Glenn Beck: Obama too fit to be President?

Related Article

Too Fit to Be President?

GLENN: Oh, yeah. Here's the headline today: Moscow to seize grain control. On the exports of grain, Russia has planned now to form a state grain trading company to control up to half of the country's cereal exports. This is intensifying fears that Moscow wants to use food exports as a diplomatic weapon in the same way that Gazprom has manipulated the natural gas sales over in Europe. The diplomats now say this is a giant step backward into the Soviet era. What does this have to do with Barack Obama and him being the savior of the universe? This story about taking a giant step backward into the Soviet era is one page.

In The Wall Street Journal, too fit to be President. Speaking to donors in San Diego fundraiser last month, Barack Obama reassured the crowds that he wouldn't give in to Republican tactics and throw his candidacy off track: Listen, I'm skinny but I'm tough. But in a nation in which 66% of the voting age population is overweight and 32% is obese. Could senator Obama's skinniness be a liability? That is four pages long.


GLENN: Yeah, there's nothing better, huh? The Soviet empire's rebuilding, but is Barack Obama too skinny? Is he too fit to be President? I can't take it. He's new. He just needs to put on some meat on his bones, says Diana Koenig, 42, a housewife from Corpus Christi. A Clinton supporter said, "I won't vote for any beanpole guy." The last overweight President was elected in 1908. William Howard Taft, 335 pounds. You have to go back to Abraham Lincoln to find somebody in the same kind of shape as Barack Obama. What a surprise we have to go back to Abraham Lincoln to find somebody that appears the way Barack Obama does. All the way through it talks about how his -- how he's so in shape, it might be a liability for him. Quotes his doctor as saying, "He doesn't have an ounce of excess fat on his body. He's just that great."

Then he goes on to say in the article that he loves fried chicken, he's a junk food lover, "I'll eat the wings." Yet he doesn't have any -- he doesn't have any problem keeping the weight off. So the Wall Street Journal wonders if he struggled with weight loss, wouldn't it make him seem more human? Wouldn't it make him seem more human? I don't know. The last two paragraphs of this story: Senator Obama is not without vices. According to Dr. Scheiner's medical report he has quit smoking on several occasions and is currently using Nicorette come with success, although some voters say that that even adds to Senator Obama's somewhat superhuman Persona. I mean, quote: Really, who quits smoking and doesn't gain any weight? I can't take it. I can't take it. Is he too fit to be President of the United States.

You know what? Joe, our researcher, is on vacation for a week but here's what I -- this is the number one project I'm having him work on when he comes back. Stu, what do you think of this? Try this theory out for size.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: I would like to take the Barack Obama stories about him being too fit, him being superhuman and I would like to compare them with the stories from the Soviet Union about Putin. Tune what made me think of this? Do you know what made me think of this? Yesterday on the front page of we had the superhuman Barack Obama on the beach with his shirt off. When was the last time you saw the President of the United States with his shirt off? Can you name any other President?

STU: God, no, I can't, but I do remember the Putin thing.

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Putin posing with his shirt off, looking all manly, carrying guns and everything else and how the women swooned over Putin. All of that stuff is orchestrated in the former and soon-to-be again Soviet Union.

STU: Yeah, remember we even had that song in Russia that was a huge hit that was, like, praising him?

GLENN: Dan, do we have that song? Listen to this song, America. Tell me that this doesn't sound like every song, like Ludacris, made here about Barack Obama. This is about Putin.

(Music playing)

GLENN: This song is, I want to sing like Putin. She's singing....

(Music playing).

GLENN: You know, all of the men over there, they're drunk, they're slovenly, they don't know how to treat a woman. But Putin does, and I want -- here it is. I want a man like Putin. At the same time this is coming out, they've got pictures of him where he's posing with his shirt off. You tell me the difference. I want to go back and I want to compare the stories that are done on Barack Obama here with the stories that have been done on Putin over in Russia. Then I want to take those two stories and I want to compare them with the stories that were written about Mussolini because Mussolini, you've got to remember, was absolutely loved in America. I don't have to go over to Italy to find those. I can find those love letters to Mussolini here, from here in the New York Times and Time magazine. The press absolutely loved Mussolini. We are creating our own dictator. We are creating our fearless leader.

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

Watch the video 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.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

Watch the video clip below or find the full Glenn Beck Podcast with Greg Gutfeld 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.

Use code UNMASKED to save $20 on one year of BlazeTV.

Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

Watch the video below for more details:

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.

According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

Watch a preview below:

In order to watch tonight's episode, you must be a BlazeTV subscriber. Join today to get a 30-day free trial, and get $20 off a one-year subscription with code UNMASKED.

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.