GLENN: Hello, America. Welcome to Monday. We're glad you're here. A lot going on. It was a good weekend for the president, I believe, wasn't it? It didn't seem to be -- seemed to be presidential. Seemed to be going really well. The press is trying to make something -- or the left is trying to make something out of how Donald Trump bowed to the Saudi king, which --
PAT: They actually called him a hypocrite for it --
GLENN: Well, if he would have bowed, he would have been.
PAT: But he didn't.
GLENN: Didn't bow?
PAT: That is not a bow.
PAT: They're placing like a ribbon medal around his neck.
PAT: And he bends over to make it easier for the placement. He wasn't bowing to the king.
GLENN: He's 6-5.
GLENN: He's 6-5. The king, is what? Ninety? Like 91 years old. Some crazy. You know, he's an old king. And he's lifting this big gold thing, and the president bends over so he can -- he put it around his neck.
And let me tell you something: Every president has bent over for the Saudis for a very long time.
GLENN: So I don't think anything new is happening here. He did not bow to the Saudis.
Did you see Roger Stone had a real problem with this though? He said, getting that award --
GLENN: Now the left -- or, sorry. Now the right is turning on Donald Trump. Because he -- he didn't say Islamic extremism in his speech. Apparently, he danced with some swords. And he accepted this award from the Saudis. And so Roger Stone came out and said, "This is atrocious. This is grotesque. This is a betrayal of everything he said on the campaign trail."
STU: I assume because Roger Stone has never said anything, that he either believed or was actually true, that the exact opposite is actually what happened.
GLENN: Yeah. That is really -- have you ever seen the documentary Get Me Roger Stone?
STU: It just started.
GLENN: Oh, it just came out?
STU: It just came out on Netflix. I have not seen it. It's supposed to be great.
GLENN: Yeah, it is. He's a despicable human being.
STU: Almost by his own admission.
GLENN: Oh, yeah. No, no. No, no, no. He admits to all of it.
GLENN: Oh, he is a despicable human being.
PAT: And he admits to being a despicable human being?
GLENN: Yeah. He says he's just playing into it because everybody says that's what he is anyway. So why not embrace it?
Well, or, you know, check yourself. You know, just say, "Maybe, I'm --
STU: I was falsely accused of murder. So I've just been murdering people. I mean, everyone thinks I'm a murderer anyway. I might as well murder.
GLENN: Yeah, that's pretty much it.
STU: Yeah. That's a terrible argument.
GLENN: Yeah. When you watch it, it's pretty bad.
But he didn't bow. The globe -- that spooky --
GLENN: -- orb, that he had his hand on, apparently that's the symbol of some --
PAT: It's an illuminated globe at the global center for combating extremist ideology in Saudi Arabia.
GLENN: Hmm. Hmm. Yeah, that's going to --
GLENN: They're doing a lot the good there, aren't they?
STU: Are they opposing the extremist ideology in Saudi Arabia? Is that the location of it, or is that the name?
PAT: That's the location of it. That's the location of it.
GLENN: Okay. Because do they know that --
PAT: That they have extremists --
GLENN: That the hijackers from 9/11 came from Saudi Arabia?
JEFFY: That's why they're opening this center.
GLENN: Right. Guys, look what we just figured out!
GLENN: Yeah. Somehow or another, I think that's going to turn around on us.
PAT: Wahhabism comes from Saudi Arabia. So maybe start there. I don't know.
JEFFY: Just put your hand on the orb. Just put your hand on the orb.
PAT: It is a cool little orb. Cool/creepy.
GLENN: Cool? Yeah, it's a little creepy. Maybe --
STU: It looks like a scene from a movie.
GLENN: It does. It does. It looks like, "And now, we all put our hand on the orb, and it will read our handprints. And it will start the doomsday device."
STU: This is the case with every president though. Like, you go to these other countries. You know these pictures are going to look terrible for you at home, but you're trying to have a good relationship with another country, so you just kind of go along with it. And then it becomes like the defining moment of your presidency. It does seem like it's a pretty common occurrence.
GLENN: Well, it never seemed to hurt Barack Obama. You remember the pictures or the video of George Bush going to open up the big Chinese stores?
GLENN: Okay. And how many times they ran that over and over and over again.
STU: That closed.
GLENN: That exact footage exists with -- with Barack Obama.
PAT: Obama. Yeah.
GLENN: He did the exact same thing, but they just didn't make a big deal out of it.
GLENN: So, I mean, when you're going over there -- I mean, when George Bush was dancing -- where was dancing? And he just looked ridiculous.
JEFFY: Well, it was -- Mr. Trump -- President Trump didn't look that great dancing with the swords himself.
GLENN: Well, yes. Yes. And I'm not sure, as president, I'm going to dance with the swords.
STU: Yeah, I don't know what you do. Because, I mean, you know, it is the one of those things. You're being honored. They're telling you, "These are our wonderful traditions. They mean so much to us. Thank you so much for coming. It's so important you're involved in this." And, yeah, you can say "no," I guess. But it's a tough spot. I mean, I don't know. No one seems to be able to actually pull off a "no" out the that. It's just a matter the whether the press decides to mock you for it afterwards. Which is funny, because the same people who are telling us how important it is to be multicultural and understand diversity and people's other customs are the people mocking.
GLENN: Like any -- like name a news person. I hate to stick Jake Tapper out. Because he's a nice guy and tries to be honest. Name a --
STU: Scott Pelley.
JEFFY: Well, there's always Lester Holt.
GLENN: Do you think Lester Holt is going to look good dancing with swords? Nobody is going to look good dancing with swords.
STU: I think you're right on that. And it's funny because that's the type of thing that the enlightened liberal does. Right?
STU: You're in the city. You go to some festival in some area of town where the dumb tourists don't go, and you go and you participate in an authentic event, in Brooklyn.
And in like -- now, you know, Trump or Bush or whatever Republican goes to the actual authentic event in the actual country and participates in it, they just get mocked for it. Because they look like morons. You're an idiot. Look, I can't believe you danced like that. Well, that's the thing -- you would praise it in any other circumstance.
But, I mean, that's the world we live in.
PAT: Meanwhile, they'll go ahead and dance at a gay pride parade with the buttocks removed from the back of their pants, and that's fine. That's perfectly fine.
GLENN: Well, we find out this weekend that -- we knew this to be true.