Glenn Beck: Trump will beat Clinton, become president
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Glenn Beck is predicting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE will beat Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts report Warner attempted to talk to dossier author Poll: Nearly half of Iowans wouldn’t vote for Trump in 2020 Rubio on Warner contact with Russian lobbyist: It’s ‘had zero impact on our work’ MORE to become the next president.

“Here’s my prediction, and I stand by it: Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States,” Beck said Wednesday on his radio show, according to a transcript on his website. "And I don’t think there’s any way around it. I believe Donald Trump will beat Hillary Clinton.

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“And here’s why: Hillary Clinton is such a flawed candidate. I’ve said this for a long time. My shoe would beat Hillary Clinton, right? Anything — a rock would beat Hillary Clinton.”

Beck said Trump’s celebrity would attract enough supporters from outside the GOP to make up for the loss of conservatives who have joined the Never Trump movement.

“The key to success here is star power. And somebody from the outside that is going to shake things up," Beck said.

“After looking at the [West Virginia] exit polls last night … I believe the number was 30 percent of Democrats that said they will cross over and vote for Donald Trump,” he added.

“But if you can get 30 percent — when was the last time you ever saw a poll that said that 5 percent of Democrats would vote for a Republican? Certainly not 30 percent in an exit poll that say they would cross over. That just shows how weak of a candidate [Clinton] is.”

Beck said Trump's popularity has little to do with the Tea Party.

“Those people who are supporting Donald Trump are, most of them, who have been on the bandwagon before, are not constitutionalists, not people who actually believed in the principles of the Tea Party,” said Beck, who supported Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSasse statement: Trump nominee who spread conspiracy theories has a ‘tinfoil hat’ Coalition of 44 groups calls for passage of drug pricing bill For the sake of our democracy, politicians must stop bickering MORE (R-Texas) for president before Cruz ended his campaign last week.

“Some of them were Tea Party goers, but they have been so badly beaten and disenfranchised by the GOP, by the entire government, by culture, that they just want somebody to stop the madness.”

Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersTrump has declared war on our climate — we won’t let him win Stock slide bites boastful Trump, but rising wages great for GOP Millions should march on DC to defeat Trump Republicans MORE defeated Clinton on Tuesday in the West Virginia Democratic presidential primary.

Exit polls showed that 47 percent of Sanders’s supporters in the state would vote for Trump over Clinton in a general election.