The Gift Handed to Hillary Clinton

At Sunday night's presidential town hall, Hillary Clinton had the advantage going in. Following the release of Trump's offensive comments leaked from a 2005 interview, Clinton was prepped --- and probably salivating --- at the chance to bring up Trump's loose-lipped, gilded gift. Did she capitalize on it?

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

• What canned response did Hillary use?

• Did Trump stop the free fall?

• How did the Trump tape actually get released?

• Are there more tapes of Donald Trump waiting in the wings?

• Does Donald Trump respect women more than anyone else on the planet?

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

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

You know, we talked about Trump's performance. But Hillary, she was bad too.

STU: Wow.

PAT: I mean you've got these two terrible candidates, and they proved it again last night.

STU: I mean, she handed this gift that she probably had something to do with, which is this tape leaking. You know it's going to be the first question out of the shoot. And her prepared response to it is, to quote, Michelle Obama --

PAT: Like good friend.

STU: When they go low, we go high. That's your freaking response?

PAT: And everybody knows it's a total lie.

STU: Yeah, first of all, it's a total lie. Second of all, I understand the idea that -- because this was -- let's be honest about it, it was a prevent defense performance from Hillary Clinton last night.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Her belief is, she went into the tape up five points. Okay?

PAT: Uh-huh.

STU: She went there to having the tape. And probably a large move towards Hillary Clinton after this tape. And I can give you some evidence of that.

The new Rasmussen poll has just come out. Rasmussen is one of the most Trump-friendly pollsters. When the average poll, before this tape came out was Clinton plus five, Rasmussen had it at Clinton plus one. Okay? The new poll came out today post tape, and it's 45-38, Clinton. A plus seven now, the Rasmussen report poll.

PAT: Wow.

STU: It's a pretty big move. And rarely do you see that kind of move in a week-to-week poll.

So we don't know yet. It's only one poll. We might find out that other polls show no move.

But in Hillary Clinton's mind, she went in plus five. The tape comes out. She's plus -- God only knows what now -- seven, eight, nine, ten. All she has to do is stand there and not let any event be notable in the debate, and she wins.

PAT: Uh-huh.

STU: That is how she appeared to think about that debate last night, which is -- I mean, any sports fan will tell you. We can actually make a sports reference today because Glenn is not here -- playing prevent defense a lot of times costs you ball games.

JEFFY: It sure does.

PAT: A lot of times. And I think it did last night.

STU: A lot of times costs you ball games.

I don't think it helped her. I think it probably -- let's look at it the other way. Let's look at it from the opposite side.

If Clinton had come into the debate and delivered a knockout punch of some sort, you probably have another two dozen Republican senators and congressmen dropping off of his campaign and no longer endorsing him. Polls are coming out, and they're swinging even further towards Clinton. It will look like a complete disaster.

Instead, I think she just -- I'll just step back. I'll show that, you know, I can talk about these things in detail. And I'll be boring. And I won't try to make any memorable moments. I don't want people to remember this. I want people to think about the debate. So let's just get through the debate. And it allowed him to be able to come in and just by being strong and not necessarily specific about his plans -- but being Donald Trump was enough to make people think, "Okay. Maybe this isn't going to destroy his campaign."

JEFFY: I mean, the best thing that Hillary could have had happen is this debate not happen at all.

STU: Right. Exactly. So I think what he needed to do was stop the free fall. And he probably accomplished that. Which is -- why would you do it, if you're Hillary Clinton? The only thing I can think of is she knows there's 14 more tapes coming out, and he's not going to be able to survive it.

You know, one of the producers of The Apprentice tweeted over the weekend that, you know, I was a producer on season one and two of The Apprentice, and believe me, there's much more where this comes from. This is not the end of this.

The reports are that he was doing this all the time in the breaks of the show, with his mic on for how many years did he host that show? Ten?

JEFFY: Yeah.

PAT: Wow. And who has -- and NBC has all that?

STU: Yeah. And think about this from an NBC perspective for a second.

Access Hollywood was an NBC show. And they apparently didn't care enough about the things that Donald Trump was saying on Access Hollywood and on The Apprentice, a show he was also on NBC for, to fire him from The Apprentice.

They kept giving him millions of dollars a year to come in there and host. And in the breaks, apparently say the same types of things over and over again, that NBC didn't do anything. And they had this in their archives and they didn't release it.

PAT: Yeah, from what I heard, NBC had this tape for 11 years, and they sat on it the whole time.

STU: They did. Yeah. The backstory of this is pretty interesting, in that Access -- there was a story that came out from the AP that almost nobody noticed. We didn't even mention it to be perfectly honest. About people who worked on The Apprentice saying, "Hey, this is the way he talked all the time." He went after this one specific cameraman.

JEFFY: Yeah.

STU: And was constantly talking about her looks to her. And saying how good her butt looked. And all these sorts of -- things you've heard Donald Trump say before, so they didn't seem overly crazy. But it was a bunch of employees coming out and saying these things.

Apparently, Access Hollywood heard that story and decided, "We should go back and look at the tapes and see what he said in those breaks. Was he doing that same thing?"

They found the tape last Monday, a week ago today, and sat on it for four days. They actually wrote the story apparently. Ready to put it on Access Hollywood on Monday, which would be today. Because they didn't want to preempt the debate with it.

JEFFY: Oh, my gosh.

STU: Apparently someone in Access Hollywood was like, "I'm not going to allow that to happen," and leaked it to the guy at the Washington Post, who has been doing all the reporting on the charity problems Trump has been having -- leaked the tape. But the tape was going to come out this week anyway. They did have it, and they were getting it ready to go.

So it happened on an NBC show. NBC employed him. NBC had the tapes. They were going to release it on another NBC show. And then got scooped by the Washington Post before they released it. You know, what arguably is the biggest story of the election, all of it happened under their watch. And now the Washington Post is the one that gets credit for it.

PAT: It's nuts. Well, it doesn't mean anything because...

DONALD: I have great respect for women. Nobody has more respect for women than I do.

PAT: You know.

STU: Oh, wow.

PAT: Nobody has more respect for women than he does. Nobody. Nobody has more respect for women. No one.

JEFFY: Clearly that's true.

STU: Yeah, is there a fact-check on that one?

Featured Image: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican nominee Donald Trump stand in front of the audience during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016. (Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/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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