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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Featured Image: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters during a political rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Trump spoke about illegal immigration and other topics in front of an estimated crowd of 4,200. (Photo by Charlie Leight/Getty Images)