Trump Foreign Policy Speech a Stumbling Contradiction

The Context

Following resounding victories in five states on Tuesday --- and a big win in his home state last Tuesday --- Donald Trump pivoted toward the general election with a foreign policy speech. The speech was received with confusion by pundits and commentators, but lauded by Trump supporters like Ann Coulter as a historic.

What's in a Name, Really?

Story after story yesterday on television, radio and print referenced Ted Cruz mistakenly calling a basketball hoop a "ring" instead of a "rim." Audio from one mic sounds like he actually got it right, but either way, Cruz's slip of the tongue pales in comparison to what Trump said during his "historic" foreign policy speech. And it seems to have gone unnoticed.

"Yesterday, in the foreign policy speech --- you know, something that actually matters --- Donald Trump read his teleprompter and said "Tan-zayne-eah," and he was going to help us in "Tan-zayne-eah" instead of "Tanzania." But don't mention that. Because really what we need is a president that knows the difference between a 'hoop' and a 'ring,'" Glenn said Thursday on The Glenn Beck Program.

Tomayto, tomahto.

"Donald Trump might think that the Tasmanian Devil comes from Tan-zayne-eah," Glenn added sarcastically.

All Tapped Out of Logic

Critics of the Republican front-runner won't be surprised Trump's speech was long on rhetoric and short on specifics, rife with contradictions. The contradictory statements even had CNN's Jake Tapper scratching his head.

"I don't fully understand the contradiction that he seems to propose when it comes to going after ISIS even tougher than they're being pursued now, while also not getting involved in another war in the Middle East. That seems to be completely contradictory," Tapper asked a guest on The Lead With Jake Tapper.

In typical Trumpeter fashion, the guest gave his, "Yeah, but Trump!" answer.

"I think the coherence of what he stated and what has been different for probably the last --- at least the last 50 years --- is in one word, and that's winning," the guest said.

Winning is Not a Strategy

Bill Clinton probably wanted to win, both Bush's really liked to win, so it stands to reason they didn't go into a conflict hoping for a loss. Co-host Pat Gray was quick to point out the idiocy of the Trump supporter's comment.

"Has anybody said, 'Hey, let's get into this war and we'll lose big. We'll lose. We'll lose a lot of blood and treasure, and it will be great,'" Pat said.

Glenn agreed.

"That's not a strategy, that's a goal," Glenn said. "It contradicts itself. So how is his strategy going to work?"

Common Sense Bottom Line

Anyone can have the occasional slip of the tongue, and we shouldn't rake them over the coals for it. But knowledge about your subject matter --- especially in a significant foreign policy speech --- is important. More important than incorrectly naming a basketball hoop.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

Featured Image: Using teleprompters, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech about his vision for foreign policy at the Mayflower Hotel April 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. A real estate billionaire and reality television star, Trump beat his GOP challengers by double digits in Tuesday's presidential primaries in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Deleware, Rhode Island and Connecticut. 'I consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely,' Trump told supporters at the Trump Tower following yesterday's wins. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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