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An Unlikely Pair: Samantha Bee, Glenn Beck Talk Trump

There were insults, conciliatory gestures, and even hand-holding on Monday's 'Full Frontal'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2016 7:27 AM CST

(Newser) – Some "far-fetched alliances" emerged from Election 2016 (Kanye West and Donald Trump—really?), notes the Daily Beast, but on Monday night, another unlikely celebrity pair put on their best ugly Christmas sweaters and dished about Trump on late-night TV. On Full Frontal, conservative pundit Glenn Beck joined host Samantha Bee, whom he greeted with, "My audience would like to stab you relentlessly in the eye," which Bee countered with: "My audience wants to kill me for normalizing a lunatic like yourself."

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But the meeting then took a more conciliatory turn, with Bee noting, "Our future is going to require a broad coalition of non-partisan decency. It's not just individual people against Donald Trump, it's all of us against Trumpism." Beck agreed, admitting culpability "as a guy who has done damage" in the past and sending a message out to the audience: "Please don't make the mistakes that I made." Watch the clip above to see their conversation, as well as some "creepy" skin-touching. (Beck also has things to say about Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon.)

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