On his radio program on Friday, Beck said, referring to Trump, that “if I was close enough and I had a knife. Really. I mean the stabbing just wouldn’t stop.”
Beck himself is under investigation by the Secret Service, who also made a stop at the office of the Blaze, Beck’s news network.
Thanks to yellow journalism, Dallas Secret Service visited The Blaze HQ about the false stabbing story.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 4, 2016
Beck is a well known critic of Trump, having penned lengthy editorials against the GOP front-runner. In August, Beck called Trump a “son of a b*tch” and a “big loser,” the Hill reports.
Trump has insulted Beck in turn.
Word is that crying @GlennBeck left the GOP and doesn’t have the right to vote in the Republican primary. Dumb as a rock.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2016
Stu Burguiere, an employee on Beck’s show, defended his boss, stating on Facebook that the comment, a joke, was directed at him, not Trump.
Jokes about assassinating Trump are not uncommon on social media, and they’re not all from anonymous trolls either.
an intervention is expensive; bullets are cheap and so are rich men https://t.co/PYWW9xeBiG
— SarahNicolePrickett (@snpsnpsnp) March 3, 2016
Sarah Nicole Prickett is an occasional contributor to the New York Times Magazine.