Rush Limbaugh granted a rare interview to Fox News on Sunday wherein he criticized the news media for what he said are attempts to “destroy” President Trump. These efforts are “comical,” said Trump, while he also dismissed out of hand the narrative that Russia influenced the 2016 presidential race in Trump’s favor. "The media did not make Donald Trump, and they can't destroy him," said Limbaugh.
Limbaugh, who has remained one of the most influential media personalities in the country, said that major news agencies “have a formula … a blueprint for destroying Republican political officials they don't like." But as for efforts directed at the president, Limbaugh said, "It's not going to work on Trump. It's kind of comical to watch."
Limbaugh has an audience of 20 million every week.
The interview came just a day after Trump made an appearance at the Orlando-Melbourne airport, where he was greeted by approximately 9,000 supporters in a rally reminiscent of his successful campaign. Similarly, Trump appeared in South Carolina on Friday for the unveiling of the newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane. “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."
It was Americans’ fears for their country, said Limbaugh, the swayed them to vote for Trump, rather than Russian meddling. “People that voted for Donald Trump really believed they would lose the country if Hillary won,” said Limbaugh. He added that 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.”
Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.