Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been a highly influential voice for conservatism for the past thirty years, but even he was floored when he received a call while on air from none other than President Trump.
The host of the largest radio talk show in America was noting three decades of the Rush Limbaugh broadcast on Wednesday when his call screener told him he’d better stop everything and take the next call.
“Who is it?” Rush asked on air before hearing a familiar voice come on.
“So, Rush, I just wanted to congratulate you on 30 years,” Trump replied. “This is your favorite president, and I think you are fantastic.”
Laughing, Rush replied, “I am floored! I…I thought there was nothing anybody could do to surprise me today. I’ve been preparing for anything.”
“You’re a very special man, Rush, and you have people that love you,” the president continued. “I’m one of them. But you’re a very, very special guy. What you do for this country, people have no idea how important your voice is. So I just wanted to personally make this one and I said, ‘I’ll even dial the number myself if I have to.’”
“Man, this is great. I’m so flattered,” the talk show host said after thanking the president for the call.
Then Rush said, “People have invested their hopes and their futures in this country being made great again and saved in you. When you’re alone in the White House, do you think about that? Do you ponder what you’ve come to mean to people?”
“Well, I love these people,” Trump replied, before later adding that the improvements his administration has made have led to “a tremendous amount of love in the room [at the rallies], and I am aware of it.”
After a lengthy talk with Rush on many issues, Trump congratulated him again and told him, “Just do it for another 30 years. After that, you can take it easy, okay?”
“I will do that. Just that. I will stay around as long as you do,” Rush replied.
“OK, you have a deal,” the president concluded.
Congratulations on 30 years, Rush!
Listen to that broadcast below and read the transcript on RushLimbaugh.com: