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Here's Why Comparing Crowds Is Absolutely Meaningless

A perplexed Glenn took to the radio Tuesday, reacting to Trump's press secretary's bold-faced lie about the newly elected President's inauguration being the "largest ever."

"No, it wasn't," Glenn said. "The pictures clearly show it wasn't. But it doesn't matter!"

Glenn emphasized that trying to compare the election of the first black president to anyone else's was a complete waste of time.

"I got news for you, except for the last one, every single one of them was a white guy," Glenn said. "Almost every single one of them was a rich white guy. There was no first here."

Read the transcript below for more.

GLENN: Why would you do this?

Donald Trump sent the press secretary out to say this was the largest crowd of any inauguration ever.

No, it wasn't. The pictures clearly show it wasn't. But it doesn't matter!

First of all, it was the first black president inaugurated in Washington, DC. It was historic for African-Americans alone. People who wanted to bring their kids there to see history, the first time it had ever happened. I got news for you, except for the last one, every single one of them was a white guy. Almost every single one of them was a rich white guy. There was no first here.

Yes, it was -- you could say that it was historic in different ways, but not the way it was with Obama. Plus, it was in the District of Columbia!

A, very heavy black population. B, the surrounding area is flame-throwing liberal. It leans liberal, definitely progressive.

Of course, he had a bigger crowd. If you would have done the inauguration in Texas, you would have had a bigger crowd.

STU: Yeah, that -- Trump earned 4 percent of the vote in Washington, DC. Four.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: So, of course, he's not going to have as big a crowd.

GLENN: It's meaningless.

STU: It doesn't mean anything about his presidency. It doesn't mean anything about -- it doesn't mean people aren't inspired by him. It means absolutely nothing, which is why it's such a perplexing lie.

GLENN: And here's something else: Everybody who voted for you, Donald -- everybody -- I shouldn't say everybody -- a lot of people, they despise Washington, DC, now. They don't like the capitol. They don't like the people in the capitol. They're sick of it. They think the whole thing is corrupt.

Why would they be going to Washington? They want to see you as the outsider, not as the grand insider.

So they don't -- they're not connected to it. They -- it's different than it was with Ronald Reagan. And it's meaningless, Donald Trump. It's meaningless.

I should start calling him Mr. President.

It's meaningless. It says nothing about you. It says nothing about your administration.

But to send somebody out to lie does say something about you. And not good things. Why would you do that? Why? Stop it.

Please, for the sake of the republic, for the sake of your administration, stop with the easy lies. You're not going to get away with them.

I mean, I know Barack Obama, "You can keep your doctor. If you like your doctor, you can keep it," that was a lie, but it wasn't even an easy lie.

You got to stop, and you got to be president.

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NO comparison between REAL Jim Crow laws & Georgia voting bill

The left keeps comparing Georgia's new voting regulations to Jim Crow era laws, arguing the voting bill is too restrictive and even racist against minority populations. But Glenn argues that it's an INSULTING comparison to make, especially to those who actually lived and experienced the real, horrifying Jim Crow laws during the early 20th century. In this clip, Glenn explains what Jim Crow ACTUALLY means and how Georgia does not even COME CLOSE.

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Will vaccinated Americans still need mask regulations by Memorial Day?

With Texas' recent elimination of state-mandated COVID regulations, Major League Baseball was back full swing in the Lone Star State; the Texas Rangers just held the first full-capacity sporting event since the start of the pandemic. In this clip, Stu details the non-strict 'mask police' that were at the game, and Pat makes an interesting prediction: could mask regulations for vaccinated Americans actually be phased out by Memorial Day?

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Did Joe Biden tell America to stop praying?

Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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WATCH this pastor chase 'communist' cops out of his church: 'Gestapo is not allowed here!'

Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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