Donald Trump: Free speech foolish, shut down the internet

Following the deadly terror attack in San Bernardino, Donald Trump commanded the media spotlight after releasing a statement that all Muslims should be banned from entering the U.S.

"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," a campaign press release said.

In his latest media bonanza, Trump suggested Bill Gates close the internet "in some way," saying people who ask about freedom of speech are foolish.

"We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what's happening. We have to talk to them maybe in certain areas, closing that internet up in some way. Somebody will say, 'Oh, freedom of speech. Freedom of speech.' These are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people."

Pat and Stu, in for Glenn while he's traveling, had a few things to say on the issue.

Listen to an excerpt below.

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

PAT: I don't know. This -- this Trump thing is just -- it's phenomenal. We're going to play some audio for you that is even more genius than -- than anything else he's said, I think.

STU: Is that possible?

PAT: I'm not sure. I'm not sure. Well, let me just play this for you. Let me just -- you tell me how genius this is. Is this smarter than anything else he's said or is it just top five?

DONALD: And we have to do something. We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what's happening. We have to talk to them maybe in certain areas, closing that internet up in some way. Somebody will say, "Oh, freedom of speech. Freedom of speech." These are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people.

PAT: Foolish people who is freedom of speech, freedom of speech. You're foolish. Don't say that. Yes, there's a Constitution and a First Amendment that guarantees your freedom of speech, but you're foolish for saying that.

STU: Look, George Washington, foolish people.

DONALD: We have a lot of foolish people. We've got to maybe do something with the internet because they are recruiting by the thousands.

(laughter)

PAT: I mean...

STU: I'm sorry. Does Bill Gates have some sort of switch? If you go to Bill Gates and say, hey, we want to shut down the Internet in certain areas, can he just do it?

PAT: Parts of it. Yeah, I think he can.

STU: Okay. Because I was not aware of that.

PAT: Yeah. Yeah, Microsoft controls the internet. You didn't know. Everything is routed right through Seattle.

STU: Is it through Microsoft or just Bill Gates' house?

PAT: No, you're right. It's not Microsoft. It's Bill Gates' house.

STU: It's Bill Gates -- and the people who say freedom of speech, freedom of speech, are foolish people.

PAT: Those are foolish people.

STU: Man, I don't know what else to say. I mean, the guy never has a moment of thought about what the Constitution says. If that's what you want as a president, obviously there's a party that's been delivering this for white a long time, it's called the Democrat Party. They're the party that doesn't look at the Constitution and doesn't care what it says. This is reminiscent of another Republican candidate for president who said...

LINDSEY: Free speech is a great idea. But we're in a war.

PAT: Isn't that the same mentality?

STU: That is. Lindsey Graham.

PAT: It's a great idea. I mean, free speech is a great idea. But, I mean, we're in a war. Can't have it now.

STU: At least Graham acknowledges it's a great idea. To Trump it's like, freedom of speech, freedom of speech, these are foolish people.

PAT: Well, we talked about this yesterday. He doesn't care about the Constitution. If he even knows about it, he doesn't care.

STU: No. Never a moment of thought goes into what it does. What it's supposed to restrict the government from doing. I mean, you think you want that as a president of the United States, a guy who will do this stuff? Think about this, all of these crazy proposals that come out from Donald Trump, what do they always have in common? They make the government more powerful. That's what you want as a Republican nominee? Go ahead. But, I mean, that's insanity.

PAT: I think so too. But you can't get the Trump supporters to listen to any of this. They -- they're impervious to it.

 

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

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