Media personality Glenn Beck joined Republicans and Democrats to condemn Donald Trump and remarks that the GOP candidate made ten years ago that were revealed in a video released on October 7 by the Washington Post. The audio revealed that Trump spoke of seeking to seduce women and also using lewd language in referring to them. Trump has apologized for the decade-old remarks, while wife Melania has asked the American people to accept the apology for his “indefensible” remarks. 
On Facebook, Beck wrote, "It is not acceptable to ask a moral, dignified man to cast his vote to help elect an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity." He wrote, "If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice."
Beck argued that if Clinton is indeed elected next month that her policies and initiatives can be thwarted through normal, legal, and “moral” channels. This can be done, he wrote, without electing Trump, who he described as being well-known for his "immorality, lewdness and depravity."
Becke wrote, "Trump stepping down does not guarantee a Clinton win, but it does guarantee that the Republican Party still stands for something, still allows." he wrote.
In his posts, Beck said that Trump is the "Right's Anthony Weiner," in a reference to a disgraced Democrat of New York who resigned his seat in the House of Representatives after the media broadcast photographs of his genitals that he allegedly sent to a woman via the internet. Beck was once a vocal supporter of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's failed campaign in the Republican primary, but later apologized to his radio show listeners for endorsing Cruz after the latter announced his support for Trump.
Numerous Republicans have called on Trump to step down, while some are suggesting his running mate, Gov. Mike Pence, should run in his stead. It is not clear whether such a change is possible at this stage in the race.
Beck is facing lawsuits, falling listenership, and millions of dollars in losses to his media empire. He was a strong supporter of Cruz, and also a severe critic of Trump.




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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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