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Glenn Beck Abandons Trump, Can't Pull Trigger on Clinton

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Glenn Beck announcing endorsement of Ted Cruz for president. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
 

By    |   Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016 06:54 AM

Glenn Beck has abandoned Donald Trump and appeared to be moving toward Hillary Clinton in an interview aired by "Vice News Tonight," and according to his Facebook page. But he said he can't pull the trigger on voting for her.

The conservative commentator who starred on Fox News and then founded the news site The Blaze admitted during the Monday interview that voting for Clinton had "crossed his mind," and on Facebook he called it the "moral, ethical choice."

"It is not acceptable to ask a moral, dignified man to cast his vote to help elect an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity," Beck wrote on Facebook on Saturday. "If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice."

Beck told "Vice News Tonight," though, that he could not pull the trigger for Clinton, according to The Hill.

"I can't do it, because she's just a horse of a different color," Beck told the HBO program, per The Hill, saying instead that he will support little known Darrell Castle, the Constitution Party candidate, for president in November.

Beck supported Trump's top Republican opponent, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, during the presidential primary, even joining him on the campaign trail, said CNN. Beck wrote on Facebook last month that it was a "profoundly sad day for me" when Cruz formally endorsed Trump in September for president.

"Disappointment does not begin to describe," Beck said of Cruz's endorsement of Trump, per CNN. "Maybe it is time to go to the mountains for a while."

Beck railed against Trump in his Saturday Facebook post, saying that he cannot vote for Trump just to keep Clinton from winning. He cited U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, another Cruz supporter, in the post, who had called for Trump to step down as the party's nominee.

"If one helps to elect an immoral man to the highest office, then one is merely validating his immorality, lewdness, and depravity," Beck wrote on Facebook. "But it's OK, at least it is not her! Right? No. Lee's call for Trump to step down and withdraw from the race is respectful to him and to the process."

"Trump stepping down does not guarantee a Clinton win, but it does guarantee that the Republican Party still stands for something, still allows its members to maintain their own self-respect and that it still has a future."

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Glenn Beck has abandoned Donald Trump and appeared to be moving toward Hillary Clinton in an interview aired by "Vice News Tonight," and according to his Facebook page. But he said he can't pull the trigger on voting for her.
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