Thank God I didn't watch the debate with my children last night.
How can we possibly teach our children how to behave, how to address people, how to talk? Within the first five minutes of the debate last night Donald Trump goes into his small hands. Had I been sitting there trying to teach my children about the Constitution and the process, I don't know what I would have said to them.
Who didn't sit there, if you were watching with your children, and have to have a conversation or at least feel like you were watching HBO after 11:00 PM? What the hell is going on with us? How can we possibly as conservatives tolerate this anymore?
Our society is coarse enough. Our children are under attack. You cannot expect us to be able to raise a strong generation that understands the difference of right and wrong with this kind of example.
I don't care about the size of Donald Trump's hands --- or any other body part, for that matter. But to bring this up during a presidential debate when you know your kids are watching? Despicable.
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:
GLENN: Let me start with this. What was your earliest memory of a political function or speech or television experience with your family?
I remember my earliest memory with my family was sitting with my father, watching Nixon defend himself. And then watching Nixon resign, and then Ford pardoning him. I think it all happened in about a year's worth of time. But it's all just kind of one memory with me. And I remember watching television, and I remember specifically what my parents were saying at the time.
Last night -- I have watched all of the debates with my kids. My 9-year-old and my 11-year-old and my 20-somethings, we had been watching all of the debates together. Last night -- my wife and I are here in Washington, DC, and my kids are not with us. They did not have to watch the debate. But thank God they didn't watch the debate last night.
How can you possibly teach your children how to behave, how to address people, how to talk. Who didn't sit there, if you were watching it with your children, in the first five minutes and have to have a conversation with your children or at least feel like you were watching HBO after 11:00 p.m.? What the hell is going on with us? How can we possibly as conservatives tolerate this anymore?
Our society is coarse enough. Our children are under attack. You cannot expect us to be able to raise a strong generation that understands the difference of right and wrong -- let me say this.
George Lange who is one of the best -- he is the Annie Leibowitz of our day. George Lange is the, what? Artist and residence at Facebook. Right? Right. And Instagram. One of the best photographers in the country. He's a communist. He's a good friend of mine. But he's damn near a communist. He came in this morning because there's about a two-hour line outside in the snow here at CPAC because Secret Service is here. So he was taking pictures and waiting out in that line to get in.
And he said, "You know what, the people -- young people, the youth that are here, it's amazing how many people that are young are here and how they're dressed." He said, "Everybody is really dressed up, and it's really nice." Quote, "to see somebody have respect for one another in just the way they're dressed. It's nice to have people who have respect for themselves, for each other, for the process."
Last night, in the first two minutes -- I'm going to tell you, there are two things that you need to know. And these are the only two things you need to know about the debate last night. And these two things don't make the decision easy for you, you're asleep at the switch. You have no idea where we are. The first one is culture. And it's the least scary of the two. The first one is culture.
Within the first five minutes, had I been sitting there trying to teach my children about the Constitution and the process and Donald Trump goes into his small hands, I don't know what I would have said to my kids. Listen, here's the quote. 541, please.
DONALD: I also happen to call him a lightweight, okay. And I have said that. So I would like to take that back. He's really not that much of a lightweight.
And as far as -- and I have to say this. I have to say this. He hit my hands. Nobody has ever hit my hands. I've never heard of this one.
Look at those hands. Are they small hands?
And here he referred to my hands, if they're small, something else must be small. I guarantee you there's no problem. I guarantee you.
PAT: I'm sorry. I think he's lying about that, just like he's lying about everything else.
GLENN: You know what, I could go into -- did you see the latest research now on the psyche of Adolf Hitler? Because Adolf Hitler also had small hands. I'm not kidding you. Was phobic about his hands. And phobic -- never -- I'm telling you, this is absolutely true. Look it up. Look it up. Was phobic about his hands.
PAT: No, I believe you.
GLENN: And also was -- was always uncomfortable about his sexuality and everything else and never wanted to be seen without his clothes on.
There's new research out that they've found one of his doctor's reports from one of his physicals, he actually was deformed downstairs. Was so small, it was inside of him. Some sort of a deformity.
JEFFY: Yes. Micro.
GLENN: And that's why he was so phobic -- yeah.
PAT: Yeah, we were talking about this the other day on Pat & Stu. But I can't remember what they call it.
STU: Pardon the color here, but it was a micro penis, is what they called it.
PAT: That's what they call it.
GLENN: It's a legitimate deal. It's not like a fourth grade slam. It's a legitimate deal. But he was phobic about his hands in the same way. So I'm not saying that he's -- and I don't care. I don't care. But to bring this up --
PAT: During a debate.
GLENN: -- during a debate when you know your kids are watching -- it was bad enough for Rubio to bring it up --
PAT: Oh, he doesn't care about that.
GLENN: But Rubio at least gave us an out. You know what they say about small hands, yeah, you can't trust them. You can't trust them.
PAT: Yeah. Right.
GLENN: At least he gave me as a parent an out. This guy didn't give me an out at all as a parent.
Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in a debate sponsored by Fox News at the Fox Theatre on March 3, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the State's primary. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)