Trump Is an Empty Vessel for Supporters to Project Their Hopes On

Wednesday on radio, Glenn invited supporters of Donald Trump to call the show so he could listen and gain understanding about why they're voting for Trump and what they think about his "softening" on immigration. While Glenn never bought into the so-called "dog whistle theory" pushed by the mainstream media on the Tea Party, he did learn something by analyzing the calls.

"I still don't buy into that currently with Donald Trump. I don't think he is speaking in dog whistle, but I do believe people are hearing a dog whistle," Glenn said.

He went on to explain.

"What this means is, he is an empty vessel," Glenn said. "Let's say George Bush is in office . . . running against an unnamed Democrat. Who wins? The unnamed Democrat always wins. Barack Obama is in against an unnamed Republican. The unnamed Republican always wins because the unnamed person is just an empty vessel that everybody puts what they think would be right into there."

Once the candidate is named, it's not the same. The empty vessel has a voice, a persona, opinions.

"I believe Donald Trump somehow or another has branded himself as so clearly one thing, and yet at the same time, a completely empty vessel," Glenn said.

He then played three different calls from yesterday to prove his point.

"The problem here is, three of his supporters are hearing three very different things," Glenn said.

"Common tongue language," Jeffy said.

"Common tongue language. Except none of the three supporters speak the same language. They're all hearing three different things," Glenn said.

One caller believed Trump was intentionally softening on immigration in order to get elected. Another found Trump's softening the very reason that he could vote for the businessman.

Some would say Trump's new rhetoric is a way to reach more voters and unite people --- even though it betrays his earlier campaign positions.

"If that's what he's doing, (a) I don't like to be manipulated myself and (b) that is the biggest progressive move I've ever seen. 'I know better than you do, so I'll pretend to be you. And then I will teach you how it should be done and enact the policy that I know is right.' That's the most amazing progressive move I've ever seen," Glenn said. "If that's what he's doing, how do you feel about being manipulated?"

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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