Glenn Beck is looking for a man who called into WMAL on the Larry O'Connor show Wednesday and made an emotional plea for help. He's Allen from Southern Maryland, and he's "the forgotten man."
"I'm sick of the Donald Trump stuff, all the Trump stuff," Allen said. "I consider myself one of the forgotten men and women. I'm worried about job creation. I'm worried about tax cuts. I need more money."
The "forgotten man" was a figure used in the 1932 election by Franklin Roosevelt to refer to the American worker at the bottom of "the economic pyramid." President Trump resurrected the term for his campaign after conservative Amity Schlaes popularized it through her book of the economic history of the Great Depression.
"I'm living paycheck to paycheck," Allen continued. "They just cut off my cable bill. I'm rubbing two nickels together. My girl can't find a job to help me."
"We're out here struggling and these people don't get it," he added, emotion rising in his voice. "I mean they really don't get it."
"I don't have money," he said. "I mean, I'm cutting back on my medicine, my groceries. She can't find a job…"
"Do you feel like the President," O'Connor asked, "Allen, do you feel like the President is keeping his head down and doing what he promised to do to try to help you and other Americans like you?"
"If they let him do it and give him a chance," Allen responded. "They are fighting him every step of the way. We need help out here. We've been struggling for years under Obama and he had the right message. We voted him in because of that."
"We need tax cuts," he continued, "I need a couple of extra dollars on my paycheck every week. We need jobs. We need Trump and these liberals, the press and all this to get off that and think about us that's out here putting our boots on everyday, getting up at four o'clock in the morning, going to work and trying to provide for our families and it's hard."
Beck said the call was an "eye-opener" for him. “I got up this morning, I heard this audio, and I sent it to my entire staff," he said. "I also sent it to a few friends in the media on the left with a little dissertation. This is why we're having problems in the country. This is who is not being heard."
“Those of us who are not in Allen's situation need to hear him," he continued, "need to find him in our own lives, need to understand that, most likely, there are millions of Allens who will fight you on Donald Trump and fight you on Russia because they're flailing. They're drowning."
“There's something else we can do, something you've never heard coming from Glenn Beck before," Beck concluded. "Let's make America great again."
Beck is asking his audience to help him find Allen to help him through his plight.