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Why Glenn Beck Believes Cruz’s Huge RNC Gamble Could Actually Help Him in Long Run


"There is a remarkable thing that happened with Ted Cruz."

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., waves before addressing the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck says that he thinks Texas Sen. Ted Cruz could ultimately benefit from not endorsing Donald Trump in his speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Wednesday night.

“Last night was an amazing night that was a turning point, truly a turning point. There is a remarkable thing that happened with Ted Cruz” Beck, who endorsed Cruz during the GOP primary, said at the start of his radio show Thursday. "I don't know what else you wanted him to say. He said, 'Vote your conscience ... stand for the Constitution."

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

"Stand for the person who will not divide and spread hate, but spread love and understanding," Beck recalled of Cruz's speech.

Co-host Pat Gray said, "And they know that's not Trump. That's why they had to boo him," referring to Trump supporters booing Cruz after he did not specifically endorse the Republican nominee.

Co-host Stu Burguiere offered his take, saying that what Cruz said Wednesday night could actually help him in the long run.

“If Trump wins by 20 points and he’s a great president, I mean, Cruz is done politically, surely," Burguiere said. "But if he doesn’t, who else do you look to that stood up and opposed this man?" Burguiere asked.

"Nobody," Beck said. "Not one person."

"Who else can you find that stood up in front of 30 million people and did one of the most difficult and brave political things you will ever see in your life?” Burguiere continued.

Gray agreed, saying, “And they called him a coward for it. They’re booing him, and he muscles through it."

On Wednesday, a Cruz aide suggested the Texas senator was eyeing a possible 2020 presidential bid.

“He’s 45 years old, and he got second,” Jeff Roe told a group of reporters in Cleveland.

Not long after Cruz's speech, Trump took to Twitter, blasting Cruz for not honoring the pledge to support whoever the Republican nominee was.

“Wow, Ted Cruz got booed off the stage, didn’t honor the pledge! I saw his speech two hours early but let him speak anyway. No big deal!” Trump tweeted.


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