‘I am Cecil’: Glenn dresses up like a lion during live radio show

The dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe was back at work the day after Labor Day, despite a heightened outcry to extradite him for slaying the beloved animal.

Demonstrators posted a sign on the door of his home with the phrase, "Rot in Hell." They marched outside his clinic holding signs with phrases like "Animals are not Trophies" and "I am Cecil" while chanting, "We will not falter! Prosecute Walter!"

Rachel Augusta leads the protest of the killing of Cecil the lion in the parking lot of hunter Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Rachel Augusta leads the protest of the killing of Cecil the lion in the parking lot of hunter Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Glenn took an opportunity during radio Tuesday to question the priorities of these demonstrators. To help drive home his point, he brought out his own lion skin rug and put it on like a cloak.

Watch the memorable moment below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

PAT: Did you see the dentist that killed Cecil the lion going back to work today?

STU: Oh, no, how dare he.

GLENN: We're allowing him to work on people's teeth?

PAT: Can you believe that? Instead of heading off to prison where he should spend the rest of his natural life --

GLENN: Prison?

STU: It should be two weeks until we execute him.

GLENN: Thank you. Now you're thinking right. Two weeks. Why do we wait two weeks?

PAT: Right. He's actually going back to work to make a buttload of money. He said his patients were demanding it. After what, it's been a month, two months? How long has it been? They're still protesting outside his house.

GLENN: Outside of his house.

PAT: They posted on his door a huge sign that said "rot in hell." One of the women was holding a sign that said "I am Cecil." What does that mean? You're a lion. What does that mean? You are Cecil. What does that mean?

GLENN: I am Cecil. You know what I would have done honestly -- at this point, it would be so difficult -- because I have the lion rug right over there.

In fact, would somebody go get this lion's rug, will you? Somebody go get the -- it's Judah. My lion rug has a name too. It's Judah.

STU: Oh, yeah?

PAT: Judah the lion. Okay. It's not Cecil?

GLENN: No, it's not Cecil.

PAT: You haven't renamed it in honor?

GLENN: He was cute too. He was cuddly. He was playing with a ball of yarn when I shot him between the eyes.

PAT: Was he a national treasure though?

GLENN: He was a national treasure.

PAT: Was he.

GLENN: He was. I promised my son, I said, I'm going to Africa. I'm going to hunt a lion. I'm going to bring home a lion. Well, I was only on the ground for like 12 hours. So we went to a place. And actually they met us along the way. We called this taxidermy shop. We're like, do you guys happen to have a lion? And I made sure this one died of natural causes.

JEFFY: Of course.

GLENN: No, seriously.

JEFFY: Of course, it did.

GLENN: You can't find a -- now, if this were me and I had those protestors and they were protesting in front of my house, I would have a hard time -- will you hold it -- I would have a hard time --

PAT: This would be great.

GLENN: -- not coming to the front door like this --

PAT: Wearing the lion.

GLENN: -- and saying, hey, brr, kind of cold in here.

PAT: You think you're Cecil.

GLENN: Are you Cecil? Because he's Cecil too. He's now a coat.

PAT: Oh, man.

GLENN: Thanks, guys.

Wouldn't you have a hard just not wearing him, going to the door, and going, get over it?

PAT: Yeah. The priorities are so screwy.

STU: In case you're listening to the radio and you're like, oh, I wish I saw that. Believe me, you'll be seeing it on the internet today.

GLENN: It will be everywhere unfortunately.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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