Glenn Beck, conservative pundit, effectively endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Glenn Beck, conservative pundit, effectively endorses Hillary Clinton for president
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Noted conservative pundit Glenn Beck thinks Donald Trump has gone too far, and now he has implicitly endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, to the shock of many.

"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," Beck wrote in a Facebook post Saturday. "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."

An outspoken Republican and founder of the Blaze, Beck has been vocal about his dislike for Clinton, once calling her a "stereotypical bitch." However, Beck seemed to have a sudden change of heart following the release of audio in which Trump talks of grabbing women "by the pussy." Many have interpreted Beck's post as a tenuous endorsement of Clinton, at least in this particular matchup. 

Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Pennsylvania.
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"The alternative does not offer a moral person the same opportunity," the Facebook post continues. "If one helps to elect an immoral man to the highest office, then one is merely validating his immorality, lewdness and depravity."

Beck also says that Clinton's policies can be blocked once she is in office, and Republicans should not simply vote for Trump so she doesn't get elected.

Beck joins the growing number of prominent Republicans who are distancing themselves from Trump after his predatory comments were leaked. 

Oct. 12, 2016, 5:50 a.m.: In a new post on his website, Beck said he's not endorsing Hillary Clinton, nor will he vote for her. "I am firmly against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as potential presidents of the United States of America," the post reads in part. "I am not endorsing anyone in this presidential cycle. If the election were today, I would vote for Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party — BUT — that is A) not an endorsement and B) subject to change."

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Ashley Edwards is a news editor for Mic covering breaking and trending news. She previously worked at the New York Daily News and PIX11 News.

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