Limbaugh: ‘Nobody’ Helping Trump, But ‘Obama Had All Kinds of Support’

By Susan Jones | February 20, 2017 | 6:23am EST
President Donald Trump waits to speak at his “Make America Great Again Rally” at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

( – “Donald Trump has nobody helping him other than the people who voted for him,” Rush Limbaugh said on Sunday in a rare appearance on the morning newsmaker shows.

“Obama had the media, Obama had the judiciary, Obama had all kinds of support. In an Obama press conference, the difficult question – ‘What enchants you?’ I mean, Obama was never challenged seriously by the media,” Limbaugh told “Fox News Sunday.”

“Trump doesn't have any of that. He's got to keep his supporters on board. He's got to keep them revved up. So, the rally (on Saturday in Melbourne, Fla.) was great.”

Limbaugh said he really hoped Trump would do a rally, to focus on his domestic agenda. And he had more advice for the president:

But the thing that will really make all of this Russia stuff and all this deep-state stuff not to take hold is getting to work, implementing the repeal of Obamacare. Getting to work and really doing tax reform, and getting to work and really shore up our borders, because that is the primary area where people who voted for Trump felt that we were on the way to losing the country.

We've even lost the definition of immigration. Immigration today, if you listen to the left, equals anybody who wants to come into the country should be allowed. That's not what immigration is. That's illegal immigration. And we ought to all oppose it.

We are all in favor of immigration that determines who gets in, the quantity of people who get in, whether they assimilate or not – nobody’s opposed to that.

But immigration has been defined now as people flooding the country who are noncitizens. And that's called immigration, according to the culture of the left. And we're -- we're just ruining our opportunity to stay together as a people with common culture--”

Host Chris Wallace told Limbaugh that by this time in Barack Obama’s presidency, Democrats had already passed the stimulus bill: “President Trump is pretty slow… on repealing Obamacare; pretty slow on tax reform. And there's a lot of disarray inside the Republican Party on Capitol Hill,” Wallace said.

“Well, now, here I have to tiptoe,” Limbaugh replied. “We are not talking Republicans and Democrats opposing Trump. We're talking about establishment versus Trump. Trump considered to be an outsider.

“The establishment doesn't want any part of Trump. They don't want him to succeed. And I would throw some Republicans in that as well. It's just the way Washington works. And this is why I think moving forward on this agenda is crucial.”

Later in the interview, Limbaugh noted, “The media did not make Donald Trump, and they can't destroy him. But the media thinks, and I -- when I say media, let me define -- ABC, CBS, NBC, "New York Times," "Washington Post," "USA Today", "L.A. Times", the cadre.

“They have a formula. They have a blueprint for destroying Republican political officials they don't like. It's not going to work on Trump. He doesn't fit that mold. They are trying to every day. It's kind of comical to watch.”

Limbaugh said Trump’s comment on Saturday about the media being the “enemy of the American people” – a remark that had the liberal media outlets in an uproar – does not go too far among Trump’s voters.

“I think that there's something to it,” Limbaugh said. “Enemy of the people, enemy of the state, they are enemies of Trump. And Trump won the election.

“Trump won -- on substance, Trumpet did more interviews. He explained his agenda more than any political presidential candidate ever has in my memory. And he has tried to stick to it as people perceive it.

“And this effort to stop him … it clearly is anti-Trump. And Trump has a connection with his voters that most politicians don't have. I understand perhaps better than anybody in media. And that connection that he has is not anything that anybody else can break. Only he can break it.”

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