Glenn Beck: Book He Claims As George Washington's A Fraud?

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Glenn Beck has been on the campaign trail stumping for Ted Cruz since he came out and endorsed him last month.

Not only is Glenn Beck lending his celebrity presence and ringing endorsement, he has also been toting along a copy of Don Quixote the he says belonged to George Washington.

According to Glenn Beck, the copy was allegedly bought on the same day Washington signed the Constitution of the United States.

Glenn Beck has compared Ted Cruz to George Washington on more than one occasion, beginning with the announcement of his endorsement.

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He said, “We need a new George Washington. Today’s Washington will not be found in the garish light of gold, but rather, in the bold service of a man who stands tirelessly for what he deeply believes: That government should be of the people, by the people, and for the people. That is why I am endorsing Senator Ted Cruz as the next President of the United States of America.”

At a campaign stop in Ames, Iowa on January 30th he said, "He [George Washington] wrote two lines [in his diary] on the day of the signing of the Constitution. First line: 'Signed the Constitution today.' Second line: 'I pick up my copy of Don Quixote.' This is his copy of Don Quixote that he picked up that day.”

He also said on that campaign stop, "I brought it because here’s the most amazing thing anybody had ever done, but he had such confidence in it. He knew the brighter days for all mankind - not just America, all mankind - were just on the horizon. He had done his job and he could sleep at night."

Speaking at a local breakfast joint in Greenville, SC to @sentedcruz supporters #GlenninSC

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However, that claim is now in question as Mt. Vernon, George Washington's former home and now museum, says they have George Washington's copy of Don Quixote safely stored away with other rare books.

Do you think Glenn Beck got messed over with a fraudulent copy or do you think he's trying to pull something?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.