Rush Limbaugh takes home the big bucks because he reaches such a large audience, via his radio broadcast. Sean Hannity is up there, as well. In fact, Rush earned over $80 million just in 2018.
However, the man with “nicotine-stained fingers” currently suffers from lung cancer and won’t be on the airwaves for a heckuva lot longer.
Who better to fill in for the conservative stalwart when he needs a breather than President Trump, himself?
Talk-show legend Rush Limbaugh is making an extraordinary offer to President Donald Trump, giving the commander in chief a chance to connect with even more Americans by taking over his top-rated radio program.
Limbaugh said, “If the president wants to do this – if he wants to come on and have a show – we’ll let him do it.”
He added, “I’m here making it known – and I will call later, too – but I’m doing it here, making it known that this program is available to the president if he wants to audition, if he wants to use it for a town hall, if he wants to have direct connect with you, that we got it handled.”
One day after Rush announced that he had cancer, he was a guest at the State of the Union address where he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
From Fox News:
A visibly stunned Rush Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, in an emotional moment one day after the conservative talk radio legend announced he was diagnosed with cancer.Advertisement - story continues below
“Almost every American family knows the pain when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness. Here tonight is a special man, someone beloved by millions of Americans who just received a Stage 4 advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet,” Trump told the radio giant, who appeared to be in tears. “Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country.”
The Presidential Medal of Freedom. Well-deserved, Rush! pic.twitter.com/1M9muIhS4u
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 5, 2020
Liberals were absolutely THRILLED while watching Rush receive his medal. They LOVED it!
Can’t find the words to express my pain and disgust at seeing Rush Limbaugh receive the nation’s highest honor in the house that my ancestors built. But in their name, I say that this is not the end. We will overcome this hate and live to see a better day. This too shall pass.
— Mara Gay (@MaraGay) February 5, 2020
Only one thing to say about Rush Limbaugh getting a Presidential Medal if Freedom at The State of the Union: I loathe this fucking man.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) February 5, 2020
Donald Trump has decided that the key to improving his weak 2020 odds is to give the Presidential Medal of Freedom to flaming piece of dogshit Rush Limbaugh.
No really, this is what Trump is focused on.
Told you he doesn’t have a clue about 2020. Work hard and we’ll beat him.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) February 5, 2020
Wow, racist Rush Limbaugh is getting a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
That, my friends is how White Supremacy works.#SOTU
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) February 5, 2020
Very few people have done more to endanger the lives of vulnerable populations, degrade the poor, sow racial divisions, inspire treasonous behavior, and poison American families than Rush Limbaugh. To award him the Medal of Freedom tarnishes the medal.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) February 5, 2020
Few people have done more to degrade our political discourse than Rush Limbaugh. It's an absolute disgrace that he's being honored here.
— Matt Duss (@mattduss) February 5, 2020
And I'm already tired of posting these quotes. You get the point. Rush Limbaugh is a vile, disgusting human being, and this is what Trump is endorsing.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️⚧️🇺🇦 (@cmclymer) February 5, 2020