Limbaugh: Trump Is ‘Controlling the Media’
Rush Limbaugh complimented Donald Trump on Wednesday for his ability to control the media ahead of Thursday’s GOP debate.
“I heard people on Fox last night talking about this,” Limbaugh said. ” ‘Who does he think he is? He can’t control the media.’ I got news for you: He is controlling the media, and it’s his objective.”
“‘Screw the rules,’ he’s saying. ‘Why should I willingly give them another shot at me in a circumstance they control, why should I do it? What’s the sense in it for me? I’m leading; I’m running the pack here; why in the world should I put myself in that circumstance? I’ve already seen what’s gonna happen,’ ” Limbaugh said.
“This is what it looks like when some guy stands up to the rules and the game and says, ‘Screw yours; I’m looking out for me first.’ That’s all this is,” he added.
Trump took to Twitter, where he proceeded to praise Limbaugh’s point of view.
Just got to listen to Rush Limbaugh – the guy is fantastic!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2016
The Hill reports:
Trump on Tuesday said he would not participate in Thursday’s debate and instead hold his own event in Iowa to raise money for veterans and Wounded Warriors.
Trump had previously threatened to not attend the debate because he didn’t think moderator Megyn Kelly would treat him fairly. The two have feuded since the first GOP debate in August.
Limbaugh said his comments were not meant to be in support or opposition of any of the candidates.
He also criticized Fox News, saying if he were in that situation, he would just “report the story and move on.”
“Fox News was acting like they had been jilted at the altar,” he said. “Talk about Ted Cruz. Go talk about the other candidates. Go talk about Hillary [Clinton] and the FBI. There’s a lot of news out there. But don’t devote the rest of the night to how a candidate’s not showing up because of you. I mean, the network, not just Megyn Kelly.”
Trump later tweeted that Limbaugh is “fantastic.”
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