What did Glenn say was 'masterfully done by Donald Trump'?

At a press conference Tuesday, Donald Trump did something that Glenn called "absolutely unbelievable" and "masterfully done" on radio Wednesday. While he hasn't had very many good to say about Trump in the past, Glenn was quick to acknowledge Trumps boldness when he saw it.

"He does not flinch. He does not look nervous," Glenn said.

Watch the segment or read the transcript below.

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

GLENN: This is why people like Donald Trump.

Yesterday, in a press conference, I think you're seeing the beginning of top-down, bottom-up, and inside-out. The bottom is crying out from somebody at the top just to take control and say, enough is enough!

Yesterday at a press conference with Donald Trump, he had Jorge Ramos from Univision who everybody worships now as a god. Jorge Ramos. You're going to be on with Jorge Ramos. Oh, my goodness. He asks really tough questions. He's going to really go after you. You don't mess with Jorge Ramos. You don't do it. So Jorge Ramos just stood up from Univision and interrupted the press conference. And Donald Trump wouldn't have anything to do with it. I want you to listen to the whole exchange, and we'll analyze as we go on. But this is from start to finish, unbelievably satisfying and masterfully done by Donald Trump. Listen to this.

DONALD: Okay. Who is next? Yeah. Please. Excuse me. Sit down. You weren't called. Sit down. Sit down. Sit down. Go ahead.

JORGE: I have the right to --

DONALD: No, you don't. You haven't been called. Go back to Univision. Go ahead. Go ahead.

PAT: Jeez.

JORGE: You can't deport 11 million people. You cannot deport 11 million people.

(inaudible)

GLENN: Now he looks off to the side, and he has him escorted offstage. He looks for security, and they escort him out of the room.

PAT: Yeah. He's telling Trump he has the right to ask -- no, you don't. Not in the middle of my press conference here. I'm calling on people that will stand up and then ask me the question.

GLENN: We are all looking for someone to tell the press that they're not gods. We're all looking for somebody to tell the press, shut the hell up. They play by their own rules. They think they can do whatever they want. This is not only Jorge Ramos. But this is also reflective of Occupy Wall Street. Reflective of Black Lives Matter. Somebody is waiting -- top-down, bottom-up, inside-out. Somebody is waiting for somebody to take control of the situation. And we are so hungry for it. And so what Trump has just done is he's set himself up for the rest of the campaign, I'm not going to take any crap. No crap from anybody. You're going to play by my rules. Which is the sign of a leader. That's what a leader does. He takes control of the room, otherwise you have chaos. And he does it fearlessly, which is something the United States of America and all of us that live here -- well, and maybe not Jorge -- all of us want somebody just to say, look, these are the rules, and you're going to live by these rules.

There are no rules. For the last eight years, we haven't had any decorum. There are no rules. Anybody can get away with anything. And nobody says anything. So when you're watching this or listening to this, you're immediately going, oh, thank God. How many times have you wanted to say to the press, just shut up and sit down? And that's exactly what he did. Top-down, bottom-up, inside-out. This is the beginning of it.

STU: He also on this one -- is Ramos even fairly considered the press? He's just an immigration activist. That's all he is. The guy is an immigration activist.

PAT: Yeah, he is.

STU: It's ridiculous at this point to call him a journalist or a member of the press.

PAT: A journalist is tell him, you can't deport these people. Well, who are you?

STU: That's your opinion. And it might be right. But as a journalist, you're not supposed to be up there telling a candidate what he can and cannot accomplish. That's not your role.

GLENN: Correct. So he goes on. He kicks him out.

(inaudible)

DONALD: Sit down, please. You weren't called.

JORGE: I'm a reporter, and I have --

DONALD: Go.

GLENN: Now he just told his security, go.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Now, stop. How many times have you seen this? And people have chanted, USA, USA, both with the Republicans and the Democrats. And they tried to cover this ugly exchange.

Trump doesn't even flinch. There's nobody in there because it's all press -- there's nobody in there to cover this exchange. They're just covering it with their cameras. But he doesn't even need anybody. He does not flinch. He does not look nervous. He just says, take him out. Enough. Enough. Really masterfully done.

PAT: That's where his confidence comes in handy.

GLENN: Yes.

VOICE: That's Jorge Ramos of Univision. He's being escorted out of the room. He was asking a question, and Donald Trump says I didn't call him. That's why he was being removed. Jorge Ramos refused to back down. Let's listen there.

PAT: Jorge Ramos refused to back down?

STU: Press helping their own on that one a little bit.

PAT: Yeah, a little bit.

So then later on, they allow him back in.

GLENN: No, you didn't play the rest of it. You don't have the rest of that clip. In the rest of that clip, Donald Trump is asked something about Jorge and he says -- and this is really critical that you pay attention to these things. He said, I don't even know who that guy was. I don't even know who he was. What? I have no problem with him. I don't even know who he was. Excuse me, Mr. Trump. He said go back to Univision. You know exactly who he was. Okay?

JEFFY: Yes. Yes.

GLENN: This is really important that you understand that Donald Trump is very slippery. Everybody -- everybody who is watching this. Who wants control of the border and wants -- would like to slap the press across the face for the last eight years. We're all celebrating. But don't dismiss the bread crumb of the presidential candidate being slippery on the truth, to put it kindly. I don't even know who he was. You said go back to Univision.

STU: He just assumed he knew his exact place of employment.

GLENN: You knew exactly who he was.

PAT: Yeah, tough to get around that.

GLENN: Now, when he comes back -- Trump let him in. Because he said, I don't care if he comes back in. I don't even know who he was. But you don't care if he comes back in. He just will not disrupt the press conference. Which I thought was great. So they do eventually let him back in. And he calls on Jorge Ramos.

DONALD: Good. Absolutely. Good. Absolutely. Good to have you back. Okay.

JORGE: So here's the phone number (inaudible) -- it's full of empty promises.

You cannot deport 11 million. You cannot unite citizenship to the children in this country. You cannot build on --

DONALD: Why do you say that?

PAT: Listen to this guy. Again, an activist.

GLENN: He's saying you can't deport people.

PAT: You can't deny citizenship.

GLENN: Right. Because the children, they're born here. You can't deny citizenship.

PAT: Amazing.

DONALD: Well, a lot of people -- no, no. Excuse me. A lot of people -- no, no. But a lot of people think that's not right. That an active Congress can do it. Now, it's possibly going to have to be tested in courts. But a lot of people think that if you come and you're on the other side of the border -- I'm not talking about Mexico. Somebody on the other side of the border. A woman who is getting ready to have a baby. She crosses the border for one day. Has the baby. All of a sudden, for the next 80 years, hopefully longer, but for the next 80 years, we have to take care of the people. No, no, I don't think so. Excuse me. Some of the greatest legal scholars, and I know some of the television scholars agree with you, but some of the great legal scholars agree that that's not true. That if you come across -- excuse me. Yeah, just one second.

PAT: Also, if it is true, it shouldn't be, and we're going to change that. Right?

GLENN: Well, he's going to say that.

PAT: That's nuts. What other country in the world does that?

GLENN: That's what he's about to say.

DONALD: No, no, I'm answering. If you come across for one day -- one day and you have a baby, now the baby is going to be an American citizen. There are great -- excuse me. There are great legal scholars at the top that say that's absolutely wrong. It's going to be tested. Okay?

GLENN: Stop. Stop. Stop. Now, brilliant. Just brilliant. The way he's handled that. He didn't seem like a hater.

STU: Yeah, he actually didn't seem as frustrated as I am as the fact that Ramos is constantly talking the entire time. He says excuse me and keeps going. He handles this really well.

GLENN: He handles it really well. For the people who feel like Pat who crawl out of their skin every time somebody says the Constitution says -- he says, in no uncertain terms, it's going to be tested. Cheers for Donald Trump. Fine. We're going to find out once and for all. We're going to test it. Fantastic. Where everybody else is dancing around this issue going back and forth and saying, well, our legal scholars say this. Legal scholars -- he's just saying, I'm going to test it.

PAT: And they would have folded under the pressure from Jorge Ramos.

GLENN: All of them would have. All of them would have.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Because they would have known exactly what the press was saying with Wolf Blitzer. And he refused to back down. He doesn't care. And I believe one of the reasons he doesn't care is because he is a strong personality.

Most of these people do not have the television experience that Donald Trump has. And when I say television experience. I don't mean that he's been on television a lot. I mean, that he's been on television a lot, being exactly who he is. And he knows, I can connect with the American people. This is what Reagan had. When you want to say that Donald Trump is the next Reagan, the only way that I believe you can compare the two is Ronald Reagan knew, I don't have to deal with you. I'll go right, straight to the American people. And I'll tell the American people what I think, and they will hear me over all of your spin. Okay? That's the only thing.

Donald Trump has that experience on television.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And he has the experience of knowing, he's got an audience. And he knows he can connect with them. And so he's absolutely unafraid of Wolf Blitzer. He knows Wolf Blitzer and everybody else will get on and say, well, he was this and that. He doesn't care. Because he trusts the American people and his ability to go around the press. He's bigger than the press.

STU: Yeah. Kind of an odd extension of something you've talked about for a long time. Which is know your principles. And the reason why you always talked about knowing your principle is because when you have a situation that would make you uncomfortable or rattle you, you have a principle to go to. You know something that's concrete, that will help you through a situation. Donald Trump doesn't have principle when it relates to policy. But what he does have, he has a principle that he knows he's awesome. He's the guy. So he can do whatever he wants, and he'll always be right. That's his principle. He doesn't have those moments of self-questioning in these things because he's so sure he's so great.

GLENN: Yeah. He'll pull the trigger every time.

STU: Yeah. And it does help him in these situations.

GLENN: It sure does. It might hurt him in other situations --

STU: Yes.

GLENN: But it helps him. And it is always -- what drives me nuts. Do you notice his experts? What did he say about his experts, the experts that agree with him?

PAT: They're the top ones.

GLENN: They're the top. Everything Donald Trump is always the top. The best. The quintessential whatever. The most luxurious. So he always -- is always thinking that whatever is coming his way, whatever he has been involved in, that's the best. This is another bread crumb you should follow. No one can ever challenge him because he knows.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Because he's the best. He only accepts the best. So anybody who disagrees with him, they are second rate.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.