Rush shows us exactly why Donald Trump is leading in the polls.
by Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax
Donald Trump is defying “conventional belief” by doubling down and refusing to apologize to Sen. John McCain for comments made over the weekend that at first questioned the senator’s reputation as a war hero before saying that he is one, talk show host Rush Limbaugh said Monday.
“The American people haven’t seen something like this in a long time,” Limbaugh said onhis radio program. “They have not seen an embattled public figure stand up, double down, and tell everyone to go to hell.”
Limbaugh insisted that he is not a Trump apologist, but said the media and politicians are following a typical trail they use when they want to get rid of a public figure, and the talk show host said a similar pattern is often followed on his own controversial statements.
“Under conventional belief, a public figure makes a politically incorrect statement that offends somebody,” said Limbaugh. “The Washington establishment and media react in outrage, and the media replays the offensive comment over and over and over.”
Eventually, the establishment “gets together with the media” and all demand the public figure apologize, beg forgiveness, and withdraw from public life and “stay in chagrined irrelevance,” said Limbaugh.
“This charade plays whenever this circumstance happens,” said Limbaugh, and there is one fatal mistake made, when it is assumed that “the collective outrage of the Washington establishment and the media is reflective of the American people.”
He noted that journalist Sharyl Attkisson wrote a “great analysis” of the Saturday incident.
“It is a fact that Trump did not say what he is being reputed to say,” said Limbaugh, that “McCain’s not a hero, and so forth. Four different times, he said McCain is a war hero.”
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