This Former Basketball Star Wants to ‘Straighten Things Out’ Between US, Kim Jong Un

Good news on the North Korea situation: Dennis Rodman is doing his best to smooth things over.

The former basketball star recently shared details from his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an interview with “Good Morning Britain.” Is Rodman’s karaoke buddy about to attack the U.S. with nuclear weapons? Glenn and Stu listened to the odd interview and analyzed the North Korean threat on radio Thursday.

“Just try to start some dialogue; I think that’ll open up doors just a little bit,” Rodman said, describing how he and Kim talk, laugh and sing karaoke together while ignoring politics. His solution for President Donald Trump was to have a conversation with Kim about their respective countries and histories.

“’We don’t talk politics, you know, or the hundreds of thousands of people he’s got starving in concentration camps,’” Glenn paraphrased Rodman’s description. “’We just hang out and talk about the important things.’”

Stu noted that the biggest elephant in the room would be North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. While the communist country’s human rights violations are horrifying, North Korea is a threat to the U.S. because Kim has continued to build the hermit regime’s nuclear weapons arsenal and test intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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GLENN: It's not that the world is upside down. It's just the maps have been wrong. And Dennis Rodman is our hero. This is -- I mean, this makes sense. Dennis Rodman is the guy who is going to come in and save us. I don't know if you saw, he did an interview in England about Kim Jong-un, and he is the guy to send in.

Now, that may sound crazy, but once you listen to him, you realize, "No, we need to listen to him a little bit more."

VOICE: You spent a lot of time with Kim Jong-un.

Is he mad? Is he stupid? How would you describe him as a human being?

DENNIS: You know, it's amazing how we became such good friends with Russia all of a sudden, with Donald Trump.

And for years and years, over the course of time, we became such a good -- have a great relationship with Russia all of a sudden in America. But for some reason, with North Korea, we have a big issue. And for me to go over there to see him as much as I have, I basically hang out with him all the time. We laugh. We sing karaoke. We do a lot of cool things together.

GLENN: Okay. Stop. Stop.

STU: This is awesome so far.

GLENN: I don't know if you can categorize karaoke as cool ever. I mean, I just don't think so. Yeah, we do a lot of things. You know, two guys, two grown men, you know, we just hang out, do karaoke. I -- no, uh-uh.

STU: Wow, you really have stopped drinking, haven't you? Okay. All right. It's now confirmed.

GLENN: I have. No, I don't think that's -- that's cool. And, you know, we just hang out. We play karaoke. And, you know, we don't talk politics, you know, or the hundreds of thousands of people that he's got starving in concentration camps. You know, we just hang out and talk about the important things.

STU: It's not really an uplifting conversation, the whole concentration camp thing.

GLENN: No, but maybe it's something that you might want to bring up.

DENNIS: We ride horses. We hang out and go skiing. And we hardly ever talk politics. And that's the good thing about that.

GLENN: Yeah.

DENNIS: To me, I think if the president even tries to reach out for Kim, I think it would be a great possibility things could happen. If Donald Trump, they just sit down and have some type of mutual conversation -- it don't have to be like a friendship conversation, just a mutual conversation, say, "Hi, I would love to engage in some words and politics and over the history of your country and my country."

GLENN: Hmm.

DENNIS: And just try to start some dialogue. I think that would open -- maybe the door a little bit.

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. Because, you know, we -- I want to hear the history of our country and your country. And the lack of concentration camps in our country and the reliance on the concentration camps in your country.

STU: The plethora of concentration camps in --

GLENN: Yeah. I don't know why, maybe it's just me, but the whole concentration camp thing seems important.

STU: It does. Although, I don't think that's the problem here honestly. The problem here is fundamentally, they want to remain a nuclear power, and we are saying we don't want them to be a nuclear power. And if you can't bridge that gap -- and this is what, by the way, Russia and China are arguing. Just recognize they're a nuclear power. It's over. They're a nuclear power. Go ahead.

GLENN: Yeah, but, you know, we didn't have this problem with -- you know, with India. And even Pakistan. I don't know about you, I've never really been entirely comfortable with Pakistan having nuclear weapons.

STU: No. I wouldn't say I am. No.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

STU: However, they have them. And we've accepted them.

GLENN: Correct.

STU: So because we've accepted them, we have been able to talk to them.

GLENN: And we're going to have to accept them having them because it's too late to do anything about it. They already have them. So I guess we are going to have to live with them. But I'm not entirely comfortable with a guy -- and, again, maybe I'm focusing too much on the concentration camps. Maybe it's just me.

STU: Stickler.

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

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