Glenn sat down for a lengthy interview Monday on CNN’s “New Day” with Chris Cuomo. Following the weekend endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz for president, Cuomo focused much of the conversation on Glenn's reason for choosing Cruz over Trump. Glenn had no problem explaining why Cruz's constitutional principles are needed more than the potential continued abuse of executive power.
"We need a constitutional restraint on the executive branch," Beck said. "And Donald Trump I really truly believe is a very dangerous man."
Glenn supported his belief by pointing to a hypothetical statement made by Trump that he could "go onto Fifth Avenue and shoot people" without losing a vote---a concerning sentiment, to say the least.
While understanding the anger galvanizing voters in 2016, Glenn reminded Cuomo that the role of the Constitution is to "temper" the mood of the nation.
"We don't change with the mood of the country. That is the problem with our country right now. The Constitution is to anchor us in principles that help temper the mood of the country."
He added that Cruz's background as a lawyer and experience with the Constitution would provide a valuable check on executive power.
Later, Cuomo---brother of the current Democratic governor of New York and son of the past Democratic governor of New York---asked Glenn if he'd played a role in the rise of Donald Trump.
“Is there a little bit of reap-what-you-sow in some of this with the GOP, that engendering an oppositional mode towards government, in ratcheting up negativity as a mainline discourse, you wound up somewhat birthing Donald Trump?” Cuomo asked.
National Review's Jim Geraghty wrote a great response---Wait, How Did Glenn Beck Help Create Donald Trump?---to Cuomo's odd accusation, asking "How does a television show host who’s obsessed with the Founding Fathers beget a political figure who is post-Constitutional?"
In response to Glenn's endorsement of Cruz, Trump responded in typical form on Twitter.
"Word is that crying @GlennBeck left the GOP and doesn't have the right to vote in the Republican primary. Dumb as a rock," Trump tweeted over the weekend.
Featured Image: Screenshot of Glenn Beck on CNN's "News Day" with Chris Cuomo, January 25, 2016.