Glenn interviews Laura Ingraham



The Obama Diaries


by Laura Ingraham

INGRAHAM:  Hey, Glenn.  How are you?

GLENN:  How are you? 

INGRAHAM:  I'm fantastic.  You're going to be at the Performing Arts Center?  That gives new meaning to the, you know, words performing arts.  That's awesome.

GLENN:  You know, the Kennedy Center, I have a feeling this is going to drive   

INGRAHAM:  Humble. 

GLENN: a lot of people are just going to go they're going to lose it.

INGRAHAM:  My question is that big bust, you know, the iconic bust, classic massive head of John F. Kennedy, will that just crack in two?

GLENN:  I'm not really sure.  You know, John F. Kennedy was more of a   

INGRAHAM:  Conservative.

GLENN:  Yeah.  He was much more of an American conservative than, I'll bet, 80% of the people in Congress now. 

INGRAHAM:  Can I say something about what I love that you're doing on your show every day?  And this is going to sound like a shameless suck up moment of the day, but it happens to be true.  The Road to Serfdom, I am so glad that you have brought this to the floor.  People who hadn't read it in college or hadn't been introduced to Hayek and what he predicted would happen with this enslavement mentality we're developing, sadly, in our country, if we don't get on the right path to free market reforms and opening up, you know, this land of possibility to everyone, it is so essential that people go back and read that and you've brought that out again and I just think this is fabulous.

GLENN:  May I just   

INGRAHAM:  Hats off to you.

GLENN:  May I just say I'm going to turn it back around on you and say this is going to sound like suck up, but this is absolutely true.  Do you know why I read that book? 

INGRAHAM:  Why?

GLENN:  You shamed me into it.  You didn't    you probably don't even remember.  You and I were having a conversation a long time    I don't even know when and you said to me, The Road to Serfdom.  And I looked at you and went, Huh?  And you said, You haven't read Road to Serfdom?  And I said, Yeah, and hadn't.  I told you no and you said, Oh, you have to read Road to Serfdom.  I went out.  I bought it and I, mean, I don't know the last time you looked at it.  It looks like the most eye bleed, boring book of your life. 

INGRAHAM:  It's so good, though.

GLENN:  And I read it because of you. 

INGRAHAM:  Oh, great.  Well, that's fantastic.  I had forgotten I said that to you, but that's awesome, fantastic.

GLENN:  Well, there you go.  You forget so many great things.  All right.  So, you have the    you have the book out, the Obama Diaries.  How is it doing? 

INGRAHAM:  It's great.  I'm following your lead, Glenn, from Threshold Publishers which I know you have your own imprint in and they've done a great job and   

GLENN:  They're great. 

INGRAHAM:  We debuted at No. 1 and we duked it out for No. 2 and two    two for the 68 in two weeks, even though we sold more than the book that was ahead of us, but, you know  

GLENN:  No.  That doesn't happen. 

INGRAHAM:  No.

GLENN:  That doesn't    that never happens. 

INGRAHAM:  Exactly, but, no.  It's been fantastic and, you know, people say, Oh, this is satire and how can you satirize the Obamas?  And I said, Well, look.  These diary entries that    you know, I didn't ask them for.  Them just came to me, but these diary entries are turning out to be her present and true than I ever dreamed they would be, you know, about the travels and the Spanish extravagance and the infighting and intrigue about Hillary, will she be the veep or not.  I mean, it's all kind of    it's in their musings and, you know, I just lay it out there.

GLENN:  When I wrote The Overton Window, I had a hard time.  We had to go back and change stuff because we're, like, Oh, crap.  They did that. 

INGRAHAM:  You can't predict it.

GLENN:  I know.  It's unbelievable. 

INGRAHAM:  Hey, can I say something else?  And, again, this is    I haven't talked to you in a long time and I've been    we at our show here and so many of the folks I've met are huge fans of yours and supporters of yours and are thrilled about the 8 28 rally.  Lots of folks are, like, Laura, are you going to be there?  I'm, like, I haven't gotten invited.  So  

GLENN:  Laura, I'm not having anybody political on stage except for Sarah Palin and that's just to introduce and talk as a mother on troops, but I would love to have you there. 

INGRAHAM:  Oh, yeah.

GLENN:  We have a VIP section.  We would love to have you there. 

INGRAHAM:  Well, I think    I think    I think I'm in town.  I might have my one day    one week vacation then, but I'm not positive.  I would love to be there if I can be there.

GLENN:  Okay. 

INGRAHAM:  But I support what you're doing.  But my brother Brooks who lives in Seoul, South Korea, watches your show in Seoul and he's always e mailing me, get    talk to Glenn.  I love what he did, because he's a big, you know, student of history and everything, but he says you have a big following in Korea.  So, it's a worldwide phenomenon.

GLENN:  That's where the big following is. 

INGRAHAM:  Yeah.

GLENN:  Laura, what do you think?  Do you think that    I said this the other day, that these people    the Obamas either know something that we don't know they're just not going to    why worry about elections, they are just completely tone deaf and stupid which I don't think is the case, or they really aren't planning on running for a second term because they don't    I mean, they're    there's no way to sell any of the stuff that they're doing and this trip overseas and everything else, they're just completely out of step with the American people.  Do you think they care? 

INGRAHAM:  Well, I really believe that they consider themselves as kind of floating above the country, that    they never truly seem to embrace the American ideal.  They were historic, they were iconic from the very beginning, and so when he spoke of America overseas, when he    when he did the Apologorama and talked we're not a nature of torturers, America is exceptional like the Greeks consider themselves exceptional, it was never a sense of being of America, right?  It was a sense of, yeah, we're there but we're more global citizens or even global celebrities and I think they really believe that that aura will somehow rescue them again, that the Republicans won't rise to the occasion, they don't have anyone with the same wattage as they have and that they'll basically be able to transcend whatever the right does.

GLENN:  Do you see anybody that is    do you think Chris Christie would run? 

INGRAHAM:  I like him.

GLENN:  I do, too. 

INGRAHAM:  I like him a lot and I think the idea of someone who is not working out every five seconds and    you know, might be a little bit corpulent but has really good common sense ideas, that might actually be the anti Obama play and could be really fascinating.  So, I love Christie.  I mean, I like a lot of the people out there.

GLENN:  Who do you think is going to run?  Do you think Sarah Palin's going to run? 

INGRAHAM:  I    you know, I'm guessing what Sarah's going to do.  I think not, but  

GLENN:  I think so, too. 

INGRAHAM:  I don't think so.  I think she's a king and queen maker and I think that's an incredibly positive role and she's an entrepreneur and, look, she has more experience than Barack Obama ever had and obviously wouldn't be doing some of the bone headed things he's doing.  So, they would have been, you know, a    now she would be leaps and bounds above what he's done and, you know, that's not saying much, but she would have done great.

GLENN:  Can Mitt Romney win with his    with his flirting with socialism in    I mean, is he a progressive or is he   

INGRAHAM:  No.

GLENN:     a good guy? 

INGRAHAM:  No, he's not.  I mean, I think that Romney    I mean, look, Glenn, he got caught in this Iraq trap, I think, in the last election.  He was talking a lot about Iraq and War on Terror and people were just tired of that.  They wanted    they wanted the CEO and chief in Romney and I told him at the time.  I was a big supporter of his.  I really like him a lot, but I didn't follow through on growing the prosperity class message which I think he is now onto.  He needs to mess up his hair a little bit, do a little    do a little less Ward Cleaver and a little more Fonzie.

GLENN:  It's not going to happen.  It's not going to happen. 

INGRAHAM:  Maybe not, maybe not, but I like him.

GLENN:  It's not going to happen. 

INGRAHAM:  No.

GLENN:  Newt Gingrich, can he win? 

INGRAHAM:  I think the problem, maybe, with Newt is he has incredible ideas and I like Newt very much.  I mean, look, I love him.  If he would be President tomorrow, I would be a happy person.  I think what he might be perceived, though, Glenn is a little too 1994 and that people want, you know, 2012.  They don't want 1994.  As much as they love Gingrich and I can be totally wrong, but that's  

GLENN:  Do you see anybody out there that you say, Nobody really knows about this person, but this person you have to watch? 

INGRAHAM:  Well, no.  I don't really see anyone sort of emerging from the states that we don't    that we don't know of and  

GLENN:  All right.  Do you   

INGRAHAM:  Rick Perry is someone I think a lot of people are talking about, as well, and    you know, Glenn Beck and people like that.

GLENN:  Yeah, right.  The Tea Party, Trent Lott says it's over.  We don't need a bunch of Tea Party goers and Jim DeMint is coming up here to the capital.  They still don't seem    the party Republicans still don't seem to get it.  Which one lasts longer?  The Tea Party movement or the Republicans as they have shown themselves to be over the last   

INGRAHAM:  That's an excellent, excellent way of putting it.  Well, look.  In the Obama Diaries, they write about    they write about the Tea Parties.  They demonize the Tea Party, you know, the tea baggers, we're going to connect them with acts of violence, you know, with vandalism across the country, we're going to make them look like really mean, intolerant, terrible people and it's kind of played out that way.  Right?  I mean, they're always dismissed and demeaned, but what I found    and I just came off a 21 city book tour.  What I found out is that it's really kind of an American movement.  I think the Tea Party monicker has kind of outlived its use.  I think this is just an America movement, I mean, and you and others are really, you know, responsible for igniting this new civic engagement that's very positive.  It's a forward looking  

GLENN:  It is. 

INGRAHAM:     positive and hopeful approach.  I have the chapter called The Happy Warriors and I think that    and, you know, Glenn, someone said you    someone told me you've been known to cry at times, but I don't buy that.

GLENN:  It's a rumor. 

INGRAHAM:  I don't buy that at all.

GLENN:  That's TGI. 

INGRAHAM:  You're a tough guy?

GLENN:  Yeah.

INGRAHAM?  No.  But being a happy warrior, you also have a lot of fun in what you do because you believe in what you're doing.  That's that Reagan taught us.  We need to do that and the American movement, Tea Party, whatever you want to call it, I think that is a very hopeful moment for the country and, I know, we really are the community organizers, are we not?

GLENN:  The name of    I wish we weren't.  The name of the book, No. 1 New York Times bestseller, is Obama    the Obama Diaries.  The author, of course, is Laura Ingraham.  Laura, as always, good talking to you.

INGRAHAM:  Glenn, congrats on all the success.  I hope to see you on the 28th.

GLENN:  I hope you're there. 

INGRAHAM:  All right.  Thanks.  Bye bye.

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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