Calling it “the night of a lifetime,” nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh made a rare appearance at a massive campaign rally in his hometown of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and had the honor of introducing President Donald Trump.
Limbaugh wasted little time going after the opposition, telling the crowd at the Show Me Center Monday evening that “Democrats and the media” have labeled Trump and his supporters “divisive.”
“‘Divisive?!?’ The Democrats haven’t even accepted that the lost the election in 2016! That’s what this is all about!” he said.
The rally was in support of Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley, who has the Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill on the ropes in what would be a major upset.
In Missouri, Rush Limbaugh is the big warm-up act at Trump’s finale rally before the midterm elections.
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The talk radio legend spoke about Russian collusion, naming the real perpetrator of collusion.
“Every day, every newspaper, New York Times, Washington Post, anonymous intelligence sources confirming that Trump colluded with Putin. There’s no evidence for it. Zilch, zero, nada! It didn’t happen! It was made up. Hillary Clinton colluded with Russia. Hillary Clinton rigged that election,” Limbaugh said.
The raucous crowd went wild, breaking into the familiar chant, “Lock her up!”
Speaking of the media, Fox News’ Sean Hannity was also at the rally and was called up on stage by the president.
Pointing to the press on hand covering the event, Hannity said, “By the way, all those people in the back are fake news.”
As for the size of the rally, Limbaugh said the political class in Washington is “envious” of the support President Trump has across America.
“These rallies, I have to tell you, they are the envy of official Washington, you realize there isn’t a single elected official in either party who can do what this is tonight,” he said, to the delight of the crowd.
“Other than Donald Trump. There is nobody,” Rush continued, “No one. And they are jealous. They are envious. This isn’t supposed to happen.”
He drew a comparison to the crowds former President Barack Obama is drawing in his return to the campaign trail on behalf of Democrat candidates
“You people are supposed to love them, not Trump! So guess what, they want to get in on it!” Limbaugh said.
“Bill and Hillary Clinton on their national stadium tour — have you seen Obama? He’s been stumping down in Florida where I live. He’s been drawing crowds of a thousand people, two thousand people.”
Rush then displayed his trademark sense of humor… at the expense of former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Joe Biden can’t fill a phone booth because he’s looking for somebody to punch out,” he said. “This is incredible!”
The media jumped on an earlier tweet from Hannity saying he would not be on stage, being there to cover the rally — Fox News also said as much. But his appearance was the result of an impromptu invitation from the president.
In spite of reports, I will be doing a live show from Cape Girardeau and interviewing President Trump before the rally. To be clear, I will not be on stage campaigning with the President. I am covering final rally for my show. Something I have done in every election in the past.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 5, 2018
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