Conservative talk-radio host Glenn Beck and best-selling suspense author Brad Thor say they were misunderstood over comments they made on air Wednesday about a “hypothetical” situation where Donald Trump was president and abusing his power.
“I am about to suggest something very bad,” Thor said. “It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer.”
He went on to question whether someone would remove Trump from office though he did not go into specifics.
“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 constitution-mandated authority as president, I should say.
“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 responded to Thor, saying, “I would agree with you on that.”
Conservative news outlet The Drudge Report ran a story with the headline “GLENN BECK, AUTHOR TALK ‘PATRIOT’ TAKING OUT TRUMP” with a link to a piece from The American Mirror.
Beck and his co-host Pat Gray fired back on their Facebook page, calling Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report “a total fraud and an embarrassment” and a “despicable lying scumbag.”
The post also said Thor’s words did not advocate the assassination of Trump.
“NOBODY stated or implied any harm coming to Trump, that’s not something we joke about.”
It added, “As you know if you were listening this morning, Brad was discussing the possibility that if Trump ever got completely out-of-control as President, there would be no way the Republican Congress would ever impeach him. So, even if it were necessary, patriots have no way to get him out of office.”
Thor defended himself on Twitter, tweeting, “What @glennbeck & I discussed was a hypothetical scenario in which a President Trump goes full dictator.”