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)

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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