Sep. 27, 2016 1:22am Tré Goins-Phillips
Glenn Beck continued to display buyer’s remorse over his decision to support Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary Monday night following the Texas senator’s praise for Donald Trump immediately after the first presidential debate.
“Really? God help me,” Beck wrote. “I think my head is going to explode.”
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Beck’s comments came after Cruz, who at one time stood unflinchingly opposed to the GOP presidential nominee, wrote on Facebook that tonight’s showdown with Hillary Clinton was Trump’s “strongest debate performance of the election cycle.”
“He drew strong contrasts with Hillary on taxes, regulations, law and order, and the disastrous Iran deal,” Cruz wrote, after saying in August he would not “come like a servile puppy dog” to Trump after he mocked his wife and father.
Cruz surprised the political world last Friday when he endorsed Trump after failing to do so during the Republican National Convention earlier this summer.
As for his own view of the first debate between Trump and Clinton, Beck wrote in his own Facebook post that both candidates “had great moments and unbelievable horror moments.”
“Look at the last 5 minutes of this debate and ask yourself honestly —– these are the two best Americans to lead this Great Country?” the conservative talker wrote. “They both look and act like it is 1985 again. Both politicians are living in a bizarre world where Washington DC power politics is the center of the universe.”
Beck suggested he did not see the “urgency” he would like on the issues based on “what is really happening in the world.” In his view, neither Clinton nor Trump did themselves any favors Monday night.
“I couldn’t even guess who won,” he wrote. “But I will tell you it was the American people and the entire Western world that lost.”
This comes the same day Beck and Cruz went head-to-head over the conservative lawmaker’s flip-flop on Trump.
“Ted, I disagree with you, I disagree with you strongly. But I still respect you as a man,” Beck told Cruz Monday.
“It’s my fault for believing men can actually be George Washington,” the radio show host said after the interview, later suggesting he should have endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio instead.