Oct 9, 2020
Donald Trump Rush Limbaugh Interview “Radio Rally” Transcript October 9
Donald Trump joined Rush Limbaugh’s radio show for a “radio rally” on October 9. Read the transcript of the interview here.
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Rush Limbaugh: (03:06)
And greetings to you music lovers, thrill seekers, and conversationalists all across the fruited plain. Welcome to the Rush Limbaugh program. Mr. President, it is a distinct honor and privilege to have you with us, and I want you to do something for me, sir.
Donald Trump: (03:19)
Rush Limbaugh: (03:20)
I want you to imagine you have just landed in a gleaming majestic Air Force One, to the largest radio rally in history. Instead of thousands cheering as you walk up to the stage, there are millions and millions of patriots out there right now anxiously awaiting to hear from you. No doubt, they’re waving Trump flags, wearing their bright red MAGA hats proudly. This, sir, is a mega MAGA rally. And we are all thrilled to be with you today, we are so glad you’re doing better. And welcome to the EIB Network.
Donald Trump: (03:53)
Well, I want to thank you Rush, you’re a fantastic man, a friend of mine. But before I really even knew you as a friend, you were a supporter. And I said, “I know that guy, he’s got a big audience.” But I never even knew the importance of what you do and what you say, and now I do very well. And it keeps us all in the game. And we just got great polls out of, you probably heard, out of Arizona, we’re getting them out of Nevada. The real polls, not the fake polls. We’re getting them out of North Carolina, looking really good. I think Pennsylvania is looking good. Florida is looking great. It’s all a big phony deal they have going Rush, and we’re going to win this. I think it’s going to be a bigger win than we had four years ago.
Rush Limbaugh: (04:34)
Oh, that would be great. [crosstalk 00:04:36]. Mr. President, I have to tell you, from the moment that your appearance was announced, we’ve received… We’ve never had a response like this, sir. I’m in my 32nd year, we have never had a response like, we’ve had thousands and thousands of questions and comments for you. I hope you know how deeply loved you are by so many Americans who have invested their hopes and prayers for this country in you. They want to see you in the White House for four more years. And I’ll tell you what I want. I want them to get to know you as I do. I want them to know that Donald Trump that I know. You are one of the strongest, the most unwavering, the most determined, loyal people I’ve ever met. But you care deeply about the country. You care about everybody. And it’s just a breathtaking thing. The difference in you as portrayed in the media, and who you really are, is breathtaking. Today, I want people to get to know the Donald Trump that I know.
Donald Trump: (05:46)
Well, I appreciate it. And when you suggested this, I immediately jumped on it because your audiences is the biggest. I mean, it’s just incredible. And we have some great friends in Sean Hannity, and so many others, and Mark, and so many people are so great to us. But we have so many people that are so untruthful. And the biggest thing, and the one thing I haven’t figured out is why. If we say we’re going to create a strong military and protect, we’re going to create a strong economy like we’ve never had an economy prior to the plague, and that we’re building it up again stronger than before. Watch, it’s going to be stronger than before. We’re almost at record stock market. Nobody can believe that. And we’re rounding the turn on the pandemic, and I’ll have something to say about that. Because I’m telling you, we have a cure. More than just a therapeutic. We have a cure.
Donald Trump: (06:34)
But so many things that we’ve done, and no matter what you do, they try and find fault. And not only fault, vicious, they’re vicious people. And you say, why wouldn’t they want to have good education, a good military, a strong economy, safety, security? Why would they want to live like they live in Portland, and where they just allow these agitators and anarchists to run the streets? Why would they want that? That’s the only thing I haven’t figured out. Why would they? And why would these big companies like Comcast, I call it Concast. It’s Comcast, but I call it Concast because it’s a con job. That’s NBC mostly. But if you look at that or CNN, which is so pathetic, why would they do that? Why would they want to have a country that’s in turmoil? Because they create it. The fake news is the worst thing we have going. The lame stream, I call it the lame stream media. But you’d think that they’d want to see great education, great country, great security, strong military.
Rush Limbaugh: (07:33)
They don’t want to see you responsible for it. They don’t-
Donald Trump: (07:36)
It’s a crazy thing, Rush. It’s the one thing I’ve never quite figured it out, you know? And they become less wealthy. To a large extent, they become less wealthy. And they’re willing to give up their wealth in order to see the country go to hell. Some day when you figure that out, you’re going to let me know. Okay, [crosstalk 00:07:52]-
Rush Limbaugh: (07:52)
I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you today. I know exactly what this is. We’ve got a lot of questions for you from members of the audience. So before we dive into those, I need to ask you something that I’ve not really had a chance to ask you prior. Before you did this, before 2015 when you came down the escalator and announced you’re a candidate, you had a storybook life. You had an absolutely fabulous life. You had a life that anybody would aspire to. You were very successful. You were happy. You were a media darling. They loved you back then. Why did you decide to run for president and put up with the day in and day out maligning that you get? Because you did not have to do this.
Donald Trump: (08:33)
I’ll tell you, it’s such a great question. And I’d do it again, even though it’s far worse. I never thought I’d be involved with a Russia hoax or a Ukraine hoax, or be impeached because I made a phone call congratulating somebody that I never met to or spoke to on becoming the President of Ukraine. And all of a sudden you get impeached. And it was a perfect phone call. A letter that we actually… Fortunately, we had it transcribed, because they made up the phone call. They said it was totally different. Fortunately, or maybe I wouldn’t be talking to you right now in this capacity at least, fortunately we had it transcribed. It was transcribed, the exact call. If we didn’t, you know what Schiff said, he said it before Congress, he repeated my call. It had no bearing on what I said.
Donald Trump: (09:17)
It was a perfect phone call, and I got impeached over it. I never knew it would be so unpleasant. But nobody has done more in the last three and a half years as president, in the first three and a half years that I have. Nobody. I mean, if you look at rebuilding the military and the economy, and the best employment numbers we’ve ever had. And we’ve cut regulations to a point that’s so incredible nobody’s ever seen. If you look at the Veterans Choice and the VA Accountability, we had people in the VA that would beat up our veterans, and beat them up badly. You know, they’re infirm, they’re not well, they’re not feeling well. And then you had these animals in there that would beat them up, we couldn’t do anything about them. Now with accountability, you have to account. And we fire them, and worse, we get rid of them.
Donald Trump: (10:04)
And our vets have a 91% approval rating, the highest we’ve ever had in the VA. You don’t hear those bad stories about the VA anymore like he used to. And now they get immediate doctor attention, if they have to wait on line. I mean, but that’s so many different things. Right to try, where they can try medicines. And I mean, I can give you an example of that with the COVID. Because I was in not great shape, and we have a medicine that healed me, that fixed me. It’s a great medicine. And had I not gotten it, Rush, it would have been in line for another year probably before they brought it out. Great company, two great companies actually make it, make very similar things. But they both work equally well. And we’re going to send it, we’re already sending it and starting the processes.
Donald Trump: (10:50)
Hundreds of thousands of vials are being sent to the hospitals all over the country. People are going to get immediately better, like I did. I mean, I feel better now than I did two weeks ago. It’s crazy. And I recovered immediately, almost immediately. I might not have recovered at all from COVID. To me, it’s the biggest story, but the press doesn’t even want to report that. They talk about the vaccines, and the vaccines are very important, Rush. But this is more important because we can go into hospitals and clean out the hospitals, literally, with people that… The vaccines are very important, it’s just a different stage.
Rush Limbaugh: (11:22)
Oh yeah. This is the antibodies that you’ve [crosstalk 00:11:25]-
Donald Trump: (11:27)
… antibody. This is the antibody. And Regeneron, it’s the most unbelievable thing I’ve ever seen. And I had a meeting with doctors today. It’s always the good thing about when you’re president, 11 doctors show up and they’re all the head of Johns Hopkins and this and that. They’re great people. But Walter Reed is an incredible place. And these 11 guys came in today, they showed me stats. It’s amazing. I don’t know that I would have… I was not in the greatest of shape, a day later I was fine, maybe perfect. But I was fine. But a couple of days later, now I’m free. I feel perfect. I’m not taking anything, I’m off any regimen that they gave me. But it was primarily this one drug.
Donald Trump: (12:12)
And we’re sending that and the Eli Lilly version of it, which is very similar, we’re sending that to all of our hospitals. We’re going to get people better. We got to get it there fast, that’s why I’m doing an emergency use authorization, I got to get them to approve it really fast. But I gave them my numbers to put in with the other numbers that they already have, which are very good. Excellent. And it’s the most amazing thing. And it’s not Remdesivir, maybe that helps a little bit. But Remdesivir is not the same thing. This is stuff that is so good, it just wiped out the virus. It wiped it out. It’s the most [crosstalk 00:12:48]-
Rush Limbaugh: (12:49)
Well I’ll tell you, we are so happy that you’re-
Donald Trump: (12:49)
… such a big story to me.
Rush Limbaugh: (12:52)
It was scary when we heard that you had tested positive, given your demographics. You were right there in the number one target area for people that have trouble with this. And you sound great. I’ve been [crosstalk 00:13:07] reading that you got a hacking cough, and that your voice is hoarse. You sound perfectly normal to me.
Donald Trump: (13:14)
Well there’s always that little lingering thing for a couple of days, but no, my voice is now perfect. I mean, for a couple of days you have, it’s called the lingering thing. If you have hay fever, if you have something, you have that too a wee little bit. But no, this is the most amazing thing that’s happened. And I was asking the doctors today, 11 guys, great people, the heads of the biggest hospitals. It’s amazing. I guess the President has a lot of power, but everybody shows up. What do you do? I’m the head of Johns Hopkins. Or, I’m the head of stuff. But they’re very brilliant people. And I said, “How bad was I?” They said, “You could have been very bad. You were going into a very bad phase.”
Donald Trump: (13:55)
And so it wasn’t like it was just going to, like with the kids where they get it and it get sniffles and they’re better two days later, right? This looks like it was going to be a big deal. And you know what that means, right? That means bad. Because I’ve lost five people, at least five people that were friends of mine. One in particular, an incredible guy who went in there. Went into the hospital, he was dead within three days. And I’m just saying that we have something that will cure this now. And a cure. And without us, without Trump administration, this would never have happened. We poured money into these cures, and we poured money into the vaccines. And the vaccines are coming along great, Rush. I mean the vaccines, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer. They’re all coming along great. A little bit political, they’re afraid it’s going to go too fast and I’ll get credit for it before the election.
Rush Limbaugh: (14:43)
Well that’s another thing I wanted to… Mr. President, you have been forced, because of media coverage, to tout your own successes. You have been forced to tout, like you just did in the past five minutes here. And it rubs some people the wrong way, they think you’re bragging. They think that you’re insecure. That you need to constantly… Would you explain to people why you find it necessary to tout your successes, rather than let somebody in the White House or a PR type operation do it for you? Why do you find it necessary to do yourself?
Donald Trump: (15:17)
Well first of all, it’s such a great question. And most people can’t understand it. As an example, I was nominated for two Nobel Peace Prizes. One for-
Rush Limbaugh: (15:26)
Three. Three now. Three now. Some guy from Italy has nominated you.
Donald Trump: (15:29)
Oh, that’s good. Well, it won’t be written about. When Obama got it, it was the biggest story, I remember very well. He didn’t even know why he got it. He got it almost [crosstalk 00:15:36]-
Rush Limbaugh: (15:36)
He got his on the come. He got his on the come. He hadn’t even done anything yet.
Donald Trump: (15:40)
That’s right. He didn’t know. He couldn’t explain why he got it, but I can. And one is Middle East peace without any blood. Okay. And by the way, countries are lining up. The other is, if you look at Kosovo and Serbia, they’ve been killing each other forever. And I got them to be peace and good stuff. And then I just heard about the third. Nobody even wrote it. It wasn’t even on the news, okay? I joke about it in speeches sometimes, I’ll joke about it. I say, “I tell my wife, let’s watch tonight. It’ll be a wonderful night.” And they don’t even cover it. They don’t cover any good stuff with me. Anything that’s good they don’t cover. Anything that’s okay, or bad. I mean, bad, they make it sound like let’s do the electric chair thing. But it is the most dishonest…
Donald Trump: (16:26)
The media are the most dishonest people I’ve ever met. And that’s why I go back to the original. I just don’t know why. I mean, they can’t hate somebody so much, but I guess they do. But they do it with Republican conservatives. I mean, you’ve had it before I came along. But I don’t think never to this extent. You know they say, that Newt Gingrich, they said that the one that got worse than me was Abraham Lincoln. I said, “I disagree.” They say Abraham Lincoln was just decimated by the press. I said, “Maybe he was, but it couldn’t be worse.” If I do something good, they make it look bad. If I do something okay, they make it look horrible, horrible.
Donald Trump: (17:03)
And the reason I talk, and I say it, you might as well talk about it yourself because nobody else will. If I give it to our very good people, Kayleigh, and we have a lot of good people at the White House. If I give it to them to go out, they won’t report it. And did you ever see the way the press, the hostility of the press, the way they scream at these very nice people. They’ll make just an ordinary statement and they’ll start screaming like a bunch of maniacs. The media.
Rush Limbaugh: (17:31)
Well, there are [crosstalk 00:17:32] reasons for it.
Donald Trump: (17:32)
It’s just incredible.
Rush Limbaugh: (17:33)
Let me tell you one of the reasons-
Donald Trump: (17:35)
They are sick, it’s crazy. Go ahead.
Rush Limbaugh: (17:39)
Well in a way, they are. I think they have been poisoned, to an extent. And I mean this, folks. Poisoned by their own hatred. This is not the original reason, but we’re into four years now that they have tried everything they know to get rid of you. And not a single thing, not a single weapon has worked. These people, if they want to Mr. President, and Newt’s an example, they’re able to take out Sarah Palins. They’re able to take out and destroy any Republican they choose. It took them seven years to finally ruin George W. Bush and his reputation, the war in Iraq. But they did it. They got his approval numbers down to the 30s. You, in Zogby today, are still at 51. They haven’t landed a dent, sir. They have not taken you off of your agenda. They’ve maybe distracted you for now and then, but they haven’t stopped it.
Rush Limbaugh: (18:32)
They can’t believe it. They’re throwing everything. And so they are doubling down on doing whatever they can to try to get rid of you, just to prove that they can. And it’s frustrating as heck that they haven’t been able to. It’s an amazing thing. And I’m like you, I watch this coverage and I ask, how many of the American people realize, without being told, how basically dishonest and unfair this all is? And you hope that a majority of Americans see it for what it is and react accordingly. But I tell you, it’s that, and the fact that you’re an outsider. They never thought you were going to win. They didn’t even think you wanted to win, they thought you were engaged in a PR stunt in the first place.
Donald Trump: (19:14)
Yeah. Which is false.
Rush Limbaugh: (19:15)
Then you’re also implementing policies, sir, that they detest. Your agenda is a small government. Well, it was before the pandemic hit. Your agenda is basically pro freedom, pro liberty, pro the American citizen first. You want to make America… Can you believe, make America great again is controversial? Who in the world could find a problem with that? These sick people have found a way. Make America great again, is reason to destroy you? It doesn’t make any sense.
Donald Trump: (19:47)
Well Rush, remember how big the wall was? Everything was the wall, the wall, the wall, and it got bigger and bigger because they figured it was no way to get it financed because it’s massive. You know it’s thousands of miles. The whole thing is, it’s a massive project. It’s one of the biggest. It’s actually one of the biggest projects, government projects ever. Anyway, so we’re building the wall, we’re up to 380 miles of wall. Had a huge impact. Nobody gets through this wall. This wall is everything the border patrol wanted. I built it exactly. I didn’t even agree with them on certain parts of it, but I think they were right. They had to have see-through. They had to have this, they had to have that. It’s lined up with all sorts of wires and everything, you can imagine. It is the best.
Donald Trump: (20:26)
Okay? It’s the best. And it’s had an impact that you wouldn’t believe. And nobody thought I was going to get it done. Now it’s almost completed, it will be completed toward the end of the year. Very soon. And it will be about 535 miles. We may have even extended beyond that. But you have a lot of natural barriers, rivers, and mountains and other things that really do a pretty good job. But we’re going to have it finished very soon. You don’t even hear about it anymore. And you don’t hear about how great the border numbers are. People today, I ended catch and release, which was not easy. Because I had to go through the Democrats. You used to catch somebody, they’d release them into our country. And they’d come back four years later, but nobody would ever come back for a court case.
Donald Trump: (21:07)
It was the craziest thing. You’d catch somebody, even a murderer, and then you’d release them into our country. And then you’d say, you have to be back here in two and a half years to go to trial. And nobody would come back, only the very dumbest would come back. Okay? And that was about 1%. No, that was about 1%. And it was crazy, catch and release. I mean, there were many programs like that, we got rid of most of them. And it’s not easy to get rid of them, you had to go through all sorts of hoops. But I got rid of catch and release. We have a very good border now. Now only people that come in legally are coming in. Well, the wall made a tremendous difference. But you notice, you never hear about the wall anymore.
Rush Limbaugh: (21:45)
Well, [crosstalk 00:21:46] not only that, there have been two debates, sir. And in both of those debates, your first and the vice presidential debate. There have been two areas that have never been explored, not one question asked about. One’s gun control, the second amendment. The other is immigration.
Donald Trump: (22:01)
Rush Limbaugh: (22:01)
And those are two strong areas of yours where the American people are with you by a massive majority support number.
Donald Trump: (22:10)
That’s right. [crosstalk 00:22:11]-
Rush Limbaugh: (22:10)
So they’re not even being brought up.
Donald Trump: (22:12)
They don’t talk about immigration. And we have immigration down really good. In fact, I was going to do an immigration bill. I have it all done. And then my guy said, “Why bring it up, sir? You have the same policies that you’re already implementing. Why should you go through the controversy of it?” I mean, we have a great… The people that wanted the wall, generally love what I’ve done. I mean, because what we’ve done, and immigration. Generally. We’ve got a couple hard liners out there, friends of yours. But the people that wanted the wall, I’ve done far more than I thought. Our immigration now, because it wasn’t just the wall, it’s the wall, but we had to cut a lot of these crazy things out. I mean, you have chain migration where somebody comes in illegally.
Donald Trump: (22:55)
And we have a killer who killed eight people on the West side highway, ran over eight people. A terrorist, jihadist, came in through the Southern border. And through chain migration, the chain, he brings in his mother, his father, his grandmother, his aunts, his brothers, his uncles. He brings in all these people. And I say, “Wait a minute.” And what we’ve done is incredible, on immigration. Think of it, you have killers that come in, and because of chain migration they’re allowed to bring other people. [crosstalk 00:23:27]-
Rush Limbaugh: (23:27)
Right. That’s why they’re not asking you about this.
Donald Trump: (23:29)
They don’t want to talk to me about it. So many things like sanctuary cities. The people in California hate sanctuary cities. I don’t know where it gets this political stamina, because the people in California, they see me all the time. I think we’ll do well in California. I mean, in theory you don’t win California, because everybody likes to vote three times. Okay? If you want to know the truth. I don’t know if you ever saw the list, but [crosstalk 00:23:51]-
Rush Limbaugh: (23:53)
We’re going to get into that later in the program.
Donald Trump: (23:54)
Oh, the whole thing is crazy. But the people they want to vote, they vote numerous times, numerous times. And it’s disgraceful. But the people in California, they don’t like sanctuary cities. What are you doing with a sanctuary? You’re protecting criminals. Who wants that? And I’ve had so many people, liberal friends of mine from California. “We’d love to get rid of sanctuary cities.” Well that thug from, as you know, Kate’s Law. Remember Kate’s Law, [crosstalk 00:24:19] which should have been… We tried like hell to get it passed. We left the filibuster, okay? We should have gotten rid of the filibuster. Only because I said, “Schumer’s going to do it.”
Donald Trump: (24:30)
I told Mitch. I said, “Mitch.” I get along great with Mitch. We had the greatest success in history on judges. We’ll be up to 300 judges and two Supreme Court judges. And now three. Hopefully that’ll go quickly. I think she’s going to go very quickly. So I have three Supreme Court judges. But in the first term, they’ll go nuclear, as you know. And that’ll be the end of the filibuster. And they’ll approve stuff left and right, 50%, they’ll go left and right. And that’s the problem I had with it. It’s not that they’re not right, they did it the right way. Harry Reed, we got lucky because Harry Reed thought that Hillary was going to win. And he knocked out the filibuster for the judges. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have 300 judges, I’d have two judges.
Rush Limbaugh: (25:10)
They all thought Hillary was going to win. And that’s another reason why you remain so despised and hated. And it’s not you, per se. I mean, some of it is. It’s just the fact that you came along and totally upended their grand plans for globalism, changing the way our nation’s affairs are run and organized. You really just upset the applecart in ways they never dreamed possible. They thought the Hillary administration was going to be Obama’s third term, and you’ve just totally thrown them upside down. Now this leads me to another thing. I go back and I compare the 2016 campaign. And at that point, you don’t have a record. You are running for president, but you don’t have a record, and you’re having so much fun out there.
Rush Limbaugh: (25:57)
You can tell, every rally, every appearance, every press encounter you have is just loads of fun. Now, you got three and a half years in, almost four. You’ve got a record that just infuriates the Democrats and the media, which are one and the same. And is it as much fun for you now? Is it, the whole idea of campaigning? Because now the frustration, I can hear the frustration, you have a great record. Your sense of achievement and accomplishment is incredible. And you have to be the one to tout it, and it’s got to be frustrating for you.
Donald Trump: (26:36)
It’s such an interesting question, because I have done more. We have a list of things that we’ve done. Just go down the list. Even Space Force, that’s a big deal. First in 75 years, right? A new branch of the United States military. That, by itself, is an achievement that you could just do that and you’ve had a successful thing. Space Force, think of it. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard. We have Space Force, and that’s a big deal. And it’s going to be very important, especially as the future, as it goes. Maybe the most important.
Donald Trump: (27:08)
But so many things I’ve done, and it’s incredible, people don’t want to talk about it. But I’ll tell you the amazing thing, the one thing I really have learned. The people of our country are smarter than the people that cover them. Because they get it. How can I be in a position where I’m leading in a lot of states? I mean, don’t believe these fake polls. These fake polls, I don’t know if you have a look at them. I don’t even know why they have to put it down, I think there’s a legal reason. But they put down where they interviewed 18% more Democrats than Republicans, Trump is losing by five. Do you understand what I mean?
Rush Limbaugh: (27:44)
Absolutely. I see this all the time.
Donald Trump: (27:46)
I still don’t know why. (silence) I think there’s a legal reason, because they always say who they interviewed. But when you look down at what they call the tabs, one of them said, “18% more Democrats”. Another one said 14%. Well let’s assume the Democrats are going to vote for sleepy Joe. Which is ridiculous, because Joe shouldn’t be a candidate. Joe is in no condition to be a candidate. [crosstalk 00:28:19]-
Rush Limbaugh: (28:19)
Well, you know-
Donald Trump: (28:20)
… nicely, or we can say it badly. The 25th amendment that crazy Nancy’s playing around with, she’s gone crazy. She’s a nut job. But this 25th amendment, I think they put it in so they can get Kamala in, replace Joe.
Rush Limbaugh: (28:33)
Exactly. That’s exactly what it is. It’s a trial run to see if they can kick Biden out. That’s exactly right, sir. It’s exactly. It’s not aimed at you.
Donald Trump: (28:42)
That was the first thing I thought of. And by the way, the Republicans have been really very good to me. One thing the Republicans have to do though, they have to get tougher. We have some great ones, you know that. Jim Jordan and Meadows has been great. A lot of them. A lot of them have been great. But the Republicans have to get tougher. The Democrats play a much dirtier game. Like impeaching on a phone call. I’ll never forget, “Sir, did you call the President of Ukraine?” “Yeah, I did. Why?” “Just to congratulate.” I had five guys begging me to call him to congratulate. I never met him before, what do I care?
Rush Limbaugh: (29:16)
Donald Trump: (29:16)
So they said, “Did you call the President?” “Yes.” “Well, what did you say?” I said, “I don’t know. A couple of months ago. I called him to congratulate him because he became president. Why what’s [inaudible 00:00:29:26]?” “Sir, they want to impeach you for that call.” I said, ” Impeach me for the call? Impeach me for something, but you can’t impeach me. What did I do? I said congratulations.” It’s unbelievable. By the way, when they found out, they believe the Schiff version of the call. Which he made up standing in front of Congress, okay?
Rush Limbaugh: (29:45)
I saw that.
Donald Trump: (29:45)
Schiff is a real crook. He made it up. He said eight times quid pro quo. Think of what eight times is. That would mean it’s eight times you’ve asked for something illegal on a call. Right? Think of what that means. If the person on the other side of the call, if you did it once, maybe. Twice, maybe. If you did it eight times, I think you’re certifiably insane. Right? So Schiff made up the call. And I said, “Well, there’s nothing wrong with the call.”
Donald Trump: (30:10)
We actually took the call, because we had the transcript, fortunately. If we didn’t have a transcript, I don’t know. Would have been my word against a lot of these crooked people. But I actually sent it to the Department of Justice, to some division. And they called up, they said, to my people, “Okay, so what are we looking for here?” In other words, these are guys that look at drug deals and murderers. And they’re going like, “Okay. Explain to us, what are we supposed to…” In other words, after having read the call they’ll say, “What the hell is wrong with this thing. Right?” They impeached me. They are meaner and they are… But they have bad policy, open borders, sanctuary cities, high taxes.
Rush Limbaugh: (30:58)
Let me try to simplify this. One of the things I’ve tried to do, learn to do over the course of the years is-
Rush Limbaugh: (31:03)
You know, one of the things I’ve tried to learn to do over the course of the years is make the complex understandable. I think this election, sir, is really simple to explain, particularly people who are undecided, and I don’t know how many of those there are. I, frankly, don’t know how you can’t be decided by now. But this election, really it boils down to two propositions. One is it’s between a man, you, who believes America is good and decent and great, against people-
Donald Trump: (31:35)
Right. And has great potential.
Rush Limbaugh: (31:36)
… against people who are behind Joe Biden who think America isn’t good. They think America is unjust and immoral from the days of our founding, and they are trying to undermine and transform this country as founded. That’s why you are undermined, and that’s why your successes are hidden. That’s why your successes are distorted and lied about. It’s no more complicated than that.
Rush Limbaugh: (31:59)
Folks, if you love this country, if you love the America you think exists, you don’t have a choice in this election. Your only choice is President Trump. If you don’t support President Trump here, you are going to end up facilitating the transformation of America into a country it was never intended to be. You’re going to have $13-a-gallon gasoline with the Green New Deal. You’re going to have so much disruption in your life that you can’t possibly imagine.
Rush Limbaugh: (32:26)
And don’t doubt me, they’re not going to be honest with you about this, but that’s really what this is about. You are good. You believe America is good. You believe America is great. You want to keep it that way, and you want to solidify it, and you want America’s greatness to be enshrined and empowered for decades beyond you.
Donald Trump: (32:45)
And America has great potential too. Because any shortcomings, we can solve those shortcomings, but they’re going to make them much shorter. America has tremendous potential. When you look at what we’ve done with energy, and they want to take that advantage away and give it to these other countries that are going to always have energy. When you look at the environment, very important. I love the environment. I want clean air, I want clean water. By the way, our carbon-
Rush Limbaugh: (33:13)
You shouldn’t even have to say that. You shouldn’t have to say it. Everybody wants clean water. The fact that they’re out there claiming you want dirty water and dirty… You shouldn’t even-
Donald Trump: (33:20)
Oh, it’s unbelievable.
Rush Limbaugh: (33:20)
… have to say you like clean water.
Donald Trump: (33:21)
Yeah, it’s unbelievable.
Rush Limbaugh: (33:21)
Donald Trump: (33:23)
Like the forest fires in California. If we had forest management, you wouldn’t have any forest fires. In Europe, you go there, they have forest nations, they call them, Austria, different places. They don’t have the woods burning down, and their trees are more explosive than ours, meaning explosive from potential fire. They have trees, and they maintain their forests. They put cuts in between, so if they have a fire, it doesn’t burn down a half a million acres. They do it properly.
Donald Trump: (33:53)
Our people don’t do that. Then we talk about they want our air clean, but they don’t talk about China, Russia, India, these other countries where the pollution is massive going up. We have a clean spot on a massive planet. We have a clean spot, which is a small percentage of the planet, a very small percentage of the planet. Then China is spewing crap, and Russia and all of these other… India. Did you ever see what they dump into the ocean that floats into California? It’s unbelievable.
Rush Limbaugh: (34:24)
He’s exactly right, folks.
Donald Trump: (34:25)
We end up cleaning it up, and then they say, well, the environment, the environment. I could tell you hundreds of stories. A lot of what you and I talk about is really based on common sense. People say, “Are you a conservative?” I say, “No, I’m common sense.”
Rush Limbaugh: (34:40)
It’s based on common sense and love, love of and for country and people.
Donald Trump: (34:45)
Yeah, that’s true. That’s very true.
Rush Limbaugh: (34:48)
Now, I got to get to some questions. I’ll tell you something, sir. When we went through the questions, literally, I’m telling you, I’ve never had a response like you generated-
Donald Trump: (34:57)
Rush Limbaugh: (34:57)
… when your appearance was announced. It’s the most amazing thing, sir.
Donald Trump: (35:01)
Well, I think you’re gonna see that, Rush. I think you’re going to see that come November 3rd and a little before that because our people don’t want to send in these fake ballots that are being fraudulently made all over the place-
Rush Limbaugh: (35:14)
We’re going to get into that, but you know what-
Donald Trump: (35:16)
Yeah, I think you’re going to see it.
Rush Limbaugh: (35:17)
… probably one of the most mentioned topics in the questions was healthcare. People are scared. Let me give you a sample question. “Dear President Trump…” This is a woman in Massachusetts named Kathy. “I’m glad that you and the First Lady are recovering from COVID. So happy you are our president. Thank you for all you do to defend us. My question is about healthcare and preexisting conditions, very important to me and a lot of Americans. I believe you said preexisting conditions will be covered in your healthcare plan. But please, could you explain this a little more?”
Donald Trump: (35:51)
Rush Limbaugh: (35:51)
“Because there are a lot of people saying that you’re not going to cover preexisting conditions, and you need to get your message out since the Democrats are trying to malign you on this. And we need to know. preexisting conditions are a big deal. Does your plan cover them?”
Donald Trump: (36:07)
The Democrats are vicious, and they lie. What they do is, as an example, healthcare and other things, they have me standing at a grave of a beautiful soldier in an old cemetery, magnificent cemetery. And nobody respects soldiers more than I do, especially whether you’re talking about live soldiers or soldiers that gave their lives. They have a source say these are suckers and losers. This was for a magazine that’s third-rate, super liberal Obama magazine, and it’s a quote. They took that quote from one source. I have 25 people that verbally on the record said that was never said.
Donald Trump: (36:49)
Who would ever say that? Only an animal would say that. I know some very bad people. Nobody do I know that would say a thing like that. They put it in ads, they make it like I said it. I never said it, just the opposite. I’ve taken care of the military better than anybody.
Donald Trump: (37:03)
They do the same thing with healthcare. They will make up a statement that’s so bad. Now, preexisting conditions, I’m totally for it, but I’m against Obamacare because Obamacare is too expensive. I already got rid of the individual mandate, which was the worst part of Obamacare. That’s where you had to pay a fortune for the privilege of not paying for bad health insurance. You understand that, right?
Rush Limbaugh: (37:23)
Donald Trump: (37:23)
So I got rid of it, and I got rid of it through the law. I got rid of it in our tax decrease. We got the biggest tax decrease in the history of our country. We would have never been able to build up the economy if we didn’t get that. But one of the things I got in there, I got rid of the individual mandate. What I want to do is… And we’re fighting to terminate. Sort of I have terminated Obamacare, because once you get rid of the individual mandate it’s no longer Obamacare.
Donald Trump: (37:50)
But I had a choice to make, Rush. It was a big choice. Do I maintain Obamacare, the remnants of Obamacare after the mandate? Do I maintain it well, or do I run it badly? I could have done it either way. I have very good people over there, Alex Azar and Seema, the whole group. I said, you know what, we’ve got to run it as well as it can be run. I have no choice. I could have run it badly and made everybody angry, but I didn’t do that. I ran it really well.
Donald Trump: (38:17)
Knowing that it’s run really well, it’s still no good. It’s still not good. It’s much better than when they ran it. They couldn’t even do… Remember, they spent $5 billion on the server, if you remember. They couldn’t get the server right.
Rush Limbaugh: (38:30)
Oh, I do remember. I do remember. But there still is this confusion about preexisting conditions out there. It’s a frustrating thing because it’s not even the correct title for what the plan does-
Donald Trump: (38:45)
Rush Limbaugh: (38:45)
… but that’s what people think, and so that’s how you-
Donald Trump: (38:46)
Come up with a great health care plan that’s much less expensive and does include people with preexisting conditions, that’s what I want to do. Now, they’ll also say about Social Security-
Rush Limbaugh: (38:56)
But you need a Republican Senate for that, and you need a Republican House for that.
Donald Trump: (39:00)
That’s right. In order to do that… Well, what will happen is if we win, the Democrats will do something to help get healthcare. They’re going to come along because they have no choice. They’re going to come along. They have no choice. I will say one thing. We talk about unity, because I’d like to see the country come together. It’s not as easy as people think. But just prior to the plague coming in from China, when the plague came in from China, we had the lowest unemployment we’ve ever had. We had the best employment. We were up to 160 million people employed. We never were even close. Everybody had a job. Everybody was happy-
Rush Limbaugh: (39:34)
You had the lowest African-American unemployment-
Donald Trump: (39:38)
Rush Limbaugh: (39:38)
… in history since records have been kept.
Donald Trump: (39:42)
That’s right, Rush. We had the best numbers ever. We had the highest stock market. Although I tell you, we’re inches away right now for people’s 401(k)s. If they held on to their stocks, they’re very wealthy right now. And our economy is doing really amazing, considering that we’re in this pandemic thing sent to us by China.
Donald Trump: (40:02)
But if you look at what we’ve done, and people were calling me, Rush, in terms of bringing our country together, that I really had never heard from before. In other words, they were not interested. They were saying like, “Let’s start getting together.” It was coming together. Success was bringing our country together, and then we got hit by the China plague.
Donald Trump: (40:23)
But success, Rush, even you might be surprised to hear that. People that you would have said “no way” were calling and saying, “Can we get together?” And it was coming together because success… I’ve always said success will bring us together. Our military is strong. When I took over we had no ammunition. We had a case where a certain general, highly overrated general, told me, “We have no ammunition.” I said, “What are you talking about?” I said, “No president should ever be told that again.” Now we have so much ammunition-
Rush Limbaugh: (40:53)
I heard you say that. I was, frankly, surprised that we were low on ammo. I don’t think I’ve ever heard that before.
Donald Trump: (40:58)
He said, “Sir, we have no ammunition.” Okay? I said, “Keep that very quiet.” Then we started building up, and now we have new rockets, new missiles. We have stuff the likes of which nobody… Russia dreams of the stuff that we have. China dreams of the stuff that we have, Rush, and we can’t talk about it, or we shouldn’t talk about it. We have things that I hope to God we never have to use it. Our nuclear is all tippy top now. You don’t want to even say it. We have no choice but to say it. We were so far behind. If you look, I call them Obiden, Obama and Biden, what they did to our military, it just was horrible.
Rush Limbaugh: (41:40)
And economy. They were telling everybody that we needed to adapt our expectations to a new era of decline-
Donald Trump: (41:46)
That’s right. No manufacturing.
Rush Limbaugh: (41:48)
America’s best days are behind us. It was outrageous. And GDP, 1.5% max every year.
Donald Trump: (41:54)
Right. But it was coming together, Rush. And I’m telling you, and you would be a skeptic maybe almost more than-
Rush Limbaugh: (42:02)
No, I know it was coming together. I am a skeptic.
Donald Trump: (42:04)
People were coming together for the first time. For the first time-
Rush Limbaugh: (42:07)
I am a skeptic on this, believe me, more than you know.
Donald Trump: (42:10)
I think so. That’s true.
Rush Limbaugh: (42:12)
I got another question for you.
Donald Trump: (42:13)
Rush Limbaugh: (42:13)
“Mr. President…” This is Mary in Missouri. This is our second-most-mentioned topic that people want to hear you address. “Mr. President, it drives me crazy that the Democrats can call all of us out here racist and sexist just because we don’t agree with them. It’s the easiest thing in the world to call somebody racist because nobody wants to be racist or anti anything, and we aren’t racist. Why do Democrats get away with it, sir, and how do Republicans say enough is enough? We are tired of being called evil racists when all we want is for all Americans to be free, to have the blessed opportunity this Constitution and country offers everybody. We want a healthy and safe future, and we love everybody. How do we deal with this, sir? How do we finally shut this down?” What would you tell her?
Donald Trump: (43:04)
I’ve watched this for a long time. I’ve had it. I’ve probably been a victim of it, you and I and a couple of others, more than anybody, and we’re just the opposite. When they give up, when we’re beating them, they have nothing else to fall back on but the word racist. That means that when you’re winning and you’re just knocking the hell out of them, they have nothing else to say; they call you a racist. This has been going on for decades. I don’t know that you’re going to stop it, but people are wise to it and people are rolling their eyes now. They’re rolling their eyes. It is just an incredible thing. The way they use the racist word is actually disgusting. I was asked by Chris Wallace, who’s third-rate, I was asked by him… He was protecting Biden the other night. It was pathetic. I couldn’t even ask him, “Why did you get $3.5 million from the mayor’s wife of Moscow? Why did you say, ‘A billion dollars unless you get rid of the prosecutor,’ and then you give them the billion dollars?” He was choking like a dog. He wasn’t able to answer, and Chris Wallace would go in and save him every time. That whole thing was disgraceful, but whenever you-
Rush Limbaugh: (44:12)
Well, you know what we’re going to do today? You know what we’re going to do?
Donald Trump: (44:14)
Rush Limbaugh: (44:14)
We’re going to give you a chance to actually respond to Joe Biden, because you’re right, the moderators of these debates are never asking Biden to explain himself. “What did you mean by that, sir?” They’re not asking you to explain Biden. They’re asking you to explain you. So I have some Joe Biden sound bites here, anywhere from 13 to 17 seconds, that no moderator will ever ask you to respond to, and as such, the American people don’t know that he has said these things.
Donald Trump: (44:43)
Oh yeah, absolutely.
Rush Limbaugh: (44:44)
Let’s try one.
Donald Trump: (44:45)
Rush Limbaugh: (44:47)
This is from December 30th, 2019, and he is in Derry, New Hampshire, telling coal miners to forget coal mining and learn how to code.
Joe Biden: (44:57)
Anybody who could do down 300 to 3,000 feet in a mine, sure in hell can learn how to program as well. Give me a break. Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for God’s sake.
Rush Limbaugh: (45:11)
There he is putting down coal miners. You never get asked about it. You never hear these sound bites anywhere in the media. What do you think of that?
Donald Trump: (45:16)
Well, I think it’s terrible, and you can look at so many other things. Look at fracking. He went for a whole year saying, “No way there’ll be fracking. Mark my words. There will not be fracking,” and so did Kamala. You know Kamala. She’s another great one. They talk about fracking-
Rush Limbaugh: (45:34)
She should have listened to Willie Brown. Willie Brown told her not to accept this job, and she did it anyway.
Donald Trump: (45:37)
I thought she was so… Mike beat her so badly the other night. But she’s just not good at what she did. Hey, don’t forget, she started off… She only went down in the polls. That’s usually not the person you want to pick to run for vice president.
Donald Trump: (45:49)
Anyway, but the both of them, they talk about fracking like it was the greatest sin on earth, then they get the nomination and now they’re talking about they want to do fracking. I find in politics, always follow their first words, because that’s where they’re going. They have no choice. They agreed with Bernie Sanders and all the people on the manifesto. If you read that manifesto, that manifesto is further left than Bernie Sanders, much further left than Bernie Sanders. Usually you think they take them right. Bernie took them left. He took them left of where he was.
Donald Trump: (46:22)
But if you look at the fracking, the coal, you could say the coal, remember Hillary, three weeks before she went to West Virginia, she was knocking the hell out of coal, and then she forgot she had to go to West Virginia. So she goes to West Virginia and she sat at the table with the miners, and it was just the end of her when she knocked the coal.
Rush Limbaugh: (46:43)
Well, you know what, I think it would be-
Donald Trump: (46:44)
What they do with coal now, with clean coal, is amazing. We have more than anybody. What they do with clean coal is amazing. We have more energy than anybody, and these other countries who want to take it away with the Paris Accord and all of this, they want to take away our wealth. They want to take away our jobs, our companies. It is disgraceful.
Rush Limbaugh: (47:03)
Explain fracking to people, sir, because it’s a term that’s thrown out there. I know what it is. I can explain it. A lot of people can. But a lot of people don’t know what it is, and why it’s so outrageous that they will not commit and they will not get their story straight on whether or not they’re going to ban it. What is it?
Donald Trump: (47:19)
Well, basically it’s getting energy out of the ground really efficiently and getting every drop of it. It’s created wealth for our country like you wouldn’t believe. It’s really been over the last small number of years that that’s really become… You used to see these massive oil wells and-
Rush Limbaugh: (47:39)
You can basically go in and drill sideways in the shale.
Donald Trump: (47:41)
They drill sideways. They can drill up and down and around. It’s unbelievable, if you ever watched this process, and they just suck stuff out of the ground that is… It’s just incredible, the technology. And for whatever reason, for our country… We’ve become the biggest oil producer in the world right now by far, not even a contest. We’re bigger than Russia, bigger than Saudi Arabia.
Donald Trump: (48:06)
It’s good to get along with countries, not necessarily a bad thing, Rush, you understand that, and they cut 10 million barrels a day. It’s actually more than that, but they cut, and we saved the oil. We saved 10 million jobs in this country, and yet everybody has cheap gasoline. Look at the gasoline at $2 a gallon. Nobody thought that would be possible. That’s better than a tax cut.
Donald Trump: (48:36)
If you want to know the truth, when gas used to go up to $5, $6, and people would say, “Oh, our country,” and they couldn’t buy cars. They couldn’t do anything. We have very inexpensive gasoline, and yet it’s high enough that we have our energy jobs. We have millions and millions of energy jobs in Texas and North Dakota and Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
Donald Trump: (48:56)
So Biden goes in. Do you notice they never talk about fracking? He said no fracking, and he’s in Pennsylvania-
Rush Limbaugh: (49:03)
They’re going to ban it, just like they’re going to stack the court. You know what you ought to tell Amy Coney Barrett? That she’s not going to answer any questions about how she’ll rule until after she’s confirmed.
Donald Trump: (49:17)
No. I know. It’s incredible what he said yesterday. I couldn’t believe it, and that’s such a big thing.
Donald Trump: (49:19)
But think of it. He’s in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s a big, big fracking thing. It’s a million jobs. It’s tremendous energy. They have low-energy cars-
Rush Limbaugh: (49:28)
They won’t admit what they’re going to do, and they won’t-
Donald Trump: (49:31)
He said just the opposite. He said, “There will be no fracking,” and then once he gets to Pennsylvania, he said, “No, there will be fracking.” I couldn’t get away with that. Nobody could get away with that. But they let him.
Donald Trump: (49:42)
They don’t even ask him a question about fracking. They don’t say to him, “Well, wait a minute. You said you won’t frack, and now you’re saying you’re gonna frack,” because if Pennsylvania believed that, they couldn’t vote for him because he’d put Pennsylvania out of business, along with Ohio and other places.
Rush Limbaugh: (49:58)
Exactly. Let’s go to another Biden sound bite. This is from May of this year. He was on a radio program called The Breakfast Club with my old buddy Charlamagne tha God, and he said to Biden, “You got to come back and see us. It’s a long way until November. We got more questions for you.”.
Joe Biden: (50:13)
You got more questions? But I tell you, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.
Rush Limbaugh: (50:19)
And there you go. “If you got a problem figuring out whether you for me or Trump, you ain’t…” He just insulted free-minded, open-minded African-Americans, and never gets called on it. You try that.
Donald Trump: (50:31)
No, he doesn’t get called. I will say this, though. The black community gets it. They don’t dig him. They don’t like him. They don’t like him, and I’m getting numbers. We’re at 20%, 22%, not that I’m proud of that, because it should be 100%.
Donald Trump: (50:45)
But if you look at what I’ve done for criminal justice reform, Obama couldn’t get criminal justice reform done. I did prison reform. The small colleges and universities, historically black, what I’ve done, I got them funded. They were coming back every year hat in hand, every year begging for money, and I got them taken care of for a 10-year period, all funded, fully funded. What I’ve done is then with Tim Scott, we did the opportunity zones, which is the greatest, the most incredible thing for the black community, the African-American community, with jobs and everything else.
Donald Trump: (51:21)
No, I’ve done more… I say it. At first, people said, “Oh, it’s too much to say.” I said, “I’ve done more for the black community than anybody since Abraham Lincoln,” and it’s true. Nobody’s done what I’ve done. They don’t like Biden. They don’t like Biden. He did the super predator stuff. He was the super predator king.
Rush Limbaugh: (51:43)
Here, listen to this one. Now, this is August 14th, 2012. This is eight years ago. He’s vice president. It’s a campaign event. He’s talking about Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan here.
Joe Biden: (51:55)
He’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules, unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put you all back in chains.
Rush Limbaugh: (52:04)
They’re going to put you all back… It’s a black audience. “They’re going to put you all back in chains.” Eight years ago. I don’t understand why it’s even a contest. These kinds of things ought to be automatic disqualifiers.
Donald Trump: (52:15)
But he’s a different guy there. You could hear by the way he talks. He’s out of it. Look, he’s out of it. Now, we can’t have a president that’s out of it, because I meet with Xi and I meet with Putin. I meet with all of them.
Rush Limbaugh: (52:26)
He wasn’t out of it there. He knew exactly what he was saying there. That’s your point.
Donald Trump: (52:30)
That’s right. He’s a different guy. He’s out of it. He’s in a daze. I look at the things he says. I look at what he says. I look at the way he says it. He’s in a daze. And it’s not because he’s 78 or whatever he is, because I know guys that are 92. Bernie Marcus from Home Depot, he’s 100% sharp. But Joe, there’s something wrong. We can’t have that. We can’t have that.
Rush Limbaugh: (52:51)
Well, but he made it through the debate. He made it through 90 minutes of that debate without betraying any of the mental limitations, shall we say.
Donald Trump: (53:03)
I agree, but he was not able to answer the-
Rush Limbaugh: (53:06)
I think he was… Now, Mr. President, something you tweeted about. When I saw this, this blew my mind. It literally blew my mind. This is a Gallup poll. It found that 56% of the American people say they are better off today, even during the pandemic, than they were four years ago. That’s stunning to me. That’s the highest number on record.
Donald Trump: (53:31)
I know, highest number ever recorded that they’re better off today than they were at any time before, during a pandemic. That’s what I’ve built. We’ve built this, and the only reason we’re doing well is because the foundation was so strong, Rush, the foundation. If we didn’t have a strong foundation, you’d be 1929.
Donald Trump: (53:49)
And if he got in, you’ll be 1929, because he’s going to raise everybody’s taxes. They don’t talk about that either. He’s going to raise everybody’s taxes. And you know what else they never talk about? Something that I think is a very important thing, the Second Amendment. They don’t say that he’s going to take away your guns. They never talk about it.
Rush Limbaugh: (54:08)
It never comes up in a debate, that and immigration. Those two subjects never come up. They haven’t come up at either of the debates yet.
Donald Trump: (54:13)
That’s right. That’s right. It’s pretty crazy. It’s amazing that here we sit in the White House. Every once in a while, I’ll say, “It’s not fair the way I get treated,” and then I’m sitting in the Oval and I’ll say, “Oh, this is the Oval Office.”
Rush Limbaugh: (54:26)
You’re there, and they’re not.
Donald Trump: (54:29)
It’s pretty amazing, and it’s because the people get it. The people of this country are really smart, and they do get it. The people of the country get it.
Rush Limbaugh: (54:37)
They do, but they love you. Mr. President, seriously now, they know that you are the only person standing in the way of the left’s efforts to undermine America and turn it into something it was… They’re scared to death, scared to death of what’s going happen if you lose. They’re scared to death of what’s going to happen if somehow these people can harm you.
Rush Limbaugh: (55:03)
They want you to have a deep understanding of how much you mean to them, how important you are to them in preserving the American way of life. It is more important because it’s at risk. The American way of life is at risk, and you, sir, are the only man standing in the way of people destroying that. This is what millions and millions and millions of Americans think. It’s got to be a big burden on you, but you’re-
Donald Trump: (55:34)
Well, I’m glad you said it, because if I say it… You said before something, “Why do you say it yourself?” Because I have to, and because nobody else will say it. I tell that to people, “You might as well say it yourself because nobody else is going to say it.” I don’t like saying it. I wish other people would say it, and I love that you can say it. .
Donald Trump: (55:51)
But the truth is I am a wall, just like the wall we’re building, I’m a wall in between this incredible thing that has such potential. We have something with such potential, you have no idea. Even you might not understand.
Donald Trump: (56:05)
… take our wealth away. They want to take our jobs away, our factories away. They want us to be in the same position. We’re born on very, very energy… You look at the energy we have, more than anybody in the world. You look. They want to take all of these advantages that we have over other countries and throw them away. .
Donald Trump: (56:26)
We have such incredible potential, and they want to… I am a wall between the potential of this country to be better than ever before and a country that will become a Third World country, a Venezuela. I used to say we could be Venezuela. I used to say it halfheartedly. It’s true. It’ll be just a massive version. If you look at Venezuela, it’s a massive version of Venezuela. You remember Venezuela 20 years ago-
Rush Limbaugh: (56:54)
Donald Trump: (56:54)
You’ve got a lot of wealthy friends.
Rush Limbaugh: (56:55)
But most people don’t know what Venezuela is. It’s not-
Donald Trump: (56:57)
Venezuela has gotten so bad, it’s… They don’t have food. They don’t have water. They don’t have medicine. They have lots of wealth too. They have oil. They have lots of wealth, but they have nothing. They’ve gone socialist and probably more.
Donald Trump: (57:11)
If you look at Kamala, that’s more than socialist. She’s further left than Crazy Bernie, and this is what they want. They wanted her. I don’t know why. I don’t know if they’re happy with her. I think she’s not a good-
Rush Limbaugh: (57:23)
Because she couldn’t win on her own, sir. They had to do this to get her. You nailed it earlier when you said Pelosi’s 25th Amendment gambit is actually a trial run at getting rid of Biden. That’s what they want. They want her in the Oval because she’s going to be the vessel for the AOCs and the Bernie Sanders agenda and the far left. She got out of the Democrat primaries before a single vote was cast. That’s how badly she was doing.
Donald Trump: (57:53)
That’s right. She was so bad, she left before Iowa. And look at Iowa, by the way. You remember the Iowa… Nobody even knows to this day who won Iowa, right? They went with this scheme that now they want to multiply times a thousand on the voting stuff, and wait until you see. I’m sure that you’ll have a question about that, but wait until you see how bad the ballot thing… .
Donald Trump: (58:13)
All over the country, thousands of ballots are being thrown away and defrauded and cut up, and when they talk about other countries coming in, it’s a lot easier for them to print illegal ballots, I guess you’d say counterfeit ballots, than it is some of the other things that you’re talking about.
Donald Trump: (58:33)
It’s one scary thing when they send out millions and millions of ballots. You say, “Who’s sending them? Where are they sending them? Who’s bringing them? Who’s reporting them? Who’s signing them?” Millions and millions of ballots. It’s a disgrace, and look at all of the bad things that have happened over the last year with the ballots. Look at Carolyn Maloney’s race in New York, a small race, where so many ballots have been defrauded-
Rush Limbaugh: (58:59)
The examples are all over the country.
Donald Trump: (59:02)
Rush Limbaugh: (59:02)
In fact, I’ve got a couple. I have a couple I want to run by you. But may I ask you to do a favor for me?
Donald Trump: (59:07)
Rush Limbaugh: (59:08)
I want you to take just a 45- or 60-second break here while I share something with you, then you can react to it. But it’s going to take me about a minute to go through it because it’s-
Donald Trump: (59:17)
I’d love to.
Rush Limbaugh: (59:17)
A fascinating piece. It’s a piece in The Federalist from October 19th. Is that right? Yeah. It’s by David Sound. The headline, I Didn’t Vote For Trump in 2016, But I Would Crawl Over Broken Glass to Vote For Him Now.
Rush Limbaugh: (59:36)
“I don’t care about the tone of his tweets or if his opponents think he’s rude. I’ve seen that he is a patriot who genuinely loves the United States of America and its people,” and then he lists… You can’t do this. We’ve been talking. But I’m going to do this. He lists your first-term accomplishments and how impressive they are.
Rush Limbaugh: (59:55)
“Building the strongest U.S. economy in my lifetime,” he writes, ” through historic business and personal tax cuts, resulting in millions of jobs created, record-low unemployment. He cut federal government regulations that had a stranglehold on American business innovators and entrepreneurs. He confronted the ChiCom’s trade abuses and negotiated fair trade deals with Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and Japan. He eliminated the Obamacare individual mandate, which equals freedom in healthcare. He rebuilt the military through investments in our defense capabilities as well as secured the largest military pay raise in a decade.”
Rush Limbaugh: (01:00:35)
“He nominated and confirmed more solid conservative circuit court judges than any other first-term administration, nominating and fighting for the confirmation of two originalists, Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court, then nominating Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and finally, moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.”
Rush Limbaugh: (01:00:59)
Your first term record is truly outstanding, and it’s still being made. Your record is still being written. You are still president. You are still implementing your agenda, despite this opposition. And I wanted to share this with you because this guy did not vote for you four years ago, and now he can’t wait to.
Donald Trump: (01:01:20)
Well, I’m going to get that one. I’m going to have to put that one up pretty soon. But look, I’m honored by it, and with time, more and more people see the things we’ve done. I’ve put out lists, and they’re pages and pages long. We’ve done a job, and I’m very honored by it and I’m very proud of it. We’ve helped a lot of people. We’ve helped a lot of people.
Donald Trump: (01:01:40)
On the pandemic, I was telling you about this medicine. I’m so proud of it. People don’t want to write about it, but that’s okay. This is better than the vaccine, and it’s going out literally as we speak. The U.S. military logistics, they’re bringing it out. This is such a big thing, but we have done such a good job on the pandemic. We get zero credit. We fed-
Donald Trump: (01:02:03)
… a good job on the pandemic. We get zero credit. We’ve fed these Governors whose shelves were empty and our shelves were empty too. I say our cupboard was bare. And we filled it up with all sorts of stuff and we send it all over the United States. In New York, we built him convention centers that they should have used. We sent ships that they should have used instead of putting old people with other people that were sick and a lot of problems were caused. The 50 Governors, they’re all saying, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” Rarely do we have anybody speak up, and when they do, we take care of them. And then they’ll go and they’ll speak to the press and they’ll say, “Well, the President was okay.” What we’ve done for them with the ventilators, the ventilators were an impossible situation. We now build more ventilators by five times than anybody else in the world. We’re supplying them to the world, and they’re very complicated, expensive, et cetera, et cetera. But we’ve done a great job.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:03:03)
Well, that’s another thing. This massive re-mobilization of American industry, yeah.
Donald Trump: (01:03:08)
Oh, it was amazing. One of the biggest, I guess the biggest they say, since the Second World War. But you know what? This is the biggest of all. If the Regeneron and the Lilly comparable drug turns out, this is a cure. This is a therapeutic. Call it what you want. I can tell you, it’s a cure and I’m talking to you today because of it, because I think I could have been a bad victim. I fit certain categories that aren’t so great, okay. And you better be careful too, okay. But I’m telling you, this is a total game changer. It’s so good. And nobody else would have had it. FDA is approving things in one week that used to take three years, and that’s only because I’m bugging them like crazy. I drive them crazy I guess, but that’s okay. But FDA, Food and Drug Administration, is approving things that, Rush, would have taken years and I’m getting them in a matter of weeks and months. And they’re great things, but this is the greatest of them all, if this works out, and I’m very sure it’s going to.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:04:13)
Well, I hope it does. The attorney looking into the coup running against you will not have any announcements, any results before the election. This is disappointing, I cannot tell you.
Donald Trump: (01:04:30)
When was this announced, Rush?
Rush Limbaugh: (01:04:31)
I think I’ve got the story here in the stack.
Donald Trump: (01:04:33)
I think it’s terrible.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:04:35)
Donald Trump: (01:04:36)
Think it’s terrible fairly recently.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:04:38)
Well, it is because they are people, this is the biggest political scandal in the history of this country. Certainly, our lifetime.
Donald Trump: (01:04:44)
If that’s the case, I’m very disappointed. I think it’s a terrible thing, and I’ll say it to his face.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:04:49)
Here it is, Barr tells Republicans Durham Report will not be ready by election. It came out today.
Donald Trump: (01:04:56)
That’s a disgrace. I think it’s a disgrace. It’s an embarrassment.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:05:01)
I don’t have the words to express my anger. I mean, I’m not saying I’m surprised. I’m angry.
Donald Trump: (01:05:05)
I’ve had to go through it twice now with elections. See, this is what I mean with the Republicans. They don’t play the tough game. They don’t play the tough game. If this were the other side, you would have had 25 people in jail for the rest of their lives, with what we found.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:05:21)
Oh, if you tried something like this against any of them, heck yes.
Donald Trump: (01:05:25)
Oh, are you kidding me? You would have been 20. Look at me. I had to beat off the phony Mueller Report. I had to beat off all this stuff. I had to beat off impeachment. I had to beat off Congress, everything else. They then send it to New York, which is all political. They send the same stuff into New York. Have to beat that off. They got New York all over. They don’t stop. This is a disgrace if that just came out. And I purposely tried to stay away from it because they all say it would be better if I’m not involved.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:05:57)
Have you declassified everything about this yet?
Donald Trump: (01:06:00)
I’ve fully declassified everything. Everything’s been declassified. They have so much information. They didn’t need any more than frankly, Mr. Horowitz, who was an Obama appointment. He wrote a report on Comey that was so bad, it was so bad, I’ve never seen anything like it. And they should have gone after him just on that. And McCabe too. He took $700,000 from Hillary Clinton.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:06:25)
I don’t know how these people are still on cable TV lying through their teeth about all of this. Still getting paid to carry forth the lie.
Donald Trump: (01:06:32)
If that’s the case, and you have to understand, I’m hearing this for the first time, and I said, “It’s impossible.” So it’s okay for me to have to go through investigations during an election, but for them, we don’t want to upset the apple cart.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:06:48)
It wasn’t an investigation. It was a hunt.
Donald Trump: (01:06:48)
The Republicans don’t plat the same game.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:06:49)
You didn’t do anything. There was never any evidence. This was not an investigation, it was a hunt. You were being a hunted. They were trying to plant and create evidence that would be believed, and they failed.
Donald Trump: (01:07:01)
We caught them, we caught them cold, and we have people that don’t know how to do anything about it. It’s horrible. If that’s the case, I have to check that. I find it hard to believe, because you know what? I went through two elections. You don’t think that affected ’18. Now, I wasn’t running in ’18, but the whole Russia witch hunt affected the ’18 outcome of the election. We lost some Congressional seats. People don’t say we picked up to two Senate seats, but we lost something in ’18. We lost something. We lost some seats that we probably could have held on to. We went through the same thing and it was all phony stuff. Nobody said, “Let’s hold it back til after the election.” But the Republicans don’t play the same game. They don’t play the same game. I’d be surprised and I’d be very disappointed. I’ll probably be disappointed because this stuff should have come out a year ago anyway.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:07:56)
Do you expect it to?
Donald Trump: (01:07:56)
They had everything they needed a year ago.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:07:58)
Did you expect it to come out by now?
Donald Trump: (01:08:00)
I thought it should have come out two years ago. I mean, frankly, as far as I was concerned. Look, if they hold it because of the election, I’ve gone through two elections now.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:08:12)
Well, that’s what he says. They’re holding it.
Donald Trump: (01:08:14)
They started investigating me before I even won the election. They started investigating me when I was coming down the escalator, the beautiful golden escalators with the First Lady. I was under investigation illegally by these thieves and Comey and crooks. We caught them in the act. They was spying on my campaign and then they went for a coup. Nobody said, “Well, gee, let’s hold off the investigation.” But with them, they do. The Republicans don’t play it the same way. It’s very disappointing.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:08:47)
It was frustrating. For the first six months of your first term, half the Republicans in the House thought it was true and that’s why they didn’t help you move your agenda. But it says right here, this is Axios, by the way, is the news source and they say that Barr is communicating that his investigator Durham is taking his investigation very seriously and is focused on winning prosecutions, which I guess we’re going to expect, not scoring points in the media.
Donald Trump: (01:09:12)
Let’s let everybody get elected to office and then let’s worry about it. First of all, if we don’t win this election, that whole thing is going to end, okay? And you just remember that. That’s another thing I’m fighting for, because these people have to be brought to justice. But they should have been brought to justice before the election. But if we don’t win this election, if we don’t win that whole thing is going to be dismissed.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:09:35)
That’s another thing, people want to know what they can do, sir. You would not believe the numbers of people who are asking, what can they do besides vote? And voting is big. I mean, I tell people that ask me this. That’s the first thing, just make sure you vote, show up and vote on election day, but vote. It’s not insignificant. What else can people do? Because they want to help you. They want to know what they can do.
Donald Trump: (01:10:00)
Just keep up the anger, keep up the genius, because they’re genius, they get it better than these guys that are looking at stuff. I’m telling you, they get it better. The American public gets this better than the so-called people that are looking. When I look at the Times and I look at the Washington Post, fake papers, both of them, and they get Pulitzer Prizes for the Russia investigation, but they were all wrong. There was no collusion. So they get Pulitzer Prizes.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:10:25)
There wasn’t a true word in any of those stories.
Donald Trump: (01:10:27)
No, none of it. And the guys that did get it right, they don’t get Pulitzer Prizes. And you and I can name 10 of them. You’re one of them, but you don’t care about Pulitzer Prizes. But the ones that got it, they don’t get anything. But just, Rush, take a look at how wrong these people were. And they pretend they know me. Maggie Haberman, all of these people. I have nothing against them. But they don’t know me, they don’t know me. I haven’t seen her, I haven’t spoken to her in a year and a half. You take one picture with somebody, it ends up being like they’re the best friends for the rest of your life. Take a picture of the Oval Office with a photographer, with a reporter. And then they write as though you can’t live without them. I don’t even speak to these people.
Donald Trump: (01:11:13)
But look at the bad reporting that they’ve done. Look how wrong they were about everything. They got Pulitzer Prizes. The Pulitzer organization, frankly, is a disgrace. They gave Pulitzer Prizes to everybody that shouldn’t have gotten them.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:11:29)
Donald Trump: (01:11:30)
They were all wrong. And the people that should get the Pulitzer Prizes didn’t get them.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:11:35)
I want to back the President up on this, folks. In this story that we’re talking about here, the Russian collusion meddling story, do not doubt me, there wasn’t a word of truth in any of the stories that republished oftentimes four times a day for the first year. There was no truth. When Robert Mueller was handed the file on the day he became the Special Counsel, it was empty. There was never any evidence. This was not an investigation. There was nothing to investigate. It was a hunt. It was an outrage. And to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for printing not a single thing that is true is genuinely discrediting the Pulitzer. And you would think these people would care about that, but they don’t. All it matters is getting rid of you. That’s all that matters.
Donald Trump: (01:12:23)
You would think they’d want to take back the prizes on the basis that they made a mistake. I mean, you would think the committee would meet and say, “I’m sorry, but you got it wrong. We’re going to have to remand, we’re going to have to take back the prizes.” But Rush, think of it. They were totally wrong and they all got Pulitzer Prizes. And then they go into another story, it’s the same stuff. It’s so disgraceful when you look at what’s gone on. It’s so dishonest and they knew it. And Mueller was a fraud. The whole thing was a fraud.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:12:50)
Donald Trump: (01:12:51)
They were just thugs, thugs. And I’ll tell you something, a friend of mine said, a friend of mine who’s a very smart, very successful guy, lawyer, said, “You must be the most honest guy in the world. You’ve gone through three and a half years of investigations. They found nothing.” And they’ve gotten through my taxes. They’ve gone through everything. Hey, they spent $48 million, I think the last number I heard was, $48 million investigating me. They’ve gone through my taxes. They’ve gone through everything you can imagine at a level that nobody can even believe. Nobody’s ever had to put up and no other President should have to put up with this. But then I hear that they’re not going to do the thing before the election. Why? Because they’re afraid they’re going to influence the election. Because that’s the way that Republicans are. They play so nice all the time. It’s very disappointing. If Bill Barr actually made that statement, I would be very disappointed in him. I don’t know that he made that statement, but if he did do that, I’d be very disappointed.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:13:47)
That’s a good point. I mean, it is the drive-by media. It’s Axios. And the story is that Barr is telling leading Republicans. It’s not that he’s made it public.
Donald Trump: (01:13:56)
Well, they’ve had plenty of time to do it. They’ve been looking at it for two years. The facts are on the table. All you have to do is take a look at the Horowitz Report on Mueller. Even the New York Times on Mueller and especially what they wrote about this idiot Comey, the world’s worst FBI Director. But not only that, he’s a very dishonest guy.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:14:17)
Do you think American people are not aware of this? Do you think they don’t know?
Donald Trump: (01:14:22)
They’re totally aware. No, they’re totally aware. Even the other side’s aware of it. The other side laughs about it. They can’t believe they got away with it, you want to know the truth. They’re not stupid. They’re very smart. The other side laughs about it. It’s not like they believe the Russia thing. They don’t believe it. They laugh about it.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:14:39)
If they think they got away with it, well, the American people should be, if they know what happened, so outraged, no way they would vote Democrat. This is outrageous. This is antithetical to everything this country stands for.
Donald Trump: (01:14:55)
Started this investigation, which was long before the race. After I won, they tried to take me out. Before I won, it was a fraud. It was the Russian witch hunt.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:15:10)
They were trying to corrupt your transition.
Donald Trump: (01:15:12)
Rush, you know this better than anybody, and Putin I guarantee you says this to everybody, nobody has been tougher on Russia than I have. I got NATO to pay $410 billion more to protect against Russia. I was the one that exposed Nord Stream, the pipeline going into Germany. I said, “Wait a minute, you’re paying Russia billions of dollars and we’re supposed to protect you from Russia. What kind of a deal is this?” I was the one that gave tank busters to Ukraine and Obama gave them pillows. Remember, the pillows, probably from the Pillow man on Fox. But Obama gave them pillows and sheets and I gave them tank busters. I gave them money. Obama didn’t. Nobody has been tougher on Russia than I have, nobody.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:15:58)
Well, Mr. President, I think something the American people need to know is that the Democrats and the media, which is again one and the same, have done more with four years of lies and misrepresenting, utter, outright lies about you supposedly stealing the election from Hillary with the Russians, they have done more, sir, this is important, they have done more to corrupt the integrity and the honor of the presidential election system than Vladimir Putin could have ever hoped to. They have made people doubt, and they’re now talking about how this upcoming election the Russians are in the process of stealing it too. These people are so dishonorable and disreputable and they need to be made to be held accountable of what they have done to the perception of honesty and integrity in our elections to the very serious effort they are making to transform this country into something it was never founded to be.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:16:58)
But this business of trying to say that you stole the election, that you meddled with Russia, they did. Hillary did. Hillary came up with his whole scheme in order to protect her from her email scandal. This is something they did and now they’re running around and they’re doing more damage to the integrity, the perceived honesty, of our electoral system than anything Vladimir Putin could have ever hoped for.
Donald Trump: (01:17:28)
She got a statement from Congress, a subpoena from Congress, everybody, “We want your emails,” all of Hillary Clinton’s emails, 33,000 of them. She deleted them, she acid washed them, and she broke her telephones with a hammer, broke them with a hammer. And by the way, speaking of that and speaking to Bill Barr, 31 people deleted their telephone messages from the Mueller Report. And they said they all made a mistake. Well, they made the same mistake. The chances are a billion to one that they would have made the same mistake. 31 phones were wiped clean on the Mueller Report. I want to see those phones. And how do you allow 31 phones? I think it was 19 people, 31 phones, you read about it just recently. They want the phones because they want the information on the phones because we caught them cheating. And they were all wiped, clean. Or most of them were wiped clean. We have a couple believe it or not. But they were wiped clean. They were deleted. Everything was deleted and cleansed, and you’re not allowed to do that. They broke the law. Nothing happens to these people.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:18:45)
Donald Trump: (01:18:46)
But they go after General Flynn, they go after Papadopoulos, they go after all these people, it is a disgrace. And one of the reasons I want to win so badly is we’ve got to finish this thing off. And I will be very disappointed if that Axios piece that you read to me is true. I’ll be very disappointed, because they’ve had plenty of time to get this done. Plenty of time.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:19:07)
Absolutely. Sir, why do you think Vice President Biden agreed to go on with a Town Hall Debate number two if you can prove your virus free on October 15th? And then he retracted the demand. Now agrees with the Commission to Zoom the debate, wants a virtual debate. And if he doesn’t show up, are you going to show up anyway? What are they trying to pull off here?
Donald Trump: (01:19:30)
I don’t think the debates mean that much, and I’ll tell you why. I’ve done well with the base. I guess I had 15, I think I won every single poll. I won the poll on this one with him. But I had to be rude because he was lying. He’d get up and he’d just say a series of things, they were all lies. So I’d say, “False.” And they’d say I interrupted them. But if you look at the polls, most polls say I won it with him. But it was a very interesting thing. I’d rather let him speak because he’s gone, he’s mentally gone, and eventually he goes off track and he’ll start talking about the birds and the bees. But I couldn’t do that because he was saying so many false things. He’d say about the soldiers, he’d say about social security, which I’ll protect and he won’t protect, by the way. He’s not going to protect it. He doesn’t even know what it is. He’ll say about social security, and if I didn’t say, “Wrong,” et cetera, et cetera.
Donald Trump: (01:20:22)
But the one who protected him was Chris Wallace. And by the way, Fox is a whole different ball game. Fox is a much different thing than it was four years ago. Somebody said, ” What’s the biggest difference?” I said, “The biggest difference is Fox.” You take a look at Fox. Of course, we have our great ones, Sean and a number of them, but you watch this Fox, it’s a whole different ball game. And Paul Ryan is on the Board of Fox, so I’m sure that has something to do with it. But Fox is a whole different ball game. Somebody said to me, “What’s the biggest difference?” I said, “The biggest difference is Fox is no longer the same.” It’s a big difference.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:20:57)
Well, the obstacles that keep being placed in front of you are no doubt there, and I’ve never seen, I’ve told you this before, I talk about it on this program, I’ve never seen anything like this before. The things that you have to overcome and surmount each and every day would drive most people out of the business. It would drive most people, “I don’t need this.”
Donald Trump: (01:21:18)
Well, that’s why I can talk to you and take literally two hours and your audience is bigger.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:21:21)
Again, I’m asking you. You didn’t need any of this, sir.
Donald Trump: (01:21:25)
But why I can talk to you, Rush, the great Rush, and you are the great one, and I’m honored to know you, but I can talk to you and I can spell out all of the dishonesty and everything else and millions of people are listening right now.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:21:39)
Donald Trump: (01:21:39)
I hope you have your all time biggest audience.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:21:44)
Millions and millions and millions. You would not believe how many millions.
Donald Trump: (01:21:44)
No. But I can talk to you. Now, let’s say, I say, “No, I don’t want to do it,” or I want to be shy. I don’t want to talk, too many people, let’s not talk, no, you have such an incredible audience. So I can tell them about Fox being a big obstacle. It’s a problem. Fox is a problem. When Roger Ailes ran Fox, I mean, Roger had a very strong point of view. That’s totally gone. And I think it’s influenced by Paul Ryan. He’s on the Board. I can’t believe it. Here’s a guy who failed as Speaker. Did you know that Nancy Pelosi issues a subpoena like it’s cookies? Everything you do. “Did you make a phone call 12 years ago? Oh, I’ll issue subpoena.” You couldn’t get a subpoena out of Paul.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:22:27)
Oh, I know.
Donald Trump: (01:22:29)
We have great guys. I mean, we have Jim Jordan and these guys. They’re so fantastic.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:22:33)
They’re doing great jobs, there’s no question. But you have no choice. You have to deal with it. So you said Fox is different than they were four years ago, but you still have to deal with it.
Donald Trump: (01:22:44)
I deal with them. I deal with them. But they’ve gone a very different. It’s a much different group. They have guys on there that are so bad, they have people, I call them The Twins, there’s Chris Hahn and somebody else.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:22:56)
Well, they just hired a bunch of Democrats so they can be fair.
Donald Trump: (01:23:00)
They’re so bad. No, he works for Schumer. They’re Schumer people.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:23:01)
Donald Trump: (01:23:02)
How about when they hired Donna Brazile who gave Hillary the questions to the debate?
Rush Limbaugh: (01:23:07)
Yeah, I hear you.
Donald Trump: (01:23:08)
Who got fired, by the way, Donna Brazil got fired from CNN and then Fox hires here. Got no credibility. It’s not like she’s great entertainment. It’s not even good entertainment.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:23:18)
I know. This unfairness never ends. It never ends. It’s our way of life. It’s something we have to deal with, and it’s maddening.
Donald Trump: (01:23:28)
When they do that, when they put somebody like a Donna Brazile on, not that she’s effective, she’s not effective. I can think of people I’d much rather not have.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:23:34)
See, that’s the difference, that’s the difference, you think they’re driving you crazy, you have no idea what you’re doing to them. You’re driving them insane, sir. They can’t touch you.
Donald Trump: (01:23:46)
It’s a shame. Fox should grab it and they should say, “Hey, we got the President and we’re going to defend out President,” but they’re not. They’re going the way of CNN and they’re going the way of MSDNC, and it’s a shame. I mean, it’s a shame. When I see it, I watch it, I look at the people they hire, I mean, I could tell you some of the anchors, they’re so bad. They’re so bad. And at the same time, the Fox and Friends is terrific in the morning. They’re good.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:24:13)
Well, you are a TV expert. I mean, there’s no question. The Apprentice.
Donald Trump: (01:24:19)
I have to be. I have no choice, because otherwise you couldn’t survive it. Sean is great. And Tucker’s pretty good. Tucker has his moments, in all fairness. But Tucker is pretty good. And Laura has been great. We have a lot of good stuff. But Fox is 50% of what they were. I would say less than 50, but 50% of what they were. That’s still better than nothing. At some point, maybe they’ll go all the way, and that would be fine too. I’ll figure that out. I have figure it out.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:24:43)
By the way, speaking of your effectiveness, I don’t know if you’ve seen this, but the NBA has decided, the NBA Commissioner, they’re going to pull their Black Lives Matter messaging next year. No longer going to be on the uniforms, no longer going to be on the basketball court. And I wonder why that is Mr. President.
Donald Trump: (01:25:06)
Because their ratings have died.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:25:08)
Oh, I wouldn’t have know.
Donald Trump: (01:25:10)
I haven’t watched a basketball game, and I helped them get open, I haven’t watched a basketball game all year long.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:25:15)
You tried to help them. You tried to help the NFL.
Donald Trump: (01:25:17)
I tried to help the NFL. And then Roger, nice guy, Goodell in his basement wearing a very tight blue T-shirt, and he’s not meant for it, nor am I, nor are you, it’s just one of those things, at a certain age, you put on a tie, but what happens is he brought it up again. I said to him, “I thought I taught you a lesson two years ago about standing for the flag.” Their ratings went down to tubes, and now you look at with their hands in the air and they’re kneeling. I just don’t have the same interest, and neither do a lot of other people, Rush.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:25:53)
Donald Trump: (01:25:53)
The NBA has become so political that nobody cares about it anymore.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:25:58)
It’s not why people watch it.
Donald Trump: (01:26:01)
I don’t even know who’s playing in the finals. I don’t know anybody that’s watching the NBA. LeBron has been a spokesman. I don’t know him. I never met him. All I know is when he endorsed Hillary, I said, “That’s the greatest endorsement I’ve ever seen,” because when he endorsed Hillary four years ago, she came up to his knee. I said, “That is not the best looking President I’ve ever seen.”
Rush Limbaugh: (01:26:25)
She came up to his knee.
Donald Trump: (01:26:27)
I though that was the greatest. It was standing.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:26:28)
You mean standing, she came up to his knee?
Donald Trump: (01:26:29)
They were standing. No, she was up to about his knee. I mean, literally, I’ve never seen anything like it. And I said, “That’s not good.” But LeBron is a spokesman for the Democratic Party, and a very nasty spokesman.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:26:43)
They are angry.
Donald Trump: (01:26:44)
Because, again, I’ve done so much for the Black community and people don’t want to see that. And he’s a great basketball player, but people don’t want to see a guy that’s that way. They don’t want to see that. We have enough difficulty during the week, you don’t want to sit down and watch a basketball game and then watch somebody that hates your guts. And he’s a hater. So I look at it and I look at the NBA and I can’t watch it, and nobody’s watching it. And their ratings are down the tubes. And I’m telling you, I haven’t watched a basketball game in a long time. And I have no interest in doing it. And you know what? That’s a very sad commentary because I’d love to. But I just don’t have any interest in it anymore.
Donald Trump: (01:27:26)
“Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon.” The first time I ever heard of Black Lives Matter I said, “That’s such a terrible term because it’s such a racist term. It’s a term that sews division between Blacks and Whites and everybody else.” And it’s a very bad term for Blacks. But they were very angry. It’s a Marxist organization.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:27:46)
That’s the key.
Donald Trump: (01:27:47)
It’s, “Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon.” Who are they referring to? New York City policemen. And I said, “Wow.” And if you would have told me that was going to go mainstream, but it never did go mainstream. It never did go mainstream.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:28:03)
Well, I don’t know, Mr. President, that’s another thing. If you go back 9/11, just 19 years ago, not that long ago, this to me is a really sobering thing to realize. Not that long ago, the police, firemen, first responders were the heroes in our country. Go back after 9/11. You have athletes carrying the American flag on the field.
Donald Trump: (01:28:27)
Rush Limbaugh: (01:28:28)
And now look what’s happened in 15 to 19 years. Look what the Left has done. Now we want to defund the police. Now the police are murdering pigs and so forth in 15 years. It’s a sign of how successful these people have been. They used to be heroes. Everybody wanted to be with the police. Everybody wanted to join them. Do you remember when George W. Bush threw out the first pitch at Yankee stadium? Rudy is wearing the NYPD cap. I mean, the cops were the toasts of town. They went into the buildings trying to save people. And to see what the Democrat Party has done to the police and their reputation [crosstalk 01:29:07].
Donald Trump: (01:29:06)
Yeah, well, it’s the Liberal Democrats, radical Liberal Democrats. Look, New York, Rudy was a great mayor. Rudy was our greatest mayor by far. He did things that were incredible and brought back New York. But it was easier in a way because the police had total respect. There was crime, but the police were the police. When they dumped water a year ago on the policemen head and he didn’t do anything about it, like turn around and slug the guy, when they did that, I don’t know if you remember, New York’s finest, New York’s finest, these are great police. I got endorsed by new York’s finest one month ago, and it’s the first time in the history of New York City that they’ve endorsed the President.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:29:57)
A lot of police organizations have endorsed you now.
Donald Trump: (01:30:00)
Rush Limbaugh: (01:30:00)
All over the country.
Donald Trump: (01:30:01)
I don’t think anybody … In fact, I asked Biden at the debate and, of course, Chris Wallace cut it off, didn’t think it was appropriate. I said, “Name one police organization that endorsed you, Joe?” Then I said, “Say law and order, Joe, just law and order.” He wouldn’t do it.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:30:14)
Yeah, why wouldn’t he do that? I mean, what’s so hard about law and order? Law and order, how hard is that?
Donald Trump: (01:30:19)
He wouldn’t do it. Then I think he said, “Law and order and safety.” I said, “No, no, just law and order. Law and order means safety. You don’t have to add the word safety.” That’s that little net. Let me tell you, if he got in, this country is going to hell. This country is going to go to hell like you’ve never seen. And you’ll end up in a depression the likes of which you haven’t seen since 1929.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:30:40)
Okay. People are asking, when you say that, why would they want this? Why would the Democrats want to take this country into a recession and have it be so bad economically? Why would they want to do that?
Donald Trump: (01:30:50)
Your taxes are going up, your regulations. In the biggest tax cuts in history, bigger than Reagan’s tax cuts, I did something that was more important. I cut regulations that you couldn’t build a highway in less than 10 years. I mean, it would take you 10 years to get things done, or not done in one year. In other words, it may get disapproved because it’s not safe or environmentally good, or a lot of good reasons.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:31:13)
Donald Trump: (01:31:13)
But I cut regulations from 19 years to one year. I mean, you wouldn’t even believe it. People had to go through the same agency 14 different times.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:31:23)
Right, and once again you have to be the one to tell the story.
Donald Trump: (01:31:28)
I have to be the one, yeah. Nobody else seems to be able to tell it properly.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:31:32)
By the way, what’s the status of the stimulus package now, the COVID stimulus plan?
Donald Trump: (01:31:36)
So I’d like to see it happen because it wasn’t … Look, a lot of people are being hurt because of China. It wasn’t these people’s fault. I would like to see it bigger, because maybe it helps or maybe it hurts negotiations. I would like to see a bigger package. I’d like to see money going to people. It was not their fault that China sent in the plague. It wasn’t their fault. And China’s going to pay a big price. China was going to catch us in 2019. If you look back 15, 20 years ago, everybody said by 2019 China will beat us. I was beating them so badly. We were doubling up. We were doing great until the plague came in, and we’re still beating them badly. We’ll still be. If you have a smart guy at top, you’ll always beat them. They’re paying us billions and billions of dollars in tariffs. People don’t realize when I made the deal. They’re paying billions of dollars. I gave a lot of it to farmers.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:32:28)
No, they don’t. And people don’t know what that means. They don’t know. How does that benefit them, that China’s paying billions and billions and billions in tariffs?
Donald Trump: (01:32:32)
Billions of dollars. Well, they devalue their currency and they make it impossible to compete because they devalue their currency. They’re currency manipulators and they devalue their currency, and therefore the dollar, they’re using dollars of a different value and it makes it very easy for them to compete, whereas we don’t do that, we don’t play games like that. Some people say we should. I don’t have a viewpoint, but they devalue their currency and they do all sorts of things. And what they do in the World Trade Organization, we just want a case, seven and a half billion dollars. First time-
Donald Trump: (01:33:03)
… World Trade Organization. We just won a case, $7.5 billion. First time we’ve won a case in a long time. I said, “Look, I’m going to get out of the World Trade Organization if I have to, just like I got out of the World Health.” So we were paying $500 million a year in World Health. China’s paying $39 million a year in World Health. I say, “Why are they paying… they’re a bigger country. Why are they paying so much less?” I asked these little, stupid questions like that. Nobody could give me an answer. And yet they dominate the World Health. Okay? They dominate World Health. And World Health, when they did this horrible thing to us, World Health did nothing whatsoever to help us. We’re at $500 million a year. So I terminated the deal.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:33:37)
Oh, they’re in the tank. They were in the tank for the shotgun.
Donald Trump: (01:33:40)
Totally in the tank.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:33:42)
I got to make an observation here-
Donald Trump: (01:33:43)
They think about World Trade… By the way, same thing about World Trade. Do you know in World Trade China is considered a developing nation? If you’re a developing nation, you get tremendous advantages in the World Trade Organization.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:33:54)
You get your hand in the back pocket of the United States Treasury is what you get.
Donald Trump: (01:33:58)
A hundred percent. And I ended that. I said, “I’m not going to accept that there a developing nation.” I wouldn’t say China’s in love with me, by the way. China is dying. Here’s what will happen. Just a couple of predictions. If I win, we’ll have a great deal with Iran within one month. They’re dying to have me lose, but if I win-
Rush Limbaugh: (01:34:19)
A great deal on what?
Donald Trump: (01:34:21)
No nuclear weapons.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:34:22)
No nuclear weapons.
Donald Trump: (01:34:24)
Don’t forget. Look at what’s happened to terrorism. Iran was a very wealthy nation, given $ 150 billion plus $1.8 billion in cash by Obama. A very wealthy nation, and now they’re a very poor nation. And the terrorist organizations, I knock on wood as I say it because it’s easier to start something, but they’re not fighting like they used to. You know why they have no money? Because Iran is bust. Iran is bust because of me, because of sanctions and other things.
Donald Trump: (01:34:54)
And the whole picture of terror… You don’t see the terror now. I hate to say it on an important show like this, but I’ll say it. You don’t see the terror the way you used to see the terror. And they know if they do anything against us, they’ll pay a thousand fold a problem. They’re going to have a thousand fold difference because they know now that we have things that we never had before. We have strength in weapons and things that we never had before. We never had it like we have it now. And Iran knows that. And they’ve been put on notice: if you fuck around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are going to do things to you that have never been done before. And they understand that.
Donald Trump: (01:35:32)
But here’s the thing. They’re no longer rich and they’re not giving out hundreds of millions of dollars to Hamas and all these other groups that caused all the problems. Now, nobody brings it out. When was the last time you saw an attack?
Rush Limbaugh: (01:35:45)
I hear the frustration in you voice. I need to make an observation here for the American people. We’ve now been chatting with the President for an hour and 42 minutes, ladies and gentlemen. We have not had a commercial break. I would thus have to say the President’s status with COVID-19 is pretty solid. The second thing that I would say is that not once during the hour and 42 minutes, has the President been stumped, has he not known what he wanted to say.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:36:20)
Sir, you give the media in this country more access than any president ever. That’s not even a contest. I think you’ve done something brilliant too when you have your little press gaggles out on your way to a Marine One. The camera’s on you and not them. You look like you’re actually conducting an orchestra as you point to various members of the media. When it’s their turn, you’re conducting a symphony and everybody hears them screaming their questions at you like a bunch of six year olds. And you answer them. Every question you’re asked, you answer. You don’t take up a pass on anything and you don’t run away from anything. You don’t hide from anything, and you’ll meet them wherever they happen to be. If you’re able to, you will.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:37:07)
And I think people need to keep this in mind in terms of a chief executive who is accessible to the American people, and wants the American people to know what he’s doing and what he’s thinking. There’s no deception here. You have somebody… I don’t want to embarrass you here… but you have somebody who thinks this country is great. You have somebody that loves this country, perhaps in ways that many people in politics and in the past don’t because their view of what America is, is a nation among many in the world. President Trump believes in America first and for this he’s hated. For this, he’s criticized. America first. There’s nothing wrong with America first because America’s the good guys. We’re the good guys in the world. We are the solution to the world’s problems. And you have a man here who believes this, who believes your country holds the secret and holds the answer to life improving for citizens and human beings all over this planet. That’s the objective that he has, including for people that live in this country.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:38:08)
And can you imagine folks being hated and reviled for this? And yet he is. He’s hated and reviled for loving America, for believing that America is good. His opponents think America’s racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic. Hell, we may as well still be a slave state as far as they’re concerned. It’s outrageous how they’ve poisoned the minds of our young people and got our young people hating their own country. Donald Trump has been a… Your arrival on the scene has been providential, I believe, sir. I think you are the one person who has the ability to delay, stave off, stop the left from this inexorable march of theirs, into changing this country into things the American people that aren’t paying attention have no idea what’s in store for them if they win.
Donald Trump: (01:39:02)
Well Rush, this is the… I appreciate that very much. It’s an honor.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:39:05)
I made it from bottom of my heart, sir.
Donald Trump: (01:39:06)
I know you do. And this is the most important election that we’ve ever had. And I used to say ’16, I don’t even get into that anymore. That’s over. This is the most important election that this country has ever had on so many different fronts. There’s never been anything like it. We will go the way of failed nations all over Latin America, South America. We will go the way of failure like nobody’s ever seen in a scale like nobody’s ever seen it.
Donald Trump: (01:39:35)
We’ve been taken advantage of by every nation in the world, including our friends. Our friends sometimes are worse than our enemies. We are… What I’ve done with NATO, we were taking care of virtually a hundred percent of the military needs of Europe, guarding them from Russia. At the same time, they would taking advantage of us on trade, and in many ways they were worse than China. Europe was worse to us on trade than China was. I mean, and I changed so many things, but then they say, “Oh, in Germany, they don’t like Trump as much as they liked Obama.” Well, of course they shouldn’t like me because Germany was taking advantage of us. Few countries took advantage of us.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:40:19)
What was Angela Merkel doing making a deal with Russia on that natural gas pipeline? You made that point at NATO. She should have been buying it from us.
Donald Trump: (01:40:25)
Nobody even knew about that pipeline until I brought it up. I said, “Why are you paying Russia billions of dollars when we’re protecting you? Tell me what kind of a deal is this? We’re protecting you, but you’re giving Russia every month billions of dollars.”
Rush Limbaugh: (01:40:36)
What did she say?
Donald Trump: (01:40:39)
She smiles because she’s a very smart one, she knows it. There’s no way she can answer the question. I say, “You don’t have to answer the question Angela.” I like on Angela. I get along with her, believe it or not, quite well, but she’s a player. And I said, “Angela, don’t answer the question because I don’t want to embarrass.” There’s no way she could answer the question because she gets away with it. That’s why. She’s a very smart cunning person. But I caught them.
Donald Trump: (01:41:02)
Hey Rush, I got them to pay $130 billion going to $410 billion more each year against Russia. Now I get along with Putin. I like Putin. Putin probably, possibly, likes me, but I guarantee you one thing, he would have much rather seen crooked Hillary and I guarantee he’d rather see Biden because Biden is slow. Biden is not equipped to be president. [Silence 00:08:27 – 01:41:36].
Donald Trump: (01:41:35)
… The sharpest people. They’re 85, they’re 80. It’s not an age… now they’re all saying, Oh, it’s 78. It’s not because he’s 78. There’s something wrong with him. Okay? And we can be nice about it-
Rush Limbaugh: (01:41:48)
Well they know that. That’s why they’re angling to get [crosstalk 01:41:51].
Donald Trump: (01:41:52)
There’s something wrong with him, and nobody wants to say it. Nobody wants to say it, but he can’t… His thoughts are bad… Here’s a guy, you talk about access to the press. I’ve never seen this before, and I’ve watched a lot and I don’t know how it gets away. You saw that NBC joke the other night where there’s… It’s like a child. Like you’re asking a child questions. They don’t talk to me that way. When you look at the questions that he gets, and then he reads the answers off a computer. Now that means that these supposedly legitimate, but they’re not legitimate… You know that better than I do… These news organizations are giving him questions, they’re putting them in a computer, he’s reading the answers off a computer.
Donald Trump: (01:42:31)
I never heard of that before. I’ve never done that. Can you imagine? Give me the questions and I’m going to give you an answer off a computer. He’s reading the answers off a computer a lot of times. And if he doesn’t do that, he’s all mixed up and befuddled. And Chris Wallace saved him three times the other night. I mean, he was getting ready to crack, and Chris Wallace… Who was terrible by the way, who I think really embarrassed himself and Fox the other night. But Chris Wallace saved him. But can you imagine, you’re getting the answers to questions and you’re getting the questions themselves and you’re reading the answers-
Rush Limbaugh: (01:43:06)
They we’re doing that for Hillary too, and that’s how they rigged the game for the Democrats. And look, I got another Biden soundbite here for you.
Donald Trump: (01:43:11)
One thing I’ll say, Hillary was a much smarter. Hillary is a much smarter person. I mean, look, Hillary was smart.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:43:16)
I don’t agree with that.
Donald Trump: (01:43:19)
Yeah, I understand. Hillary didn’t need to have answers read. She could answer a question. Joe can not answer a question. Joe, they ask him a question, a very simple question, and he’s reading it off a computer. He’s saying, “Move the computer. Move it, bring it closer, bring it…” He couldn’t see it. “Bring it closer.” On a question that that anybody could answer. I mean, it’s a very simple question. We can’t have this. We could be nice, and maybe I’ll lose because they’ll say I’m not a nice person. I think I am a nice person. I help people. I like to help people, but we can’t have this as our president. We really can’t, Rush.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:43:56)
Here’s another Biden soundbite for you to react to. This is June 7th. And this all the way back 2006. This a 14 years ago. Now this tells you who the guy is. This is before [Silence 00:11:07 – 01:44:16] … Manchester, New Hampshire,
Joe Biden: (01:44:18)
In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 711 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent, and I’m not joking.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:44:32)
Now you and I say that, and we are roasted and excoriated. He says that, “Oh that’s just old, Joe.”
Donald Trump: (01:44:38)
You’re right. We would be, but still that’s a much different man talking there than you see now.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:44:44)
Donald Trump: (01:44:44)
Much different man.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:44:47)
Exactly right. Balance. We’ve got a dwindling time here. Virginia Beach, Virginia police, just confirmed that undelivered mail was found. This story is… It might be the yesterday or the day before… Undelivered mail was found this afternoon in a construction dumpster in the Pungo section of Virginia Beach. The man who found it estimates 70 to 80 pounds of mail. USPS, the postal services investigating. And then we have another companion story. Mail-in ballots in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania have been delayed. Voters are confused and frustrated. 58,000 mail-in ballots… One County, sir, in one state, extrapolate that to the entire state… 58,000 mail-in ballots, or as the Democrats see it, mail-in fraud. That’s another thing that people wanted to… What can be done about this?
Donald Trump: (01:45:46)
Well, look, absentee ballots where you send in via ballot… I have an absentee ballot in Florida. You send in, and you have to request it, and they send it.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:45:56)
You have to show ID to get one of those. You don’t for a mail-in.
Donald Trump: (01:45:58)
So it’s not easy, but it’s okay. Some people just can’t do it, but they send it. That’s called absentee. I call it a solicited ballot. I like that term better. You solicit, and they send it, and you’d fix it and you’d send it back in. Okay. That’s one thing. But they’re sending out millions and millions of ballots. Are they sending them to all Democrats? Who are they sending them to? Where are they going? Et cetera, et cetera. This is going to be the second biggest political scandal in history. The first biggest is the Russian crap that we’ve been going through for three and a half years. That’s the biggest. To me, that’s the biggest political scandal in history-
Rush Limbaugh: (01:46:35)
Donald Trump: (01:46:36)
… What we’ve been going through and now they delay it? You’re telling me they delay it? That’s going to be my first phone call, by the way.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:46:41)
Delay the announcement of whatever, yes.
Donald Trump: (01:46:44)
I think it’s just a disgrace, if that’s the case. It’s a disgrace. And I’ll say it to anybody who wants to say it. That’s a disgrace. But the biggest scandal of all time is that. This will be the second biggest scandal. Every day I’m seeing accounts of ballots that are thrown away. You saw the military ballots that with thrown away with my name on it the other day? Every day, you see scandal about these millions of ballots that’s being sent out. It’s the single biggest risk in this election.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:47:13)
This kind of stuff were happening to me. If I were a candidate, I’d have my people on this so fast. What are you doing about it?
Donald Trump: (01:47:20)
We have many lawyers and we’ve actually been winning many cases. How about where they have the ballots counted and the ballots have to be in by November 3rd election day, but they don’t have to be counted for two weeks later. Well, that means you’re never going to know who won the election. It’s going to be two weeks later? I want to see you on November 3rd, who won the election. So do you. You want to turn on your television, like we have for the last 50 years and find out who won the election, right? You don’t want to say, “Oh, gee, they have two weeks to count their ballots.” And then what happens is all sorts of ballots starts showing up miraculously.
Donald Trump: (01:47:52)
We’re watching it very closely and we’re winning a lot of cases, Rush. You don’t see it too much. We just won a big case in North Carolina. We just won a big case in Pennsylvania, I think we’re going to win. We’re winning a lot of cases… Rhode Island, won a big case… where the ballots have to be done in a certain way, but the best way is to get up… Now, I tell you what. Our people, your people, my people, Republican people, they get out… And they’re all my people as far as… Everyone’s my people, but Republicans tend to get out and vote. And that’s what they should do. Early voting, but at a machine. Early voting or voting on November 3rd. And when you see the love that’s going to be expressed the day those polls open, the day those machines open wait till you see.
Donald Trump: (01:48:40)
But the Democrats are sending an 80% of theirs by ballot. Now, one thing we’ve noticed from what I hear and from what I’m reading, is a lot of the ballots, all they’re doing is taking from people that would have voted in the first place. So not a lot of new voters. We have many more registered voters than we’ve… We’ve picked up a lot of voters, the Republicans. I think you’re going to see a very, very big explosion when those polls open up, Rush. But a large percentage, like 80% of the Republicans want to vote. They want to actually go to a poll and vote. Whereas it’s almost the opposite, for whatever reason, with the Democrats. I think you’re going to see a very big explosion of voting.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:49:22)
The Democrats need a little yellow bus showing up, picking them up, taking them to the polls. Getting there on their own-
Donald Trump: (01:49:28)
Right, right. And then they do the harvesting thing, which is terrible, which is illegal in many places, even with the laws that are being passed, where they go around and this start picking up everybody’s votes. We have a big enthusiasm gap. Our gap is so much more enthusiastic, like 30, 35 points. There’s never been a gap of enthusiasm between, let’s say me and him, that there is. Look at a boat shows. I mean, thousands of boats in the ocean, in the lakes-
Rush Limbaugh: (01:49:54)
Oh that’s another thing! That Gallup poll that shows 56% of the American people think they’re better off now than they were four years ago even in the midst of pandemic debts. There’s another part of that poll when they ask people after the, “Who do you think is going to win? And how do you think…” When they ask people, who do you think is actually going to be elected president? You. You are the-
Donald Trump: (01:50:19)
By a lot.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:50:19)
By a lot. By absolute lot. And that poll, that’s never been wrong by the way, sir. That question has never been wrong.
Donald Trump: (01:50:26)
They say, “Who is your neighbor going to vote for?”
Rush Limbaugh: (01:50:28)
Yeah exactly. Who do you think your neighbors going to… Exactly right.
Donald Trump: (01:50:31)
They know their neighbors. No, because people don’t want to get involved. I mean, even the signs, we have signs all over the place. We have signs in States, but they steal the signs. People steal the signs and they’re stealing… It’s a well-known thing. They’re stealing the signs. Our enthusiasm is far greater than it was four years ago, far greater because they love the job we’re doing. And they know this pandemic was a horrible thing that happened to us. It should have never been allowed to happen by China. China is going to pay a big price, and it’s one of those things, but it happened and we’ve done a great job. Why don’t we got no credit? I’ll tell you what, if this turns out to be right, that this medicine is going to make people better. That’s a game changer like nobody’s ever seen before, and it’s going to happen. It’s going to happen, Rush.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:51:19)
Mr. President. Thank you. You have two hours here, and I know you’ve got a jam packed day left on your schedule.
Donald Trump: (01:51:25)
That’s true, but it’s an honor. It’s an honor to be with you for two hours. You have no idea. It’s a great honor.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:51:32)
Well it’s great to have you here. And I know you you got Brother Levin tonight. You’re doing his show tonight and that’s going to be kick ass. So we appreciate it, sir. We love you and I’m I meant everything I said today. You are the person standing in the way, you are the one that true American Patriots have invested their hopes for their future and their kids’ future, and you are the person they are depending on to stave off this attack on our country that is coming from inside. It’s coming from inside our country as opposed to outside. Although that’s happening too.
Donald Trump: (01:52:10)
It is largely. And what I say oftentimes when people say that, “I have no choice, I have to do it.” I have no choice. And that’s what I’m doing.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:52:19)
Best of luck to you, sir. Thank you so much. [ Silence 00:19:22 – 00:19.37].
Speaker 3: (01:52:39)
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Speaker 4: (01:52:50)
Rush Limbaugh: (01:52:54)
The president of the United States constantly needs to show the world that he is okay.
Speaker 3: (01:53:01)
Rush Limbaugh: (01:53:02)
That he’s good enough to get in a car, drive around and thank supporters. And thanking supporters is key. Very important to instill confidence their leader’s okay. So that’s what he’s doing and he’s coming under fire for it. He can’t win no matter what he does.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:53:50)
The president of the United States constantly needs to show the world that he is okay. That he’s good enough to get in a car, drive around and thank supporters. And thanking supporters is key. Very important to instill confidence their leader’s okay. So that’s what he’s doing, and he’s coming under fire for it. He can’t win no matter what he does.
Speaker 3: (01:53:54)
The Rush Limbaugh weekend Review.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:53:57)
Trump wanted to debate. He desperately wanted to debate. Instead, we got a scolding. “Tsk, tsk. You’re not listening to the questions.” Moderated kind of debate. And it was just frustrating. It was frustrating all the way around.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:54:07)
Trump wanted to debate. He desperately wanted to debate. Instead, we got a scolding. “Tsk, tsk, tsk. You’re not listening to the questions.” Moderated kind of debate. And it was just frustrating. It was frustrating all the way around.
Speaker 3: (01:54:55)
Rush Limbaugh: (01:54:55)
This program moves fast. We don’t talk about what happened yesterday for four days. Now we talk about what’s happening now. I am the candidate of right now.
Speaker 3: (01:55:03)
As fresh as tomorrow.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:55:05)
We’re always moving forward on this program. We look back to do, “See, I told you so’s” in order to establish what we said yesterday, that came true today. What we said last week, that came true today.
Speaker 3: (01:55:14)
If it’s new and now, it must be Rush.
Rush Limbaugh: (01:55:18)
This is not ancient history.
Speaker 3: (01:55:32)
This concludes the promo feed. Production directors everywhere. Be with us next time as we make your life easier on the EIB network. And you don’t know much about our nation’s history, then you’ll love Chuck Schumer’s Complete Losers Guide to American History. A new audio book with poignant insights, like-
Chuck Schumer: (01:56:06)
“The pilgrims didn’t want to come to America. They were typical religious nuts, with guns, out joy-riding in the Atlantic.”
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Learn about the so-called father of our country.
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George Washington wasn’t a great General. The British just got bored and went home.
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Lincoln didn’t free the slaves. He was a Republican.
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Ronald Reagan didn’t win the Cold War against Communism. I’m still here.
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Speaker 3: (01:57:11)
We now take you behind the scenes on the campaign trail with President Barack Obama. Today we listen in on the vital moments of the Vice President’s secret to debate camp.
The real difference between us and them, is that over the next four years we’re going to pay down our spending deficit with trillions of taxes.
No, no, no.
Gazillions of taxes!
No, Joe. Stick with the script, Joe.
I’m sorry, but I just got to go with my gut, John.
It’s your turn, Al. I’ve done all I can do.
Joe, like the President in Denver, I think you two could be suffering from a lack of air to the head. So let’s practice some deep breathing exercises and I think your cognitive ability will improve dramatically. Breathe in and out. Like this.
That’s good, Joe. That’s a little too fast.
Fast is great.
Probably shouldn’t do that.
I’m energized, I’m energized.
Okay, you can slow down. No. Please.
Maybe that’s too much air, Joe.
I’m flying! I’m flying! This is better than scotch.
Joe, you’re hyperventilating!
I’m as free… It’s all free!
Stop! Or you’ll pass out.
Speaker 5: (01:58:47)
Hey John, how are things going? I was getting a little bit worried.
He’s resting now. [Silence 00:25:59 – 01:59:33] [Music 00:26:33 – 02:00:04]
Rush Limbaugh: (02:00:04)
And we are back. Greetings to you, music lovers, thrill seekers, conversationalists all across the fruited plane. Time now for the final busy broadcast hour of the EIB network today. Great to have you win us. Telephone number… And we’re going to get a lot of… I know a lot of you want to weigh in on what you just heard today. Telephone number is (800) 282-2882.
Rush Limbaugh: (02:00:33)
Folks, a couple things I wanted to do. You never get to do everything you intend to do when you have a rally or an appearance like this, because it goes areas where you don’t plan on it going, and you have to adapt and so forth. Not complaining, but I want to share with you some of the questions that we had from people that the President ended up answering without my having to ask them. But I want to acknowledge all of you. I was not exaggerating. We had more response in terms of people submitting questions both our Facebook page and rushlimbaugh.com than we’ve ever had for anything. It was incredible. Millions and millions and millions and millions of responses.
Rush Limbaugh: (02:01:26)
I want to send along a heartfelt thanks to so many of our sponsors today who were relishing the opportunity to be heard during the program because of the massive audience. And when we told them we were going to go commercial free, they understood completely. And they are just great people and their businesses are fabulous people. And I wanted to mention… I can’t mention all, Boll and Branch, Simply Safe, Level Select… Which is the CBD company… LifeLock and Norton 360. Some of the sponsors today were Hillsdale College, that were relishing being heard in the program understood. Simply Safe Home Security. And so I really owed them a “thank you” for allowing… I mean, they had purchased the time and we were going to make it good, obviously, but these are some of the finest business people in America. We are honored and flattered to have them as business partners. Boll and Branch, Level Select… Which makes the CBD-