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Donald Trump spectacularly trolls Glenn Beck, crashes his pro-Ted Cruz Nevada caucus speech live on air

Sadly, Beck's tears weren't caught on camera but he did lash out & compare Trump voters to Hitler's Brownshirts


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Sophia Tesfaye
February 24, 2016 6:55PM (UTC)

Glenn Beck is certainly in the throes of a living nightmare, finding his impassioned speech to Republican Nevada caucus goers Tuesday night suddenly interrupted by the rolling thunderstorm that is Donald Trump.

Trump crashed the Nevada caucus location at which the conservative talk show host was speaking Tuesday night on behalf of his preferred candidate, Texas Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz.

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Trump had earlier tweeted that he would be “at various caucus sites” throughout Nevada on Tuesday, but didn’t specify where. It was not clear if Trump knew beforehand that Beck was speaking at the location when he made his entrance.

At the time, MSNBC was broadcasting a live look at the caucus site, Palo Verde High School in Summerlin.

“Donald Trump has just walked into this location,” an MSNBC reporter said on-air, noting Beck was still “speaking on behalf of Ted Cruz.”

MSNBC carried Trump's brief apperance live while Beck was ignored. 

"This is an honor," Trump said as he addressed the raucous crowd that rushed to him. "Thank you for being with me tonight. We are going to have hopefully a historic night. In New Hampshire it was an amazing win. As you know, South Carolina. Unbelievable. Hopefully this will be the same. I appreciate everybody being here. I wanted to be here myself."

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Trump then launched into his basic stump speech: "Our borders are going to be strong. We're going to get rid of Obamacare. We're getting rid of Common Core. We're going to take care of our veterans, our military... we're going to make it big and strong. We're going to be respected again."

"Get over there and vote!" Trump instructed the crowd.

Trump went on to wallop Cruz in the caucuses, beating the third place finisher by more than 20 percentage points. 

According to Beck's The Blaze, the right-wing media mogul complained about the Nevada caucuses shortly after leaving, calling the caucuses "scary and sad" and blasting Trump supporters as "some of the nastiest people I have ever been with."

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On Facebook, Beck continued to lash out Trump voters, comparing them to Hitler's "brown shirts

Trump supporters are brown shirts. Some of them will end in jail.Dana from the blaze is receiving death threats and...

Posted by Glenn Beck on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Watch the moment Trump crashed Beck's party, via Politico:

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Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's Deputy Politics Editor and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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