As conservative commentator Glenn Beck took his impassioned campaign supporting Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz to a Nevada caucus location, he witnessed first-hand the feeling of watching the tide turn away from him.
Donald Trump had entered the building.
Video of the scene at Palo Verde High School in Summerlin, Nevada, shows Beck making a very emotional plea to caucus goers to support Cruz.
Then, apparently by chance, Trump made an appearance as he toured multiple sites around Nevada Tuesday night. MSNBC, which happened to be on site at the school, broadcast Trump’s appearance live and paid no attention to Beck.
“This is an honor,” Trump told the crowd as he was given his usual round of high-energy cheers. “Thank you for being with me tonight. We are going to have hopefully a historic night. In New Hampshire it was an amazing win. As you know, South Carolina. Unbelievable. Hopefully this will be the same. I appreciate everybody being here. I wanted to be here myself.”
Trump touched on the issues.
“Our borders are going to be strong,” Trump said. “We’re going to get rid of Obamacare. We’re getting rid of Common Core. We’re going to take care of our veterans, our military… we’re going to make it big and strong. We’re going to be respected again.”
Then he got to the point.
“Get over there and vote!” Trump said, then left.
Beck, who called the caucuses “scary and sad,” attacked Trump’s supporters as “some of the nastiest people I have ever been with.” He later compared Trump supporters to Hitler’s “brown shirts.”
“We will not be silenced or intimidated. America needs to wake up and realize who they are dealing with — a very dangerous demagogue who is teaching people to strike out,” Beck said.
While Beck vented, Trump exulted in a victory that gave him his third straight GOP win and Cruz a third consecutive third-place finish.