‘I am glad Santa is black’: MSNBC’s Toure bizarrely weighs in on Santa Claus race controversy

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly made headlines last week when she asserted both Jesus and Santa Claus are white. Everyone from Jon Stewart to Bill O’Reilly to Saturday Night Live has commented on the claim, and now MSNBC’s Touré is getting in the action… a mere five days after the controversy began.

“I don't understand this debate on whether Santa is white or black,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Is this where we're at? We have to know whether Santa's black or white? I mean, umm, you really want to have this conversation? Introduce me into the conversation because I've got an opinion on it… Not one that anybody really wants to hear. Everyone will regret opening up the door of ‘Is Santa white or black’ with Glenn Beck… Anybody want to have that conversation?”

After several minutes of reassurance from Pat that Glenn is probably better off keeping this particular opinion to himself, they played Touré’s puzzling logic on situation:

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TOURÉ: …I, for one, am glad Santa's black because I don't want my kids worshipping some old white dude who flies in to give them stuff. Thinking a benevolent white man gives them stuff every year is good training for a life on welfare. Talk about creating a culture of dependency.

“Hang on just a second. Did he say that the government giving people welfare creates dependency in the black neighborhoods,” Glenn asked. “[But] only if it's administered by a white guy? Otherwise it's completely okay?”

But Touré wasn’t finished:

TOURÉ: …But to be insistent that he's not black and can't be black strikes me as an attempt to perpetuate white supremacy and to posit that whiteness is somehow normal and central while blackness is other or different. So many black kids know how Harris felt as a child when she craved icons that told her she belonged, that she was not an outsider.

“He is right on this front. I, not being a black man… can't speak with authority. I will just tell you that, you know. I have black friends, and my black friends have told me their childhood really sucked because there were no history books. There was nothing that was telling them of good, strong heroes that happened in this country. Why were those books erased? Why were the books about great American black men who stood up, like, for instance, Booker T,” Glenn asked. “Who's been writing the history books. Oh, I remember. It's the progressives. Progressives… Do you know history?”

Touré ends his analysis on a truly hypocritical note, seemingly contradicting the statements he made about creating a culture of dependency. But, then again, apparently that culture is only bad when it is created by a white man:

TOURÉ: ...The way you know that Santa isn't white is because race is fictional. It's not a biological reality. It's a sociopolitical construct, existing on the immutability of the race of someone who's able to tells me you're afraid of something, afraid perhaps of a black man being a deep part of childhood. But you do know there's already a generous, benevolent black man in your children's lives who lives in a place that some people think is magical, who has given something to each and every American, whether they've been naughty or nice. You know who I'm talking about.

“He's doing to people what you said was bad, [what] you said was making people slaves on the welfare state and dependent,” Glenn observed. “I'm sorry. I'm confused.”

“Apparently it's bad from a white man, but it's okay from a black man,” Pat clarified. “You'll accept it then, and you don't mind their dependency on it.”

Based on his comments, Touré seems to pro-welfare when he supports the president in power and against welfare when he opposed the administration. Ironically, Glenn actually shares some of the same views as Touré – except his opinion is consistent across presidencies.

“We've been with you on that: That the Great Society – done by another racist progressive, Johnson – was nothing but a plan to make every black man, every white man a slave. Now that we have another president coming in and doing the same thing, and it doesn't matter his color. I'm consistent. I'm still saying what you apparently were saying just based on race,” Glenn concluded. “Whether it was Johnson or this president, this whole idea is nothing but a way to enslave people. Whether it enslaves white people or black people doesn't really matter.”

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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