Glenn Beck Used to be For Donald Trump...Before He Was Against Him

Glenn Beck Used to be For Donald Trump…Before He Was Against Him

During the last week or so, Glenn Beck has been coming out hard in support of Ted Cruz. I’m not a fan of either one of those guys, but even I can see the value in Beck’s support. Even though his star has waned over the past few years, he still has a large fanbase and is revered among the evangelical community that Cruz needs in order to win Iowa tonight (as well as the nomination). Still, some of his harsh anti-Trump rhetoric has stood out to me. I’m talking about stuff like this

“Donald Trump is a bully and like all bullies he is afraid of people who are actually strong and truly self confident,” Beck wrote. “Megyn should be flattered. Bullies don’t attack the weak. They first go after the strongest first. If they can beat them, the rest will fall in line.” Beck warned “with as much conviction as I warned in 1999 about Osama Bin Laden attacking NYC” that Trump is a “dangerous man. I warn you: Donald Trump or anyone that is a big government progressive with narcissistic tendencies who will preach populism and nationalism in a time of economic and social unrest is a dangerous road to go down,” he wrote. “This is not about Donald Trump.”

Sounds kinda unhinged, doesn’t it? It sounded even more nutty when I thought back to some of Beck’s past statements. I could have sworn I heard him heap praise on Trump in the not-so-distant past. As it turns out, I was correct. Here’s the YouTube clip that proves it, taken from The O’Reilly Factor:

“Donald Trump, here’s a guy who I really respect. Here’s a guy who gets things done in New York. You want to have somebody fix our country? Donald Trump is a guy who can economically fix our country.”

That doesn’t sound like a “dangerous” man, does it? I can understand someone changing their mind about Trump once he actually started running, but this kind of flip-flop is John Kerry-esque. Before, you said that Trump was a wizard who could fix the country, but now he’s some nutter populist who you not so subtly compared to Adolf Hitler? That’s quite a turnaround, Mr. Beck…and it seems very dishonest. I know you’re an ultra-religious loon, but this is taking it to a new level. Hopefully the voters of Iowa don’t fall for it later tonight.

Ethan Ralph

Founder, Owner, & Editor-in-Chief of TheRalphRetort.com. Political fiend, gamer, & anti-bullshit.

  • fnd

    ” Before, you said that Trump was a wizard who could fix the country, but now he’s some nutter populist who you not so subtly compared to Adolf Hitler?”

    Where’s the contradition brah :^) . Trump did nothing wrong.

    http://i.imgur.com/gMuXygc.jpg

  • Typical

    Ralph, let me hit you up with some old man wisdom, I see the veil is starting to be lifted from your eyes, but here’s some advanced level shit:

    These guys make their living off of the country being broken so they can bitch about it. If someone comes along who could make things function, they’ll oppose. They are very vested in keeping the country divided along party lines. They don’t actually care about the Constitution, freedom, or the people. If all of America’s problems were fixed, they’d be forced to work for a living. The Cruz supporters are all behind him because he’s a religious nut who’s more “conservative.” If they were pragmatic, they’d see he’s got a harder battle than Trump because it’s going to be so easy to paint him as a gay hating, evangelical, foreign born, medicare and welfare destroying boogie man.

    If he wins, they’ll be able to bash the republitard congress majority as “establishment elitists” and then when they get voted out, it’ll be the democrats fault. If he loses, they’ll be able to spend the next four years whining about “what president Cruz would have done.” If a democrat wins, it’ll be more of the same. Their worst nightmare is someone from their party, who can actually make deals and get things done and fix problems getting elected.

    • 100% correct. Great comment.

    • That’s what the whole National Review Against Trump issue was, to keep their jobs. Because if things get fixed then no need for fear-mongers.

      Think of how many websites and people make money off “OMG, THEY’RE GONNA TAKE EVERYTHING FROM US…. btw buy my books.”

  • PG Woowoo

    Notice he has a goatee now. Clearly he’s been replaced by his evil doppleganger who is even more batshit retarded than the old Glenn Beck.

  • Terry “Death to Equality” Xu

    Glenn Beck likes to be the ideological special snowflake

  • Danlantic

    Glenn Beck was dropped from Fox when he was too loose a cannon. (O’Reilly is a cannon that jiggles a little against the lashings.) So he has been in a less paid venue..

    Now he is back on board as part of the Republican — and Fox — establishment.

    Will he get his show on Fox back? Has he been promised something?

    • I wondered the same thing.

    • Well The Blaze is evidently turning into a dumpster fire so yeah he’s probably hoping his old bosses will take him back.

      • MONAD

        Like an ex-girlfriend when you suddenly have money.

  • Xephon

    New definition of irony: A Trump supported calling someone else “unhinged”.
    The newly-converted disciple of the self-appointed high priest of the Birther Cult is passing judgment on other people’s mental stability.
    From the Department of You Can’t Make This Shit Up.

  • Lost Question

    the reason i “like” trump is because he already has his money so there’s less interest for him to screw over voters in favor of getting his beak wet or a cushy lobbying job later.