Fresh off of his “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Glenn Beck said on Fox News Sunday that he regrets saying that President Obama has “a deep-seated hatred for white people” last July, but chalked it up to a misunderstanding: “I didn’t understand really his theology. His viewpoints come from liberation theology. That I think is what at the gut level I was sensing, and I miscast it as racism.”
Beck said that he’s “addressed this comment a million times,” and what he didn’t understand at the time about President Obama, who “writes about the white culture and [how] he’s struggled with it,” was that “it is much more of a theological question. That he is a guy who understands the world through liberation theology, which is ‘oppressor’ and ‘victim.’ Racist shouldn’t have been said, it was poorly said.”
Host Chris Wallace also told Beck that “in the 40 years that I’ve been in this business, I have to say I’ve never seen anyone quite like you. You’re not a newsman. You’re not a preacher. You’re not a politician.”
“I’m a dad, I’m a concerned citizen,” Beck replied.
Wallace also asked Beck about Jon Stewart, who’s mocked Beck repeatedly on his show. “I think he’s funny,” Beck said of Stewart. “Quite honestly, I think he should write me a check.”
Beck also said there is “not a chance” he would run for president in 2012. “I don’t think that I would be electable,” he said.