First Lady Michelle Obama’s remarks on Thursday criticizing Republican candidate Donald Trump’s statements about women was "the most effective political speech I have heard since Ronald Reagan," conservative commentator Glenn Beck said on his television program.
Beck said it "kills me to say that… but it connected. Whether you like to believe it or not, whether I want to believe it or not, it connected and it was powerful. You don't have to believe it to see its devastating effect, and I don't even mean on Donald Trump; I mean on the conservative movement. A devastating attack. We had been talking about, 'There is no war on women.' You just handed them a war on women and they took it, and if you listen to her words carefully — oh my gosh, oh my gosh — they are co-opting women and it will work."
Beck, who was an early backer of the Tea Party movement and who campaigned for Ted Cruz’s presidential effort, has said the credibility of the Republican Party has been destroyed by its nomination of Trump.
He has refused to endorse the real estate magnate, saying it would not be moral to do so, although he has also said he would not cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton either.
Even though Beck has been highly critical of Clinton over the years, he slammed those who exaggerate her faults, telling Time that "There are people actually believing she is literally the devil. She’s not the devil. We survive."
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