Glenn Beck Under Investigation For Alleged Threat Against Trump

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DALLAS (CBS11) – Conservative radio host Glenn Beck is under investigation after a comment he made on his radio show when talking about GOP front-runner Donald Trump. Beck says his comment was not directed towards the presidential candidate.

This appears to be a misunderstanding but the Secret Service tells CBS11 it’s aware of the comment and will conduct an appropriate follow-up investigation.

During his radio show Friday morning, Beck and his producers were talking about the other candidates saying they would support Donald Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee.

His producer mocked Beck after Beck mentioned being in the shoes of Trump’s rivals:

“Was it gigantic shoes?” asked the producer Stu Burguiere.

“If I was close enough and I had a knife. Really.  I mean the stabbing just wouldn’t stop,” Beck responded, appearing to direct his comments at Burguiere.

Burguiere said on Facebook, “It was reported that Glenn had threatened to stab a presidential candidate this morning which was odd since I was on the show with him and didn’t notice anything like that… Of course, if you were listening, you know that Glenn actually threatened me, not Donald Trump, so I am in the odd situation of defending my boss for threatening my life.”

The reason the Secret Service said it’s doing a follow-up investigation is because they protect Trump.

Beck’s radio show is based out of Las Colinas and they did not respond to requests for comment Friday.

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