Glenn Beck - Obama flips: 'economy not as bad as we thought'


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GLENN: While everybody else is drinking Red Bull today, like there's nobody on the staff that has had more than -- I had, what, five hours sleep last night and I slept the most. Everybody, everybody else -- you haven't slept at all, have you?

STU: No, no, not, Glenn. But I'm getting that second wind in. You know it's that second wind where you realize after you sleep that you said several inappropriate things or you said sentences that did not string together in any reasonable fashion? I feel like I'm at that state.

GLENN: Oh, I know. Like kind of like the economy is not as bad as we thought it was.

STU: No, not that bad.

GLENN: It's not that bad? Oh, okay.

STU: It's like I haven't slept for months.

GLENN: Did you hear this? Barack Obama says the economy is not as bad as we thought it was. Didn't we just spend like a couple of trillion dollars? Isn't that kind of -- didn't you just tell us that if we don't do these things that the economy -- that we may not survive?

STU: Aren't you the guy who uses crisis as a pronoun? Isn't that you?

GLENN: What? We may not survive if we don't do these things; we do them -- and then it's like it isn't as bad as we thought it was. I have to tell you, congratulations because what I believe the president was saying was we've fixed this crisis. If we didn't do these things, we may not survive, but now we've done these things. It's not as bad as we thought it was.

STU: Might be time to get back into the market.

GLENN: Might be time to get back in the market. He now owns this economy and that's why I believe there's a correction coming from the White House today. This, by the way, and the, "Hey, you know, maybe you should do some stocks," both off TelePrompTer, both of them off TelePrompTer. I believe there's going to be a correction coming out today about -- because how did they do that? How does he possibly say that? By the way, I am -- you know what? Let me tell you something. My gut tells me, and I could be wrong. You know what? We may be over. This may be over. Maybe it is. I don't think so, but maybe it is. The stock market is up, oil prices are down. I mean, it's all looking good, right? We've gone up, what, 600 points? Isn't that the beginning of a rally? 600 points is the beginning of a rally. I just said earlier this week, expect a bull -- I mean, sorry, expect a bear rally, which means you haven't had the bottom but it's going to all of a sudden surge ahead. GM came out today and said that $2 billion we asked for, we may not need it, at least right now; I think we're going to be okay. CitiBank is saying, yeah, you know what, I think we're okay. I think it's Bank of America says keep your cash; we're going to be okay.

Now let me ask you this: Have we been lied to or are we being lied to now? Let me ask you, if you think this is a possibility, what I gave to you on Monday was expect a bear rally. Expect all of a sudden the stock market to go up for no reason. And I -- boy, I don't know if this is the bear rally, but the stock market going up for no reason, that would be today. They will point to, "Hey, well, CitiBank made some profit." Excuse me? We haven't even hit the real estate bubble yet. We haven't -- I mean, for the commercial properties. There are so many things yet to hit. So CitiBank, you know, "We're fine." Nobody all of a sudden, nobody needs the money. Everybody's going to be doing okay. You're going to start to see the suckers get back into this, into this stock market. And maybe I'm the sucker. I mean, you do your own homework. Maybe I'm the sucker because you can't ever call the bottom. And maybe that was the bottom and so everybody puts their money back in. But remember what Jim Rogers said to me last week when I said, "What should people do." He said wait for a rally. Let your money go up and then pull it out. When that happens -- because I don't believe that there are -- I believe there are people in there now that will take their money out when they say, "I just doubled my money since last week." And I mean big investors will take their money out because nothing makes sense.

Did you hear what the premier of China said? This is not some, you know, banking guy, you know, the Barney Frank of China. This is their president. This is the premier of China. I've got to quote this to you. He said, quote: We have made huge amounts of loans to the United States. Of course we're concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I'm a little worried. I'd like to call on the United States to honor its words and stay a credible nation and ensure the safety of the Chinese assets.

Let's take this apart here. We made huge amounts of loans. He's now saying that we're loaning the money, not buying treasuries. It's no longer that they are buying our treasuries as an asset. This is huge in diplomatic language. He has changed from "We're buying an asset" to calling a spade a spade: We're buying debt. We're helping them. So we're making huge loans to the United States and we're worried about our assets. To be honest, I'm a little bit worried. Then he says, I'd like to call on the United States.

Now put yourself in an Asian frame of mind. These are the people that are like, oh, my gosh, did I eat the last french fry? And they kill themselves. You know, they're like, I didn't mean to dishonor you, I didn't know you wanted that last french fry. I didn't even think. I'm sorry (making choking sounds). Honor is what this -- Stu, you think that's over the top? You think that's a bit extreme?

STU: I --

GLENN: You don't think they've done that?

STU: I think what you're saying is they take honor seriously.

GLENN: I'm just sayin'. Haven't you ever done that where your wife has gone, what, you just ate the last french fry? And you're like, honey, I'm sorry, I didn't even think; get over it. That ain't happening in China, Japan.

STU: No. You just fall immediately on your fork. (Laughing)

GLENN: (Laughing). What a snob, you're eating french fries with a fork. Okay, so anyway, honor is what this is all about. He says I'd like to call on the United States to honor its words, stay a credible nation. Now listen to this: And ensure the safety of Chinese assets. This is wildly important for three reasons: One, this puts our T-bills, our treasury bills at stake. What does this -- what is the rest of the world going to say when China says this? Two, he's setting us up in case we go down. We're going to be lucky to be quarantined. We are going to become the world's pariah. We are going to be the ones that tore everybody down because we weren't living an honorable life. We were responsible for it. Honor its words and stay a credible nation and ensure the safety of the Chinese assets. He's saying to the Chinese people, "If we lose these assets, it's because of these people over here. They have dishonored us and they have destroyed your assets." The third thing is this is a very powerful statement on the eve of the G20 summit. The guy who is the Nobel Laureate behind the Euro, the guy who said the Euro is a good idea, we can unite everybody together under the Euro, he's just now come out and said the time has come for a global currency. Countries are starting to come onto that bandwagon: Time for a global currency. China has already asked for a global currency. This means our dollar will be over because we're the global currency right now. This is moving us into a direction that, well, you know what? Nevermind. Things aren't as bad as we thought they were. We got that from the president last night. So -- and maybe he's right.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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In a phone call with his constituents, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) unleashed a torrent of criticisms about President Donald Trump, saying he "flirted with white supremacists," "kisses dictators' butts," and "spends like a drunken sailor."

On the radio program Friday, Glenn said he was disappointed in Sen. Sasse for apparently forgetting all of President Trump's accomplishments. Because, in reality, Trump has accomplished a lot more than many presidents before him.

Then, for anyone who may have forgotten President Trump's achievements — or who simply hate the man so much they've ignored them — Glenn listed just some of the many things this president has achieved during his three and a half years in the White House.

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President Trump has given us great judges on the lower court, 3 judges far superior than Roberts and other bogus constitutionalists as SCOTUS and one just may turn out to be another Clarence Thomas. He kicked the ass of ISIS and came home.

He got us out of the disastrous Iran deal, killed their head of terror, boxed them in and is currently collapsing their economy while also brokering a Mid East peace deal that everyone said could never happen. He moved our embassy to Jerusalem despite the state department, something no president has done even though they all promised.

Yes, he met with the North Korean Dictator. I hated that, but I also hated the fact that no other president did anything and North Korea kept gaining power. He has gotten Europe to pay their share of NATO, brought the Arabs and the Jews together, while smashing the choke hold of the PLO, and stood up to the Chinese instead of selling them supercomputers (Clinton), accepting lead poison in dog food (Bush), or loving the CCP and taking millions in dirty money (Obama/Biden).

He also has defended religious liberty unlike any other president at least in the last 100 years, and is a true pro-life advocate that unlike most republicans backs it up with action instead of just talk.

President Trump has also opened doors that the GOP was too wussy to even try to open with Hispanics and Blacks. He again didn't pander. He instead cleared the dead wood and opened pathways up so they could get higher education, create jobs, and not get lost in the prison system.

He also has defended religious liberty... and is a true pro-life advocate.

President Trump also took on an economy that had been beaten down, a people who had been told "you didn't build that" and, in fact, Obama and Biden claimed that the economy was "as good as it would ever get," that we would never create jobs in sectors ever again.

President Trump gave us the lowest unemployment rate since 1969 (the year I celebrated my 5th birthday,) the lowest unemployment for Hispanics & Blacks ever, and the first real growth in pay that I can remember.

President Trump then responded to the largest pandemic in 100 years by doing a couple of things I have never seen a president do:

  1. America's biggest capitalist shuts down the entire economy and knowingly puts his re-election at risk in order to save people.
  2. Closes travel with China and Europe, only to be called “racist," "xenophobic" and accused of stirring hatred. Now everyone says they were for it, but he stood alone and took the heat.

When everyone bashed him because they thought he would seize control and become an authoritarian by telling states what to do, or taking control of companies and telling them what to produce, he simply asked the free market to step to the plate, because he trusts the people of this country to do the right thing. By not taking control, he was called a dictator and a Nazi. Meanwhile he has been blamed for the blood bath created by Gov. Cuomo's nursing home policies. They said 2 million would die, best case scenario 200,000 — if we did everything right. Gee, seems that we are now in the time period they told us would be phase two, it seems as though we seem to have hit that "best case scenario" at this point.

While all of this has gone on, President Trump has fought the lies that were started by Hillary Clinton's team to smear him as a Russian operative. It was enabled by the Obama White House and included the DOJ, CIA, Dept of State, FBI, and DNI. Did I leave anyone out? Oh, yeah we are now getting evidence that members of the Pentagon may have been involved as well. Not to mention the so-called "press" and Congress who did things that would embarrass not only "Frank Underwood" but also Kevin Spacey. He has single handedly exposed the press for who they are and have always been. Because of his tweets, personal style and frankly balls of steel, he has exposed those who truly are: "Enemies of the people." I hated that when he first said it, but it is true. Any person or group that knowingly lies to destroy our president, our Constitution and the free market, are not just enemies of the people, they are enemies of the freedom of all mankind.

As someone who didn't support President Trump at first (and that is putting it mildly) I remain honest enough to judge him on his entire record. He is perhaps the only man in America that can and has stood entirely alone, surrounded by enemies, surrounded by those who took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, who are now actively engaged in destroying it and any elected president who stands in their way.

Personally, I have grown sick and tired of spineless, do nothing, old, corrupt GOP politicians who are either part of the problem or too frightened to stand alone and speak up. The vast majority are all "Sunshine Patriots." History will condemn those who did nothing but complain and whine, while others not only rang the bell, but stood and took the hits, who risked it all and lost money, reputation and perhaps, God forbid, some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to fight the evil that rages so clearly against the light.

100 years from now history will judge all of us. So will our children's children. Most will be forgotten. Those who failed to show up on the battlefield or cower in the trees, will be remembered with shame and disdain. Others like President Trump, I believe will be seen as indispensable.