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 the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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