We all know what Ted Cruz really meant when he said Donald Trump "embodies New York values" on the Howie Carr Show---and it had nothing to do with 9/11. That didn't stop Donald Trump from using 9/11 in a cheap way during last night's GOP debate in South Carolina.
"For Donald Trump to play that card was a despicable slap in the face to 9/11," Glenn said Friday on The Glenn Beck Program.
Instead of challenging Cruz's intent---that Donald Trump represents progressive liberal views---the real estate mogul went to the hallowed ground of 9/11.
"The people in New York fought and fought and fought, and we saw more death and even the smell of death, nobody understood it, and it was with us for months---the smell, the air---and we rebuilt downtown Manhattan," said Trump. "And everybody in the world watched and everybody in the world loved New York and New Yorkers. And I have to tell you that was a very insulting statement that Ted made."
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During the debate, Cruz put into context the true intent behind his words.
"There are many, many wonderful, wonderful working men and women in the state of New York," said Cruz. "But everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal, are pro-abortion, are pro-gay marriage, [and] focus around money and the media."
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Sensible people know the tragedy of 9/11 has absolutely nothing to do with New York values. However, the mainstream media---who jumped on Rudi Guiliani during the 2008 campaign for using 9/11---have rallied around Trump, crucifying Ted Cruz in the process.
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:
GLENN: Welcome back to the program. Glad you're here. Let me go to Taylor. Hi, Taylor, you're on the Glenn Beck Program. Welcome.
CALLER: Hey, there. I thought Ted Cruz did a marvelous last night. But I want to call out Fox News and people like Andrea Tantaros that tweet out these pictures of the New York firefighters and the flagpole. We all know what Ted Cruz meant. He wasn't bashing first responders with New York values. Everyone knows and knew exactly what he meant. It's just too bad that Fox News has to play into this hand. They know what he meant. I'm on board with you now. I'm dumping Fox News. Total insult at Ted. It was a huge disappointment to see that.
STU: There's a lot of, well, I like New York and Donald likes New York, therefore, as the media I'm going to praise him for that.
PAT: It's so ridiculous. New York elected a communist mayor, that's what he's saying.
PAT: A guy who went and visited and donated to the Sandinistas when we were at war with them in the '80s! Come on. He's a communist.
GLENN: He's a communist. The guy they elected as mayor of New York is a communist, and everybody knows it. And for Donald Trump to play that card was a despicable slap in the face to 9/11.
PAT: Jeez. Are you kidding me? What does 9/11 have to do with the values of -- nothing. Zero.
STU: They're obviously good people in New York. Was Ted Cruz saying there's not good people in New York?
STU: I'm critical of the way they mourned that tragedy. That's not what Ted Cruz was saying. What he was saying is they're really, really liberal. And it's his way I think of saying that Donald Trump is also really, really liberal without saying it.
GLENN: Everybody knows it. And the fact that the media is all standing behind and saying -- and, Taylor, you're exactly right. That the media is coming out and saying, "Donald Trump is exactly right on it."
PAT: No, he wasn't.
GLENN: They're all praising him. It's because they're all liberal.
STU: In New York.
GLENN: They all think like that in New York. They all think that way in New York. It's really amazing. I don't know who won that one. Because to me, I thought it was shameful. It was -- I can't believe that George Bush would use a picture of him in Air Force One on 9/11. Using that as a -- that's exactly what that was.
PAT: Oh, it's worse.
GLENN: Oh, yeah.
PAT: He's talking about the smell of death. 9/11 because Ted Cruz brought up the New York attitude. Because he's talking about the people who elect communists. Come on. Oh, man.
GLENN: I would like to see the dial test on that. Because I don't think there's a conservative out there that was on the fence that thought Donald Trump won that.
STU: The media really says he won.
GLENN: The media really loves him on that.
STU: Not only did they attack him and say don't use 9/11, it's absolutely wrong. But they also did it to Rudy Giuliani. Why is the media picking Donald Trump as the one guy who can use 9/11?
GLENN: They hate Ted Cruz.
Featured Image: Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) participate in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center on January 14, 2016 in North Charleston, South Carolina. The sixth Republican debate is held in two parts, one main debate for the top seven candidates, and another for three other candidates lower in the current polls. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)