Glenn Beck has had a thing or two to say about Donald Trump, but most recently, he’s called him “a very dangerous man.” This came after Trump declared that his voters would stand by him even if he shot someone.
“We need a constitutional restraint on the executive branch,” Beck said. “And Donald Trump I really, truly believe is a very dangerous man. If you listen to the things he said this weekend.”
“The things he said this weekend” is referring to is what Trump said during a speech in the Sioux Center in Iowa.
“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK? It’s, like, incredible.”
As a direct result, Glenn Beck took it upon himself to fight back at Trump with a special endorsement for another presidential candidate. It’s been reported previously on the Inquisitr that Beck endorses Ted Cruz for the primaries. This was a specific blow against Trump regarding Cruz’s and Trump’s combative history.
Now he’s saying Trump must be stopped at all costs, and that his shooting remark was very concerning, since it’s the president’s role to “temper” the mood of the nation.
“We don’t change with the mood of the country. That is the problem with our country right now. The Constitution is to anchor us in principles that help temper the mood of the country.”
Beck holds onto Cruz’s more conservative values that stick with the constitution and uphold the law. Cruz was a lawyer before he was a politician, which may not make him likable, but it shows that he at least has an understanding of the original laws of the nation and what it takes to get justice. Beck thinks Cruz will be able to provide a valuable check on executive power that Trump would run rampant with. Beck said the following.
“The mood of the country is very angry, but you never make a good decision when you are angry. The worst thing we can do is to now start looking at, who is going to get revenge? One of the things that Donald Trump does, when you have a guy who is angry and then has an enemies list and starts to just take people down over and over and over again — if you disagree with him, he destroys you. If that is the mood of the country, we are in more trouble than I thought.”
It didn’t take Trump long to respond to that comment, saying the following via a tweet.
Word is that crying @GlennBeck left the GOP and doesn't have the right to vote in the Republican primary. Dumb as a rock.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2016
Glenn Beck has been receiving a lot of attention for his comments against Trump, but it’s not all good. One CNN host actually confronted Beck about his media stints, saying that Beck helped in “birthing Donald Trump.”
“Is there a little bit of reap what you sow in some of this with the GOP,” asked Chris Cuomo, a CNN host interviewing Beck. “That engendering an oppositional mode towards government, in ratcheting up negativity as a mainline discourse, you wound up somewhat birthing Donald Trump? And now some of those people who were angry about what was going on and telling people to be angry, now they’ve got somebody who is harnessing the power of exactly that, and you’re disappointed.”
Beck wasn’t interested in taking the blame for that, saying that he himself had given fair warning about Trump’s power from the beginning.
“The progressive movement, and that is what this is — Donald Trump is a progressive, make no mistake,” Beck stated. “The progressive party was started by Theodore Roosevelt, it was started by a Republican. Bernie Sanders is at least honest about who he is. He’s not afraid to say, ‘I’m a socialist and I think we should be more like Denmark.’ “
Glenn Beck ended by demanding that the American people decide between socialism or the Constitution if they want to truly make America great again.
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