Glenn Beck has weighed in on Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s endorsement of Republican nominee Donald Trump, writing that “disappointment does not begin to describe” his feelings about Cruz’s endorsement of his former primary rival.
Breitbart Beck, an ardent supporter of Cruz, campaigned tirelessly for the Texas Senator throughout the primary season, even to the detriment of his own business interests, as the increasingly strident tone of his support for Cruz and denunciations of Trump reportedly alienated listeners and advertisers.
Beck posted the following to his Facebook page:
Profoundly sad day for me.
Disappointment does not begin to describe.
Maybe it is time to go to the mountains for a while. (Read below and notice the knives prodding that direction)
Again, disappointment doesn’t begin to describe my feelings.
In a follow-up Facebook post, Beck wrote: “Reading Comments. Facebook has become Chicago 1968. Nothing but firebombs, Hatred and vitriol. I think it is time to put social media away when almost Every response you want to write is ‘F$!* you.’”
He was perhaps referring to the most “liked” comment on his initial post about Cruz from a fan who wrote:
What can I say….even Ted Cruz understands what is truly at stake here…..I’ve said it a thousand times…..If Hillary wins, there will be NOTHING LEFT TO SAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What does Glenn not get about that, just because he now has millions upon millions and can survive on his own?…..not all of us have that luxury Glenn, some of us have to work everyday, support our families and pay bills……it gets harder every presidential term, Hillary would just drive it into the ground……grow up, vote for a chance to save the country.
But as Trump’s momentum continued, Beck expressed harsh criticism for the Evangelical Christians who threw their support to Cruz’s opponent, declaring at one point that “real Christians” don’t support Donald Trump and that “all throughout the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God” because Cruz lost the Southern primaries to Trump.
The fervor of Beck’s support for Cruz has been matched only by the vehemence of his opposition to Trump, whom he regularly compares to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. He has called the New York real estate mogul “a pathological narcissistic sociopath” and “a narcissistic psychopath” whose presidency “will lead to civil war or worst.”
Beck even turned his ire on Trump voters. After the Nevada caucus, he called Trump supporters “brown shirts” in reference to the infamous Nazi paramilitary group.
Beck’s disdain for Trump reached a crescendo in April when he donned swim goggles and rubbed his face in a bowl of crushed Cheetos to see if he could “look like Donald Trump.”
Get the strait jacket ready: