Samantha Bee made an unexpected new friend on Monday.
During a sit-down with former Fox News personality Glenn Beck — who in recent months has stressed that he isn’t proud of the extremist, anti-Obama ideologies he spewed on national television — the Full Frontal host was advised not to dismiss those whose views are more conservative than her own.
“I believe — I watch you — I believe you actually don’t want to do damage,” Beck said. “I don’t want to do any more damage. I know what I did. I helped divide. I’m willing to take that. My message to you is to please don’t make the mistakes that I made, and I think all of us are doing it. We’re doing it on Facebook, we’re doing it on Twitter. We tear each other apart, and we don’t see the human on the other side.”
Bee, who was in agreement that left- and right-learning voices need to make sure that they aren’t completely tuning out the other side, stressed that speaking out against President-elect Trump was a nonpartisan issue that will require both Republicans and Democrats to work together. Beck concurred.
“I think that our future is going to require a broad coalition of nonpartisan decency,” Bee argued. “It’s not just individual people against Donald Trump; it’s all of us against ‘Trumpism,’ and so I actually think it’s important to reach into places where we wouldn’t normally reach.”
Do you agree with Bee’s argument that rallying against Trump is a matter of impartial decency? Do you think Beck has a point regarding Bee’s demeanor on Full Frontal? Watch the interview above, then drop a comment below.