Trump: A New Low in Presidential Demeanor

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.

PAT: Okay.

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?

(applause)

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.

(applauding)(laughter)

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)

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.