During a campaign speech Wednesday, Republican hopeful Donald Trump seemingly took a swipe at TheBlaze and Glenn Beck, referencing the results of its post-debate poll, which showed the GOP frontrunner in first place at the time he mentioned it.
"TheBlaze — well he doesn't like me very much, that's OK, who cares, I don't even know who he is — 38 percent. That's not bad, it's my lowest one," the real estate magnate said in Mesa, Arizona.
It seems likely that the "he" Trump was referring to in his comments is TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck. Both Beck and Trump have had public policy disagreements since the billionaire entered the race in June. In fact, Trump responded to Beck's negative comments on Twitter in October, referring to the radio personality as "wacky" and "irrelevant."
TheBlaze as a news organization doesn’t support or oppose any candidate. Blaze TV hosts and contributing writers in the opinion section often express their personal views — some have been critical of Trump, others have expressed strong support for the Republican frontrunner.
The tally for TheBlaze post-debate poll showed Trump in second place, with 36 percent of the vote, at the time of publication. First place went to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with 39 percent. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was third with 12 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was fourth with 5 percent and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was fifth with 3 percent.
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