Trump Pimps 9/11 as 'New York Values'

We all know what Ted Cruz really meant when he said Donald Trump "embodies New York values" on the Howie Carr Show---and it had nothing to do with 9/11. That didn't stop Donald Trump from using 9/11 in a cheap way during last night's GOP debate in South Carolina.

"For Donald Trump to play that card was a despicable slap in the face to 9/11," Glenn said Friday on The Glenn Beck Program.

Instead of challenging Cruz's intent---that Donald Trump represents progressive liberal views---the real estate mogul went to the hallowed ground of 9/11.

"The people in New York fought and fought and fought, and we saw more death and even the smell of death, nobody understood it, and it was with us for months---the smell, the air---and we rebuilt downtown Manhattan," said Trump. "And everybody in the world watched and everybody in the world loved New York and New Yorkers. And I have to tell you that was a very insulting statement that Ted made."

During the debate, Cruz put into context the true intent behind his words.

"There are many, many wonderful, wonderful working men and women in the state of New York," said Cruz. "But everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal, are pro-abortion, are pro-gay marriage, [and] focus around money and the media."

Sensible people know the tragedy of 9/11 has absolutely nothing to do with New York values. However, the mainstream media---who jumped on Rudi Guiliani during the 2008 campaign for using 9/11---have rallied around Trump, crucifying Ted Cruz in the process.


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

GLENN: Welcome back to the program. Glad you're here. Let me go to Taylor. Hi, Taylor, you're on the Glenn Beck Program. Welcome.

CALLER: Hey, there. I thought Ted Cruz did a marvelous last night. But I want to call out Fox News and people like Andrea Tantaros that tweet out these pictures of the New York firefighters and the flagpole. We all know what Ted Cruz meant. He wasn't bashing first responders with New York values. Everyone knows and knew exactly what he meant. It's just too bad that Fox News has to play into this hand. They know what he meant. I'm on board with you now. I'm dumping Fox News. Total insult at Ted. It was a huge disappointment to see that.

STU: There's a lot of, well, I like New York and Donald likes New York, therefore, as the media I'm going to praise him for that.

PAT: It's so ridiculous. New York elected a communist mayor, that's what he's saying.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: A guy who went and visited and donated to the Sandinistas when we were at war with them in the '80s! Come on. He's a communist.

GLENN: He's a communist. The guy they elected as mayor of New York is a communist, and everybody knows it. And for Donald Trump to play that card was a despicable slap in the face to 9/11.

PAT: Jeez. Are you kidding me? What does 9/11 have to do with the values of -- nothing. Zero.

STU: They're obviously good people in New York. Was Ted Cruz saying there's not good people in New York?

PAT: No.

STU: I'm critical of the way they mourned that tragedy. That's not what Ted Cruz was saying. What he was saying is they're really, really liberal. And it's his way I think of saying that Donald Trump is also really, really liberal without saying it.

GLENN: Everybody knows it. And the fact that the media is all standing behind and saying -- and, Taylor, you're exactly right. That the media is coming out and saying, "Donald Trump is exactly right on it."

PAT: No, he wasn't.

GLENN: They're all praising him. It's because they're all liberal.

STU: In New York.

GLENN: They all think like that in New York. They all think that way in New York. It's really amazing. I don't know who won that one. Because to me, I thought it was shameful. It was -- I can't believe that George Bush would use a picture of him in Air Force One on 9/11. Using that as a -- that's exactly what that was.

PAT: Oh, it's worse.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

PAT: He's talking about the smell of death. 9/11 because Ted Cruz brought up the New York attitude. Because he's talking about the people who elect communists. Come on. Oh, man.

GLENN: I would like to see the dial test on that. Because I don't think there's a conservative out there that was on the fence that thought Donald Trump won that.

STU: The media really says he won.

GLENN: The media really loves him on that.

STU: Not only did they attack him and say don't use 9/11, it's absolutely wrong. But they also did it to Rudy Giuliani. Why is the media picking Donald Trump as the one guy who can use 9/11?

GLENN: They hate Ted Cruz.

STU: Exactly.

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Democrat Mutiny? These prominent Progressives and Democratic leaders DEMAND that Biden withdraw

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Biden is still taking hard blows from both sides of the aisle after his abysmal performance in last month's presidential debate. As Glenn pointed out in his post-debate coverage, Biden came across as so incompetent that it has made many Americans scared that, should the country face a major threat, Biden would be unable to respond to it. This includes many Democrats, who are finally admitting that Biden isn't as fit as they have been claiming for the last four years.

Many names have already been suggested as potential replacements for the Democratic nominee, but many people, including some Democrats, don't believe Biden should even stay in office for the election. Here are some prominent progressives and Democratic lawmakers who have called for President Biden's resignation:

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Arizona)

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Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts)

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Rep. Mike Quigley (Illinois)

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Rep. Angie Craig (Minnesota)

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Rep. Adam Smith (Washington)

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Rep. Mikie Sherrill (New Jersey)

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Rep. Pat Ryan (New York)

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Rep. Hillary Scholten (Michigan)

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Senator Peter Welch (Vermont)

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Oregon)

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BONUS: Actor George Clooney

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These TOP 5 new technologies left Glenn SHOCKED

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Glenn has been covering some of the most groundbreaking, exciting, and often terrifying technological advances. Some new tech has the potential to make a positive impact. Some tech is just SUPER cool, like a flame-throwing robot dog. However, there is also a dark side to technology. Glenn exposes how some new technological developments, particularly in the realm of AI, pose serious ethical questions.

Here are the top five new technologies that Glenn covered that will make your jaw drop:

Anti-gravity device

This new technology developed by Dr. Charles Buhler and his team may change everything we know about transportation and travel. Described as "propellant-less propulsion" by Dr. Buhler, this technology appears to defy gravity and is potentially a way for people to travel into and through space without the need for rockets. It doesn't stop there either, this tech could be used to forever change the way we travel here on Earth.

Human embryo-powered supercomputer

To have massively powerful AI, something, which many people seem to have an invested interest in, you need a lot of electricity to power the computers that host the artificial intelligences. Naturally, this energy consumption upsets the environmentalists so in response a terrifying solution was developed. Bio Processors are essentially computer chips powered by human cells, specifically stem cells, which are predominantly harvested from embryos. These Bio Processors have a limited shelf life, meaning they need a steady supply of stem cells to keep the computers that use them operational. What could be more terrifying than an AI that eats human cells?

Voice-stealing AI

When ChatGPT came out in late 2022 its power and versatility took the world by storm. Suddenly, students had it write entire essays in mere seconds, and it was creating songs and poems with ease. The capabilities of the ChatGPT AI were as disturbing as they were impressive, but after a recent update, it took a hard turn towards disturbing. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, decided to give the program a voice and tried to recruit famous actress Scarlett Johansson to lend her voice to the machine. After she declined the offer, OpenAI went ahead and released the update for ChatGPT featuring a voice that sounded eerily similar to Johansson's. While OpenAI claims it's a different, similar-sounding voice actress, the idea that a computer is going around with your stolen voice is terrifying.

Flamethrower robot dog

How could you possibly ever make something cooler than a flamethrower? Simple, strap it to the back of a robotic dog of course! Originally built to help fight forest fires (ironically enough) by creating backburns, Glenn pointed out that a pack of these bad boys patrolling your property would be the ultimate home defense. Nobody would come anywhere near your house if it was guarded by a few of these firey companions.

Wormhole-generating UFO's

It's been a decade since the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. No trace of the aircraft or any of its passengers, except a few small pieces of debris, were ever found nor was an official cause of the disappearance ever given. There have been an infinite number of theories explaining what might have happened, but this one from investigative journalist Ashton Forbes might take the cake for the wildest. Forbes joined Glenn on his radio show and brought with him convincing video evidence that seemed to show the now-missing aircraft being circled by three mysterious orbs before suddenly disappearing in a flash of light. Does this video show the doomed aircraft being sucked into an artificial wormhole, or is it an amazing piece of hoaxwork?

THESE TOP 10 Founding Fathers' quotes help us remember America's original vision

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Independence Day is one of the few days when Americans come together to celebrate our country and the continued vision that our Founding Fathers crafted in 1776. But what is that vision? It seems with every passing July 4th, Americans lose even more of a sense of what the original intent of our nation was supposed to be. It's becoming increasingly important to read the Founding Fathers in their own words and to remember the vision that they cast for our nation. Here are our TOP 10 favorite Founding Fathers' quotes to help us remember their original views of government, freedom, and the American vision.

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty." —James Madison

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"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

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"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light." —George Washington

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"The people are the only legitimate fountain of power." —James Madison

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"I agree with you that it is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities, which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country." —Thomas Jefferson

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“Human passions unbridled by morality and religion… would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.” —John Adams

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"Those who stand for nothing will fall for everything." —Alexander Hamilton

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“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” —James Madison

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"I fear that in every elected office, members will obtain an influence by noise, not by sense. By meanness, not greatness. By ignorance, not learning. By contracted hearts, not large souls. There must be decency and respect." —John Adams

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“We must go home to be happy, and our home is not in this world. Here we have nothing to do but our duty.” —John Jay

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We live in a dark time, so it is more important now than ever to make sure you are anchored to the truth.

Glenn was recently on the “Chicks on the Right” podcast for a follow-up interview after Amy Jo Clark and Miriam Weaver joined Glenn on his podcast back in March. The three dove into a lively discussion that touched on several things happening in Glenn's personal life, and Glenn delved into the importance of truth in our increasingly Orwellian society.

Glenn told the “Chicks” about his upcoming first novel for young adults, Chasing Embers, which is set in a dystopian world where the wildest WEF fantasies have come true and history has been completely rewritten. Glenn revealed that he was inspired to write the book while reading Karl Marx. He reflected on how Karl Marx was, and still is in many cases, considered this articulate revolutionary, but when compared to the words of the Founding Fathers, his articulation and arguments pale in comparison. He wanted to explore the idea, "What if Jefferson was the revolutionary again, not Marx?" Chasing Embers asks how we preserve the philosophies of the founders and the values of the Constitution so that our children have a chance to discover it if the world turns completely upside down.

Glenn also discussed how important it is to learn history, to anchor yourself in truth, God, and the Constitution, and our responsibility to preserve them in the face of the dystopian movement that is increasingly encroaching on Western civilization. Glenn described the country as "suicidal" and posited whether we can rein in a nation that is hurdling itself towards the brink. He said we can do our part to help, but unless the country decides it wants to live, it will die. We have to be prepared to endure such a scenario with our morals intact and the necessary knowledge to rebuild on hand.

Towards the end of the conversation, Glenn revealed some of the lessons he's learned in his decades on radio. He said that you have to know yourself--both the good and bad--be ready to defend your beliefs, and admit when you are wrong.

This is a podcast you won't want to miss. Click here to listen to the FULL discussion.