Rush Limbaugh on the media coverage of his meal with President Donald Trump and introducing him at a Turning Point USA student summit.
RUSH LIMBAUGH: Now we get to some media reaction. This is local Boston News, WHGH-TV 7 News today in New England this morning.
MADELINE HUNT: The president may be impeached, but that’s not stopping him from enjoying Christmas at Mar-a-Lago. President Trump spotted with his sons and conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
RUSH: And that’s that Twitter photo out there, that Politico photo that was tweeted. It was not at Mar-a-Lago. Maybe I shouldn’t be saying, but the White House hasn’t announced it, so I’m not really permitted to say anything about what it was. And, man, would I love to. I would love to. But they announce, and if they don’t, you don’t. What’s next? This is CNN also this morning. Fill-In Host Ryan Nobles, Washington Post correspondent Karoun Demirjian talking about Trump and this photo, I guess.
NOBLES: President Trump already in Mar-a-Lago, mixing it up with his allies on vacation there, already seen meeting with conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh. We know Rudy Giuliani’s down there. I mean, how will this impact, all these folks surrounding President Trump, his mentality going into that Senate trial?
DEMIRJIAN: Well, this is what some people feared, right, which is that when he’s at Mar-a-Lago, the access to him is pretty much, much more wide open than when he’s at the White House and all of his aides and advisors are around to control that.
RUSH: See, there you have it. Oh, they’re scared to death. Oh, yeah, they can’t believe it. This is what some people feared, right, she said. There’s nobody afraid of anything, folks. This is what people feared, which is that when he’s at Mar-a-Lago, the access is, you know, pretty much more wide open than when he — in other words, the staff, the saboteurs, the leakers, they’re not around to protect him. They’re not around to make sure he doesn’t listen to people like Limbaugh.
Well, I’ll just say this. Their fears are completely, totally unfounded, in terms of who was in attendance. I’m surprised they haven’t figured it out. But again, I can’t tell you unless they announce it. We have just three more. No, four more. We got Michael Moore and even that idiot, what’s his name, De Niro weighing in. Here is CNN International, and I guess this is also from this morning.
MICHAEL HOLMES: Mr. Trump was spotted at his Florida resort with conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh. The president is expected to spend the holidays there, but he will also be, of course, focusing attention on his impeachment, and he does continue to tweet.
RUSH: Wow. What big news. He continues to tweet while he is focusing attention on his impeachment. Also, CNN International, this is yesterday, a program called Connect the World. The Fill-In Host is Lynda Kinkade. And she was simply appalled at this.
KINKADE: We heard from his, the host of this forum, conservative Rush Limberg (sic) telling the crowd that climate change was a hoax.
RUSH: There you go. Rush Limberg telling the crowd — (laughing) — gosh, I love this. Eight minutes. Eight minutes. And the Drive-By Media goes nuts. Here’s NPR yesterday, Amy Held reporting about this mysterious meeting.
HELD: Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh introduced President Trump at the Turning Point USA summit urging the crowd to attack Trump’s critics.
RUSH: Oh, you notice the disdain, “Urging the crowd to attack Trump’s critics.” What are we supposed to do? You know, this is the thing. Somehow attacking the critics, that’s controversial? That’s something to be concerned about? What, you critics are supposed to be able to have free rein, you’re supposed to have an unopposed highway, say whatever you want, nobody’s supposed to fire back? “Urging the crowd to attack Trump’s critics.”