Self-proclaimed prophet and weeping enthusiast Glenn Beck was at a caucus in Nevada on Tuesday, speaking in support of Ted Cruz, when he found himself trolled. Donald Trump arrived at the caucus and immediately sucked all the air out of the room, leaving Beck floundering.
Beck was exhorting caucus-goers to vote for Ted Cruz, the favored candidate of Armageddon fans, and was met with both cheers and boos. His doom-saying and attack on the “insiders” was meant to build up support for Ted Cruz, whom Beck says he has “been watching” for a long time (stalker, much?). As he talks about what makes America great — the Constitution and that “people were good” — there is a commotion by the door. A scream, whistles and cheers interrupt Beck, who keeps right on speaking… until he is drowned out by cheers and yells not directed at him. All attention shifts to the door and Donald Trump. Beck winds up his speech and makes a getaway. Watch:
Beck’s reaction on his radio show Wednesday showed just how infuriated he is by Trump and Trump’s supporters. It’s no secret that Beck can’t stand Trump or the thought of the Donald being president. He has been attacked for his stance by some on right-wing fringe. His support for Ted Cruz is also well-known. Beck thinks that Cruz was chosen by God, even going so far as to say that Justice Antonin Scalia died so Cruz could win the election (more pretzel logic).
On Wednesday’s radio show, Beck vented his outrage at Trump and the Donald’s supporters. I hate to say it, but I agree with some of it:
When the economy collapses, when our currency is worth toilet paper, who do you want, who do you want handling our nation? You want somebody who has divide us, who is grooming Brownshirts? I was at the caucus last night. I had never seen anything like it. These Trump supporters were beyond recognition as anything I’ve ever seen; rude, vile, nasty.
That last part is demonstrably true. We’ve seen that — and seen it get worse — over the course of Trump’s campaign. The people who support Trump seem to be, by and large, angry people. They have no empathy for others, hence no manners. Referring to them as “Brownshirts” may be going too far, though. It’s never good to pull a Godwin.
This election season is the weirdest we have ever seen. It is nasty, strange, unseemly and downright bizarre. One of the strangest things is that I find myself agreeing with Glenn Beck on something. It’s positively unnatural.
Here’s audio from Beck’s broadcast via Right Wing Watch:[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/248716923″ params=”color=ff5500″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]