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Mike Huckabee: Biden will forfeit right to be president if he doesn’t debate Trump

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If presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden does not debate President Trump, the American people will be the ones cheated, Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee told “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday.

Prominent liberals, including former Clinton White House press secretary Joe Lockhart in a recent CNN op-ed, are urging Biden to skip debating Trump prior to the November election, which Huckabee says is just “wrong.”

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“Of course they need to have the debates and I cannot imagine that for any reason Joe Biden would decide he would stay down in his hidey-hole and not get on the stage,” Huckabee told co-host Sandra Smith. “I’ve been on the debate stage with President Trump when he was a candidate and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s truly, as Forrest Gump said, like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’ll get.”

“If [Biden] doesn’t, I think he forfeited the right to be president,” the former Republican Arkansas governor added. “When you’re president you will have to stand on the stage with some people that may be pretty tough with you, whether it’s China, Putin, Angela Merkel. You don’t get the option of ‘I don’t want to show up because they’re going to be tough on me.’ That’s part of being president.”

Bill Stepien, Trump 2020 campaign manager, told “Fox & Friends” Monday the president wants to schedule more debates against Biden, especially since the first debate is set for Sept. 29, referencing the fact that most Americans, including 16 states, will be participating in mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“President Trump is not afraid to get on the stage with anybody. Joe Biden just has to show up and Joe Lockhart is wrong to suggest that he shouldn’t,” Huckabee added.

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Biden’s campaign says Trump has not formally agreed to the three presidential debates, but Trump’s campaign says they want them earlier, as Stepien explained, and would like to see more debates.

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board stated in an editorial Monday that if Biden ducks the debates “voters will have every right to conclude that his handlers are trying to protect him from doubts about his cognitive capacity.”

Huckabee, a former 2016 presidential candidate, says he can’t imagine that Biden is actually looking forward to the debates, as his campaign spokespeople have stated.

“Joe Biden is struggling when he’s got a prompter in front of him and he’s reading from a script, and the few press avails that he has had, and they’ve been unbelievably sparse, he gets softball questions … so when he gets on the stage with Donald Trump, it’s not going to be playing checkers. It’s going to be a true rumble. I don’t know that his people want him to get into that situation where he has no idea what’s coming.”

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Biden should debate because even “if Donald Trump lies, he could be called out by the moderator … I think Biden is hardly one to shirk that kind of challenge.”

But Huckabee says Biden has a credibility issue and has been “running for president for 40 years,” since his first campaign in 1988.

“He was a serial plagiarist and then he was caught telling all sorts of things that weren’t true about his academic record about being first in his class, about where he graduated in law school,” Huckabee concluded. “He’s been in politics forever. He has nothing to show for it except plagiarism and exaggeration. Hardly a record to run on.”

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Rep. Jeff Van Drew: Democratic Party ‘used to be more moderate’

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The Democratic Party has changed and is becoming more socialist, Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who recently left the Democratic Party due to his opposition to impeachment, told “Sunday Morning Futures” in an exclusive interview.

“The Democratic Party used to be more moderate. It is not now. It has changed,” Van Drew, said. “It is a new party.”

“It is not just political rhetoric to say that much of the party is really going toward a socialist bent. They really are,” he continued.

On Sunday, Van Drew brought up the fact that New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy  is expected to sign legislation passed in the State Assembly Thursday that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain professional and occupational licenses in the state, raising concerns about the supply of jobs during a pandemic.

“They’re literally going to give professional licenses to those that are undocumented,” Van Drew said. “Open borders, you know, the types of things that we don’t believe in and are really extreme and there’s just a whole host of them in the Democratic Party.”

Host Maria Bartiromo pointed out that Democrats, “also want to defund the police.”

“In any profession, there is one bad apple or a few, but the police, our police force and our emergency folks, what they do is amazing,” Van Drew said. “There are very few examples where people run to danger, very few examples where people put their life on the line.”

“They keep us safe. They keep our cities safe,” he added, expressing his opposition to defunding police departments.

There has been a growing push to defund or dismantle police departments across the country following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in May.

President Trump has billed himself as a “law and order” leader.

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Last month, The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) endorsed Trump’s reelection, praising his “steadfast and very public support” for law enforcement.

NAPO did not endorse a candidate in the 2016 election but endorsed former President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden in both the 2008 and 2012 elections.

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NAPO President Michael McHale said Trump’s support is needed “during this time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed at our members by so many.”

Fox News’ Sam Dorman and Julia Musto as well as Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo contributed to this report.

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House Majority Whip Clyburn on his comparison of federal agents in Portland to Nazi Gestapo

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House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., denied on Sunday that he compared federal law enforcement in Portland to Nazi Germany’s Gestapo police force last month.

“I know myself a little bit. I don’t know if I ever compared what they’re doing to the Gestapo,” Clyburn told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday.

“It’s right there in the transcript,” host Pete Hegseth responded.

“I said I don’t think so,” Clyburn said. “Maybe I did. I’m never one to think I never can misspeak, but that is not to say that’s not what I feel.”

“What I do feel – and I’ve said this – what I said seeing in Portland reminds me very much of what I saw in Anniston, Ala., back in the ’60s, what I saw on the Edmund Pettus Bridge back in the ’60s, where a state-sponsored and supported terrorism was visited upon people who were protesting peacefully.”

Hegseth interjected saying, “We all honor the peaceful protests of the 1960s.”

He then asked, “Are you comparing the violence against law enforcement today, which is clear and obvious, it’s right there before all of us, and the defensive measures law enforcement have to take?

“Everyone’s for peaceful protests,” Hegseth continued. “They’re [rioters are] burning Bibles in Portland instead of holding them on the bridge like the peaceful protesters did in the 1960s. How do you make that comparison?”

“I don’t know anything about burning Bibles,” Clyburn said in response. “Everybody’s got their own religion and I knew the Koran, I know the Bible, both New and Old Testaments very well and so just because somebody may believe in the Koran that’s their business so burning a Bible doesn’t do anything about burning down a federal building.”

He added, “What federal building has been under threat? Who attempted to burn a federal building?”

Hegseth interjected saying, “It’s been unfolding in Oregon.”

“With all due respect, congressman, you may be watching other networks,” Hegseth continued. “It’s been fireworks, Molotov cocktails, explosions, attacks at officers night after night after night.”

He added, “Ultimately we’ve seen violence against law enforcement. We can’t just deny it.”

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Hegseth then asked, “Are they [federal agents] supposed to not defend themselves and defend federal property?”

“They do defend themselves and I do defend them as well,” Clyburn said in response. “But I don’t defend pretenders.”

“We saw in Minneapolis a guy dressed up as if he were black, all in black, but knocking out windows,” he continued. “When they arrested him, when they found out, he was a White supremacist disguising himself. And that’s what’s going on all over.”

Clyburn’s exchange with Hegseth on Sunday was sparked over the congressman’s comment he made last month when CNN’s John Berman asked Clyburn what Democrats hope to find out after calling for an investigation into the way the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has handled recent lawlessness in the city.

Attorney Billy Williams and others expressed concerns after videos on social media appeared to show unlabeled officers in unmarked vehicles suddenly grab rioters off the streets, without appearing to identify themselves or read suspects their Miranda rights. Clyburn said he believes law enforcement should be left up to local communities, who would have access to federal help if they wanted it – but the current landscape reminds him of Nazi Germany.

“That kind of activity is the activity of a police state, and this president and this attorney general seem to be doing everything they possibly can to impose Gestapo activities in local communities, and that is what I have been warning about for a long time,” Clyburn said. “I do believe that this election is all about the preservation of the greatest democracy that this country has ever known.”

Speaking on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday, the morning after protestors – some of whom appeared to impersonate press – threw glass bottles and shined lasers at city police officers sent to quell the nighttime unrest in the Portland, Clyburn said, “I’ve seen these movements.”

“I was in these movements back in the ’60s … and I can tell you we never rioted, but there was rioting going on,” he continued. “‘Burn, baby, burn’ was not us, somebody else, insurgents came in, pretenders came in … in order to subvert the movement and that’s what’s going on here.”

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He went on to say, “Black Lives Matter will not ever, the people connected to that, won’t burn down any buildings, but the people who are trying to incite stuff, the pretenders, not protesters, but pretenders will do anything.”

Fox News’ Brian Flood and Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.

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‘Let Us Worship’ founder calls out California leaders’ coronavirus lockdown hypocrisy

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Sean Feucht, a worship leader and founder of “Hold the Line,” is calling on Christians to rise up in defiance against “double standard” coronavirus restrictions.

Thousands of Californians have been attending his “Let Us Worship” protests across the state after Gov. Gavin Newsom banned singing in churches at the beginning of July due to a rise in coronavirus cases. Spanning several weeks, Feucht has met with local pastors and leaders, from the Golden Gate Bridge to a beach in San Diego, where on Sunday more than 5,000 people gathered.

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“It’s not just beaches,” Feucht told “Fox & Friends” co-host Pete Hegseth Thursday. “We’re going under bridges, we’re meeting in fields, really anywhere we can gather and spread out and worship, we’re finding those places. It’s summertime in California, it’s just such an amazing movement that we’ve seen so much momentum on.”

Hegseth asked why churches have been deemed nonessential and things like singing have been banned while protests and riots are allowed to go on in cities across the nation.

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“It is a double standard,” the pastor said, “and I would say at best it’s hypocrisy and at worst, it’s bigotry. You know there’s a target on churches.”

“We are seeing across America thousands of people gather and protest in the streets and our cities are burning,” he continued, “and yet we’re not allowed to gather and worship and sing. It’s pretty outrageous.”

Feucht, who started Hold the Line to get Christian leaders more involved in politics, is calling on believers to join the tens of thousands who’ve signed his “Let Us Worship” petition.

“I think it’s time. We have to rise up. We need bold and courageous pastors that are not only going to stand on our Constitutional rights to worship, but are going to stand up against the insanity of these laws that are targeting the church,” he added.

Several prominent churches in the Golden State are holding indoor services in defiance of Newsom, and a network of churches are suing the Democrat governor over the singing ban.

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The worship pastor is headed to Portland on Aug. 8 as the city grapples with riots and violence to gather thousands of Christians to “change the atmosphere over that city” through worship and prayer.

“The narrative that we’ve seen has just been burning and destruction. It’s been disheartening, but yet the church in Portland, the church of Oregon. They want to gather, they want to rise up. They want to change the narrative and flip the script on their cities. It’s going to peaceful. It’s going to be full of love.”

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Acting CBP commissioner dismisses Elizabeth Warren’s ‘ridiculous’ claim about election

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Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Mark Morgan blasted Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s “ridiculous and outrageous” claim that President Trump might deploy federal forces to prevent a peaceful transfer of power if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the 2020 election.

Morgan made the comment during an appearance on “Fox News @Night” on Wednesday after host Shannon Bream noted that one of the agencies Warren wants a commitment from is the Department of Homeland Security. Warren said she is concerned that federal agents will be used if Trump loses the upcoming election and refuses to leave office.

Warren said she “asked them to commit that they will not let Trump use these forces in the event he loses the election and doesn’t want to leave office peacefully.”

“I want to hear that commitment. I want to hear it in their own words and if they won’t say it, then I want to hear that silence because at a time like this their silence will shout,” she continued.

Morgan brushed off her comments.

“That’s pure politics,” Morgan said in response to Warren’s remarks. “I’m not even going to get into it. That’s not even worthy of a response.”

“It’s ridiculous and outrageous,” he continued. “What you’re seeing in Portland has nothing to do with those comments.”

Morgan went on to say that federal agents were in “Portland to absolutely address a specific situation that’s going on, and that’s over 60 days of violence targeted against the federal building and the federal law enforcement officers. That’s what that’s about.”

“That’s just an absurd comment,” Morgan said.

In an interview earlier this month on “Fox News Sunday,” the president declined to commit to accepting the election results in November.

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“I have to see. … No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time, either,” Trump said when pressed during his sit-down interview with host Chris Wallace.

The comment went viral, sparking scores of headlines and stories theorizing what might happen if the president loses November’s general election, but won’t accept the results and concede.

Morgan appeared on “Fox News @Night” one day before federal agents who have clashed with protesters in Portland will begin a “phased withdrawal” from the city’s downtown area, according to Oregon’s governor.  Morgan, however, insisted on Wednesday that federal agents are not leaving Portland until they are confident there is no threat to federal property.

Oregon’s Democratic Gov. Kate Brown tweeted on Wednesday, “After my discussions with VP Pence and others, the federal government has agreed to withdraw federal officers from Portland.”

“They have acted as an occupying force & brought violence,” she continued. “Starting tomorrow, all Customs and Border Protection & ICE officers will leave downtown Portland.”

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said in a statement that he and Brown have been in contact and reached a joint plan to end “the violent activity in Portland directed at federal properties and law enforcement officers.”

“That plan includes the robust presence of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland,” Wolf said. “State and local law enforcement will begin securing properties and streets, especially those surrounding federal properties, that have been under nightly attack for the past two months. Oregon State Police will coordinate with Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers to ensure all federal facilities remained protected and secure.”

Morgan reacted to Brown’s tweet on Wednesday saying, “The secretary has been crystal clear about his conversations and what was agreed upon.”

“Your listeners need to know we’re not going anywhere right now,” Morgan said.

“The governor has authorized the state police to come in to work with the federal authorities that are there shoulder by shoulder, side by side, to address the ongoing violence and anarchy going on in the city streets of Portland,” he continued. “That’s what we should be doing, that’s what we’ve been doing for a long time, but we’re not leaving until we’re absolutely sure that the threat against that courthouse and the officers inside is gone.”

“Until then, we’re going to remain in Portland,” Morgan said.

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Portland has experienced more than 60 consecutive nights of demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis. Portland police officers clashed with demonstrators before federal agents arrived on July 4 to protect the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, Multnomah County Justice Center, and other government buildings.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.

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South Dakota Gov. Noem: ‘The science is clear, our kids need to be in school’

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“The science is clear, our kids need to be in school,” South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, adding that “it’s better for them.”

Noem made the comment one day after she said at a news conference at John Harris Elementary in Sioux Falls that she will push for schools to stay open this fall in the state that never implemented stay-at-home orders, emphasizing the educational and social benefits of a return to in-person learning, the Billings Gazette reported.

On Wednesday, Noem reiterated that sentiment speaking on “Fox & Friends,” saying that students will “definitely be in the classroom” in the fall.

“We have proven that distance learning is not as effective as being in the classroom,” Noem said. “We think that kids have only achieved about 70 percent of the learning that they could have had they been in school.”

She went on to say that “we have a lot of kids that don’t have a stable home environment, they don’t have parents that are really being responsible to make sure that they’re learning.”

“Those are the kids that are getting hurt the most,” Noem said, adding that “in South Dakota, in some districts, it’s up to 30 percent of the children.”

“So they need to be there in the classroom where these teachers and administrators can see how they are doing, look at them, give them a hot meal, make sure that we’re taking care of them and then make sure that every single child at this important time in their life that they have the opportunity to learn so they can be successful for the rest of their life,” she continued.

Regarding teachers, some of which are considered the most vulnerable population as it pertains to COVID-19, Noem said: “There’s accommodations that can be made” for those who are older or have underlying health conditions.

Noem also said that in South Dakota children will not be required to wear masks in the classroom because it is not practical and could even lead to infections spreading more frequently.

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“As far as masks, I’m not mandating any masks at the state level,” Noem told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday. “It certainly would be challenging for a child to keep a mask on for seven, eight hours a day.”

She added that children are “constantly touching” their masks, “taking it off” and “dropping it on the floor.”

“Those all increase rates of infection,” Noem said.

“I think that every school district is approaching it differently and telling parents if your children want to wear masks they can, but we are not going to make them,” she added.

Noem’s position on masks defies a push from the South Dakota State Medical Association to require students to wear face masks in schools, according to the Billings Gazette.

Noem said on Wednesday that she believes it “is safer for our kids to be in classrooms, for these teachers than being in Walmart, than being in a pharmacy or grocery store.”

She went on to say that classrooms will be a “safe” “environment” for students.

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“We’ll take good care of them,” Noem said.

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Portland business owner on impact of riots, coronavirus: ‘It’s terrifying’

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Two months of daily and nightly protests and rioting have devastated the city of Portland, Ore., leaving many residents and businesses in a state of fear and uncertainty.

On Tuesday night’s edition of “Fox News @ Night,” host Shannon Bream talked with Stacey Gibson, owner of five fast-food restaurants in the Portland area, including one in the troubled downtown section.

“It’s terrifying,” Gibson said about trying to keep her businesses alive – and her employees in their jobs – amid the twin disasters of the coronavirus and the rioting, which Bream described as a “one-two punch.”

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Gibson told Bream that the coronavirus outbreak had already taken a 60 percent bite out of her overall sales – then two months ago the rioting and vandalism began, slowing sales by another 20 percent.

She said she was initially supportive of the Black Lives Matter protests because she agreed with the underlying call for racial equality — but now believes the protests have been hijacked by violent opportunists seeking to cause destruction for no reason.

“The message is getting lost because it’s certainly not the Black Lives movement that is causing all this damage on the federal buildings and everything else,” Gibson said.

“It’s certainly not the Black Lives movement that is causing all this damage on the federal buildings and everything else.”

— Stacey Gibson, Portland business owner

“It’s just people taking advantage of an opportunity. And it’s hurting a lot of people – I mean, not just the businesses but the residents and everybody that’s trying to be down here. I mean, it’s just destroyed Portland, in my opinion.”

The difference can be seen by comparing the numbers in her downtown Portland restaurant versus those in outlying areas away from the unrest, she said.

“I mean, we’ve got one store that’s well over last year’s sales, it’s as if you know everybody’s just doing quite great,” she said of a store away from the violence.

The downtown location had to be temporarily closed.

“When we boarded up, it was absolutely devastating financially,” Gibson said. “We had to make a really tough decision on whether or not we wanted to just close the store and wait for everything to kind of be over.

“And then we decided against that because we wanted to keep our people employed and do what we could to, you know, make their lives a little bit better and security-wise. And so we pulled the boards down and are just crossing our fingers that we don’t get the damage. The business next to us was completely destroyed.”

What bothers Gibson the most, she said, is the seeming impunity with which rioters are getting away with their actions.

“It’s just not fair that people can break laws and not have any kind of consequence,” she said. “I mean, that just needs to be resolved. It’s just not something that should be going on.

“It’s just not fair that people can break laws and not have any kind of consequence.”

— Stacey Gibson, Portland business owner

Despite the troubles, she’s maintaining hope that conditions will eventually improve.

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“As far as [being] a business owner, I mean, we’re just crossing our fingers and trying to get through as best we can — keeping people working, trying to keep them safe. Hopefully something comes along and we can, you know, just deal with the Covid and try to get through all of that mess.

“But it’s terrifying as a business owner. I’m just not really sure what to expect and this is just unprecedented situations.”

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Rep. Gohmert compares GOP and Democrat coronavirus stimulus proposals

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Democrats put names “on the complete opposite of what they do,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert on Tuesday, when comparing the Republican and Democrat coronavirus stimulus proposals on “Fox & Friends First.”

Gohmert, R-Texas, made the comment referencing the Democrats’ $3 trillion “HEROES Act” from mid-May, which they hailed as the unprecedented response needed to deal with the pandemic and its economic fallout.

On Monday, Senate Republicans unveiled the “HEALS Act,” their version of a fresh round of coronavirus relief. HEALS stands for the package’s focus on Health, Economic Assistance, Liability protection and Schools.

Republicans claim the HEALS Act is more targeted than the previous CARES Act, as it is tailored to an economy that has “one foot in the pandemic and one foot in the recovery,” according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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When asked what are the differences between the two stimulus proposals Gohmert said, “For one thing, Republicans [are] not near as good at naming bills as the Democrats.”

“Democrats put names on the complete opposite of what they do,” he continued.

He went on to say that liability protections for businesses are of utmost importance.

“All of us on the Republican side have known we have got to protect nonprofits, businesses, employers that are wanting to open up, but you got trial lawyers ready to slap them with lawsuits over COVID and they need that protection,” Gohmert said.

Liability protections would be included in the “HEALS Act” for everyone, from doctors and nurses, who will be protected from malpractice suits, to churches, charities, businesses and schools, McConnell noted. The hope is that the protections will encourage companies to reopen without fear that they will spend years in court.

Gohmert also noted that the “HEALS Act” includes a second round of stimulus checks at the same $1200 amount as in the CARES act.

“There is $1,200 again in there, but really what people need is to have the economy going full-bore again and it’ll be better than getting $1,200 from the government putting us more in debt,” Gohmert said.

Host Rob Schmitt asked Gohmert, “How long do you think the country can limp on like this and keep spending trillions of dollars we don’t have?”

“It can’t go on very long,” Gohmert said in response.

“Those who studied history our whole lives know these are the kind of things that Marxists take advantage of to help create the problems, the unrest, the economic problems and then claim, ‘Look you need to make this a Marxist country,’” he continued, adding that “they’re in for a rude awakening.”

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“They think they’re going to be part of that little bitty leadership that runs the country when most of them will not,” Gohmert said.

Fox News’ Morgan Phillips contributed to this report.

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Peter Navarro on if he regrets writing blistering op-ed tearing into Fauci: ‘We’re all part of the team’

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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro did not directly answer a question on Monday whether he regrets writing a blistering op-ed earlier this month in which he tore into Dr. Anthony Fauci, saying the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director, who has been a leading voice on the coronavirus task force, has been “wrong about everything.”

“Dr. Anthony Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public, but he has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on,” Navarro wrote in the op-ed for USA Today.

“The only thing I regret is Dr. Fauci’s pitch the other day at opening day,” Navarro said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday as he laughed, responding to the question if he regrets writing the piece.

“I felt bad for him,” Navarro continued.

Dr. Fauci delivered the first pitch on opening day when the Washington Nationals hosted the New York Yankees on Thursday night.

The nation’s foremost infectious diseases expert, who was wearing a Nationals-themed mask, threw a pitch wide and left of the strike zone.

“I always look forward and we’re all part of the team and he actually tells people to wear the mask and my job is to get them made,” Navarro said as he continued to answer the question.

When asked if he has spoken to the doctor since the op-ed was published, Navarro said, “I have not.”

Host Steve Doocy then asked Navarro, “What would you like to say to him?”

“Let’s fight this China virus and beat it together with the president,” Navarro responded.

In the op-ed Navarro complained Fauci was “flip-flopping on the use of masks.”

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He dinged Fauci for downplaying falling mortality rates, amid the debate over whether businesses should be allowed to reopen or stay shuttered. Navarro added: “So when you ask me whether I listen to Dr. Fauci’s advice my answer is: only with skepticism and caution.”

Navarro’s comments come as tensions reportedly have been bubbling over between the White House and Fauci. Officials have been concerned about the number of times Fauci has “been wrong on things,” according to a report earlier this month.

A senior administration official, though, told Fox News that Navarro’s op-ed slamming Fauci was “definitely not approved by the White House.”

Another White House official told Fox News that Navarro is “going rogue.”

Alyssa Farah, White House director of strategic communications, said on Twitter that the piece “didn’t go through normal White House clearance processes and is the opinion of Peter alone.”

She said President Trump “values the expertise of the medical professionals advising his administration.”

Fauci responded to the op-ed by telling the Atlantic: “I can’t explain Peter Navarro. He’s in a world by himself.”

When asked if Fauci still wants to work with the administration and if he thought about resigning he told the Atlantic, “No.”

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“I just want to do my job. I’m really good at it. I think I can contribute. And I’m going to keep doing it,” he added.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Daniel Canova contributed to this report.

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Lawrence Jones: Big-city ‘anarchists’ using George Floyd’s death ‘as a shield’

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Left-wing protests that have spiraled out of control in cities like Portland, Ore., are examples of a well-funded anarchist movement — not a grassroots call for reform in the wake of George Floyd‘s death two months ago, “Fox Nation” host Lawrence Jones said Friday.

The violent protesters have a far-left agenda that doesn’t comport with the needs of the underprivileged communities on behalf of which they claim to be rebelling, Jones told “Hannity” guest host Jason Chaffetz.

“As you know Jason, I’ve been on the ground reporting on all these liberal cities for a while,” Jones said. “I spent the better part of last year going to every single city — talking about the death, poverty and destruction in these communities. It’s not just the anti-law-enforcement rhetoric but the fact that they are willing to let the cities burn.”

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“It’s not just the anti-law-enforcement rhetoric but the fact that they are willing to let the cities burn.”

— Lawrence Jones, “Fox Nation” host

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“The most disgusting part about this is, this started being about George Floyd — and you have a bunch of paid anarchists who are now trying to use George Floyd’s death as a shield when this has nothing to do with them. These people have their own agenda — they are anarchists and they are paid — they’re willing to take over ‘zones’.”

“You have a bunch of paid anarchists who are now trying to use George Floyd’s death as a shield when this has nothing to do with them.”

— Lawrence Jones, “Fox Nation” host

Jones added that there is no accountability in municipal offices in these cities, saying leaders like Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler have failed in their No. 1 responsibility: keeping residents safe.

“Average Americans who don’t even care about the politics of a Democrat or Republican Party, are fearful right now because they see what is happening to their cities,” Jones added.

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Later, Jones said he would advise President Trump to press the Republican National Committee to go out and fill the void being left by failing Democratic leaders in the cities.

“I think he should hold the Republican National Committee accountable. These are American citizens … it is our duty to fight for life from the womb to the tomb. The only way we can win is changing what’s happening in those communities. You can’t change it if you are not there,” he said.

Jones added that he has spoken with residents of hard-hit cities like Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore who underline that they don’t care where the help comes from, they just need it soon.

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