Glenn Beck Just Tried to Claim Donald Trump Is One of the Last 'Male Role Models' and It Did Not End Well

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Right wing talk show host Glenn Beck detested then-Candidate Donald Trump in 2016, actively campaigning against him. Now, just over two years into Donald Trump's presidency, Beck has changed his tune last May and, judging from his recent comments on masculinity in America, he's gone full MAGA.

During a conversation with fellow BlazeTV host Pat Gray, Beck began his tirade by lamenting that there were no longer any male role models, save for James Bond.


"There are no examples of men being men," Beck said. "James Bond. That's it. A Movie. There's no male role models. Would you agree with that?" Pat Gray agreed.

He then brought his point to Donald Trump:

So Donald Trump: here’s a guy who marries a supermodel, is like, ‘Yeah, I can make it with any model I want.’ He’s over the top, but he fights back, he doesn’t flinch... he is the almost cartoon of an alpha dog. You know what I mean? And I think because we have taken alpha dogs and shot them all, when he comes to the table there’s a lot of guys that are out there goin’ ‘Damn right!’

You can watch the video here.

It's interesting that Beck suggests "making it" with a supermodel and being an "alpha dog," are examples of model masculinity. This may explain why—in the world of Barack Obama, Beto O'Rourke, Colin Kaepernick and others—Beck thinks there are no positive examples of masculinity. From the views he expressed on BlazeTV, it seems his idea of an exemplary man is any heterosexual man who objectifies women and communicates in grunts.

People were quick to point out that Beck couldn't have been more wrong.

Many noticed something new about Beck's look as well.

Since he was last relevant, he's grown a beard. Some couldn't resist drawing comparisons to someone else he might consider an 'alpha dog.'

However, a beard is less harmful to viewers than hailing the man who bragged about grabbing women by their private parts as the paragon of positive masculinity. Do better.

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