Why are GOP candidates kissing Trump's ring?

There's a bizarre trend happening among GOP candidates - nearly all of them have a seemingly ritualistic meeting with Donald Trump. Especially bizarre considering Trump is certainly not conservative by any standard and he's clearly self promoting above all else - even stating he may still run as an independent. Why in the world would A) he be able to moderate a debate and B) other candidates bother meeting with him?

"Why is everyone kissing the ring of Donald Trump?" Glenn asked listeners. "He's not conservative at all."

"I like the Donald, he's fine, he's a nice guy, he gets things done here in New York. You know, I don't think he's corrupt."

"Everybody's like, 'I've got to have a slice of pie with Donald Trump.' Well, no. No, you don't," Glenn added.

The radio crew discussed his continuing flirtation with a 2012 candidacy, with everyone agreeing that no one should or would vote for him.

"Donald Trump is keeping the door open for a third‑party run for the same reason he kept the door open for a Republican run. Because it gets people talking about him," Stu said.

Regardless of whether or not he is running - the radio crew wondered why he is moderating a debate and meeting with candidates.

"I just don't know why Newt Gingrich is meeting with the Donald at this point," Glenn said.

"It is extraordinarily, extraordinarily important that those with eyes and ears listen and hear. And watch what's happening in our political forum. You're being duped. Candidates are being selected for you. Watch how the system works. How is Newt Gingrich the guy? How does ‑‑ how is that happening? What is happening? Ron Paul is shooting up. Ron Paul will be a third candidate if you have Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich as your guy. He will. I can't pull the lever for Newt Gingrich. I can't pull the lever for Barack Obama. I could probably pull the lever for Romney because I think Romney could fix it, but that's not the fix. That's a temporary Band‑Aid," Glenn said.

Glenn encouraged listeners to watch all the happenings in the next few weeks and months and to do their own homework on each of the candidates rather than be fooled by snappy speeches, slick political ads, and a biased media.

The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

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With as much gas and oil as Texas has — and not to mention its own power grid — why in the world is Texas experiencing such bad power outages?

Center for Industrial Progress president and founder Alex Epstein joined "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" to lay out what he's found.

Alex said he believes the "fundamental" problem is "the insistence on using unreliable wind and solar energy instead of reliable energy from coal, nuclear, and natural gas." And soon, it may not be just Texas, as President Joe Biden pushes for 100% dependency on green energy nationwide. THAT is the "real lesson of Texas," he warned.

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Disney actress Gina Carano was just the latest to be canceled for being vocally conservative — this time for making a Holocaust comparison. But on this week's episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," renowned Jewish historian Edwin Black explains how Gina's comparison wasn't exactly out of line: The second phase of the Holocaust, exclusion, "is like cancel culture."

Edwin Black is the son of Holocaust survivors and an investigative journalist with awards and best-selling books translated into 20 languages in nearly 200 countries. His book "IBM and the Holocaust" examines high tech's role in killing Jews during the Holocaust and what it can teach us about the dangers of Big Tech today.

Edwin has spent enough time in the media to see all of its warts (there are a lot). And he's speaking out about it and its role in ignoring history at our nation's peril. He told Glenn he believes our culture and our history are being erased. Our ideals are being censored and our values are being mocked.

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