TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck says he was wrong to apologize for calling former President Barack Obama “racist.” “This president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture… This guy is, I believe, a racist,” Beck said in 2009. He has since apologized for that remark, saying hat Obama “made [him] a better man.” Now, he says he was wrong.
In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Beck says that his numerous apologies to Obama over the years were absolutely the wrong thing to do.
“I take my apology back. I was exactly right, and I even stated it right. You are a racist if you believe in critical race theory,” Beck said. “If you think that what Dr. Martin Luther King said, that he envisions a country that is seeing people for the content of their character and not their color, if you if think that’s wrong, then yes, you are a racist.”
Beck’s remarks follow an Obama interview with Anderson Cooper, where the former President accused conservative outlets of using race and racism to profit. “There are certain right-wing media venues, for example, that monetize and capitalize on stoking the fear and resentment of a white population that is witnessing a changing America and seeing demographic changes,” Obama said in the interview. “And do everything they can to give people a sense that their way of life is threatened and that people are trying to take advantage of them.”
“What are we going to do about climate change, what are we going to do about—lo and behold, the biggest single most important issue to them apparently right now is critical race theory,” Obama said. “Who knew that was the threat to our republic?”
Watch it below: