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?

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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