Samantha Bee and Glenn Beck Become Hilariously Strange Bedfellows in New Trump Era
In the holiday spirit of peace, love and reconciliation, "Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee extended the olive branch to exiled conservative Glenn Beck on the weirdest day ever.
"Glenn and I put on our Christmas sweaters and got to work on healing the nation," Bee opened, before she and her guest pored over how disgusted their audiences would be by the segment.
"My audience would like to stab you relentlessly in the eye," Beck told Bee.
"My audience wants to kill me for normalizing a lunatic like yourself," Bee retorted.
But the conservative conspiracy theorist has been talking to a lot of liberals lately, and has admitted he was even part of the Trump problem.
"Please be better than I was. Please learn from my mistakes," Beck said in interview on the back page of the New York Times Magazine titled "Glenn Beck Is Sorry About All That." The anti-Trump conservative, now at a crossroads, explained why Republicans stopped listening to the media and the left and why his opinion of President Obama changed.
"Now we’re here in crazy town. What we need now is for reasonable people to sit down with each other and say, Okay, your guy wasn’t the end of the world. My guy wasn’t the end of the world. How can we talk to each other?" Beck asked in the interview.
But fessing up to his right-wing nonsense won't stop liberals from giving Beck a "permanent side-eye," as Bee points out.
"You've said a lot of crazy bullsh*t," Bee told Beck, but she still believes that "our future is going to require a broad coalition of non-partisan decency."
Glenn Beck was ridiculed profusely by his own audience when he refused to support Donald Trump. He also drew fire from the right when he delivered $2 million of food to undocumented immigrants. And then there was that time he called President Obama a racist.
"You've adopted a lot of my catastrophe-like kind of traits," Beck warned Bee.
"Do you believe there's a chance we fall into a dictatorship under Donald Trump? Do you believe there's a chance we lose our freedom of speech and press under this president?" he asked.
Bee presented Beck with a "strange bedfellows" cake in honor of their bizarre pseudo-friendship.
"This has honestly been one of the strangest days I've ever had," Bee said.