Glenn Beck: Clinton's drop mega bucks on daughter's wedding



Hillary Clinton on the Rich

GLENN: I don't think I've ever heard anything like this? I want to make this clear on the outset. Whatever you want to do with your money, congratulations; it's your money; you earned it. You can be foolish with it, you can be smart with it, you can invest it any way you want. You can pile it up into a big pile and burn it. The only reason why I bring this up in a contemptuous way is because these are the same people that tell us all the time that the rich don't pay their fair share, that America has too much, that we should worry about the poor, we should be more like Brazil. Well, we are going to become more and more like Brazil every day, where the rich, the uber rich are incredibly wealthy and then there is a wall between the incredible wealthy and the dirt poor. That's who we're becoming thanks to people like...

HILLARY CLINTON: The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation that is facing the kind of employment issues, whether it's individual, corporate, whatever the taxation forms are. And I go back to the question about Brazil. Brazil has the highest tax to GDP rate in the Western hemisphere and yet at this point it's

GLENN: Stop. It is corrupt, and guess what. It is corrupt and people starve. It is an awful system, awful.

PAT: Crime, violent crime.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: Rampant. Any of the rich, anybody that has money

GLENN: I'll take poor in America compared to the poor in Brazil.

STU: Did you see that Simpsons?

GLENN: Brazil has nothing.

STU: The Simpsons, they had all the rats, the different colored rats going through the streets that they had that big controversy about?

GLENN: That's not the real no, it's not.

STU: If you watch these documentaries, you learn this about Brazil.

GLENN: I say this now because again you can pile up your money and burn it if you want. You earned it. But don't lecture me about how great things are in Brazil and people should give more. And then when your daughter gets married, you'll throw a two plus million dollar day where you have $500,000 in flowers, don't lecture me about how unsustainable the system is.

HILLARY CLINTON: The rich

GLENN: Don't tell me about how you've got global warming and we've got to stop where are you getting all the flowers? Are they all locally grown flowers, all $500,000 worth?

PAT: How many people are coming?

GLENN: They are saying hang on--

PAT: And are they all within walking distance of where the wedding and reception are being held?

GLENN: No, I don't, I don't think so.

PAT: They are not walking? Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: We are looking at

PAT: Don't tell me they sent out

GLENN: 500 guests.

PAT: Stop it.


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GLENN: $2 million. To give you some indication, I can throw a party, I can do an event, I can have half a million people there. Let's see. One, two, three, four, five, six, I think eight Jumbotrons, sound system that goes all the way down the street, Porta Potties for everybody, emergency stations, security that you, the taxpayer are not paying for, staging, lights, eight cameras, music, video production, everything, everything and still come in under the Clinton wedding.

PAT: Yeah, but that's inviting, what, 10, 25 people, something like that, 30 people at the most.

GLENN: That's

PAT: How many people can you have? 50 people?

GLENN: That's planning for half a million people.

PAT: Half a million?

GLENN: That's half a million people.

PAT: For less than the Clintons can do 500?

GLENN: For less than the Clintons can do 500 people. This is, again, if you want to do that, you can do that. But don't you dare lecture me about the poor.

HILLARY CLINTON: The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation.

GLENN: There's $750,000 in catering for the one day.

HILLARY CLINTON: The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation.

GLENN: They are paying now, they are paying $1500 per guest for the dinner, for the catering of the dinner. That's not including the night before where they are inviting 250 guests for the rehearsal dinner, and that is $1,000 per person. There is another quarter of a million dollars. For two meals it is $1 million. For two meals.

PAT: What if you spent only half that and gave the other half to the poor? I mean, then you'd be paying more like your fair share. It still wouldn't be your fair share.

GLENN: Why don't we just have the government take that million dollars away?

PAT: Mmm hmmm, mmm hmmm.

GLENN: Do you know what we could do with that million dollars? Do you know how many schools we could open up, how many books we could have? Do you know how many school hot lunches could be made in the summer months, how many children go without any food during the summer months because the school lunches aren't available? Do you know how many children we could feed for the entire school year with $1 million and you're going to spend it on two meals?

PAT: We could stop building our schools on railroad tracks in South Carolina.

STU: That's true.

PAT: We could.

STU: And wasn't it just, what, 18 months ago we were hearing non stop pitches from the media the sob stories about how all the donors needed to pony up and help pay off Hillary Clinton's campaign debt?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: That she couldn't afford. She had all these campaign bills and she really needed help with them. Where are you?

GLENN: Well, the reason why, she has $50,000 of invitations going out.

STU: Oh, okay.

GLENN: She has a party planner that's costing between $175,000 and $225,000.

PAT: She must have gotten Franc.

GLENN: You think they got Franc?

PAT: I think they got Franc.

GLENN: Here's the really good thing, and I feel good about this. Security is only $30,000 but that's I mean, you are picking up the Secret Service.

PAT: Oh.

STU: Yeah, well, Secretary of State, former president?

PAT: Yeah, that's good.

GLENN: I feel good there.

PAT: They are saving money there. $30,000, that's what they're doing.

GLENN: They are not saving us money. That's our gift to Chelsea.

PAT: Well, yes. But it could have been worse. They could have spent $500,000 on that like they did the flowers.

STU: Yeah, and now we don't have to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond.

GLENN: Again, I don't begrudge anybody's Secret Service. I think that anyone who does battle with the president should have Secret Service personally, mainly from the president's friends. But I don't begrudge anybody having Secret Service. If you're the president of the United States and you need it, you need it. Keep the president and ex presidents safe. Period. I don't begrudge anyone spending this kind of money if that's what you want to spend it on. Have the biggest house you want. Have the smallest house you want. Have a jet if you can afford it. Have no jet. If you can afford a jet and you say jets I think is ridiculous, then don't buy one. Have a small car, a big car, a little car, a green car, a bicycle, whatever you want, it's your damn money. But this drives me crazy.

HILLARY CLINTON: The rich are not paying their fair share in it.

GLENN: You watch, every dime will be scrutinized, every dime of 8/28. And don't think that we don't know it. Don't think that don't think that we haven't done everything we can to keep the expenses down because this isn't our money. This isn't our money. This is your money and this is the money that we said we will give anything left over we will give to the troops, and we have done everything we can. And you watch. They will complain about how much the Porta Potties cost or whatever and they will make it into a scandal. You look at these people lecturing about global warming, unsustainable culture, the culture of greed, the culture of big spending, the gawdy American culture that we have that the rich just don't pay enough and how dare them, how dare them say those things and then throw a $2 plus million wedding. That's unbelievable. And here's the cherry on top. Barack Obama came out and he wants Americans to know that

PAT: He can relate.

GLENN: He can relate to the tough times because

PAT: You guys are struggling because

GLENN: He's suffering, too. These economic times have been hard on the Obama family.

PAT: Do you know, for instance, they only made $5.6 million last year?

GLENN: Can I tell you something?

PAT: $5.6 million.

GLENN: He has suffered.

PAT: You only live in a 120 room mansion? Do you know that?

GLENN: I didn't know that.

PAT: Yes, a 120 room mansion.

GLENN: But they have to skimp every once in a while and they will be on the 747, the jumbo jet that will fly anywhere the president wants and they have another they have a Gulfstream for their dog.

PAT: They do, uh huh.

GLENN: But I know he's been hurt.

PAT: But they are cutting back.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Like everybody else

GLENN: How dare him, how dare him.

PAT: That didn't really fit together.

GLENN: I can't come to you and tell you that even I can relate to, you know, the struggles or anything. The only reason why I can relate is because I'm kept awake at night with 40 employees and their families. Who's creating jobs? Two years ago, three years ago we had seven. We have 40. And I know one mistake and this administration will put me out of business. They are attacking us from every angle. I make one mistake and 40 families lose their jobs. The reason why I can relate is because and I think I'm no different than all small business owners. You have to look in the eyes of your employees every day. And especially if the business is built around you, that's an incredible responsibility. I can't relate, but I know my employees can relate. And I know my employees and me myself as well, am worried about the health of this nation. Some of us are trying to help create jobs. Some of us actually are creating jobs. The jobs this administration is creating are federal jobs. Show me when federal employees can pay their own damn salary, they can have that job. When they create enough wealth by not taking it from someone else, not splitting the pie but baking a new pie, you can hire them. The audacity of their hope. It's amazing.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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