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Today on Fox News: April 6, 2020

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On Fox News: 

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: A recovering coronavirus patient in his 30s has a warning for young people who aren’t taking the disease seriously. National Defense Production Act policy coordinator Peter Navarro updates the Trump administration’s efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus. Fox News medical contributors Drs. Nicole Saphier and Marc Siegel answer your coronavirus questions. Janice Dean highlights good news making headlines amid the coronavirus pandemic

On Fox Business:

Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Dan Brouillette, U.S. Secretary of Energy.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: What a Fourth Coronavirus Relief Bill Could Look Like –  As coronavirus cases climb, so does the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits, last week breaking a record for the second week in a row. Charles Payne the host of “Making Money” on Fox Business Network, discusses what we can expect economically.

Also on the Rundown: Right now, there is the possibility of a fourth stimulus package from Congress. Empty shelves at grocery stores have given many Americans anxiety over the last few weeks. Should shoppers be worried about not being able to get common staples like toilet paper, pasta, and meat? Meat Purveyors CEO Pat LaFrieda joins the Rundown to discuss how coronavirus shutdowns have impacted the supply chains, the food industry as a whole, and his own business.

Plus, commentary from Paul Batura author of seven books, including, “GOOD DAY! The Paul Harvey Story.”

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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Special guests include: U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla.; Michael Goodwin, New York Post columnist; Bret Baier, host of “Special Report.”

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer slammed by home state paper for allegedly playing politics in middle of coronavirus crisis

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An editorial in The Detroit News slammed Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, accusing her of playing politics during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must send an unequivocal message to her constituents that Michigan is her priority in this hour of crisis,” the editorial, which was published on Saturday, said. “Her running feud with President Donald Trump calls into question whether she’s acting in the best interests of this state, or on behalf of the Democratic Party.”

“Unfortunately she’s sending conflicting signals about her priorities and motivations,” the article continued.

Whitmer, like her counterparts in other states, has seen her profile rise in recent weeks as the nation’s leaders coordinate response efforts to the coronavirus pandemic.

Michigan, and in particular the Detroit metropolitan area, has quickly become a hotspot for the virus. As of Sunday, Michigan was reporting the third most coronavirus cases with 14,225, following New Jersey and New York with 34,124 and 114,174 respectively, according to data compiled by Fox News. Michigan reported the third most deaths in the country with 540, according to the data.

Whitmer, who ran for governor as a pragmatic liberal, emphasizing her bipartisanship while pledging to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads, rarely talked about Trump before the election or after. But as a frequent guest on national media in recent weeks, Whitmer has criticized the federal response while pleading for ventilators, personal protection equipment and test kits.

“We have no criticism of how Whitmer is handling this crisis; she is taking the same steps as most other governors in states hard hit by the virus,” the editorial said. “But she’s also assumed the role of designated Democratic attack dog in this crisis, appearing almost daily on cable news shows to criticize the administration’s handling of the virus response. That creates confusion about whether Whitmer is advocating for her Michigan constituents, or carrying out her duties as co-chair of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, or worse, serving her own ambition to be vice president.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden confirmed last week that he is considering Whitmer, a rising star in the Democratic Party, as a potential running mate in his White House bid.

Republicans were especially upset after she implied during a Friday radio interview that the Trump administration was intentionally withholding medical supplies from Michigan.

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Last weekend, Trump called her “Gretchen ‘Half’ Whitmer,” charging that she was in “way over her head” and “doesn’t have a clue” about how to handle the health crisis. Two days earlier, Trump said he had instructed Vice President Mike Pence, the leader of the White House pandemic response, not to call “the woman in Michigan.” The editorial brought up the fact that Trump had reportedly called Whitmer “the woman from Michigan.”

“She responded by showing up on a late night talk show wearing a t-shirt bearing those words while disingenuously  declaring that this is no time to play politics,” the editorial said. “It certainly isn’t. It’s also no time to engage in a silly tit-for-tat with the president.”

Trump has since deleted the tweet. In a Tuesday press briefing, he said he had a productive conversation with Whitmer earlier in the day. Whitmer has also backed away from feuding with the president as the state grapples with the escalating crisis.

The editorial noted that “Michigan needs a lot from the federal government, including help managing the overwhelming number of unemployment claims that are suddenly being filed.”

In Michigan more than 311,000 people filed initial claims for unemployment insurance during the week ending on March 28, more than double from the week before.

“Citizens are better served if their leaders at all level of government set politics aside and work together,” the opinion piece continued. “Partisanship is unacceptable when lives are at stake.”

It went on to say that the Michigan governor should follow the examples of other Democratic governors like New York’s Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom of California who have “found a way to work collaboratively with the Trump administration.”

“Both have had differences with the president in the past, but they’ve set them aside for the good of their states,” the editorial said.

CALIF. GOV. NEWSOM TELLS CNN TRUMP HAS BEEN ‘RESPONSIVE’ TO STATE’S NEEDS: ‘I’D BE LYING’ TO SAY OTHERWISE

Cuomo had acknowledged that the Trump administration was helping New York and Newsom commended President Trump for his attentiveness to the Golden State’s needs amid the coronavirus outbreak, saying he’d be “lying” if he said otherwise.

During an interview last Wednesday, Newsom was pressed by CNN anchor Jake Tapper about whether the governor’s public praise for Trump was all in order to prevent him from “punishing” his state.

“I’d be lying to you to say that he hasn’t been responsive to our needs. He has,” the governor said. “And so, as a question, as a sort of an offer of objectivity, I have to acknowledge that publicly.”

Whitmer did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment regarding the editorial in The Detroit News.

However, speaking on “Fox News Sunday” she told host Chris Wallace that none of the comments she has made have been personal and that she doesn’t “wage those kinds of political attacks.”

She said on Sunday that a better national strategy is needed to battle the coronavirus pandemic and that Trump’s assertion that the federal government should not be the first line of defense against the contagion is “creating a more porous situation.”

Whitmer did say she was grateful for the 400 ventilators her state had received from the federal government and that she wasn’t waging any political attacks against Trump during the outbreak, but she added that the current “patchwork” approach to combatting the virus could lead to more people getting sick and dying.

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When Wallace asked Whitmer if politics is “being played here both you towards the president and the president towards you,” she said “not on my part.”

“I didn’t ask to be thrust in the national spotlight,” she said. “I don’t like attacks frankly, but at the end of the day, my job, I’ve been on this job for 15 months, my job is to do everything I can to protect the ten million people in Michigan.”

“That means locking arms with everyone who is going to be an ally and welcoming all people that want to be helpful and that’s why we’re asking for help,” she continued. “Nationally Michigan is a hot spot. We need assistance and I’m grateful for any partnership at the federal level or any partnerships with businesses that want to help out because we desperately need PPE. Lives are on the line here.”

Fox News’ Bradford Betz, Joseph Wulfsohn, Andrew O’Reilly and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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HHS testing czar Adm. Brett Giroir says coronavirus rapid response test weeks away

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) testing czar and assistant secretary for health, Adm. Brett Giroir, M.D., appeared on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on Friday to discuss the rapid response COVID-19 test, saying it’s availability to the country is weeks away.

“We only have about 50,000 of those tests that could be done per day. So right now, we don’t want you being healthy and not sick to get this kind of test,” Giroir explained. “It really is a precious resource that we really want to use for the most important groups of our patients, like someone in the hospital that we need to make a treatment decision or let’s say in a nursing home, if there’s someone sick in a nursing home or exposed.”

CORONAVIRUS IN THE US: STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWN

Trump announced the new rapid test kit from Abbott Laboratories earlier this week, days after the company said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had given them emergency clearance to produce the cartridge-based test. The company says the test delivers a negative result in 13 minutes when the virus is not detected.

MacCallum asked Giroir when the test would become available.

“So you’re saying very soon,” MacCallum said. “So that’s within a matter of weeks, if I understand you correctly.”

“That is correct,” Giroir said.

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The host also asked Giroir how people would get the tests, and whether it would be through their doctors.

“We’re working on those concepts right now. But you can bet that there’s going to be many public options. Just think of going to your pharmacy for your immunization. You’re not sick. You can go in and have time with your pharmacist. You can get it at any doctor’s offices, any public health [sic],” Giroir said. “They’ll be sort of mass screening programs. So this is really a whole different situation than dealing with sick people with PPE [personal protective equipment]. This is a whole different ball of wax. And you will see this rolled out in a very effective, widespread manner.”

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.

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Martha McSally says WHO boss should resign over China coronavirus ‘cover-up’

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The World Health Organization has been “covering up” for China amid the coronavirus outbreak — so its leader needs to go, a U.S. senator said Thursday.

Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., called on WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to step down during an appearance on FOX Business’ “Mornings with Maria.”

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McSally told host Maria Bartiromo that under the leadership of Tedros, 55, an Ethiopian politician who has led the global health entity since 2017, WHO failed to adequately oversee China’s reporting of data related to the coronavirus outbreak, which as of early Friday had sickened more than 1 million people worldwide, with 200,000 recoveries, and killed more than 53,000 people.

In the U.S., the virus has sickened more than 245,000 people and killed more than 5,000.

Numerous reports have alleged Chinese officials underreported the number of cases in their country, where the outbreak originated, adversely affecting how other nations, including the U.S., have been able to prepare for the pandemic.

“I’ve never trusted a communist,” McSally said Thursday, referring to the Chinese. “And their cover-up of this virus that originated with them has caused unnecessary deaths around America and around the world.

“I’ve never trusted a communist. And their cover-up of this virus that originated with them has caused unnecessary deaths around America and around the world.”

— U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz.

“The WHO needs to stop covering for them,” she continued. “I think Dr. Tedros needs to step down. We need to take some action to address this issue. It’s just irresponsible, it’s unconscionable what they have done here while we have people dying across the globe.”

McSally, 54, a former member of the U.S. House, was appointed to the Senate after the resignation of former U.S. Sen. John Kyl, a longtime senator who had rejoined the body by appointment after the death of U.S. Sen. John McCain in 2018.

When contacted Thursday, Tarik Jašarević, a spokesman for the WHO, did not directly address McSally’s remarks, Politico reported, but said the organization expects its members “to report data in a timely and accurate manner.”

“Membership in WHO and signing up to the International Health Regulations both carry with it the responsibility to prioritize public health, nationally and internationally, not only because global health norms say so, but because the two are inextricably linked, as this global pandemic has made clear to the world,” Jašarević said.

Speaking in Geneva on Wednesday, Tedros told reporters he was “deeply concerned” about the “rapid escalation and global spread” of the virus.

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“Over the past five weeks, we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new cases, reaching almost every country, territory, and area,” Tedros said.

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, speaks during a news conference on updates regarding on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, in an undated photo. (Associated Press)

Though scientists have learned an “enormous amount” about the virus in the past few months — after knowing “almost nothing” about it following the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, he noted — the number of unknowns related to the virus, including its “behavior,” makes controlling the outbreak that much harder, he said.

Last month, Tedros praised President Trump for his handling of the novel coronavirus outbreak and said the president was “taking responsibility” for leading the U.S. response to the pandemic.

Tedros said he and Trump had recently spoken and that the president was “doing all he can.”

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“I believe that kind of political commitment and political leadership can bring change or can stop this pandemic,” Tedros said.

On Thursday, political analyst Ian Bremmer accused the WHO of “carrying a lot of water for China” in recent years, claiming the organization wants access “and they want the funding.”

Bremmer made his remarks during an appearance on the “Fox News Rundown” podcast.

Fox News’ Madeline Farber, Victor Garcia and Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this story.

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Today on Fox News: April 3, 2020

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On Fox News: 

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci; White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham; House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy; Country music stars Big Kenny and John Rich preview Friday’s Fox Nation concert.

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The Fox News Rundown podcast: Coronavirus: A War on Two Fronts for the U.S. Military – Our military has a role to play during the widespread of COVID-19. The Army Corps of Engineers is putting up makeshift hospitals and the National Guard is deployed in all 50 states helping with things like drive-through testing. With all this attention on fighting the virus, it begs the question – is our military and intelligence community ready to defend us against a national security threat? Daniel Hoffman, Fox News contributor and former CIA station chief, joins the Rundown to discuss how our military is responding to the coronavirus and if the crisis has made us more vulnerable to bad actors around the world.

Also on the Rundown: While the coronavirus has shown to be a threat to Americans’ physical safety, it also proves to be a strain on people’s mental health. Whether you have pre-existing mental health conditions or are just coping with the stress and anxiety of COVID-19 and self-isolation, this is a trying time. Dr. Joshua Gordon, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, shares some tips on what people can do to stay positive, remain connected with society and to adjust to life during this unprecedented time.

Don’t miss the good news with Tonya J. Powers. Plus, commentary by Jimmy Failla, host of “Fox Across America.”

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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Eugene Scalia, U.S. Secretary of Labor; Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday”; Geraldo Rivera, Fox News correspondent-at-large; Shannon Bream, host of “Fox News @ Night”; Harold Ford Jr., former U.S. congressman from Tennessee and more.

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Schumer goes on MSNBC to blast Trump for criticizing him: ‘I’m just appalled’

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was aghast Thursday night after receiving a letter in which President Trump accused him of being a “bad” senator and asserted that Schumer was vulnerable to a primary challenge from within his own party.

“No wonder AOC [U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] and others are thinking about running against you in the primary. If they did, they would likely win,” Trump wrote.

The president’s letter was apparent retaliation after Schumer wrote to the White House earlier in the day, criticizing Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The Democrat responded during an appearance on MSNBC.

TRUMP FIRES BACK AT SCHUMER OVER CORONAVIRUS CRITICISM: ‘NO WONDER AOC IS THINKING ABOUT RUNNING AGAINST YOU’

“I’m just appalled,” Schumer said on the liberal network. “I say to the president, ‘Just stop the pettiness. People are dying. And so, President Trump, we need leadership, we need to get the job done. Stop the pettiness. Let’s get it done. Let’s roll up our sleeves. I sent the letter with the best of intentions, trying to improve a very bad situation.”

Schumer represents New York, which has become the epicenter for the outbreak in the U.S. with nearly 93,000 confirmed cases of the virus and more than 2,300 deaths as of late Thursday. Both figures were far greater than those for any other state.

Schumer told MSNBC host Chris Hayes he wrote to the president hoping to convince him to implement a more centralized plan for distributing medical supplies around the country, rather than allowing states to draft their own plans, as Trump has preferred.

Democrats and other critics have said Trump’s state-based plan has resulted in shipment delays, price gouging as states compete for supplies, and other problems.

“So this morning I sent the president a letter and said, ‘Why don’t you invoke the Defense Production Act and put in place a military person?” Schumer said. “Somebody who knows command and control, someone who knows logistics, someone who knows quarter-mastering — to not only commandeer factories and supply chains to make the stuff that we need, desperately need, but also to distribute it in the places that are most needed.”

Schumer claimed the nation’s 50 governors have been left “hunting and pecking” for medical supplies for lack of a federal acquisition and distribution plan.

“I spoke to the president late this afternoon and explained it,” the senator added, “and the result is this letter.”

But in his letter, Trump insisted to Schumer that the Defense Production Act “has been consistently used” by him and his team — although companies have been honoring the administration’s requests “without even a formal notice.”

Trump also alleged Schumer “chose to ignore” the appointment of Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, who is “in charge of purchasing” and “distributing” medical supplies.

The president also took aim at New York, accusing the state of being underprepared to handle the virus.

“We have given New York many things, including hospitals, medical centers, medical supplies, record numbers of ventilators, and more,” Trump wrote. “You should have had New York much better prepared than you did, as Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx said yesterday, New York was very late in its fight against the virus.

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“As you are aware, the Federal Government is merely a back-up for state governments,” Trump continued. “Unfortunately, your state needed far more of a back-up than most others.”

Trump also accused Democrats of focusing on impeachment instead of the virus as it spread in China months ago.

“If you spent less time on your ridiculous impeachment hoax, which went haplessly on forever and ended up going nowhere (except increasing my poll numbers),” Trump wrote, “and instead focused on helping the people of New York, then New York would not have been so completely unprepared for the ‘invisible enemy.’

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this story.

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Jared Kushner denies claim he runs ‘shadow task force,’ Trump slams ‘fake sources’

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White House senior advisor Jared Kushner rebuffed a reporter’s question about a claim that he is operating a “shadow task force” on the federal coronavirus response from within the White House.

Kushner, 39, who is married to Ivanka Trump, smiled briefly as the reporter said the term “shadow task force” and responded that Vice President Mike Pence has asked him to join the on-the-level task force that features Drs. Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci.

A reporter, identified by another journalist as NBC News’ Geoff Bennett, asked Kushner whether he is aware of “reports … [citing] unnamed White House officials have described your role as being something of running a shadow task force.”

Bennett then asked what Kushner’s “role” and “qualifications” are for the alleged role — which was the subject of a Washington Post story last month.

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Kushner calmly rebuffed his question and implicitly expressed doubt about the veracity of his sources.

“If some people are talking to you, that means they’re probably not informed as to what is going on,” the former New Jersey real estate developer and investor said.

Kushner said he speaks with Pence upwards of 10 times a day, and that he has been involved in various different projects.

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As Kushner departed the lectern, President Trump leaned in toward to microphone to tell the reporter that the claims about Kushner come from “fake sources.”

“Or they don’t exist,” he added. “Most of these sources don’t exist — they’re fake sources. … I’ve read about it for a long time — I’ve been reading about it — fake sources.”

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AOC suggests Politico report part of effort ‘to demoralize the left’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has disputed a recent Politico report that suggested she might be modifying her socialist views, claiming the piece was part of a campaign to demoralize the left.

During an Instagram Live session Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez was asked whether the article, titled “The ‘new’ AOC divides the left,” was “based in reality.”

“If anything, I’ve only gotten more ardent in my positions,” Ocasio-Cortez said, adding “but I do think it’s funny that all these folks that one day are like, ‘keep your third eye open,’ ‘manufactured consent,’ are the same ones who fall the fastest for these ploys to demoralize the left.”

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The Politico article portrayed Ocasio-Cortez as making strategic decisions indicating she was more open to compromise than when she first entered Congress. It also featured quotes from top Democratic operatives speculating that Ocasio-Cortez was becoming more moderate.

“Neera Tanden, president of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress and a longtime Hillary Clinton aide, called Ocasio-Cortez’s shift ‘a sign of leadership,'” the article read. It also quoted James Carville, who has criticized the party’s leftward drift, similarly speculating about a change in Ocasio-Cortez’s disposition.

“Maybe she is — I don’t speak for her — coming to the conclusion that she wants to be part of the coalition,” said Carville, a former aide to President Bill Clinton.

The article received considerable pushback on Twitter. “Not sure what to make of this @politico piece on AOC claiming she’s gone establishment,” Peter Daou, a former adviser to Hillary Clinton, tweeted.

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“Watching @politico run a clinic on dividing the left by writing a smear piece on @AOC. Don’t fall for it,” tweeted Hector Oseguera, a New Jersey congressional candidate.

In response to a request for comment from Fox News, Politico highlighted a tweet from Holly Otterbein, one of the story’s authors, that responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Live remarks.

“Worth noting … AOC doesn’t dispute any facts in the story,” Otterbein wrote.

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Today on Fox News: April 1, 2020

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On Fox News: 

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, updates the administration’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai breaks down the $200 million COVID-19 telehealth plan to help those who don’t want to risk a trip to their doctor. U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas,  explains his proposal to alleviate US dependence on China for prescription drugs. U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., on Louisiana becoming a COVID-19 hotspot.

On Fox Business:

Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: James Bullard, chief executive officer and president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: Who Gets a Stimulus Check and Who Doesn’t? – Congress just passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill in response to the coronavirus outbreak and the economic crisis it created. Americans are curious if they will get benefits. If you get a check, how much should you expect? The Wall Street Journal’s Richard Rubin joins the Rundown to break down who receives a check and who doesn’t.

Also on the Rundown: The coronavirus pandemic has impacted many small businesses. The restaurant industry has been especially hard hit as many owners have been forced to close down their dining areas and only serve takeout because of social distancing.  This has left many restaurant workers unemployed and uncertain about when they can return to work. Restaurant owner and host of the Food Network series “Restaurant: Impossible” chef Robert Irvine weighs in on if restaurants will survive this and how they can possibly adapt to keep the outbreak from killing their businesses.

Plus, commentary by Democratic strategist Leslie Marshall.

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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Special guests include: RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel; U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., and more.

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NBA’s Udonis Haslem slams Florida spring breakers: ‘Keep your a– at home’

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Power forward Udonis Haslem of the NBA‘s Miami Heat took aim at Florida spring breakers who were seen partying in Miami this month amid the growing coronavirus pandemic.

Their carefree attitude toward the deadly virus and lack of social distancing rubbed Haslem the wrong way, specifically a video where one college kid announced: “If I get corona, I get corona, bro.”

“This ain’t about me. It ain’t about you. This thing is about us,” Haslem wrote in the Players Tribune on Wednesday. “This virus is going to affect everybody, especially the most vulnerable. So if you got a nice, stable environment? Keep your a** home.”

“This virus is going to affect everybody, especially the most vulnerable. So if you got a nice, stable environment? Keep your a** home.”

— Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat

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The virus is known to travel from person to person within six feet and can spread without symptoms being present, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

With many spring breakers partying in close proximity, they had the potential to be carriers and spread the virus to someone more vulnerable in the city or elsewhere.

“The people growing up in the real Miami? They’re as vulnerable during this crisis as anybody,” Haslem wrote.

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Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem, center, battles Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker, left, and center Marcin Gortat, April 14, 2014, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Miami Dade and Broward counties in South Florida together account for more than 1,000 of the state’s 2,484 cases, according to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. At least 29 people have died from the virus in Florida.

Most of the spring breakers in Miami visited the notorious South Beach, which Haslem said isn’t a true representation of what the city is all about, as many are struggling in other neighborhoods — like Liberty City and Overtown.

He echoed concerns about the partiers from out of town possibly infecting others, including the poverty-stricken residents of the city.

“It’s funny — these kids fly down to places like South Beach for a couple days to party, and they think that’s Miami,” he said. “But they’ve never seen the real Miami.”

Haslem has spent 17 years in the NBA defending the court in Miami. In the essay, Haslem used his words to defend others in his community.

He didn’t hold back when writing about the severity of the growing pandemic, and how the carefree attitude of certain teens and young adults could potentially place others at risk.

“This ain’t your f***ing beach, bruh,” he wrote. “This is not your spring break. This sh** is real life — and come to think of it, it’s more than even that. This sh** is life and death.”

“This sh** is real life — and come to think of it, it’s more than even that. This sh** is life and death.”

— Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat

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Some Florida college students have already tested positive after traveling together during spring break, although it wasn’t clear what areas they visited.

“I can’t tell you what’s going to happen with the coronavirus,” Haslem wrote. “I’m not a public health expert. But I am a certified O.G., and I’m definitely qualified to tell you about what’s going to happen in these streets with so much of the economy shut down. If people don’t take this situation seriously and pull together as a nation, millions of kids are going to suffer.”

“If people don’t take this situation seriously and pull together as a nation, millions of kids are going to suffer.”

— Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat

Some of Haslem’s Miami Heat teammates came to his defense on social media after the passionate essay, with former NBA All-Star Goran Dragić calling him “Our captain.”

Meanwhile, the 22-year-old who made the “If I get corona” comment, apologized on Instagram on Sunday.

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“I can’t apologize enough to the people I’ve offended and the lives I’ve insulted,” he said. “I’m not asking for your forgiveness or pity. I want to use this as motivation to become a better person, a better son, a better friend, and a better citizen.”

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