'He Did Not Hate White People': Dallas Shooter's Parents Break Silence

The parents of Micah Johnson spoke exclusively to Lawrence Jones of TheBlaze Sunday evening, just three hours following the memorial service for their son. Wary and distrustful of the media, the family reached out to Jones after seeing his coverage of the story on TV.

"It was a very dicey thing, because they didn't want to talk to any members of the press. But Lawrence, I think she felt --- and correct me if I'm wrong --- that you were somebody who's going to go in and listen and let her tell her side of the story. Is that correct?" Glenn asked during his radio program Monday morning.

"That's correct because I didn't call her. Even when she reached out initially, I didn't call her again to say can you do this time. I waited for her to call me back. There was a certain part of me that didn't even want to touch it, because I'm not a journalist, you know, I'm a commentator," Lawrence said.

With major news outlets camped outside the Johnson family home, Lawrence managed to sit down for an exclusive conversation with the family, who wanted to clarify news reports and speak about their son.

The interview spanned 90 minutes and covered a myriad of topics, including reports about Johnson's military history, his alleged association with the Nation of Islam and bomb-making materials found in his room. Regarding his military service, the family made very clear that Johnson went into the military idealistic about his country and government, and returned a very different person.

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"They separated his life between when he entered the military and when he left the military," Lawrence said.

Following his service, Johnson became disappointed and disillusioned.

"He was very disappointed, very disappointed," Johnson's mother said. "It may be that the ideal that he thought of our government, of what he thought the military represented, it just didn't live up to his expectations."

Lawrence specifically wanted to address reports of racism and whether or not Johnson, whose stepmother Donna Johnson is white, hated white people.

"I even asked her a question, because this is key to this whole story: Did Micah hate white people?" Lawrence said.

While acknowledging his frustration over perceived injustices, his stepmother staunchly defended him on this point.

"He loved me. He did not hate white people. He loved my family. He had friends of all shapes and sizes and colors. We just . . . we didn't see that in one another. It was a deep abiding love. He is . . . he was a great kid. Very respectful," Mrs. Johnson said.

Glenn speculated about another theory that might have pushed Johnson over the edge.

"I'm wondering if this is the Bubba effect. The Bubba effect is the government isn't doing its job. There is no such thing as justice. They're not obeying their own rules. They're not who they say they are. They're lying to us. And we're not going to get anywhere with these liars," Glenn wondered.

"He hated liars. She wanted to say that," Lawrence added.

The full interview with the Johnson family will be available Wednesday on TheBlaze.

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There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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Glenn Beck: This is the ONLY endgame that makes sense for the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

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If you're celebrating this FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, you have no idea how much this changes things. We don't do this in America. At least, we didn't. But the left cannot have Donald Trump be president again. His "America First" platform goes against everything they've been working for. So, what's their endgame here? On the radio program, Glenn Beck said there's really only one endgame that makes sense — and it should scare us all.

"If you are not for the destruction of America, you better pay attention quickly. This is a massive move," Glenn said of the Mar-a-Lago raid.

"And who has credibility on this? ... The right will believe Donald Trump, but nobody on the left, so you're not going to change any minds there. Do you think the right will believe the New York Times? MSNBC? NBC? CBS? Do you think we're going to believe the New York Times — the people who have been carrying water for the Biden crimes? The Clinton crimes? And ... I'm talking about her server and having her own State Department people go into a skiff, which is the top secret room, completely sealed off, going in and getting documents, cutting off 'top secret,' and then emailing them to her on her private server. And nothing? And now you're going to try to convince me [that] this has nothing to do with January 6?" he added.

"Remember the [allegations about] bank servers, [Trump] was pinging a bank? Untrue. Carter Page is a Russian spy? Untrue. Donald Trump is a Russian spy? ... Untrue. Collusion with Russia? Untrue. Ukraine, the perfect phone call? Not true. Not true. Wasn't a perfect phone call. Was not impeachable. The pee tape dossier? None of that was true. Here's why they can't have [Trump] as president of the United States. They can't have him as president of the United States because we are headed towards a completely new, all redesigned, non-capitalist, nonconstitutional Great Reset," Glenn argued. "They cannot have him be president because he is America first."

Glenn warned Americans that our federal government is accumulating massive power, case in point the 87,000 new IRS agents. "Coupled with the [IRS agents] they already have ... that's almost the size of our National Guard. Do you feel comfortable with that? Democrats? You don't think there's a possibility ... that someone ... might come in at some point and weaponize the IRS?"

He also warned that the FBI's raid on Donald Trump’s home has implications that stretch far beyond simple dislike for the former president. So what are they hoping to accomplish?

"What is the endgame? You make him into a martyr by throwing him into jail or killing him ... so you make him stronger? That doesn't make sense. Why would they want that?" Glenn asked. "So, what is their endgame? The only one that makes sense to me, is to stop him at any cost, then lunatics will take to the streets, and then [they] will have [their] evidence that the [right is] more dangerous than anyone could possibly imagine. Please, pray for your country."

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