Glenn to Trump: 'Stop demonizing the companies and start fixing the problems'

Donald Trump swore off Oreos over Nabisco's closure of a plant in Chicago, which will be moving to Mexico due to burdensome corporate taxes. Glenn took Trump to task over this comment, questioning how Trump is being touted as a Republican conservative.

He's acting more like a Republican progressive, Glenn argued, adding progressivism is a cancer that kills the Constitution.

"[Trump] says, 'I'm going to make us competitive.' How, when you're booing Nabisco for moving when we have the highest corporate tax rate? How, when you're implying that you should boycott Oreos because they're now in Mexico?" Glenn said.

Here's what Glenn said actually happens.

"If you stay in the United States, you become the Twinkies and you go out of business. And then, instead of having a company, like Ford still at least owns the company, instead, you go out of business and a Mexican company buys Twinkies. And then they make them there. They sell them here. And all of the money goes back to Mexico. Which do you prefer Mr. Constitutional conservative Donald Trump? Help me out," Glenn said.

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Below is a rush transcript for this segment, it might contain errors.

DONALD: You know, Mexico is the new China. The other day, Nabisco -- Oreos. Right? Oreos. I love Oreos. I'll never eat them again. Okay? I'll never eat them again.

No. Nabisco closes a plant they just announced a couple of days ago in Chicago, and they're moving the plant to Mexico. Now, why? Why? Why?

GLENN: Stop. Stop. Stop. Populist. Populist. Populist. What is he doing? Don't move to Mexico, the populist thing to say, and the crowd reacts.

Now, when I heard this clip over the weekend, I thought, wait a minute. Now, why is Nabisco moving? He immediately says, I'll never eat another Oreo again. I'll never eat another Oreo again. He goes on.

DONALD: Have you heard my story? My favorite story is Ford. You've heard the story with Ford? Do we want to hear it again or not? Yes! All right. I mean, that's a big one. So Ford, great company, they're building a $2.5 billion car factory in Mexico.

GLENN: Okay. He hates this. Let me just point out two things. First of all, Ford is the only one that didn't take a bailout from the United States government. So if you're not taking a bailout from the United States government, you have to make your company work.

Why is Ford moving to Mexico? Because they love Mexicans? Because they love Mexico so much? Or because they cannot afford to do business here in the United States? And that is the reason Nabisco moved. A constitutional conservative, a small government conservative, Ronald Reagan does not stand up there and say, I'm never going to eat another Oreo again. Ronald Reagan stands up and says, they moved their plant. They lost all those jobs. Why? Because they were chased out by the high corporate taxes. The highest -- and this is why Nabisco is moving. Because we have the highest corporate tax in the world. He doesn't say the rich should pay more. He says, we have the highest corporate tax in the world. And we're going to lose more companies. Nabisco, I'm president, you don't have to worry about moving and we don't have to worry about losing those jobs because I will make us competitive again. What does Donald Trump do? He becomes a populist and makes people boo Nabisco. Boo Oreos. At that rate, you'll lose every single company in America that counts because we have the highest corporate tax rates. Stop demonizing the companies and start fixing the problems to make us competitive again.

He says, I'm going to make us competitive. How, when you're booing Nabisco for moving when we have the highest corporate tax rate? How, when you're implying that you should boycott Oreos because they're now in Mexico? Here's what happens: If you stay in the United States, you become the Twinkie and you go out of business. And then, instead of having a company, like Ford still at least owns the company, instead, you go out of business and a Mexican company buys Twinkies. And then they make them there. They sell them here. And all of the money goes back to Mexico. Which do you prefer Mr. Constitutional conservative Donald Trump? Help me out. And I'd like to hear from his supporters. Help me out.

He loves government health care. These are all -- this isn't in the past. This is on the campaign trail. He loves Canadian health care. He says he's for a flat tax, but he wants the rich to pay more. He says that the reason why we had the stock market crash yesterday is because of poor planning. And boycott Oreos because they moved because of the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Help me out. Tell me exactly. How is this guy a Republican conservative? I'll tell you who he is. He is a Republican progressive.

You want more of the same stuff, except with attitude, in your face, a bully, then vote for Donald Trump. You want conservative principles, constitutional principles, lower taxes, lower corporate tax rates, freedom in insurance, you're not going to get it from a guy who says the Canadian thing is good. I'm sorry. But I don't understand it. Oh, and, by the way, Rupert Murdoch says that now that Trump is in, we should get another guy in. Another guy who is a great conservative -- one of the best mayors ever. Bloomberg. Because he's a Republican as well.

Progressive Republicans. Please. Don't let us have to spend the next four or eight years trying to teach the Republicans what you already know. Progressivism is a cancer that kills the Constitution. Now, do you need to have an up-close lesson that Republicans are the ones who started it? And I love these people who say, Glenn Beck is just fighting for the establishment. Are you out of your mind? Are you out of your mind?

Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Robert Francis "Beto" O’Rourke's disgusting and obviously-staged political stunt during a press conference about the Robb Elementary School massacre is just another of the many ways the man is "human trash," Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere agreed on the radio program Thursday.

"Beto is human trash. He is scum. He is the scum of the earth, the lowest form of humanity our society can produce," Stu said in response to a video clip of O'Rourke heckling Gov. Greg Abbott in the middle of an update on the tragic mass killing in Uvalde. "This was obviously staged from the beginning ... clearly planned. Even CBS News pointed it out it was blatantly a staged event. And this guy [O'Rourke], because he wants more power and more money, decided that this event was about him. He wanted to make the [deaths] of 19 children and teachers all about Beto O'Rourke because he is human scum. He is the worst form of life imaginable on this Earth."

Democrats like O'Rourke have been quick to use the tragic deaths of 19 children to advance their own pro-gun law political agendas, particularly "red flag" laws that would empower courts to take guns away from "potentially dangerous" people

"You want a solution? Stop selling AR-15s in the state of Texas. You want a solution? Have universal background checks. We don't have them. You want a solution? Red flag laws or extreme risk protection orders, which stop a shooting before it happens," O'Rourke shouted after being escorted out of the press conference.

Glenn wasn't buying O'Rourke's "righteous indignation," especially as his own resurfaced writings qualify as the "ultimate red flag for any red flag law." As a teen, O'Rourke wrote about hacking, overthrowing the government, and, most disturbingly, murdering children by running over them with his car.

Glenn read an excerpt from a fiction O'Rourke wrote when he was 15 years old:

[O]ne day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.

As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.

"Dangerous, right? Nothing good's going to come of this. According to Reuters, those are the teenage writings of Beto O'Rourke," Glenn said. "The state of Texas should be very aware and not allow [O'Rourke] to buy a gun because of this. This guy, this guy, and his righteous indignation — give it a rest, bud. Give it a rest."

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Texas AG Ken Paxton says gun laws are NOT the answer, urges schools to arm teachers

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In the wake of the unspeakably grievous mass murder at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, many on the left are calling for increased gun control measures, but without specifying exactly what legislation could have prevented the horrifying event. Attorney General Ken Paxton says gun laws are not the answer. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail specific measures he believes could stop similar school atrocities in the future: arming teachers.

Paxton told Glenn that Texas has already put laws in place that allow schools to opt in to training and arming teachers as either a marshal or under the guardian program.

"We passed laws when I was in the Texas Senate, I think it was 2013, that would have helped greatly. There's no way that law enforcement can get to every location as fast as they would need to," Paxton said.

Glenn interjected, "I'll tell you, I went to a school where my son was playing football ... and there were signs all over. 'Beware. Teachers are armed. We take the Second Amendment and the protection of our students seriously.' It was so clear — not doing anything here. That's the way to do it."

"Yes," Paxton agreed. "I think that's the way it should be. I mean, these people [shooters], they know they're safe, at least until law enforcement gets there, to accomplish their goals. And we're going to keep seeing this happen until we decide as a state ... to protect these kids," he added.

"It's ridiculous for the Biden administration to suggest that this kid who decided to violate the murder laws would [think], 'Oh. Wait a minute, there's a gun law. I can't do this. I wouldn't violate gun laws.' It's law-abiding citizens that follow the law," Paxton continued. "Second, we have a fentanyl crisis that the Biden administration has presumably invited and we've had over 100, 000 people that overdosed and died from fentanyl. [...] Why isn't the Biden administration so concerned about the hundred and something thousand people that died from overdoses because they opened up the border and allowed fentanyl to come across?"

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In the wake of the horrific Buffalo shooting, the left-wing media tried to paint all conservatives as subscribers to “replacement theory” — the idea that immigrants are taking over to such an extent that they will destroy white Western civilization. Of course, no serious conservative believes in this ugly, racist, dangerous ideology, but there is a ton of ACTUAL replacement going on, and it has nothing to do with immigration or racism.

What we saw yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, is more dark horrific evidence of the only replacement theory that ultimately matters because it affects everything. We’ve replaced God in society. Glenn argues it’s why gun control is ultimately useless — even though he completely understands our human impulse to DO something. While our culture has replaced God for rot, the Biden White House and Democrats are also working overtime to replace key elements of American political, legal, economic, and cultural life.

BlazeTV host Mark Levin of “LevinTV” tells Glenn why Media Matters' latest hit job on him over his Uvalde coverage is pathetic. “Stop pushing God out of the public square” is not a radical concept to help prevent evil from taking hold in our schools. He also takes on the Democrats’ attempts to destroy the Supreme Court, voting rights, and the separation of powers.

BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey of “Relatable” tells Glenn why she believes the Uvalde shooting reveals how we are failing young men in this country and what we must do to stop the replacement theory that threatens to keep an entire generation from becoming a benefit to society.

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Glenn Beck addressed the incomprehensibly tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on the radio program Wednesday, saying it's time to stop with the politics, from both sides, and focus on healing a nation that is tearing itself apart.

"It pains me to think about the political garbage that has happened in the last 12 hours," Glenn began. "I believe that we are on the verge of losing our nation, and the reason why we're about to lose our nation is the same reason some kid walked into an elementary school and shot and killed people. It's not the guns ... it's our society."

Glenn called the tragedies plaguing our nation' —kids shooting kids, committing suicide, dying from fentanyl, joining gangs, and suffering from depression and loneliness — are symptoms of a greater sickness.

"Where's the value of human life? The hatred that is being poured down our throats, the class division, the racism — make no mistake, it is intentional," he stated. "The best way to destroy a nation is to cut it apart. ... In our society, where are the ethics? What are ethics? It's your truth versus my truth. There is no absolute truth. And in a world where there is no truth, who gets to be God? Well, it depends on which group you're in I guess."

Glenn said America’s underlying problem is "a rotting in our soul" and until we "live in a nation that is willing to even recognize that there is something bigger than the self, and it has nothing to do with government, we'll never fix this problem."

"Let's not make this about Democrats and Republicans. Let's just make this about what the hell is going on because everything in our society is falling apart," he said. "And until you're willing to have that conversation, the rest of it is bullcrap."

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