Rush Limbaugh Explodes on Fox's Brett Baier
Mediaite's Ken Meyer reports:
Limbaugh started off by gleefully slamming media coverage of Robert Mueller‘s report as a “distraction” from its bottom-line conclusion that Trump didn’t collude with Russia. (According to the attorney general’s summary, Mueller did not find sufficient evidence of a conspiracy between Trump and Russia.) He ended up tearing into Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), former FBI director James Comey, and many other Trump opponents, raving that “this whole thing is a manufactured coup” against the president.
“They are lying to the American people because they can’t give it up,” Limbaugh exclaimed, as Baier sat awaiting his chance to squeeze in more questions. “It is outrageous and some of these people need to be held accountable. I hope the president calls a special counsel to look into this, because the American people deserve to know how they’ve been manipulated, how they have been used.”
Limbaugh continued onward about how “there has never been any evidence of collusion,” that the whole investigation was a “hoax,” and that it was “probably the biggest political scandal certainly of our lifetime, maybe even longer.”
In the second half of the interview, Baier asked Limbaugh why Trump is renewing his endeavors on health care now when his administration has stumbled on the issue multiple times before. Limbaugh chose not to directly answer the question, instead veering into a tangent about how America will be overwhelmed by foreigners if Trump doesn’t implement his immigration agenda.
Eventually, Limbaugh (sort of) answered the question, implying it'd be more judicious for the president to expend his political capital elsewhere.