WATCH: Glenn Beck Holds Nothing Back When Asked If He’d Support Trump For President

Conservative icon Glenn Beck gave a definitive answer as to whether he would support Donald Trump if he locked up the Republican presidential nomination.

In an exchange with Sean Hannity last week, Beck said he was “trying to understand how conservatives can look at Donald Trump’s record, which he himself identifies more as a Democrat than as a conservative or Republican, and say ‘that’s our guy.’” Added Beck: “His record is horrendous when it comes to conservative principles.” 

 Appearing on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Monday, Lemon asked Beck, “If Donald Trump is the nominee, will you support him?”

“No. I’m not a Republican,” Beck immediately replied. “I don’t care what happens to the Republican Party. I am a constitutionalist.”

Trump leads a RealClearPolitics average of polls among GOP presidential candidates with 22 percent, leading his closest contender, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who finished with 10.7 percent.

Lemon and Beck also discussed the possibility of Vice President Joe Biden entering the Democratic presidential primary as an alternative to Hillary Clinton. “Joe Biden has a long track record in politics, he’s great on foreign policy, he’s a says-it-like-it-is guy,” Lemon contended, drawing instant dissent from Beck. 

“You cannot tell me he wouldn’t be the laughing stock of the world,” Beck said. “Joe Biden? That’s a joke. And all of us know, that’s a joke.”

h/t: IJReview

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Columnist’s Extreme Solution To ‘Ease’ Racial Tension Will Infuriate Every American

A columnist argued Friday the best way for racial reconciliation to take place in the United States is for black votes to be counted as five-thirds. This would be an alternative to monetary reparations.

Theodore R. Johnson, III, a former White House fellow and a 15-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, wrote in The Washington Post that, “Recognizing the original sin is simply not enough; we must also make moral and material amends for our nation’s treatment of African American citizens.”

A five-thirds compromise would imbue African Americans with a larger political voice that could be used to fight the structural discrimination expressed in housing, education, criminal justice and employment. Allowing black votes to count for 167 percent of everyone else’s would mean that 30 million African American votes would count as 50 million, substituting super-votes for the implausible idea of cash payments.

Johnson’s proposal would be an about-face from Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution which says, “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.”

This clause was later overturned by the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments which abolished slavery, granted equal protection for all citizens, and gave the right to vote to all men regardless of race. Still, Johnson argues his solution would mean that, “Politicians, finally, would have to truly compete for the black vote, or a substantial share of it, to attain or remain in office.”

This would provide an incentive, even for purely self-interested politicians, to prioritize African American policy concerns and act on them, or face a loss at the polls.

The former White House fellow acknowledged there could be an issue with anyone who claims to be black, a la Rachel Dolezal. Johnson also addressed how the U.S. would address biracial and black immigrant voters.

The government shouldn’t be the sole arbiter of who gets to be black — nor flirt with archaic prescriptions such as the one-drop rule in determining a voter’s race. The most straightforward approach would be to limit access to weighted voting to those American-born citizens who have demonstrated through government documents, such as drivers’ licenses or birth certificates, that they identify, and are identified by others, as black or African American.

h/t: Daily Caller

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His Son Stopped A Terrorist Attack…Now The Father Has This EPIC 13-Word Message For PC Liberals

The father of one of the Americans who stopped a potential terrorist attack said the “PC crowd needs to recognize terrorism for what it is.”

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, National Guard Specialist Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler were on a train from Amsterdam to Paris Friday when a Moroccan national, Ayoub el-Khazzani, 25, brandished a rifle after coming out of a bathroom as the train was traveling through Belgium, CNN reported. The three were able to subdue Khazzani to the ground and tie him up.

For their bravery, the three childhood friends were awarded the Legion of Honor Monday in Paris by French President Francois Hollande. The award is France’s highest decoration, The Washington Post reported.

“You have shown that in the face of terror, you can resist,” Hollande said before giving each of the men his medal. “So you have given us a lesson of courage, of determination and therefore of hope.”

There were over 500 passengers on that train. Ayoub el-Khazzani possessed over 300 bullets. And we realize now how close we were to a tragedy and a massacre.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Newsnation with Tamron Hall Monday, Emanuel Skarlatos, the father of Alek Skarlatos, told the host at the end of his appearance: “It’s better to die like a lion that be slaughtered like sheep. And this terrorist coward deserved what he got, and the PC crowd needs to recognize terrorism for what it is.” 

The younger Skarlatos and Stone traveled to Germany to receive medical treatment, while Sadler is returning to California to begin his senior year of college.

h/t: Newsbusters

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Husband Claims His Wife Left Him To Join ISIS. The Truth Is Much More Sinister.

A Russian man has been accused of stabbing his wife to death, justifying the act by claiming she had gone to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

37-year-old Shapi Shakhshaev allegedly stabbed his wife, Fatima, to death at their home in Moscow and dismembered her body while their three children were sleeping, The Daily Mirror reported.

[Shakhshaev] then told the cops in June that she had left Moscow with a female friend to go to Chechnya, which has a mainly Muslim population, and from there had travelled to Syria.

But after finding out from her worried family the couple were in the process of getting divorced and she was going to take the children, police searched the flat.

They uncovered the murder weapon and also traces of blood.

“We were suspicious because by all accounts she was devoted to her children and it’s unlikely she would have left them with her husband even if she was leaving,” a police spokesman said.

Fatima’s family said she was unhappy her husband was constantly playing computer games and was convinced he was cheating on her. “He kept saying she was a drug addict, but it just wasn’t true,” Fatima’s mother told The Mirror.

Like his claim about ISIS, he was always talking rubbish. She wanted to get back to our family in Mahachkala in southern Russia, but she did not make it.

He did not allow her to go. Poor kids. She left three kids. Two girls and a boy.

As for Shakhshaev, he is currently in prison awaiting trial.

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France Just Responded In An EPIC Way To American Heroes Who Thwarted ISIS Train Attack

Three Americans – a member of the Air Force, a National Guardsman just off a deployment to Afghanistan, and a college student studying physical therapy in California –were awarded France’s highest honor Monday after preventing what could’ve been a major terror attack aboard a French train. All three have been friends since middle school.

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, Specialist Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler were on a train from Amsterdam to Paris Friday when a Moroccan man, Ayoub el-Khazzani, 25, brandished a rifle after coming out of a bathroom as the train was traveling through Belgium, CNN reported. With the help of others, they proceeded to charge the assailant, subdue him on the ground and tie him up, the men told the outlet.

Khazzani also had a box cutter and a Luger pistol, according to authorities. Skarlatos believes Khazzani was clumsy in his efforts, noting both firearms were jammed at the time of the attack.

“He clearly had no firearms training whatsoever,” Skarlatos said, according to The Washington Post.

If he had known what he was doing, or even just got lucky and did the right thing, he would have been able to operate through all eight of those magazines. We probably wouldn’t be here today, along with a lot of other people.

A Spanish security official told The Post that Khazzani had been on their radar for some time, and had visited a mosque known for radical tendencies.

“We have very many of these kind of profiles: people of concern, but not to the extent that we could say they would do terrorism attacks,” the official said.

All three men were enlisted as knights in the Legion of Honor, France’s highest award. Howver, the men resisted any notions that they were in fact heroes.

“You have shown that in the face of terror, you can resist,” said French President Francois Hollande ahead of giving each man his award. “So you have given us a lesson of courage, of determination and therefore of hope.”

The ceremony took place at Elysée Palace, the seat of the French presidency.

There were over 500 passengers on that train. Ayoub el-Khazzani possessed over 300 bullets. And we realize now how close we were to a tragedy and a massacre.

Stone and Skarlatos are traveling to Germany for medical treatment, while Sadler is returning to California to begin his senior year of college. Along with the three Americans, Hollande gave the Legion of Honor to British businessman Chris Norman, who was also instrumental in stopping the attack. He also plans on honoring Chris Norman, a dual French-American citizen who sustained severe injuries, and a French citizen who was the first to try to stop Khazzani and wishes to remain anonymous.

h/t: The Washington Post

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