Rush Limbaugh's Memo to the Media: Trump Is Not the Dangerous Nut

January 8th, 2018 6:37 AM

On his Friday show, Rush Limbaugh responded to the brouhaha over Michael Wolff’s over-the-top book claiming everyone who works for President Trump knows he’s mentally unfit for office. Limbaugh said the American people ought to compare Trump to Barack Obama and ask which president truly seemed insane in what he was doing in office.

Limbaugh suggested the Washington-New York intelligentsia just cannot grasp someone who doesn’t observe their norms, can’t imagine that Trump is demonstrating any smarts:

RUSH LIMBAUGH: more than at any time in the last three years it is abundantly clear and over-the-top evident that very few people inside Washington, in the establishment, inside the Beltway in American politics have the slightest idea who Donald Trump is. It has never been more obvious that they are incapable, even if they wanted to understand Donald Trump, I don’t think it’s possible. I don’t think the kind of people we are talking about have the ability to understand someone so unlike them.

Now we start talking about, “Well, this president’s is insane. Uh, this president is unfit! Uh, uh, this president is dangerous. He shouldn’t be around buttons that lead to weapons and bombs. Uh, uh, this president, 25th Amendment.” They haven’t the slightest clue who he is. You know, I’ve always had a saying. The guy who thinks he’s smarter than his wife has no idea how truly smart she is….

It’s the same applicable thing here. These people are simply incapable of thinking anybody could possibly be as smart as they are. And if they’re not smart in the way these people think they’re smart, then of course we get what we’re getting today. This is absurd, folks! Michael Wolff’s book: Everybody who knows Donald Trump thinks that he is unfit, 100 percent think Donald Trump is a moron and describe him as a child, 100 percent of the people around Trump say he’s lost his mind?

And this from an author who admits he’s not sure everything in his book is true and who admits that he said whatever he had to say to get his story, which he admits is not all true. I have long held, ladies and gentlemen, we need to redefine “smart” in this country. Because there are a lot of stupid people who do a lot of dangerous and dumb things. And they are considered the smartest people in the world. Example number one is Hillary Clinton. Example number two is Barack Hussein Obama.

Everyone knows how the liberal media seem almost required to exclaim with goosebumps that the Clintons and Obamas are some of the smartest, most compassionate Americans who have ever lived. (See Chris Matthews or Joy Reid.) Limbaugh cited Obama's urgent pandering to Iran to add to his "legacy" of "peacemaking," which sounds more like givingy our enemy everything he needs to destroy you: 

LIMBAUGH: Let me give you a side-by-side, A-B comparison to give you an idea what I mean. One president breaks laws to get billions of dollars flown illegally, pallets of cash into the hands of the people who run the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, Iran, and they export it. And this president does everything he can to get them hundreds of millions of dollars in cash. This same country to whom we gave this cash is committed to creating a nuclear arsenal delivered by ICBMs, all of which are known to be under development, because this president enabled them to move forward on their research.

The other president is working to stop all of this. The other president is working to unwind this insane deal and do what he can to prevent this state sponsor of terrorism from getting nuclear weapons. Now, who’s the smart one and who’s the dumb one? Is what Barack Hussein Obama did smart? No! It’s stupid! It’s dangerous, and it’s idiotic. And the people around Obama should have been petrified when he was doing this. The only problem is they all think alike. They all act alike, and they all believe alike.

They’re so stupid and shortsighted they think the United States of America is the problem. It’s unfair that the United States has such an advantage. It’s only fair that the Iranians get nuclear weapons. Nobody told us we couldn’t have them. Who are we to say they can’t? That’s stupid! But the guy trying to prevent that from happening is now said to be insane and unfit for office.