Glenn Decides NOT to Meet With Assad

When a brutal dictator asks for an interview, what do you do? For Glenn, it wasn't a completely clear-cut decision.

On his radio program Friday, Glenn announced an unnamed leader from the Middle East had expressed interest in meeting with him because he had "a few messages to send to America." At first, Glenn contemplated whether this could turn into an opportunity to save more Christians in the Middle East. He made his decision on Friday, but allowed his audience to guess who the mysterious person might be with a poll over the weekend.

Glenn shared the results on Monday. Bashar al-Assad, president of Syria, supposedly wanted to meet with Glenn to win some goodwill from America.

"That's different than going over and talking to them and having a meeting about, 'Can you help us with the Christians?'" Glenn said.

He concluded there was no way to win under those circumstances.

"I don't want to be the messenger of his message back to America when his partners are Iran and Russia," Glenn said.

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

GLENN: All right. So we did a poll because Friday I mentioned that I had to -- I had to -- a decision to make over the weekend on if I was going to go to the Middle East and meet with a -- a leader of a country in the Middle East.

And I was really torn because when this first started to happen, somebody -- an American group reached out to this leader and said, "Hey, they're trying to help the Christians, and would you help?" And then, almost a year has past, eight months has past. And I didn't think that this -- any of those world leaders would meet with me. But then the situation got worse and worse and worse. And now this world leader has said, yes, I'll meet with you. And, in fact, I'd like to meet with you because I have some things to say to America.

And that's different than going over and talking to them and having a meeting about, "Can you help us with the Christians?" Instead, having an interview and I have a few messages to send to America. And so it was a little unsettling to me. And I didn't know what to do. And we talked about it on the air.

We did a poll on -- GlennBeck.com did a poll over the weekend: Which Middle Eastern leader wants to meet with Glenn? Benjamin Netanyahu, 38 percent. Bashar al-Assad, 22. 9 percent, al-Baghdadi. 19 percent, el-Sisi from Egypt. And Rouhani, 12 percent, from Iran.

Do you even know, Stu? Do you know?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Yes, it was Assad. And the more research I did on Assad, the more I'm like, "Yeah, I -- I -- and I went back and forth and thought, man, to be able to interview Hitler -- while he's not to the level of Hitler, he's pretty bad. And to be able to interview somebody like that -- my wife immediately said no. She's like, "You're not going."

STU: I mean, she's doing that as a -- she cares about your safety, right?

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

STU: Obviously, we're all released from that care.

GLENN: Yeah, I know.

STU: But, no, from a perspective of having the interview with him, that's not why you cancelled it though. You cancelled it -- or didn't do it because --

GLENN: I didn't want to do it because I don't want -- his partners are Russia and Iran.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And I don't want to be the messenger of his message back to America, when his partners are Iran and Russia.

STU: Right. But, I mean, you obviously could challenge him on these things. You would not give him a softball interview by any means. It's not like you would say, "Well, what kind of treaty would you like?"

GLENN: Well, you're kind of in the -- you know, you're going to be seeing the things they want you to see. You're going to be talking about the things they want to talk about.

STU: Of course.

GLENN: You know what I mean?

STU: They're going to control --

GLENN: They're going to control your cameras, your media, and everything else, and they're going to control the trip.

STU: But, still, he doesn't control the interview when you're talking to this guy. Right? You'd be able to ask him --

GLENN: To some extent, I would imagine, yes.

STU: So you think they might try to restrict -- and there's no way you're going to do an interview if they're going to try to restrict your questions.

GLENN: No.

PAT: So do you think you would have wound up asking him, what has enchanted you the most?

GLENN: No, I don't think --

(chuckling)

GLENN: See, here -- and this is why -- I didn't want to --

JEFFY: How's your soul?

GLENN: You know, even if they wouldn't restrict, I wouldn't want to push too hard because we're trying to get Christians out of his country. So I'm going to ask for help. And then do an interview on top of it is not -- I mean, that's what they wanted. They happened an interview. I wanted to ask about the Christians. "Can you help us get the Christians out?"

PAT: Yeah.

STU: And you think that potentially -- the thought is, potentially he might do that to try to win some goodwill from America.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: And you don't care why he's doing. You just want the Christians out of there.

GLENN: I just want the Christians out of there. But if -- if we would have said, "And Assad helped us get the Christians out of there," that's one thing. But to go over with my cameras and sit down and do a half-hour with him because he's helping me get the Christians out of there and not push back -- I mean, you know, I would be stuck with this feeling of, if I push back too hard, do our Christians get out? You know what I mean?

STU: Right.

GLENN: If I'm like, "Hey, so you're a murder." Am I going to get -- is he going to be soft-hearted towards the Christians? I just didn't think there was any way to win.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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