Donald Trump breaks media silence in remembrance of the conservative radio titan, Rush Limbaugh.
In his first network appearance since leaving the White House, President Trump paid his respects to the radio genius that supported him since the beginning.
After a yearlong battle with advanced lung cancer, Rush Limbaugh met his unfortunate end. Just minutes after Rush’s wife made the announcement, Trump phoned in to Fox News to pay his respects to the conservative broadcast titan.
Trump said he last spoke with Limbaugh “three or four days ago.”
“His fight, you know, was a very, very courageous one. From the moment he was diagnosed and on, it was just something that was just impossible to beat, but you wouldn’t know it talking to him” Trump said. “His wonderful wife Kathryn is truly a wonderful woman, every time we spoke he’d tell me just how great she is. She took such great care of him. In theory he could’ve gone four months ago, but he’s very brave very courageous. He was a fighter. He fought until the very end.”
“His fight was very, very courageous and he was very, very sick…He was fighting until the very end. He was a fighter.”
Former President Donald Trump spoke with Rush Limbaugh “three or four days” before the radio host’s death. pic.twitter.com/ewesGb1R9I
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 17, 2021
Trump also reflected on when he awarded Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union address in 2020.
“It was a pleasure to give Rush the Medal of Freedom. It was an amazing night, really something special. We honored him during the State of the Union Address,” Trump said. “Half of the room knew he should get it, and the other half of the room went crazy He was special, very special.”
Shortly after Rush announced his cancer diagnosis, then-President Trump awarded Limbaugh with the Presidential Medial of Freedom. Trump dedicated several moments of his speech to honor the conservative broadcast legend.
“Nearly every American has experienced the pain felt when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness,” Trump said at SOTU event. “We have with us tonight a special man, one loved and adored by millions of Americans. While this isn’t’ good news, what is good news is that Rush is a fighter. He will fight this until the very end. Rush Limbaugh, thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country,” President Trump said.
Limbaugh’s wife informed the public of Rush Limbaugh’s death on his syndicated radio show. She also made a heat-felt post on his Facebook page.