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)

With cops under fire, businesses destroyed, and innocent civilians beaten and killed, where is the justice that well-meaning protesters were seeking for George Floyd?

On Wednesday night's special, Glenn Beck goes one on one with Blexit founder and "Blackout" author Candace Owens about what's really driving the riots, white privilege in America, and why it sickens her that Floyd has become a martyr for Black America.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan told Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday that a network of radical extremist terrorist organizations, which includes Antifa, are coordinating and escalating many of the violent riots in the wake of George Floyd's death.

Lara, who has done extensive reporting on Antifa, said it's "extraordinary" that so many Americans in the media and politics are defending the "very violent terrorist organization."

"[The media is] pretending that they care about journalism. They don't. They care about silencing, intimidating, destroying, annihilating, and getting us all to self-sensor so we don't cover any of the subjects they don't want us talking about," she said.

"For those of us who've followed [Antifa] for a while, and know what they're doing and what their agenda is, what has always been troubling is the way so many people in the media and in the political establishment have given them cover to operate," Laura added. "These are extremists. And you see a lot of parallels between extremists on the left and the right ... they pretty much operate the same way, exactly. And there's no difference between what Antifa is doing and the 'Brown Shirts' of Nazi Germany. Or the 'Black Shirts' of Mussolini."

She read the 10 points of action listed by an extremist group called the "Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement", which culminates with "Liberation begins where America dies."

Glenn recalled a prediction he made approximately 15 years ago, that "socialist, communists, radicals, anarchists, [and] Islamists would all work together ... they would all see the opportunity and work toward the same goal. And that's destruction of capitalism, and destruction of the Western world."

"A few years ago, I probably would not have agreed with you on that," Laura responded. "But I now see that you're absolutely correct."

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Media targets Lara Logan for exposing the truth about Antifa

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The Trump-deranged media is calling the president a "coward" because he was moved to an underground bunker as riots erupted outside the White House over the weekend.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to set the record straight. He told Glenn that under Title 18, US Code 3056, the Secret Service has the authority to protect the president however they deem necessary, with or without his consent.

Dan explained that the severity of the White House riots, which resulted in at least 50 Secret Service agents being injured, would very likely have warranted overriding the president's preference on whether or not to take shelter.

"Shame on the media ... for painting this as some kind of situation where Trump ran like a coward," Dan said. "Which is totally false and made-up. [...] They're morons. These are imbeciles with double digit IQs who are only in this to aggravate an already-bad situation. And it's a shame, because they're really incentivizing this kind of stuff to happen."

He also made it clear that the so-called protests over the death of George Floyd were actually "very strategic" riots organized by "Antifa terrorists."

"It was not even a protest. It should have been, and could have been ... but that's not what it was. It was an insurrection. It was a riot," Dan stated.

"I can tell you, from sources of mine that were there, [who are] more than credible and unimpeachable, that the attack at the White House -- and that's what it was over a period of days -- was very organized. It was done using very strategic tactics," he added. "I want to be crystal clear, this was organized by Antifa terrorists. It's not a joke. It's not hyperbole. These were people that were committed to an insurrection that was thankfully put down."

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Dan Bongino: Trump is NOT a Coward Hiding in a Bunker


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The media has been trying to discredit BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer after he recorded a disturbing video of a man being brutally beaten and stoned almost to death by rioters Saturday evening in Dallas.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday to set the record straight.

"The very dishonest far-left media is working tirelessly at the moment to completely, not only discredit myself, but they always say, 'Elijah Schaffer who works for Glenn Beck's BlazeTV.' As if that's an insult. So I'm going to clear the air right now," he told Glenn.

"There was a group of about, I would say 150 rioters. They were not protesters. They were breaking windows. They broke into a bank. They broke into a bar. They were looting alcohol and partying on the streets while breaking glass. These were not people who were grieving over black lives," he added. "The police had lost control of the city."

Elijah went on to describe the violent scene, detailing the events leading up to the brutal beating of a man who was apparently trying to defend a local bar. Elijah posted a video of the incident on Twitter Saturday night.

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"Rioters with rocks and bricks and bats and weapons, 150 or more, were accosting him as he stood in front of the bar," Elijah said. "Then they started stoning him, Glenn! Medieval! Throwing rocks and bricks.... We're in America. This is 2020. We do not stone people in the United States of America!"

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