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GLENN: I am about to make the truest, most uniting statement ever

PAT: Amen, hallelujah.

STU: Where else would that come but Glenn Beck.

GLENN: Exactly right. Exactly right. Here it is. Michelle Obama —

PAT: Say it, brother.

GLENN: Michelle Obama —

PAT: Hallelujah.

GLENN: Is continuing her trend of loving this country unlike any other First Lady in the history of our nation.

STU: Wow.

PAT: You've got that right.

STU: Fantastic.

PAT: You've got that right.

STU: Absolutely.

GLENN: We can all unite on that.

PAT: Unlike any first lady ever.

GLENN: Ever.

PAT: I think that's true.

GLENN: It is true. It's 100% true.

PAT: She continues to prove it.

GLENN: Every day.

PAT: I mean, they took her off the campaign trail for quite some time and they hid her away in a closet or somewhere, put here, you know, in the White Hose.

GLENN: They didn't hide her in a closet.

PAT: Yeah, they stuck here away and said, shhh, shhh.

GLENN: No, they put her in a garden.

PAT: Michelle, shhh.

GLENN: They put her in the garden.

PAT: In the garden, okay. Yes.

GLENN: They are putting her in the garden so she can talk then. Now she is coming out and saying that dessert is not a right.

PAT: Every time she comes out, she shows her love. I love it. It's great. She can't hide it.

GLENN: Well, how is that not hatred of America?

PAT: She cannot hide ‑‑ no, I'm saying she shows her love. I'm saying she shows her love.

GLENN: Because she says dessert —

PAT: She is absolutely right about the dessert thing.

GLENN: I am going to unite with Michelle Obama.

PAT: Do it again. Do it again, brother. Say it. Hallelujah.

GLENN: Let me just preach it from the highest mountaintop.

PAT: Reach it.

GLENN: From the top of the buildings.

PAT: Amen.

GLENN: In the mountains of Manhattan.

PAT: Hallelujah.

GLENN: Let me tell you right now.

PAT: Say it.

GLENN: I agree 100% with Michelle Obama that dessert is not a right!

PAT: Hallelujah.

STU: Wow!

GLENN: Yes!

PAT: That's uniting again. Let's stop while we're ahead.

GLENN: Unfortunately we can't. We have now, well, there's a couple of things that we have to get to here. One, I love the fact that dessert's not a right. I also love that the United Nations is now saying that we should give up our air conditioning.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Over my dead body.

PAT: Oh, you selfish, selfish.

GLENN: I know. And they will be willing to take me up on that one. That we should stop living our lavish lifestyles with air conditioning.

PAT: With comfort. Why would you want comfort?

GLENN: Now, Michelle Obama yesterday said that America is still, what did she say? Unequal?

PAT: Yeah. It's something about stubborn inequality.

GLENN: Stubborn inequality. It reminds me a lot of what the Lord said, there will always be poor among you. I remember that.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: The "Lord of the Rings" or — who said that?

GLENN: Lord, the Lord, the Lord Lord.

PAT: The Lord Lord?

GLENN: Lord Lord.

PAT: Lord of hosts?

GLENN: When I'm asking — yeah. King of kings, you know that guy?

PAT: Yes, he did say that.

STU: Didn't he write a book or something?

Glenn: I know it's a capital Lord. You don't capitalize Lord when it's —

PAT: Not as a rule, no.

GLENN: It's not, like an everyday lord.

PAT: If it's a lord of leapin', you know, like you buy at Christmastime.

STU: But "Lord of the Rings" was capitalized. It's a title.

GLENN: That's because he has rings. This is the Lord of hosts.

STU: This guy's above the rings guy.

GLENN: Yes. Okay, so — I think so, yeah. Yeah, yeah, he is. Okay. So I remember him saying something along the lines of the poor will always be among you.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And that was the Lord, with a capital L. That's weird that I believe Michelle Obama is kind of agreeing with the Lord. She's implying that stubborn inequality hasn't been conquered yet.

PAT: Yeah, she's going to fix it. I think she and Barack.

GLENN: No, no. The Lord, the Lord said.

PAT: No, that was before he knew.

GLENN: — there will always be —

PAT: That was before he knew about the Obamas and —

STU: That was before the progressive era.

PAT: And their brand of loving the country.

GLENN: Oh, you are right. It was before Marxism.

PAT: Before progressivism and Marxism.

GLENN: Okay. So —

PAT: Now we can reach utopia if we'll just let them.

GLENN: You know it's almost like tonight is, tonight is — and I would like you to call every ‑‑ if you're ‑‑ well, you already — I mean, you are here. You've got to be a churchgoing person because, amen. I mean, we ‑‑ don't you feel like it's church today?

PAT: Hallelujah.

GLENN: (Laughing). Like Jeffy in the background, just, amen. It is like going to church with Jeffy. He's drunk, just like he is on Sunday mornings. So I want you to watch tonight's program because tonight is about collective salvation, and this is the difference. This is really, this is an example of it, is it not? The Lord says the poor will always be among you. Now, that doesn't mean we revel in it and go, well, they are always going to be here. We help each other. We help each other. But we recognize you are never going to be — the only one that can equalize things is the Lord.

STU: Well, when you have a Messiah who is elected, I think that that makes it a little bit more — it makes it obvious that that's how it works.

PAT: So what you are saying is I'll see your lord and raise you a Messiah.

GLENN: And raise you a Messiah.

PAT: Wow. I mean, that's —

GLENN: Okay, all right.

PAT: A little ostentatious.

GLENN: Here's what she said yesterday. Here's what she said.

MICHELLE OBAMA: When so many of our children still attend crumbling schools and a back child is still ‑‑

GLENN: Could we just, could we — I know there are bad schools and I know there are —

PAT: We didn't get through —

GLENN: I know.

PAT: Four seconds!

GLENN: I know, but I know there are bad schools, I know there are crumbling schools. I mean, I live in New York. I see really bad schools. But can we just for a minute — you know, you want to talk about redistribution of wealth. Can we stop building the Taj Mahal schools?

PAT: Holy cow.

GLENN: Some of these schools are absolutely incredible. The school in the town that I live in is nicer than my house. I'd like to live in the school. It is. Have you ever seen the schools?

STU: I believe it. I believe it.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: They are — right?

PAT: Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Okay, they are beautiful.

PAT: Beautiful.

GLENN: Beautiful. I mean, I'd live in one of these schools. They are incredible. So you want to redistribute wealth. What do you say we don't build these Taj Mahals as schools everywhere?

PAT: My son had a game in Greenwich last night. We're playing outside of — the baseball field was in front of an elementary school, and I thought it was Buckingham palace for a second.

STU: Well, I don't know that you could use Greenwich as an example of the average school.

PAT: I know, but still! Who needs that?

GLENN: Listen to that snob. Do you believe that —

STU: I had to drive to Greenwich and I can't believe.

PAT: I had to drive from the Hood to get to Greenwich!

GLENN: I had my driver take me to Greenwich so I could watch my son's team. He's not on it. He owns it.

PAT: Please.

GLENN: Anyway.

STU: Oh, the field was even nicer than the heliport. I can't believe it.

PAT: We drove from the Hood where we live!

GLENN: The hood.

PAT: — to Greenwich!

GLENN: Come on, oh, my gosh!

PAT: The public housing project in the Bronx up to Greenwich.

GLENN: Right, right.

PAT: It's about half an hour, 45 minutes.

GLENN: Okay, now listen, listen, listen. You can't —

PAT: (Laughing).

STU: They bused my family in.

GLENN: They had French's mustard!

PAT: Leave it to you two to turn it into something tawdry, something ugly.

GLENN: No, just true.

PAT: Just ugly.

GLENN: Just true.

PAT: Ugly.

GLENN: You wouldn't believe the school in the richest city in the world!

PAT: It's not the richest city in the world.

STU: It's like third or fourth.

PAT: I think it's like second or third.

GLENN: (Laughing).

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: You wouldn't believe it. And they are crying poverty?

PAT: The rest of the country doesn't know how rich Greenwich is.

GLENN: You are —

PAT: If you two yahoos would shut up, it's a fine, fine example of how nice our schools are.

GLENN: You wouldn't believe! I'm in Beverly Hills...

PAT: People don't know Greenwich is like Beverly Hills. They don't know that.

GLENN: These houses are gigantic! They are up on a mountain with a pool on a perch and they're crying poverty?

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: You are one with the people. You really are.

PAT: Don't even start with me! Don't even go down that road!

GLENN: (Laughing).

PAT: Oh, the tales I could tell.

GLENN: You go ahead.

STU: But Pat, you told the story, what is it, in Texas where you used to live back when you lived in the slums.

PAT: When it was slums.

STU: And you — there was that school near you had, what, two arboretums in it?

PAT: It was at one time, I don't know if it still is, the largest high school. It was one mile long end to end and it had two arboretums. And we were like — I remember talking to you guys about this. I didn't even know what an arboretum was. I had to look it up. What's an arboretum? It's got two of them.

GLENN: Wait a minute. That's where you grow trees or something?

PAT: No, it's like, I think they are indoor swimming pools, I think. If I remember right.

STU: And you wouldn't believe the toughness of the filet at the snack bar.

PAT: You can't get decent Duck a l'Orange in the cafeteria.

GLENN: Look, here's the thing. Here's the thing. There are schools — have you seen the schools here in Manhattan? Some of them, you know, you go, you go like a block off of Central Park and they are huge!

PAT: (Laughing). I thought you were going to tell the truth there for a second.

GLENN: No, you go — seriously you go six blocks off of Central Park and there are schools that are — and remember this is like, this is like the badlands of Greenwich. You go six blocks; I don't want to send my kids to those schools.

PAT: Oh, no.

GLENN: They are like jails.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: They are really, really nasty.

PAT: They are so bad, they don't even name them. They are just numbered like you are in prison.

GLENN: I know.

PAT: PS‑12. And you'll like it! PS‑12! I'm Public School 12? That's all I get? You can't call me Anderson Elementary?

GLENN: It's really, it's nasty.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: And these aren't the bad schools. You go to ‑‑ there are bad schools.

STU: Sure.

GLENN: But come on.

STU: But you don't fix them by building gigantic Olympic size pools.

GLENN: No.

STU: That's not the way you get better education.

GLENN: No, and you don't need, in these nice areas — honestly I live in a nice town. There are nice schools. You don't need that. It's obscene. Let's concentrate. You want to save teacher salaries? Let's build normal buildings. Just normal buildings. There aren't office buildings that are this nice. I would never be able to — my business is a successful business. I don't build my business buildings that nice, and we make money. We don't spend money. We make it. All they do is spend money. We're worried about paying our teachers? Let's stop building these palaces.

STU: Yeah. I mean, a legitimate expense for a public school is a higher teacher salary.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: To retain the best people.

GLENN: Yes. Now, I don't want any kid going to a school that is breaking down and — what was the story that Obama said? He was like, and a train runs through at 3:05, 5:05 and 9:05?

PAT: You could feel it rattle, the desks?

GLENN: Yeah. I mean, if that school exists and it's on the train tracks, I'd like to see pictures of it. But we can build nicer schools, but we don't — you want redistribution of wealth, let's build — let's take the bad schools and make them decent and take the new schools that we're building and not make them palaces. Our children don't need that. I grew up going to a private school. It was a Catholic school, but it wasn't like — you know, it wasn't like what Pat's kids obviously experience every day.

PAT: Yeah. At my house.

GLENN: I mean, the linoleum was coming up off the floor, we couldn't — we had to use both sides of the paper. You know, we never wasted anything. It was not a palace.

PAT: Did you have to walk to school uphill both directions over broken glass and by the time you got to school, your feet were cut to shreds and you liked it! And when you got there, the teacher would make you soak your torn‑up feet in rubbing alcohol! Is that what happened, Gramps?

GLENN: If you think it's — if you think it's funny to make fun of my family that were all born without feet so we had to drag ourself to school uphill on broken glass both directions.

PAT: Both directions?

GLENN: That's fine.

PAT: Was it over ten miles?

GLENN: We're only four seconds into this Michelle Obama clip. It's not going well, America.

PAT: No.

GLENN: It's just not going well.

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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