Glenn Beck is having a rough week.
The Founder of the Blaze is an enthusiastic supporter of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and he’s opposed the nomination of New York billionaire Donald Trump from the beginning. But as the likelihood of a Trump candidacy has become more real, Beck has ratcheted up his rhetoric.
This week, he went too far:
During a monologue Friday about Donald Trump’s Thursday night debate performance, radio host Glenn Beck said that if he “had a knife, the stabbing just wouldn’t stop.”
Beck’s co-host, Stu Burguiere, told The Daily Caller Friday — after this article’s publication — that, despite the appearance of a threat against Trump, Beck was instead playfully threatening to murder his own co-host.
Beck began the segment by stating his amazement at how conservatives across the country aren’t up in arms over Trump’s debate behavior.
“I don’t know what I would have done if I was sitting in” Cruz or Rubio’s shoes, Beck stated. “I can’t say it that way. If I were on the stage, I would have said, ‘have you been listening to him tonight? Have you been listening to what I say about him? I believe these things.’”
At that point, Burguiere began to rib Beck for the “sitting in shoes” analogy.
Beck went on: “If I was close enough and had a knife, the stabbing just wouldn’t stop.”
We know that Beck has a flare for the dramatic, but this is a bridge too far.