Beck (as I was in the primaries) was a huge supporter of Ted Cruz. Beck constantly bashed Trump through the primaries and continued right up to the general election. For the first year of the Trump presidency he continued to be a Never Trumper.
However, in recent months I noticed that Beck was not saying as much about Trump.
I happened to tune into his show last Friday when I was on my way to an appointment and I hardly could believe what I was hearing. Glenn Beck was fully on the Trump Train.
Never Trump No More?
What caused this transformation?
Beck stated that he had laughed at Trump's promises during the campaign thinking they were like any other "political promises" we have come to expect. The candidate says one thing but when it comes to governing we see something altogether different.
Beck explained that has not been the case with Trump. He is actually delivering on what he said he would do. Many candidates (especially so-called conservatives) have stated they were going to do something if elected but then lacked the political courage to actually follow through.
Beck cited the move of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as a prime example. Others have said they wanted to do this but never followed through. And Trump has done it quickly. It did not involve a 7 year construction plan. The embassy has already moved.
He did it.
Trump said that he was going to get the United States out of the Paris climate accord.
He did it.
Trump said that he was going to decimate ISIS.
He did it.
Trump said that he was going to push for a big tax cut.
He did it.
Trump said he was going to substantially lower the tax on the repatriation of foreign profits.
He did it.
Trump said he was going to renegotiate NAFTA.
He has both Mexico and Canada at the negotiating table.
Trump said he was going to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
He did it.
Trump said he would not sign the TPP trade deal that the Obama administration negotiated.
He did not sign it and threatened tariffs on Chinese goods. This weekend the Chinese indicated they were going to "significantly increase" their purchases of American goods and services in order to reduce its $375 billion trade surplus with the United States.
Trump said he would cut two regulations for every new regulation.
He did better than that in his first year. He cut 22 regulations for every new regulation.
Trump said that he would appoint conservative judges to the federal courts.
He appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and in his term thus far he has had 21 of his federal circuit court judicial appointments confirmed by the Senate. In a little over a year in the job, Trump has now appointed one out of every eight Circuit Court judges that is on the bench. No President in modern times has had so many judges confirmed in such a short period of time.
Trump said that he would get North Korea to the negotiating table to do something about their nuclear arsenal.
He is scheduled to meet with Kim Jung Un in June about the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Glenn Beck cited many of these examples and stated that he could not ignore the facts. Donald Trump is not an ordinary politician. He has accomplished things and kept promises that Beck thought were simply impossible. Beck stated that he simply could no longer ignore what the man had done. He also could not stand by and see how unfairly the media had covered these accomplishments.
Do you remember all of the talk during the campaign and leading up to Trump taking office of how Democrats told everyone that we should be in fear of what Trump would do as President?
I wrote at the time that the there was only one real fear the Democrats really had about Trump......
that he would be successful.
This might explain why are seeing the Democrats, the media and the deep state becoming more unhinged by the day.
They see the mounting successes of Trump.
They see the economy improving and unemployment declining.
They see the rising approval ratings.
They see Kanye West saying good things about Trump.
They see Never Trumpers like Beck throwing in the towel.
They see the margin the Democrats had in the Congressional generic ballot getting smaller day by day. In fact, the Reuters poll out today has the GOP up 6 points. In April, the Democrats were up by 10 points!
They see the investigation of Trump beginning to become an investigation of the FBI and the Deep
State rather than Trump.
All of this seems to be having an effect.
The Democrats and Deep State seem to get more desperate by the day. Their entire world is being turned upside down. They told everyone that Trump would be a disaster. Every day that passes with another Trump success destroys that narrative. Instead of more "Never Trumpers" we are seeing more voters who are seeing what is happening with their own eyes. There are more Glenn Beck's out there and that has to really scare the Democrats and the Deep State.
Since Trump first gained the GOP nomination they have been determined to find something or do something to drive Trump from office. There is not much they have not thrown at him over the last two years. I am still amazed that Trump is not only standing but succeeding. It would not surprise me to see the attacks get even more ferocious in the coming weeks.
Desperate people do desperate things.
Keep all of this in mind as we look for what might be next.
We live in interesting... and dangerous... times.