Ziegler eventually asked Beck about what kinds of business and editorial decisions he had to make for TheBlaze when it became apparent that Trump was taking over the Republican Party. Beck said it was tough when he considered the repercussions that his choices would have on his employees, but he said it was “the easiest decision I made in my life” to refrain from having the news network join the Trump bandwagon.

“If you understand I’m principle-driven, you’ll be able to predict my every single move,” Beck said. “If you think I’m driven by anything else, you’re going to lose.”