WATCH: Glenn Beck Holds Nothing Back When Asked If He’d Support Trump For President

Conservative icon Glenn Beck gave a definitive answer as to whether he would support Donald Trump if he locked up the Republican presidential nomination.

In an exchange with Sean Hannity last week, Beck said he was “trying to understand how conservatives can look at Donald Trump’s record, which he himself identifies more as a Democrat than as a conservative or Republican, and say ‘that’s our guy.’” Added Beck: “His record is horrendous when it comes to conservative principles.” 

 Appearing on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Monday, Lemon asked Beck, “If Donald Trump is the nominee, will you support him?”

“No. I’m not a Republican,” Beck immediately replied. “I don’t care what happens to the Republican Party. I am a constitutionalist.”

Trump leads a RealClearPolitics average of polls among GOP presidential candidates with 22 percent, leading his closest contender, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who finished with 10.7 percent.

Lemon and Beck also discussed the possibility of Vice President Joe Biden entering the Democratic presidential primary as an alternative to Hillary Clinton. “Joe Biden has a long track record in politics, he’s great on foreign policy, he’s a says-it-like-it-is guy,” Lemon contended, drawing instant dissent from Beck. 

“You cannot tell me he wouldn’t be the laughing stock of the world,” Beck said. “Joe Biden? That’s a joke. And all of us know, that’s a joke.”

h/t: IJReview

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Watch: After Trading Written Jabs, Hannity And Beck Just Faced Off On TV Over Donald Trump

Contrast and context, more than conservatism, make Donald Trump a candidate to support, Sean Hannity insisted Monday night as he and Glenn Beck debated how and why conservatives can support Trump’s candidacy for the White House.

Last week, Beck took to Facebook and questioned Trump’s lack of policy principles and alienating personality. Hannity blogged a reply Monday that Trump’s outsider attitude makes him an “impressive” candidate. The two then met up on Hannity’s Monday night show.

Hannity argued Monday night that Trump’s appeal and importance lies not just in what he says, but how he says it.

“I think there is a reason for his success,” Hannity said. “I think the reason is Republicans are weak, and they are timid, in Washington especially … They have broken so many promises, Americans are fed up, the problems we face are severe.”

“Here’s a guy that’s been successful, loves the country, sees what both of us see: America in decline,” Hannity said. “He is entering the political arena for the first time because he seriously wants to make the country a better place.

Beck was not entirely sold. He cited policies that Trump once supported, from abortion to a wealth tax. He does not like Trump’s answers for why he holds different beliefs now.

“If you’re a person that accepts those answers, I just ask that people would say, ‘Why didn’t I accept these same kind of answers from Barack Obama?’” Beck said

Beck noted that Trump’s style creates both positive and negative aspects to his candidacy.

“I like about Donald Trump. … I love the fact that he’s not listening to advisers,” Beck said. “But I think that’s what people are really zeroed in on. He doesn’t care. And we are a society where everybody bows and says, ‘Oh, no, no. We have to do this.’”

Beck called it “refreshing” to see somebody who doesn’t apologize or bow to the media, but he’s still concerned about what Trump actually believes.

“He’ll get it done because he doesn’t care,” Beck said, summarizing Trump’s attitude. “Well may I just point out, we have a president now who do not care what you or anyone else says. As I have said from the beginning … you don’t want to give anyone this kind of power because if it swings back the other way, gang … are you going to like the things he decides to do?”

h/t: Mediaite

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Beck Asked Hannity A Big Question About Trump. His Response Was Lights Out.

In a Facebook post published last week, radio host Glenn Beck posed a lengthy question to other conservative pundits regarding their explicit or tacit support of Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.

This is not an attack, this is an honest question. I will delete and ban any vulgar or hateful answer.I really want…

Posted by Glenn Beck on Thursday, August 13, 2015

Acknowledging the front-runner’s capability of reflecting “what people are feeling” on issues such as immigration, Beck asserted that he is the wrong choice to lead the GOP to victory.

He summed up Trump’s ostensible faults:

He is part of the problem when he by his own admission, buys politicians; he said he identifies his “policies more as a democrat”; he makes President Obama look truly humble; he was very pro abortion until very recently; he still says “don’t defund planned parenthood”; he is pro “assault weapon ban”; he is in favor of a wealth tax that would just “take money out of people’s bank accounts”; he is for boots on the ground in Iraq and ‘taking the oil’ from the Iraqi people; he is a progressive ‘republican'; he says single payer health care works; he said he would give people more than just Obama care; the First Lady would be the first to have posed nude in lesbian porno shots; he said that he keeps all the bibles he is given in a “special place” out side the city – and he only goes to church on Christmas and Easter; he is generally not a likable guy; he has around 16% favorability with Hispanics and he has gone bankrupt 4 times.

Beck then presented his “honest question,” specifically to fellow conservative notables Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh.

“Perhaps you are angry and you just want to make someone pay,” he wrote, “or just want something done and you don’t care how it gets done, but what PRINCIPLES does he have that they are attracted to?”

Hannity took the lead, responding with a far lengthier defense – not of Trump the candidate, but of his appeal to a wide range of Americans.

He began by insisting the “leftists out there in the media and elsewhere hoping this will become a ‘food fight’” will be “extremely disappointed,” vowing to honor Beck’s request for a “civil discourse based on facts.”

The Fox News host went on to list 20 specific traits he thinks the next Republican president should possess, following up with a list of qualities he admires in most of the candidates vying for the party’s nomination.

Moving on to Trump, Hannity concluded that Beck answered his own question early on in his Facebook post by acknowledging the billionaire’s strong points. The response then took on 15 specific assertions contained in Beck’s question, at one point using a personal analogy to defend Trump against attacks on his past political positions.

“Glenn,” he wrote, “one of the things I admire about you is how you have changed. Your life story is extremely compelling because of the significant changes you have made in your life.”

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Glenn Beck Just Unloaded On Liberal Media In EPIC Rant: ‘YOU COWER IN FEAR!’

Glenn Beck kept it simple. When Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan issued a call for violence, the media muted any outrage it might have felt. He did not.

Farrakhan last week called for black Americans to “rise up” and “kill those who kill us” if the federal government fails to “intercede in our affairs.”

“Stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling,” Farrakhan added in a video posted online.

Beck played the audio on his show last Wednesday before exploding at the media for their silence on the statement.

“How is this guy walking around still today? Seriously, I want to know. How is he — where is the media! Where is the media?” he shouted. “He is calling for the execution of Americans! Where are you? You are nowhere! Why? Because it is about Islam! And you are too much of a wuss to say the truth!”

“You cower in fear,” the radio host then erupted.

Beck contrasted the media outrage that was created when Sarah Palin’s PAC put crosshairs over political races it was targeting with the silence that followed Farrakhan’s most recent statement.

“He is calling, not couching it, he is openly calling for the slaughter of Americans!” Beck added.

“I just can’t take it! I just can’t take the hypocrisy! You’re all about the freakin’ lion in Zimbabwe and you don’t care about the abortion mills. I can’t take it anymore,” he continued. “I can’t take it. I can’t take it. I am not sitting down anymore.”

h/t: The Blaze

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Watch: What Happened When Glenn Beck Arrived At A Charleston Church Made An MSNBC Reporter Break Down

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts broke down on-air Friday while reporting live from Charleston, South Carolina.

Emotion welled up within the news anchor as he watched hundreds of people arrive at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston singing Gospel songs. As the scene was unfolding, accused shooter Dylann Roof was standing for his bond hearing in another part of town.

What Roberts did not realize was that conservative television commentator and radio talk show host Glenn Beck was responsible for the crowd. The media personality had flown in to Charleston and asked people to join him in a nearby park to pray.

The Blaze’s deputy managing editor Jonathan Seidl tweeted this image out from the MSNBC coverage.

Twitter - The Blaze -AME Church

The hundreds of people who attended the prayer meeting then marched down to the AME Church in a show of support to the congregation.

The Blaze reports:

“Can we look over here right now. It’s kind of heartbreaking,” Roberts said, his voice cracking, “They’re singing and a whole flood of people showed up at the same time.”

Roberts remained turned away from the camera, not wanting viewers to see the emotion of the moment had overtaken him.

“So you’re hearing from the family, and then this whole group of people showed up. And they’re singing a gospel song. … I apologize,” he said, stopping himself and trying to fight back tears.

The MSNBC anchor was referring to several family members forgiving Roof during his bond hearing, which Western Journalism covered. (See also video below.)

“But you can see the outpouring of support for his community. It goes all the way down the street of people who showed up at the exact same time that this arraignment was going on,” Roberts continued, amazed.

“I’m sorry,” he concluded, before a guest stepped in.

Below, family members of the victims address accused shooter Dylann Roof for the first time, as he appears for his bond hearing.

 

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