GLENN: Okay. I want to play the audio that is so unpresidential that I've never heard a president say this. And it's odd. It just doesn't feel right. And the press is all saying, "Well, he's just trying to show passion." No. No, he's not. That is a misunderstanding on what these — who these people are and who the president is keeping at bay. Go ahead. Play the audio.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I was down there a month ago before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be.
GLENN: That's quite a statement.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: And I don't stand around talking to experts because this is a college seminar. We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answer so I know who —
GLENN: Can you stop for a second? Could you stop for a second? Could you look up — what is he talking about? Could somebody in the audience? And e mail that to — to you, Pat? Give your e mail address. Can they e mail it to you? Do you have —
PAT: Yeah, just Pat@... at —
GLENN: Did he want to give it out. Listen, here's the thing. Somebody look this up. Why was he down there a month ago? Because a month ago was about the time that the president of BP was selling all of his shares and about the same time that Goldman Sachs sold about a half a billion dollars worth of their shares in BP. So it would be interesting to see, why was he down there a month ago? He was down there a month ago saying what a disaster this could be. What are the odds of that?
PAT: Well, but it's been over a month since this happened. It's been, what, 50 days now? So it could be a month.
GLENN: So wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Hold it just a second. I never even thought of that. It's going on two months.
PAT: Going on two months. And he was down there a month ago.
GLENN: The talking heads were down there 20 days before.
PAT: We were talking about it the first day.
GLENN: Yeah. I mean, hello. Okay, that doesn't make any sense. Forget what I just said.
PAT: Good thing I didn't give the e mail address for that.
GLENN: These aren't the droids you were looking for. What a ridiculous — I lose time now?
PAT: It's gone by so fast.
GLENN: It's gone by so fast. That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard: I was down there 20 days after this thing started. Oh!
PAT: We talked about that. Do you remember?
GLENN: I know.
GLENN: But I thought he was referring to something that — I forgot that it was already —
PAT: Yeah, it bean a while.
GLENN: It's been more than a month. And here's what he's saying. Listen, this is on the Today Show. This is with Matt Lauer.
PAT: So he made me stop it there. All right, here it goes again.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I was down there a month ago before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. And I don't sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick.
PAT: Oh, that's — oh, that's presidential, very classy. That's classy.
GLENN: Never heard him say that. Now, here's how the media is spinning this. That he's saying that because they are saying did he have passion on anything. Well, hello. This is a new revelation to you? I mean, show me a time that he has gotten anything but angry. I haven't seen it. And believe me, don't poke the monster. Don't. Don't poke him. I don't want to see him rip off that mask of total serenity. Thank you. Notice he says the talking heads. It's not the talking heads. He's got the uber left coming out against him. It's the uber left that's coming out. Why is he pinning it on the talking heads? He's losing his support... from the left. When we come back, I want to explain, I want to explain the anarchists of the early 1900s and the connection of what is happening today. This is really important because it goes to a big meeting that is happening in Washington yesterday, today and tomorrow, and they are progressives having a big convention in Washington. One of the topics I think tomorrow, we've got to get a camera there. I've got to see this. The Beck and Bachmann problem. I love that. That's good. Maybe Michelle and I could go and attend together. This is the heat from the uber left. It all will come together for you in your head and it will all — you'll understand because you'll see it in Europe. It's already happening. I have to correct one mistake that I've made and it was a critical mistake, and when I correct it, all of a sudden the formula works.