Trump 'News Conference' a Spectacle Full of Lies

The crazy train was on full display during Trump's post-election "news conference" thingy-ma-jig. Has a presidential candidate ever held such a spectacle, parading his alleged business products before supporters, the media and the American people? What was that?

Anyone who's ever been to elementary school should recognize Trump's behavior for what it is: A very insecure man trying to prop up his success in response to criticism. Rather than letting the success of his various companies speak for itself, Trump brought out failed product after failed product like an insecure fifth grader.

"I watched all of it. I couldn't believe . . . the incredible lies that he told last night," Glenn said Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Program. "But he revealed something: Don't mess with my businesses."

In response to Mitt Romney's comments about Trump's failed business ventures, the self-proclaimed billionaire spent an excessive amount of energy planning his rebuttal during what should have been a short news conference about election results.

Trump brought out Trump Steaks, Trump Water, Trump Magazine and Trump Vodka --- all failed products no longer available for purchase.

"It's really crazy," Glenn said. "You're going to be president of the United States and you're lying about your fake meat products?"

Tonight on TheBlaze TV, Glenn will air "Clock of Lies," counting down the lies told at Trump's event last night, with the evidence to prove it. Clock of Lies will air at 5:00 PM ET.

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

GLENN: Did you see the crazy town train that Donald Trump was on last night?

STU: For an hour?

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: It was crazy. Did you actually watch it?

STU: Parts of it. Not all of it.

GLENN: Okay. I watched all of it. I couldn't believe -- we're doing a show on just the Clock of Lies tonight. We're just looking at that hour, and we're just counting the lies and showing you the evidence that it is a lie. The incredible lies that he told last night. But he revealed something: Don't mess with my businesses. He brought out Trump steaks and Trump water and a Trump magazine, all this stuff --

PAT: That all failed.

STU: Not real.

GLENN: No, but here's what he said. Trump water. He cut these lines really, really close. Trump water. I still have Trump water. You know, I use it for all my hotels. No, that's not the same as Trump water.

PAT: No.

GLENN: You had Trump ice, and it was in stores.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: There's a difference between relabeling water and putting it in your hotels.

PAT: That is really pathetic.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. And then when he said the magazine -- my magazine is still out. In fact, I just read it. My hotel still has the magazine. It's called Luxurious Destination or something. No, that wasn't Trump magazine. He's lying.

STU: He's lying. Trump steaks is the worst one though. It went out of business a long time ago. It's a meat company. The meat doesn't hang around for eight years. It would go bad, right? So he comes out and he says, "Here are Trump steaks. Look, they're in business." And a couple of reporters went up and took pictures. They didn't even bother to fully cut off the labels of the other brand the steaks were, which was a place called Bush Brothers in West Palm Beach. You could still the --

GLENN: You've got to be kidding.

PAT: Good golly.

STU: That they just took another steak and put it on a table and didn't even fully cut off the other label. They just don't care.

(laughter)

PAT: That's unbelievable.

STU: And this morning, still with that happening, and it being reported in multiple sources, multiple people saw it, this morning, still people are on, "And Donald Trump had Trump steaks" Wow, he had Trump steaks. I'd like to try one of those Trump steaks.

They don't exist. There are no Trump steaks. He has a restaurant at his hotel in which he's named one of his products Trump steaks. But Trump steaks was a company. He trotted out somebody else's steaks. Lied to his followers. Lied to all of the Trump bots. They still praise him for it.

PAT: And the Trump University thing, you're going to bring that back. You don't know that you're going to bring that back.

GLENN: The judge has said this is Bernie Madoff.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I mean, I watched this last night with my family. We were watching him. And we were just sitting there saying, "What the hell?" America is doomed. If we are this stupid, we're -- it's suicide.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: We are voting for our own destruction. And this is why, you know, Marco Rubio has the little Marco thing. He's been offended, I'm sure. He's put everything into this campaign. But I think beyond being offend because I don't think Marco Rubio is that guy. I think Marco Rubio is a decent guy. I think he's got the wrong advisers. He's got the brokered convention people whispering in his ear. We don't want a brokered convention. That is a really bad idea. It's a really bad idea. And if they all stay in, that's exactly where we're headed. Then you have no choice. Then you have absolutely no choice.

PAT: And it's not going to be him. If you get to a brokered convention, it's not going to be any of these guys. They're probably going to find an alternative.

GLENN: I think it's going to be Kasich. Think of this. Think of this. Out of all the people we had last time, who did we get?

PAT: Romney.

GLENN: Out of all the people we had in '08, who did we get?

PAT: McCain.

GLENN: Out of all the people we've had this time, who do you think we're going to get? Kasich.

STU: The worst guy.

GLENN: These guys are going to orchestrate anything. But anybody who challenges their power. And what kills me, Trump is not a challenge to their power. All you have to do is play ball with him. You think he's really going to change things and go for a smaller government. Have you ever heard him talk about smaller government?

PAT: No.

JEFFY: No.

GLENN: Never. He's not going to go for a smaller government. He will increase the government, guarantee. He will increase the size of government.

JEFFY: It will benefit him.

STU: Absolutely no question about it.

GLENN: Yes. No question.

STU: Never has he shown that to be a priority in any way, which is the problem we have with him. Yeah, he says annoying things and he lies all the time. Those are all serious problems I have with Donald Trump. But the one that started the whole ball rolling down the hill is the fact that he's not a freaking conservative and doesn't care about smaller government or the Constitution. Those things are the biggest issues that immediately qualifies you from a Republican primary. Add on all this other stuff where he's going to lose the general election and he is, you know -- he says he has the best words. And he lies about his fake meat products.

(laughter)

STU: I mean, that's all --

GLENN: It's really crazy.

STU: That's all just icing on the cake.

GLENN: It's really crazy. You're going to be president of the United States and you're lying about your fake meat products. It's crazy.

STU: So weird.

GLENN: Just weird. Just weird.

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GLENN: This is unbelievable. Just looking at the lies -- we're getting ready for the TV show tonight because there was an hour of unbelievable lies that are all verifiable. For instance, in almost all the polls, I beat Hillary Clinton. No, sir.

PAT: No.

GLENN: In almost every poll, you lose to Hillary Clinton. Everybody else beats Hillary Clinton.

But last night, he talked about Trump magazine. And he said, "You know, Romney said I have a failing Trump magazine. I still have a magazine. I thought I read one just two days ago." And he holds it up. And it's called the Jewel of Palm Beach. That's not Trump magazine. Trump magazine folded in 2009. So what is the Jewel of Palm Beach? This is a -- basically a glorified -- a glorified brochure of Mar-a-Lago Club and Trump International Golf Club in the Palm Beaches. And its' not a magazine. It's a brochure. It looks like a magazine. But it's basically a brochure. It's published once a year.

STU: And not for sale. It's just --

GLENN: It's just in your room. It's when you go -- Hilton has those little Hilton San Antonio, you know, magazines. That's what that is.

STU: More lies just constant lies.

GLENN: Just more constant lies. And people still say, "He tells it like it is."

STU: No, he does not.

GLENN: No, he doesn't. Never. Never tells it like it is. What are you teaching this guy? Back in a minute.

Featured Image: A security agent stands near a display of products that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has for guests, including meat, wine and water before a press conference at the Trump National Golf Club Jupiter on March 8, 2016 in Jupiter, Florida. Mr. Trump and other Republican candidates wait for votes to be counted in Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho, and Hawaii. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.