Donald Trump: The Four-Part Series

In a short amount of time, Donald Trump has tapped into the anger created by an out-of-control federal government that no longer listens to the people. His solutions to the country’s many problems make great sound bites — but what’s the substance beneath?

In this four-part series, Glenn looks at the man behind the message, including Trump’s early years as a Manhattan developer, his grandiose claims about business dealings and successes and, perhaps most telling, the language he uses when talking about women. Is Trump the kind of man needed to restore America to her founding principles — or is he just adding another notch to his belt and title to his resume? Is he a winner who wins all the time or is he a showman putting on the greatest show of his life?

The four-part series is compiled below for your convenience.

Part I: The Tabloid Years

Donald grew up the son of a successful real estate developer. He didn’t exactly start in the mail room of his father’s company. He started at the top of the family business, which in 1974 was already worth $200 million. In today’s dollars, that translates into a one billion-dollar business. But Trump claims he didn’t have it easy. Here’s how Trump rose to the top of the Manhattan real estate game and began collecting trophy wives along the way.

Part II: The Business Resume

Winning is everything to Donald Trump, and when you win, you put your name on it. Trump Vodka, Trump Plaza, Trump Place, Trump Steaks and Trump University are just a few businesses stamped with Trump’s brand of glittering gold, helping him feel like a winner. While anyone with a net worth in the billions cannot be called a failure, Trump isn’t exactly the winner he claims to be. Many of his business ventures have faded into oblivion. His father bailed him out of a troubled casino venture by purchasing $3 million in chips. He’s defaulted on over $6 billion. Winning may be everything to Mr. Trump, but his record shows not only multiple failures, but also how low he can go. Ask Vera Coking.

Part III: The Chameleon

For as firm a stance as Donald Trump has taken on current issues, he’s just as likely to have held completely opposite opinions in years past. A political chameleon of sorts, Trump has managed to change party affiliations five times. He first registered as a Republican before changing to Democrat and then joined the Reform Party and later became an Independent — only to return to the Republican Party.

While Trump blusters about Obamacare, he is for universal health care for all citizens. He has flip-flopped on abortion, first being very pro-choice and then switching to pro-life. He hates the idea of guns but has a concealed carry permit and owns two pistols.

While he comes off as strong on the border and illegal immigration, he supports a pathway to citizenship. He has contributed to liberal candidates many times, including his would-be opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump has even said both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were doing a great job. Now that he’s running for president, his opinion of their performance has changed. What has caused Donald Trump to change his opinion so dramatically and so often? What are the pivot points that inspired these changes? Listen to Glenn’s rundown on Trump’s history and then you decide if these changes are genuine or not.

Part IV: The Recent Years

On the campaign trail this election cycle, Donald Trump has been touting the importance of leadership and having the right people around you. When someone lacks any type of record in politics and government, the best place to vet their credentials can often be who and what they publically support. In 2009, Trump stated President Obama was doing a great job and gave him a “solid B+” for his first hundred days as well as saying he would hire him. Not only did he support Obama, but he also agreed with his appointments – most notably a possible democratic nominee for this year, Hillary Clinton.

In 2010, Wolf Blitzer asked if Obama has “saved” us as a country and Donald noted that he had indeed. It was a totally different story in 2011 however, as Trump said that Obama had surpassed Jimmy Carter as the worst president in history. What changed to have Mr. Trump change his tune so drastically? Had Obama crossed him personally or in some other way? Or was it just that Mr. Trump was gearing up for a presidential bid of his own.

Whatever caused the change, Donald switched parties and became a republican despite having been quoted as saying “the economy seems to do better under democrats” and Mrs. Clinton saying “he’s basically a democrat.” Mr. Trump consistently touts his relationships with the democrats and how he is best equipped to work with them, but is that just because he is still ideologically aligned with them or because of he “negotiating genius?”

That will be for the American people to judge.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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