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Coming up Friday evening at 9, Piers Morgan vacates his own New York studio, as CNN colleague S.E. Cupp cozies up to his desk, and gets comfortable in his chair, taking a turn as the program's guest host.
Normally accustomed to the early evening hours, tomorrow will see Cupp perform in primetime, as she welcomes Glenn Beck for an hour-long, face to face interview.
Colleagues at TheBlaze TV, Beck and Cupp spend much of their time talking politics, and the conversation quickly jumps ahead to 2016 and the next general election.
"Let me ask you about the real world. Chris Christie is the real world," begins Cupp, referencing a man many assume will make a run for Washington and the nation's highest office.
Beck, suffice it to say, will not be backing the Garden State governor:
"No, Chris Christie is a fat nightmare," blurts Beck. "He is a nightmare."
Even as Cupp lists Christie's strengths, including the fact that he currently leads Democratic favorite Hillary Clinton in the Quinnipiac national poll, Beck maintains his position:
"Don't care ... don't care ... don't care," Beck exclaims, before categorizing Christie in a way that contradicts his own political positions. "He's not a conservative. He's a progressive ... have you ever looked into his, uh, nightmare of global warming?"
In addition to environmental issues, the conservative television and radio host also has concerns with Christie's stance on guns, and assumes his interviewer – and fellow Republican – agrees:
"You should be well aware of where he stands on guns," he says. "Are you comfortable with that?"
Cupp admits to agreeing with her guest:
"I'm not, no."
So, if Christie isn't Beck's pick to lead his party, who then would he like to see representing the red states in three years time?
"I don't know, because I don't trust any of them," he says, before Cupp moves to the Republican's rising star:
"You like Ted Cruz a lot," she asks.
Beck, in fact, does like the junior senator from Texas:
"I like Ted Cruz a lot."
However, viewed as a long shot, and a man unlikely to ride his government shutdown initiative all the way to Pennsylvania Avenue, will Cruz's underdog status force Beck to abandon ship in favor of a more viable candidate:
"Yes ... I'm not going to play the game of ... I'm not going to sell my principles out anymore."
Watch the clip for more of Cupp's conversation with Beck, and for the full interview, watch Friday night's edition of "Piers Morgan Live" at 9 p.m. on CNN.
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