How many evangelical leaders in the 1990's said they were not electing a pastor-in-chief when it came to Bill Clinton? Answer: None. Now, ask same question about Trump. Following the release of Trump's less-than-Christian remarks about women, evangelical leaders circled the wagons around him, saying he wasn't meant to be pastor-in-chief.
"If you are comfortable with your vote for Donald Trump right now, if you're really comfortable with it, you might want to reconsider some of the things. Because I think we're becoming a nation . . . or, no, I'm sorry . . . I think the GOP has become the party of Bill Clinton," Glenn said Tuesday on his radio program.
Read below or listen to the full segment for answers to these uncomfortable questions:
• Why might Donald Trump voters want to reconsider?
• Why won't Glenn vote for Hillary Clinton?
• Is the GOP now the party of Bill Clinton?
• Will Glenn vote for the lesser of two evils?
• How many evangelical leaders said they weren't electing a pastor-in-chief about Bill Clinton?
Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:
GLENN: So my daughter says to me -- oh, I've already ratted her out now, I guess.
My daughter says to me, "Dad, don't you believe that these things -- don't you believe -- because you've been saying how bad he is, do you have a choice? You have to -- you have to vote."
And I said, "I haven't really considered that." Question with boldness. So I considered it. It took me about all of five minutes.
And what I realized was, "Oh, my gosh. She is so bad. And you know it, Glenn. You know she is so bad, but you think that he is so bad that you will vote or consider voting for somebody who you know is horrible. You know she is horrible. And you'll consider that, just because he's worse? Oh, my gosh." No, because I would sell out all of my principles. I know she's horrible.
Hmm. I would become exactly like those people who have been with Donald Trump from the very beginning, when you had other choices.
And now, the people who are very uncomfortable with their -- if you are comfortable with your vote for Donald Trump right now, if you're really comfortable with it, you might want to reconsider some of the things -- because I think we're becoming a nation -- or, no, I'm sorry. I think we're becoming -- I can't even say we. I think the G.O.P. has become the party of Bill Clinton.
Because everything that was said in defense of Bill Clinton is now being said about Donald Trump.
PAT: Yeah. How many -- how many of these evangelicals said during the '90s, we're not electing a pastor-in-chief. Yeah, that's all --
GLENN: None of them. None of them.
PAT: None of them. Zero.
GLENN: And now they're all saying the very same thing about him.
GLENN: And if you think it's going to magically change if he gets into office, he's going to be more powerful and even more invincible.
PAT: Well, that was my point with this whole -- with the women he was talking about on tape. A celebrity can get away with that?
GLENN: And here's the thing: Bill Clinton was trying to convince us that he atoned for that.
GLENN: That he asked for forgiveness and he worked it out.
PAT: Trump doesn't.
GLENN: Donald Trump doesn't. He's not trying to convince anybody that he had anything to be sorry for or ask forgiveness for in his whole life. He's sorry now because it's hurting his poll numbers. That's the difference.
GLENN: So I rejected Clinton because I know who she is. And I don't want to look at the lesser of two evils.
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