President Donald Trump railed against Democrats and their impeachment efforts, discussed the death of Iranian General Qassim Soleimani and even talked about dinner with Mark Zuckerberg during a chat with Rush Limbaugh.
The president took some time on Monday to speak with the conservative radio host about a variety of issues, and joked about the “semi-breaking news” that he had dinner with Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO.
“I had dinner with Mark Zuckerberg the other day, and he said, ‘I’d like to congratulate you,’ in front of a large group of people,” Trump said on “The Rush Limbaugh Show” Monday after a discussion about his millions of social media followers.
“But he said, ‘I’d like to congratulate you, you’re number one on Facebook,’ and, you know, it’s incredible,” he continued.
“Wait a minute! Wait a minute. You had dinner with Zuckerberg?” Limbaugh asked as the president confirmed.
“Oh-ho! Wait ’til the world finds out about that!” he exclaimed.
“Oh, I know,” Trump replied as the radio host quipped, “I guess they just did.”
“You have semi-breaking news. I guess a couple of people might have reported it but they’re not like you,” Trump said, noting the TSL Power 50 listed Limbaugh’s show as the “most influential and listened to streaming talk show[s] in the country,” adding “now we’ve just made your interview!”
Before more congratulations on his success and Limbaugh’s praise of Trump, as well as the president’s emphasis on his love for the American people and his supporters, the two discussed a variety of topics, beginning with the drone strike that targeted the Iranian general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the commander of its Quds Force who was reportedly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans.
“He was their real military leader,” Trump said, noting that action should have been taken “for the last 15 to 20 years.”
“He’s a terrorist. He was designated a terrorist by President Obama. And then Obama did nothing about it, except give them $150 billion and, even more incredibly, $1.8 billion in cash,” he said. “He never wanted to do anything about it. President Bush should have taken him out.”
“He is responsible for the IEDs, those are the roadside bombs and bombs that blow up all over the place, and the sister which is the big one, the big version which knocks out tanks and kills everybody within earshot,” Trump continued.
“He gave so much of that technology … we had a shot at him and we took him out and we’re a lot safer now,” the president said.
“We’ll see what happens, we’ll see what the response is,” he said, adding, “our country is a lot safer, Rush.”
Limbaugh noted that “I don’t think that they are accustomed to a president like you, sir,” as Trump continued.
“I don’t think they had a purpose; I don’t think they knew what was happening. Why did he give them $150 billion? Much of it going back into terror, and you look at what’s happening. When I first came into office, I went to the Pentagon, and they showed me 18 sites of confliction, meaning conflict over there, and every one of them was started by Iran,” Trump said.
He added that all the appeasement by former administrations ended with Iran treating the United States “worse than ever before.”
“They got worse. They actually got more hostile,” he said. “They took the $150 billion and they took the $1.8 billion in cash, and they got worse.”
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