Glenn Beck: ‘Obama Made Me A Better Man’
Glenn Beck appears to be a changed man. A few weeks ago, the conservative pundit shocked the world when he defended Black Lives Matter.
Now, Beck is crediting President Obama for his “change” in view. Early into Obama’s presidency, Beck said he did “a lot of freaking out” about him. He also referred to Obama as “the devil.”
But now, he’s actually thanking the commander-in-chief for his growth in perceptions when it comes to African-Americans.
In a recent New Yorker article, the Fox News alum made the following statement:
“Obama made me a better man,” he said. “There are things unique to the African-American experience that I cannot relate to,” he said. “I had to listen to them.”
Beck’s remarks are a far cry from his previous statements. In the past, Beck has referred to the president as a “racist,” and even accused the Baltimore riots following the death of Freddie Gray of being “staged.”
In addition to his newfound admiration for the president and Black America, Beck recently praised Michelle Obama for her clapback speech following Donald Trump’s “grab her by the p***y” comments.
Beck hailed Mrs. Obama’s speech as “The most effective political speech I have heard since Ronald Reagan.”
“She didn’t say, ‘The government should do X, Y, or Z.’ She said, ‘We, ‘Us’—without a political party. … It had to do with ‘Who are you as a human being?’ ‘How do you view women?’ Brilliant speech,” he said. “That was a moment that transcended all political thought.”