OK. That's it. The whole thing's a giant damned Ponzi scheme. So give me back my money right now. Now, there's certain ways in which you can make this bill better than the old bill. Like, for example, you can, in fact, try to peg people's unemployment to what they were earning. So as not to encourage people to stay out of the workforce.
One of the problems with the with the old bill is that it basically just threw money at people. So they were earning more money by being unemployed and by being employed. You don't actually want that. You want to encourage people to be employed where they can be employed. But the extension of unemployment insurance to people in a time when the government is literally forcing them not to go to work makes a lot of sense if Republicans find a way to blow that.
It's a mistake. There are a lot of times when you when you say, listen, we can't we can't spend this way. This is not one of those times. It isn't. Because, again, what we are talking about is the government has created the problem. The government has created the problem at a certain point or the government would have created the problem. Most states will basically said to people, go act as responsibly as you want to.
And we can start to get back to normal. That is not where we are right now. While I admire Senator Ted Cruz, I'm very I'm very friendly with Senator Cruz. When Cruz says things like I'm not only, you know, I'm a hell no on the idea of really extending more aid here, at least the way we're doing it. There is a certain level of urgency that outweighs the political concerns on spending at this very moment in time.
We still don't know the details of this initial proposal. But as it's written right now, I'm not only a no, I'm a helda. And and sadly, I think this is envisioned as an opening gambit. Everyone expects the Democrats to come back with a huge wish list of spending. And this is the swamp in a feeding frenzy. Everybody's lobbyist has their hand out, say, well, look, if you're spending trillions of dollars, I want to get some.
And it's not right. Okay.
He's right that it's not right. It's also the only way that something is going to get done right now. I mean, let's be real about this. If it's a choice between filling in the hole in the front wall and doing it wrong. Right. Putting too much spackle on that wall and not just leaving the hole in the wall. Republicans don't have a major choice here now. Meanwhile, on the Cauvin front, President Trump again reiterated yesterday he's been doing these Kovik updates.
He reiterated yesterday that we should reopen the schools. The evidence is very good, that we should reopen the schools. That doesn't mean we can't take precautions, particularly on behalf of teachers. But what the studies tend to show at this point is that kids are not getting this at his high rate as adults. And when kids do get it. They're not endangered. That kids are not transmitting this as easily to adults. That mostly the way coronaviruses being passed is by adults to other adults in air conditioned closed areas for long periods of time.
And that is mainly how this thing is being passed. There's a reason schools are open across Europe. The evidence that that kids are the chief vectors or even a major fact vector in passing this thing, the evidence is really not there. Here's Trump yesterday pointing out that kids don't catch cold as easily, which happens to be factually true of the media. Of course, very upset that he had mentioned this.
They don't transmit very easily and a lot of people are saying they don't transmit. And we're looking at that. We're studying, John, very hard. That particular subject that they don't bring it home with them now. They don't catch it easily. They don't bring it home easily. And if they do catch it, they get better first. We'll look into that fact. That is a factor. And we're looking at that very strongly. He is exactly right here.
He was ripped up and down for this. He is exactly right. Even political had to acknowledge was exactly right. Quote, Kids still appear to be less likely to catch and transmit the virus. The leading explanation is that kids make fewer receptors, a protein called ACE to making it more difficult for the virus to latch on, said March like pediatric infectious disease expert at the University of Minnesota Medical School. As children move into adolescence and become adults, they make more of these receptors, theoretically increasing their chance of contracting the virus.
There are three hundred seventeen thousand seven hundred eleven reported COBA 19 cases in children and teenagers across the United States. There have been 77 reported deaths. Seventy seven across the country of 330 million people. This is not a major risk ticket. It is not a major risk to kids. Not only is it not a major risk to kids, there is some fairly good science suggesting it's not a major risk to adults who come into contact with kids. Mark Wheelhouse, Senate, a leading epidemiologist and member of the government's sage committee.
Over in Great Britain, told the London Times it may have been a mistake to close schools in March. Given the limited role children play in spreading the virus, he said the children in the five to 15 age bracket are not passing this thing to teachers. He said there has been no recorded case of a teacher catching the corona virus from a pupil anywhere in the world, anywhere as of July 21st. So what about Israel? Right. That was the big counterexample.
Well, it is unclear that the student passed it to the teachers. It's quite possible that teachers pass it to each other and then they pass it on to everybody else. Kids are passing it to each other. But that does not mean that kids are a chief vector of transmission. There's a study from Iceland suggesting that kids are not passing it to adults. According to the UK Spectator. A company called DeCota Genetics did a study in Iceland. The tests.
They tested something like thirty six thousand five hundred people. The tests identified it. Eighteen hundred and one cases of people suffering from the disease and 10 deaths. Each case was carefully tracked and not a single case. Could the researchers find evidence of a child passing on the disease to their parents? He suggested the fact that few children suffer any symptoms and are less likely to cough is an important factor. We have studies from Australia that suggest exactly the same thing, that schools are not the chief vectors of transmission.
And there is an Australian study of how corona virus spread in 15 schools. They found a transmission rate of far less than one percent. Naturally, the media have then suggested that if you want to reopen the schools, it's because you want to murder all of the teachers, which is just pure fullscale insanity. But again, the media have been gaslighting you all along and so many of these issues. That doesn't mean everything the media say is not true, because a lot of what the media say is true.
Cover 19 is more dangerous than the flu. It is something you should be worried about. Is it something you should be panicked about? Are we at the same point that we were back in March? Our tens of thousands of Americans about to die daily are even going to get back to New York. Rates of death on a daily, but no cases have already begun to wane in Texas, Florida and Arizona. The number one state for new cases is California, which never stopped the lockdown effectively.
So examine the evidence before you buy into the media narrative. All right. We'll be back out here a little bit later today with two additional hours of content. In the meantime, go pick up a copy of my new book, How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps also. You want something entertaining to do this afternoon? Aside from listening to the rest of the show, they'll give a listen to Joe Rogan's podcast. I did his podcast with him yesterday.
I think it was fun. I think was entertaining. People learned it is rated at the very least, P.G. 13. There is some language. So language, nudity, not actual physical nudity, just discussions and such. Go check that out over at Joe Rogan's podcast, I think that you will enjoy. In the meantime, pick up my best selling book, kind of Destroy America in three easy steps. Otherwise, we'll see you here tomorrow. I'm Ben Shapiro.
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