Conservative radio host Glenn Beck called Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump Jr.: 'We were spoiled in the right way' 'Trump' tackled over lewd comments in Funny or Die spoof PA GOP files lawsuit over election day poll watchers MORE a "son of a bitch," and panned his performance in Thursday night's GOP presidential debate.
On his Friday broadcast, Beck argued that the GOP front-runner was a "big loser" in the first showdown between Republican candidates.
“This guy will be Barack Obama times 10 with enemy lists,” Beck added of Trump’s unpopularity with other Republicans. “[He is] really dangerous.”
Beck admitted that Trump's inclusion produced entertaining political theater, calling it the "best presidential debate" he has ever seen.
“I could watch this as sports [if] my country wasn’t dying,” Beck quipped.
Trump instantly drew boos on Thursday evening by refusing to rule out a 2016 Oval Office bid as an independent.
The outspoken billionaire also clashed with Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly over past derogatory remarks he made about women.
Beck said on Friday that former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina offered the perfect contrast to Trump’s bombast during Thursday’s preliminary debate, involving lower ranked GOP contenders. Fiorina was widely seen as the winner of the undercard debate.
“She’s wicked smart, really well put together, and someone you could see in office and say, ‘Yeah, that could be the president of the United States,’” Beck said of Fiorina.
Beck’s criticism of Trump’s debate performance is notable given that he has repeatedly criticized the media for giving the real estate kingpin attention.
The influential radio star announced late last month that his program was no longer covering Trump during its broadcasts.
“I’m sick of it, so we’re moving on,” said co-host Stu Burguiere on July 23. “I just can’t do another show about it.”
Co-host Pat Gray then described the program as “Now with 100 percent less Donald Trump talk, other than saying we’re 100 percent Trump-free.”
This story was updated at 3:02 p.m.