Trump Endorses Greed to ‘Make America Great Again’

The Context

Donald Trump said he “loves the poorly educated” during his most recent victory speech, but it was what came next that has Glenn worried.

“You know, I get greedy. I want money, money. Now, I'm going to -- I'll tell you what we're going to do, right?  We get greedy, right? Now we're going to get greedy for the United States. We're going to grab and grab and grab,” Trump said.

What Makes American Great

The American dream has been distorted over the years, but Donald Trump is completely rewriting the script. What has made this nation great is our generosity, kindness and faith that things will get better.

Trump’s vision for the future is all about winning --- and with winners there are losers.

“I'm sorry. I don't want to be a greedy nation that grabs and grabs and grabs,” Glenn said Thursday on The Glenn Beck Program. “He cannot make America great again . . . because no man makes America great. What makes America great is we, the people. No, I'm sorry. I go back to de Tocqueville. What makes America great is that America is good. And that is not good."

Karl Marx Was Right

No, Marx wasn’t correct in his theology, but in his prediction about what kind of country would eventually get communism right.

“The ultimate communist nation will be a capitalist nation. Because in the end, there will be a horrible capitalist that will step up, and the greed and the ugliness of capitalism will be exposed,” Glenn said explaining Marx's premise.

The Wealth of Nations

America and capitalism have long relied on Adam Smith’s book The Wealth of Nations, but many know little about his earlier work Moral Sentiments. But the two work hand in hand.

“In his Wealth of Nations book, he referred back to Moral Sentiments and said, "You can't have wealth of nations, unless you have moral sentiments,” Glenn said.

Common Sense Bottom Line

Alexis de Tocqueville's classic tome Democracy in America states simply and empirically the essence of America's greatness:

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

If Americans follow the path Trump has laid out --- full of greed and grabbing whatever we can --- we will lose our morality and along with it all the rights and privileges associated with being the greatest nation the world has ever seen.

 

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

GLENN: Capitalism is over. I'm going to play a quote for you. I'm going to play a quote for you. Capitalism is over.

This is Donald Trump from his -- you know, winning speech in Nevada. Listen to this. And tell me we are not going to be the most hated people on the earth. Listen to this.

DONALD: We won the evangelicals. We won with young. We won with old.

PAT: By the way, no. He did not win young, did he?

STU: No, he did not.

PAT: Did he win the youth? Because I thought that went to Cruz.

STU: In South Carolina, it went to Cruz. In Nevada, it went to Rubio.

PAT: He did not win.

STU: And, by the way, who the hell says we won with young. We won with young?

PAT: I know. He's so --

GLENN: But he'll make the point on why he can say that.

PAT: Here it is.

DONALD: We won the evangelicals. We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.

GLENN: Stop.

PAT: Those are the only people who support him. The poorly educated. The dummies. The dopes.

GLENN: That's not true. But here is --

PAT: I think it is.

GLENN: Here is the thing that took my breath away.

PAT: This is great.

GLENN: Is this who you want to be?

DONALD: You know, I get greedy. I want money, money. Now, I'm going to -- I'll tell you what we're going to do, right? We get greedy, right?

Now we're going to get greedy for the United States. We're going to grab and grab and grab.

(applauding)

(chuckling)

PAT: Wow.

STU: At odds with what he's done his entire career which is be greedy for himself and abuse the United States in the process.

GLENN: No, no, no -- yes. You're exactly right. But you missed the correction that he made mid-course. He said, "I get greedy. And you know I -- you know what we're going to do." He said, "You know what I -- you know what we're going to do."

STU: That's a good pickup.

GLENN: He made his change.

PAT: Yeah. Yep.

GLENN: But he is greedy. And I'm sorry. I don't want to be a greedy nation that grabs and grabs and grabs. That is the exact opposite.

He cannot make America great again. And I was saying before. Because no man makes America great. What makes America great is we, the people. No, I'm sorry. I go back to de Tocqueville. What makes America great is that America is good. And that is not good. We're greedy.

Since when has greed and grab and grab and grab been good? That's not good

PAT: Well, that's what we've been accused of, right? Every third world nation. Every European --

GLENN: We give and we give. And we give.

PAT: We exploited. We raped. We took. We grabbed the resources and we profited from it. And that's not what we did.

GLENN: I'm telling you, this is why -- Karl Marx was right. Karl Marx was right.

STU: On what?

GLENN: On the fact that the ultimate communist nation will be a capitalist nation. Because in the end, there will be a horrible capitalist that will step up, and the greed and the ugliness of capitalism will be exposed.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And that's what's happening. We have forgotten that the invisible hand of the market must be contained with moral sentiments. You must be a good and moral nation.

PAT: Oh, please. Who said that?

STU: Yeah, come on. Moral sentiments. What guy said that?

GLENN: It was only Adam Smith.

STU: But he said it in retrospect. After he wrote the other stuff, right?

GLENN: No, he said that before he wrote the other stuff.

STU: Oh. So that was the thing he focused on first before he laid out what was essentially the basis of capitalism?

GLENN: Yes. He said -- in fact, he wrote a whole book just on moral sentiment. Then in his Wealth of Nations book, he referred back to Moral Sentiments and said, "You can't have wealth of nations, unless you have moral sentiments." But don't worry about that.

PAT: But then he said, and the country who does this needs to grab and grab and grab.

GLENN: And grab and grab and grab. Yes, he did --

PAT: Rape and pillage and destroy.

STU: This would be hilarious if it was happening to another country.

PAT: It would. It would be great, wouldn't it?

STU: Oh, look what's happening to France right now. Those French.

PAT: We wouldn't even laugh about that. We would be very, very concerned for them.

GLENN: We would be very concerned for them. This is not Russia. This is not the collapse of Russia. The collapse of Russia, when that happened, that was a different story. That was, it was going to collapse. And what are they turning into? This is, they're going to collapse and good God Almighty, look at what they're turning into.

It's -- it's not good. It's just not good. But whatever. Whatever.

PAT: Whatever.

GLENN: It's all good to me.

PAT: We'll see you in New Zealand.

GLENN: No, we're not going to New Zealand. That's the problem. We're not going to go to New Zealand. You going to go to New Zealand? You know who is going to own New Zealand. You better speak Chinese.

Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the South Point Hotel & Casino on February 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trump is campaigning in Nevada for the Republican presidential nomination ahead of the state's February 23 Republican caucuses. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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