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Does President Trump Really Want to Fulfill His Promises on Health Care?

President Donald Trump needs to fulfill his promises to voters about health care and “excoriate both sides” for failing the American people, Glenn said on radio on Friday.

The government and the health care industry are together responsible for spiking health care costs thanks to crony capitalism, and Republican lawmakers aren’t taking this collusion seriously.

“That’s not the game they’re playing in Washington,” Glenn said.

Republicans in the Senate failed to pass the “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act Thursday night, Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine) voting against the measure.

Called a “skinny repeal” because it would have only partially repealed Obamacare, the bill included provisions to repeal the individual mandate; eliminate penalties on employers without insurance plans; and give states the option to apply for waivers that would give them more flexibility.

“While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacare’s most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens,” McCain said in a statement on his vote.

GLENN: While all of this was going on, we had Ben Sasse. Ben Sasse was on the floor yesterday. Ben Sasse was on the floor, and this is what Ben Sasse said.

BEN: I've come to the floor to keep my promise and offer a word of humble advice to the president. If you're thinking of making a recess appointment to push out the attorney general, forget about it. The presidency isn't a bull, and this country isn't a China shop.

GLENN: He gave some more advice, and I really want to do the same.

Mr. President, the people are hurting. They're really, really hurting. They trusted to you be able to bring their cost of health care down. The reason why health care is so expensive is because of government and big business collusion. It is not because we need more government. It is because the government is colluding with business. We need less government, and we need to punish those businesses that were colluding, were intentionally jacking up prices because they could because you were giving them benefits. That's what the American people want.

The American people want their health care cost to come down, and the American people also really want to take care of people who don't have health care. Who can't for some reason or another. Not the people who are just, like, you know what? I'm just going to write poetry on the beach, and that's what I'm going to do.

Well, good. And if a whale comes and beaches on top of you and breaks all of your bones, you made the choice to be a deadbeat on the beach. You had the opportunity. You wouldn't work for it.

If you're not trying at all. If you have no skin in the game at all, I can't help you. And I don't think Americans want to help you. We might feel bad for you. We will carry you off on the beach, and we might even help you reset your bones. But we're not going to pay for it. Because you made the choice.

Now, those who don't have health care because of preexisting conditions who are working their brains out and can't make ends meet. They've done everything. They're playing by the rules, but they don't have the talent or they don't have the job or they don't have the aptitude so be able to make enough money to be able to afford health care because government has made it unaffordable for so many people. We're going to help those people. Why can't we get there? Because that's not the game they're playing in Washington. That's not what they're doing. And if Donald Trump wants to fulfill his promises, that's the conversation he should be having with the American people and with the GOP. He should be excoriating both sides.

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Former Obama admin. Secretary says we need a 'truth commission' to 'erase Trump's lies'

The far-left gets scarier each day. Now, former Obama administration Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, is advocating for the establishment of a "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" once President Trump leaves office. He tweeted that the commission would "erase Trump's lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe." Glenn describes how similar models have been used in places like Serbia and Rwanda, and it never ends well for the minority party. In fact, Glenn says, an idea like this one can be used to further surveil and control the citizens who disagree.

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How our 'free' press is censoring the truth like NEVER BEFORE

The New York Post released last week a report that COULD put an end to the Joe Biden campaign. It's too bad the NY Post is unable to share the story — which all centers on information found on the alleged Hunter Biden laptop mysteriously left at a computer repair store — with the world on social media. But the publication has been LOCKED from sharing stories on Twitter for over four days now. And it's not just the Post. Glenn describes how MSNBC's Chuck Todd blatantly disregarded fact during an interview with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, how the Washington Post failed to correct the same claims, and how leaders at Facebook have direct ties to Joe Biden. Our "free" press continues to censor the truth and it becomes more and more frightening each day.

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Evil is washing over the world right now

Glenn says he believes we're living the beginning days of the time that has been foretold and that evil is washing over the world. So, what do we do? First, we must NOT use violence. Instead, we must prepare physically AND spiritually. In this clip, Glenn gives his recommendations for how to ready your life and your family for the potential coming chaos.

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How Bill O'Reilly Would've Handled the Hunter Biden Story | Ep 86

The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly, dishes with Glenn about his time at Fox News. He explains why he believes he got labeled as "being difficult to work with," what happened when he asked executives if he could moderate a presidential debate, and what the first words he ever said to Glenn were (hint: It was typical O'Reilly). He also reveals how he would've handled the Hunter Biden email story if he were the editor of the New York Post, gives his predictions for the final debate (if it even happens), and imagines what Donald Trump will do if he doesn't win a second term. "He ain't gonna get down to Dallas and paint," O'Reilly says. "He'll probably buy the L.A. Lakers and fire LeBron James!"