Glenn Beck has been consistently opposed to Donald Trump and at war with Breitbart throughout the 2016 campaign. Now, the conservative pundit is declaring himself to be a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.
As part of a piece on Beck in this week’s New Yorker, Beck told reporter Nicholas Schmidle that he credits President Barack Obama, whom he once called a racist, with opening him up to new perspective on race to the point where he is now supporting Black Lives Matter.
“I did a lot of freaking out about Barack Obama.” Beck said. But, he added, “Obama made me a better man.”
“There are things unique to the African-American experience that I cannot relate to,” Beck said. “I had to listen to them.”
TheBlaze founder doubled down on his critique of Trump, attacking his mental fitness to be Commander-in-Chief.
“This guy is dangerously unhinged,” he said. “And, for all the things people have said about me over the years, I should be able to spot dangerously unhinged.”
Read the full piece here, via The New Yorker.
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UPDATE 4:12 p.m.
Reps for Glenn Beck have asked for a correction from The New Yorker. Beck contends that he never said he supports Black Lives Matter.
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