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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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)

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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