Glenn Beck slams Hannity, Coulter for supporting Donald Trump: "These are smart people. What am I missing?"

Beck doubled down late Thursday night, questioning the motives of many "big-name" conservatives

Published August 14, 2015 6:30PM (EDT)

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Glenn Beck, the right-wing con artist, who previously slammed Donald Trump for being "the biggest flaming [ass] that you could possibly imagine," doubled down late Thursday night in a Facebook post, asking any poor soul who would listen why "big-name" conservatives were pledging their support to the GOP presidential candidate.

Beck went on to question the motives behind a few of these "big names" -- Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh he rattled off, in order -- noting: “I get it if you are tired of politicians, a republican progressive, or you are only about winning."

"Perhaps you are angry and you just want to make someone pay or just want something done and you don’t care how it gets done, but what PRINCIPLES does he have that they are attracted to?” he continued.

Beyond just their public stature, Beck also called their intellect into question, asking: "These are smart people. What am I missing? Just based on his favorability ratings he could never win in a general. Research shows that he may be near his ceiling now."

The right-wing radio host proceeded to dish a detailed list of all the things he didn't understand about Trump:

He is part of the problem when he by his own admission, buys politicians; he said he identifies his "policies more as a democrat"; he makes President Obama look truly humble; he was very pro abortion until very recently; he still says "don't defund planned parenthood"; he is pro "assault weapon ban"; he is in favor of a wealth tax that would just "take money out of people's bank accounts"; he is for boots on the ground in Iraq and 'taking the oil' from the Iraqi people; he is a progressive 'republican'; he says single payer health care works; he said he would give people more than just Obama care; the First Lady would be the first to have posed nude in lesbian porno shots; he said that he keeps all the bibles he is given in a "special place" out side the city - and he only goes to church on Christmas and Easter; he is generally not a likable guy; he has around 16% favorability with Hispanics and he has gone bankrupt 4 times.

Read the full post here via Facebook.

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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