Glenn Beck: Gibbs gives worst answer ever

GLENN: Front page of the paper today, plan to save automaker has risks for the economy. One in five think that this was a good idea, one in five, and yet where is the outcry? Can you imagine George W. Bush or anybody else, anybody else doing things this unpopular? I don't even think Bill Clinton would have gotten away with this. Doing things this out of step with the American people. But the media is afraid of him. They're either in the bag or they're afraid. Jake Tapper is one of the only people that is not afraid of the president. Was it Jake Tapper that was asking the question? Dan, do we have the audio of the press conference yesterday?

DAN: Yeah, but it's not Jake Tapper. It's somebody -- I actually was looking to see who it was. They said Jonathan, I think, or John. So I'm not sure who it was, but I'll find out.

GLENN: Find out for me, will you? We have the audio. I want to play the audio here. And I want you to understand: I don't have a problem with the president going out on a date. The president needs to go out on a date with his wife. You want to keep your -- I mean, my wife and I have a date night. We go out on a date. It's important. However, I want to point out the hypocrisy, but first let's hear how the White House so expertly handled this question of, how did the president pay for this? How much did this cost the American taxpayers to leave Washington D.C. and go on a date with your wife up to New York City? Here's the question and the beautiful answer.

VOICE: Are you going to tell us how much the president and the first lady's date night cost on Saturday night? And if not, why not?

VOICE: Well, Jonathan, I think as -- let me -- I thought it was the air conditioner now and it's the helicopter. You know, I think spokespeople have spoken to this over the weekend that the president would -- or could he, based on the secret service, he would have taken the shuttle, but I would say that the costs were proportionate with travel for presidents and I would encourage you to look up previous coverage on travel costs because they are analogous.

VOICE: Is there any precedent for a president and first lady to take an out-of-town date night like this not connected to an official or even a political previously planned event?

VOICE: You've got probably more researchers than I do.

GLENN: Well, and the spokespeople talked about the spokes statements, spokespeople. Is that the air conditioner?

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: What the -- this guy's the worst. All right. So President Obama, you know, makes good on one campaign promise and that is he promised his wife he would take her out on a date, he would take her to a Broadway show in New York. By the way, the playwright of this show, I don't know if anybody in the media has mentioned this, the playwright of this show had a "white directors need not apply" policy. Anybody mention that? The president wants everybody to understand that he traveled in a smaller plane. He didn't take a Boeing 747 to take his wife out onto a date. He just took the smaller Gulfstream, and two other planes carried staff and reporters. Well, if you are flying three Gulfstreams, is it really saving that much money? The trip cost the taxpayer at least $24,000. There's no way you fire up a Gulfstream for $24,000. There's no way. I mean, how much -- Stu, can you find out for me? How much would a Gulfstream cost from New York to Washington D.C.?

Now, President Obama, a multimillionaire now, was gracious enough to save the taxpayer from paying for dinner and the theater tickets. The tickets were $96.50. Now, I really don't care. Does it -- I wouldn't care about fronting the cost for the president to travel somewhere. He's the president. I don't care that the president went out on a date with his wife. He needs to do it. It's important. But when you're the president, not a president, when you're the president that heard the news that Citigroup had bought a $50 million corporate jet and called the executives to "Fix it," I got a problem. When you are the president, not a president but the president who jumped in line to bash the Big Three automakers for flying in jets to Washington D.C. for bailout hearings because it was a slap in the face to taxpayers, because their budgets were out of control...

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: And they shouldn't have been wasting money on corporate jets, when you're that president, I've got a problem with it. Because in case you haven't noticed, Mr. President, your budgets are out of control! Maybe it's just me. Everything you do, Mr. President, just as the CEOs that took the bailouts, is on the taxpayer dime. You didn't take a bailout. You're giving the bailouts. You're not somebody who has taken some taxpayer money. You're taking all taxpayer money. Why is it nobody will recognize the hypocrisy in Washington? How much longer will the media silence last? How much longer can this country last if the media remains silent? The self-appointed fourth branch of government.

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.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn's message for all the Trump-haters who have forgotten Trump's accomplishments, or you can read Glenn's list HERE:

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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.

DECODING the Democrats' EXTENSIVE ties to 'Big Tech'

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The Democrats' ties to "Big Tech" and the entertainment industry have placed them in the perfect position to influence both public policy and our nation's culture. It's impossible to unweave the entire web of Democrat operatives and sleeper cells, but here are a few of the current ties between the Dems and an industry that arguably has more influence on our day-to-day lives than any other.

Twitter Executives

Jack Dorsey, CEO

Omid Kordestani, Director, Executive Chairman

Ned Segal, CFO

Evan Williams, Former Twitter CEO, Current Board Member

Bridget Coyne, Public Policy Director

  • In charge of government/election partnerships with leading global government and political publishers including content strategy for Twitter
  • Intern and Press Secretary for multiple Democrat politicians, plus Rachel Maddow Show

Nicholas Pacilio, Senior Communications Manager, former Communications Manager

Carlos Monje, former Director of Public Policy

Brandon Borrman, VP Global Communications

Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer

Andy Stone, Policy Communications Director

Anna Makanju, Global Policy Manager

Brian Rice, Director of Public Policy

Probir Mehta, Global Public Policy

Jessica Hertz, Former Director and Associate General Counsel