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Glenn Beck argues that Trump 'doesn't have a core'

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Television and radio host Glenn Beck took to CNN to offer his thoughts on President Donald Trump’s recent pivots from his earlier campaign promises to shake up Washington.

“My worst nightmare was that the President would … go down this populist ‘burn it to the ground’ ideology,” said Beck to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Thursday night. “The good news is he’s not going that way.”

After meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that he would not label China a currency manipulator — one of his major declarations from the 2016 campaign. The shift, Trump said, was intended to get China to help “solve the problem in North Korea.”

Trump also reversed his previous statement on the Export-Import Bank, a bank that has been referred to as part of a “crony” capitalist establishment by the conservative factions of the Republican Party.

“But actually, it’s a very good thing,” Trump said in The Journal. “And it actually makes money — it could make a lot of money.”

However, Beck wasn’t as convinced. “The president is on the verge of beginning to look like another Republican who said stuff, didn’t mean it, and turned into Reince Priebus or Paul Ryan — and that’s not good,” he warned.

Beck then hearkened Trump’s recent change to a conversation with President George W. Bush in the Oval Office the day President Barack Obama assumed the White House.

“Candidate Obama said that he would just fly over the borders … and if he had to, he would bomb Pakistan,” Beck said. “I remember thinking, 'My gosh, you don’t bomb an ally.’”

“And [Bush] pointed to his desk in the Oval Office and he said, 'Don’t worry, whoever occupies that seat behind that desk … will quickly find out that their hands are tied and they’ll end up doing almost exactly as I have done.’”

“Who is he going to have left in the end?,” Beck asked. “He doesn’t have a core — he goes for the win. And that can be dangerous if things start to fall apart economically or in the world.”

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Parks and Recreation 4.17 : Campaign Shake Up Deleted Scene

Fight for the Seniors: Leslie and Jennifer Barkley are both vying for the “grey vote.”

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Donald Trump’s latest campaign shake up is bad for his campaign — and even worse for us

In his latest campaign shakeup, Donald Trump has hired Stephen Bannon, the head of right-wing news site Breitbart. The move shows Trump’s full on embrace of the alt-right, which won’t be great for his already hurting campaign. But it may signal Trump’s future plans if and when he loses the election.

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Season One

  1. Pilot 
  2. Canvassing 
  3. The Reporter 
  4. Boys’ Club 
  5. The Banquet 
  6. Rock Show

Season Two

  1. Pawnee Zoo 
  2. The Stakeout 
  3. Beauty Pageant 
  4. Practice Date 
  5. Sister City 
  6. Kaboom 
  7. Greg Pikitis 
  8. Ron and Tammy 
  9. The Camel 
  10. Hunting Trip 
  11. Tom’s Divorce 
  12. Christmas Scandal
  13. The Set Up 
  14. Leslie’s House 
  15. Sweetums 
  16. Galentine’s Day 
  17. Woman of the Year 
  18. The Possum 
  19. Park Safety 
  20. Summer Catalog 
  21. Meetings 
  22. Telethon 
  23. The Master Plan 
  24. Freddy Spaghetti

Season Three

  1. Go Big or Go Home 
  2. Flu Season 
  3. Time Capsule 
  4. Ron & Tammy: Part Two 
  5. Media Blitz 
  6. Indianapolis 
  7. Harvest Festival 
  8. Camping 
  9. Fancy Party 
  10. Soulmates 
  11. Jerry’s Painting
  12. Eagleton 
  13. The Fight 
  14. Road Trip 
  15. The Bubble 
  16. Li’l Sebastian

Season Four

  1. I’m Leslie Knope 
  2. Ron & Tammys 
  3. Born & Raised 
  4. Pawnee Rangers 
  5. Meet n Greet 
  6. End of the World 
  7. The Treaty 
  8. Smallest Park 
  9. The Trial Of Leslie Knope 
  10. Citizen Knope 
  11. The Comeback Kid 
  12. Campaign Ad 
  13. Bowling For Votes 
  14. Operation Ann 
  15. Dave Returns 
  16. Sweet Sixteen 
  17. Campaign Shake-Up 
  18. Lucky 
  19. Live Ammo 
  20. The Debate 
  21. Bus Tour 
  22. Win, Lose or Draw

Season Five

  1. Ms. Knope Goes To Washington
  2. Soda Tax 
  3. How a Bill Becomes a Law 
  4. Sex Education 
  5. Halloween Surprise 
  6. Ben’s Parents 
  7. Leslie vs April 
  8. Pawnee Commons 
  9. Ron and Diane 
  10. Two Parties 
  11. Women In Garbage 
  12. Ann’s Decision 
  13. Emergency Response 
  14. Leslie and Ben 
  15. Correspondents’ Lunch 
  16. Bailout
  17. Partridge 
  18. Animal Control 
  19. Article Two 
  20. Jerry’s Retirement 
  21. Swing Vote
  22. Are You Better Off

Season Six

  1. /  2. London
  1. The Pawnee-Eagleton Tip Off Classic 
  2. Doppelgängers
  3. Gin It Up! 
  4. Filibuster
  5. Recall Vote 
  6. Fluoride
  7. The Cones of Dunshire
  8. Second Chance 
  9. New Beginnings
  10. Farmers Market
  11. Ann and Chris 
  12. Anniversaries 
  13. The Wall
  14. New Slogan 
  15. Galentine’s Day
  16. Prom 
  17. Flu Season 2 
  18. One in 8,000 
  19. /  22.  Moving Up

“So apparently Newport just fired his campaign manager because Ben was kicking his ass. Ben is the best campaign manager anyone could ever have. Every move he’s made has worked. He’s like a brilliant, sexy little hummingbird.” -Leslie Knope

“Campaign Shake Up” Parks and Recreation, Season 4 (2012)