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GLENN: What I hesitated to come to you today with is my flaw, and it's a surprise to me that when I got up, I felt this way. And maybe it's just me but let me tell you what I'm feeling today. I got up this morning and I turn on Fox and they're all there. I mean, Roger Ailes, I mean, I thought he was a smart man, but God forbid if some death ray happens and everybody is vaporized in Washington. I think I'm the only Fox person that's not in Washington. So that would mean like I would be the only one left. That's not smart planning there, Roger. But beyond that, everybody was down in Washington and they've got Bob Beckel on who is a partisan Democrat kind of guy. And on a day when Barack Obama is saying that we all need to come together and on a day when I believe that conservatives -- I mean, decent Americans. I'm not talking about, like I said on the TV show last night, the 15% on either side that only cares about the donkey or elephant. They don't care about principles. They only care about parties. There's only about 15% of America on each side that's like that. The rest of us, we care about principles. And on a day when it's really difficult for some of us to come together, to have somebody like Bob Beckel get on and say, "Well, I'll tell you what won't be happening today, more of that Bush economic policy and his failed policy," and that was the first thing I heard this morning. And I thought, how dare you, how dare you, especially on a day when Barack Obama is continuing many of the policies. That's his new position, that many of the Bush policies he's going to continue. Well, does anybody have enough honor to say, "You know what, I was wrong about what I said about this policy."

So that's how I started, and I know it's Bob Beckel and so I don't expect very much, but fine. But then I'm watching all these people gather. And remember, gang, this is me being flawed. This is not -- I'm not holding this up. I'm telling you this because there's an end to this story. Then I see all these people that are gathering, and it's not a gathering of a celebration of democracy. It's a celebration of a man. I am -- only reason why blood's not shooting out of my eyes at the cost of this is because it's good for America to come together and celebrate that we've made it this far. Look at the progress! Just a handful of decades ago, a man stood at the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial and said, "I have a dream," and here part of that dream is fulfilled, that you can be judged on the content of your character, not the color of your skin. It doesn't matter. It's important that we celebrate. This should be the last time we spend this kind of money, ever. But that's a discussion we can have tomorrow. Today it's important. But all of these people that are gathering that are now pledging to each other that they're going to be happier, et cetera, et cetera, where were you in the last eight years? The people who are lecturing me now that I need to pull together, where were you when we were begging you, please? Where were you when Obama now is not going to pull the troops out of Iraq right away. It would be irresponsible. George Bush won the war in Iraq despite the overwhelming odds, and not the odds on the ground in Iraq alone. The overwhelming odds against him in our own capital, in places like Hollywood, California. He did it in spite of people ripping him apart. So don't lecture me on "Be happy, come together." Don't lecture me on that. I'm doing it, but I'm doing it because it's the right thing to do, not because it's popular, not because it's easy, not because you tell me to but because it's the right thing to do, and it is very, very difficult. But it is the right thing to do.

Last night I went to bed and I -- I mean, that's why I had Sarah Palin on. I'm getting heat for having Sarah Palin on. "I'm not asking her the tough questions." I didn't want to ask her the tough questions! I wanted to ask her, "Is he your president today?" Yes! Not because that's the question I wanted to ask Sarah Palin but because I thought that was the important question. Not that it would be the one that would get me the highest ratings but that it was the right thing to do. So please don't lecture me.

This morning I get into the car and I'm driving down Fifth Avenue and I look at a store that has a sign that says "Yes, we can. Congratulations, President Obama." Fine. Fine. But do you remember how many people called this program and said, I have a sign up and people are coming in and calling me a hate monger or a racist or a baby killer or a war monger. It is the arrogance of the other side that we're just right. You can say whatever you want. They're fearless, and we have cowered in fear because we don't want to offend. We don't stand up for ourself because we don't want to offend, and that is the right thing. That is Judeo-Christian values that when they slap one cheek, you give them the other cheek. Not because it's the easy thing to do or the thing you want to do but because it's the right thing to do. A fact that Obama is wrapping himself in Abraham Lincoln. You couldn't use a picture taken on September 11th not of the World Trade Centers, just a picture that was taken on a plane of President Bush because it was obscene to use that. "Oh, I'm not even going to wear a flag lapel pin because that flag lapel pin, well, you are just wrapping yourself in the flag." You are not wrapping yourself in the flag. You are making a monument out of a man. You are wrapping Abraham Lincoln around a man. Not Abraham the man but the monument, the face chiseled in the side of a mountain. Not the man as he was. A simple guy who just came to do the right thing and the hard thing. No, no, no. Barack Obama is assuming the mantel of the monument, and because I know our founders, I'm angry.

I don't know if a lot of people know this, but there is a statue, just an absolutely beautiful statue of George Washington that was carved to sit in the rotunda of the capitol. I don't know if it actually ever sat in the capitol. It may have sat for a couple of years, but it was deemed grotesque because of the way George Washington felt. This beautiful statue horribly, horribly disfigures our history because it makes George Washington into a Greek God. He's wearing a toga and he's strong and well built. He looks like a Greek God. It sat in the basement of the capitol building in a box for decades. It's now in a museum. It's in a museum marked as the monument that never was, even though it was done and built and they spent money on it and some artist toiled at this beautiful statue. It was wrong. He's not a God. He was a man. There's a reason why the Washington Memorial is just an obolus. It's because he didn't want statues of him. "You can put a marker that I was here but nothing more."

Today I'm angry and I don't want to be. I'm angry because they are going to pursue -- Guantanamo is just being closed but it's just being moved. It's just being renamed. While you are accepting the mantel of Lincoln, you don't have the courage to say, "I close it" or "I keep it open." You are just moving it. That doesn't solve anything. That's not Abraham Lincoln. That's the move of a coward. Have the courage of your convictions. And if you were wrong and you want to continue his policy, then have the honor and the decency to say I was wrong. I have misstated or I misunderstood the reasons or the purpose or the strength of George Bush's argument. You have a responsibility to correct history. You have a responsibility to stand up against it if it's wrong and you have the same responsibility to stand up against yourself if you're wrong. I find myself today in a weird place, angry when I don't want to be, quiet when I don't want to be, supportive when I don't want to be, patient when I don't want to be. Sad, I feel today, and I never saw this coming. If you've listened to this show, you know. Four years ago I was for George W. Bush, and the last four years George Bush has been such an -- he's just been a spur in my boot, if I can quote a cowboy. He's been underneath my saddle and he's been driving me crazy, abandoning the free market system to save it. But today I've looked at him more as a man. And see, the tables are going to be turned on Obama if they don't make him into the monument, and I believe this is why they are making him into the monument. He becomes the president tomorrow and not just a man. Where Bush is no longer the president. He becomes a man. So the reverse happens to President Obama the minute he takes that mantel, and that mantel is lifted from President Bush and people begin to see President Bush as a man, and I wondered to myself, a man who has spent the last seven years really just worried about your safety, my safety, has made the commitment to be the most h ated guy in the next 50 years. He's told me that himself: I am prepared to be the most hated man and be maligned for the next 50 years long after I'm dead because I believe this is the right thing to do. For a man who I truly believe. Say what you want about George Bush, and I have said many of those things. The one thing I can never doubt him on is that he cared about our safety. He really did everything he could to keep us safe. He lost sleep because of it. And my first thought when I thought about him today was he can finally rest well because that burden is on someone else's shoulders. And then I thought to myself, you know, will that make him sleep better or worse. Because he knows what's out there and he can no longer help. It has nothing to do with Barack Obama being somebody who wants to keep us safe. It's just who was there on the frontline and now told, "Go home, good friend; your duty is done." Does his burden become greater tonight?

So here's the end of the story. I ask that you say a prayer of thanks for anything that George Bush did do. I ask that you say a prayer of healing for anyone who might feel angry today that they may be their best person possible, and I ask you for a prayer for our president that he may have wisdom and honor. And one last prayer for our Secret Service that they may have vision, they may have vision.

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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