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Trump Called in to Fox News to Honor Rush Limbaugh and Ended Up Spreading More Election Lies

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News broke on Wednesday that far-right radio host Rush Limbaugh had died at 70 after complications from lung cancer, ending a decades-long career defined by hatred and hysteria.

An icon of talk radio, Limbaugh's bigoted screeds helped lay the groundwork for the current Republican party. His career highlights include a regular "AIDS Update" segment from the 1980s, in which Limbaugh gleefully read the names of dead AIDS patients as jovial sound effects played.

Limbaugh compared then-12 year old First Daughter Chelsea Clinton to a dog in the 90s and went on to popularize the term "feminazi," claiming that feminism was "established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of pop culture."

So, naturally, former President Donald Trump awarded Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a surprise announcement during his 2020 State of the Union, where Limbaugh was a guest.

The former President called into Fox News on Wednesday to commemorate Limbaugh, only to once again start spouting lies that he was the real winner of the 2020 election.

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Just over a month after Trump's election lies—which Limbaugh amplified—prompted a mob of pro-Trump extremists to storm the U.S. Capitol in a deadly attempt to upend the congressional certification, Trump yet again showed no remorse and continued to claim he won the election.

The former President said:

"Well Rush thought we won and so do I, by the way, I think we won substantially. Rush thought we won and he thought it was over at 10 o'clock, 10:30 it was over. And a lot of other people feel that way too but Rush felt that way strongly, and many people do, many professionals do."

Trump once again claimed that widespread riots would have occurred "if this had happened to a Democrat," apparently not realizing that the first breach of the United States Capitol in over 200 years was committed by his supporters.

People were exasperated by Trump's absurdity.






Trump wasn't the only one to reflect on Limbaugh's legacy.



Limbaugh was 70 years old.