EXCLUSIVE: Glenn Speaks With Orlando Survivor Tony Sanchez

Tony Sanchez, who survived the horrific terrorist attack in Orlando, graciously spoke with Glenn from his hospital bed, just prior to going into surgery Thursday morning. Tony remains in critical but stable condition after being shot four times in the back and in his left arm, which was completely shattered.

During the emotional 20-minute conversation, Tony spoke about the harrowing experience, the doctors' belief in a miracle that spared his internal organs and spinal cord, and the plan God has for him.

Watch a portion of the sobering interview below.

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"What is the prognosis on you? When you were shot in your lower back -- that is so scary -- are you mobile? Will you be able to be mobile again?" Glenn asked.

"So far, they say yes," Tony said. "As far as my arm, they still are trying to reconstruct it because it was --- it was messed up pretty bad. They opened my stomach to see if any organs or my spinal cord was hit by any other bullets. And they consider it a miracle because none of the bullets touched any other organs or the spinal cord."

Tony went on to describe how he and his best friend Luis --- who did not survive --- were about to leave when the sound of bullets erupted.

"So my instinct --- and most everybody's instinct --- was just to fall to the ground and cover themselves," Tony said.

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When he saw the shooter approaching about 20 minutes later, shooting people in the head, Tony buried his head under a couch. He described seeing bodies to his left and right.

"Oh, dear God," Glenn said. "I'm --- I'm --- man, I'm sorry to --- this must be horrible for you to talk about."

The gunman stopped shooting and Tony believed he was in the clear, but he wasn't. He described the awful moments that followed:

He stopped shooting, so I was like, "It's over. Hey, I'm actually pretty much going to make it." I'm hoping it's over and the cops got to him or whatever. But then, like five minutes after, shots were getting fired again. And that's when I don't know where, I felt him shoot my back.

It was very bad because the bullets went through my back, and they came out and hit my arm also. So my arm was destroyed, and all my blood was just coming out of my arm. So it was like a pool of blood from everybody because there was too many people around me.

When police entered and began clearing the space, Tony dragged himself toward the door with his one good arm. That's when someone picked him up and carried him about a block away. He passed out and woke up in the hospital.

"What do you take from all of this personally, Tony? Have you, I mean, I know you're so early in on this, but what is the main thing that keeps going through your head right now?" Glenn asked.

"I just got to keep on fighting. Can't give up. And I thank everybody that's been supporting me. And I just got to keep on pushing forward because if I'm still alive, it's because, you know, God has a plan for me. That's the only thing I could think of," Tony said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Tony to cover medical expenses, hospital bills, food, counseling and anything the family may need.

"If you want to help with his medical bills, we're all brothers and sisters. Let's take that off their plate," Glenn said.

A GoFundMe campaign has also been established to support all shooting victims and their families. The campaign has already raised nearly $5 million, dwarfing GoFundMe's previous campaign record of just over $2 million.

Featured Image: Tony Sanchez via "Tony Strong" GoFundMe page

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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