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December 19th, 2013
09:12 PM ET

Glenn Beck on Chris Christie: "A fat nightmare"

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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  1. Rosemarie

    No, Chris a fat...nightmare," blurts Beck. "He is a nightmare." This is what our News is these days. Time to find somebody else to read. Good Night Glen. And may I add NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX. And any other that I may have forgot All of the news network anymore are a bunch of nincompoops.

    December 19, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Angela

    And one shouldn't throw stones when one lives in a glass house.

    December 20, 2013 at 6:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. screen this

    Any fans of the blowhard Glenn Beck will hopefully abstain from voting in future elections. Time to weed out the wackos.

    December 20, 2013 at 7:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. mina biacci

    Ol Glenny Boy soooo christian my a$$. Those who follow the wolf in sheeps clothing – OPEN your EYES - this man is evil – pure evil.

    December 20, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • karenvalls

      being honest and expressing your opinion means you can't be a christian?

      December 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • mak

        I dont know if he is a christian but I know he is an idiot 🙂

        December 20, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ed

    Ted Cruz was born in Canada, can he be president?

    December 20, 2013 at 11:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Great interview

      Obama was born on Mars and he's our Obamartian Prez so yeh Cruz can cruise on in to the presidency, sure.

      December 21, 2013 at 1:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. karenvalls

    Good for you Glen. Chrisiti is fat, he is a progressive and he is a nightmare to true conservatives. Which is why true conservatives don't want him. He is the same as a democrat under a different hat just like most old time Republicans.

    December 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Gobsmacked

      What is a "true conservative"? Apparently one is only a "true conservative" if one is an extreme conservative.

      December 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mak

      good dont run Christy for president, easier for democrat to be in the WH 🙂

      December 20, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Colin

    Headline error" " 'CHRIST' Christie". I mean, I'm sure he's a decent enough fella and everything, but I'm pretty sure he's not Jesus.

    As far as Beck's comments go, I completely agree with what Angela said, above.

    December 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Sweetday

    Three minutes and I lunged for the remote....CNN please make it STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Name*teamster

    Shame on you pierce morgan and cnn now I see why your ratings are dropping

    December 21, 2013 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Great interview

      Piers wasn't even there you blithering idiot. Piers' crappy ratings have nothing to do with Glenn Beck and everything to do with the fact that Piers is an ex-phone hacking UK newspaper editor whose papers you wouldn't wipe your butt with.

      December 21, 2013 at 2:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Progressive

    Why the @#$% is CNN giving voice to the likes of Glenn Beck. I'm all for free speech but would like to see some opportunity for rebuttal to such obvious nonsense.

    December 21, 2013 at 12:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Great interview

      You've had your chance right here on this blog and all you did was vomit nonsense. Shame on you, Progressive commie slug.

      December 21, 2013 at 2:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    If Glenn Beck is against him, I'm more inclined to vote for him.

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