Former President Donald Trump made a call into Fox News on Wednesday in what was his first network appearance at leaving the White House to honor the life of legendary conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh who died on Wednesday from lung cancer.
His wife made the announcement about Limbaugh’s passing during his three-hour radio show. The former president phoned into Fox News not long after the announcement was made and heaped praise on the legendary pundit.
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Trump said he last spoke with Limbaugh “three or four days ago.”
“I called him just to find out. his fight, you know, was very, very courageous and he was very, very sick. From diagnosis on, it was just something that was just not going to be beaten but you wouldn’t know it,” Trump said. “He is married to an incredible woman, Kathryn, who really, every time I spoke to him, he would tell me how great she was. She took such great care. He was very brave. I mean, he, in theory, could’ve been gone four months ago really. He was fighting til the very end. He was a fighter.”
"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
The former president then took a moment to reflect on when he awarded Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his State of the Union Address in 2020.
“It was a pleasure to do so when we gave the Medal of Freedom. It was something special. It was an incredible night. We gave it during the State of the Union address,” Trump stated fondly. “Half the room went crazy and the other half the room, they knew he should get it. It was special and he was special.”
Good words from the former commander-in-chief.
Limbaugh is the one who made it possible for every single person who works in conservative media to have a voice and a platform to share their thoughts, opinions, and beliefs in an effort to preserve our nation from the darkness and hostility of progressive thought.
There will never be another like him.