Bono Understands and Loves America More Than President Obama

Bono, lead singer of the legendary U2 and renowned philanthropist, loves America. By all appearances, he loves America more than her current president. While Obama continually cites what he believes to be America's shortcomings, Bono proves again and again that he gets what America is all about.

"Did you ever think we'd see a day when Bono, an Irish rock star made a lot more sense, sounded more American than the American president?" Co-host Pat Gray asked Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Program.

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In a recent interview with Charlie Rose on CBS Morning News, Bono talked about the greatness of the American ideal. He also spoke out against Trump while showing empathy and understanding for his supporters.

"That's really great, really great, and not disparaging the American people," Glenn said.

Read below or listen to the full segment for answers to these rockin' questions:

• Do Irish rock stars appreciate freedom more?

• Why does Bono think America is the best idea ever?

• What could be the worst idea that ever happened to America, according to Bono?

• Why is America different from other countries?

• What does Bono think about America's two major political parties?

Listen to this segment, beginning at mark 1:26:16, from The Glenn Beck Program:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

PAT: Did you ever think we'd see a day when Bono, an Irish rock star made a lot more sense, sounded more American than the American president?

GLENN: No. Play the Bono thing again. This is --

PAT: This is what he most recently said. I think this was yesterday, right?

GLENN: Oh, okay. Yeah.

BONO: Look, America is like the best idea the world ever came up with.

GLENN: Stop there. Wow.

PAT: Just that.

GLENN: "America is the best idea the world has ever come up with."

PAT: Now, keep in mind, this is during an interview with Trump.

GLENN: On Trump.

PAT: About Trump, yeah. And so most rock stars would start bashing Trump. They'd bash America. They'd bash the people for being so stupid. These are right-wing zealots. These are all racists, but that's not exactly the path he takes.

GLENN: He's about to go the other way.

PAT: Yeah.

BONO: But Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America, potentially. He could destroy it because of what we're saying. Because America is not just a country. Ireland's a nice country. Great Britain's great country. All the rest of it, it's not an idea. America is an idea. And that idea is bound up in justice and equality for all. Equality and justice for all, you know.

DONALD: -- to making America strong.

BONO: He hijacked the party. I think he's trying to hijack the idea of America, and I think it's bigger than all of us.

PAT: Wow.

BONO: I think it's -- it's -- this is really dangerous.

CHARLIE: Why do you think this race is even about running against a woman who has been Secretary of State in the United States Senate for --

GLENN: Okay. Stop.

PAT: So here is Charlie Rose trying to gin up some of that, some of what we were talking about.

GLENN: Right. And gin up Hillary Clinton. How could you --

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Because, Charlie, she is wildly corrupt and out of step with the American idea as well.

PAT: Yeah.

CHARLIE: -- First Lady of the United States. And the race is about even.

BONO: Well, I would not diminish --

GLENN: Now, listen to this.

BONO: -- Trump's supporters or underestimate their angst.

PAT: Wow. That's crazy.

BONO: Because I feel that in a way, they have correctly assessed that the center parties haven't yet become clear.

CHARLIE: In other words, what you're saying, their angst is real and genuine? A sense that I worry about my country and where it is?

GLENN: No, Charlie. No. Stop. That's now what he's saying. He's saying that their angst is real. That the parties, in the center, the Republican and the Democratic Party, aren't listening to the people, aren't reflective of the people, are corrupt to their core.

PAT: Both have gotten us to where we are now.

GLENN: Right. That the center parties, both of them, are corrupt.

BONO: -- problems, facing, not just America, but facing Europe. And remember, who is in the White House? I'm Irish. I don't have a vote. And I can't be telling people how to vote and don't want to. But I have a voice and I can say who sits in that office really affects everyone in this world.

PAT: Wow. I mean --

GLENN: That's amazing.

PAT: That's great stuff.

GLENN: That's really great. Really great. And not disparaging the American people.

PAT: Not at all.

GLENN: It's not disparaging America.

PAT: In fact, he said, what we're going through is real. They should have angst. Rightly so.

GLENN: And he said, "It's going -- it's happening all around the world."

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Now, listen to what the president just said. The president is standing in front of the United Nations, the antithesis of what's happening all around the world, and he's saying we have to surrender more of our will to it.

PAT: Unbelievable.

GLENN: Unbelievable. Absolutely -- you want globalists, that's a globalist. That's a globalist.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Somebody who is actually talking about surrendering the will of the nation to a global governance. That's a globalist!

Featured Image: U2 lead singer Bono speaks at the Opening Plenary Session: 'Partnering for Global Prosperity,' at the Clinton Global Initiative on September, 19, 2016 in New York. (Photo Credit: BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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