Glenn Beck: Obama’s Not A Racist — It’s His Religion That’s The Problem (VIDEO)

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August 30, 2010 6:32 a.m.

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.”

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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.

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