The Trump-fueled implosion of conservative unity continues following an incident at Tuesday's Nevada caucus, in which Cruz supporter, The Blaze founder, and former Fox News host Glenn Beck clashed with the GOP frontrunner. On his radio show the next morning, Beck lashed out at Trump and his "vile" supporters, calling them "brownshirts."
"Oh, dear God," laments Beck. Glenn Beck, during his time on Fox News, gained fame for comparing President Obama to the Nazis as well. "Why is a man given a voice? Why is a man given the vision of what is to come if he can’t do a damn thing about it?"
In particular, Beck sees a vision in which Breitbart executive chairman and host of Breitbart News Daily (which airs right before Glenn Beck on SiriusXM), Stephen K. Bannon might be open to supporting Donald Trump for president. Beck compares Bannon and Breitbart to Hitler's propagandist Joseph Goebbels, and accused them of "taking orders" from Trump in hopes of a cozy relationship.
"You’re not going to be the next Roger Ailes... Nobody is ever going to replace Roger Ailes," Beck said. "It’s certainly not going to be you..."
"By taking orders from a political candidate and reworking your entire site to promote the lies of a specific candidate without any kind of truth behind these things, and just spinning all of–doing what you’ve done to Breitbart (and anybody who reads Breitbart knows exactly what’s going on). If that is what your idea of being Roger Ailes is, you are so sadly mistaken. That doesn’t make you Roger Ailes. That makes you Goebbels. So, let’s leave it at that."
GLENN BECK: Why is a man given a voice? Why is a man given a vision of what is to come if he can’t do a damn thing about it?
I got up this morning, and I thought, “What am I going to say to people?” Tuesday is your last chance, America.
Super Tuesday is your last chance.
Everybody is making this about politics. Everybody thinks I’m sitting here talking about Ted Cruz because, I don’t know, I get money from Ted Cruz, and I just don’t like Donald Trump because I was in his office asking him for money, or whatever the hell his excuse his.
I’m not standing for Ted Cruz. I’m standing for the Constitution of the United States of America. I’m standing for the principles we all swore to each other, to our families, and to ourselves on September 11th, we would never forget. There is a storm coming of biblical proportions, a storm coming beyond your recognition. 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.
I don’t want to say all of them. But there’s enough of them. And the ones that I met that were nice, I don’t how you can stand in the same room with them. I don’t know if you look — how do you look at those people and say, “Wait a minute. That’s what my guy is encouraging.” I have some audio to play for you from yesterday. “That’s what my guy is encouraging.” Everybody said the same thing, “I want change.” Boy, America, you are going to get change. Don’t you even hear yourself when you say that? Because you were the ones that stood up and said, “Change to what? Hope and change, Mr. Barack Obama. Mr. Barack Obama supporters, change to what?” I just want change.
Oh, dear God. Why is a man given a voice? Why is a man given the vision of what is to come if he can’t do a damn thing about it? As I wondered what to say to you this morning, and I still don’t know, all that went through my head over and over again — and I know what this means for my business, and I know what this means for my friends, and I know what this means for my family. Because Dana Loesch is going to the FBI because she’s getting death threats. I know another very famous media reporter that is also on the highest level of security because of the death threats that’s coming in on them. I know what all of this means. Just in your business, I know what it means. In your popularity, I know what it means. But all I heard this morning was, “Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.”
I never said it was about Donald Trump walking in in the middle of my speech. This is by Breitbart, and I want to tell you something...
Bannon – I don’t know his first name – “Bruce” Bannon – I don’t know who the hell he is. But he is a guy who is currently running Breitbart, and if you don’t believe me on these things, ask some people that work at Breitbart. He’s a horrible, despicable human being. Ask Dana Loesch about this Bannon guy. Um, he’s running Breitbart. And Andrew Breitbart would be spinning in his grave right now.
I’m telling you that I believe that Bannon thinks he’s either going to be the chief of staff or he’s going to be the next Roger Ailes. And let me tell you something, Bannon whatever your first name is. Um, you’re not going to be the next Roger Ailes. There is not going to be another Roger Ailes. Roger Ailes is a freak of nature. He is one of the smartest guys I’ve ever met in my life and built over a long career a real empire, and nobody is ever going to replace Roger Ailes. It’s certainly not going to be you.
But he thinks that he can be – by getting in with Donald Trump –he can either be chief of staff or he can be the next Roger Ailes. Roger Ailes also didn’t do something else. Roger Ailes cut his own path. Roger Ailes didn’t answer to anybody. He certainly didn’t take orders from a real estate developer. He certainly didn’t take orders from a guy who builds golf courses. That’s a little beneath Roger Ailes. What that makes you is not Roger Ailes. By taking orders from a political candidate and reworking your entire site to promote the lies of a specific candidate without any kind of truth behind these things, and just spinning all of–doing what you’ve done to Breitbart and anybody who reads Breitbart knows exactly what’s going on. If that is what your idea of being Roger Ailes is, you are so sadly mistaken. That doesn’t make you Roger Ailes. That makes you Goebbels. So, let’s leave it at that.