Right-wing talk show host Glenn Beck received what he described as the “spookiest” phone call he’d ever received on his show from a Trump supporter who eluded to possibly killing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump if he goes back on his word.
On Wednesday, Beck spoke with a Trump fan named “Nate” over the phone. During their conversation, Nate made it clear that unlike other politicians who routinely break promises, Trump would pay a heavier price if he decides to go down that road.
“Oh, he’s in so much trouble,” the caller said of Trump if he broke his wall promise. “You don’t even understand the backlash of us, the ones who are so frustrated and angry and tired of all the political stuff. We’re going to come after him personally. You know what I mean? We’re going to get him.”
Beck looked instantly alarmed by Nate’s words and asked the caller to clarify if he only meant legal and peaceful means of retribution and not violence. However, the caller said that the possibility of violence wasn’t off the table.
“Well, I mean, hey, you yourself said he’s condoned violence in the past, hasn’t he?” the caller asked rhetorically. “I’m just saying, he’s appealing to people who are very frustrated and angry. Their frustration and anger can only be subsided if he makes his promises true. And he has a lot on his shoulders. Maybe he himself doesn’t even know how much. But if he doesn’t come through for us, he’s going to have bigger problems, bigger problems than what you know.”
Thoroughly disturbed at that point, Beck had the good sense to end the conversation.
“Thank you for one of the spookiest phone calls I think I’ve ever received,” he said.
While one should never wish harm upon someone just for saying outlandish things, the caller was correct in the sense that Trump himself has planted the seeds of violence within his support base. And some of the monsters Trump created may turn their eyes toward their master if he doesn’t appease their appetite for change.
If the Trump campaign started out as a Con, he might be in too deep to get out of it now.
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