Conservative radio host Glenn Beck surprised TheBlaze television personality Tomi Lahren and her guest, radio host Mark Davis on Tuesday when he unexpectedly joined the duo on set to discuss the “never Trump” movement. Lahren and Davis were discussing lingering conservative opposition to Trump, when Davis stated his belief that much of the continued opposition to Trump was ego-driven.
Davis stated, “It’s an odd psychology, because if you show me five never Trumpers, they may have five different reasons, but they have one thing in common. They espouse a certain level of conservatism, but for some reason, Donald Trump freaks them out, and they’ve been unable to put away the self absorption and the narcisissm of their personal gripes with Donald Trump and look at the country that must be saved, and a Hillary Clinton candidacy that must be vanquished.”
Lahren continued, “I gotta say this, some of these never Trumpers, I don’t they’d be happy with anyone outside of George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, I really don’t.”
Davis responded, “Some are professional curmudgeons… and the reason they are curmudgeonly is they think it makes them look wiser… it’s not cool to be approving of any movement, especially not one born of the grassroots. You know, this isn’t good enough for me. I’m higher minded than this. Well, let’s see how that works out for them.”
Perhaps unbeknownst to Davis, Beck — who has been an avid never Trump proponent — had been painting in the next set room in preparation for TheBlaze’s live television coverage for election night. At this point, Beck interrupted Davis and interjected, “this is a hasty generalization of never Trumpers. We’re not all egotistical.”
The panel ended when Davis, who was clearly familiar with Beck, engaged in a back and forth about “never Trump” and Trump supporters:
DAVIS: But what did I say? Show me five, and I’ll show you five different motivations. Show me twenty, and there’ll be twenty more, and one of them will be you.
BECK: You show me the same. The same is for all of us.
LAHREN: The same for the Trump supporters as well.
LAHREN: If there are five different Trump supporters, some of them aren’t great. I’ll be honest with you. You know there are factions on the alt-right in the Trump movement that aren’t great, either. We’ve got a lot of voices, a lot of factions, I will say this: Hillary’s been under investigation, it seems like the Democrats are still all pulling for her, so if there’s one thing we can say from the factions of this movement, it’s that at least we question each other, at least we challenge each other, and we’re probably better for it.
TheBlaze TV will have continuing coverage featuring both Beck and Lahren tonight as the election returns come in.