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GLENN: For months, I have been begging people on the left, "Please don't make the same mistakes that I made during the last two elections." I've talked to the New York Times about it. I've talked to Charlie Rose on -- I talked to NPR in one of the worst interviews done by the most unprofessional journalist I have ever encountered. I've talked to Rolling Stone magazine. I've talked to Samantha Bee. Why?
Because I know how the rhetoric feels. I learned my lesson three years ago. It's not what I said. It's how I said it many times.
And it makes people feel horrible. And it makes them want to strike back. Now, that's the way we felt for eight years. Now you're in that position. I've tried to remind you on the left what you were saying to me eight years ago.
How have you forgotten so soon? Do you remember how you felt in 2008 and 2009, when many of us on the right said, "We're really worried for the future of our country. We're worried that this president is gaining so much power, he could become a dictator. That we worried that a guy who had socialist or Marxist leanings and had been surrounded by actual communists his entire life and who shared his admiration for central principles of Marxism, like the redistribution of wealth, when he said those things during the campaign and then elected the president of the United States, we said, "Wait a minute he's espousing Marxist attitudes, something that is absolutely 180 degrees different direction than the Constitution and the founding of the United States." And what were you calling me? What were you calling people on the right?
You first called us racists. Then we were McCarthyites. Then we were on a witch hunt. Then we were crackpots. Conspiracy theorists. Why? Conspiracy theorists because I believe we're in such a fragile situation that the president of the United States could make a move on the global scale that could throw us into World War III, or he could make moves that would throw us into economic depression.
But that was a conspiracy theory. But now those are the things you're worried about. And there are people on the right who think those have all been solved. They haven't been solved. No man can solve these problems. Only the Constitution can solve these problems.
Now you're on the other side of it. And you're doing the same thing I did. You're making the same mistakes that I made. I want you to hear carefully: I do not take back a single concern that I had over the last 12 or 15 years. Not one.
But as I've said over and over again, the way I went about expressing those concerns didn't work. It made things worse.
And now you're doing it.