Because we watch Trumpland TV so you don't have to, today we learned that Glenn Beck believes Donald Trump is the world’s last hope for a male role model.
The formerly anti-Trump Beck, speaking on his eponymous TheBlaze TV show, joined his pal Pat Gray for a discussion of the decline of masculinity and President Trump’s success in such a march toward progress:
There are no examples of men being men. James Bond. That’s it. A movie. There’s no male role models. Would you agree with that? So Donald Trump: here’s a guy who marries a supermodel, is like, ‘Yeah, I can make it with any model I want.’ He’s over the top, but he fights back, he doesn’t flinch... he is the almost cartoon of an alpha dog. You know what I mean? And I think because we have taken alpha dogs and shot them all, when he comes to the table there’s a lot of guys that are out there goin’ ‘Damn right!’
This is not a particularly different tack than that taken earlier today by Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) who presented Trump paying hush money to a porn star to cover up their affair as a man’s duty to protect his family.
But if a refusal to take responsibility for one’s own abhorrent actions constitutes being a role model, Trump’s hardly extraordinary: Harvey Weinstein still walks these streets; Louis C.K., Brett Ratner, and Kevin Spacey also qualify.