Speaking on his TV program this Friday, Glenn Beck took a slight detour from his rhetoric of the last decade, and gave First Lady Michelle Obama some guarded yet enthusiastic praise.
Referring to the speech Obama recently gave that slammed GOP nominee Donald Trump’s apparent predatory nature with women, Beck said that is was “the most effective political speech I have heard since Ronald Reagan.”
But Beck was also upset that the Republican party would put itself in the position where the party of the Clintons could claim the moral high ground.
“It connected,” Beck said of the First Lady’s speech. “Whether you like to believe it or not, whether I want to believe it or not, it connected and it was powerful.”
Beck seemed to suggest that where there was no “war on women” before, Trump has given Democrats a reason to confirm their claims.
“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,” Beck continued. “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. They are talking about how crippled women are and it’s time you have a protector. Oh my gosh, the conservatives, it’s probably too late, it’s probably too late for you to regain credibility.”
All this comes on the heels of Beck taking to his Facebook page this Saturday to argue that making sure Donald Trump is not elected president should be the nation’s priority, even if it means electing Hillary Clinton, who, according to Beck, is a “moral, ethical choice.”
Watch the video below, via Right Wing Watch: