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The 'Muslim Ban': Should We Take Giuliani Literally?

As written, President Trump's executive order temporarily banning certain people from entering the US cannot be considered a so-called "Muslim ban." However, talking heads like former NYC Mayor Rudi Giuliani have muddied the waters.

"That Giuliani came out and said, Donald Trump just wanted a clever way to do a Muslim ban, that's the problem with it. Do you take him serious or literally?" Glenn said Tuesday on radio.

What easy test did Stu give the Trump administration to clear up this matter?

Watch the video above or read the transcript below for answers.

STU: I'm really hoping for a question from the -- maybe to Spicer today or Trump in some interview. Because I think there's an easy way for him to push off all of this Muslim ban talk that everybody keeps mentioning. Because the executive order does not say that.

He did -- and I understand why people are jumping to that. But that policy, which I opposed as vigilantly as anyone, the initial Trump proposal of a Muslim ban I think was unconstitutional and horrible.

GLENN: Right.

STU: But that policy is not this policy.

GLENN: Correct.

STU: So here's an easy way to test the Trump administration: Population of Iran is made up of 89 percent Shia Muslims and 9 percent Sunni Muslims. In Iran, Sunni Muslims are a religious minority. If they were persecuted by a terrible Iranian government, would they be allowed to go to the front of the line once refugee admissions continue like other religious minorities? If Episcopalians started violently persecuting Presbyterians somewhere, no one would say, "Well, they're all Christians, so you don't to have worry about it." The distinction would be important.

And I think what would surprise a lot of people is that Sunni Muslims being imported in that scenario --

GLENN: Do you think Spicer could answer that? I don't know enough about Spicer yet.

STU: I don't know, but, I mean, it's a good question to ask. And if the Trump administration were smart, they would say, "Wait a minute. Yeah, they would be okay." They're certainly okay by the language of it. Only the intent would prevent this from occurring.

GLENN: Right. The Giuliani problem is the sticking point here.

STU: It's very tough. Yeah, very tough.

GLENN: That Giuliani came out and said, "Donald Trump just wanted a clever way to do a Muslim ban." That's the problem with it. Do you take him serious or literally?

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Bill O'Reilly: How corrupt media twisted Joe Biden Ukraine scandal onto Trump

Bill O'Reilly gives his take on whether or not President Trump DID promise or threaten the President of Ukraine for dirt on Joe Biden, and whether or not the action is grounds for impeachment. But O'Reilly explains that either way, the media has demonstrated its corruptness yet again by manipulating the story away from a scandal for Joe and Hunter, and towards a potential, rumored wrongdoing by Donald Trump.

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The Fed, banks printing money to 'prevent' trouble: Recession WILL come soon

Glenn discusses the current state of the economy with author of "Zero Hour," Harry Dent. He says the federal reserve is still funding big banks daily to increase their excess reserve, signaling that something is wrong with the system. Dent says the banks printed money back in the 1930s to climb out of the Great Depression, which only created an aftershock that was even worse. Banks and the Fed are doing the same thing today, so will the coming economic crisis be worse than the 2008 recession? Economist Dent says it's possible, and that it could come as early as 2020.

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Lessons from Bill and Monica: Trump, Biden, Obama, Ukraine, and corruption

Glenn says there's an important lesson we can all learn looking back on the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal: corruption should matter, no matter which political party is to blame. So why are Democrats and the media trying desperately to shame President Trump for alleged corrupt action, but ignoring Joe Biden's clear intention to help his son, Hunter, profit through foreign policy in the Ukraine? How do we fix such a double standard?

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WOMAN CONFRONTS BETO O'ROURKE ON GUNS: 'Hell NO' to taking my AR 15!

During a campaign stop in Aurora, Colorado recently, a woman named Lauren Boebert confronted Beto O'Rourke about his recent statement that "hell yes" certain guns — like the AR 15 — would be confiscated during his presidency. Boebert said "Hell No," then explained to Beto why a gun confiscation will done nothing good for the safety of America.