'You're Going to Make Me Cry': Glenn Reacts to Big Cuts Reportedly Coming From Trump

Glenn and his cohosts discussed "tremendous reports" of proposed government spending cuts, including reductions in funding to various departments and agencies on radio Thursday. One of the proposed cuts in particular nearly brought Glenn to tears of joy.

"You're going to make me cry," Glenn said, when cohost Stu Burguiere made mention of the potential elimination of National Endowment of the Arts---in its entirety.

Cohost Pat Gray added his approval.

"That is the dagger through their heart," he said.

Listen to the full segment above or read the transcript below.

GLENN: One person said to me -- they were sitting -- and I don't want to get specific. They were sitting in a room, and they said, A, nobody like me would be in the room before. I'm a die hard constitutionalist. Blah, blah. And just bottom line thinker. And was in a room with the Trump people and with the people in Congress that make the decisions. And at one point, they all looked at him and said, "What do you think?"

And he said, "First of all, nobody would have ever asked me what do I think openly in the room." And he said, "I said, well, what needs to happen is Congress needs to do X, Y, and Z, and then that just stops all of these problems." And he said, "The room stopped, they looked at the attorneys, and the attorneys said, yeah, that would work. And then the leadership said, okay. Let's do it." He said, "He walked out going, what the hell just happened?"

(laughter)

So, I mean, I am hearing tremendous reports. Now, I am still skeptical because I am gravely concerned about the First Amendment. I am gravely concerned about, are we going to rule constitutionally? Are we going to put the power back in Congress, or will this be a guy who writes edicts?

JEFFY: Eh, don't worry about it. We'll just get things done.

GLENN: I know.

STU: For example, Jeffy, on that point, you know, Trump said that they're going to -- that the administration said they're going to start building the wall via executive order.

GLENN: Now, wait a minute. Wait a minute.

STU: Now, they're not going to pass any legislation in Congress.

PAT: I will say legislation is already in place.

GLENN: Already in place.

PAT: 2006, already in place.

STU: Right. But then there was legislation after that saying that we're not going to do that.

PAT: I don't know that they specifically said we're not going to -- they said we derailed it. But they could have gotten it back on track.

GLENN: Yeah, I think they just said, "We're going to do it this way."

PAT: Which was the weirdest.

I mean, it just shows how Republicans aren't conservatives. But, still, he could do it.

GLENN: Anyway --

STU: Why would you need an executive order to do something that already exists?

PAT: I don't know. I don't know.

GLENN: I don't know. I'd like to read into that one.

STU: Well, let's just -- hold that one off.

I think the interesting thing about the Trump administration, from my perspective, is that he's going sort of all out on everything. And so the things he connects with me on, he goes further than a Mitt Romney would.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: And it's really exciting. It's really exciting to me.

GLENN: Today's examples, listen to this.

STU: This is a story in the Hill, and they're talking about spending cuts. This is the proposal. This has not been passed or even proposed yet, but this is what they're talking about.

The Departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding, with programs under their jurisdiction either being eliminated or transferred to other agencies.

PAT: That's great.

STU: The Departments of Transportation, Justice, and State would see significant cuts and program eliminations.

PAT: Good.

STU: The corporation for public broadcasting would be privatized.

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

STU: And this one speaks directly to my heart and soul.

PAT: Wow. NPR would be privatized.

STU: Yes. Yes.

GLENN: Let's get back to that in a second.

PAT: Yeah, you got to love that.

JEFFY: Oh, no kidding.

STU: While the National -- I almost want to say it with the Barry White voice.

GLENN: You're going to make me cry. I think I know what you're going to say. You're going to make me cry.

STU: Just think about this for a moment. The National Endowment of the Arts would be eliminated entirely.

PAT: Oh, can you imagine what Hollywood will do then?

JEFFY: Oh, my gosh.

STU: Oh, God, do I love that.

PAT: That is the dagger through their heart.

STU: It's like literally my number one cut in the entire government.

PAT: Oh, that's great.

STU: Because of the fact that it's so stupid. It's like people love art. It's the one people everyone will donate to all the time.

PAT: Then fund it. Then fund it.

STU: They will all do it for free. They don't even need funding to do art because everyone likes doing art anyway, yet we still dump money. It's a small amount of money in the grand scheme of things, but it's such a stupid government role, that I would love if they would eliminate it.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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