Glenn Beck is a smart man. There, I said it. A lot of people don’t think so. He’s been run out of some political circles entirely for reasons we don’t full understand. But none of that takes away from the fact that he’s a brilliant political mind and can realize when something major is about to happen.
With that being said, Glenn Beck has successfully shown the world what it takes to be a political pundit while adapting to a new space. Now, he resides at The Blaze and can talk about pretty much anything he wants without having a corporate ladder of people breathing down his neck. This newfound freedom has him saying incredible things.
And what he’s just said maybe his most controversial considering how big an opponent he is to Donald Trump.
Glenn Beck, one of Donald Trump’s most vocal opponents – and a steadfast Ted Cruz for president kind of guy – nonetheless pushed aside personal preferences to predict on his most recent Blaze-product broadcast the billionaire businessman would, in the end, win and become the next commander in chief of America.
“I’m going to make a prediction about Donald Trump,” he said, on the Glenn Beck Program. “I could say he’s going to be the nominee of the Republican Party. But I think that’s obviously a foregone conclusion. Here’s my prediction and I stand by it: Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States.”
Beck said likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton carried too much baggage to become the next president – or, as he was credited as stating it on GlennBeck.com: “Clinton is such a flawed candidate that his shoe or a rock could beat her.”
He went on to say that Trump could beat Hillary in a head-to-head battle.
“The key to success here is star power,” he said. “And somebody from the outside that is going to shake things up.”
The prediction is in stark contrast to Beck’s earlier claims that Clinton could beat Trump handily in a face-to-face match-up. So why the sudden switch?
“After looking at the exit polls last night,” he said, according to GlennBeck.com, “I believe the number … was 30 percent of Democrats that said they will cross over and vote for Donald Trump. Ten percent, probably maybe, maybe 20 percent will just stay home and they’ll say, ‘It doesn’t matter.’ But if you can get 30 percent … that shows how weak of a candidate [Clinton] is.”
This is a smart call. Beck is just running the numbers and he’s seeing it like we are. Trump will be the next POTUS, hands down.