The news quickly came out today that legendary radio host and conservative icon, Rush Limbaugh, died from complications of lung cancer.
It was almost a year ago when Rush announced he had stage 4 lung cancer. And, despite the overwhelming odds, he battled on. He continued his popular radio show, fighting the good fight of conservativism.
Around the time of his announcement, President Trump awarded Rush with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Now, with news of his death, President Trump shared his thoughts during his first post-White House interview.
Former President Donald Trump made his first TV appearance since leaving office, Wednesday, to pay tribute to conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh — who died earlier in the day after a battle with lung cancer…
“Rush is irreplaceable,” Trump said. “Unique. He had an audience that was massive.”
Trump went on to praise Limbaugh’s ability to power through a lengthy broadcast by speaking extemporaneously.
After news came out that Rush Limbaugh passed away, Donald Trump called in to share his thoughts on Fox News.
Trump praised Rush as “irreplaceable,” who had a “massive” audience. The former president went on to talk about Limbaugh’s amazing ability to talk for hours, often two or more. Unlike other hosts, Rush didn’t need to rely on call-ins to keep his audience captivated.
Since Rush announced his illness, supporters and well-wishers flooded his show with kind words of appreciation. Even while undergoing treatment, Rush continued his show with only a few interruptions.
Early in 2021, however, Rush missed shows weeks at a time. Previously, his long-running producer asked his audience to pray for Rush, as it appeared his condition was worsening.
With Rush gone, the media community has lost a mega-giant. Limbaugh was more than just a “conservative talk show host.” His views and convictions challenged many on the right and left.
His show sparked conversation and debate among Americans of all stripes. Rush’s leadership provided a template for many up-and-coming conservative speakers and leaders, not to mention news outlets and podcasts.
He will be greatly missed by countless fans—and critics.
- Rush Limbaugh passed away Wednesday morning due to complications from lung cancer.
- Donald Trump made his first post-White House interview to honor the man.
- Trump called Rush “irreplaceable” who enjoyed a “massive” audience.