Glenn's interview with Jay Severin

GLENN: Jay Severin, a friend of mine from Boston, was apparently in the room with Scott Brown last night while he took the call from Barack Obama. Jay Severin, welcome to the program, sir.

SEVERIN: Thank you, Glenn. It's great to be back.

GLENN: So you are like I mean, we just starred to become friends here recently.

SEVERIN: Yeah.

GLENN: Are you a slimy political guy?

SEVERIN: Well, I was for

GLENN: That's enough. I think we've heard enough.

SEVERIN: I made my living traveling the world running campaigns for 25 years and now I took an either step up or step down in radio. I'll let you be the judge.

GLENN: That's a tough choice. I'm not sure which direction that is.

SEVERIN: I don't know, prize fighting or radio.

GLENN: All right. So are you I mean, that's weird because this just puts a whole different spin on everything that we've talked about in the past because you're a guy that I have grown to really respect on, you are an independent thinker, et cetera, et cetera. Am I wrong on that?

SEVERIN: No.

GLENN: I just don't trust anybody in politics anymore.

SEVERIN: Well, look. I was in the room because I noticed ask the Brown when he first got in the race. I knew of him prior to the race. He's a state senator. He's a guy who's been up there standing up for what I thought were good ideas when there were only six Republicans in the entire legislature in Massachusetts. So I took notice of him. He decided to run. I thought it was a courageous thing for him to do. No one thought he had a chance. I didn't think he had a chance. But I said as long as you are willing to do this, then certainly I'd like to make sure people hear your ideas and we used my show, my afternoon show in Boston as a continuing platform for him for those ideas and, of course, discussion of those ideas with the citizens of Boston and Massachusetts after our discussions with Scott Brown. He became a regular guest and

GLENN: Can we trust him?

SEVERIN: I think so.

GLENN: Now, I have to be serious. This is

SEVERIN: Of the candidates I have seen and been around and, you know, I've been in those rooms on election night for 25 years with candidates in, you know, 30 states and a few foreign countries. I would say this is, this guy is the most natural, honest guy in that position, in that room I think I've ever seen.

GLENN: Wow, that's really good.

SEVERIN: Now, I don't know but that's my very real sense of it.

GLENN: You know, everybody has to do that now. Everybody will say, hey, I just think he's a really good guy. Of course, I don't know, I don't know, I have no idea because

SEVERIN: Oh, I feel a sacred trust here because it's you and your audience. I want to be careful what I'm guaranteeing. I can only say that, look, my name, my work, my family is on the line, too, when I connect it to something or someone. And when I decided to invest in him this way and look, you know, all I can do is talk about it. It's the people who listen to the program who will go out and do all the work, including making the decisions for whom to vote and whom they trust. And this guy looks like the real thing.

GLENN: I hope so.

SEVERIN: And I just happened to be there because he was gracious enough to invite me and say, look, love for you to join us on election night.

GLENN: Okay.

SEVERIN: And it was just an amazing thing that I was there standing next to him literally when Coakley called to concede and then he announced to the room that that was, put away cellphones. Said, that was Martha, we won, she's conceded. And a moment later the president called and he had the cheek to say to Barack Obama, yeah, do you mind if I bring my truck. And, of course, this is the truck that the president flew to Boston to mock, the truck that this candidate has been roaming the state in. And so it was like a little bit of a twist to the president. I thought it was very, very cheeky.

GLENN: I have to ask you, the idea that the president I mean, it goes back to arugula. The president says, "Don't pay any attention to his truck." Downplaying the truck and taking, I think, himself out of the common mankind of area, goes back to arugula. Barack Obama doesn't even begin to understand the average man.

SEVERIN: I couldn't agree more. Can you imagine? He singled out, there are so many felonies here. This is the president of all of us. This president flew into Boston and got on stage and mocked and ridiculed by name a candidate who's a state senator in Massachusetts, made fun of the fact that he drives a pickup truck. By the way, and PS: Scott Brown is lieutenant commander in the National Guard. He is 30 years in the uniform of this country, and this was his commander in chief mocking him in front of his family and the citizens of his state by name. I just thought the debasing of the office, the lowering, the portioning of the office of president of the United States that was represented by this, plus the disconnect that he thought that making fun of someone driving a small pickup truck would resonate with people and win votes. Glenn, I don't, I don't get what people are telling him.

GLENN: Okay, I have to just ask you one more question here. Pat and I noticed the same thing. So you were there in the room. Where were were you on the stage?

SEVERIN: Yes.

GLENN: So you saw the acceptance speech and everything else?

SEVERIN: I accompanied him from the suite down onto the stage and was on the stage during the entire ceremony, such as it is. Mitt Romney was in the room as well.

GLENN: How many, how many children do you have, Jay?

SEVERIN: You know, I'm not going to talk about my family, if you don't mind.

GLENN: Okay.

SEVERIN: For security reasons.

GLENN: I understand that. But you can relate to children.

SEVERIN: Absolutely.

GLENN: Yes.

SEVERIN: Oh, I'm a dad. Oh, absolutely.

GLENN: Got it, got it.

SEVERIN: They are the number one thing in my life.

GLENN: That's all I want to know. And who had been a guy hold on, I'm just laying out a case here. You are a guy you are a dad.

SEVERIN: Yep.

GLENN: You are a guy who can relate to I mean, you are married. You have a wife.

SEVERIN: Yes.

GLENN: Yeah. You've been a guy around politicians for a very long time.

SEVERIN: Yes.

GLENN: You know smart moves and dumb moves.

SEVERIN: Yes.

GLENN: What the hell was he thinking when he said, by the way, anybody want a slice of my daughters here, huh? What was that?

SEVERIN: I actually think that that tells you, that goes more that is testimony more to the point that you were drilling at earlier than anything else. He is guileless. He is such a family guy that he wanted to include them and it was the kind of thing that your uncle might say around the table at Thanksgiving. Like, hey, when are you going to get married, you know? And I thought it was a very it struck me as a very natural moment. And she was mortified. One of the daughters said, oh, Dad and was, like, mortified. However odd it may seem under the circumstances, it just struck me as a very natural moment. The guy is a totally guileless, what you see, what you get guy. And I

GLENN: So I just thought that maybe, I just thought it was because as not only a dad, I would never do that to my daughters because they would never speak to me again. But also my wife, I would have gotten home and she would have collected parts of my body and put them in drawers all around the house for doing that to my daughters.

SEVERIN: I can only tell you under the circumstances it seemed, if a gaffe, an innocent and loving one.

GLENN: Because I said earlier that maybe we should put an ankle bracelet on and just keep tabs on him and monitor him at all times. This wasn't a warning flag?

SEVERIN: Maybe he is trying to create an innovative way to retire his campaign debt.

GLENN: Okay, that's even more I need an ankle bracelet now for you. Jay Severin, thank you very much. I appreciate it. And thanks for sharing.

SEVERIN: Thanks, Glenn.

Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.

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After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.

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Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."

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There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.

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Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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