Obama: NASA isn't self-esteem agency

GLENN: Now, Robert Gibbs says that the NASA mission is not Muslim outreach. Now, there's a couple of questions on this. Why did it take so long for any reporter to ask, hey.

PAT: He kind of addresses that in the confines of the question, which is great.

GLENN: Here it is.

REPORTER: — made a couple of weeks back that drew some interest, specifically some conservatives who are wondering why he said that one of the charges that the president gave him when he got the job was that he had to focus on outreach to the Muslim world. Why is a NASA administrator doing that?

GIBBS: It's an excellent question and I don't think — that was not his task and that's not the task of NASA.

REPORTER: Did he misspeak?

GLENN: What?

REPORTER: Has the president spoken to him about that to clear it up? Anybody here at the White House?

GIBBS: I'm sure people at the house talk to NASA people all the time.

GLENN: Jeez. Followup, followup question, Mr. Gibbs: Don't you think that's a pretty unreasonable answer to give? The head guy of NASA says the president says his number one most important responsibility is to make Muslim countries feel good about their contribution to society.

PAT: So not did he misspeak. Are you saying the NASA administrator lied through his teeth about the foremost goal?

GLENN: So clueless that he got that — shouldn't the president maybe make a phone call and say, hey, are you on medication or anything? I mean, I was on Fox and Friends this morning and they asked me about this and I said, you know what this is? This is McDonald's. Ronald McDonald gives you a job and you're asked in the press about it and you say, "Yep, yep, the clown came to me and said I'm in charge of all the new McFilets and I'm the one that's going to be serving all of the tenderloin." Shouldn't — don't you think maybe the clown would come out and event — and say, okay, we're not serving filets. No, no, no, he misunderstood. Shouldn't that be something that he would do right away? And don't you think that if I was running the McDonald's, Ronald would come out with the big shoes and say, hey, what's this whole filet thing that you're talking about? That ain't it. We don't do filets. We do hamburgers. "Oh, I know. I'm sorry. I got that wrong. I've been working on the pasta job that you gave me. You said number one is McPasta." No, we don't make pasta, either. Is there something wrong with you? We're McDonald's.

PAT: Maybe he shouldn't be head of NASA. You know, if you don't even know what your foremost goal is at NASA, I would think maybe you shouldn't be there.

GLENN: I mean, shouldn't the president call him up (phone ringing). "Hello, NASA." "Yeah, you know the, you know the big white, kind of long things with fire that comes out of the end and that go — they shoot up in the sky?" "Yeah, rockets you mean?" "That's what you do. That's what you do."

STU: Right, I make people feel good about their contribution to the rocket thingies, right?

GLENN: So is there any way that anyone believes the president of the United States didn't say this?

PAT: Not for a second.

GLENN: Not for a second.

PAT: And —

GLENN: Because you would have handled it differently.

PAT: And why didn't, why didn't the president come out like the day after this broke and say, "No, no, no, that's not."

GLENN: Or Gibbs.

PAT: Or Gibbs. And why is it two weeks the guy says, "A couple of weeks ago something came up. "

GLENN: He has said this twice.

PAT: Come on.

GLENN: He has said this twice.

PAT: A couple, like several years ago Barack Obama said that there was — his grandmother's a typical white. What did he mean by that?

GLENN: Do you think this —

PAT: Right on top of it.

GLENN: Do you think if he would have come out and said, you know what, the president said to me that my foremost requirement on the job, the foremost thing I have to concentrate on is we're going to Pluto, you know, the cartoon dog. If he would say — if he would say, not the cartoon dog but if he would say, "My first, foremost job he said was that we're going to build spaceships to go to Pluto," do you think the White House would have responded, do you think anybody would have asked the question that day to the White House and say, are we planning a manned mission to Pluto? "No, we're not." The president has asked him and called him where he got the Pluto idea. We're not going to Pluto. That's exactly what would have happened.

PAT: It would have. It would have.

GLENN: It would have.

STU: Did the media dismiss this as he is basically saying, you know, try to, just pandering to the guy he's being interviewed by? Like, I'm over there, I'm doing an interview with Muslim countries. I'm just going to say a nice thing about Muslims.

GLENN: The media knows it's true.

STU: So how does that conversation happen? Like, what's the conversation that leads this guy to believe this, that Barack Obama says to the NASA guy, hey —

GLENN: Here's — I'm going out on a limb.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: But here's how I think the conversation — Pat, you play the NASA guy.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: Okay? And I'm going to play Barack Obama. And you can see how this probably was misconstrued. This is just, this is a reenactment of something on how I think it may have gone. "Hey, NASA guy."

PAT: Hey, Mr. President.

GLENN: How are things?

PAT: Good.

GLENN: Good. Boy, I wanted to hire you because you're the most qualified for the job and I just want to go over — we're not going to go to the moon.

PAT: Oh.

GLENN: That's really expensive.

PAT: Well, wait.

GLENN: We're not going to — you know, we're going to —

PAT: Mars, we're going to Mars then?

GLENN: No, we're scaling back.

PAT: Saturn? Can we go to —

GLENN: No. But here's what I want you to concentrate on.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: This is where it gets confusing. Here's what I want you to concentrate on. I want you to do a Muslim outreach and I want you to make the Muslim countries of the world, I want you to make them feel good about their contribution to science and, I don't know, math or whatever.

PAT: So you would say my foremost mission then is —

GLENN: That's your foremost mission.

PAT: At NASA?

GLENN: At NASA.

PAT: Is like Muslim outreach?

GLENN: Yeah. Forget about the rocket things. Do that. Can you do that? That's what I hired you for.

PAT: That's not really what we do but

GLENN: But you can do it?

PAT: Yeah, I guess.

GLENN: Good. All right. Thanks. Hey, and by the way, when you accept an interview, do it, like, on Al Jazeera or, you know, do it on some Middle Eastern thing. That's part of the Muslim outreach.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: Otherwise you would just do interviews like here in America.

PAT: Here, on CBS, 60 Minutes, whatever.

GLENN: You are the NASA guy and there's not a lot of calls for NASA guys, you know, —

PAT: In the Middle East?

GLENN: In the Middle East to be on — why do they care? You know what I'm saying?

PAT: I know what you're saying.

GLENN: So this would be

PAT: So do some interviews with Al Jazeera?

GLENN: Do some interviews with Al Jazeera or whoever's there.

PAT: All right, I'll set that up. I'll have my people call.

GLENN: Because that will be part of the outreach. And by the way, don't worry. If anybody asks you, you just go ahead and tell them the truth because the press isn't going to follow up anyway.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: And Gibbs is such a dope, he will just say, no, he didn't say that and then they won't follow up and it will be over.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Okay, sure.

GLENN: Got it? Okay, thank you.

STU: You know, that sounds ridiculous but the best evidence for it is the guy — the interviewer's first question which is like, what are you doing here? It's not like the guy, the Middle Eastern interviewer wanted to do this interview. His first question was, why are you here? It's his first question. He doesn't even understand why the interview is occurring. It's all because of you.

GLENN: Who's over in Al Jazeera? If we could only get someone from NASA and tell us what exactly they're going to do. Are they going to the moon? Are they not going to the moon? What do they care!

STU: They didn't even want, seem to want to do the interview at all.

GLENN: Yeah. Now, here's why this story matters. The White House is lying to you.

PAT: Again.

GLENN: Does anybody care? Is there anybody in the press that is — I mean, do they have you on Ambien? What is it that they have you on? Are they just putting like little sleepy gas into the press room? What is it that you have — you have no reaction when they look at you and tell you the most implausible thing? "No, you know what? The president didn't say that. Here's what really happened. The guy the president hired was taken by space aliens and replaced with the guy that you saw in the interview. Then they did anal cavity searches and whatever. They decided, no, he's not the guy; he's cool with the NASA thing. And so they returned him and they took their, you know, their robot probe look alike back up into the plane." "Oh, okay. Could you tell me about also a followup question on something entirely unrelated? What does the president feel like, you know? Is he still happy about his job?"

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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