Coverage by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press and other news outlets that led readers to believe Mr. Trump called all immigrants “animals” was Mr. Beck’s political breaking point this week. The long-time skeptic of Mr. Trump said he is ready to pull the lever for the Republican come 2020.
“If you can drive me to the point to where I say, ‘You know what? I’ve had enough,’ I’ll vote for him in 2020. Gladly I’ll vote for him in 2020 — and not really even on his record, which we’ll talk about here in a second, is pretty damn amazing. But if you can drive me to the point to where I’ll wear one of these stupid red hats, I’m telling you you’re making a gigantic mistake — and I welcome it,” Mr. Becksaid.
The Blaze’s captain said he was stunned by organizations that simply deleted tweets when public outcry become too much to ignore.
“So what did you do yesterday? What did you do after you said, ‘Oh, Donald Trump hates all immigrants. Look what he said. He called them all animals.’ You just deleted the tweets,” Mr. Beck exclaimed. “You deleted them. And then you have the audacity to furthering the conversation on, ‘well, you know, even if he did mean that they’re not animals. Shut up. Shut up! If those animals took your daughter and did what they’ve done to other Americans’ daughters, you’d call them an animals. And if they’re not animals then I don’t know what is.”
AP has deleted a tweet from late Wednesday on Trump’s “animals” comment about immigrants because it wasn’t made clear that he was speaking after a comment about gang members....