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)

POLL: Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

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Just one day after Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel, which left over 1,400 people Israelis dead, 34 different student groups from Harvard University wrote a joint statement pinning the blame of Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel. In the following days after publishing this callous statement, these students staged a walkout and rallied in support of the Palestinians. As Glenn has discussed, this is not an isolated event, and campuses across the country have hosted similar rallies where antisemitic jargon like "we don't want no Jew state" and "globalize the intifada" is freely spewed.

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

While the Universities have not officially backed any of these rallies or student groups that organized them, they haven't stopped them either, which raises the question: should they? On one hand, these are American students in American Universities, who are protected by the First Amendment. On the other hand, history tells us how dangerous antisemitism is if left unchecked; and what of the rights of Jewish students to be safe on the campuses they pay to attend? Let us know what you think in the poll below:

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests? 

Would you feel safe if your child attended a University that allowed pro-Hamas protests?

 Should Universities allow pro-Israel protests?

Is pro-Hamas rhetoric protected by the First Amendment?

POLL: What do YOU think Israel should do about Gaza?

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Should Israel take over Gaza after defeating Hamas? This contentious historical question has resurfaced amid Israel's retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza following Hamas' terror attacks, which resulted in the greatest death of Jews since the Holocaust. Biden and the global elites have warned Israel against occupation of the Palestinian territory. When asked on 60 Minutes if he would support the Israeli occupation of Gaza, Biden said, “I think it would be a big mistake.” Today Glenn responded to Biden’s answer: “I don't think it's a mistake to occupy."

This has been a long-standing, polarizing issue that is now more relevant than ever, and we want to hear YOUR thoughts. Let us know in the poll below:

Would you support an Israeli occupation of Gaza?

Do you think the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza are justified?

Do you think a two-state solution is still possible?

Funding IRAN?! Here are the TOP 5 reasons Joe Biden should be IMPEACHED

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On September 12th, the House announced an official impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden with allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption. Naturally, the media quickly jumped to the President’s aid claiming that “there is no evidence to support these claims” and that the whole affair is a witch hunt.

If you’ve been listening to Glenn, you know that this is simply not the case. Biden has been committing impeachment-worthy deeds before he even stepped foot into the Oval Office—there’s no shortage of evidence to justify this inquiry. Here are 5 scathing reasons why Biden should be impeached:

He was responsible for the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster.

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The Biden administration began with the US's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under his watch, Biden left thousands of US citizens and allies stranded in the Taliban's hostile regime. Countless Afghan allies have been murdered by the Taliban due to the Biden administration's negligence.

He was involved with Hunter Biden's illicit foreign business dealings.

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There is clear evidence that Joe Biden was more than aware of his son Hunter's foreign business dealings. From suspicious money laundering through the Biden family's accounts to Joe's involvement with important business meetings within Hunter's company, there is mounting evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry.

He lied about his involvement with Hunter's business dealings.

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Not only did Biden involve himself with his son's less-than-legal foreign business ventures, but he lied to the American people about it too, claiming he had NO KNOWLEDGE of what was going on.

He failed to protect the Southern border, and actively made it worse.

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Biden singlehandedly turned the Southern border into the worst illegal immigration crisis in US history. He reversed many policies set in place by the Trump administration, resulting in 2.3 million illegal immigrants flooding into the US under his watch, a historic high.


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Biden reversed the Trump-era policy that halted all funds going into Iran. The Wall Street Journal revealed the smoking-gun evidence proving that Iran trained AND funded Hamas before its gruesome terror attacks against Israel. Moreover, shortly before the attacks, the Biden administration unfroze $6 BILLION dollars of Iran's assets as a part of a prisoner swap. On top of this, Biden resumed $200 million worth of "humanitarian aid" to Gaza that Trump had ended—because the money was being used to buy weapons for Hamas.

Top 5 economic milestones that show HOW BAD Bidenomics has made the economy

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From groceries to house prices, everything seems to get more expensive, and you can thank Biden for that. Glenn recently exposed the truth about 'Bidenomics' and the havoc it has wrought on the American economy. Here are five economic milestones during the Biden administration that expose the glaring track record of "Bidenomics:"

In July 2022, the inflation rate hit 9.1 percent, a 40-year record high.

In June 2022, gas hit an all time record high of $5 a gallon for the national average.

61 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck as of this September.

Interest rates reached a 15-year high at 5.25 percent and are still increasing.

Americans have $1 trillion in collective credit card debt, in part due to food/staple pieces being very high.