President Donald Trump recently tweeted a GIF depicting him punching another person with the CNN logo superimposed on their head.
Conservatives and liberals seemed to split on partisan lines over the strange tweet, with the left saying it encouraged violence. But if President Barack Obama had tweeted a GIF where he was beating up someone with a conservative symbol imposed over the head, people on the right would have been furious, Glenn Beck said on Thursday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
“We would have gone ape crazy,” he said.
But people seem too partisan these days to be able to see the opposite side’s perspective. Guest Ben Shapiro pointed to approval ratings for Trump as evidence that people will just side with their “team” instead of holding leaders accountable.
“We’re using the polarization as an excuse for bad behavior,” Shapiro said.
While he doesn’t expect liberals to follow his same principles, Shapiro said he had formerly expected conservatives to maintain their standards.
“I did expect moral leadership from the right,” he said, adding that Trump’s tweets are definitely not achieving that.
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