Glenn Beck: Trump ‘another Republican who said stuff and didn't mean it’

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck on Thursday ripped President TrumpDonald John TrumpAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments What coronavirus teaches us for preventing the next big bio threat MORE’s recent policy reversals, saying Trump "looks like another Republican who said stuff and didn't mean it."

The president this week flipped to new positions on four different policy issues, backing off of campaign promises on the usefulness of NATO, whether to label China a currency manipulator, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and the Export-Import Bank.

“Tonight, at least, it looks like the president is on the verge of beginning to look like another Republican who said stuff, didn’t mean it and turned into Reince Priebus or Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan says he disagrees with Romney's impeachment vote Trump doubles down on Neil Cavuto attacks: 'Will he get the same treatment as' Shep Smith? Trump lashes out at Fox News coverage: 'I won every one of my debates' MORE, and that’s not good,” Beck told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, referring to the White House chief of staff and Speaker of the House, respectively.


Beck opposed Trump throughout the campaign, supporting Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThis week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Democrats: It's Trump's world, and we're just living in it On The Trail: Bernie Sanders and the paradox of choice MORE (R-Texas) during the GOP presidential primary and briefly considering backing Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina President Trump's assault on checks and balances: Five acts in four weeks Schiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again' MORE in the general election before deciding not to support either major-party candidate. 

In October, Beck told Time magazine that backing Trump would not be moral.

"The Donald Trump mentality, which is the alt-right, this vicious, angry, make-them-pay, fall-in-line-or-you’ll-pay-for-it, that mentality is not going away,” Beck said at the time. “He will play to a very small crowd of rabid fans.”

But Beck seemed pleasantly surprised with Trump's new direction in his Thursday interview.

"My worst nightmare was that the president would ... go down this populist 'burn it to the ground' ideology," said Beck.

"The good news is he's not going that way."

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, after months of scathing criticism of the president, similarly said Thursday that Trump "is finally doing what we've been hoping" in terms of the policy and posture changes.