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Ladies and gentlemen we have lost a national treasure today.
My prayers go out to Rush, and to his family….he will truly be missed.
As many prominent people in the country pay their homage to a true legend, The 45th President of The United States did not fail to pay his respects.
President Trump awarded Rush the highest civilian honor last year.
Here is the latest on this story:
Fox News reported:
Former President Donald Trump joined Fox News Wednesday to remember conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who died at age 70 following a lung cancer battle.
"There aren’t too many legends around, but he is a legend," Trump told Harris Faulkner and Bill Hemmer.
"He had tremendous insight. He got it, he really got it," he added later.
Trump awarded Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 2020 during the State of the Union Address. Trump said Limbaugh called the experience "the greatest honor of his life."
"Rush was very sick at the time. He was at a hospital in Boston … It was a very difficult thing for him to come into Washington from where he was, and he did it," Trump said.
The Daily Wire also reported:
Before his rise to fame in his late 30s, Limbaugh struggled profoundly. After his unpleasant grade school experience, he dropped out of college at 20, much to the chagrin of his father, a World War II combat pilot who loomed large in his son’s life. Radio gigs fell through repeatedly. When he returned home to live with his parents after a stint in Pittsburgh fizzled, he grew depressed and frustrated.
“I always had a sense I would succeed but nothing was coming through,” he told biographer Zev Chafets. “I can remember taking a baseball bat out to the backyard and just beating a tree, over and over.”
Limbaugh fought through his failures. After finally achieving some success in Sacramento, he drew the attention of ABC News president Edward McLaughlin. The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine in 1987 coincided perfectly with the rollout of his nationally syndicated show on WABC in New York on Aug. 1, 1988. Limbaugh was 37 years old.