Donald Trump

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.”

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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.”

But there’s more, Beck said.

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“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?

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“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.”

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