Conservative talker Glenn Beck was on "The Charlie Rose Show" Monday, and he discussed his view of the 2016 general election. The first question Rose asked was whether the general election was already over. Beck noted, "I've been wrong about Donald Trump and his performance almost every step of the way," before going on to say that he wasn't counting Trump out yet.
Beck did say that it would be difficult for him to see Trump winning the election, saying, "I can't see it," but he frankly admitted that "people are in a different place than even I thought they would be. They're, they're frustrated, they feel like nobody's listened to them, they've been feeling this way since I think George W. Bush."
Beck stated that President Barack Obama's disregard for voters in flyover country was one of the major contributing factors in the rise of Trump:
Under Obama, the right really felt like nobody was listening, that nobody cared, that nobody understood. Poking, prodding, accusing them of being violent or racist when they just wanted to be heard. What's happened is Donald Trump has tapped into this, and he has taken the small number of people on the alt-right that are racist and they have energized this movement. I think that people are in a position now where, unfortunately, some want to burn the whole thing down. I don't know how it's gonna play out.