Monday, February 20, 2017
Rush Limbaugh: Media Has A Formula For 'Destroying Republicans'
"The media did not make Donald Trump, and they can't destroy him," Limbaugh said on "Fox News Sunday."
According to Fox News, he suggested some major, liberal-leaning news agencies “have a formula … a blueprint for destroying Republican political officials they don't like."
"It's not going to work on Trump,” Limbaugh continued. “It's kind of comical to watch."
To be sure, a big part of Trump’s winning campaign strategy was to argue that the liberal media was backing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and that it failed to recognize the concerns of Trump and his supporters.
"Trump has a connection with his voters that most politicians don't,” Limbaugh said. “And that connection .. is not anything that anybody else can break."
He suggested Trump won because Americans had fears about the direction in which the country was going, not because Russia meddled in the race.
“People that voted for Donald Trump really believed they would lose the country if Hillary won,” said Limbaugh, who has an audience of 20 million people over nearly 600 stations.
“In my view, it is preposterous to believe that the Russians had any effect on the outcome of voting in this country. It's absurd. There is no evidence. Zilch, zero, nada.”
In contrast to many other conservative commentators, Limbaugh was receptive to Trump's unconventional presidential campaign from the start. Limbaugh especially delighted in how Trump marginalized the press, reports CNN.
"They, for the first time in a long time, feel utterly powerless," Limbaugh said of the news media in December of 2015. "And it's really frustrating because they can't not cover him. They can't ignore him. They have to if they hope to have or maintain whatever audience they've got now. They're really in a bind."
"The media did not make Donald Trump, and they can't destroy him," Limbaugh said. "But the media thinks -- and when I say media, let me define: ABC, CBS, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, LA Times, that cadre -- they have a formula, they have a blueprint for destroying Republican political officials they don't like. It's not going to work on Trump. He doesn't fit that mold. They're trying to everyday. It's kind of comical to watch."
Posted 3:56:00 AM