Tuesday, 4 February 2020

‘Great Guy’, ‘National Treasure’: President Trump and Vice President Pence Issue Statements in Support of Rush Limbaugh After Cancer Announcement

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence issued statements on Twitter Monday in response to the announcement by talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Limbaugh, 69, told his radio audience about his condition at the close of Monday’s nationally syndicated radio show.
President Trump and Rush Limbaugh embrace at a Trump rally held in Limbaugh’s hometown, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, November 5, 2018.
Trump, “Many people do not know what a great guy & fantastic political talent the great Rush Limbaugh is. There is nobody like him. Looking for a speedy recovery for our friend!”
Pence, “Rush Limbaugh is a National Treasure who has made a difference on the airwaves of America for 30 years. Rush, Karen and I will be joining millions across this Country in praying for your swift recovery. God Bless You!”
C-SPAN video from 2001 of then Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) talking about Limbaugh on the House floor.
Limbaugh’s speech introducing President Trump at the 2018 Cape Girardeau rally with an appearance by Lee Greenwood singing, God Bless the U.S.A.
Last April Trump and Limbaugh played golf with LPGA pro Lexi Thompson.
Trump and Limbaugh were seen having lunch together in December.


The Trump campaign also posted in support of Limbaugh Monday night, “From everyone at Team Trump, we wish Rush Limbaugh a speedy recovery! He is a true innovator, a strong conservative leader & a great American. And he is most definitely a fighter! Please keep him and his family in your prayers. #PrayForRush”

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