Rush Limbaugh took to Donald Trump’s defense on Monday, explaining to his listeners that Trump corrected himself four different times at the Family Leadership Summit, saying that McCain is a war hero.
“By the way, I’m no apologist for Trump, but I’ve looked at this. Sharyl Attkisson has written a great analysis of this, and it is a fact that Trump did not say what he’s being reputed to have said. He said it one time, he was answering a question, and he said that McCain’s not a hero, captured, and he changed and said four different times he is a hero, he is a war hero. McCain is a war hero. He said that four times.
The Washington Post, for example, did not report that at all, never reported that Trump said it once, much less four times. Anyway, see, the facts don’t really matter in a circumstance like this. That’s another thing. What actually was said by the offending party and the context in which it was said are purposely blurred, lied about, or ignored. Much like my ill-fated attempt at commentary on the ESPN Sunday NFL pregame show. I mean, that was a classic illustration of this. Take something that wasn’t said, pretend it was said, blow it way out of proportion, attach a meaning to it that was never intended, blah, blah, blah.
Anyway, so Trump says what he says about McCain following McCain’s insult of Trump’s voters, or supporters, calling them crazies, people in his own state. This ticked Trump off. He doesn’t want to think that people support him on immigration or anything else are a bunch of crazy wackos, and McCain characterized them as that. And nobody suggested McCain apologize to the American people. Nobody suggested McCain apologize for that characterization of American citizens, ‘crazies.'”
Rush Limbaugh is the host of The Rush Limbaugh Show, that is recognized as the most listened to radio show in the United States.