Glenn Beck said Monday that he’s never regretted giving anybody a gift as much as he regrets what he gave to former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: an extremely rare, first-edition copy of George Washington’s farewell address.

“I was trying to cement in his mind, ‘You have run an honorable race. I don’t agree with you on everything. But please understand the time that we’re in, and if you win, you have to be George Washington,’” Beck explained on his radio program. “‘You have to be a guy who understands the principles.’”

Glenn Beck speaks on his radio program April 21, 2014 about a gift he gave Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

Glenn Beck speaks on his radio program April 21, 2014 about a gift he gave Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

Beck said Washington’s farewell address tackles “everything that’s wrong with the country right now,” and we would be a country “pulled back from the brink” if we paid attention to it.

“I gave it to [Romney's] son and I said, ‘This is my personal copy,” Beck continued.

“They’re really rare and expensive, and I never even got a thank-you note,” Beck said, shaking his head. “Never even got a thank-you note. Pisses me off to this day.”

Beck said he once saw a tweet of Ann Romney reading the rare document, but that doesn’t really count as a “thank you.” He also said he would’ve preferred to see her husband reading it.

“But really, who am I mad at?” Beck concluded with a sigh. “It’s not Mitt. It’s me.”

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