During an interview with fiction author Brad Thor, famous radio host Glenn Beck made a shocking comparison about conservative businessman and GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.
He argued Trump is just like a South American-style dictator who would cause an “extinction-level event” in the White House. Beck argued that if Trump couldn’t be impeached or removed from office by “legal means,” then a “patriot” would have to take action. Beck was implying that killing Donald Trump would be justified.
Now, Glenn Beck just received horrible news! Because of his violent comments about Trump, SiriusXM is officially dropping his show!
No longer will Beck be heard by listeners on Patriot Channel 125. Here is the company’s official statement:
SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs. However, comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgement, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which we cannot and will not condone. For that reason, we have suspended The Glenn Beck Program from our Patriot channel for the coming week and are evaluating its place in our lineup going forward. SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values.
Over the weekend, Beck tried to claim he wasn’t really calling for the murder of Trump. But it’s clear from the transcript that he clearly meant violence:
THOR: He is a danger to America and I got to ask you a question and this is serious and this could ring down incredible heat on me because I’m about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer.
With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president.
If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office? And I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.
BECK: I would agree with you on that and I don’t think you actually have the voices we’ve been talking about and we’ve been talking about this off-air for a while. I think the voices like ours go away. I don’t think we are allowed – especially if things, and I believe the economy is going to go to crap, even if Jesus was in office. It’s going to naturally reset. It has to.
Beck, once considered a leader of the conservative Tea Party movement, has lost his audience and millions of fans due to his shocking anti-Trump rhetoric. Now, SiriusXM is unwilling to broadcast his show anymore.
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