Glenn Beck all but accused GOP presidential frontrunner and billionaire Donald Trump of being a “spoiler” who is running for president to ensure Hillary Clinton wins the White House. Unlike Beck, Trump’s wealth and financial independence has convinced many voters that Trump would not be beholden to an assortment of special interests. But Beck even posited that Trump is running in order to get “massive payback” from the Clintons.
“What are the odds that he is a spoiler? What are the odds that he got into this because he’s friends with the Clintons and he’ll get massive payback?” Beck reportedly asked on his Tuesday radio program. “Do you know the favor they’re going to owe him?”
Polls indicate that Trump would be more than competitive against Clinton in a general election. For instance, Trump leads Clinton by five points in the most recent Fox News poll. And in a November New York Times/CBS News poll, Democrats said the GOP candidate they feared the most against Clinton was Trump.
Beck has had it out for Trump—and his supporters—from the outset.
Not only did Beck imply that Trump’s supporters were racists, he has gone on left-wing outlets like National Public Radio to declare that Trump is not a conservative. On CNN, Beck said that he would not support Trump if he wins the GOP nomination, claimed that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was a better candidate, and mocked Trump for having a special place for Bibles that people send him. Beck has also called Trump a “son of a bitch” and pettily whined that Trump has not appeared on his radio program.
This is par for the course for Beck. When Newt Gingrich posed a threat to GOP establishment darling Mitt Romney during the 2012 election cycle, Beck claimed Gingrich was a “progressive” and accused his supporters of being racists as well.