Radio host Glenn Beck tarred Donald Trump supporters on Tuesday as racists who lied about their tea-party membership.
“If you were a tea-party person, then you were lying. You were lying. It was about Barack Obama being black. It was about him being a Democrat, because [Trump] is offering you many of the same things, as shallow as the same way,” Beck said, Breitbart reported. “If you said to me that it bothered you about his past, you said to me, ‘Hey, what about his relationship with Jeremiah Wright? What about what he’s done here, here, and here?’ You’re not bothered by this guy, and it’s exactly the same thing.”
His comments come the same day a new NYT/CBS poll shows Trump securing 27 percent of the Republican primary vote.
Beck then went on to warn his listeners of alleged similarities between Trump and Russia’s infamous dictators.
“I cannot understand the Trump thing, and it scares the hell out of me,” Beck said before mentioning the GOP front-runner’s joke about putting his name on a giant wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Breitbart reported.
“[That’s] what a dictator says. I mean, remember, it was Leningrad, and then it was Stalingrad. That’s what dictators do. That’s what dictators do. And we are – if it’s not him, it will be someone else, that steps into that role, if we don’t stop this right now.”
Beck’s comments are also a shot at tea-party members who question the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate. The radio host said Obama sees “birthers” as a “dream come true” in 2010, WND reported at the time.
“I have to tell you, are you working for the Barack Obama administration?” Beck asked one of his callers who questioned Obama’s birth certificate, WND reported Jan. 4, 2010.
“I mean, that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”