Barack Obama Has Been Unexpectedly and Refreshingly Presidential to Donald Trump

Prior to departing on his final foreign trip, President Barack Obama struck a conciliatory tone in a press conference, acknowledging the mood of the country which brought us President-elect Donald Trump.

In this situation, we're turning over a country that has challenges, has problems, and obviously there are people out there are who are feeling disaffected, otherwise we wouldn't have had the results that we had in the election.

So far, President Obama has welcomed President-elect Trump with unexpected and refreshing civility.

"He has even said he appreciated that George Bush gave him breathing room. Let's see if he does the same," Glenn said.

Read below or watch the clip for answers to these questions:

• Will Pat ever stop being snarky?

• Was Obama's statement an admission that he hasn't done that well?

• Will Obama's civility last?

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: Let's -- let's go to what Barack Obama said yesterday about Donald Trump, because it was -- it was fascinating and very presidential.

OBAMA: In this situation, we're turning over a country that has challenges, has problems, and obviously there are people out there are who are feeling disaffected, otherwise we wouldn't have had the results that we had in the election.

PAT: What? Holy cow. Which you will chuckle?

PAT: Now, why would they be disaffected when they've had eight years of you?

GLENN: Now, you have to take --

PAT: Huh.

GLENN: You have to take him -- him coming and saying something very nice and go right at him.

PAT: Yeah.

(laughter)

JEFFY: Well, come on.

PAT: I'm just curious. Is that an admission that he hasn't done that well?

GLENN: Yes, it is. It is.

STU: If you listen to the whole press conference, though, he spent a lot of time saying how it was different and we weren't in these tragic circumstances that he took over in. And things are better.

PAT: Yeah. It's still Bush's fault.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Yeah, that's true. He spent a lot of time saying, you know, things were good. But that was his like, but obviously people -- some people do feel disaffected, or we wouldn't have seen the results. So he -- this was sort of his -- it was the second part of that, you know, sentence.

PAT: I will say though, that is as conciliatory as I've ever heard him. Pretty amazing.

GLENN: He is now building his legacy.

JEFFY: Well, he's getting ready to go on his -- his administration's final farewell tour to say he's sorry for being an American. Because he's traveling to Greece and Germany and Peru.

GLENN: Right.

JEFFY: Just saying how -- look, everything has been great for eight years. It should be maybe okay with Donald Trump.

STU: The point of this though I think is to say he's actually been pretty good to Trump so far.

PAT: He has. He has.

GLENN: He has been very good to Trump.

STU: We don't know if it will continue. It may very well not. But he's done the typical president thing, which is be --

GLENN: Which is very good.

PAT: And unexpected.

GLENN: And he said that he even -- this wasn't yesterday, but he said he appreciated that George Bush gave him breathing room. Let's see if he does the same.

Featured Image: US President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a news conference in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House, November 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. Later today President Obama will depart for his final foreign trip to Athens, Berlin, and Lima, Peru. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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