- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Conservative talk radio host and Ted Cruz surrogate Glenn Beck said Wednesday that supporters of Donald Trump are “rude, vile, nasty” people similar to Adolf Hitler’s gang of Nazi “Brownshirts.”

“There is a storm coming of biblical proportions, a storm coming beyond your recognition,” The Blaze founder warned in a blog post on his personal website. “When the economy collapses, when our currency is worth toilet paper, who do you want, who do you want handling our nation? You want somebody who has divide us, who is grooming Brownshirts?”

Mr. Beck’s comments come after Mr. Trump crashed his pro-Cruz speech on Tuesday in Nevada, causing him to wrap it up early. Mr. Trump later said he didn’t interrupt the speech intentionally, but said the radio host is “boring” and “not a good guy to listen to” anyway.

“I was at the caucus last night,” Mr. Beck said. “I had never seen anything like it. These Trump supporters were beyond recognition as anything I’ve ever seen — rude, vile, nasty.

“I don’t want to say all of them. But there’s enough of them,” he added. “And the ones that I met that were nice, I don’t how you can stand in the same room with them. I don’t know if you look — how do you look at those people and say, ‘Wait a minute. That’s what my guy is encouraging.’”

Mr. Beck went on to say that Super Tuesday is America’s “last chance” to come out in support of Mr. Cruz.

“Everybody is making this about politics,” he wrote. “Everybody thinks I’m sitting here talking about Ted Cruz because, I don’t know, I get money from Ted Cruz, and I just don’t like Donald Trump because I was in his office asking him for money, or whatever the hell his excuse his. I’m not standing for Ted Cruz. I’m standing for the Constitution of the United States of America. I’m standing for the principles we all swore to each other, to our families, and to ourselves on September 11th, we would never forget.”

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