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."

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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