Barbara Walters admits: ‘We thought [Obama] was going to be… the next messiah’

During an appearance on Piers Morgan Live on Tuesday, Barbara Walters made a fascinatingly candid remark – seemingly in spite of her better judgment:

WALTERS: He made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah. And the whole Obamacare, or whatever you want to call it, that Affordable Health Act, it just hasn’t worked for him, and he’s stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more.

“This is nuts. This is Barbara Walters – a supposed revered journalist – who actually goes on T.V. and admits [they] thought that this President… was the messiah,” Glenn said exasperatedly on radio this morning. “That's amazing. We said that all along: They think this guy is God.”

While Walters seems to have realized the controversy in her remarks, Glenn did not appreciate her qualifier that she probably shouldn’t be making such statements around Christmastime.

“‘I shouldn't say this at Christmastime.’ You shouldn't say anytime that somebody you're voting for as president of the United States might be the messiah,” Glenn explained.

“Unless you're voting for Jesus,” Pat clarified. “If he's running, then go ahead and say it… [but] I'm pretty sure not. He didn't seem to be here for political purposes.”

When you consider how the Obama Administration has treated journalists from Fox News to the Associated Press to CBS, one has to wonder why anyone in the industry has any respect for this guy anymore.

“She says: We expected more. Well, no kidding. But how long did it take you to get there,” Glenn asked. “Listen, they are putting your friends in jail. They are intimidating your friends and fellow journalists. You know this is wrong. They won't let you take a single picture of the man. It's all being done internally now. And yet you continue to take it. That wasn't enough.”

“You have a federal judge yesterday ordering the Administration to disclose documents it's trying to keep hidden. Where's the press on this one? What are the federal documents? How are they spending our foreign aid,” he continued. “Now, think of this. She said we thought he was going to be the messiah. This guy campaigned on being transparent. He said enough of the secrets. I believe he said that for the first year that we already are the most transparent in the history of the country. It's craziness and the press allows him to get away with it.”

Stu couldn’t help but question why anyone really ever believed this man would be any type of savior given his track record. But, as Glenn explained, in the progressive world, the ends justify the means.

“Why did they expect more? I'm curious why they expected more because people like [them] gave him a pass over every single issue,” Stu said. “[They] let him lie and jam these lies down the throats of American people.”

“She's not having a problem with the lies. She has a problem that it didn't work,” Glenn explained. “Ends justify the means. They don't have a problem with the lie.”

Glenn was clear that, ultimately, truth will always prevail, and when the world comes crashing down, the only ones left standing will be those who are rooted in principle.

“All you have to do is just tell the truth. Two plus two equals four. Lies do matter. Always tell the truth. Water will make you wet. Fire will burn you,” Glenn concluded. “It's getting so crazy that when the world comes flying apart, it is going to look for people that just know the basic principles.”

Hear Walters’ entire logic in the clip below (courtesy of NewsBusters):

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On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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