You won't believe what Obama was doing during the bin Laden raid

Where was President Obama during the raid on bin Laden's compound? Well, it turns out that he was playing a fun little card game with a few of his co-workers while most of his other national security team were monitoring the Situation Room.

During a UCLA Forum, President Obama's former body man Reggie Love revealed that they ended up playing 15 games of Spades in a private dining room while events were unfolding in the Situation Room. TheBlaze explains:

On the day Navy SEALs were raiding Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and killing the 9/11 mastermind, President Obama didn’t spend every moment in the White House situation room. Instead, the commander in chief played cards in a private dining room that day, too — about 15 games of spades, in fact, his former personal assistant Reggie Love recently told a UCLA forum.

“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’” Love recalled during a Q&A at an Artists & Athletes Alliance event.

Instead, Love said he, Obama, White House photographer Pete Souza, and staffer Marvin Nicholson got together in a nearby private dining room and “must have played 15 games of spades” (and were interrupted by a steady stream of dispatches, according to UCLA Today).

Love didn't explain when Obama was in the Situation Room, although photos suggest he was there for the pivotal moments of the raid.

Obama's absence raised a lot of questions on radio today, and Glenn broke down exactly what it means to have the Commander-in-Chief aloof during one of the most important military operations of the decade.

"So that's where the president the was, which brings me to a couple of things that I just want to point out to you. First of all, who can't watch? Who can't watch the biggest villain in American history being shot? Who can't watch? One, somebody who is internally conflicted on this whole thing," Glenn said.

"The other reason why you play Spades all day and you're not in the situation room is because you're a coward."

"Let's play that out in our heads," Glenn said. "You're worried about the men, but you're so worried that you won't sit there and be with them? It's not like you're a casual observer. You ordered them to go do it. That means ‑‑ and here's the keyword ‑‑ you have the responsibility to be there with them. You have the responsibility. If the call needs to be made that they don't have to send somebody up on the elevator to go get you."

Glenn also said in the infamous photo of the Situation Room during the raid, Obama is sitting off to the side while Brigader General Brad Webb sat at the head of the table. Why does that matter?

"He's in the corner, in the corner, not even at the table sitting at a little folding chair, a little teeny chair off to the side like an aide to the general," Glenn said, " It's absolutely amazing, absolutely amazing. So this president is an observer of things, and he is afraid that you are going to figure it all out and know that he's a fraud and that ‑‑ one thing: He is absolutely a fraud. He's a fraud. I don't know, he might be a better person than what they've portrayed, but he's not who he says he is, in any way, shape, or form. He's just not that guy. And he's afraid. And I feel bad for him. I feel sorry for him."

'The Fedcoin is HERE': Glenn Beck reveals what the Fed was up to while YOU weren’t watching

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While Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving last Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Reserve moved forward with its "Central Bank Digital Currency" program, and that wasn't the only controversial policy that was rolled out while you weren’t watching.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck reviewed the latest financial stories you may have missed over the holiday weekend, including how Biden's pause on student loan payments may be extended again and yet another sketchy Hunter Biden investment.

"You might have missed what happened Wednesday afternoon at the Fed," Glenn began. "They started their CBDC, Central Bank Digital Currency. Yes, the Fedcoin is here. Now they rolled it out on Wednesday — I mean, that was the only day they could do it, you know, because they've been denying that any of this stuff was happening. But they could only get it [launched] when no one was paying attention. So they rolled it out, and it's in its beta test now."

"By the way, India just rolled out its retail pilot program for digital rupees as well. But don't worry," he continued. "Maybe we should start having the conversation of, 'Gosh, this looks like the mark of the beast.' I mean, doesn't it? But surely it's not. Of course not. Not from the U.S. government. They never do anything underhanded or evil. Never."

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BIGGER than Tiananmen Square? Here's what the China protests are REALLY about

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China has been locking its citizens down for over two years under its zero-COVID policy, and it's becoming more and more clear that this isn’t just about COVID but something much more serious: slavery and control. Now it looks like many citizens have had enough. Protests are currently spreading throughout China and, unlike during the Tiananmen Square protests, the word is getting out.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck looked into the protests' "real motivations," explained how they’re different from the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, and predicted how these events are a "game-changer for the entire world."

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The American Journey Experience is the new home of the car Orson Welles gave to Rita Hayworth. Orson Welles gave this car to his future wife Rita Hayworth for her 24th birthday.

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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