A Donald Trump supporter left an expletive-laced death threat on Redding AM station KQMS’ answering machine.
“Maybe I will come down there with my law firm Smith & Wesson and make you the news,” the male caller says on the message, which lasts for about 50 seconds.
The caller said he was angry that the radio station reported on the protests breaking out in some cities around the nation. He said they shouldn't be reporting on the anti-Trump protests.
The station posted the message and news of the threat on its website. Station officials say it’s baffling, considering their programming includes conservative icons and vocal Trump supporters Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.
“Of all the targets for the vitriol of an angry Donald Trump supporter, KQMS would seem unlikely to most since we air Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, arguably two of the most vocal Trump supporters. Despite that, a death threat was left on the KQMS newsroom answering machine late Thursday night. The identity of the caller is not yet known. If anyone recognizes the voice, they’re urged to contact Redding Police,” the station states on its site.
The police did not immediately return a phone message.