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GLENN: 888 727 BECK. I've got to go back to Barack Obama now who was just making a comment about how, you know, we're going to have chocolate rivers and oompa loompas making candy bars at night.

PAT: You want to start from the beginning of this or you want to start from let's try from the beginning.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Tonight after nearly 100 years of talk and frustration

GLENN: Progressive.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: After decades of trying and a year of sustained effort and debate, the United States congress finally declared that America's workers and America's families

GLENN: Workers are

PRESIDENT OBAMA: and America's small businesses deserve the security of knowing that here in this country neither illness, or accident should endanger the dreams they have worked a lifetime to achieve. Tonight

GLENN: Tonight.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: At a time when the pundits said it was no longer possible.

PAT: That's what they said.

GLENN: I didn't.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We rose above the weight of our politics. We pushed back on the undue influence of special interests.

PAT: There you go, pushed back on the undue influence of special interests like


PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Kickback on SEIU? I didn't see that. I didn't see any of that.

PAT: I didn't, either.

GLENN: How about the Center For American Progress? Did they push back on the Center For American Progress? How about the Apollo Alliance? Did they push back on that one? How about the AFL CIO?

PAT: I don't think so.

GLENN: They didn't push back there?

PAT: Uh uh, but

GLENN: How about the prescription drug companies?

PAT: Not really. They kind of made a deal with the prescription drug companies.

GLENN: How about AARP?

PAT: No. Made a deal with AARP. So

GLENN: I'm just trying to figure out

PAT: Caught a couple of special sweetheart deals for pharmaceuticals who then pumped millions of dollars into an ad campaign to get this thing passed. All the while they demonized them behind their backs.

GLENN: But surely, surely

PAT: Maybe that was the pushback.

GLENN: Surely there was no deals with those evil insurance companies.

PAT: No, actually there were some.

GLENN: What was that?

PAT: Yeah, there were some deals with the insurance companies, too.

GLENN: Oh. Oh, I know what he was talking about. There was pushback on the tea party people.

PAT: Yes, that's who he pushed back.

GLENN: Yes, the special interests of you, the American people. You were finally pushed, finally

PAT: I hate that special interest.

GLENN: And if we could just kick you in the ribs it would be good, too, wouldn't it? I can't wait for those people like us to just be kicked in the ribs over and over and over again.

PAT: Or the face. You know, whatever.

GLENN: It's coming. All right. What else did he say?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We didn't give in to mistrust or to cynicism.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop.


GLENN: Stop, stop, some. Wasn't it SEIU that was going out and calling where was the press when they sent the SEIU thugs out to beat up a black tea partygoer while calling him the N word? Where was the press on that one? Where was the press one? You are right. He didn't give in to fear. The good news is we didn't, either. They didn't give in to cynicism. Cynicism, what would cause cynicism? People saying one thing and doing another? The lack of

PAT: Deals?

GLENN: The lack of transparency, what would cause cynicism?

PAT: Oh, he's been clear about this notion of a lack of transparency.

GLENN: This notion?

PAT: He's been clear about that.

GLENN: Is that what that is?

PAT: It's a notion, yeah.

GLENN: There used to be notion salesman, didn't they?

PAT: Not anymore. He's co opted that word.

GLENN: Unmentionables and notions.

PAT: Really? I thought those were lotions, but no?

GLENN: No, I thought they were notions. Wasn't there notion salesmen? I think so. I don't know.

PAT: It's possible.

GLENN: I didn't live in the early 20th century with all of the evil progressives. So I'm not sure, but anyway, go on with his unmentionables.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Instead we proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things, in tackling our biggest challenges.

GLENN: Wait, hold on just a second. Hold on just a second. Was healthcare our biggest challenge? Was it?

PAT: No, I thought jobs were.

GLENN: I thought jobs were, too. I thought jobs were, too. But Nancy Pelosi came out today and said that she thinks this is going to create all kinds of new entrepreneurial ideas.

PAT: The healthcare bill?

GLENN: Uh huh. I think she's kind of right.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yeah, like how do I get my company and my money out of the country before it's all confiscated. I think that's there's some entrepreneurs working on that right now. How can I set up shop in another country because Charlie Rangel, what a surprise, blocked the door and said you can't leave with your money anymore. Hmmm. What an odd coincidence that was.


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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