Ted Cruz hints at 2016 run for president on Glenn Beck radio show

It's no secret that Glenn is a big fan of Senator Ted Cruz. But he's not the only one, Cruz has come out on top of two audience polls asking listeners and viewers of The Glenn Beck Program to grade all of the potential GOP nominees. On Thursday, Cruz's office reached out to Glenn's producers and asked if the senator could join the radio show on Friday. No one knew what he was going to say, but speculation quickly turned towards an announcement regarding a run for the White House in 2016.

"This audience loves you, sir, and we would love to now hear your announcement that you have started an exploratory committee, and so go ahead," Glenn said to Cruz.

"Well, Glenn, I have to tell you, I cannot overstate how encouraged I am by the support. There is nobody I would rather march into battle with than the men and women that listen to you every day. Because they're Americans standing up to turn our country around," Cruz said.

"So what I'll say is stay tuned," he added.

But Cruz wasn't done - he quickly outlined his upcoming travel plans to key primary states.

"I will point out, I was in Iowa last weekend. Tomorrow morning, I'm flying to South Carolina. The next day, I'm going to New Hampshire. Those are not necessarily states chosen at random," he said.

"Ted, it sounds to me like you've made an announcement without making an announcement," Glenn said.

After a discussion about the news of the day, Glenn reiterated that he thinks Cruz made an unofficial announcement.

"I think we kind of did hear that here. We'll wait for the official announcement, but we're thrilled," Glenn said. "A huge, I think, announcement here."

Cruz said that if you want to join his grassroots efforts, text the word CONSTITUTION to 33733.

Candace Owens, BLEXIT founder and author of the upcoming book, "Blackout," joined Glenn Beck on Friday's GlennTV for an exclusive interview. available only to BlazeTV subscribers.

Candace dropped a few truth-bombs about the progressive movement and what's happening to the Democratic Party. She said people are practically running away from the left due to their incessant push to dig up dirt on anybody who disagrees with their radical ideology. She explained how -- like China and its "social credit score" -- the left is shaping America into its own nightmarish episode of "Black Mirror."

"This game of making sure that everyone is politically correct is a societal atom bomb. There are no survivors. There's no one that is perfect," Candace said. "The idea that humanity can be perfect is Godless. If you accept that there is something greater than us, then you accept that we a flawed. To be human is to be flawed."

Enjoy this clip from the full episode below:

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Philip Haney, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistleblower during the Obama administration, was found dead near Plymouth, California, on Friday.

Authorities said 66-year-old Haney died from a single gunshot wound to his chest, which was determined to be "self-inflicted." Read more on this here.

Haney was a good friend to Glenn Beck and the program. On radio Monday, Glenn said it's almost impossible for him to believe that the man he knew so well could have taken his own life.

"He was one of the most honorable men I've ever met," Glenn said. "A guy who was willing to put himself in danger. A guy who knew what he was dealing with, knew that he could be killed, or that he would be disappeared, or that he could go to prison. And he was absolutely unafraid. And this is one reason why I know, why I so strongly feel that he didn't kill himself."

Watch this clip to hear Glenn's thoughts as he pays tribute to a true patriot.

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Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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