Venezuelan President Was Caught Eating on Air While People Are Starving

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro paused during a state broadcast to take a bite out of an empanada before continuing with his speech.

People in the formerly wealthy country have been protesting almost daily over terrible socialist policies that have bankrupted the oil-rich nation. Venezuela has been battling devastating shortages of food, medicine and other essentials, and people are so hungry they have reportedly been driven to consume zoo animals, pets and food scraps picked out of the trash.

On today’s show, Glenn and Stu watched the clip in disbelief. They talked about how socialist leaders can begin as seemingly normal people and then become corrupted by power.

“Even in cases where the people started off with the best of intentions and were good people by all accounts, this failed as miserably,” Stu pointed out.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: I'm going to give you some -- I'm going to give you some audio and some video that you'll say, I can't believe -- I don't even understand it. And then I'll give you a couple of pieces of audio that will take you back to a time where you're like, oh, my gosh. I understand this world.

A couple of things that have been said by, you know, big people on the planet, this week. Totally made sense and made me go, oh, okay. It's not just me. And we'll get to those in a second. But first I want to take you to Venezuela. Where the people of Venezuela, because of socialism, are literally eating their dogs and their cats. Literally. There's nothing left of Venezuela.

Yesterday, the guy who wanted to be president -- because he was a bus driver. He was just like you. Now he's a multi millionaire. How did that happen, you know, besides stealing money from the people? Maduro, the Venezuelan president was giving a speech -- go ahead and roll this. He was giving a speech to the people. And right in the middle of it -- first of all, he looks just like Josef Stalin.

And right into the middle of it, he reaches down, and he takes a bite of an empanada in the middle of his presidential speech.

VOICE: (another language)

STU: Right. He's playing -- you hear him talking throughout it, he's playing some other audio. Like, he presses a button. They fire off another speech. He thinks he's not on TV anymore. So his starving nation isn't watching him. And then he goes behind the desk and pulls out a delicious meal.

GLENN: Can you imagine that? So now everybody is saying let them eat empanadas. It is incredible.

STU: How consistent is this with everything that was on the chalkboard series this week.

GLENN: Wish we had it. Wish we had it.

STU: Yeah. TheBlaze.com/TV. There's four episodes this week all on socialism. Venezuela was featured on one of them. But it goes through -- I thought it was interesting to see. You think of like a Maduro. But six months ago, people would have said, oh, he's a nice guy, and it's failing. Before he started becoming president. They would have said, oh, he's a nice guy. And that's been the case throughout.

Yeah, these guys turn into dictators once they get power. Yeah, they turn into Hitler. They turn into Stalin. They turn into Chavez. They turn into Maduro. But they don't start that way all the

time.

Even in the cases where the people start off with the best of intentions and were good people, by all accounts, this failed as miserably as it fails everywhere else.

GLENN: That's why -- that why, you know, this series that we did at TheBlaze.com -- and you can watch it now on demand. The series that we did all this week, that's why we said it was the biggest lie. Socialism is nothing, but a huge lie.

It doesn't work. It's never worked. But it always starts with the best intentions. And the ones that get hurt are usually the ones who are on the street fighting for it. They're the first to get hurt. Because the -- the poor are decimated by it in the end, as you're seeing now. They are eating cats and literally eating cats and dogs, while the people up at the top, they're having their empanada.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Subscribe to BlazeTV today with our BEST DEAL EVER for $30 off with promo code GLENN.

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

Watch the video excerpt from the show below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

Watch the full podcast here:

Want to listen to more Glenn Beck podcasts?

Subscribe to Glenn Beck's channel on YouTube for FREE access to more of his masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, or subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

"I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I am worn out. I am fed up!" Glenn said during his opening monologue. "I've had enough. I am tired of exposing corruption, doing our homework, even going overseas and having documents translated to make sure they're exactly right, [and] presenting the evidence ... except, once we expose it, nothing happens. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody pays for a damn thing any more!"

Watch the short video clip from the full show below:


Because the content of this show is sure to set off the Big Tech censors, the full episode is only be available on BlazeTV. The election and its aftermath are the most important stories in America, so we're offering our most timely discount ever: $30 off a one-year subscription to BlazeTV with code "GLENN."