Live—from the campus of Hillsdale College in beautiful Hillsdale Michigan— this is Scot Bertram in for Steve on the Steve Gruber Show for

–Tuesday May 26 2020—

Hour 1

—Here are 3 big things you need to know—

 

Three—  The White House's ban on travelers arriving from Brazil will take effect late Tuesday — two days earlier than previously planned. President Donald Trump issued the proclamation Sunday, restricting people who have been in Brazil within 14 days from trying to enter the United States. Brazil is the second hardest-hit country worldwide.

Two—It's safe to say that spending habits have changed drastically during the coronavirus pandemic, with 45% of Americans saying the pandemic has cost them money.While many are saving money on childcare and not dining out, a new TD Ameritrade survey shows, they are still spending more on groceries and cleaning products.

And number one— Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in an interview that aired Monday night that criticism from President Donald Trump helped inspire threats against her as she's worked to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan. The interview with Axios also left open the question as to whether or not she'd accept a VP invitation from Joe Biden.

Hour 2

Three—  President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to move August’s Republican National Convention out of North Carolina unless there are guarantees the state will let everyone attend. The RNC is scheduled to be held in Charlotte on Aug. 24-27.

Two— Think people are hungry for sports? Turner saw big number for this weekend's golf exhibition. The network group announced that Sunday’s airing of “The Match” drew an average of 5.8 million viewers, rivaling ratings recorded by “The Last Dance,” the most-watched documentary in ESPN history. At its peak, 6.3 million people tuned in. Those ratings set a record for a cable golf telecast.

And number one— The Republican Party launched a legal battle to block California Gov. Gavin Newsom from sending all voters in his state mail-in ballots for the general election, arguing the move is unconstitutional and invites voter fraud. But California is not the only state to attempt similar maneuvers.

 

Hour 3

Three—  Michigan reported Monday an additional 12 deaths tied to the novel coronavirus for a total of 5,240 fatalities statewide. For the 11th consecutive day, the state confirmed fewer than 800 new cases of COVID-19, adding 202 cases for a total of 54,881, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Two— The University of Michigan won’t have a football season this fall unless all students are able to be back on campus for classes. And, according to President Mark Schlissel, that isn’t a sure thing. That seems more cautious than what we are hearing from many other schools, including Purdue, which is full-speed ahead on returning.

And number one— The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) issued a statement criticizing Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Friday, saying she prioritized mussels over dam safety, leading to massive flooding in the state.