Bono, lead singer of the legendary U2 and renowned philanthropist, loves America. By all appearances, he loves America more than her current president. While Obama continually cites what he believes to be America's shortcomings, Bono proves again and again that he gets what America is all about.
"Did you ever think we'd see a day when Bono, an Irish rock star made a lot more sense, sounded more American than the American president?" Co-host Pat Gray asked Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Program.
In a recent interview with Charlie Rose on CBS Morning News, Bono talked about the greatness of the American ideal. He also spoke out against Trump while showing empathy and understanding for his supporters.
"That's really great, really great, and not disparaging the American people," Glenn said.
Read below or listen to the full segment for answers to these rockin' questions:
• Do Irish rock stars appreciate freedom more?
• Why does Bono think America is the best idea ever?
• What could be the worst idea that ever happened to America, according to Bono?
• Why is America different from other countries?
• What does Bono think about America's two major political parties?
Listen to this segment, beginning at mark 1:26:16, from The Glenn Beck Program:
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:
PAT: Did you ever think we'd see a day when Bono, an Irish rock star made a lot more sense, sounded more American than the American president?
GLENN: No. Play the Bono thing again. This is --
PAT: This is what he most recently said. I think this was yesterday, right?
GLENN: Oh, okay. Yeah.
BONO: Look, America is like the best idea the world ever came up with.
GLENN: Stop there. Wow.
PAT: Just that.
GLENN: "America is the best idea the world has ever come up with."
PAT: Now, keep in mind, this is during an interview with Trump.
GLENN: On Trump.
PAT: About Trump, yeah. And so most rock stars would start bashing Trump. They'd bash America. They'd bash the people for being so stupid. These are right-wing zealots. These are all racists, but that's not exactly the path he takes.
GLENN: He's about to go the other way.
BONO: But Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America, potentially. He could destroy it because of what we're saying. Because America is not just a country. Ireland's a nice country. Great Britain's great country. All the rest of it, it's not an idea. America is an idea. And that idea is bound up in justice and equality for all. Equality and justice for all, you know.
DONALD: -- to making America strong.
BONO: He hijacked the party. I think he's trying to hijack the idea of America, and I think it's bigger than all of us.
BONO: I think it's -- it's -- this is really dangerous.
CHARLIE: Why do you think this race is even about running against a woman who has been Secretary of State in the United States Senate for --
GLENN: Okay. Stop.
PAT: So here is Charlie Rose trying to gin up some of that, some of what we were talking about.
GLENN: Right. And gin up Hillary Clinton. How could you --
GLENN: Because, Charlie, she is wildly corrupt and out of step with the American idea as well.
CHARLIE: -- First Lady of the United States. And the race is about even.
BONO: Well, I would not diminish --
GLENN: Now, listen to this.
BONO: -- Trump's supporters or underestimate their angst.
PAT: Wow. That's crazy.
BONO: Because I feel that in a way, they have correctly assessed that the center parties haven't yet become clear.
CHARLIE: In other words, what you're saying, their angst is real and genuine? A sense that I worry about my country and where it is?
GLENN: No, Charlie. No. Stop. That's now what he's saying. He's saying that their angst is real. That the parties, in the center, the Republican and the Democratic Party, aren't listening to the people, aren't reflective of the people, are corrupt to their core.
PAT: Both have gotten us to where we are now.
GLENN: Right. That the center parties, both of them, are corrupt.
BONO: -- problems, facing, not just America, but facing Europe. And remember, who is in the White House? I'm Irish. I don't have a vote. And I can't be telling people how to vote and don't want to. But I have a voice and I can say who sits in that office really affects everyone in this world.
PAT: Wow. I mean --
GLENN: That's amazing.
PAT: That's great stuff.
GLENN: That's really great. Really great. And not disparaging the American people.
PAT: Not at all.
GLENN: It's not disparaging America.
PAT: In fact, he said, what we're going through is real. They should have angst. Rightly so.
GLENN: And he said, "It's going -- it's happening all around the world."
GLENN: Now, listen to what the president just said. The president is standing in front of the United Nations, the antithesis of what's happening all around the world, and he's saying we have to surrender more of our will to it.
GLENN: Unbelievable. Absolutely -- you want globalists, that's a globalist. That's a globalist.
GLENN: Somebody who is actually talking about surrendering the will of the nation to a global governance. That's a globalist!
Featured Image: U2 lead singer Bono speaks at the Opening Plenary Session: 'Partnering for Global Prosperity,' at the Clinton Global Initiative on September, 19, 2016 in New York. (Photo Credit: BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)