Glenn's debate reaction

GLENN: I kept going back. I couldn't do it. I couldn't do it.

So where do you want to start?

STU: Honestly I'd like to start with what movies are coming out. That's what I want to start with. But I guess we can start with the debate.

GLENN: You want to start with the debate? Here it is. Let me go to Dan, our in-house Republican. Dan, tell me about how excited you are for the John McCain lever pull that you've got.

DAN: Wasn't our best night last night?

GLENN: Wasn't your best night last night? Was it even a Republican night last night?

DAN: I did not, I did not really notice too much of a conservative out there on the stage at all.

GLENN: I didn't even notice what I would call a Republican.

STU: I was thinking like, imagine if they had a debate. Now, just picture this, okay?

GLENN: Okay.

STU: You have a debate. It's for the presidency of the United States.

GLENN: Got it.

STU: And what you have is you have two candidates.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: One that represents the left side of the argument.

GLENN: Uh-huh.


STU: And the other one would represent the right side of the argument. So you'd have two different opinions.

GLENN: No.

STU: And they would be going back and forth. "I think lower taxes, I think higher taxes." And you could fight about which one, left or right, which way should we go. I mean, it's kind of boring the way they do it now with both on the left.

GLENN: No. Look, we've already said what the destination is. We're going to hell! How big is the hand basket? That's great. "I want a smaller hand basket. I'd like a bigger hand basket." That was fantastic. I don't think I've ever been more proud of our presidential candidates than I was last night, with the way they were going back and forth: "Yeah, well, he did that. No, no, no, he did this. Well, yeah? Well, let me tell you what you did. Oh, yeah? Well, we got cameras in your bedroom." I loved it when John McCain stepped to the mic and he said, "My friends..." and he says "My friends" one more time, my head is going to explode. I'm not your friend, John. "My friends, what I believe we should do, my friends, because I have a plan. I have a plan. I know how to make a plan. I made a plan. I've made plans before. I know how to correct the problem. I know what the problem is, my friends, and I can do it because we're Americans and we're great and we can do it, my friends, because I've done it before. We can do it again, see?" That part was entertaining and not driving me crazy. But really what put me over into the fun zone was, "My friends, I'm calling on nationalizing all of our mortgages, my friends." Nationalizing the mortgages! "But I'm going to cut down on the... did you see the size of that slide projector that Barack Obama wanted?" I'll give you every slide projector on planet Earth! Please don't nationalize the mortgages! "Because we've got to cut back. What we have to do is we have to cut back. That's why I'm going to say no more toothbrushes. Healthcare will no longer include any kind of toothbrush." Toothbrush? "See, Barack Obama, he wants a healthcare system that includes toothbrushes and everything else. You know, get everything for free. And I say, okay, that's good, we'll do everything for free, but I think we should cut back, and we can't spend that much. So we're not going to pay for your toothbrush, my friends, because I know exactly what -- I've made these plans before." Really? Where do you read those plans? "How to destroy the U.S."?

STU: I thought that was a really funny moment. This is the comedy court, wasn't it, now that you mention it. That was hilarious.

GLENN: Actually it was. It was Tom Arnold and Sinbad. You're right. I could have been watching the debate or the comedy club. I don't know.

STU: You don't know which one was which. Because I was watching -- I thought it was the debate but it might have been the comedy because the comedy part of the portion program was when the guy who's supposed to be on the right was talking about nationalizing mortgages and then the guy on the left comes back in a hilarious moment and he says he's proposing a net spending cut. It was hilarious. What a great moment for comedy.

GLENN: You know, America, we're being lied to. We're being lied to. John McCain gave you Sarah Palin. So shut up, conservatives. I gave you Palin; isn't that enough? No, no, it's really not, John. It's not really. I mean, it's good. It gives me hope. It does, it gives me hope that there's somebody out there that gets it, there's somebody out there that -- and we're going to know right where she is: Alaska. So we can tap her in four years. Sarah, I'm begging you please do your work, please use the next four years. Go to -- what school do we send her to? How to -- you know, just study 1980 to 1989 to show how Ronald Reagan helped collapse the Soviet Union because you in Alaska are going to have to figure out how to collapse what will become the new Soviet Union, the United States of America. I'm just sayin'. But the good news is it's going to be very, very weak because there's really not going to be much left, but that's a different story.

It's not enough for Sarah Palin. These guys -- both candidates are lying to us. "My friends, I've got a plan." You don't have a plan, John. Where's your plan? Where's your plan? Your plan includes -- who do you think should be the next secretary of treasury? Let me just say this. I'm a recovering alcoholic, former deejay with no formal education, and the last two weeks I've been thinking, who should the next secretary of treasury be because Paulson's almost out of there. Who should it be. I wonder if we could get Deputy Dawg to be in there. I've been wondering that. "So tell me, Senator McCain, who would you like to have as the next secretary of the treasury?" "My friends, how about the guy who likes that guy?" That's your answer? The guy who likes that guy! Well, everybody knows his name. Well, everybody knows the name of Ray Crock, too. Maybe we can dig him up. You know, he's the guy who did McDonald's. Wouldn't it be great? Maybe I could run around in a clown suit. Maybe we could have Secretary of State Ronald McDonald, we could live in Happyland. How about that? That's your plan? "My friends, I've been to Happyland before, the Hamburglar, I'll make sure he stays behind bars." Oh, my gosh.

STU: Didn't he at one point say -- again we're railing on McCain because we were hoping for something from McCain. Obama was terrible, too. But the bottom line is like at some point didn't he say that the most important qualification --

GLENN: The people know him.

STU: That people know him and can relate to him?

GLENN: No, really --

STU: As I was saying first of all, we relate to a lot of people. A lot of them aren't qualified. But I don't think I should ever even hear from the treasury secretary. Like, I have no reason in my life to have to listen and relate to the treasury secretary. Honestly in all seriousness, we should never know who the guy is. The guy's supposed to do his gig and take care of things. He shouldn't be relating to us. He shouldn't be justifying things to us. He should just be doing his job. That's not an elected position. You've got to follow these guys and you've got to make sure that they -- but this is not a guy that I want to hear from every day.

GLENN: Can I ask what the deal is with eBay? What is the deal with John McCain and eBay? "You know she sold her plane on eBay." Did you hear how he said, what's her name, Meg somebody?

STU: Meg Whitman.

GLENN: Meg Whitman? You know she did something that -- it was like Paul Harvey all of a sudden. "I've got -- let me tell you about Meg Whitman, Meg Whitman, somebody I'm thinking about as the secretary of treasury. She just created something that maybe many of you might have used before, a little something called... eBay." I mean, that's what it was!

STU: And now you know the rest of the --

GLENN: I mean, did you hear how he even told the story? "You know, you might have heard a little company that she ran, eBay." You're like, the eBay person! Whoa, now I feel good! At least we know how we're going to sell all the mortgages that we just bought!

STU: I mean, Meg Whitman's great, don't get me wrong. I think she's fantastic but it's like, I don't know, is she the -- I have no idea if she's qualified to be treasury secretary. She's a great businesswoman. How do you not know what the exact answer is? Hasn't he been asked this before?

GLENN: I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. So look, look. Here's where this program is going. Do we need a bigger hand basket or a smaller hand basket? Here's where this program is going to go for the next few weeks. I can't -- I mean, I just can't do the John McCain thing. I can't do it. I know I keep going back and forth and back and forth and I bet I'm a lot like you.

Look, Barack Obama, Barack Obama -- I said this morning, Stu said -- because we were on computer back and forth the whole time. We were chatting back and forth, "My friends."

STU: I just had to copy and paste, just kept pasting my friends every third word.

GLENN: So Stu came in and said, how about that debate. And I said, Stu, look, last night I saw the guy that is going to be responsible for the destruction of America as we know it. I just wasn't sure because there were times I thought he was black and other times I thought he was white. I don't know which one it was! Barack Obama is a Marxist. Barack Obama is as dirty as you possibly can get. He's from Chicago politics. This guy, he's in bed with ACORN, they're like quote/unquote family, the Jeremiah Wright thing. Make no mistake about it, make no mistake about it. America, we have been warned over and over and over again. This guy is going to take us to places we've never, ever been before. Bad, bad things coming our way.

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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