Rush Limbaugh said on the Tuesday broadcast of his nationally-syndicated radio program that Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cannot be allowed to side with the "hate groups" Antifa and the Southern Poverty Law Center over the president.
Transcript, via Rush Limbaugh:
RUSH LIMBAUGH: But these CEOs are in the business of selling products to everybody. And so when they go public with their million-dollar donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center and then say that they will match their employees’ donations up to a certain amount to this group, you think every employee at Apple or JPMorgan happens to agree with the CEOs? The number of people we’re talking about it simply can’t be. There cannot be universal agreement. I guarantee you the people that don’t agree with the CEOs at these companies probably have to stay pretty much hidden, have to keep their thoughts pretty much to themselves, if they know what’s good for them.
By the same token, does Gary Cohn, who is the top ranking economic adviser the Trump White House, does he really not know what Antifa is? Does he really not know that they are a group that is devoted to violence, that they are a hate group. That they are not devoted to equality and liberty and fairness. They are devoted to exactly the opposite, does he not know it? It’s a legitimate question. I think it’s entirely possible that a left-wing Democrat would not know what the Southern Poverty Law Center is.
The other side of it is that they do know, they know exactly what it is and they support it anyway and they know exactly what Antifa is, and they support it anyway, while lying about who they are. Which is easier to believe here? I must tell you, folks, before you start cackling at me, one of the many things that I have learned over the course of my career is how genuinely ignorant and in some cases stupid people in our media are. And when I say ignorant, I really mean they are closed off. They do not expose themselves to anything other than what they already believe.
You know what they say about us? They say that we do nothing about confirm our biases. That’s why we watch Fox News. We’re not interested in the other — BS. We watch all of their crap! We read every bit of idiocy they say. They do not consult us. Their biases and their prejudices prevent them. I know liberalism better than they do. I know what they’re thinking before they’re thinking. I know what they’re gonna do before they do it because I have taken the time to study them and understand them, what makes them tick, why they think the way they are. They’re the ones closed-minded. They’re the ones who are ignorant. They’re the ones who are not curious. They’re the ones who live in this dream world where we are Satan incarnate.
My question is, is that what we’ve got in the White House? Do we have an economic adviser who really doesn’t know that Antifa is not devoted to equality and fairness and is that why he decides to diss the president and go out and suggest the president is siding with people — let me know put it a better way. He went out and basically implied the president is opposed to citizens standing up for equality and fairness.
And then Tillerson (paraphrasing), “Well, you know, we in the administration here at the State Department, the U.S. government, we advance those values, we defend those values, commitment those values.”
“What about the president?”
“Well, you know, the president speaks for himself, Chris.”
Oh, really? Cannot include the president here. Gary Cohn is Trump’s National Economic Council director. He said what he said in an interview with The Financial Times, and he was openly critical of Trump’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville. He said citizens standing up for equality and freedom can never be equated with white supremacist, neo-Nazis, and the KKK. But Trump didn’t. Trump did not equate the two sets of people. He said that more than one side was responsible for the blame for the violence. Which is true!
He didn’t fall for the usual tack of blaming only one side, which is what the media demanded and apparently what Gary Cohn did. Gary Cohn (paraphrasing), “Yeah, the right-wingers, they’re the problem, supremacists, the neo-Nazis, the KKK.” And there’s no equivocation between them and citizens standing up for equality and freedom. Don’t forget, we had this New York Times reporter who was out there at Charlottesville when this happened who was witnessing the violence on the left and wrote about it and then had her tweets canceled or deleted by the New York Times because it was so against protocol.
What was her name? Mental block. It’ll come. Prominent reporter at the Times who was there and tweeting when it happened. So my question, does Cohn really not know? Do the CEOs of Apple and JPMorgan really not know about the Southern Poverty Law Center. Or do they know and simply hate right-wingers so much that they will support the Southern Poverty Law Center because they’re nothing more than dyed-in-the-wool leftist activists themselves? What do you think?
I think these leftists are some of the most fooled, misguided, misdirected people, and they fall for anything that they’re told is compassionate or sustainable or devoted to equality. And in the areas that they would read or the TV networks they would watch, you will not ever find one critical word of the Southern Poverty Law Center. In fact, you’ll find nothing but devotion. And the people at that stupid — what about that name anyway? Southern Poverty Law Center. These people hate the South. They are not in poverty, and they don’t do anything about poverty, and the law is something that gets in their way. Their name is a distraction.